Patricia Florence, LCSW, CGP

Patricia Florence, LCSW, CGP

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 37916
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 01300
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805 E. 32nd Street
Suite 203
Austin, Texas 78705 - United States
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Therapy helped me change my own life, and I would like to help you change yours.

Why psychotherapy? Aren't there drugs for depression? Anxiety? Shouldn't they be enough?

Drugs can be absolutely a life-changer for some people and, for others, they aren't helpful at all. As helpful as they can be, they can't help you learn effective coping skills, understand how your early life and/or trauma affects your present life, or teach you how to repair your relationships. Those are best addressed within psychotherapy.

I look at our lives as affected by our genes, our families, our communities, and the larger world. How we interact with those circles and with ourselves affects how we feel about ourselves. Often, people consult with a therapist because one or more of those relationships is in some kind of difficulty. Our work together is to help you identify the issues, the feelings you may be having (or not having) and take steps to move towards having the relationships with yourself and other people that are fulfilling and joyful. I do not set the agenda for you, although I will work with you to set your goals for yourself. Your work with me is your own, at your pace. I see myself as a guide and facilitator to that process. I am not a silent partner, however. I will ask questions, and I will offer suggestions at times. Sometimes, I will bring your attention to patterns or connections that I notice. They are yours to consider.

Email or Call Patricia Florence, LCSW, CGP at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01300

More Info About My Practice

I offer a free telephone consultation in order for us to decide whether or not to work together. Therapy is often a long-term relationship, thus it is critical to your therapeutic experience that our "fit" be a good one. In addition to individual and couples therapy, I have openings in an on-going psychodynamic mixed-gender group that meets 5:30-7:00 on Wednesday evenings. Group therapy is an excellent therapy (often an adjunct to individual work) model that can help you with interpersonal issues and family issues. It also has helped many people with social anxiety and other difficulties.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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