Hometown: Belle Glade, FL
I am a mental health and developmental clinician at Families First of Palm Beach County. I work with children and families who have experienced stress and trauma. Our primary goal is to strengthen the parent-child relationship to serve as a buffer to unavoidable stress and to help with the child’s emotional, lingual and cognitive growth. We provide home-based psychotherapeutic intervention. We offer genuine care and attention to young children and their caregivers in order to overcome current or generational barriers / strongholds that have created dysfunctional dynamics in the family system.
I had a few internships during my master’s program. I was a family support worker for the Healthy Families program. I was also a mentor in the Belle Glade community and worked for Kids Across America, Christian camps for urban youth.
You will learn through your experiences in the working profession what you need to know about yourself.
"...playing a role in starting the PBA Praise Gospel Choir taught me about discipline and discipleship."
In 2011, I graduated with a degree in psychology which built a foundation. And working in the Student Accountability office and playing a role in starting the PBA Praise Gospel Choir taught me about discipline and discipleship. I also participated in prison ministry and community programs which fostered my natural, skilled and spiritual gifts. These experiences made me more open="open" and people oriented.
Never settle too long in a situation because you lack vision or confidence in your future. Seek the kingdom of God and walk in its reality no matter where you are in life.
The PBA counseling education professors put their hearts into developing who I am as a professional. They are experienced clinicians in my field and were crucial to developing me as a registered therapist. You should always have someone that cares about you; supervising and guiding you ino matter the profession.
Spotlight posted in July 2018. For current updates from Patricia, find her on LinkedIn.