Patricia Ariadne, Ph.D., LMFT

  Dr. Patricia Ariadne is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Encinitas, California. Known as The Transition Therapist, Patricia focuses on helping people deal with life’s crises and critical turning points.  She often helps people:


  • Deal with the loss of a dear one or beloved pet
  • Recover  from divorce and find the courage to move on
  • Heal from childhood abuse
  • Discover new career paths and opportunities
  • Manage the emotional and psychological issues around serious illness or injury
  • Navigate the challenges of aging and the fear of dying

As an associate professor of psychology, Patricia understands the unique challenges faced by emerging adults. And with her most recent research on aging for her latest book, Enlightened Aging, she bridges the wide range of issues faced by people of all ages,


Patricia is the author of several books, including the Transition Series: Enlightened Aging: Living with Passion, Play and Purpose; Bridging Night and Day: Decoding the Hidden Messages of Your Dreams; and Navigating Change: How to Go from Trauma to Transformation. Reader-friendly and interactive, these guidebooks give people tools to live happier and more satisfying lives. 


One of Patricia’s therapeutic tools is dream work. Her unique approach to dreams has been featured on television, radio, and the print media as well as at professional conferences and seminars across the country.  Read an interview with Patricia on how dreams can help us through difficult transitions.