Jan Clifton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Offers online therapy
I work with every member of the adoption triad including search and reunion issues.
A wise person said, "Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace." We know that chronic worry, fear, and stress isn't good for us, but creating a new way of being in the world isn't easy to do. I specialize in working with individuals and families that have been impacted by traumatic experiences, attachment and relationship ruptures. I use a bottom up brain approach integrating breath work and mindfulness to increase body and emotional awareness and top down approach to identify self limiting thoughts and beliefs. My goal is to empower clients with knowledge and techniques for long term change.
(615) 490-0420
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Nashville, TN 37205
Offers online therapy
I work with every member of the adoption triad including search and reunion issues.
A wise person said, "Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace." We know that chronic worry, fear, and stress isn't good for us, but creating a new way of being in the world isn't easy to do. I specialize in working with individuals and families that have been impacted by traumatic experiences, attachment and relationship ruptures. I use a bottom up brain approach integrating breath work and mindfulness to increase body and emotional awareness and top down approach to identify self limiting thoughts and beliefs. My goal is to empower clients with knowledge and techniques for long term change.
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Lane Newton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP Verified
Nashville, TN 37220
Offers online therapy
It is an honor to be able to listen, support, and help families find hope. I am a licensed professional counselor who provides counseling services to children, women, and families in Nashville. I specialize in working with trauma, abuse, and attachment and have experience with clients in a variety of settings, including domestic violence, adoption, and foster care.
(615) 502-4937
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Nashville, TN 37220
Offers online therapy
It is an honor to be able to listen, support, and help families find hope. I am a licensed professional counselor who provides counseling services to children, women, and families in Nashville. I specialize in working with trauma, abuse, and attachment and have experience with clients in a variety of settings, including domestic violence, adoption, and foster care.
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Kristen Maloney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37203
I have experience working with couples that are going through or have gone through the adoption process and couples that have dealt with or are dealing with infertility.
Making the step to begin the counseling process can be scary and overwhelming; but it can be the first step toward healing and change. I absolutely love working with individuals and couples. Walking along side clients as they journey their way through hurt, anger, grief, frustration, and other emotions, is my pleasure. Some of the clients with whom I have worked came to me when things seemed to be very grim and hopeless. It has been my pleasure to watch them put in the hard work and commitment to the therapeutic process and come out as stronger individuals and couples.
(615) 212-2469
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Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37203
I have experience working with couples that are going through or have gone through the adoption process and couples that have dealt with or are dealing with infertility.
Making the step to begin the counseling process can be scary and overwhelming; but it can be the first step toward healing and change. I absolutely love working with individuals and couples. Walking along side clients as they journey their way through hurt, anger, grief, frustration, and other emotions, is my pleasure. Some of the clients with whom I have worked came to me when things seemed to be very grim and hopeless. It has been my pleasure to watch them put in the hard work and commitment to the therapeutic process and come out as stronger individuals and couples.
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Mallory Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37201
Change can be scary. Seeking help and support can be a big step. I will walk beside you through the journey from hard things to a life of hope and healing. There’s nothing more powerful than together. Hope and healing is possible. I am passionate about building trust and working with clients to set achievable goals to work towards together. I help children, adolescents, or adults, through learning regulation and coping skills using art, play, or other experiential means. If you are managing stress, anxiety, depression, need trauma processing, or need attachment work and support through adoption, please inquire.
(615) 590-3160
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Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37201
Change can be scary. Seeking help and support can be a big step. I will walk beside you through the journey from hard things to a life of hope and healing. There’s nothing more powerful than together. Hope and healing is possible. I am passionate about building trust and working with clients to set achievable goals to work towards together. I help children, adolescents, or adults, through learning regulation and coping skills using art, play, or other experiential means. If you are managing stress, anxiety, depression, need trauma processing, or need attachment work and support through adoption, please inquire.
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Kim Warner-Hudy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37211
Offers online therapy
I have over 20 years of professional experience working with adoption triad members through domestic adoption, foster care and international adoption.
