Richard B. Patterson PhD is a clinical psychologist and trauma therapist practicing in El Paso Texas. He has spent much of his adult life on a quest to find a bridge between psychology and spiritual studies.

Dr. Patterson has found few answers on his quest but has shared that journey through four books and numerous articles exploring the intersection between psychology and spirituality.

Dr. Patterson is married, the father of four and grandfather of five. He dabbles in writing poetry, is an avid runner, and believes Redsox baseball is a spiritual experience.

Dr. Patterson considers his psychology mentors to be Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Viktor Frankl, and Harold Goolishian. His spiritual mentors are Henri Nouwen, Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.