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

Menopause and Depression

What to Do When Menopause and Depression Occur Together

Afra Willmore and counselor Eric Patterson discuss the prevalence of menopause and depression, and how to combat its effects.
by Afra Willmore and Eric Patterson on January 11, 2017
Menopause and Self-Esteem

The Impact of Menopause on Self-Esteem

The perimenopause journey can be a blow to your confidence, but you can feel good about yourself again. Menopause and self-esteem can go together!
by Eric Patterson on August 25, 2015
The Men’s Guide to Menopause

The Men’s Guide to Menopause

Men will not have the massive changes to their physiology that women endure due to ever-changing hormone levels.
by Eric Patterson on May 6, 2015
Risk of Divorce

Risk of Divorce

Many divorce occur during the menopause years. Because of this, finding ways to improve your physical and psychological symptoms is essential.
by Eric Patterson on March 10, 2015
Managing Your Emotions

Managing Your Emotions

Menopause can take a huge toll on your mental health, but it doesn't have to. Consider these tips for managing your menopause and emotions.
by Eric Patterson on December 16, 2014
Stages of Menopause

Stages of Menopause

Understanding these stages of menopause will help you to understand and prepare yourself for what's coming.
by Eric Patterson on December 3, 2014
Menopause and Weight Loss

Menopause and Weight Loss

Weight gain during menopause is common but it does not have to be an eventuality. Use these tips to aid in weight loss and maintenance!
by Eric Patterson on November 26, 2014
Menopause and Family

Menopause and Family

Menopause and Family Support: During this transition, you need additional support. Make sure you have 'the menopause conversation' with your family.
by Eric Patterson on October 21, 2014
Menopause and Anxiety

Menopause and Anxiety

During menopause, the body can get menopause and anxiety symptoms confused. Find out how you can prevent anxiety from taking over.
by Eric Patterson on October 1, 2014
Menopause Identity Crisis

You’re Still You: Getting Through a Menopause Identity Crisis

Menopause marks a huge physical and emotional shift in your life: you may find that you are not thinking, looking or feeling like yourself.
by Eric Patterson on July 29, 2014