Patty has been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or what most refer to as a therapist, for over 20 years. One could joke of the "practicing" phrase but she does feel it is the appropriate term in regard to therapy. As, Patty believes, that therapy is much more of an art than a science. These past 20 years have been just that...a time of learning and growth, and developing as into the therapist she is today.
Patty believes deeply in family preservation and resolving conflict in relationships to develop and maintain healthy ways of interacting versus the opposite choice of disowning family members, partners and friends. Throughout her private practice, she is dedicated to assisting her clients with gaining insight, encouraging communication, seeking and offering forgiveness, re-establishing and maintaining trust in an effort to improve relationships and their lives by reducing depression, anxiety, anger, conflict and increasing overall life functioning.
A bit about Patty's education; she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Speech Communications from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois and a Master of Social Work from 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 a diverse population suffering from a variety of serious mental health illnesses and addictions. Patty branched from inpatient to outpatient counseling of children, adolescents and families. Patty later treated clients in hospitals and outpatient clinics in Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding suburbs, as well as, Northwest Indiana. Patty has spent her career answering what she feels has been a calling, to comfort and heal the broken hearted.
Harmony Counseling Center, LLC is located close to Purdue University's Campus, this is strategic as working with college students on educational goals, depression, anxiety with academic performance are just a few of Patty's Specialties. The office is located approximately 10 minutes from Purdue Universities Campus and is on the city bus line.
JOHN J KISH, LCSW
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 from Purdue University, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. John is in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and counsels children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family and couples settings.
John's primary focus is assisting patient's who are struggling with depression and anxiety. John is empathetic and understanding that depression causes a lack of motivation in life that ends up impacting their overall quality of life. John assists patient's with trying to get to the root of the problem whether it be environmental or biological issues. John equally treats anxiety and assists patient's with improving coping skills to assist with reducing fear that can lead to panic attacks.
John believes in being committed in relationships and is dedicated to helping families work through their differences in order to resolve conflict. Love, trust, honesty, forgiveness, positive communication, and openness are only a few of the attributes that John believes are necessary in developing a lifetime relationship.
John has the experience to see that sometimes couples struggle to understand one another, they lack the communication they need to survive stress that comes from various life challenges. John strives to assist couples to become more effective communicators so that they can better express their needs to one another. Communication skills, anger management, improving trust by increasing honesty, are the keys to working through tough challenges such as infidelity, anger issues, financial problems, career stress, and family responsibilities. John addresses and treats issues such as depression, anxiety, family conflict, frustration and anger issues with couples and individuals.
John enjoys working with University students who are 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.
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