Meet Brannon Patrick
A leading voice in the field of sex addiction, pornography addiction, and betrayal trauma, Brannon Patrick understands the complexities of adult relationships and brings years of clinical training and experience to his work with a diverse range of clients.
Who is Brannon Patrick?
As the co-creator of Therapy Utah and the CEO of LIFT, Brannon Patrick has treated almost every kind of addiction in every conceivable setting.
Brannon began his career in an inpatient psychiatric unit and then spent years gaining experience in an intensive outpatient setting. During his many years of clinical work, he received specialized training, including training to become a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist.
In addition to his work with Therapy Utah, Brannon Patrick is also a writer, blogger, podcaster, and content creator. He was known for years as The Expert on The Betrayed, The Addicted and The Expert—a podcast he co-hosted with Ashlynn and Coby Mitchell before starting his show Real Talk Recovery with his brother Tyler.
Brannon’s greatest training has been in real life—he has been married to his wife for over 15 years, and like any relationship, they work hard at it. Learning how to create safety, hold space, allow for their own individuality, and work through conflict has given Brannon invaluable insights that support his work with clients of all kinds. To this day, Brannon believes that his wife, Jenny, has been his greatest teacher—and that his most important role is as a father and husband.
Areas of Expertise
In addition to being a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Brannon is trained in the following treatment modalities:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy)
This form of psychotherapy was developed in the 1980s, and involves an eight-phase treatment including the use of eye movements to help clients access and process traumatic memories in order to move past them.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This therapy method involves identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking (“cognitive distortions”) and their impacts on behavior so that new patterns and resultant behaviors can emerge. It is frequently used to help clients suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship problems, and more.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
This type of therapy is often used to help clients regulate emotions and recover from PTSD. It is a modified approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that focuses on mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and relapse prevention.
Statement from Brannon
I believe that healing is possible. There is always hope. Pain is an opportunity to grow and move forward; you just need to know how to walk through that pain. I believe there is goodness in most everyone and that goodness can be found again even if bad things have happened. Therapy is not always easy, but being willing to face the hard realities is an important part of the healing process. Recovery is overcoming shame to create connection again.
Listen to the Podcast
Hear Brannon Patrick share his experience and insight on a wide range of situations related to sex addiction and betrayal trauma on Real Talk Recovery, co-hosted by his brother Tyler Patrick (the wandering therapist) and available on all major streaming services.
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