Patricia Mickens, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
|Professions: Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision|
|Primary Credential: MFT Intern - IMF 84190|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: $110 (sliding scale offered on a limited basis for those with financial hardship)
Insurance not accepted, but a bill can be provided
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My goal is to support clients like you in connecting with what is referred to as your "core self". Within each of us, and, remarkably, even in people who have experienced deep trauma or suffering, there resides a core that is wired for healing and growth, and that remains intact, throughout. With a presence that is acutely attuned to you and your emotional experiences, we work together to discover and explore the feelings deep within you that for whatever reasons may not be wholly expressed; feelings that when explored in a therapeutic environment lead to clarity, peaceful states, and transformation.
I strive for our work to make an impact from the beginning. Clients often tell me that therapy feels different this time, deeper. I consider this work very collaborative and welcome hearing what is working and what is not.
I have a passion for couples' work, and focusing on how to build or rebuild emotional and sexual intimacy. My views on couples and the myriad of ways that relationships can look and work well are very open, and I welcome warmly working with LGBT partners.
In addition to my training in AEDP -- a form of therapy that is at once experiential, somatically aware, attachment based, and interpersonal -- I am also doing a training in understanding and treating trauma. I also have training in working with families.
I work in a private practice in Lafayette, and also at the Contra Costa Crisis Center as a counselor for people experiencing complicated grief from the loss of loved ones.
Email or Call Patricia Mickens, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 28192
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Couples struggling to feel connected again, and not knowing how to speak openly and honestly about their heart's desires.
Adults who are grieving.
Adults who want to feel a greater sense of joy, connection and meaning in their lives.
Adults and couples who are experiencing difficult transitions.
Families, with adolescents, who are struggling to communicate.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
At it's simplest, psychotherapy can be a safe place to explore, in the presence of a compassionate and skilled therapist, what is affecting you most deeply. Psychotherapy can also be a way to create transformative experiences that lead clients to feel stronger, more sure of what they want, more connected to the people and the things that matter most to them, and feeling "more alive." Therapy can help a client to think through and find solutions for immediate problems or conflicts; or, it can help clients come to have a deeper appreciation for who they are and the many examples of resiliency they exhibited throughout their lives; and embody a sense of hopefulness and excitement in their lives.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
It is important to at least in the beginning, until a solid therapeutic relationship has been established and some good work has been done, to attend weekly. Depending on my schedule, I would be open to consider seeing a client on a bi-weekly basis. Therapy could be short-term, or long-term, depending on how far and how deep you would like to go. I respect all choices, based on the understanding that people have a number of competing priorities at any given time.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Interested in working with all types of couples, and couples in all types of relationships.
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