Dr. Patterson is a licensed psychologist in the states of Nevada and New Mexico. Dr. Patterson received their doctorate from Utah State University in a combined Clinical/Counseling/School psychology program, their master of science from Eastern Washington University in a psychology program with a clinical emphasis, and their bachelor of art degree in psychology from University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dr. Patterson completed an APA – accredited pre-doctoral internship and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Patterson’s clinical interests include LGBTQ+ populations with an emphasis on care for gender minorities, anxiety, depression, adjustment and transition concerns, and trauma. They approach therapy from a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and behavioral intervention approach with a feminist, multicultural, compassion-focused lens. Dr. Patterson is currently the co-chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and is an active member of the Nevada Psychological Association. In their free time, Dr. Patterson enjoys reading, hiking, baking, and spending time with friends and family.