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Patricia has 25 years of experience as a therapist specializing in individual, couples and family relationships as well as in sexual abuse and childhood trauma.  She was twice recognized as one of the top psychotherapists in Milwaukee by Milwaukee Magazine.

Patricia's individualized approach to working with clients is founded on her own time-tested practices coupled with proven theories and techniques. She has in-depth training and experience in sexual abuse treatment. An Advanced EMDR practitioner, she utilizes this resource when working with trauma survivors.

Earlier in her career, Patricia studied with family therapist pioneer Carl Whitaker for 10 years as a member of his clinical supervision group. His innovative style in working with families is evident in Patricia's work with families today.

Patricia assists clients with relationship issues such as communication, sexual intimacy, and conflict resolution. Individual issues range from unresolved grief or loss, anxiety and depression to physical or sexual trauma, anger, and battering.

"I believe psychotherapy is a process of change - one that takes courage to enter and discipline and commitment to complete. Working with people to create positive changes in their lives is a privilege that I take seriously and with deep respect for the pain and struggles that life can bring."

Patricia co-creates specific goals for therapy with her clients. Throughout her practice she has witnessed countless individuals, couples and families break through their personal pain to create deeper and more meaningful relationships and a renewed sense of self.

In addition to her clinical practice, Patricia is active in a wide array of professional activities:
  • She is the Clinical Supervisor at The Healing Center in Milwaukee, an organization providing healing support, advocacy and education to sexual abuse and assault survivors.
  • She serves on Governor Doyle's statewide Steering Committee to create a Sexual Abuse Prevention initiative for the State of Wisconsin.
  • She serves on the Grant Review Committee with the Child Abuse Prevention Fund with Children's Hospital in Milwaukee.
  • She is a leader in educating communities on the impact of clergy sexual abuse and served on a local committee that created the listening sessions for survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Milwaukee.
  • She is a frequent public speaker locally and nationally including presenting at the Midwest Sexual Abuse Conference in Madison, and American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists Conference in Los Angeles, CA.
  • She has provided educational programs at Alverno College, Mount Mary College, Cardinal Stritch, UW-La Crosse, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Milwaukee.
  • She is a consultant to agencies, community groups, churches and schools.
  • She is a former Board Member of Meta House and Transitional Living Services in Milwaukee.

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