Dr. Kaitlin Patton is a licensed clinical psychologist who is dedicated to helping her patients not only survive but flourish. With creativity and tenacity, enthusiasm and empathy, she seeks to enable each patient to envision and achieve the full, fulfilling, and enjoyable life that can be theirs—even in the face of daunting physical limitations and depression, anxiety, and other struggles.
Dr. Patton is committed to partnering with her patients, and sometimes their family members, each step of the way on the path to sustained well-being. She is particularly skilled at helping individuals who are facing adjustment to new diagnoses, changing levels of ability, cognitive concerns, and medical concerns. Drawing on her background in rehabilitation psychology and her natural pragmatism, she meets each patient where they are right now. Then she helps each figure out how living a meaningful, satisfying, productive life, on her or his own terms, can indeed be possible. Over time, she helps patients tap into their own personal sources of acceptance and ownership, bravery and wisdom—enabling them to do the hard things they must do to achieve the breakthroughs, successes, and lasting change that can be theirs.
Over the past decade, Dr. Patton has enjoyed collaborating with patients across the life span and she has a particular interest in working with individuals who are dealing with chronic health conditions. Her approach is centered around Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) while drawing on her extensive experience in a wide range of evidence-based practices, including solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing.
Dr. Patton received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Biola University and earned her Master’s degree in Psychological Science and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. She completed a predoctoral internship at Southwest Consortium, a partnership of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the University of New Mexico, and the Indian Health Service, and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has had the privilege of working with individuals in embedded behavioral health, residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, including her own practice, and via telehealth sessions for the past six years.
As Evolvinn’s Clinical Director, Dr. Patton will apply her skill in and passion for sizing up individuals’ complex challenges and crafting innovative, practical, empowering solutions.