About Your Therapist

My name is Patrick Frame. I identify as a cisgender man and pansexual. I received my Master in Social Work, Clinical Concentration, from the top 20 percent ranked social work program at Saint Louis University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois and Missouri. I began my career working with adolescents in schools and residential treatment facilities. Then, I transitioned to community-based social work providing crisis response, individual, and family therapy to run away/homeless youth and their families. As my work was always centered around the effects of trauma, my transition to individual trauma therapy came naturally. For the past 3 years I have developed specialized skills working with victims of domestic and sexual violence and the LGBTQ+ community at a community agency locally sought out as the expert in domestic and sexual violence. I have developed, improved, and promoted LGBTQ+ programming for multiple agencies with which I was employed.

 I specialize in trauma work, specifically treating issues related to Domestic/Sexual/Intimate Partner Violence, bullying, and attachment. I am passionate in working with fellow humans identified on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and offer affirmative therapy approaches and gender affirming services. My experience has been with clients ages 12-65+. 

My work with LGBTQ+ programming, Safe Zones, and local advocacy have equipped me with the knowledge and experience to provide support in the community. Please contact me for interest in Safe Zone training, Diversity Training, LGBTQ+ consultation and presentations.

 I am a multi-disciplinary therapist who pulls interventions from my training in a variety of modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Behavioral Activation. I am currently training and building competence in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy.  

I reference and remain informed by The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). I am both Safe Zone Trained and trained as a Safe Zone Trainer.