Patricia Stahl, LCSW

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About Me

I have over 30 years of experience doing therapy with adults, both individually and in groups. Though I work with a variety of problems, my area of specialization includes the treatment of social anxiety, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

 

Education

Cornell University

BA in social psychology 

1969

University of Texas in Arlington
MSSW

1980

 

Experience

Phobia and Anxiety Center of the Southwest

- Dallas, TX

1980-1995

Community Psychotherapy Center


- Dallas, TX

1980-2000

Private practice

- Dallas TX

2000-present

 

Services Offered

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Social Anxiety Group Treatment

These groups of 6-8 are for people dealing with anxiety in social and public speaking settings. The treatment consists of 14 weekly evening sessions.

Although there are opportunities to share experiences with and get support from other group members who have been dealing with social anxiety, the focus of the meetings is on learning skills to help with this problem. The sessions will include psycho-education, relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring (learning to identify and challenge the thoughts that are "getting you in trouble"), assertiveness training, goal setting, and exposure/practice.

As difficult (or terrifying!) as it might sound to talk about social anxiety in a group setting, I have found this to be the best environment in which to face your fears and make dramatic changes in your life.

Individual Therapy

Individually, I work with people with a variety of problems. I primarily employ a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach, helping clients to identify and challenge those distortions in their thinking that are interfering with achieving a sense of well-being in their lives.

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Some Client Feedback

What my clients have said

 

"Sometimes words are so inadequate for the expression of emotions. You came into my life with healing at a time when I needed healing. What can I say, but thank you and thank you again. Your kindness will not be forgotten."

M.M.

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Fees

Initial individual session:  $125

Subsequent sessions:  $100

Group sessions:  $50

Sliding scale income-based fee available 

Blue Cross Insurance

 

Contact Me

3309 Elm St.
Dallas, Texas 75226
USA

(214) 724-6696

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