Kent Patterson, MA, LMHCA-CPSP
Kent is a tender guy who always has a corny joke at the ready. He describes the best part of his job as watching people unload unnecessary burdens.
- Individual Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Child Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Parent Coaching
- Workshop Presenter
- Alcohol and drug use
- Attachment Insecurity
- Blended Families
- Child Behavior/Defiance
- Eating and Body Image
- Grief and Loss
- Insomnia and Other Sleep Problems
- Marital Conflict
- Men’s Issues
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Postpartum Anxiety and Depression
- Premarital Prep
- Spiritual/Religious Issues
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Work-Life Balance
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- MA, Counseling
- Approved by the Archdiocese of Indiana for Sexual Abuse Victims
- Indiana Certified Parent Support Provider for Parents of Children with Severe Mental Health and Emotional Illnesses
- EMDR Trained
- Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership
- 35 Years of Pastoral Experience
Helping Clients Thrive
I practice hope-based therapy—believing you are not defined by a diagnosis, label, or circumstance. Healing and thriving in life and relationships is possible for everyone.
Using proven techniques and tools I help clients overcome their obstacles and attain the quality of life to which they aspire. Effective life change takes place in a safe and positive environment with a foundation of a trusting and supporting relationship provided for the client.
I am convinced you can change, get healthier, and find fulfillment no matter where you find yourself. There is hope and I offer to walk with you on your journey to wholeness.
Why I Became a Counselor
I served as a minister for my first career. I helped many people to make sense of difficult events and endure the disappointment to embrace hope and experience fulfillment in lives. However, experiencing mental illness and addiction in my family made me realize what life was like when everything was falling apart, and nothing made sense.
I experienced firsthand the hopelessness, misunderstanding, and isolation associated with mental illness. I wanted to help others who were going through similar circumstances have an ally in their struggle to find peace. Now with personal experience, an excellent education, and training I work to show honor, support, hope, along with a workable plan to empower those fighting mental health and emotional illness.
What I Do For Fun
Spend time with my grandchildren – they really are better than their parents
Hike – long walks
Watch sports – Go Dodgers, Chiefs (Colts when they are not playing the Chiefs), Arsenal
Playing cards and watching movies with my wife
Read – philosophy/theology, leadership, health, and wellness
Hang out with family and friends