Patty Wilkes Counseling Therapist in Athens, AL is a substance abuse and addiction counselor with thirty-six years of experience. A graduate of the University o…
Patty Wilkes Counseling Therapist in Athens, AL is a substance abuse and addiction counselor with thirty-six years of experience. A graduate of the University of Alabama, she has been practicing in the area of counseling and substance abuse for close to fifteen years. She has been a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Recovery Coaches. She is certified as a substance abuse counselor with the State of Alabama Board of Education and is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic and Counseling. She is a member of the American Association of Drug Alcohol Dependence and is a past president of the Athens Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Club.
As a substance abuse therapist, Patty Wilkes works with a clientele that includes families, couples, adolescents, young adults, men, and other individuals. The goal of her work is to identify underlying problems and provide practical and intensive treatment programs. She treats clients with a variety of emotional, physical, and psychological symptoms and issues. She provides a variety of supports including individual and group therapy, group and family therapy, educational and counseling support programs, and facilitates recovery programs. Her areas of expertise are: alcohol and drug addiction, marriage and family therapy, depression and anxiety disorders, geriatric and children’s mental health, and phobias.
This article is intended to be an introduction to the work of Patty Wilkes. If you need help with substance abuse or addiction, please contact a substance abuse counselor in your area immediately. In no way is this article intended to replace the guidance of a licensed substance abuse counselor in determining if you need such a professional or if a more generalized discussion about substance use and addiction is in order. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact a local substance abuse professional for further information and resources.