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Broken Rungs
Yet I Climbed

A Book Designed to Inspire!
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My Story

Mary G. Patton, PhD is an author, speaker, consultant, who is passionately committed to healing the hurt of those impacted by the residual effects of emotional trauma. She has written three books: Emotional Trauma in SchoolCause Effect Cure, Therapeutic Application of Biblical Principles for Overcoming Emotional Trauma, and Broken Rungs Yet I Climbed. Her academic background and experiences also include PhD degree in Education Counseling, Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, over 35 years of work experience which includes classroom teacher, professional school counselor, Christian psychotherapist, and small business owner. Dr. Mary is listed in the International Who’s Who of Professionals and has been presented with numerous certificates and awards for outstanding service rendered to the community. She developed and directed a Healing Hearts ministry which provided hope and healing to a vast number of people who were suffering emotionally.

Dr. Mary is an inspirational speaker who empowers her audiences with knowledge and skills to achieve spiritual growth and personal development. She has been sought out to speak at cancer support group meetings, Christian workshops, conferences, and women's retreats in the U.S. and Canada, and has been featured in magazines and on  radio programs. She’s a wife, mother of two, grandmother of five minus one, and great grandmother of one.

Dr. Mary currently serves her local church as a volunteer with several ministries, is active with her local AARP chapter, writes, and speaks to fulfill her passion to heal the hurt from emotional trauma. 

My Books

Broken Rungs

Yet I climbed 

Emotional Trauma

In school 

Therapeutic Application of Biblical Principles for Overcoming Emotional Trauma

My Books

Broken Rungs, Yet I Climbed portrays how the author defied statistical odds to ascend from a destitute child of sharecropping parents in the South up a tedious, hazardous ladder to success. As backdrops to escort her reader through a lifetime of experiences, Dr. Patton uses chronologically-arranged broken rungs on her ladder to reveal how the Almighty enabled her ascension. She validates her story with significant occurrences and laces them with Scripture-based accounts of how God orchestrated her maneuver around each broken rung. She adeptly documents how each landing brought lessons that increased her faith and ultimately brought her closer to an understanding of God and, more importantly, His will.

With a series of inspirational, faith-based autobiographical stories, Dr. Patton provides fact-based nuggets for historians, sociologists, psychologists, economists, researchers, the clergy, and educators--to name a few.

I found the book captivating; once I opened it, I literally could not put it down.


Sylvia Reedy Gist, Ph.D.

Next Event
Book Signing 

980 Stateline Road

Southaven, MS 38671

September 24, 2022

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