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Patricia Gobin

Staff Therapist

Credentials
  • Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
Practice Locations
  • Beacon of Light | St. Andrew UMC
  • Christ United Methodist Church Plano
  • Central Office
Life Stages
  • Children, under 5 years
  • Children, 5-12 years
  • Adolescents, 13-17 years
  • College, Young Adults
  • Seniors, 65+ years
Areas of Focus
  • ADHD/autism/developmental testing
  • Child and play therapy
  • Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
  • Grief and loss
  • School-related issues
  • Stress management
Education
  • Masters of Science in Counseling, University of North Texas
  • Bachelor of Science, Education, Baylor University

Philosophy

Through my years of working with children and families, the word ‘unique’ has taken on a very personal meaning. The uniqueness of each person is something that can be easily overlooked or go unappreciated. Every individual has lived a distinct journey leading up to this present moment in time. Working together to find a positive perspective for your future is an honor that I value. Whatever obstacles and challenges in life may occur, there are always healthy ways to learn, grow and become stronger.

Patty has had the opportunity to work in both public and private school settings with students from Pre-K through high school. She likes to use practical ways to involve the child in being an active participant in therapy and works closely with the parents to tailor a plan that best fits their family. She uses both play therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches and feels the relationship between therapist and client is key to success. She has also volunteered with an organization offering grief counseling with both children and adults.

Patty’s special areas of interest include anxiety, ADHD, depression, divorce, grief and loss as well as the unique challenges children with special needs face along with their siblings.

Patty enjoys being outdoors, whether it is gardening or walking her very special dog. Spending time with her family is a treasure. She is an active member in her church and enjoys time with friends and cheering on her Baylor Bears.

Additional areas of focus:
ADHD/autism/developmental testing
Anger management
Boundaries
Bullying
Child and play therapy
Children with disruptive and oppositional behavior
Chronic pain
Coping with divorce, blended families
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Faith and spirituality
Grief and loss
Guilt and shame
Life changes/transitions
Parenting
School-related issues
Social skills
Stress management