Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In our therapy sessions we promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and feelings, as well as offer tools to achieve your goals. Whether you’re going through Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, a hard relationship, or trying to overcome an Addiction - we have the tools and professional experience to help you get ahead.
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. Now, take that moment in for one minute and hold it until you really envision it as a tangible reality. How great would that feel? In 2014, Liza Patchen started practicing in the state of Florida - offering a wide range of counseling and psychological services to guide clients through all of life’s most complex matters.
Liza Patchen earned Master's Degree from Florida Atlantic University and an extensive training in the field of Addictions and Aging with additional Aging Certificate, adding an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) certification in 2022.
Liza worked with the clients and their families, providing support with end of life matters, allowing clients and their families to feel heard and have an open communication during this process. Liza worked at the women's center as a Primary Therapist, helping clients move through the challenging process of overcoming past traumatic experiences associated with alcohol and drug abuse, as well as childhood trauma. Liza Patchen worked at the local Mental Health Clinic with severely ill individuals, as well as volunteered at the Jewish Center, connecting with various populations.
Specializing in Anxiety Treatment, Depression and Trauma Therapy
Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks).
These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. You may avoid places or situations to prevent these feelings. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood.
Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. You can have more than one anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment.
Whatever form of anxiety you have, treatment can help.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living.
More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out" of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both.
What Is Trauma?
Trauma is a person’s emotional response to a distressing experience. Few people can go through life without encountering some kind of trauma.
Unlike ordinary hardships, traumatic events tend to be sudden and unpredictable, involve a serious threat to life—like bodily injury or death—and feel beyond a person’s control.
Most important, events are traumatic to the degree that they undermine a person's sense of safety in the world and create a sense that catastrophe could strike at any time.
Parental loss in childhood, auto accidents, physical violence, sexual assault, military combat experiences, the unexpected loss of a loved one are commonly traumatic events.