Patrick Nagel M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor

As a psychotherapist, I am trained in interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and Brainspotting (see more about Brainspotting in My Practice). My eclectic style also incorporates aspects of family systems theory and attachment theory.  Although this is the foundation of my approach, I am always searching for fitting ways of defining problems and identifying solutions. When approaching mental health, I believe it's crucial to holistically address biological, spiritual, emotional, and cultural factors.

Years spent as a health educator and health researcher have taught me the importance of identifying individualized mechanisms that create meaning, insight, and change.  My clinical experience includes an evolving skill set focusing on sexuality, identity, healthy relationships, addiction, persistent anxiety, and chronic depression.

In my free time I enjoy playing music, having spent the past decade learning piano, keyboards, and guitar.  I'm always planning some type of trip to the coast and I confess that I do love the rainy day weather.



B.A. Major-Psychology, Minor-Human Sexuality (2011).  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

M.S. Counseling and Counselor's Education (2014).  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. (CACREP accredited)

Brainspotting trained Phase 1 (2018) Salem, Oregon

Brainspotting trained Phase 2 (2019) Salem, Oregon