Patricia Searels


About me

My name is Patricia Searels and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have worked in a variety of settings such as universities, private practice, and Christian non profit centers for over 20 years. I have worked closely with college students, athletes and young professionals, as well as adults of all ages suffering from adjustment disorders ( moving, new parents, job changes, divorce) depression, anxiety, trauma, and those who are experiencing loss or relationship issues.

My counseling style is is to create a genuine relationship that is caring, direct, and cooperative. I believe that when people are treated with respect and in a safe, healthy and honest relationship, growth can occur. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and motivational interviewing counseling. The therapeutic process looks different for each individual, and my belief is in finding a unique, individualized and wholistic approach for each client. I always meet the client where they are spiritually and emotionally and their personal goals will drive our work together.

My hours are pretty flexible and I prefer to have some voice or face to face time in addition to text. I believe in providing the tools you need to live a happier more fulfilling life. By reaching out for support and help you have already taken the first step towards improving your life and achieving your goals.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 28

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


NC LCMHC 14995



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Patricia Searels. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 3 years and 5 months

Great therapist, i have in therapy for 5 years with Patricia and I’ve grown so much emotionally and see the fruits of this journey.

Written on Mar 10, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months

She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to everyone! In just a few sessions she helped me make some amazing breakthroughs. She is caring and compassionate yet astute and insightful.

Written on Sep 27, 2019 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks

Patricia offers a perfect balance of hearing and understanding your personhood, issues, and feelings while also being challenging and encouraging. I just started working with her but can already see changes in my thinking and attitude about daily life. I look forward to continuing the journey with her and would highly recommend her!

Work with me!