Patricia Pomroy, better known as Patty, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced in treating adults, couples, families, teens, and children as young as 4 years old. She has specialized in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders for over 15 years. Her practice includes treating sexual, emotional, and psychological trauma, PTSD, anxiety, addiction, personality and mood disorders, LGBT and GSD issues, grief, stress, eating disorders, self-esteem, self-harm, and OCD.
Patty is trained in therapeutic play, as well as art, expressive, and narrative therapy. She is also a Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator (TIRF), a type of therapy that can provide relief from anxiety, guilt, intrusive and ruminating thoughts, and overwhelming grief. Patty is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which has been proven effective to treat PTSD and other anxiety related disorders and symptoms. Additionally, she is trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Patty also uses motivational interviewing, 12-step recovery, and brief solution-based therapy. In addition, she has written and presented research at psychology conferences and behavioral health hospitals.
Patty has experience working with military families and understands the unique lifestyle they lead. Her father was career Air Force which helps her relate to military members and their families in a very deep way. Patty also has experience working with a variety of couples including heterosexual, LGBT, and those with alternative lifestyles. She embraces all relationships without judgment and works to support the growth and communication between spouses and partners.
Previously, Patty has worked with homeless and at-risk youth in emergency shelters, school systems, and through in-home treatment. Additionally, she has experience treating adults on probation for drug-related offenses and parents involved with Child Protective Service. Patty has also worked in both an inpatient and outpatient hospital for adults including a drug and alcohol detox unit.
She believes that the most courageous step any one of us can take is to ask for help. When a person chooses to take a risk and change something that is no longer working in their life, her goal is to assist them to plan for and make that change using the most effective, up-to-date techniques available. Her approach with every person seeking assistance is to help them achieve and maintain their goals in promoting a better quality of life.
In her free time, Patty enjoys traveling and spending time with her two sons, hiking and exploring her community, and playing trivia and board games. She is also an avid sport fan and likes watching hockey, baseball, and soccer games. She currently volunteers locally and has experience as a soccer coach.