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

Coping With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living a Full and Healthy Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis

As soon as you're diagnosed, you begin the coping process. Counselor Eric Patterson shares some positive strategies for coping with rheumatoid arthritis.
by Eric Patterson on February 19, 2019
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression

Maintaining Your Mental Health With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physical and mental health challenges can overlap, triggering low moods and feelings of helplessness. Here's What to know about RA and mental health.
by Eric Patterson and Mariah Leach on April 21, 2017
Art Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Art Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Set your eyes on a treatment that improves your health on multiple levels. There is no better way than to be creative with art therapy for RA.
by Eric Patterson on August 4, 2015
Keeping Positive Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis

Keeping Positive Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA causes so much pain, discomfort and frustration that pessimism can easily take hold. Optimism doesn't come back on its own – you have to fight for it.
by Eric Patterson on May 27, 2015
Jump Into Spring With More Exercise, Rest and Remedies for RA

Jump Into Spring With More Exercise, Rest and Remedies for RA

The remedies you can utilize to improve your RA will improve your mood and vice versa. Follow these tips to get the most out of your spring.
by Eric Patterson on April 14, 2015
Helping Others with Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

Helping Others With Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many people struggle with understanding rheumatoid arthritis, as it doesn't have an obvious visible impact. Consider these tips for helping them get there.
by Eric Patterson on February 26, 2015
RA and the Risk of Isolation

RA and the Risk of Isolation

RA and isolation easily go hand in hand, if you let them. Counselor Eric Patterson discusses the temptation to isolated yourself and fighting against it.
by Eric Patterson on February 11, 2015
PMR for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Could Help Relieve Symptoms of RA

Have you tried PMR for rheumatoid arthritis? Progressive muscle relaxation may help you to loosen your stiff joints and muscles.
by Eric Patterson on October 15, 2014