Bernice Patterson, PhD

Bernice Patterson, PhD

Dr. Patterson completed the Pine Rest psychology internship in 2013. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, master’s level training at Wheaton College, and her doctoral level training at Western Michigan University. She is the Clinic Manager at the Portage Clinic.


She has taken an active role as a member of the psychology internship’s Training Advisory Committee, been asked to serve as Cultural Diversity Facilitator, and she lectures and leads discussions of acculturation in the psychiatry residency program. She is also a licensed Baptist minister.


Bernice participates with Faith Community Outreach, an initiative within Pine Rest that seeks to connect area clergy, churches, and ministries to services available from Pine Rest; as well as develop new services specifically designed to benefit the faith community.


  • Adoption / Foster Care Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Couple / Marital Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
  • PTSD / Trauma / Sexual Abuse
  • Spiritual / Religious Issues

Patient Ages

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Children
  • Older Adult


  • Portage