Ralph S Childs

Counselor, MEd, NCC, RTC, LPC, MHSP

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Ralph S Childs, MEd, NCC, RTC, LPC, MHSP, Counselor in Nashville
(423) 438-3153 Website

Ralph S Childs

Counselor, MEd, NCC, RTC, LPC, MHSP


Location

2200 21st Ave South
Suite 409
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
(423) 438-3153

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Do you want HOPE, COMFORT, UNDERSTANDING, and PEACE of MIND? A professional who really listens and offers hope? Someone to help you make a life-changing decision about work, family, or a special relationship? A good therapist loves people and what he does; helping clients regain hope. I can give you the tools that will teach you how to make yourself feel better. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC/MHSP), a certified Reality Therapist (Glasser), a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Mindful Coach, and a Life/Creativity Coach.

Your doctor will likely refer you to a counselor who uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It's been proven to work, especially in conjunction with the medications your doctor may prescribe. My approach is multifaceted, using both CBT and Psychotherapy with individuals and couples, to restore mental health, instill hope, and correct behavioral problems. Thought always precedes feelings, and correcting our thought content is always helpful.

I use the precepts of Choice Theory (Glasser) and believe that we CHOOSE most of our behaviors to satisfy basic needs. Most unique factor: Sometimes I'll use a "coaching" approach that helps puts folks at ease so they can look at their perceptions without guilt or pain.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 1683 Tennessee

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AMERIGROUP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Corphealth
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan
  • TRICARE
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

2200 21st Ave South
Suite 409
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
(423) 438-3153

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Musicians/Creativity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Categories
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Choice Theory
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • I teach people how to make themselves feel better.
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 19 Feb 2015
Ralph S Childs, MEd, NCC, RTC, LPC, MHSP, Counselor in Nashville

Ralph S Childs

Counselor, MEd, NCC, RTC, LPC, MHSP