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!
- Relationship issues
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
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 , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Infidelity , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
LPC #37PC00647600 (Expires: 2020-11-01)
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.
Patti has been thoughtful, concerned, and sensitive to my situation, and I appreciate her attention to my communications and situation.