Patty is a graduate from Southeastern University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Church Leadership. She is also a graduate from Liberty Theological Seminary where she received a Master of Divinity in Chaplaincy, a Master of Arts in Religion in the area of pastoral counseling and a Master of Arts in Human Services marriage and family from Liberty University. She has worked in pastoral care and counseling in combination for the past eight years as a clinical Chaplain in hospice and hospital care and a corporate Chaplain in the marketplace. She completed her pastoral competencies in Clinical Pastoral Education at The Ingalls Center of Pastoral Ministries in Birmingham, Alabama in the Baptist Healthcare System, where she obtained her certificates for the completion of 3 units of level I and 1 unit of level II of Clinical Pastoral Education. Patty assists individuals, couples and families with their counseling needs, which includes a variety of issues, such as, marital and premarital, divorce recovery, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and personal growth and development. She believes that a primary means of change lies in developing a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship. Moreover, she utilizes a strengths based approach in working with clients to develop a unique fit to their personal needs. She draws from several modalities including, but not limited to, a cognitive behavioral and solution based approach to her counseling technique.
In addition, Patty is an active member of her church and works with clients to experience God’s healing love for them in their counseling journey by incorporating faith in to the sessions as the client prefers. Patty and her husband have been married over thirty years and together they have three daughters, a son in law, and three grandchildren that she enjoys spending time with.