Patricia Bartley CCMHC, NCC, Counseling in Pinehurst, North Carolina, 28374

Patricia Bartley


Patricia Bartley


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 5475
Secondary Credential: National Certified Counselor - 209262
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: If I am not a provider for your insurance company, I will inquire about possible out-of-network coverage. If my private fee is not affordable, I am always willing to negotiate my fees with you.

I am also a provider for First Carolina Care Insurance Company.

I am not a provider for Medicaid.


20 Parker Lane
Suite 2
Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374

My Approach to Helping

I help my clients by compassionately listening to I can better understand them. I serve as a collaborative partner to aid my clients in navigating complex feelings, daily struggles, transitions, and crises. I help my clients trust and discover their unique inner wisdom and resources, allowing them to love and accept even those parts that inhibit their ability to live lives of intention, meaning, and happiness.

My work with children and adults is client-centered. I offer unconditional positive regard, and am with you and only you during sessions. Though I might challenge your thoughts or behavior, I treat you as a capable, whole person who wants to make meaningful changes. Change is not easy, but a small shift in thinking or perspective affords powerful opportunities for change. Like throwing a stone into the lake and witnessing its ripples, small changes add up to big differences.

People often seek therapy because they feel stuck, or because they want greater insight and self-understanding. Some want the assistance of a compassionate professional to validate their feelings, achieve clarity, and get help. Some feel out of balance, producing feelings of anxiety, longing, and loneliness. I collaborate with my clients to resolve and understand their challenges, offering them rejuvenation and commitment.

Education plays a key role in therapy, since knowing what's going on with you is important! I may make recommendations for self-education, and hope you are open to new knowledge.

In my work with couples, I practice EFT(Emotionally Focused Therapy) which is based on Attachment Theory, that essentially we are "wired for safe and secure connection." In therapy, partners experience their "stuck" places and the negative cycle of communication and engagement. They learn to reconnect emotionally at a deeper level and with restoration of a safe and secure bond. From this point, everything opens up and issues can be discussed without distress and with resolution.

Put simply, therapy is an intentional process of connection. You'll explore your intentions, as well as what you can do to support them and bring them to fruition. Happiness is closely tied to being who you are, owning your looks, your experiences, your family, your talents�and also owning what you don't have. This is a lifelong journey, and leading an engaged, challenging life can be scary!

I advocate mindfulness, as well as acceptance and commitment-based approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy. I like to focus on the here and now. I am keenly aware of the role self-awareness and self-compassion play in the process, so I treat you with a spirit of non-judgment. In so doing, I hope to empower you to begin therapy with an open awareness of your body, mind, and spirit. I draw much from existentialism and the process of making meaning in life.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children, adolescents, individuals, couples, families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Cancer
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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