Poonam Patel, LPC

Founder and Owner

My Counseling Approach: There is no “one size fits all” in therapy. I strive to provide individualized services that will be most beneficial to you in reaching your goals. Approaches I find myself using often are cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (including mindfulness), and play therapy. I am also a trained provider of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

My Professional Passions: Trauma recovery; Treating anxiety disorders; Learning about how brain chemistry affects our emotions and behaviors

My Personal Passions: Baking, music, and taking on my new role as a mom of two!

Education: Masters in Mental Health Counseling, Monmouth University

Experience: I began my work in the field counseling women who had survived sexual abuse and/or domestic violence through individual and group counseling. Following this, I worked at an intensive residential facility for adolescents with behavioral, intellectual, and developmental challenges conducting individual, group, and family therapies. I then moved on to working for multiple group practices providing outpatient individual, family, couples, and group counseling services. In 2019, I founded Phoenix Wellness Center in my mission to provide individuals and families with exceptional counseling services to improve personal wellness and successfully balance the many facets of our lives.