Alyssa Patek, Graduate Student
Alyssa Patek is a Victoria native. Alyssa is a UHV Graduate Intern and currently enrolled in the Clinical and Mental Health program at the University of Houston-Victoria. Her anticipated graduation is in December of 2021. Alyssa graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor's degree in Education in Interdisciplinary Studies. Prior to beginning her career in Mental Health she was an elementary teacher for over 5 years. She loved the relationships she was able to build with her students and families, so she decided to explore the counseling education program. Alyssa has worked at Hope CAC in Victoria,Tx during her internship and has been trained in TF-CBT. During her internship she has worked with individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression and various mental health diagnoses.
Alyssa enjoys working on building the therapeutic relationship and helping individuals overcome trauma that has been experienced. She is excited to help individuals with the skills she has been trained with through Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
When Alyssa is not in session with clients, she is enjoying time with her husband, family, friends and fur baby. Her favorite time is when she is able to relax and enjoy the day outside or watching a movie. Alyssa is always up for continuing her education and anticipates her training in EMDR and her graduation date in December.