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Patty Shirley

Patty Shirley

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counseloroffice: 925-212-1018

Patty joined CPCC in 2015 while working toward completion of her MA in Psychology from California Southern University. Patty has been working in the field of addiction since 2008, having graduated with a BA in Addiction Studies from Bethany University. Patty's focus on addiction has spanned substance, pill and alcohol abuse and addiction, as well as behavioral addictions including sex, porn, relationship, love, gambling, eating disorders, shopping, Internet, work, and more.

Patty enjoys motivating, encouraging and collaborating strongly with her clients, working with individuals, couples and families. Patty utilizes a multi-theoretical psycho-education approach, integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, the Twelve Steps and more. In order to help others achieve health, wholeness, and balance in their lives, Patty comes alongside her clients, showing compassion and encouragement while seeking God's healing. Patty uses a strong, holistic focus on teaching others new ways to communicate, strengthen relationships, set healthy boundaries, and care for themselves in order to care for others in a healthy way.

Patty is certified in:

  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Women’s Treatment and
  • Dementia-Related behaviors

She enjoys working with clients facing challenges with:

  • abortion
  • addiction, substance abuse and behavioral addictions
  • anger
  • anxiety, worry, stress
  • boundaries
  • career and college planning
  • codependency
  • communication
  • dementia/Alzheimer's and associated behaviors including worry, paranoia, psychotic
  • behaviors, etc.
  • depression
  • grief, loss
  • life-changing transitions, such as job loss, divorce, relocation, etc.
  • low self-esteem
  • sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual identity and sexuality
  • trauma, abuse, PTSD, self-harm
  • women’s issues

Patty and her husband have been married for 28 years and have two emerging-adult children, as well as being long-term caregivers for her elderly mother.

Patty is supervised by Dave Shinoda, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC46558). 

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #93304
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #3022
Registered Addiction Specialist, Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor