Patti Kousoulis

(MA/MBA, LPC, LCADC)

About Me

Welcome!

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with MA and EdS degrees in Counseling as well as an MBA. I am also certified as a NJ School Counselor and a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC). I have worked as a counselor, therapist, supervisor, and director for non-profit mental health agencies and I am also an EMT so I have a foundational medical background and familiarity with stressful situations. After graduating with a master's degree in counseling, I chose to pursue an MBA degree to gain professional business knowledge.

I have extensive experience working with individuals with mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health concerns. I also have experience working with families/couples for marriage and family therapy and relationship counseling and in addition, I have also worked with business professionals experiencing work-related stress and concerns.

I attended Catholic School my entire life and have actively participated with the church in faith ministry. I am very familiar with a variety of religions and feel comfortable integrating faith into the counseling setting and experience.

I have worked with teenagers, adults, couples, and families and strive to provide support and guidance to the individuals that I am assisting. I strive to help individuals feel empowered to make choices and decisions that they may be struggling with. Making the decision to contact a therapist can be difficult for some and my goal is to make the process as welcoming as possible. I present myself in a relaxed and informal manner that is collaborative in nature. You likely will find that therapy sessions with me most resemble a warm conversation in a soothing setting.

I look forward to helping you develop and achieve your goals and find the peace that you may be seeking!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LPC #37PC00647600 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Patti for 1 year and 9 months

Patti has helped me considerably on a previous problem and found her responsible and easy to speak to. Hopefully she can help me work through another issue.

Written by J.A. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Patti for 4 months

Patti is amazing, it's as if she really gets me, what I am saying even when it doesn't make sense to me. She offers great advise and always has a way to bring me back on track. I'm glad that we were put together.

Written by J.A. on May 31, 2019 after counseling with Patti for 2 weeks

Patti has been thoughtful, concerned, and sensitive to my situation, and I appreciate her attention to my communications and situation.