Patricia Locklear is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the state of Florida. She received her Master of the Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University (LU) in 2020 with high distinction. In 2010, Patricia graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration on child development and a minor in the studio arts from the University of North Florida (UNF). At the present time, Patricia is working toward her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program with Liberty University to continue to expand her knowledge, skills, and expertise for her clients. Additionally, Patricia is currently training with the Gottman Institute using the Gottman Method for couples counseling.
Patricia has a passion for helping the hurting and guiding her clients to a place of healing and freedom. Most recently, she practiced as a child, adolescent, and family therapist intern for Child Guidance Center. Patricia’s previous accomplishments include working, volunteering, and interning with various nonprofit organizations both locally and internationally with trauma survivors, disaster relief, and struggling families. She has led multiple groups for women, children, and couples for the development of mental, relational, and spiritual health.
As a life-long learner, Patricia, is constantly engaged in seeking out empirically supported, creative, and cutting-edge treatments for mental health concerns. Patricia takes an eclectic, individualized, and collaborative approach with her clients, and incorporates client-centered, cognitive behavioral (rational emotive behavior therapies), mindfulness, solution-focused, and art techniques. Patricia has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and assisting with a range of different concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, relational issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment issues, women’s issues, attention-deficit disorder, and trauma related issues. Patricia is prepared to provide Christian counseling if desired. She is also a culturally sensitive clinician who has worked with a variety of different faiths, backgrounds, and cultures.
Patricia is married to Adam with whom she just celebrated a decade of marriage. They enjoy an active lifestyle with their two daughters and two cats. When she is not counseling she enjoys going on adventures with her family, paddle-boarding, yoga, singing, painting, playing the ukulele, and horse-back riding