Patty & Rick
Married Clinical Psychologists
Drs. Patty Engert-Williamson & Rick Williamson are married clinical psychologists who navigate both the beauty and the challenges of their 20-year, cross-cultural relationship. Patty’s Midwestern upbringing is marked by German and Irish roots. Rick’s rearing was in a family of Southern African-Americans. When they met as graduate students at Fuller Seminary in the 1990’s, they not only began a relationship that would change life as they knew it; but they also began an evolving conversation on their collective experiences concerning race and culture. Both Patty and Rick assert the true blessing of their relationship is embodied in their 8-year-old daughter, Rochelle, who is caring, smart, beautiful and who truly embraces her bicultural heritage.