Patrick Sivils, LPC

Patrick Sivils, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

“The ultimate goal of therapy… It’s too hard a question. The words come to me like tranquility, like fulfillment, like realizing your potential.”

― Irvin D. Yalom

Welcome to my page here at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy. Thank you for clicking my picture to learn more about me and to see if we might be a good fit! My name is Patrick Sivils, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.

My Background

Learning about people has always been one of my favorite things. History was not one of them; however, when it became someone’s personal history, my curiosity knew little bounds. I grew up in a military family, constantly meeting new people, moving, and juggling the ups and downs of life. After living in various places throughout the U.S., I ended up in Texas and earned my Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Eventually, I aim to earn a doctoral degree. I believe that my natural curiosity and acceptance of people led me toward this field. My experience working in small and large community clinical settings, and for the last three years in the school system, predominantly with teenagers, has only reinforced this path.

In college, I began learning and fell in love with American Sign Language and the Deaf population and their beautiful culture. I took ASL 1-5 classes with Deaf professors, engaged in an independent study on Deaf Culture, and volunteered as a teacher assistant on the college level for almost 5 years. I am able to offer services in ASL! 

For fun, I have quite a plant collection, along with a growing menagerie of pets. My partner and I have a couple of saltwater fish tanks, a cat, snake, leopard gecko, and tarantula, with more to come. I enjoy various kinds of music, gravitating towards Metal/Rock, attending concerts, traveling, various arts, and overall creating experiences.

My Philosophy and Approach to Therapy 

I primarily practice through talk therapy and theories called Existentialism and Constructivism, which are influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) but with a little less structure. 

What does this mean? 

This means that your experiences and thoughts are yours, and I do not believe in invalidating or telling you otherwise. Your reality is yours, and everyone else has their own reality; they all just overlap. While it is nice to feel understood, I will never truly understand you because I have not lived your exact experiences as you have. However, this does not mean I am unable to help. I may be the mental health expert, but you are the expert of you; and if you don’t feel that way, that is okay! I will strive to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment where

we can create a relationship and authentically explore. I believe that life feels whole when someone resonates with themselves and their reality. So let us delve into your personal meanings, responsibilities, identity, and take control of your truths and reality together.

Who I Work Best With:

Languages: English, American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Kids and Teens (10+ y/o) 
  • Young Adults 
  • Adults 
  • Parents 
  • Couples 
  • LGBTQ+ Community 

What I Work With:

  • Self-Esteem 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Anger Management 
  • Anxiety 
  • Coping Skills 
  • Depression 
  • Suicidal Ideation 
  • Grief 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Peer Relationships 
  • School issues 
  • Stress 
  • Trauma 
  • Identity