Get to know Patrice
Patrice Hammitt, PLPC, received her Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health from Louisiana Tech University. Patrice is unwavering in her conviction that there is no universally applicable therapeutic approach, recognizing that the path to healing varies from person to person. As such, she has undergone training in and adeptly employs a diverse array of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Moral Reconation Therapy. She sees adolescents and adults.
With a comprehensive professional background, Patrice has effectively counseled individuals grappling with an array of challenges, including substance abuse, thoughts of suicide and homicide, intimate partner violence, violent offenses, parental abuse, and the reintegration process following incarceration. She also possesses expertise in addressing issues pertaining to women's well-being, dysfunctional family dynamics, trauma, learning disabilities, anger management, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, communication, socialization difficulties, problem-solving, and coping skills.
Patrice firmly believes that when individuals face substantial stressors stemming from the inherent pressures of daily life or traumatic events, it is not uncommon for their lives to undergo significant upheaval. Her primary objectives revolve around fostering empathy and offering clients a supportive platform to begin unpacking their emotional burdens. She is dedicated to extending unconditional positive regard to her clients, enabling them to freely articulate their experiences without the fear of being met with judgment.
She maintains active membership and good standing with esteemed professional organizations, including the Louisiana Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, Psi Chi, and the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Beyond her professional commitments, Patrice leads a fulfilling personal life as a wife and a mother of two, with an additional role as a bonus mother of two. Together with her family, she dedicates her time to volunteer work at their local homeless shelter and frequently contributes to the Women's Maximum-Security Facility. Furthermore, she actively participates in local initiatives aimed at supporting youth, such as the Young Marines and youth diversionary programs. During her leisure hours, Patrice enjoys indulging in her passion for reading, cherishing quality moments with her family, and exploring the joys of travel.