Gina L. Patterson, Psy.D.
Dr. Patterson has focused her career on helping others find healing through their own strengths and resiliencies. Many life circumstances bring people to seek therapy for healing and growth such as psychological trauma, physical injury or illness, or significant life changes. She uses a strong therapeutic relationship along with various interventions and skills building approaches including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) within a Mindfulness context.
Dr. Patterson has been providing healing psychotherapy for over twenty years in a variety of settings to a diverse population of clients. She has been a staff psychologist in several settings and most recently was the Clinical Director of OneEighty overseeing outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment, the domestic violence shelter and the rape crisis program. Dr. Patterson has been active at the state level serving three terms on the Board of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, providing written testimony on legislation and providing expert testimony on domestic violence cases.
She finds joy in being with others on their journey of healing and finding their own joy.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders
Psychological Trauma – childhood abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, witness violence
Chronic health issues, chronic pain, disability
Substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Ohio since 1998
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Trained 2021
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional 2020
John Hopkins School of Nursing Certification in Danger Assessment (Lethality Assessment) 2008
The Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy Advanced Training Program in The Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy 2003
Wright State University School of Professional Psychology-Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 1997
Dissertation Topic: Professional psychology and disability awareness: Recommendations for professional psychology training programs
Pre-doctoral Internship Michigan State University 1997
Ohio Dominican University- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Summa cum laude, 1993
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