Patrick Neely, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | MFC95111
When it comes to hardship and emotional pain, the path towards healing is not around the pain; I believe healing is one’s journey through the pain. This journey is different from person-to-person and may encompass various forms of trauma. I believe the path towards healing and wellness begins with the client-counselor relationship and creating a safe space for the client to experience emotional honesty. I use an experiential approach to help clients experience emotional honesty which I describe as an alignment between one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. I find that when clients achieve this alignment, they are able to approach and address their issues from a place of personal integrity, self-respect, and with an increased capacity for coping.
My experience has included working for community based mental health agencies with various populations such as children, adolescents, adults, and the LGBT community who have required a high level of care due to severe mental illness. I have worked with issues ranging from adjustment disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality Disorders and issues pertaining to sexual/gender identity. I have worked with clients in the contexts of individual, couples, families, and groups. I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 2010 from San Francisco State University and my Masters Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Fresno in 2013. I have completed basic training for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to address symptoms of traumatic stress. When I am not practicing therapy, I serve as a post-graduate teacher’s assistant for California State University, Fresno and provide presentations on affirmative therapy and core competencies for working with the LGBT community.
Individual, Couple, or Family Session (50 mins) $120
Sliding scale available upon request.