THE PATTON PRACTICE
WELCOME! I'M THERESE PATTON
I began my journey in the area of addiction and mental health more than two decades ago.
TREATING ADDICTION WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS:
Many people don’t fully understand obsession and compulsion. Adjustments in your life, i.e., the death of a loved one, separation, divorce, trauma can incite racing thoughts, anxiety, depression and impulsivity. The feeling that creates a recklessness in you that includes risk-taking and poor decision-making, emotional eating, risky sexual encounters, alcohol and substance use. Addiction can illuminate mental health disorders. Sadly, no one is immune to what it controls and manipulates.
HOW WE'LL WORK TOGETHER:
I’ll challenge you and your thinking, while supporting the changes and goals you create for yourself. I will be your advocate and greatest supporter as you heal. I'm professional without being robotic and personal...sharing a bit of me along the way. What you say to me stays with me and remains private. I will do my homework and prepare for each session with you. I will remember what’s important to you and incorporate where it may fit. When we finish, I keep working, connecting the dots to develop clarity on things you’ve shared and where to journey during our next visit. I’m pretty shock-proof. I’ve heard almost everything there is, so no guilt or embarrassment. I’m human too.
THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS:
Your scheduled appointment is "your time." I’ll ask for your feedback and make sure we’re on the same page. Everything I bring to session and employ is evidenced-based and has solid research and outcomes supporting it.
My practice proudly works with adults and couples who are struggling with substance use and mental health disorders regardless of sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. I am licensed to serve clients in Arizona, Indiana and North Carolina. I want to support you as you break the cycle of pain and guilt.
I am a private practitioner who chooses to focus primarily on your specific treatment needs and ongoing care, therefore, I do not accept insurance. Invoicing statements are automatically generated to your client portal if you wish to submit them to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Session fees are due at or before the time of service. A new client session is the first step for new clients to develop a plan of treatment and goal setting which is the blueprint for our work together. For established clients, therapy fees range from $98 - $145 per session.
When you schedule your first appointment, the client portal will be the hub for your ongoing scheduling and HIPAA-compliant method of communication between us.
Therapy is a process and will provoke awareness and engagement from you and is a commitment. I encourage all clients to maintain their dedication to the process to fully realize the positive impact therapy can offer. to It is an investment of the greatest commodity we possess...ourselves. I hope to see you soon.
LCAC, LCAS, LISAC, MAC, CAADC, CCS, CODP II, ATE