Dr. Patty provides counseling support to gifted and twice-exceptional individuals ranging from school age children to elders. Her therapeutic orientation is holistic with a relationship focus. Providing a safe, respectful and non-judgmental environment, Dr. Patty forms a collaborative relationship with clients. Together, we explore one’s inner world and experiences, and follow the multi-layered threads between one’s thoughts, emotions, body messages, inner knowing, moral and ethical beliefs, relationships, and social ease or discomfort.
The course of counseling is determined by significant past experiences and subsequent enduring imprints, as well as current circumstances, feelings and responses to daily life. Throughout our time together, we attend to the whole self: intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual/ethical, and social realms. Clients learn to recognize and integrate intricacies of who they are, including gifted traits of asynchronous development, depth and breadth of perceptivity, emotional and physical sensitivity, intense reactivity and widespread perfectionism.
The goal of counseling is to help clients recognize and embrace the complexities of their whole gifted self; who they truly are. With increased self-awareness and reflection of choices, perspectives and actions, clients will learn to differentiate mental chatter from internal wisdom and guidance. Learning and practicing skills of listening within to receive direction on how to resolve problems, clients can make new choices to enhance their well-being and live a more balanced and contented life.