Trish first became interested in therapy during her time in the military while mentoring junior Marines, though she is often told she is too quiet to have been a Marine. She found that the biggest cause for unhappiness in her peers was due to not fitting the mold. She worked to create an environment that was more diverse in thought and more forgiving.  She carried these lessons into her work as a therapist.

Trish graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in English in 2005.  After her enlistment, she completed her Masters in Social Worker at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015.  She completed her practicum at a long-term adolescent inpatient unit in the Raleigh area.  After graduating, she enjoyed several years of working in the community with young adults and adults with severe mental illness and their families.

She works with adolescents through adults and has experience working with the LGBTQ community. Trish believes in a holistic approach to therapy and combines evidence-based therapies like CBT and DBT with investigations into health and wellness.  She believes that small changes can often have the biggest impact. Trish is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression, and psychosis, Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma and Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for mental illness recovery.

Trish is excited to continue her growth as a therapist with Southlake Counseling and would like to share her favorite therapy quote by a fellow Hufflepuff, “My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.”

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