Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist: Anger Control, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, teen and adult men.

Meet Patrick

Founder & Clinical Director

Psychotherapist

Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Certified 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

 

Reprocessing ANGER - experiencing and expressing powerful emotions and vulnerability in a healthy way .

 

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

 

Recovering from TRAUMA and negative life-changing experiences.

 

Mindfully navigating stress.

 

 

Client Focus

 

Adults and Adolescents

Retreats:

MANifest: Retreats for Men's Health

Currently, no future dates scheduled

The Seasons of Resilience

Atlanta, GA

Currently, no future dates scheduled

 

Credentials

 

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

 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - CSW004964

Georgia

 

Certified Mindfulness-Informed Clinician (CMC-1)

Evergreen Certifications           

 

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist - The Anxiety and Stress Management Institute &

National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists 

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Evergreen Certifications

 

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 Level 1 Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide

Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership

 

Trained in Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator: 

The Enneagram in Relationships.

 

Professional Acknowledgements

 

Shoutout Atlanta

Voyage ATL Magazine: Inspiring Stories series

Best of Psychotherapy Hall of Fame (6 consecutive years)

 

 

Professional Affiliations

 

National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists

Men's Health Network

Board of Advisers

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

Contributing writer for Psych Central

 

Metro Atlanta Therapist Network

Intown Therapist Network

 

Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers

Former Legislative Committee Co-Chair and board member

FEI Behavioral Health Services

Speaker, Trainer: Mindfulness & Stress Management

In-network Insurance Plans

Anthem / Blue Cross Blue Shield

Patrick Bryant, LCSW

Trainings & Speaking Engagements

 

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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