Maya Angelou once said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Changes, challenges and struggles are complex and take us out of our comfort zone. Too often we find it difficult to slow down, learn from and appreciate the journey. My goal is for clients to gain more tools in their toolbox to help address those challenges and struggles whether it involves concerns with attachment, behavior regulation, family dynamics, infertility, parenting, racial identity or trauma as well as understand the meaning behind the behavior.
(615) 283-9801
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Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37211
Offers online therapy
I have over 20 years of professional experience working with adoption triad members through domestic adoption, foster care and international adoption.
Maya Angelou once said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Changes, challenges and struggles are complex and take us out of our comfort zone. Too often we find it difficult to slow down, learn from and appreciate the journey. My goal is for clients to gain more tools in their toolbox to help address those challenges and struggles whether it involves concerns with attachment, behavior regulation, family dynamics, infertility, parenting, racial identity or trauma as well as understand the meaning behind the behavior.
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Tennessee Reproductive Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37203
Offers online therapy
**Confidential Teletherapy available during this time of social-distancing.** Women who struggle with infertility will go through a number of emotions. Emotions that take over their lives, mental health and affect their relationships and outlook on family life. “Will I ever feel “normal" again?“ “Will the emptiness inside fade away?" “Is there hope for me?" Is this you? Cathie Quillet is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist \who specializes in infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy, postpartum and adoption. I would be honored to assist you through this difficult season and help you live well while you wait for your baby
(615) 640-1535
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Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37203
Offers online therapy
**Confidential Teletherapy available during this time of social-distancing.** Women who struggle with infertility will go through a number of emotions. Emotions that take over their lives, mental health and affect their relationships and outlook on family life. “Will I ever feel “normal" again?“ “Will the emptiness inside fade away?" “Is there hope for me?" Is this you? Cathie Quillet is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist \who specializes in infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy, postpartum and adoption. I would be honored to assist you through this difficult season and help you live well while you wait for your baby
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David Cowart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37221
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for helping families needing support in Behavioral Issues, Adoption, and Trauma. If your child struggles with: ADHD, Oppositional Behavior, Low Self-Esteem, Anxiety, or difficulty with transitions, I want to help both of you. If you have an adopted child and want to foster a strong, loving relationship, I am trained to help you. If you or your child are dealing with trauma, and it is effecting your family life, I want to help you and your family find healing.
(615) 697-4322
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Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37221
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for helping families needing support in Behavioral Issues, Adoption, and Trauma. If your child struggles with: ADHD, Oppositional Behavior, Low Self-Esteem, Anxiety, or difficulty with transitions, I want to help both of you. If you have an adopted child and want to foster a strong, loving relationship, I am trained to help you. If you or your child are dealing with trauma, and it is effecting your family life, I want to help you and your family find healing.
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Dawn Ducote
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Offers online therapy
Having worked with individuals and families to develop strategies to cope with and manage the effects of a stressful career, address trauma, grief, infertility and adoption, Post-Partum Depression, and other mental health concerns, I know that reaching out can be hard.
Therapy should be a safe place for you to work on goals, gain skills to better deal with life challenges, and/or to take back your life from the effects of trauma, depression, or anxiety. I customize my style for each individual and use evidence-based interventions to help you reach your goals. We can work together to help you find understanding, and catalyze growth and healing. I worked in the corporate world for 10+ years, and understand the struggles of managing a team, proving your worth, and finding time and ways to care for your soul.
(615) 541-4698
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Nashville, TN 37203
Offers online therapy
Having worked with individuals and families to develop strategies to cope with and manage the effects of a stressful career, address trauma, grief, infertility and adoption, Post-Partum Depression, and other mental health concerns, I know that reaching out can be hard.
Therapy should be a safe place for you to work on goals, gain skills to better deal with life challenges, and/or to take back your life from the effects of trauma, depression, or anxiety. I customize my style for each individual and use evidence-based interventions to help you reach your goals. We can work together to help you find understanding, and catalyze growth and healing. I worked in the corporate world for 10+ years, and understand the struggles of managing a team, proving your worth, and finding time and ways to care for your soul.
