You. Only. Live. Now.

Living in the present moment affords you the opportunity to appreciate your experience as it is…like looking down where you are standing and realizing it is your feet making footprints in the sand.
— Dr. Patterson


Dr. Jennifer L. Patterson


Dr. Jennifer L. Patterson is a Clinical Psychologist and is an expert in training professionals in the practice and philosophy of compassionate and mindful living. Dr. Patterson is a public speaker who leads workshops across the US and internationally.  Dr. Patterson has served as the vice-president of the Chicago Chapter for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. She is a featured psychologist on The Learning Channel (TLC) and a co-author for Psychology Today’s blog When More Isn’t Enough

Dr. Patterson 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 OCD, hoarding, self-injury, and emotional eating. At MPI she supervises pre-doctoral candidates using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral 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 mindful-based therapies and empirically supported treatments. 



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