A psychotherapist for 25 years, Patty Cumler-Bryant is The River Studio’s owner. In all her years of practice, she has committed time and energy to her own growth and professional development, accumulating along the way an abundance of therapeutic tools and experience. Today, about half of Patty’s practice is generalist, working with people of all circumstances seeking healing, balance and growth. One of Patty’s areas of focus in recent years has been the physiological effects of trauma as well as trauma’s manifestations in the mind and spirit.
She attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina before spending six years as a psychotherapist at a county mental health center and Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. She has treated adults, children, couples, and families in her private psychotherapy practice since 1992. She also provides ongoing clinical consultation and supervision to other psychotherapists.
Patty’s clinical style incorporates Cognitive Behavioral therapy as well as Attachment theory and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a highly effective treatment for trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, and more. She studies regularly with Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D., an expert in Self-Relations Therapy and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. She leads groups in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, teaching distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills. She teaches Systematic Training For Effective Parenting classes for parents of teenagers and small children.
Patty grew up in Manchester, Maine, and attended Winthrop and Maranacook schools. She received her B.S. in social work from the University of Southern Maine and her Masters of Social work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
You can reach Patty at 622-4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org