Patricia Becker is a licensed psychotherapist who has been treating individuals with substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders for over 10 years. Patricia received her MSW degree from Simmons College in Boston, MA and worked as a therapist there for many years. In 2008, she relocated to the Los Angeles area when offered the position of Primary Therapist at the world renowned Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu. While at Promises, Patricia worked with the residents and their families through individual, family and group therapy to address their addiction problems and the often underlying emotional, relational and spiritual difficulties with which both the clients and families were struggling. Patricia is very skilled at working with clients from all walks of life. She has treated individuals who were homeless and living on the streets in Chicago and, as previously mentioned, she has worked at a high end luxury rehabilitation facility in Malibu. Patricia’s approach with clients involves a wonderful blend of empathy, humor and a refreshing directness that is without judgment. She uses Cognitive Behavioral tools to help clients identify and change their negative inner dialog and a psychodynamic approach to identify how these negative “beliefs” came to be in the first place. It is always apparent, as evidenced by the strong therapeutic relationship Patricia builds with her clients; that she truly loves this work and cares a great deal about the individuals coming to see her for guidance and support.