Patricia M. Skalitsky, M. Ed., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
With a rich academic background, I proudly hold a graduate degree from the University of Texas Pan American and boast an extensive 16-year tenure in the field of mental health.
My professional commitment extends to working with a diverse clientele, and I find immense fulfillment in assisting individuals in surmounting life’s challenges and effectively managing mental health disorders within a supportive and constructive environment. My extensive career portfolio comprises expertise in diagnostic assessments, referral processes, treatment planning, and the adept execution of therapeutic interventions. I also possess significant experience in supervisory roles, crisis and suicide prevention, and the delivery of individual therapy to youths, at-risk adolescents, adults, and families.
Within my current role at the agency, my focus is dedicated to aiding victims of domestic abuse/violence, resolving family discord, addressing issues related to the neglectful supervision of children, and providing support to individuals affected by various forms of abuse. My practice primarily emphasizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), although I am adaptable to utilizing other treatment modalities tailored to the unique needs of each client.
Beyond my clinical duties, I have had the privilege of leveraging my experience and work ethic to mentor and train department employees, as well as engage in public speaking engagements and presentations. My contributions have played a pivotal role in the successful implementation of numerous community health programs, underscoring my dedication to the broader well-being of our community.