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Therapy Services

Family Therapy

Help with resolving family conflict, coping with life stress and trauma, and help for children and/or teens with big emotions like anger, depression, and anxiety.
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Therapy for Children

Help with ADHD, anger, depression, anxiety, conduct (i.e. lying, stealing, aggression), life stress/trauma, and bullying.
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Therapy for Teens

Help with ADHD, anger, depression, anxiety, conduct (i.e. lying, stealing, aggression), life stress/trauma, bullying, cell phone addictions, and suicidality.
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Therapy for Adults

Help with anger, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, emotional burnout from caring for others with severe needs, and challenges unique to men.
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Hello, I'm Patrick Middleton

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Bakersfield, CA

I’m a Christian licensed Marriage and Family Therapist local to Bakersfield, CA. I work with children, families, and adults that are looking for professional therapy with Christ as the foundation.

"Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."

Patrick and I met about 3 years ago. Shortly after our initial meeting he and I participated in some additional Christian counselor training through our church. During that time, as we sat at the same table and discussed the various counseling scenarios, I could tell that Patrick was a man of wisdom and careful thought. I recognized in Patrick a man who was observant of the situation as well as kind and respectful. Each time we discussed any topic, he created a warm environment for open discussion. I’ve also had opportunities to see Patrick serve others sacrificially at times when many would have not gone the “extra mile”. That comes from a kind and giving heart. People who need counseling often spend a great deal of time – as they should – determining who would be the “best fit” for their counseling needs. In my case, were I on the same determined path to find a good, clear-headed, and Christ-directed counselor who is a man of integrity, Patrick is the kind of man and counselor from whom I would want to gain help from.

Mark Whyte

Professor, Liberty University Online; Former Staff, Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)

Multiple Therapy Options

Your needs and wants matter in therapy. I want you to feel comfortable with the process. I use a combination of tools from a variety of different types of therapy to best support you, your needs, and your preferences. Your therapy might include a combination of techniques from:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Attachment-based Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solutions-Focused Therapy
  • Structural and Strategic Family Therapy

Please contact me today to schedule your free phone consultation