Alcohol and Drug Assessments completed in 5 days -3 weeks. Call us to discuss your need. We have 23 years of experience writing Court Ordered Alcohol and Drug assessments in Tennessee. We also provide urine drug screen testing, if requested.
As a therapist, I admire the courage of individuals stepping into the counseling office. It is my hope that clients find counseling both a safe and comfortable place to share what is important to them. Generally, people seek counseling hoping to find support toward the goal improving the quality of life. It is my hope that together, we can accomplish that goal.
I enjoy creating a safe space for people to come just as they are. I've worked directly WITH people for over 27 years. In that time I have become more and more convinced of two things: First, everyone is on a journey. And secondly, everyone's journey involves both beauty and brokenness. I count it a privilege to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families on their journey - as they pursue growth and healing. Is this your FIRST TIME considering therapy? I know it can be scary and overwhelming. I especially enjoy helping people navigate the first few sessions.
Are you making one or more of these statements or asking one or more of these questions? Something needs to change. Something just doesn’t feel right. I hate this. I can’t do this anymore. Now what do I do? What was I thinking? Who am I? Why can’t I just…?! Perhaps it’s another, equally frustrating statement or confusing question? Perhaps you are saying ‘we’ rather than ‘I’? Whatever the context, I want to acknowledge that you are in a hard place and that hard places are part of the human condition. Seeking help is a courageous act! Confusion, fear, anger, sadness, grief – however you are feeling – make sense and I can help.
Sometimes dark places need flashlights. Early in my education to become a therapist, I learned being allowed to walk with someone during a dark time in their life is an honor. As a therapist it is my intention to deserve that honor and to be a flashlight of sorts to help remove those emotional filters which often darken our experiences.
Many of us are private people, who could use a little extra support and direction to overcome life's challenges. Acceptance and Confidentiality are two important aspects of Fairhaven Counseling & Consulting. Throughout my career I have learned that clients progress most effectively with an honest, non-judgmental, compassionate, but direct approach. I love watching clients rediscover their inner strength and begin to experience the joys life has to offer. I offer both personal & professional perspectives to overcoming trauma and rebuilding a life worth living.
As a plus size, mixed woman, "fitting in" is something I struggled with for years. I battled to figure out who I am and where I fit in this world. Turns out, I was born to stand out. This fuels my passion for working with individuals from marginalized communities. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, need a space to process grief and loss, are struggling with PTSD, want to improve your self esteem, or simply have a longing to uncover your true self and sense of belonging, I would love to work with you.
Whether you are a new mother, working mom of three, a teenager striking out socially, a single man struggling with failed relationships, an "empty nester" trying to figure out what comes next or you are facing challenges with your partner, things can seem just so hard. The stresses and strains of life sometimes overwhelm our ability to cope. That is when counseling can provide restorative benefits.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Tennessee. I am well versed in working with young adult females, couples, families, and parents. I am experienced in working with challenges ranging from self esteem, family of origin issues, anxiety, family, relationship conflicts, boundary setting, parenting, life stage transitioning, and communication. Therapy goals that I commonly work with include communication, increasing self esteem, effectively coping with anxiety, boundary setting, emotional expression and increasing couple/family connection for an overall better quality of life and relationships.
There is no reason to continue to live a life that is filled with difficulty, strife or unhappiness. There are answers for you. Whether it is an unhappy marriage, difficult relationship, past problems that are affecting you today, or physical and emotional issues that are present. I encourage you to make an appointment and begin the process and change in your life that you desire. There are answers, there are solutions. Don't continue to live in a state of strife and unhappiness......
I have been a behavior analyst for the last 20 years and have worked with a variety of children and adults in need of ABA services. Being a calm and positive have been assets to me in very difficult and challenging situations.
Life is tragic. No one get's out clean. We use things like alcohol, drugs, sex, control, codependency, work, serial relationships, and many other coping skills to try and make it through our pain. Maybe you feel stuck or lost or unable to take another step and so you numb out or check out or run or hide or fight and attack. Whatever you are doing that isn't working, the truth is there is another way. There is a way to be comfortable in your own skin. There is a way to have stable relationships. There is a way to have hope. While there is breath, there is hope.
My mission and heart is to provide a safe, compassionate, and honest place where my clients can find relational healing and wholeness. I am glad you are here. You are not alone. My therapeutic approach is grounded in my belief that we are wired for relationship with ourselves, others, and God. I am a mom, a wife, and a professional. My hope is that this allows you to feel like I am coming alongside you and you have a deep sense of being heard and understood on many levels. In our work together, my desire is that you will find practical, long-lasting ways of changing your relationships, experiences, and interactions.
Dr. Nancy Farris has over thirty years of experience motivating people to realize their human potential. She is a highly successful psychologist and has a passion to help others to effectively increase their own powerful energy in their every day lives. Her expertise encompasses the fields of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Emotional Intelligence, and Counseling. She has graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology, is licensed to practice in several states and holds a Ph.D.
Whether you are clumsy, always “on the go”, have difficulty managing emotions and/or concentrating, or are sensitive to things like lights, sounds, food, or textures in clothing, occupational therapy may help with life’s day-to-day stressors. As an OT, I collaborate with children, adults, and their families to find and refine solutions for a more meaningful life. Using a client-centered approach, I use the strengths and interests of my client to help manage stress and improve areas of life that may be difficult.
You struggle because you feel no one understands you. You feel lost, lonely, and different. Remember, “What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden, and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.” —Emma Stone. Even in the Bible, God knew what He was doing, and He made you exactly the way He wanted you to be. Furthermore, you are unique; no one else in this world is exactly like you. (Think how dull the world would be if we were all exactly alike!) Even before you were born, God knew all about you, and He has a unique plan for you (Jeremiah 1:5).
I feel honored to work with clients and to hear the experiences that bring them into therapy. Those with whom I work will most often hear me say “You are the expert of you;” I say this out of my aim to work collaboratively and to help them remain empowered during their journey to healing. I love aiding clients in healing past relationships and traumas, owning their identities, and feeling empowered to live in a place of power, connection, and authenticity.
Choosing to pursue therapy is courageous. Life throws curve balls, often forcing us to face challenges which seem impossible to navigate. Obstacles such as trauma, infidelity, life transitions (birth, divorce, facing an empty nest, etc.), anxiety, or depression, can feel daunting. I am privileged to hear your story and I am honored to sit with you as we sort through your specific situation and move toward healing.
I've spent the past 5+ years working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a wide array of issues, including: trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, relational issues, academic problems, spirituality, sexual addiction, sexual identity, grief and loss. I tend to practice from a relational perspective, believing that true healing comes from genuine relationship and accountability with one another. I particularly enjoy working with people who have difficulty connecting with those around them and who are typically viewed as the outcasts or troublemakers. I also specialize in male sex addiction and lead a weekly group.