Beth Barnard, LCSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville
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.
I have worked in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, counseling centers, and have returned to private practice. My post-Master's training is from The Institute for Clinical Social Work and from The Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program in Nashville. I have an eclectic theoretical approach and enjoy Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and CBT.
I've given workshops, have supervised new therapists, have given media presentations, enjoy learning and my work, respect the boundaries of my profession, and appreciate a sense of humor in the clinical hour. I look forward to meeting you and to answering questions you might have about my practice.
Take the first step to help. Call Beth Barnard now - (615) 807-0935


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Tennessee College of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: 422 Tennessee


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Certificate Date: 1983
  • Certificate: Nashville Psychoanalytic Study Group / Advanced Psychodynamic PsychRx
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Beth Barnard's Groups

The Family Life Group

The Family Life Group begins with weekly sessions focused on thinking and learning about family structure, embracing and understanding differences in families, and the impact of transition, loss, or trauma. Members learn about relationship dynamics within families and discuss our ultimate task of individuating from our families throughout our lives which includes the need to separate and to reconnect. Future sessions then give members the opportunity to process the uniqueness of their own family experience in the context of their individuation process. Members are asked to commit to the group for six months and have the option of continuing.

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Talking Together

The Talking Together Group becomes a microcosm of life, as members discuss their own unique issues and learn more about their interactions with others, hence, learning more about themselves. By gaining and giving support, listening and responding to others, agreeing and disagreeing with others, by becoming comfortable speaking-up, even when it's hard to do, or by learning when it is important to listen rather than to speak, we learn more about how others perceive us, and how we perceive others. Slowly, as relationships in the group begin to change, the way members relate in life can also change.

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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Adoption
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Asian


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Ego & Self Psychology
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Object Relations,
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2017
Beth Barnard, LCSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville

Beth Barnard

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW