Carolyn Patton, EdD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years experience as a psychotherapist with individuals and couples, specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, issues involving relationship discord, grief, adults surviving childhood abuse, codependency, and women’s issues.

Dr. S. Carolyn Patton received her doctorate from the University of Tennessee in Educational Psychology. She has enjoyed a variety of life and professional experiences, including counseling in a two-year college, a community mental health center, an employee assistance program, and in private practice. Her most recent training includes advanced work in the Internal Family Systems Model and in the Hakomi Method.

As a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Patton’s focus is on adult response to developmental changes and to the many problems of adulthood. Using a family systems approach with an emphasis on balance, she works both with individuals and couples.

Co- facilitating a psychotherapy group for women also is a primary interest. Dr. Patton has co-authored a number of journal articles and conducted workshops on topics such as stress management, time management, effective communication, and women’s development.