Patricia Lyman, Ph.D.
Adult women and men, adolescents, seniors, couples
Individual and couples therapy
Anxiety, marital/relationship distress, depression, parenting issues, men's and women's issues, anger, adult children of of alcoholics/co-dependency, medical stress/chronic disease, spiritual issues, career issues, grief, postpartum depression, menopause, aging
- Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology-Berkeley, 1980
- MA, California School of Professional Psychology-Berkeley, 1975
- BA, University of Michigan, 1971
In professional practice since 1971.
Every problem in living presents a unique growth opportunity. My first objective as a therapist is to develop a respectful and compassionate relationship within which I can help clients harness their innate ability to heal and transform suffering. I assist in the process of growth and change by promoting nonjudgmental mindful awareness of thoughts and feelings. Within this framework, I use a multimodal approach, combining tools and techniques appropriate to the person and circumstances. These tools could include an assessment of cognitions and developmental history, a deep focus on emotions as well as sensations within the body, guided visualization, mindfulness exercises, and dream interpretation, among others. In addition, my background in systems theory and therapy has contributed to my belief that understanding the context within which problems evolve and persist provides ideas for action in our closest relationships. I believe gaining a deeper understanding of oneself as well as consciously choosing new ways of action enhances personal growth and improves relationships with those around us.
- Member, American Psychological Association
- Member, Michigan Psychological Association
- Member, Women’s Therapist Network (Kalamazoo)
Relevant Titles or Positions Held
- Therapist in private practice since 1989
- Psychologist: Health Psychology and Medicine; DeLano Clinic
- Therapist and crisis specialist: Emergency Treatment Center (emergency on-call with police departments throughout the Bay Area in California)
- Research Associate: Family Studies Project, Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA
- Therapist: Brief Therapy Clinic, Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA
- Therapist, supervisor, and consultant to other therapists
- Parent Program Coordinator with adolescent parents and Research Assistant under grant from the Office of Child Development, San Francisco, CA
- Psychologist: Lima State Hospital, Lima, Ohio
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Portage Michigan 49002
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Friday: 9 am–4 pm
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