"Today you are one step closer to a better you - where you can find healing, feel empowered and start your journey on a positive path to growth and well-being. I believe that each of us has the answers within ourselves to work out our own life solutions. As a Therapist and a Life Coach I can provide the environment and opportunity where you can develop new tools of healing and empowerment - creating a life made whole while finding peace and fulfillment."
As a Counselor, I offer compassion, understanding, and hope through the most trying times of your life. I also provide the encouragement and support you need to discover your best solutions and stop giving your power over to others in your life. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand, reconcile with and resolve challenges in your life so that you can move forward.
By applying therapy approaches and techniques that are comprehensive and unique for you, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back. I will help you put this new knowledge into action to create true self-empowerment. Information is not transformation - it is when we actively engage with the new understanding that transformation occurs.
As a Life Coach, I believe in the premise that all people are capable, whole and transformative. With this as my foundation, I’ll help you find focus, remove obstacles, take action and gain momentum to pursue your goals and make grounded transitions. I will become your partner in building the life you are seeking. As the saying goes “a goal without a plan is just a wish.” I present coaching strategies that allow you to create a plan of action that is not a cookie cutter model, but instead works within your personal values and works with your unique strengths.
As a Grief Therapist, I have walked the grief journey many times in my life. I bring my own personal understanding to this work that manifests in true empathy and compassion. I have experience working with clients with all types of loss, most of it very complicated grief. Because I specialize in working with parents who have lost children, over the last 5 years I have had many parents in my office who have lost a child due to drug addiction and overdose. I understand the unique and complex issues involved with such a devastating loss. I consider myself the keeper of the lantern. I've know the ways through the dark, painful and sometimes scary tunnels of grief and will guide you in finding your way out into life again.
"With 20 years of experience as a Therapist and Life Coach, I have helped guide many people along their personal journeys to create more manageable and fulfilling lives for themselves. My goal is to assist every client in becoming their own Therapist or Life Coach, developing tools that will last a lifetime. Together, we will discover solutions, so you can move forward -- better than before."
Patricia Obst, MSW, LCSW is a Therapist and Life Coach serving the Philadelphia region and Southern New Jersey (Gloucester, Camden and Burlington Counties)