Patt Hollinger Pickett, M.Ed.,Ph.D.
Certified Professional Coach/EQ Coach
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I am an experienced therapist and expert coaching professional
located in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.
I will support you through an emotional downturn and assist you to
improve your relationship skills and communication
in your marriage or career as well as
improve workplace productivity and performance.
I am co-owner of HireCoach and author of
The Marriage Whisperer:Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight.
Thank you for coming. Although you may be seeking therapy/counseling or coaching, while you are here, please check the additional mental health and wellness support services I offer which include several specialities and a wide range of services such as telephone services, business consulting, workshops, EQ assessment, and training.
There are many qualifications and factors to consider in selecting a therapist (or coach) to assist you with your goals. Take the time to check out several professionals to discover the best fit for you personally and the most qualified to assist you.*
Do We Have a Fit?
Finding the therapist with your best personal fit in mind is just that----PERSONAL. However, as a therapist, I also have a personal sense of which clients fit best with me. Generally speaking, whether or not you can build a rapport is based on your compatibility with the professional style, skill sets, pacing, directness, and other unique characteristics of the therapist. My clients honor me with their feedback indicating that working with me represents the traits below. Scan this list and think about whether we have a fit. Do you:
- Prefer a provider who has gained insight through decades of experience?
- Need a direct approach?
- Appreciate a sense of humor?
- Want real talking and active interaction instead of a formal unbalanced conversation with lots of “how-do-you-feels” and silent nods directed toward you?
- Regard "getting to the point" quickly a plus?
- Expect respect and partnership?
- Value a different perspective on things?
- Consider it a bonus to feel comfortable quickly?
- Like validation but ALSO a thoughtful challenge to your current thinking and ways?
- Seek a broad range of options to consider?
- Find a "down-to-earth-no-jargon" encounter beneficial?
I strive to consistently provide a professional experience like described above. If you are looking for these characteristics in a professional, then I think we have a fit. The most frequent and my favorite feedback I receive from my clients is, “I never thought about it that way before. Thanks.” You will judge for yourself if my approach is a solid fit for you.
But now… maybe you are uncertain of what you want or need? That’s OK, too. We can work together to figure it out. People often comment to me, “Well, I guess you’ve seen it all!” My response, “I’ve seen most of it but everyone is unique. Something new always comes along.” I do not use a “cookie cutter” approach. I do not need to do that. I have mastered a broad range of knowledge, skills, and tools.
I encourage you to thoroughly cruise my website and the websites of others. You will get a feel for who I am--- starting with my excellent professional credentials, unique insights into life, the variety of services I offer, my lengthy experience, accomplishments, my sense of humor (occasionally offbeat) and my focused-yet-friendly-style of being with my clients.
Could I be the right professional for you? Whether it’s for business or personal issues (or both) and you want therapy, coaching, consulting, group work, or workshops, check out who I am and what I have to offer.
I invite you to e-mail me with your specific questions. Or you can call my Metro Saint Louis # 636-561-8839 or Toll Free at 1-877-HireCoach (447-3262). I look forward to meeting and teaming up with you to reach your goals.
*Note: If you are seeking therapy services covered by your insurance, but also have out-of-network health insurance benefits or a Health Savings Account (HSA), you likely know that if you select an out-of-network provider, you may qualify for insurance coverage anyway. Research additional therapists not covered by your insurance who are out-of-network and private-pay because if your budget can cover the additional expense, you increase your options for finding the most qualified therapist and the best personal fit for you.