About Erin Patterson

Erin Patterson, MC, LPCC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. She specializes in individual therapy for both adolescents and adults. Erin holds a specialty in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Family Based Treatment (FBT).

Emotional Validation – Why Is It So Hard?

Over the past week we've talked a lot about emotional validation.  Throughout these conversations there have been numerous questions and struggles in both understanding and practicing this important skill. I've also noticed that we try to complicate something that can actually be quite simple if we allow it to be. Here goes an effort to [...]

Thanksgiving Preparation…And, We’re Not Talkin’ About The Turkey!

The holidays tend to be filled with food, family, and inevitably some amount of emotional distress.  Here are some things for you to consider in preparation for your Thanksgiving: - What do you need to do to ensure your nutritional needs are met throughout the course of the entire day?  Some thoughtful planning around this [...]

Why Recover?

The process of recovery is grueling at times.  It is painful and requires consistent work.  Because of this, it begs the question of “Why?”.  “Why put in all of the work?”.  “Why commit time and resources?”. “Why recover?”. If you haven’t ever taken time to genuinely ask yourself these questions, please do.  If you can’t [...]

By |2016-10-19T17:30:31+00:00October 19th, 2016|Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Weekend Reflections

Goodness!  There is always more to learn.  We’ve just spent a weekend away continuing our education about the process of healing in recovery.  Here are some important elements that we found to be powerful from our weekend: The importance of play. How often do you laugh or give yourself the freedom to simply let go [...]

By |2016-09-26T15:39:38+00:00September 26th, 2016|Mindfulness|1 Comment