Jennifer L. Patterson, Psy.D., LCPC
Jennifer Patterson, Psy.D., LCPC, has a mission to offer evidence-based psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives. She is the clinical director of the MidAmerican Psychological Institute (MPI) in Joliet, Illinois and established MPI’s Clinic for Compulsive Behaviors which aims to use evidenced-based treatment for behaviors like hoarding, self-injury and emotional eating. At MPI she supervises pre-doctoral candidates using ACT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). Dr. Patterson also provides consultation for rehabilitation and pain patients at Silver Cross Hospital.
Dr. Patterson received both her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and empirically supported treatments. She is an ACT trainer who leads workshops across the country and served as the vice-president of the Chicago Chapter for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Patterson is a featured psychologist on Hoarding: Buried Alive on The Learning Channel and an author for Psychology Today’s blog When More Isn’t Enough.
Financial: Jennifer Patterson has an employment relationship with MidAmerican Psychological Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Jennifer Patterson is a member of the American Psychological Association; and Illinois Psychological Association.