therapy counseling in Lafayette, Indiana
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
~ Jane Addams
Patricia Thorn Kish, LCSW
Patty has been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or what most refer to as a therapist, for over 20 years. One could joke of the "practicing" phrase but she does feel it is the appropriate term in regard to therapy. As, Patty believes, that therapy is much more of an art than a science. These past 20 years have been just that...a time of learning and growing, developing as a human being into the therapist she is today.
Patty believes deeply in family preservation and resolving conflict in relationships to develop and maintain healthy ways of interacting versus the opposite choice of disowning family members, partners and friends. Throughout her private practice, she is dedicated to assisting her clients with gaining insight, encouraging communication, seeking and offering forgiveness, re-establishing and maintaining trust in an effort to improve relationships and their lives by reducing depression, anxiety, anger, conflict and increasing overall life functioning.
A bit about Patty's education; she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Speech Communications from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work. Patty is licensed with the State of Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker.
Patty started her career on an inpatient adult psychiatric unit; working with a diverse population suffering from a variety of serious mental health illnesses and addictions. Patty branched from inpatient to outpatient counseling of children, adolescents and families. Patty later treated clients in hospitals and outpatient clinics in Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding suburbs, as well as, Northwest Indiana. Patty has spent her career answering what she feels has been a calling, to comfort and heal the broken hearted.