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Mary Cullen Servodidio
LPC Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Offers online therapy
I enjoy helping support people with life transitions, mood disorders, addiction, grief and loss, and people who have been impacted by adoption and foster care.
I am so honored that you’re here! I know what it feels like to be in therapy, and I don’t take for granted the courage, vulnerability, and strength it takes for you to share the deep parts of yourself. There is no greater honor for me than holding safe space for people who are owning their humanity by stepping into the therapeutic relationship. I create a compassionate space in which people feel seen, heard, and known- not just by me, but eventually by themselves as well. I approach therapy with curiosity, an open mind, and authentic connection, and I am here to create a container for your unique story.
(615) 257-3156
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Nashville, TN 37203
Offers online therapy
I enjoy helping support people with life transitions, mood disorders, addiction, grief and loss, and people who have been impacted by adoption and foster care.
I am so honored that you’re here! I know what it feels like to be in therapy, and I don’t take for granted the courage, vulnerability, and strength it takes for you to share the deep parts of yourself. There is no greater honor for me than holding safe space for people who are owning their humanity by stepping into the therapeutic relationship. I create a compassionate space in which people feel seen, heard, and known- not just by me, but eventually by themselves as well. I approach therapy with curiosity, an open mind, and authentic connection, and I am here to create a container for your unique story.
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Miranda Pool
Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP, (temp), RYT-200 Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Offers online therapy
I provide therapy to children and adolescents ages 4-17. I specialize in: neurodivergent thinkers including autism, ADHD, and learning differences; adoption, complex trauma and foster care; behavioral issues; and gender exploration and identity. I also work well with neurodivergent adults. I view my role as a therapist to the child and a supportive consultant to the parent/guardian. I believe in the transformative power of relationship, in the power of play and connection, in the intersection of neuroscience with shared humanity, and in a strengths-based mindset for all individuals with whom I work.
(615) 412-5233 x505
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Nashville, TN 37203
Offers online therapy
I provide therapy to children and adolescents ages 4-17. I specialize in: neurodivergent thinkers including autism, ADHD, and learning differences; adoption, complex trauma and foster care; behavioral issues; and gender exploration and identity. I also work well with neurodivergent adults. I view my role as a therapist to the child and a supportive consultant to the parent/guardian. I believe in the transformative power of relationship, in the power of play and connection, in the intersection of neuroscience with shared humanity, and in a strengths-based mindset for all individuals with whom I work.
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Leighton Teague
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Nashville, TN 37228
Offers online therapy
Whether it's adoption related, family/relationship conflict, struggles with attachment, or healing trauma, we will meet you in the mess of life to provide solace and support.
If you are reading this, you may find yourself amidst difficult circumstances. Sometimes we all feel stuck, but you are not alone! It is always our goal to work towards health through periods of adjustment. Life can be tough, but it does not have to stay that way. Lets work together to find solutions! Leighton Teague is our family therapist at Bethany Christian Services who is happy to work with children, families, and individuals to create hope and achieve change.
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Nashville, TN 37228
Offers online therapy
Whether it's adoption related, family/relationship conflict, struggles with attachment, or healing trauma, we will meet you in the mess of life to provide solace and support.
If you are reading this, you may find yourself amidst difficult circumstances. Sometimes we all feel stuck, but you are not alone! It is always our goal to work towards health through periods of adjustment. Life can be tough, but it does not have to stay that way. Lets work together to find solutions! Leighton Teague is our family therapist at Bethany Christian Services who is happy to work with children, families, and individuals to create hope and achieve change.
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Elizabeth J. Burton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
Offers online therapy
As a PMH-C professional, I have advanced training + experience working with pregnancy, postpartum, adoption + attachment related issues.
Hi, I am Elizabeth, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker + Certified Perinatal Mental Health professional for the States of Indiana + Tennessee. I support adults + adolescents (16+) navigating anxiety, depression, grief/loss, behavioral issues, substance use, and trauma recovery, including but not limited to: childhood abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I am offering in-person sessions in my Berry Hill + Cool Springs offices or telehealth for any resident of IN or TN.
