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.

In 2007 I opened a private practice working with diverse clients of varying ages and orientations. In addition to my private practice I worked 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.