Patrick O'Leary

(LMFT)

About Me

About Me!
Greetings and Welcome!
My name is Patrick O'Leary, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the golden state of California. I have been in the counseling field for 35 years and in active practice for 33 years seeing clients.
I graduated from Trinity College of Graduate Studies in 1986 in southern California, and have had the honor of working for two Christian Counseling Centers in private practice, one was Turning Point Counseling Clinic with Dr. Kevin Downing, and Dr. Peter Robbins the founders and owners who pioneered thirty counseling clinics on church sites across the Inland Empire of which I had nine golden years of enriched therapy engagement with hundreds of clients for pre-marital, marital counseling, couples counseling, family therapy, and group therapy. The other clinic was Alpha Counseling in which I worked out of a private office, but it was faith based, but did not discriminate at any level to see anyone who walked through the doors and wanted to be seen. Across the spectrum of my career as a licensed psychotherapist I have worked inpatient psychiatric facilities some with a Christian Therapy inpatient Unit, private practice in which I saw faith based clients and individuals without a faith base, in that as a licensed therapist we cannot discriminate, not would I choose to as we are all made in the image and likeness of Almighty God. Included in my career across 35 years I have worked with thousands of clients from 3 years of age to end of life, even couples in their late 80s. During the years of 2010 to 2015 I was a professor at the University of Simpson Christian College for upcoming students/interns studying to become licensed therapists in the state of California. My experience is inclusive of a wide range of issues and concerns with depression, anxiety, psychosis, chronic mental health conditions as well as addictions, grounding and coping skills, I practice a client centered and cognitive behavioral approach, yet not limited to these two specific treatment modalities. It is very important to provide a comfortable, safe, and trusting environment for all individuals seeking inner healing and life change/balance. I will pray with anyone who asks and would appreciate that as part of a session and overall therapy journey. Finally, the integration of theology and psychology is the essence of spirituality, common sense, practical decision making, and part of treating the whole person. We are all made in the image and likeness of God, as God has stated in the Word, love the Lord your God with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength, and your neighbor as yourself. Lets work toward wholeness, and focus navigate towards the kind of life you would like to establish with you being in charge of your own recovery.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #27408 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.I. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Patrick for 2 months

Patrick has been open and honest with me. In this season of life I can run away with my thoughts. But Patrick has taken the time to hear me .