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Patrick Bryant, LCSW

Meet Patrick

Founder & Clinical Director

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Certified Mindfulness-Informed Professional

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide

Existing Clients Only

As a native Georgian, I strive to learn about, be involved in, and strengthen my community. Getting to know you and understanding your values and worldview are not only my craft, but my passion. I chose Social Work because of the emphasis on building from strengths you already have, and the understanding of harmony between the self and systems in which we function. My holistic approach to helping teens and adults is rooted in seeing and working with each person as, first and foremost, a human being, rather than a problem to be fixed. I truly believe that harmony or balance with your complete self (mind, body, emotion, and spirit) is what helps you reach a state of contentment and a healthy connection with self and others. Who you are at your core (Self) is in charge. Sometimes, other parts of you become overreactive, and take over. By creating harmony among your internal system, you're better equipped to navigate the external system that is your lived experience.


As one area of focus, my work with adolescent and adult men is from a safe, non-judgmental approach to strengthen a healthy relationship with masculinity and identity. Men are more than stoicism, anger, responsibilities, and needs for success. We have a spectrum of emotion, and face challenges navigating vulnerability, like anyone else; however, this experience may present or look different in men. Creating time and space to grow and develop your complete self will not only bring enrichment to your life, but to others around you. Our work, together, may include navigating stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, or relationship challenges. 

Though men's health is one area of focus for me, I am honored to work with all genders in identifying strengths, and learning to use those strengths as aids in navigating obstacles that life presents. My training and experience in various modalities and theoretical constructs allows me to tailor our work to best meet your needs. There are many therapists in Decatur and the Atlanta area, and I understand finding a good fit in a therapist is crucial to a healthy therapeutic relationship. That's why I offer a free phone consultation up to 15 minutes for people interested in working with me. Let's discuss your path for growth and development  (404) 491-7751 ext 1.


My clinical work is largely influenced by my personal practices of mindfulness, meditation, Aikido, and connection to the natural world. I firmly believe that if I bring mindfulness and meditation into the therapy space, I must maintain my own personal practice; therefore, I do. Additionally, the principals of Aikido are easily noticed in my therapeutic approach. Though I provide no instruction on self-defense or specific Aikido skill for my clients, I embrace and incorporate a heightened sense of awareness and harmony between mind, body, and spirit (“ki”). We use the energy of external stressors as momentum to move through it, rather than take an exhaustive stance to fight against it, thereby empowering you through consciousness, confidence, and competence. So much research is currently being done on the benefits in our innate connection with nature, and the consequences of severing/minimizing this connection. I encourage a healthy relationship with the "more than human world" as you learn to navigate discomfort, rather than avoid it.

I also offer quality and affordable clinical supervision for associate licensed/master's level social workers pursuing clinical licensure (LCSW). Quality supervision plays a crucial role in becoming an exceptional clinician. We not only review clinical modalities, but focus on how you as a person show up for and with your clients. 


Special Focus


Mindfully navigating stress.

Therapy for MEN- growth and development of self and relationships.


Recovering from TRAUMA and negative life-changing experiences.

Reprocessing ANGER - experiencing and expressing powerful emotions and

vulnerability in a healthy way.



Client Focus


Adults and Adolescents

Psychotherapy, Consulting (personal, entrepreneurial, clinical),

Mindfulness Instruction, Mindful Nature Connection,

Healthy Identities for men


Healthier Humans through Mindfulness

Dates TBD

New & Expecting Fathers

Coming September 2023 (6-week group)


Nature's Calling: A Mindful Outdoor Adventure for Men

October 6-8, 2023  -  Suches, GA

Back to the Roots: A Mindful Outdoor Retreat for Men

April 21-23, 2023  -  Suches, GA

Seasons of Resilience: Building egostrength, distress tolerance, and 

confidence, through mindfulness and self-compassion

Atlanta, GA

No dates currently scheduled




Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Georgia  -  CSW004964

Master of Social Work - The University of Georgia

Athens, GA     l      2010 


Bachelor of Science in Psychology - The University of Georgia

Athens, GA      l      2007

Certified Mindfulness-Informed Professional

Evergreen Certifications 


Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Evergreen Certifications


Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist - The Anxiety and Stress Management Institute &

National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists 

Certified Level 1 Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide

Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Certificate

Richard Sears, PsyD - Professional Education Systems Institute

Trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Traumatic Stress Studies Certificate

The Trauma Center at JRI - Boston, MA

Certified in Wilderness First Aid

Survival Med, Affiliate of Wilderness Medical Society


Trained in Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator: The Enneagram in Relationships.

The Enneagram Institute


Professional Acknowledgements


Canvas Rebel

Shoutout Atlanta

Voyage ATL Magazine: Inspiring Stories series

Best of Psychotherapy Hall of Fame (6 consecutive years)



Professional Affiliations


MANLĒ (Manifesting a New Lived Experience)

Founder, CEO

Round Table Discussions (recurring series about roles and identities of present-day men)


Decatur Business Association

Abundance Collective

Founding Member

Kripalu School for Mindful Outdoor Leadership

Level 1 Graduate

National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists

Men's Health Network

Board of Advisers

Recurring guest on One Small Bite with David Orozco (podcast)

Contributing writer for Psych Central


Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers

Former Legislative Committee Co-Chair and board member

FEI Behavioral Health Services

Speaker, Trainer: Mindfulness & Stress Management

Out-of-network for all Insurance Plans

Some or all of my fee may be covered by your insurance as out-of-network. For verification of benefits, please call the number on your insurance card to ask about coverage.

Patrick Bryant, LCSW

Trainings & Speaking Engagements

Expert Panelist "Real Talk: The Intersection of DV & Equity" Fulton County District Attorney's Office October 2023 "Nature Heals". as part of Getting Outdoors Wellness Campaign Digital Envoy August 2023 Nature's Good Medicine: How being in nature is good for your health City of South Fulton June 2023 Unwrapping Stress: Mindfully Navigating the Holiday Season FEI Network December 2021 Mindfully Navigating Stress in the Workplace and Beyond FEI Network April 2020 Mindfully Navigating Stress in the Workplace and Beyond Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta May 2019 The Inner-Life of a Therapist: Panel Discussion Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work March 2019 Mindful Stress Management in the Workplace and Beyond City of Roswell April 2018 Mindful Stress Management in the Workplace and Beyond American Cancer Society December 2017 Navigating Workplace Stress Georgia Department of Transportation June 2017 Mindfulness and the Creative Process Bridging the Gap Conference @ The Community School March 2017 ​The Business Hour with Ron Comacho America's Web Radio June 2016 Mindfulness in The Workplace Georgia Department of Transportation June 2016 Managing Workplace Stress The Boys & Girls Club of America April 2016 Legislative Issues 101: How policy affects practice Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, Legislative Salon March 2016 The Journey of Anger in Men: The science, the process, the treatment. Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, Monthly Workshop Series November 2015 Juvenile Assessment & Intervention System National Council on Crime and Dilenquency October 2011 Madera, CA & San Jose, CA

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