Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson, Author at New Life Outlook

About Eric

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.

Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter side with Consume Review Repeat. Whether the topic is as serious as the impacts of anxiety or as silly as the best iced coffees around, Eric strives to keep his writing sharp, engaging and enlightening.

Eric loves his daughters, indie rock music and all things zombies. Read more about Eric and his writing on his website.

Eric's Work

Ways to Cope With Anxiety and Migraines

Ways to Cope With Anxiety and Migraines

Anxiety and migraines go hand in hand when you constantly worry about when the next migraines will hit, where you'll be, and how bad it might become.
by Eric Patterson and Sarah Rathsack on August 23, 2016
Migraines and Depression

Understand the Link Between Migraines and Depression

If you have migraines, chances are you have depression as well. This common coexistence is due to the bidirectional nature of migraines and depression.
by Eric Patterson and Barbara Leech on December 15, 2015
Therapy for Migraines

Could Therapy Help With Migraine Management?

Have you considered seeing a therapist? Counselor Eric Patterson discusses the ways therapy for migraines can help.
by Eric Patterson on September 9, 2015
Marriage With Migraines: Tips for Sufferers and Spouses

Tips for Migraine Sufferers and Their Spouses

Migraine sufferer Barbara Leech and counselor Eric Patterson share their tips for a happy marriage with migraines in the picture.
by Barbara Leech and Eric Patterson on May 20, 2015
How to Help With a Migraine

How You Can Help Someone With Migraine

If you have a friend or loved one who lives with migraine, read on to learn how to help with a migraine and how to avoid making things worse.
by Eric Patterson on March 25, 2015
Bipolar Migraines

Treating and Preventing Migraines With Bipolar Disorder

If you have migraines paired with depression and treatment has been unsuccessfully able to manage either, you may actually have bipolar migraines.
by Eric Patterson on March 4, 2015
Understanding Migraines

Coping With a Lack of Migraine Understanding

Many people have trouble understanding migraines. Consider these tips for coping with a lack of understanding and educating the people in your life.
by Eric Patterson on February 19, 2015
Stress and Migraines

Stress Levels Could Impact Migraine Pain

The interaction between stress and migraines is a delicate one to balance as the pain triggers stress and the stress triggers pain.
by Eric Patterson on December 29, 2014
How to Enjoy Life

Embracing the Good Days to Enjoy Life Despite Migraines

Even people who suffer from severe migraines have good days, but often spend too much time trying to reduce negatives than figuring out how to enjoy life.
by Eric Patterson on October 28, 2014