Patricia is passionate about creating a therapeutic environment that encourages trust, self-expression, processing of feelings, and an opportunity to explore strategies to promote recovery. Patricia utilizes a variety of therapy modalities to address the needs of individuals, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Brief Solution Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapy. Concepts from the therapy model “Community Reinforcement and Family Training” (CRAFT), are utilized to support family members of substance abusers.
Patricia has a Masters of Social Work degree (MSW) from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and with the Ontario Association of Social Workers. In 2013, Patricia received her certification in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) from the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (HAP) in Connecticut, USA.
Patricia is guided by her extensive previous work in substance abuse and trauma-informed treatments in residential and community-based settings. In addition to providing individual therapy, Patricia is well-experienced in facilitating group therapy. She is a skilled clinician who finds true reward in helping others.