Patti by the numbers:
10 years in London
2 Australian Kelpie cross dogs
1 Stand Up Paddleboard
Patti (she/her) completed her MA in Counseling though Hazelden Betty Ford’s Graduate School of Addiction Studies and is working towards licensure in Oregon. Patti’s interest in mental health and addiction started early, with her parents’ Life Magazine Science Library book on The Mind and a close friend’s substance use recovery. She developed her skills through volunteering on mental health support lines, first in England then in Portland. Patti moved on to work in a primary care medical home for 10 years offering support for patients and utilizing Motivational Interviewing. There she worked with a local non-profit to provide adaptive yoga to low-income patients. Patti values Mindfulness as a cornerstone for building a life worth living. In addition to PDBTI, Patti works as a supervisor on the crisis lines at Lines for Life, part of the 988 call center network.
Patti spends her free time with her dogs, enjoys yoga, hiking, biking, x-c skiing, and paddle boarding, as well as time at home in her garden.