- Counseling Intern in
- Child-Centered Play Therapy
- Parent Consultations
- Women’s issues
Patricia is an intern at ECS completing her Master of
Science degree in Mental Health Counseling at the
University of Tennessee. Her passion is working with
adolescents and children, with a particular interest in
evidence-based Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) for
After being a stay-at-home mom and then teaching
preschool for several years, Patricia discovered her
natural fit for counseling and returned to the University
where she is currently a second-year graduate student.
She previously earned her bachelor’s degree in
Psychology, while also serving as a research assistant in
child bullying studies.
For her clients aged 3 to 10, who are experiencing social,
emotional, behavioral, and relational issues, Patricia
provides CCPT, which is a play-based counseling
technique. The counseling technique utilizes play as
children’s most natural method of communication. In a
safe and protected environment, CCPT allows children to
explore, process, and express their inner experiences,
worries, conflicts, and needs.
As a Christian counselor, Patricia values all people and
respects perspectives from different backgrounds,
experiences, and beliefs. She has a passion to work with
children, adolescents, and their families. She believes
that a trusting therapeutic relationship provides a safe
place to explore inner experiences which can foster
growth and facilitate healing and change.
Patricia has been married to her husband, Chad, for 22
years. They have two sons, ages 18 and 16. Patricia
delights in quiet time praying and reading God’s Word
and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys
great food, kayaking, bicycling, traveling, sailing, and
taking long walks with her two adorable Yorkie pups,
Pepper and Jack.