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About Patrician

Patrician is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families with private individualized sessions dealing with life issues such as: Preparing for Marriage, Marriage Enrichment, Communication, Parenting, Finances, Work Related Issues, Wellness, Empty Nest Syndrome, Caring for Elderly Parents, Affair Recovery, Divorce Recovery, and Blended Families. She has extensive training in America's top evidence based Marriage, Parenting and Relationship Programs as listed on the National Registry of Evidence- based Programs and Practices, and as listed in scientific relationship / counseling journals. Patrician is also an Ombudsman and is qualified to help clients navigate complex work related issues. When working with clients on relationship issues, Patrician takes a personalized and comprehensive approach with her clients; helping them navigate the stages of a relationship by addressing the 7 areas of intimacy (emotional, intellectual, spiritual, financial, social, vocational, and physical wellness), in addition to working on individual issues such as: communication skills, forgiveness and forbearance, transitions to parenthood, dealing with teens, empty nest, finances, work related issues, retirement, infidelity, elder care, and other issues. She also custom designs and implements family management plans, and teaches parenting skills, research based divorce prevention, as well as works with teens and college students to encourage them to make responsible choices.

Patrician is a Certified Family Life Educator, Certified Financial Coach and Ombudsman who is trained professionally in Marriage, Parenting, Finances, Affair Recovery, Divorce Recovery, Elder Care, and in navigating complex Work Issues. With a broad knowledge base and expertise, a Certified Family Life Educator can stay involved across the lifespan of an individual, covering topics such as: couple relationships, parenting , conflict resolution, affair recovery, finances, work related issues, wellness, spirituality, balancing work and family, empty nest adjustment, aging, retirement, grand parenting, caring for aging loved ones and end of life issues. Family Life Education is not a substitute for psychotherapy, mental health care or substance abuse treatment. Patrician is professionally trained in Level 1 and Level 2 Gottman Institute Method for Couples, Gottman Institute Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work Program, Gottman Institute Bringing Baby Home Program, Emotionally Focused Couples Educational Program, Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (P.R.E.P.), Prepare / Enrich, Affair Recovery, Financial Coaching, Active Parenting, Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.), Love and Logic, Cooperative Parenting in Divorce, The Smart Stepfamily, Blended Families, Cognitive Behavioral Methods, Neurobiology of Relationships, Biblical Relationships, and is also a Certified Domestic Violence Specialist and an Organizational Ombudsman. 

Patrician has a Bachelor in Science of Psychology with an emphasis in Cognitive Psychology from Valdosta State University, graduate work in Behavior Disorders with an emphasis in Cognitive Behavior Interventions from Georgia Southern University, and graduate work in Family Science from Concordia University. She also has training in Marriage, Parenting, and Divorce Recovery Coaching, Life Coaching, and Biblical Coaching from Light University.  Patrician is a member of the National Council on Family Relations, National Anger Management Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, The International Ombudsman Association, and the Augusta Family Law Bar Association. 

Patrician and her husband have been married for 29 years and have 3 adult sons, ages 19, 23, and 25. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling, playing tennis, running, playing chess, and researching various topics. 

Patrician is committed to combining Hope focused Solutions, the knowledge of the Neuroscience of Relationships, Family Life Education, Relationship Coaching and Research Based Relationship Methods and Programs to strengthen relationships, in addition to offering Faith based Relationship Coaching and Ombudsman Services. 

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