Patti Abel


Patti Abel


Online, Wooster, Northwest Schools


800-642-4560 x839



AA in Business from Ohio State University, Master of Arts in Christian Education, Master of Arts in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry (Spiritual Formation) through Ashland Theological Seminary.


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.


Patti is ordained in the North American Lutheran Church and is recording secretary for NW Ohio District. She has led classes in Spiritual Formation and has been active with the youth in past. She has taught college students Psychology for Akron University at a satellite location. She has multi-faceted experience in Mental Health diagnosis and treatment over 19 years. She has worked in many different facets of Mental Health including on Call pre-screener for individuals in crisis that were assessed for hospitalization and was Director of Emergency Services through community mental health and has worked extensively with children and families throughout her career. Patti has had extensive training in Trauma Informed treatment, Multi-Systemic therapy (MST), CBT, Anxiety and Depression, Grief Therapy and Play Therapy. As these are main focuses for her, she also teaches relaxation and breathing techniques to clients as well as spiritual disciplines as appropriate.

Personal statement:

We are all on a journey together. My goal is to walk together with others in order to abide and help guide them along the way to peace and stronger self-identity. “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” (1 John 3a) So often, we have lost our way and identities through all the chaos, confusion and pain in life. We are here with purpose, to be loved and to show love to others. All people have a divine potential. As a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly, we too are called to transform. “Do not conform to the pattern of the world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (Romans 12: 2a). Transformation of our thinking and identities are key to help others on their individual journeys. I believe we have a unique opportunity to help others break down the roadblocks that they have had placed before them, help them to heal and walk in greater peace, joy and confidence in who they are.

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