Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania 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.
MS and depression often go together – up to half of all people with MS will meet the criteria for a diagnosis. Learn more about why, and getting help.
Did you know that pet therapy for MS has a wide range of benefits? These benefits can range from therapeutic to improving mental and physical health.
Dating with MS may pose some challenges most people don't have to think about, but that doesn't mean you can't find your soul mate.
Staying optimistic with MS isn't always easy, and it does not just happen. You have to make it happen. Here are some simple tips to help.
As if MS on its own wasn't difficult enough, many people suffer with MS and anxiety as well. Learn how to cope from counselor Eric and MS warrior Libby.
Sex and intimacy with MS can be a struggle. Counselor Eric Patterson shares some tips for maintaining intimacy despite the challenges of MS.
Maintaining healthy relationships while battling MS isn't easy. Counselor Eric Patterson shares some strategies for coping with MS and relationships.
It's important to your overall well-being that MS and exercise go hand in hand. Learn about the many benefits of exercise and how to overcome the barriers.
Depression, anxiety and mood swings are all common in people with MS. This MS mental health impact needs to be treated just as much as physical symptoms do.
If you've recently had to make the shift to a wheelchair, you may be grieving your loss of mobility. Consider these tips for adjusting to a wheelchair.