About My Approach

Tynya Patton LPC

2279583599The quest for clarity

Your search for emotional relief has brought you here.

Why isn’t there a manual for living your best life? Why can’t I figure out what I want and know how to make it happen?

You might feel confused and overwhelmed. Everyday tasks seem impossible.

Together, we can deepen your understanding and increase your clarity by exploring your past, present, thoughts, and feelings.

What if I told you it doesn’t have to be like this? We can replace those negative thoughts with focus and a clear plan.

That’s what therapy’s all about…

You’re worth it – you can do this.

Life is hard. We all have different experiences, and the journey to new beginnings can start now.

Together, I’ll help you take control of your emotion, and we’ll work through your anxiety and depression.

HeartHow does therapy work?

Perhaps you just need that little push, some accountability support – a listening ear to help you solve problems and achieve goals.

A safe, nurturing, and validating environment can give you that push you need to start taking accountability for yourself, to solve your problems, to set and meet your goals –

To live the life you’ve been dreaming of…

Members of the LGBTQIA+ community face many challenges.

As a member of the community and a licensed therapist working with LGBTQIA+ clients (TN license number 2157 and KY license number 285154, both with a mental health service designation), I am well-equipped to help you.

Based on my personal experiences and training, I deeply understand the unique challenges and experiences that LGBTQIA+ people face. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space for my clients to explore their identities, heal from trauma, and live their truths.

I respect all sexual and gender identities and will not try to “talk you out of it.” Instead, I will help you navigate the complex waters. During the process, you will feel safe and supported.

About Me

AboutHere’s something about my professional background.

My bachelor’s degree is from Middle Tennessee State University, and I have a Master’s in Counseling from Trevecca University.

I trained with some of the best Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (CBT), including Dr. Steven D. Hollon, an internationally known expert in CBT. I also have training and experience in treating grief, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and trauma in LGBTQIA+ communities. When appropriate, I can provide letters for HRT or surgery.

Before I started my practice, I worked with Vanderbilt Psychiatry.

Besides my professional training, I am a member of the SAIGE-SOCIETY (Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities), ALL OUT, Human Rights Campaign, Tennessee Pride Chamber, and World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Dogs are my passion.

I love animals, especially my two rescue dogs, Navi and Sophie. Navi was a breeding dog, and his previous owner decided to take him and his brothers and sisters to a shelter when she thought they were too old. He’s my sweet baby, even though he’s almost 15.

Sophie was an owner surrender that I was lucky enough to adopt. She’s a little love bug who has overcome her anxieties. Both dogs will usually sit in on our sessions.

Watching true crime documentaries is another passion, and I love spending time with my family and close friends.