About Pat Skinner, MA, LPC

patriciaMy mission is about prevention. I help step families survive. Specifically, I teach parents how to create strong and rewarding second marriages and find ways to avert crises within the step family.
– Pat Skinner
STEP PARENTING & PARENTING
  • Talk Radio Host –The milehiradio.com, live on the internet – discussions on divorce and support. “Dealing with Divorce”
  • Talk Radio Host – The Dad Show, live on the Internet in RealAudio; discussions on family life from a male point of view. New Beginnings, Life After Divorce www.castlerockradio.com
  • Seminar – Step Parenting: Creating the Family of Your Dreams (13 years)
  • Group Leader — Support Groups for Step-Partners (11 years)
  • Instructor – For court-ordered parents, Aurora Center for Treatment, and AMEND (15 years)
  • Media – Radio talk shows on KTLK, KWBI; and television KACT-TV
  • Published author – Rocky Mountain News, Colorado Parent Magazine, *Divorce in Denver
  • Presenter – 20th Annual Child Custody Conference (1996); The Association of Family & Conciliation Courts Conference (1997); churches; professional organizations; corporations including Lockheed Martin, Coors, State of Colorado
Co-Parenting After Divorce
  • Instructor: Court-ordered co-parenting classes, at Parenting and Divorce Center (11 years)
  • Coach – Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals (4 years)
Domestic Violence
  • Instructor – Trainings for counselors at Domestic Violence facilities and court-ordered classes in child abuse and neglect for offenders and families (10 years)
Experience & Qualifications
  • Psychotherapist since 1981
  • Private practice: individuals, couples and groups. Specialties: anger management; divorce coaching; communication skills; marriage and relationship counseling; parents and adult children of dysfunctional families
  • Licenses in Colorado – Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Facilitator — groups, workshops and seminars
  • Instructor – Community College of Denver; Emily Griffith Opportunity School; Community College of Denver; Arapahoe Community College; Jewish Community Center of Denver; Swedish Hospital; Los Angeles City Schools
EDUCATION

Basic Medication Certification 2005

Masters in Guidance and Counseling, CU Denver (1981)

Bachelor of Arts, UCLA (1959)

Teaching Credentials, General Elementary and Exceptional Child, USC (1962)

Adult Education and Early Childhood Education Life Credentials, UCLA (1973)

Colorado Vocational Credential (1978)

Domestic Violence Certification (1990)