Everyone faces challenges in life … individual issues, relational problems, family struggles. During these times, professional counseling and therapy can offer needed guidance and support.
Hinkle & Associates treats a wide range of clinical problems, including depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological issues, substance abuse, personality disorders and child-parent problems.
Companies, agencies, organizations – sometimes, these groups can benefit from the education and guidance of Hinkle & Associates. With its unique background in mental health as it relates to the criminal justice system.
Hinkle & Associates provides a wide range of specialized group consultation and training services.
Pat Hinkle Bio
Pat Hinkle, founder of Hinkle & Associates, brings a distinctive background to his work as a trained counselor and therapist.
Drawing from experiences gained during his three-year deployment in the
U.S. Army Military Police Corps, followed by a 28-year career with the Lenexa, Kansas Police Department, Pat finds a natural connection with people confronting trauma, crisis situations and challenging life events.
As both a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, Patís practice is built on providing confidential and supportive therapy techniques. His background is extensive, including a bachelorís degree in criminal justice and a masterís degree in counseling. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a long-time instructor at Johnson County Regional Police Academy. In addition, he has clinical counseling experience at the Kansas City Salvation Armyís adult rehabilitation clinic, and Shawnee Mission Medical Centerís emergency room and in-patient mental health unit.
Patís work and leadership have been honored through various awards and appointments. These include a Bronze Medal of Valor from Kansas City Crime Commission/KMBC TV 9 in 1992, and positions on the National Alliance for Mental Illness Board of Directors (Johnson County, KS affiliate) and the Kansas Law Enforcement Council-Crisis Intervention Team. Pat has been featured in television appearances and published interviews, sharing his insights on notorious criminal cases and related issues. He also is an active member of numerous government, professional and civic organizations at the local and state level.
Pat and his family are life-long residents of the Greater Kansas City area.