1909 Mallory Lane, Suite 200, Franklin, TN 37067

About Our Practice

Cool Springs Psychiatric Group (CSPG) has been treating patients in Williamson County for over two decades.

You can still expect the same compassionate, confidential care from our team of experienced Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Counselors in a safe, comfortable setting. We also accept most forms of insurance.
Like you, we’re striving to be even better and, now under new ownership, have expanded the scope of the practice to treat a broader range of ages as well as mental health challenges. Think of us as your one-stop for psychiatric and mental health services.


David K. Patzer, M.D.

Medical Director

Elizabeth Saffle, LPC-MHSP, NCC

President & Therapist

What Patients are Saying

Dr. David K. Patzer is a psychiatrist with board certifications in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry as well as over 20 years’ experience in treating patients. He graduated magna cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan University and received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patzer completed his residency in General Psychiatry at Yale University as well as a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Yale Child Study Center.

In addition to his work in private practice with Cool Springs Psychiatric, he is Chief Medical Officer with Mental Health Cooperative Inc., Medical Director with Bradford Health Services and PRN Psychiatrist Inpatient with Centennial Hospital Parthenon Pavilion (HCA).Dr. Patzer is also a member of Amerigroup Insurance Medical Advisory Committee and is editor and contributor with Relias Learning where he writes and reviews courses for mental health professionals at all training levels.

With areas of expertise in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, he is a member of numerous professional organizations and has received multiple accreditations, most recently Diplomate American Board of Addiction Medicine and Diplomate American Board of Preventive Medicine in Addiction Medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Patzer enjoys marathon running (20 plus and counting), spending time outdoors and is an avid concert goer.

Elizabeth is a therapist with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lipscomb University and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Counselor Certification.

She is passionate about helping adults with dual diagnoses and co-occurring disorders. Elizabeth has experience working with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, bi-polar I and II, eating disorders, PTSD, trauma, addiction disorders, personality disorders and OCD. She received her training in a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient setting.

Elizabeth uses a treatment model that is eclectic, as she believes every client’s needs vary. These models include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Eyemovement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She recognizes that the client knows themselves best and, as such, her approach to therapy is relational, compassionate and client-centered. Beginning the journey to recovery is a brave and difficult step, and Elizabeth strives to create an environment of trust and dependability.