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    Patrick Mishler, AMFT

    Therapist: Patrick Mishler, AMFT, APCC

    License Number: AMFT 125736

    Supervised By: Melissa Kotzin, LMFT Lic 49422

    Direct Phone Number: 951-387-5661

    Office Location(s): Riverside Office

    Days of the Week: Weekdays

    Populations Served: Adults, Adolescents, Couples, and Families

    Insurance Accepted: Cash Pay, TriCare, TriWest (VA Referral), Blue Shield of California/Magella, Anthem Blue Cross, HealthNet/MHN, and CIGNA.

    Patrick joins Talk Therapy Center after transitioning from a career in the military and physical healthcare into the field of mental healthcare. The impact of his past work allowed Patrick to become open to regaining his own mental wellness which then sparked a passion to complete his Master’s degree. Patrick’s journey of using multiple methods to find success followed him into the work he does with his clients. While Patrick chose counseling, yoga, and volunteering to help himself on his journey, he has found that he can be most effective for his clients by using traditional therapies such as cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, strength based, reality, integrative, and art therapies combined with non traditional methods like mindfulness and meditations.

    Following the completion of his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University, Patrick began pursuing licensure in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. Prior to coming to Talk Therapy Center Patrick worked with clients struggling with complex trauma and co-occurring disorders at a residential treatment center, partial hospitalization program, and intensive outpatient program. Now he primarily works with adults, teens, families, and couples who are dealing with a wide variety of difficulties. Many of his clients are also first responders, military, veterans, medical personnel, and their family members.  

    Those who work with Patrick have noted his warmth and encouragement together with his sometimes humorous or no-nonsense approach have allowed them to push outside of their “rut” or “comfort space” and find real change. His client’s often mention he makes therapy a unique and personal experience they look forward to each session.

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