A Mindful Therapist

Sometimes we need the help of a companion and guide in sitting with and exploring our own discomfort. Working with present moment discomfort, and learning how to live more comfortably in that discomfort—to me, that is mindful therapy.
— Patrick

About Patrick

Patrick is a licensed psychotherapist and national certified counselor. He holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University and an interdisciplinary bachelor's degree in Economics and Psychology also from Vanderbilt University.

Patrick founded Mindful Therapy Nashville with a particular interest in combining the core teachings and practices of mindfulness with more Western traditional approaches to therapy. Patrick offers a unique and accessible approach to therapy, co-creating and cultivating a non-judgmental and compassionate space with each individual. Patrick is a co-founder of Mindful Nashville, and a current board member of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute.

Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Training

After completing his graduate degree in 2012, Patrick headed out west to Northern California to study and practice mindfulness meditation and to explore the intersection of mindfulness and psychotherapy. Patrick worked as an outpatient therapist at a mindfulness based clinic, called Middle Way Health, supervised by Stephen Bryant Walker, LMFT (Lama Yeshe Jinpa). He also worked with New Dawn Recovery Treatment Centers, supervised by psychologist, June Ruse, Psy.D., as a residential and outpatient therapist, and initiated New Dawn’s mindfulness and recovery program.

While in California, Patrick lived in an intentional yoga community in Sacramento for a year, called Lotus Garden Meditation Center, and completed residential training retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, and a residential training program at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center with teacher Tenshin Roshi in the Soto/Rinzai Zen White Plum lineage. Patrick returned to Nashville in 2014 and established Mindful Therapy Nashville as a way to share his experiences with the Nashville community. Patrick completed a mindfulness facilitator training program for healthcare professionals at Vanderbilt Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in 2017, and is part of an ongoing mindfulness peer supervision group. Patrick is currently part of a 2-year Dharmacharya Buddhist Teacher Training program through Heartwood Refuge Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

License & Certification

Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (TN License # 3569)

National Certified Counselor (Certification # 303547)