Patty has been practicing as a therapist for over 20 years and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Speech Communications from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. She earned a Master of Social Work from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work. Patty is licensed with the State of Indiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Patty started her career on an inpatient adult psychiatric unit, working with an inter-city population in Gary, Indiana. Clients suffer from a variety of severe mental health issues and addictions. Patty branched from inpatient to outpatient counseling children, adolescents, and families. She later treated clients in hospitals and outpatient clinics in Chicago, Illinois, the surrounding suburbs, and Northwest Indiana. Patty has spent her career answering what she feels has been a calling to comfort and heal the hurting.
Patty believes deeply in family preservation. She teaches ways to resolve conflict in relationships to develop healthy communication. She encourages rebuilding trust through honesty, forgiveness, and conflict resolution. She is dedicated to helping her clients gain insight into their behaviors and those of others.
Patty believes therapy starts with offering a genuine connection with clients. She enjoys working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, and loss, as well as those who have lost their way and are just feeling stuck or unsatisfied.
Patty works daily with college students and young adults struggling with change, academics, independence, organization, and college responsibilities.
Harmony Counseling Center is located close to Purdue University's campus. The short distance to campus is strategic, as working with college students on educational goals, depression, and anxiety with academic performance are just a few of Patty's specialties.
John has been a therapist/Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years, earning his Arts of Masters degree from The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. John completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology.
John is in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and counsels adolescents and adults in individual sessions.
John's primary focus is assisting patients struggling with depression and anxiety. John is empathetic and understands that depression causes a lack of motivation, impacting the overall quality of life. John helps patients to get to the root of the problem, whether environmental or biological. John equally treats anxiety and assists patients with improving coping skills to reduce the fear that can lead to panic attacks and separation from the things they enjoy.
John believes in being committed to relationships and helping families work through their differences to resolve conflict. Love, trust, honesty, forgiveness, positive communication, and openness are only a few of the attributes that John believes are necessary for developing a lifetime relationship.
John enjoys working with University students struggling with performance issues due to anxiety and depression. John can aid college students with goal setting, organization, coping strategies, and stress management. This assistance can sometimes save students the need of failing out of classes with their schools and help them be able to turn their lives around.
Harmony Counseling Center's office is located approximately 10 minutes from Purdue University's campus and is on the city bus line.
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