Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson, Author at New Life Outlook

About Eric

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.

Eric's Work

COPD and Stress

Six Ways to Manage COPD and Stress

Over time stress will impact physical, mental and social health in unwanted ways. The COPD and stress cycle must end, but how can you put a stop to it?
by Eric Patterson on September 24, 2018
COPD and Anxiety

Why Are COPD and Anxiety Connected?

COPD and anxiety often go hand-in-hand — up to 75 percent of patients with severe COPD are thought to also struggle with anxiety.
by Eric Patterson, Brenda Vanta and Krystina Ostermeyer on December 11, 2017
Pet Therapy for COPD

How Pets Can Help Those With COPD

Having a pet with COPD, or animal assisted therapy, is essentially the use of animals that may produce a therapeutic response in a patient.
by Eric Patterson on August 30, 2016
Visitors With COPD

How to Cope With Visitors With COPD

When you have COPD, entertaining visitors can seem like a chore. Consider these tips for having visitors with COPD and enjoy yourself when people come over.
by Eric Patterson on June 7, 2016
COPD and Giving Up

Resisting the Urge to Give Up

Giving up is easy — especially when you are diagnosed with COPD. But resisting the urge to give up can lead to better treatment and quality of life.
by Eric Patterson on April 26, 2016
Staying Positive With COPD

Staying Positive With COPD

Staying positive with COPD isn't always easy. Counselor Eric Patterson shares his tips for combatting negativity in the face of illness.
by Eric Patterson on September 2, 2015
COPD Caregiver

9 Tips for Being a COPD Caregiver

If you are a COPD caregiver, you will need to care for yourself as much as you care for them.
by Eric Patterson on May 5, 2015
Coping With COPD Diagnosis

Coping With Your COPD Diagnosis

Counselor Eric Patterson and COPD patient Russell Winwood discuss strategies for coping with a COPD diagnosis.
by Eric Patterson and Russell Winwood on March 3, 2015
Talking About COPD

The Importance of Talking About COPD

People need other people, and you are no different. Communicating with others and talking about COPD can provide you with amazing positives.
by Eric Patterson on February 17, 2015
Explaining COPD to a Child

Explaining COPD to a Child

Explaining COPD to a child isn't easy, but you need to tell your children/grandchildren about your diagnosis. Consider these tips.
by Eric Patterson on February 10, 2015