Patrick J. Rettig LPC
7140 N High St Suite 250, Worthington, OH 43085
Your Local Mental Health Counselor - Here to Guide You
Welcome to the beginning of your journey towards wellness. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling, or you've tried counseling before and are looking for a deeper understanding of yourself and your emotions, you are in the right place.
I believe every person has their own story to share. Making meaning of your story can help you find where you got off track, and where you were meant to go. We can work together to let your story finally be heard, and learn about yourself along the way.
In a fast-paced, demanding world we hardly get a chance to take a break, tune-out the outside world and listen to ourselves. Our time together is specifically designated for you, to take an hour for yourself to look inward and see who you are meant to be, where you want to go, and how to get you there.
My Therapeutic Approach
Straight To The Source - For Long Term Relief
In the modern era of therapy the most common form of treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is used to manage symptoms in the short term but does not address the cause of the symptom.
I like to use the metaphor of a thorn in your skin; an ice-pack or band-aid may temporarily ease the pain or keep it out of sight, but until the thorn is removed, the problem is not gone.
My approach is depth-oriented, using Interpersonal Therapy which focuses on the impact of past personal relationships and how they continue to influence us today. I also utilize techniques from Psychodynamic therapy that specifically addresses the cause of your symptom.
Whether you are anxious, depressed, or are experiencing any variety of distressing emotions that feel out of your control, there is hope. Our work will focus on finding the source of feelings, thoughts, or patterns of behavior that continue to cause distress in your life. We'll look together for the source of your symptom, identify, and remove it, giving you the freedom to finally heal.
Get to Know Me
Exceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio University and my Master of Arts in Counselor Education from Ohio State University (Ranked #1 in Counselor Education Programs in the US). My current title is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and am supervised by Dr. Paul F. Granello, PhD, LPCC-S, CWC, professor at Ohio State University in Counselor Education and a leading researcher in suicide prevention.
I have worked and trained in a variety of mental health settings with patients of all ages and different mental health concerns. From teaching Kindergartners emotion identification and regulation, to group therapy focused on relapse prevention in an addiction center, to a university counseling center helping undergraduate and graduate students work through anything from identity crises to burn-out from work; each of these experiences has carefully crafted a model of the whole person, through various traumas and setbacks, that allows me to meet you where you are today, in your journey to health and happiness.
Since my formal education, I've continued to deepen my understanding of psychology and the treatment of mental health concerns, particularly from a psychodynamic lens. My interest in psychodynamic therapy stems from the idea that the symptom, whether it is panic attacks to thoughts of not wanting to exist, are not meaningless. In our work together, we can explore what causes your current symptoms and try to find their origin, to make meaning of the symptoms, and give you greater ability to adapt more effectively and ultimately, be happier.
I am committed toward continued research in the field of psychology with the aim of providing the highest quality mental health treatment for my clients. I strive to provide the quality of treatment that I would want for myself and for my loved ones.
With You Every Step of the Way
Often times in therapy clients discuss thoughts and feelings they haven't shared with others before. Knowing your personal health information is confidential can alleviate worry, and make the process more comforting. If you have more questions about confidentiality, I'd be happy to answer them.
You are unique, and your treatment should reflect that. We'll look more closely at your story, discovering experiences that have helped you grow and adapt, and reshaping those experiences that continue to hold you back. Wherever you are in your journey, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and I'll guide you along the way.
High quality, affordable care is my goal. My fee is $100 per session, with a free in-person initial consultation. I do not currently accept insurance. However, if you have insurance and would like to pursue counseling with me, there are other options we can discuss as well.
Schedule An Appointment
Whether you are seeking counseling for the first time or are looking for a new therapist, I am honored to join you on your journey. Choosing a therapist can be an intimidating experience, but I'm here to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. If you're ready to take the first step on your journey towards self-discovery and wellness, feel free to send me a message below or call me personally to schedule an intake appointment.
7140 N High St Suite 250, Worthington, OH 43085