Pat believes that healing occurs through supportive and nurturing relationships. Since 2001, she has counseled children, families, and adolescents in crisis. Services have been provided in school, home, community settings, residential treatment facilities, and group homes. Her therapeutic specialties include: parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, women issues including pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and grief. She has clinical expertise in anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Pat successfully helps people through life transitions such as adolescence, parenting, divorce, grief and loss. She joins with clients on their personal journey to healing. Her approach incorporates mindfulness, creative expression, and play in order to discover strength, increase hope, and conquer challenges.
She serves on the Board of Directors for Maternal Mental Health Coalition of Ventura County, and is certified in treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. She is also a foster/adopt advocate. Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Texas Tech University, and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University.