Patrick Rathbun, LICSW


Patrick Rathbun, MSSW, LICSW


“Getting to know people is one of the most satisfying and consistent motivations in my life. I’ve pursued this as an undergraduate student of journalism as well as in volunteer efforts, crisis, recovery, and military work.”

Patrick brings passion to investigating and deepening self-knowledge. His compassion and understanding are foundational elements of his work. With a background in mindfulness practice(s), Patrick encourages clients to connect with their natural strengths and blends this with concrete skill-building to provide support in navigating sensitivities.

Ask me about: Neil Young, Pema Chodron, poetry, vegetarian cooking, living in England, Nashville, and Northern California.

Ever since I was young, I’ve been: Invested in learning about myself through books, particularly through others’ very human experiences.

Favorite Quote: “Life is a good teacher and a good friend. Things are always in transition if we could only realize it. Nothing ever sums itself up in the way we dream about it. The off-center, in-between state is an ideal situation, a situation in which we don’t get caught, and we can open our hearts and minds beyond limit.” -Pema Chodron

Favorite kind of couples: I truly admire anyone who has the courage to ask for help. Disruptive priorities sometimes obscure our desires, passions, and motivations, and openness to exploring the things that can muddy the waters is a noble and challenging endeavor.


MSSW in Social Work – University of Tennessee
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Certificate
Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level I and II
Graduate Certificate in Trauma Therapy
Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead curriculum
Additional training in: Internal Family Systems and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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