Ortavia Patton, MBA, LCMHC, LCAS
980.209.6328 (Ext. 19)
I have been in the human services field for over 15 years and specifically counseling for over 5 years. I attended Gardner-Webb University for undergrad and received a bachelor of science degree in psychology. I later obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and attended Regent University to earn a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC #13414) and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS #23523) in North Carolina. In addition to providing psychotherapy services, I also work as a crisis counselor for the National 988 suicide hotline.
I sincerely believe that if one can become more attuned to their inner thoughts and how these directly impact our behavior, then we can learn to make better decisions that will give us a more desirable outcome. Though I tend to lean towards more of a cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling, I also apply solution focused, DBT, mindfulness along with other evidence-based approaches to each person's specific need or goals. I want the people I serve to understand that therapy isn't a magical solution that you sprinkle on your life to make things perfect. However, therapy is something you incorporate into your daily life to help things get better.
Specialties & Population Served:
I currently serve individuals from late adolescent into adulthood; couples and families, conduct groups and seminars, etc. I specialize in anxiety, depression, addictions, and relational issues.
Ortavia loves tortoises. She thinks they symbolize wisdom and taking things one step at a time. She even owns one. She also loves going fishing.