Complexity is my passion. 

Understanding and resolving complex trauma is my gift and my passion. Allow me to untangle or discover missing pieces in those situations that have become hopelessly “stuck” and you will have engaged my decades of experience and boundless creative energy. Together, we will figure it out.


  • Mental Health Providers
  • Child Welfare Agencies
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Pediatric Clinics
  • Parents
  • Adult Clients

Specialty Areas

  • Complex mental health and behavioral issues
  • Issues stemming from maltreatment trauma
  • PTSD and complex PTSD 
  • Dissociation
  • Complexities in adoption and foster care 
  • Trauma-competent caregiving
  • Parenting
  • Complex diagnoses (general)
  • Trauma-competent care
  • Trauma-competent teaming
  • Trauma-competent culture shift
  • Ethical issues  

“Dr. Patti put down a path to guide us with our child. We’ve struggled putting a name to our child’s atypical behavior. It opened our eyes to see with renewed energy that we can get through our issues. Also a new direction we can advocate for our son.”

Adoptive parent – 2018 National Family Focused Treatment Association Conference

“These trainings – including in-depth explorations of parallel process and art of attunement – led our organization to begin re-examining our policies, procedures, and service delivery in a new, dynamic way. As a consultant, Dr. van Eys walked through this process with us in a way that shows her ability to develop customized solutions according to the needs, culture, and ability of the organization – which is invaluable in a world where “one-size-fits-all” solutions rarely fit well. Our deepest thanks to “Dr. Patti” for being a trusted teacher, consultant, and mentor in this work!”

Rebecca Ackerman – Vice President of Impact and Innovation/Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee