Ms. Peach has been practicing as a couple and family therapist for 30 years, working with individuals, couples, families, and children. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life cycle/developmental issues, relational distress/conflict, child and adolescent behavior problems, personal/spiritual growth, and gender issues. In treating her clients, Ms. Peach sometimes recommends the use of sandtray therapy or EMDR; with children, she often uses play therapy.
Patty also believes that life is about exploring, building, and deepening connections to others. In couple and family therapy she facilitates this by helping clients consider personal history and a variety of other influences that shape relationships. In relational therapy she helps clients build communication and conflict resolution skills, deepen bonds, and further develop relational strengths. For Patty, deepening connection also plays an important role in helping people to feel more alive and autonomous.
Her experience includes counseling related to family crisis/family court, directing church affiliated counseling services, providing school-based counseling, teaching at Drexel University and The Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, and counseling/supervising/consulting in private practice. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Patty encourages people considering therapy to reach out to discuss fees if there are any questions about this range. More information about fees can be found here.