Bobbi Pate is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist with 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field.
She has worked in a variety of counseling settings and has spent the past six years working with active-duty Marines, Sailors and their families who have experienced domestic violence or child abuse issues. Prior to that, Bobbi worked with providers in the community and provided Intensive In-Home Family services to families with children struggling with behavioral and mental health issues.
Bobbi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling. She has expertise and additional training in the treatment of childhood issues, such as anxiety, trauma, sensory issues and sexual abuse. She also has training in Triple P- Positive Parenting Program, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
She has focused interests in working with young children, children with anxiety and sensory issues. Bobbi is in the process of training her pet dog to be a service dog to help in sessions.
Bobbi has a lengthy connection to the military through her family and her community. Her father was a Korean Conflict veteran and her older brother was also a Marine Corps veteran. Her parents met while her father was serving in the USMC at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, and she was raised in this military community.
Together, Bobbi and her husband have one furry, four-legged child, a yellow lab named Maggie Bubbles. They enjoy going to the beach, being on their farm, raising ducks and spending time with family and friends.