Patricia has been a therapist for 17 years and is licensed in the states of Tennessee and Virginia. She has a master's degree in counseling from the University of North Carolina @ Greensboro and extensive training & certification in EMDR therapy.
EXPERIENCE and EXPERTISE
Patricia enjoys the variety of working with individuals, couples, and groups. She is most experienced at working with depression, abuse & trauma, self-esteem issues and relationship problems. At times, she offers specialized group therapy in depression, grief & loss, sexual abuse survivors, addictions, and stress management. Her specialized training in EMDR therapy (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing) is an added benefit for you. EMDR therapy is the most widely researched & proven effective treatment for any type of trauma. Patricia has worked with hundreds of trauma patients over the past 17 years dealing with combat trauma, physical & sexual abuse, phobias, complicated grief, rape, prosthetic limb pain, self-confidence problems, and stress management. She would be happy to explore with you whether EMDR can improve the quality of your life.
If you are struggling with spiritual issues such as doubt, unforgiveness, or spiritual emptiness, and wish to pursue working on these issues, she is also trained in these areas. You, the client, determine which issues you want to work on in therapy, and how much--if any--spirituality you want to include.
Patricia Starbird ReachesJohnson City TNAbingdon VABristol TNKingsport TNBristol VA