Today is the day to reach out,
tomorrow is the day to feel better.

Are you having relationship difficulties? Do you feel stuck/hopeless? Are you suffering from a loss? Are you struggling with a life transition?

Maybe you have days where you feel totally alone, overwhelmed or misunderstood. You may be holding all of this inside or maybe you’ve tried to talk to friends or family, but just end up confused. You don’t have to struggle with this by yourself. I’d like to help guide you through your struggles and help you to find the true joy in living again (or maybe for the first time).

I Specialize in Couples Counseling Costa Mesa & Relationship issues such as:

  • Communication
  • Financial
  • Infidelity
  • Betrayal
  • Substance Abuse
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Parenting Issues

I also work with Individuals on issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management

I have a supportive and solution-focused approach where I use practical honest feedback and focus on your strengths to help you reach your goals. I believe that with authentic and genuine honesty, compassion and non-judgmental understanding, you can find hope, healing and ultimately a more fulfilling life.

Going through a major life change can feel overwhelming, even if it is a positive change like a new career. You might notice your energy level decreases, you might have difficulty focusing, or you could have a lack of interest in things that used to be exciting to you. It doesn’t have to be hopeless.

Counseling can give you an opportunity to grow and learn new ways of coping. I get excited when my clients express how counseling has helped them accomplish their goals and embrace positive change in their life. They are no longer left holding it all inside, frustrated and confused.

If you want someone to help and/or if you have questions, please contact me here; or, call to set up an appointment: 949-355-1305.

I am conveniently located in Newport Beach in Orange County, CA. Very close to Costa Mesa. Don’t wait any longer. Start getting your life back today!

Patrice Hooke

Patrice Hooke, LMFT
Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist
MFC #48171

Therapist Directory

While I have included my education and experience below, most people find it most helpful talking to me prior to their first session. I am happy to speak with you before you make an appointment by phone at 949 355 1305 or you may contact me here.


Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy

Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Campus, CA
First year in a Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program

San Diego State University
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a Minor in Psychology.


Private Practice/Sole Proprietor-Newport Beach, CA
Patrice L. Hooke, M.S., LMFT
2010 – Present

Morningside Recovery, Garden Grove & Irvine, CA
Primary Therapist – Dual Diagnosis – Substance Abuse/Mental Health

Conducted and documented Individual, Group and Family Therapy sessions. Interviewed clients, completed and documented Bio-Psychosocial Assessments. Created, monitored and updated client treatment plans, schedules, and goals, in a manner which was fully understood by the client and reflected client’s individualized treatment plan. Assessed needs for recovery, observed, evaluated and recorded.

Sovereign Health of CA, San Clemente, CA Senior Clinician – Dual Diagnosis/ Mental Health & Eating Disorders
Managed and provided counseling services in the treatment of patients with Dual Diagnosis (Substance Abuse, Psychosis, Depression, Bipolar etc). Provided assessment, diagnosis formulation, treatment planning, treatment intervention and psycho-education to clients and family members. Interviewed each patient to obtain complete Psychosocial case histories. Assessed needs for recovery, observed, evaluated and reported. Conducted Individual, Group and Family Counseling Sessions.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay” – San Rafael, CA
4 years as a Counselor and 8 years as a “Big Sister”.
Individual, Child and Family Counseling dealing with issues such as: communication/behavioral, family-chaos, substance abuse within the family, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, children with incarcerated parents, crisis-intervention, bipolar illness and learning disabilities.

“Community Institute For Psychotherapy” – San Rafael, CA
In-depth psychotherapy for adults, children, families and couples. Crisis intervention was included in my work. Worked with clients who were dealing with learning disabilities, bipolar illness, depression, relationship issues, life transitions and grief.

University of San Francisco “CENTER FOR CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT”: San Francisco, CA – A USF School-Based Family Counseling Program at Marina Middle School . Provided Counseling to 6th – 8th grade children and their parents, as well as consultation with principals and teachers. Most clients were children who were referred by their teachers for inappropriate behavior. Children were dealing with issues such as depression, learning disabilities, extremely difficult family/home situations, grief, stress and transitional issues.

“Family Services Agency of Marin County”, San Rafael, CA. Provided Counseling in the “Suicide Prevention Community Program” Provided “Life Skills” training to children (groups and individual) at Loma Verde Elementary School in Novato, CA .Provided Grief Counseling to individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief, etc.

“Sunny Hills Children’s Garden”, San Rafael, CA
Home-based family therapy with extremely challenging family systems. Provided Counseling with Couples, Families and Children struggling with depression, abuse, “acting-out”, alcohol abuse, marital and parent/child conflict and the impact of alcohol abuse on children. Counseled groups with issues ranging from financial difficulties, relationship problems, alcohol and substance abuse, family difficulties, family/children issues, mental illness, depression and major life transitions.


Level 1 John & Julie Gottman Certified Couples Therapist

“CAMFT” (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

“OCCAMFT” (Orange County California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

Certificate of Achievement Presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay “Outstanding Service to Children”

Completed/Certified 30 hours of professional Suicide Prevention training

Completed/Certified 30 hours of Grief Counseling training.

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