Dr. Patrick J. Hart
Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor & Interventionist
Below review some brief summaries of the therapeutic methods
and models that I make use of in my practice of psychotherapy:
My clinical approach to counseling and psychotherapy has been shaped by a wide range of psychological perspectives. These include contemporary research–based cognitive and behavioral “models” for human psychological growth and development.
My commitment is to engage wholeheartedly in the challenges that confront you as we work together – a corresponding willingness is naturally required of you. Rather than fruitlessly wrestling with your mental health problems and your deepest personal challenges — let’s find the therapy approaches and coping skills that work best for you!
I view the psychotherapeutic change process as an agreement of honest collaboration, mutual responsibility – decisive action – and shared devotion to strive toward outcomes that are defined and valued by you. Should you desire my assistance, I offer you my full participation during our scheduled time together.
My private practice extends to you an exceptionally comfortable, safe and peaceful environment for mental health evaluation or therapeutic services. Personalized guidance and care options are available for anyone struggling with problems of mood, emotion or adjustment to inevitable & baffling life transitions.
Third Generation Cognitive Behavioral Psychology
Remarkably effective personal psychological resources can be effectively learned through enhanced awareness, dedicated rehearsal and adaptive learning. Third Wave Cognitive Behavioral Counseling teaches you the skillful personal means to embellish and adapt to the contexts of your personal-life. We must earnestly engage and risk vital actions that will serve to complement your life.
The Acceptance Wave in Cognitive Behavioral Theory & Practice
:: The Cornerstones of My Clinical Practice::
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
Awareness Courage Love :: Behaviorism
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Learn & Practice :: Psychological Flexibility
Mindfulness Based :: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Practice Skillful Means :: Sustained Awareness & Action
Solution oriented with my clients, I endorse holistic perspectives and practice evidence based approaches to human change. I am a proponent of contemporary behavior analysis and a practitioner of cognitive and behavioral psychotherapy. In the same tradition – a humanist at heart.
My clinical work includes mental health evaluation and psychotherapy for problems like depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, and post traumatic stress. I hope our therapeutic work readily transcends these mundane diagnostic labels and finds you masterfully acting upon the life you wish to live.
Careful collaboration with you will allow me to make treatment recommendations that are most likely to prove most beneficial for your specific needs. From borderline personality disorder to manic depressive illness, and from social anxiety to schizophrenia — we will seek and find – the approaches that will serve you best!
Third Wave Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology
Remarkably effective personal psychological resources can be effectively learned through enhanced awareness, dedicated rehearsal and adaptive learning. Third Wave Cognitive Behavioral Counseling teaches you the skillful personal means to heartily embrace and adapt to the contexts of your personal-life. We must earnestly engage in — and risk — vital actions that will serve to embellish your life.
Contemporary Behavior Analytic Approaches to Psychotherapy:
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) represent the flexible and foundational models or methods that inform my practice of psychotherapy. I aim to help you foster and sustain the growth that you desire – whatever direction is most meaningful for you – I’m dedicated to help you persevere toward the vital life you want to live. We shall seek every means available as we collaborate and head out deliberately in the direction of your values.
Contemporary Skill Based Behavior Change Counseling
As an alternative or addition to profoundly useful Twelve Step fellowships and similar self-help resources, cognitive-behavioral methods help people learn effective oping skills for self-regulation, mood management, and living vitaly through the maninainence of their own behavioral health. Challenges like anger management, and panic disorder can also effectively adressed.
At your discretion I’ll assist you in changing life defeating habits or behavioral “compulsions” like internet and computer game addiction, gambling, spending, sex, pornography and the like. I teach various harm reduction and relapse prevention strategies for people that struggle with chemical dependency or addictions (e.g., smoking, eating, alcohol and other drug abuse).
Methods for couples therapy, marital counseling, and family change include Rational Emotive Therapy, Collaborative Behavioral Couples Counseling, Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy, harm-reduction strategies and similar approaches to interpersonal change. I’ve long provided help to extremely guarded individuals in high-visibility occupations or professional groups and I look forward to serving you with dignity, decorum and the utmost clinical effectiveness.
Dedicated to Helping You Sustain Your Mental Health
Therapy for Depression Anxiety Panic and Addictions in Seattle