Patricia Raya

On the Couch with Dr. Patricia

I am here to help you silence the inner critic, heal emotional wounds and trauma, transmute fears of the future, and stop self-defeating behaviors. Together we work to help you understand the deeper parts of yourself, what pushes your buttons, and why. Your relationship with others is key to your health and wellbeing, so part of our work is to help you understand others and strengthen your relationships. If you want a healthier version of you that is more confident, connected, and awake then let’s get started. 

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression

Symptoms of anxiety and depression often overlap and may include any of the following: persistent sadness, worry, empty mood, hopelessness, pessimism, guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, loss of pleasure, sleep and appetite changes and loneliness.


Burnout, Stress, and Trauma

Burnout, stress, and trauma may develop when an individual experiences acute and chronic emotional and psychological overwhelm and nervous system dysregulation. This may occur due to “human giver syndrome,” porous boundaries, childhood neglect and abuse, medical trauma, a dysfunctional workplace environment, relational stress, and isolation.

Lifecycle Transitions

Life Transitions

Whether you are a college student transitioning into early adulthood, a midlife adult transitioning into the second half of life, or a senior seeking to create a legacy and meaning of a life well lived, I help individuals navigate those transitions and existential challenges with meaning, receptivity, courage, compassion, and vitality. 

Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are a natural part of life, but that doesn’t mean that grief is any less painful. Grief counseling provides individuals with the emotional support to heal the suffering and reclaim their life by working through the reality of being emotionally altered and at the same time learn to embrace deep connection, meaning, and purpose.

Connection and Relationships

Connection and Relationships

Together, we explore your personal and generational beliefs and styles related to relationships, communication, rupture-repair process, intimacy, and emotional safety and trust. This work helps individuals cultivate empathic, discriminative, and appreciate listening, clear and respectful conversation, and how to ask questions without interrogating the other.


Coming soon.