ADD/ADHD, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY & GRIEF, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Patrick is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. A Northern Virginia native, Patrick has broad experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and families suffering from the effects of addictions, co-occurring disorders (mental illness and substance abuse), anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. He has worked within the Australian healthcare system and learned about alternative therapies for both medical illnesses and behavioral disorders. Patrick is a strong proponent of the connection between physical and mental health. The complimentary relationship between the two can be seen in all aspects of life and he works diligently to combine an individual’s strengths in both areas to address presenting problems and any underlying issues that may be affecting an individual’s or family’s life.
Patrick has approximately seven years of experience in providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with mental illnesses and addictions. His career began working at a psychiatric inpatient facility where he specialized in process groups with the severely mentally ill. Patrick then moved on to work in day treatment and residential facilities providing services ranging from individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and recreational therapy with adolescents and adults with mood disorders, ADHD/ADD, PTSD, and anxiety disorders.
Patrick most recently worked as a mental health/substance abuse counselor in an outpatient program for adolescents with co-occurring disorders and has a deep understanding of the impact mental illness and substance use have on the family and contributing factors to the development and maintenance of behavioral and cognitive disorders. Patrick has a firm grasp on issues that affect today’s adolescents and adults, and works with the person as a whole. He is also a cancer survivor and is in the process of developing support groups and therapy from individuals and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Patrick speaks at local universities and schools discussing the emotional and behavioral impact of cancer on young adults. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University, a M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and is a graduate of Gonzaga College High School. He is also a cancer survivor.