Patrice Leopold, PhD, LMHC, NCC was born and raised in Miami, FL to Haitian immigrant parents. She is a double gator having earned her PhD in Counseling & Counselor Education and BS in Family, Youth, & Community Sciences from the University of Florida. She also earned her MA in Marriage, Couples, & Family Therapy from the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Leopold is currently a counselor educator and licensed counselor, thus her work entails training future counselors at the graduate school level and counseling individuals, couples, & families. She desires to continue promoting and researching establishing healthier relationships, marriages, & families within communities of color while dispelling the stigmas associated with counseling and other help seeking behaviors.
Dr. Leopold orients to the idea that people need people. Thus, as she continues to intentionally navigate connections & interactions of her own, she considers it a privilege to help others to love, celebrate, cherish, & learn from others and the world around them.