In 2006, Pat successfully completed the requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. This, she added to licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 1998, resulting in complimentary dual licensure.
Pat pursued graduate school for Marriage and Family Therapy to expand her opportunities for working with people. She was always drawn to, interested in, developing long term relationships with those who were working toward greater contentment and joy in relationships and daily life, and now had the knowledge and training to do so. Walking with and tending to those in a change process has been both meaningful and rich.
In 2007, Pat opened Sound Mind – Therapy and Consultation Services – an independent practice. She works from a partnership/collaborative, strength-based model that is grounded in a holistic perspective considering the implications to physical, mental, and spiritual health. Areas of specialty include Life-Cycle Transitions, Relationship Enhancement, and Addiction/Recovery. Other areas of experience include mood management, stress reduction, and skill building to improve physical, mental, and spiritual health.