About

Dr. Patricia A. Tattrie, Psy. D., L.P. (Licensed Psychologist)

Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Michigan School of Professional Psychology

After graduating with a B.A. from Michigan State University in 1978, I pursued employment with a large health insurance company. Following a 19 year career in positions ranging from Secretary to Management, I left to pursue more personally fulfilling work.

This included employment with the American Diabetes Association and volunteer work with Hospice, Common Ground Crisis Center and a High School Student Mentoring Program.  Due to changing life circumstances, I found myself once again in need of the security and benefits of a corporate environment. I found an opportunity at a small company that worked with one of the Big Three automotive companies. While I found this work rewarding, I missed the meaning and purpose I found when I was working to help others.

Following graduate school filled with research and the writing of my dissertation on care-giving, I earned my doctoral degree, passed the national exam and am now a fully licensed clinical psychologist.

Experience

While in school I worked at Gateway Counseling Center, The Counseling Centre and Ken Adams and Associates. I counseled and consulted with individuals including those of the GLBT population, struggling with issues of substance abuse and dual diagnosis, identity confusion, sexual addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression. I earned the credential of Advanced Certified Addictions Counselor (CAAC). I have and continue to assist clients adjusting to life transitions covering a broad spectrum of issues ranging from marriage, infertility, divorce, death, career change, infidelity, codependence and sexually transmitted disease.

Following the successful completion of the national EPPP (Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology) I opened a private general practice working with diverse clients with varying ages and orientations. In addition to my private practice I have now also begun working with the senior population and their caregivers in various nursing homes in the Detroit Area. I continue to hone my skills by attending seminars as seen on the Conferences page.

In this multidimensional journey through life with challenging professional and personal experiences, I am now uniquely equipped to assist a diverse population of clients. Moreover, I have found my place in the world.