(615) 209-9225
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Nashville, TN 37204
Offers online therapy
As a PMH-C professional, I have advanced training + experience working with pregnancy, postpartum, adoption + attachment related issues.
Hi, I am Elizabeth, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker + Certified Perinatal Mental Health professional for the States of Indiana + Tennessee. I support adults + adolescents (16+) navigating anxiety, depression, grief/loss, behavioral issues, substance use, and trauma recovery, including but not limited to: childhood abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I am offering in-person sessions in my Berry Hill + Cool Springs offices or telehealth for any resident of IN or TN.
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Katherine Hofstetter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
My current practice areas include: relationship issues, self-esteem, marital / couple distress, premarital counseling, anxiety and depression, adoption and attachment parenting and counseling.
Our own human flourishing can feel out of reach at times especially amidst personal suffering, mental illness, loss, and disappointment. My hope is to provide a safe haven amidst a life which can often feel overwhelming - a place where we can focus on processing and growth. We will build on your strengths and relationships to help you reach your personal and relational goals and dreams.
(615) 489-4151
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Nashville, TN 37205
My current practice areas include: relationship issues, self-esteem, marital / couple distress, premarital counseling, anxiety and depression, adoption and attachment parenting and counseling.
Our own human flourishing can feel out of reach at times especially amidst personal suffering, mental illness, loss, and disappointment. My hope is to provide a safe haven amidst a life which can often feel overwhelming - a place where we can focus on processing and growth. We will build on your strengths and relationships to help you reach your personal and relational goals and dreams.
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Jessica Davidson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, MHSP Verified
Nashville, TN 37221
Offers online therapy
Are you worried about your child? Does your child not seem like themselves? Your child may be irritable, aggressive and defiant. Your child may seem angry or withdrawn. Adolescents often refuse to talk to you, participate in enjoyable activities, experience thoughts of suicide or do things to harm themselves. Your child may have experienced a traumatic event or is having difficulty navigating a life change such as divorce, death of a family member or adoption. You may feel hopeless and not sure how to help your child. If this sounds familiar, I can help. I have experience working with children with these same issues.
(615) 434-4227
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Nashville, TN 37221
Offers online therapy
Are you worried about your child? Does your child not seem like themselves? Your child may be irritable, aggressive and defiant. Your child may seem angry or withdrawn. Adolescents often refuse to talk to you, participate in enjoyable activities, experience thoughts of suicide or do things to harm themselves. Your child may have experienced a traumatic event or is having difficulty navigating a life change such as divorce, death of a family member or adoption. You may feel hopeless and not sure how to help your child. If this sounds familiar, I can help. I have experience working with children with these same issues.
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Dr. Mesha Ellis, Relationship & Sex Therapist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
Offers online therapy
I also conduct pre-adoption, fitness for duty, & pre-employment evaluations.
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Do you feel as if your sexual behavior is out of control? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
(629) 216-3559
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Nashville, TN 37204
Offers online therapy
I also conduct pre-adoption, fitness for duty, & pre-employment evaluations.
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Do you feel as if your sexual behavior is out of control? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
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Kristi Marshall
Counselor, PhD, LPCMHSP Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I have treated "all things pregnancy" for several years including pregnancy loss, postpartum depression, adoption and infertility.
I consider it an honor to walk alongside my clients on their journey towards healing. My therapy approach is highly collaborative. I value the therapeutic relationship more than any technique or theory itself. Initiating counseling is often a big and difficult step and I do my best to help you feel relaxed, comfortable and welcome. I am passionate about working with clients experiencing loss and grief. Many presenting issues come down to a loss- loss of a loved one, loss of a pregnancy, loss of hopes/dreams, loss of a marriage...and working through loss requires time, connection and a safe place.
(615) 567-5548
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Nashville, TN 37203
I have treated "all things pregnancy" for several years including pregnancy loss, postpartum depression, adoption and infertility.
