Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Supervisor: David Habib Martin, MA, MATS, LPC
Specializing in relationship and sexual issues, I offer person-centered behavioral therapy to both individuals and couples.
8083 SE 13th Ave, Suite 3
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2020
Are you caught in an anxious spiral? Do painful thoughts cause knee-jerk reactions that hurt you or your relationships? Are you so stuck in patterns of thought that you cannot be present in the moment? In your body? Uncertainty and fear are facts of life and anxiety's function is to protect us from things that could hurt us. Anxiety means well, but usually it ends up doing more harm than good, robbing us of the experiences and relationships that could bring us joy - I'm here to help with that.
What behaviors in your life are not serving you? What thoughts create those behaviors? What beliefs do you have about yourself that influence those thoughts? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides one of the most well-researched, evidence-based treatments for a host of issues ranging from anxiety and depression to sexual issues and provides a fantastic structure for uncovering core beliefs and challenging thoughts that create harmful patterns and tear down relationships.
What did your earliest relationships teach you about love and intimacy? What patterns of behavior did you adopt in order to protect those relationships? How are those patterns serving you now? Adult attachment theory provides a valuable framework for understanding the ways that you form and maintain relationships in order to meet core emotional needs. Through therapy, we can identify patterns that might not align with your relationship values and learn better ways of finding and keeping love.
You are not your thoughts. A thought is not a fact. When we learn to identify and sit with difficult thoughts rather than letting them take us for a ride, we begin to see that thoughts are like changing weather patterns. We become more aware, less attached and vastly more open to experiencing life by our own design. Mindfulness helps us identify the ways in which we are being reactive so that we can learn how to respond intentionally, making it a fantastic compliment to talk therapy.
Working from an attachment lens, I help my clients uncover the ways their behaviors impede their ability to connect deeply with others and practice secure ways to improve their loving relationships. I work with individuals and couples to improve communication, behaviors and loving practices to develop partnerships that serve each individual and bridge gaps in communication and physical intimacy.
Over the course of therapy, we will map out the experiences and beliefs that shape your expectations about sex and challenge the notions that no longer serve you and your relationship(s). We will seek out and weed out any shame that has been rooted in you by parents/caretakers, media/cultural messaging, past relationships and other experiences so you may once again share the joy of intimate connection.
When men get caught in the idea of 'performance', they lose touch with the sensations that create pleasure and deepen intimate connection. When we are absent from pleasurable experience there can be devastating consequences for our relationship(s) and our personal wellbeing. I work with my clients to challenge the old paradigms and bring the focus back to connection and pleasure.
Patrick Bluett has not posted any group sessions.
Patrick Bluett has not published any articles.