Patti has developed a model for counseling couples and individuals on the basis of the greatest commandment :: love God first, with all your heart, soul and mind, then love yourself, and love others as you have learned to love yourself.
These pages provide information about Patti and counseling options available, encouragement about living life with purpose, and ongoing dialog about relationship solutions and successes.
Results to expect from Patti’s counseling: YOU will
- grow in self-awareness and appreciation of your own distinctiveness,
- learn new skills for relating in personal and business relationships,
- understand the gift of knowing others, and of being known, which is authentic, relational intimacy
- develop a life plan, with the goals to achieve that plan.
On the same day my firstborn, Jessica, graduated from University of Texas, I participated in my own ceremony for having graduated from Houston Baptist University with a Masters Degree in Christian Counseling. After passing the National Counselor Exam and becoming certified by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, I completed a three year internship at Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. I am now in private counseling practice for couples, female individuals and small groups. My passion is marriage enrichment and identity formation, which I believe are ongoing life processes.
While completing my internship, I facilitated recovery groups for couples who had experienced betrayal as result of infidelity or addiction. These couples were willing to do ‘whatever it takes’ to heal themselves and restore their marriages. Together we walked through re-learning the basics required for a healthy and emotionally intimate relationship.
Revisiting the basics with these couples served as the catalyst for development of the marriage enrichment offered through my practice. All offerings are available to couples in an individual, small group, or large group seminar setting, and is a ‘fit’ to everyone, whether the couple is in crisis mode or simply in need of refreshment.
Recognitions for Specialized Training
Marriage Intensive Leadership Training, The Satisfied Marriage Program, Engaged: The Eight Fundamentals to A Lasting Love Program by Michael and Amy Smalley, 2009
Prepare/Enrich Counselor Certification, Life Innovations, Inc. for engaged and married couple assessments, 2007
Rebuilders Divorce Recovery Facilitator, 2007
Sexual Addictions from the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors, 2009
Christian Coaching Alliance, the American Association of Christian Counselors
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors as a Licensed Professional Counselor, M.A. License Number 64132