I consider it an honor to walk alongside my clients on their journey towards healing. My therapy approach is highly collaborative. I value the therapeutic relationship more than any technique or theory itself. Initiating counseling is often a big and difficult step and I do my best to help you feel relaxed, comfortable and welcome. I am passionate about working with clients experiencing loss and grief. Many presenting issues come down to a loss- loss of a loved one, loss of a pregnancy, loss of hopes/dreams, loss of a marriage...and working through loss requires time, connection and a safe place.
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Beth Barnard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
By curiously hearing and understanding your life story through our professional relationship, I hope to unburden you of your pain and help you remove road blocks which might be keeping you from experiencing greater pleasure. I work with adults ranging in age from 18 through post retirement years and specialize in treating life transitions, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma, infertility, adoption, postpartum depression, grief, loss, and divorce. I'm sensitive to issues of diversity and inclusion, am interested in working with people from various cultural backgrounds, and am a LGBTQ ally.
(615) 807-0935
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Nashville, TN 37205
By curiously hearing and understanding your life story through our professional relationship, I hope to unburden you of your pain and help you remove road blocks which might be keeping you from experiencing greater pleasure. I work with adults ranging in age from 18 through post retirement years and specialize in treating life transitions, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma, infertility, adoption, postpartum depression, grief, loss, and divorce. I'm sensitive to issues of diversity and inclusion, am interested in working with people from various cultural backgrounds, and am a LGBTQ ally.
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Mary Beth Covert
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP Verified
Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37201
Offers online therapy
On a personal note, I've been married 19 years and became a parent by way of domestic adoption to my two incredible kiddos.
All of us encounter times when our lives don't look like we expected they would. Whether a relationship has dissolved, you've received a diagnosis, lost a loved one, struggle with infertility, the career you longed for isn't materializing--or you're dealing with other game-changers--your journey MATTERS and the way that you walk through this difficult season matters. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for the past 15 years, I offer online psychotherapy to Clients in NY, TN, & FL, specializing in helping adults (individuals, couples, and groups) who are struggling with anxiety, grief, and life transition issues.
(615) 502-4856
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Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37201
Offers online therapy
On a personal note, I've been married 19 years and became a parent by way of domestic adoption to my two incredible kiddos.
All of us encounter times when our lives don't look like we expected they would. Whether a relationship has dissolved, you've received a diagnosis, lost a loved one, struggle with infertility, the career you longed for isn't materializing--or you're dealing with other game-changers--your journey MATTERS and the way that you walk through this difficult season matters. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for the past 15 years, I offer online psychotherapy to Clients in NY, TN, & FL, specializing in helping adults (individuals, couples, and groups) who are struggling with anxiety, grief, and life transition issues.
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Kari L Needham
Counselor, LPC-, MHSP Verified
Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37211
Offers online therapy
The areas of my clinical focus include: trauma, couple's counseling, women's issues, anxiety, depression, attachment and bonding difficulties, infertility and adoption related issues.
I am passionate about walking with those who endeavor to change painful life patterns, heal from difficult life experiences and restore broken relationships.
(615) 374-7959
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Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37211
Offers online therapy
The areas of my clinical focus include: trauma, couple's counseling, women's issues, anxiety, depression, attachment and bonding difficulties, infertility and adoption related issues.
I am passionate about walking with those who endeavor to change painful life patterns, heal from difficult life experiences and restore broken relationships.
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Christina Brian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Offers online therapy
As your therapist, I will provide a safe and nurturing environment to process persistent worry, depression and general life stress. Fear, anxiety and depression can disrupt the quality of your life journey and seeking professional guidance and support can allow you to move through these stressors and develop both effective coping skills and healthy emotional habits. Life stress doesn't have to be debilitating and long term change is absolutely achievable.
(615) 229-7035
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Nashville, TN 37205
Offers online therapy
As your therapist, I will provide a safe and nurturing environment to process persistent worry, depression and general life stress. Fear, anxiety and depression can disrupt the quality of your life journey and seeking professional guidance and support can allow you to move through these stressors and develop both effective coping skills and healthy emotional habits. Life stress doesn't have to be debilitating and long term change is absolutely achievable.

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