Patricia Wynne, Marriage Family Relationship Therapist
Patricia Wynne LMFT SEP MA: Psychotherapy Solutions
DEPRESSION ANXIETY TRAUMA LOSS FAMILY problems? Life out of control? Need counseling or a new direction? Hello. I'm Patricia Wynne, Marriage Family Therapist in OC CA Huntington Beach. 'You can't change your life with the same mind that created it' W.Dyer. Let me help you find your way through personal or relationship distress, in a way that is compassionate & respectful of your mind, body & spirit. That's what I do best. www.patwynne.com. Read on & I'll tell you how I do it.
WHAT TYPES OF PROBLEMS CAN I HELP YOU WITH
'People don't heal who bond to the wounds of their past' by Dr. W. Dyer
Ask yourself how much of your life has been wasted in: (1) holding on to anger, hurt, getting even, betrayal, shock trauma, despair, abuse, pain, being right, worry; (2) resisting the acceptance of the past; (3) inability to envision life without the stressors, or addictions, of your past. Are you ready now?
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist who also specializes in Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety; & am certified as a: Trauma (PTSD) Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, in Anger Resolution, Imagery/Medical Hypnotherapy, Mediation, and as a Spiritual Counselor Facilitator (loss, grief, death). I've had the honor of working with people for over 20 years; providing guidance and treating:
Trauma PTSD Loss
Marital, Family, Relationship, Divorce, Individual, Child issues
Stress related medical conditions
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT TYPE OF THERAPY FOR EACH CLIENT
'Don't believe everything you think' . . . W.Dyer
Therapy is not a 'one size fits all' solution. People are unique in how they respond to their life circumstances. Often my clients experience damaging thoughts, which keep recycling, and they don't know how to find their way out. I use several forms of therapy that are 'problem specific' and blend with their 'personalities or needs'.
If it is a simple problem, traditional therapeutic methods will likely work just fine. If it is a deeper psychological problem, it may exist within one's nervous system, and require an entirely different approach - and deeper healing. I will make it simple.
SOMATIC EXPERIENCING (SE) UTILIZES THE NATURAL WAY THE BRAIN FUNCTIONS
'SE restores the wisdom of the body & trusts the messages our bodies give us' by Dr. Peter Levine
This is where your BRAIN comes in. YES you can expect the normal kind of therapy when coming to my office, but you won't be limited to one way of solving your problems. I have found that the most successful treatments work with all levels of your brain.
If you have not found a satisfactory level of recovery due to experiencing more than one symptom; or you have uncomfortable body symptoms such as feeling emotionally shut down or out of control; you will need to do work with your primitive brain and may have involuntary survival responses that are stuck.
When doing Somatic Experiencing SE therapy, you will find that it gently releases you from trauma and can create a transformation or personal awakening. This is very different from symptomatic relief, because it creates an actual 'shift' that frees the body to regain its capacity to regulate itself, and may be the right choice for recovery. SE works well with family and relationship counseling - so people don't waste their time relating in ways that do no good. The goal is for you to feel mastery over your problems, safe in your skin, and bonded in your relationships.
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR INVOLUNTARY "FLIGHT" "FIGHT" "FREEZE" SURVIVAL RESPONSES
'Human responses to threat are primarily instinctive and biological' by Dr. Peter Levine
You have probably heard of "fight" or "flight" survival responses. Survival responses are associated with all levels of coping. If we are successful in getting away from the causes of our distress, or can fight it off, then usually we are okay. If we can't, then we experience an internal "freeze" state and it causes many mental and physical problems in our nervous system. One example would be of a person who has panic attacks and suffers from their thoughts as well as their painful body symptoms.
These Neuroscience and Somatic healing approach includes not only what a person THINKS AND FEELS (as in traditional therapy); but also how the MIND PROCESSES those thoughts, and how the BODY EXPERIENCES them. When you understand how this works, it is like having a map to a grand treasure, or the secret to one's heart.
TYPES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AVAILABLE
Cognitive Behavioral (for dysfunctional or damaging thoughts)
Somatic Experiencing SE (psycho-bio-physiological, trauma)
Dynamic Theory (deeper personality issues)
Family Systems (origins & family relating styles)
Neuroacoustic Balancing (stress reduction)
Imagery/Hypnotherapy (mindfulness, conflict, subconscious)
Neuroscience (mind body physiological functioning)
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IF YOU COME TO SEE ME
'When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change' . . . W.Dyer
We begin by meeting in a confidential session in my office. You tell me about yourself, what you believe your problems are, and how you would like your life to be different. I will be honest with you about what I think, provide helpful information, and explain the types of therapy I believe would benefit you most. If we decide to work together, I'll create a custom treatment plan. You will likely find therapy easier and quicker than you expected. Whether it is a big problem or a little one, I will be with you every step of the way.
Over the years I have worked in corporate America; for several healthcare and legal organizations: such as HMOs, insurance companies, hospitals, Work Comp, personal injury, mediation; and as a group home director for adolescents - with the Dept of Children & Family Services, and Dept of Probation.
My most valued career choice is that of a clinician in private practice and working with people like you.
If you believe I am the kind of therapist you are looking for, please contact me. I will be looking forward to meeting you. Patricia
Web Site www.huntingtonbeach-therapist.com
Trauma SE, Grief Bereavement Specialist, Mediation, Anger Resolution, Neuroacounstic Sound
AAMFT, CAMFT, OC/CAMFT, L.A.County Bar Asso-DRS
• B.A., Clinical Psychology, California State University Los Angeles
• M.A., Marriage Family Therapy, Phillips Grad Institute & Azusa Pacific University
• M.A., Social Science, Azusa Pacific University
State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Marriage Family Therapy
State of California, USA
Number of Staff
$170 per 50 min session
Price Range: $170 per 50 min session
Teaching people how to stop suffering and how to direct their lives and relationships towards a life they love.
Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma PTSD Somatic Experiencing (SE), Anxiety OCD & Stress Therapy, Neuroscience Therapies, Family Systems, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Conditions / Issues
Consultation Services to Employers
Last Update: Wed July 13, 2016 02:23:51