Are you a woman who feels like something's missing in your life or in you?

Together, we can do something about that.

On the outside,
your life might look just fine to others.
But on the inside you don't feel fine.

You've lost track of an important part of yourself.

There's an empty space inside, and you're not sure you really know yourself.

Your self-esteem and self-compassion need a boost.

You're hard on yourself, your own biggest critic. You think you're not enough.

Stress, anxiety and worry are frequent companions.

Your thoughts can go a mile a minute. You feel tense and it’s difficult to relax.

You've been overwhelmed by grief, loss or life transition.

You feel raw and confused, and are struggling to make sense of things.

It's hard to feel joy and you wonder if you’re depressed.

Your enthusiasm is missing, and it's an effort to get through the day.

You thought your life or career would be more satisfying.

You’re unsure where you’re headed, or can’t get going on your plans and goals.

If you see yourself here you're not alone. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, focused support is available through brief therapy or coaching. No long term commitment required.


Hi, I'm Patty Bechtold.

I'm a Santa Rosa-based counselor, psychotherapist and life coach. And I'm passionate about helping women through challenging times.

Here's what I believe: there's a wise woman inside of you waiting to help you find what's missing. She's there even when you feel overwhelmed, worried, anxious and uncertain.

And part of my job is to make way for you to hear and trust the voice of your deepest wisdom.

I offer services all along the continuum of counseling, therapy and life coaching. During the COVID-19 pandemic we'll meet through safe and secure telephone or video sessions.

Read more about my Services

Counseling & Therapy Services

Coaching Services

You don’t have to do this alone.

Counseling, therapy and life coaching really can help you connect to your deepest wisdom.

  • Know yourself better and feel free to be who you truly are
  • Be kinder to yourself and more comfortable in your own skin
  • Create healthy boundaries and make your needs a priority
  • Relax and open up to deeper, more satisfying relationships
  • Feel confident making decisions and moving forward
  • Thrive and live with joy, meaning, purpose and wisdom

Feeling a little lost? Begin finding yourself again with my free course.

You’ll also get monthly Wisdom Notes from me and updates on my offerings.