Audrey Patterson, Master’s Level Intern

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Audrey is a third-year graduate student studying Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She received her BA in psychology and sociology/anthropology at Lake Forest College, and went on to study Heart Rhythm Meditation and meditation mentoring in iamHeart’s immersive programs, which she continues to enjoy. Meditation is an important resource for her, and she brings these skills of mindfulness, centering, and breath and body awareness to those she works with, to foster greater acceptance and understanding. She takes a client-centered approach, working in partnership with clients to acknowledge their lives from a variety of angles, ranging from cultural contexts to mental, physical, and spiritual health. This multi-level perspective makes up the basis of her transpersonal approach, and she acknowledges the innate wholeness in her clients, which they can learn to recognize. Audrey has experience working with adults in a variety of life stages, especially elders. She is from the South Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, and loves nature, writing, and playing the violin.