Patricia Costilla

(LPC)
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About Me

Good Day! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach in SC and have been practicing for 5 years. Before becoming a counselor I was a law enforcement officer for nearly 20 years. I held several different positions at different levels of law enforcement. As I went through my law enforcement career I noticed the incredible need for counselors in several different areas of society. This is why I became a licensed professional counselor.

I operate under the following standards: "Do no harm"; "The goal of therapy is for the client to find their peace"; "Therapy is NOT a lifetime event, a therapist should always work toward "graduating" their client"; and lastly "No Punishment, No Judgement". I am laid back, but am known to my co-workers as the more assertive, honest counselor. However, I have been known to show my emotion.

Couples offer a more unique counseling situation as the dynamic of two individuals with differing mental health needs combine into one session. With couples I focus on perspective, communication, and working as a united front. I often see couples counseling as being the truth teller and mediator for each party. I love working with couples because being happy at home can be the final answer to a peaceful life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7168 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

She is an amazing therapist, definitely helped with our problems and we have been doing great since. Thank you!!!