More about Lauren Patterson…
Dr. Patterson (she/her/hers) received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Georgia Southern, making her a proud “Triple Eagle.” She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Purdue University Counseling and Psychological Services in West Lafayette, Indiana. Following internship, Dr. Patterson quickly returned to Statesboro to continue serving the Georgia Southern student body. She is Chair of the Georgia Southern Sexual Assault Response Team and heads the planning and implementation of many programming initiatives, including Sexual Assault Awareness Week and Walk A Mile in Her Shoes ©. She is a certified R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense instructor. Dr. Patterson also serves on the Board of Directors for the Teal House: Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center. Dr. Patterson’s clinical interests include depression, anxiety, sexual violence and trauma, relationship concerns, multiculturalism, rural mental health, women and gender issues, and gender and sexual minority concerns. Her therapeutic style is integrative of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Feminist Therapy, and trauma-informed approaches. Dr. Patterson was the 2020 recipient of the Kathryn Grube Unsung Hero Award at the Georgia Southern Eagle Excellence Awards ceremony.
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Georgia Southern University
APA-Accredited Internship, Purdue University Counseling and Psychological Services
MS, Clinical Psychology, Georgia Southern University
BS, Psychology, Georgia Southern University
What is your favorite dessert? Cake, cookies, candy, pie. All desserts are my favorite desserts. I could never choose just one!
Favorite quote: “It is the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho. And basically everything Kurt Vonnegut ever wrote and/or said.