Ask the Expert: Patricia Macomber, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
The Life Solution Center of Darien is a collaborative community providing education, treatment, prevention, and multi-disciplinary answers to life’s problems. Its mission is to help people through challenges and transitions by providing a network of professionals under one roof who are uniquely positioned to address the whole person in multiple facets of his or her life.
Here at The Life Solution Center of Darien, we are composed of experts and specialists in a wide variety of complementary disciplines. Each month, we “Ask the Expert” and feature one of our professionals to showcase their area of specialty.
What made you decide to become a therapist?
I have entertained the idea of becoming a therapist on and off my whole life. Somehow, the timing was never right until I was in my mid fifties. Suddenly, the stars were aligned and I was ready to pursue my dream.
What brought you to the specialty of Marriage and Family?
Family dynamics have always intrigued me. Being married for a long time plus being a parent gives me a lot of life experience. I felt I had a lot to offer my clients.
What is a common issue these days with marriages and families?
A common issue for marriages is not making the time to connect. It is easy to take your marriage for granted. It is the most important relationship in your life. It needs attention and nurturing. Without that it will disintegrate.
A common issue with families is children who fail to launch. Today’s parents do not want their children to make mistakes, fail at something or make their own decisions. This results in an adult child who is incapable of taking responsibility for their own life.
What sets you apart from other therapists?
I think what sets me apart is my deep empathy for others, my life experience and my sense of humor. I feel that I have an innate ability to connect with people. I listen intently and “hear” what my clients are saying.
More About Tricia
Tricia is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and holds a Master’s degree in this discipline from Fairfield University. She provides therapy for individuals, couples and families with emphasis on issues surrounding parenting, marital difficulties, and life challenges of adulthood that may relate to a breakdown in relationships. Knowing that life is a series of transitions, Tricia helps facilitate her clients’ navigation through the imbalances that those transitions present.
The goals for therapy are always established in close collaboration with the client. Tricia assists clients in examining their relationships and tapping into their own personal “tool box” to make the changes necessary to alleviate the presenting problem.
As a devoted marriage and family therapist with compassion, honed active listening skills and a sense of humor, Tricia creates a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space for all of her clients. Call for an appointment (203) 636-0080 or email: email@example.com