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We offer individual psychotherapy and counseling services to our clients. We believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. Dr. Patton's clients often provide feedback that her nonjudgmental and direct approach to psychotherapy, has allowed them to gain a new understanding, and also acceptance of themselves which has finally allowed healing to begin.
Although a clinical diagnosis can help provide a framework for an individual's symptomatology and treatment approach, every person is unique and as such we will tailor your treatment and support services based on your specific needs and goals.
Dr. Patton's clinical perspective is mainly psychodynamic in nature. Her clinical approach to client's concerns is integrative and evidenced-based, often utilizing narrative, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and attachment-family systems techniques.
Many individuals can struggle to heal and cope after experiencing painful circumstances or traumatic events in their lives. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events.
Trauma can negatively impact a person's quality of life, their relationships, their physical well-being, and their ability to function day to day. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disorder of the brain and behavior that often begins in childhood. OCD causes severe anxiety in those affected. OCD typically involves both obsessions and compulsions which consume a lot of time & get in the way of important activities, such as school, work, friendships, and self-care.
Obsessions are intrusive and unwanted thoughts, images, or urges that occur repeatedly, and feel outside of the individual's control.
Compulsions (rituals) are behaviors the individual feels like they “must do” with the intention of getting rid of the upsetting feelings caused by the obsessions or to prevent bad things from happening.
Dr. Patton treats not only OCD, but also has education and experience working with individuals who suffer from Excoriation (skin picking) disorder, PANS/PANDAS, Treatment-resistant OCD, and "Pure O" OCD.
Bipolar Disorder is characterized by an ongoing pattern of alternating highs (mania) and lows (depression).
Signs & symptoms can include:
Bipolar Disorder presents individuals with ongoing challenges and struggles which can be difficult to treat and manage without proper care. In our practice we work diligently to provide the most effective and evidence-based treatment approaches for our clients who are struggling with Bipolar Disorder.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, freedom, and joy that you once had in your life.
Dr. Patton has extensive training and experience working with women who are currently experiencing abuse or who have had past experiences with intimate partner abuse.
Intimate partner abuse can include a range of behaviors including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. While all forms of abuse are about power and control, coercive control is a strategic form of ongoing oppression that invades all areas of a woman’s life.
Coercive control is defined as ongoing psychological abuse, rather than isolated or unconnected incidents, with the purpose of removing a victim's freedom.
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Utilizing a combination of psychodynamic and narrative therapy approaches, Dr. Patton works with clients to trace back their past experiences to determine the origins of present day concerns and manifestations. By looking deeper into the foundation of the psyche clients can begin to find meaning behind their current beliefs, emotions, and behaviors.
By gaining a deeper understanding of how the family of origin shapes who we are, and by analyzing the lasting impact it may have on our lives, one can begin to put the puzzle pieces together and tackle the combination of events and characteristics which has led to dysfunctional thinking and behaviors.