Patricia Seaver, Counseling INtern
Child-Centered Play Therapy
Patricia is an intern at Ebenezer Counseling Services and is completing her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Tennessee. Her passion is working with adolescents and children, with a particular interest in evidence-based Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) for young children.
After being a stay-at-home mom and then teaching preschool for several years, Patricia discovered her natural fit for counseling and returned to the University where she is currently a second-year graduate student. She previously earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, while also serving as a research assistant in child bullying studies.
For her clients aged 3 to 10, who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, and relational issues, Patricia provides CCPT, which is a play-based counseling technique. The counseling technique utilizes play as children's most natural method of communication. In a safe and protected environment, CCPT allows children to explore, process, and express their inner experiences, worries, conflicts, and needs.
As a Christian counselor, Patricia values all people and respects perspectives from different backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs. She has a passion to work with children, adolescents, and their families. She believes that a trusting therapeutic relationship provides a safe place to explore inner experiences which can foster growth and facilitate healing and change.
Patricia has been married to her husband, Chad, for 22 years. They have two sons, ages 18 and 16. Patricia delights in quiet time praying and reading God’s Word and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys great food, kayaking, bicycling, traveling, sailing, and taking long walks with her two adorable Yorkie pups, Pepper and Jack.