Pat has made helping others her life's work. After living in several places, she has a wealth of experience that supports her private practice. A widow with 5 children Pat's academic, professional and volunteer work reflect the philosophy and life experience that makes such a difference for her patients and clients. In addition to her private practice, Pat continues to work with local groups such as the Anchorage School District, S.T.A.R. (Standing Together Against Rape) and other service agencies.
Pat's articles have been published in both popular, professional and academic journals. Her work has been featured in the international press. She is a respected public speaker and workshop presenter for events throughout the community.
2009: Awarded a Masters in Counseling, UAA, Anchorage, Alaska 1979: Awarded a Master of Science in Public Health with a specialization in mind/body counseling University of Chicago Medical Center (USA) 1972: Awarded a BS in Organizational Communication Ohio University (Athens, Ohio, USA)
Certifications include: EMDR Clinician Facilitator in Family Constellations, Family Constellations Africa. EQ-1, Baron Emotional Quotient Inventory 5-Year Certification Program in Process Work, Process Work Center of Portland (Oregon, USA)
Private counseling practice in Anchorage. Elementary school counselor, Anchorage School District Associate of the Consultancy Business School at the Institute for Independent Business International. Training and Development Director / Executive Partner of the Cerko Consulting Group Management Consultant / Partner of The Field. Providers of organizational culture transformation within companies, educational institutions and other organizations, using the methodology of Process Work. Senior Manager: Business Transformation and Change University of Stellenbosch Business School Independent Management Consultant (South Africa) Specializing in organizational transformation Coaching, mentoring, team development and assisting through the change process All interventions include interactions with executive, senior and middle management.
Peace Corps volunteer teacher Taught English (second language) and Mathematics (Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Oceania) Peace Corps volunteer teacher Taught English as a second language at the Navajo Reservation (Arizona, USA) Secretary of the International Goals for the Baha'is of the United States (Illinois, USA). Outplacement specialist and liaison for members seeking employment abroad. Served on the National Child Education Committee for the Baha'is of Southern Africa Assisted in development of moral education curriculum and its implementation throughout South Africa and neighboring countries Held moral education classes for primary and secondary school learners in rural communities around Pietersburg area. Yoga teacher (USA and Johannesburg, South Africa)
In 2015 Dannesh received his certification in Process Work from The Process work Institute of Portland Oregon, and in 2020 he received certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from Pesi Inc. In addition, Dannesh has received training in Family Constellation work and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In 2018 Dannesh received his B.A. in English with an emphasis on education from The University of Anchorage Alaska. Dannesh began working for NTL Group Inc. in 2016- managing client labs. In 2018, he took on the responsibility of mapping clients and compiling the necessary information to be included in the client’s report finding results. Dannesh has trained in martial arts his entire life, receiving instruction in Karate, kendo, Kenjitsu, Jeet-Kun-Do, Judo, boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, MMA and Jiu-jitsu- of which he is currently a three-stripe brown belt. In addition to his training, Dannesh has competed and fought professionally, and has been teaching martial arts since 2012. He is currently an instructor at Anchorage Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Dannesh is currently working towards his Master’s degree in clinical psychology.