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About Me

My name is Patrick and I've been in the mental health field for more than a decade. I knew I wanted to be a counselor fairly early in my life as folks I knew would rely on me to provide a listening ear due to my quiet, attentive, and gentle nature. As I attended the undergraduate psychology program through the University of Oregon, I further developed my skills as a mental health practitioner by providing crisis intervention services through the University of Oregon's phone-based crisis line. Also at this time, I developed a passion for neuroscience and the interplay between the physical structures of the brain and the mental structures of the mind, which guides a part of my practice today.

I graduated with a Masters of Education from the University of Oregon's Couples and Family Therapy program in June of 2012. I started my career as a Child and Family Therapist for The Child Center in their Intensive Community Treatment Services program. I then joined the rural community mental health organization South Lane Mental Health in Cottage Grove, Oregon where I worked for many years. I was able to provide services to a low-income children, families, and adults both in the office, at their homes, and in the community. I served a large variety of folks with a myriad of presenting concerns. I also joined the Emergency Department Team and provided on-call 24/7 coverage of the Cottage Grove Emergency Room with a small group of other counselors.

At South Lane Mental Health, I assumed the role of Outpatient Manager and Clinical Supervisor, overseeing roughly 10-15 adult-focused clinicians. I also took over management of the Emergency Department Team. I was promoted to Director of Clinical Services and then moved to Director of Operations, all while still seeing clients and providing clinical supervision for the staff of South Lane Mental Health. I chose to leave for two large reasons, to focus on my family and return to my passion in life, providing counseling full time.

In my off hours, I enjoy spending time with my 1 year old and my wife, going for bike rides, reading, and playing Dungeons and Dragons as well as other nerdy pursuits.

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Spirituality

  • Gender Identity Support

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 

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