Transgender Therapists in Brentwood, TN

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Alyssa Pesavento
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
You may be seeking therapy because you constantly feel overwhelmed and on edge. It’ feels like you’re walking on a tightrope and one false move spells disaster. Or you may be feeling so low it’s as if you’re moving through quicksand, pulling you deeper into despair. These days you spend all your energy trying to avoid further pain instead of living out your true purpose. Anxiety and depression often come as a package deal, especially if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). If you feel like your life is being ruled by overwhelming emotions, know that it doesn’t always have to feel this way. Peace is possible, and therapy can help.
You may be seeking therapy because you constantly feel overwhelmed and on edge. It’ feels like you’re walking on a tightrope and one false move spells disaster. Or you may be feeling so low it’s as if you’re moving through quicksand, pulling you deeper into despair. These days you spend all your energy trying to avoid further pain instead of living out your true purpose. Anxiety and depression often come as a package deal, especially if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). If you feel like your life is being ruled by overwhelming emotions, know that it doesn’t always have to feel this way. Peace is possible, and therapy can help.
(615) 412-5406 View (615) 412-5406
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Taylor Eades
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP(T), NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
My approach as a therapist is to first reduce any distress that is showing up in the present in order to provide a more immediate sense of relief before walking alongside you to the places of pain in the past. Once we are able to step into past pain, we can work together to rewrite any false narratives and process through your individual experiences in order to create lasting healing. I have experience working with teenagers as young as 15, to adults in their late 70s. My specialties include working with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, chronic health issues and I have experience working with those who have a TBI.
My approach as a therapist is to first reduce any distress that is showing up in the present in order to provide a more immediate sense of relief before walking alongside you to the places of pain in the past. Once we are able to step into past pain, we can work together to rewrite any false narratives and process through your individual experiences in order to create lasting healing. I have experience working with teenagers as young as 15, to adults in their late 70s. My specialties include working with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, chronic health issues and I have experience working with those who have a TBI.
(615) 488-3573 View (615) 488-3573
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Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
As a licensed clinical psychologist and faculty member for the International OCD Foundation, I'm proud to lead as the Founding Director of the Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center (NOATC). We provide individual, group, and family therapy for people all across the lifespan. Our specialties include the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, panic, and OC spectrum disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder. Our approach to therapy is grounded in research-based techniques and a belief that individuals are most open to change when they feel that their unique traits are respected.
As a licensed clinical psychologist and faculty member for the International OCD Foundation, I'm proud to lead as the Founding Director of the Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center (NOATC). We provide individual, group, and family therapy for people all across the lifespan. Our specialties include the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, panic, and OC spectrum disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder. Our approach to therapy is grounded in research-based techniques and a belief that individuals are most open to change when they feel that their unique traits are respected.
(615) 398-6860 View (615) 398-6860
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Christianne Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC, MHSP, NCC, CCMHC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hope and healing are possible! I specialize in trauma, complex trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, and adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. My passion is helping clients feel safe and empowered so they can find relief from anxiety and depression, connect with themselves and others, and find peace and joy. Working together, you can heal from trauma, dysfunctional relationships, and other painful life experiences. I'll help you break free from shame, feel self-love, set healthy boundaries, and cultivate the fulfilling life you deserve.
Hope and healing are possible! I specialize in trauma, complex trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, and adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. My passion is helping clients feel safe and empowered so they can find relief from anxiety and depression, connect with themselves and others, and find peace and joy. Working together, you can heal from trauma, dysfunctional relationships, and other painful life experiences. I'll help you break free from shame, feel self-love, set healthy boundaries, and cultivate the fulfilling life you deserve.
(615) 703-5455 View (615) 703-5455
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Maria Matty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027  (Online Only)
I believe that you are both the expert on your own experience and your greatest resource for healing. I have a holistic approach in my work with clients, addressing and affirming the whole person and guiding you to reconnect with the inner wisdom and resiliency that exists within you. As a social worker, I believe in dismantling oppressive systems and advocating for social justice and systemic change in our communities. I identify as queer, cisgender, and use she/her/hers pronouns. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex positive, and supportive of all humans who desire growth and change.
I believe that you are both the expert on your own experience and your greatest resource for healing. I have a holistic approach in my work with clients, addressing and affirming the whole person and guiding you to reconnect with the inner wisdom and resiliency that exists within you. As a social worker, I believe in dismantling oppressive systems and advocating for social justice and systemic change in our communities. I identify as queer, cisgender, and use she/her/hers pronouns. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex positive, and supportive of all humans who desire growth and change.
(615) 219-2736 View (615) 219-2736
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Sharon F. Pensinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
“ Something needs to change. I just want to feel better.” You find life’s challenges overwhelming. Sometimes sadness overcomes you. You need a good support system, but navigating relationships can be difficult and frustrating. The effects of past trauma continue to impact your life. Making day-to-day decisions and finding the motivation to follow through feels insurmountable. You don’t really know who you are or what you want out of life. Learning to cope with life’s obstacles, connect well with others, make wise and confident decisions, heal past wounds, and live into your authentic self are hard work but worth the effort.
“ Something needs to change. I just want to feel better.” You find life’s challenges overwhelming. Sometimes sadness overcomes you. You need a good support system, but navigating relationships can be difficult and frustrating. The effects of past trauma continue to impact your life. Making day-to-day decisions and finding the motivation to follow through feels insurmountable. You don’t really know who you are or what you want out of life. Learning to cope with life’s obstacles, connect well with others, make wise and confident decisions, heal past wounds, and live into your authentic self are hard work but worth the effort.
(615) 492-8149 View (615) 492-8149
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Marci M Breedlove
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027  (Online Only)
Everyone wants to be themselves, to be “seen,” and to be valued for their uniqueness. We’re wired to need safe and affirming relationships and connection with others. When we’re struggling, it’s usually because something has gotten in the way of these things - not because we’re somehow "defective" or "flawed." I value authenticity, and strive to help clients feel and honor emotions that may seem “wrong" or unacceptable.
Everyone wants to be themselves, to be “seen,” and to be valued for their uniqueness. We’re wired to need safe and affirming relationships and connection with others. When we’re struggling, it’s usually because something has gotten in the way of these things - not because we’re somehow "defective" or "flawed." I value authenticity, and strive to help clients feel and honor emotions that may seem “wrong" or unacceptable.
(865) 217-0296 View (865) 217-0296
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Megan Graf Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MA, SEP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
You know yourself best, and I hope to help guide you in the journey of improving your quality of life. We all need help from an outside perspective from time to time; I create a safe, non-judgmental, environment to help you with your goals. Battling anxiety? Wanting to grow into a more authentic you? Let's work together to meet these struggles head on.
You know yourself best, and I hope to help guide you in the journey of improving your quality of life. We all need help from an outside perspective from time to time; I create a safe, non-judgmental, environment to help you with your goals. Battling anxiety? Wanting to grow into a more authentic you? Let's work together to meet these struggles head on.
(615) 488-8736 View (615) 488-8736
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Amanda Simms
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027  (Online Only)
Immediate openings available! Are you feeling stuck each day? Have lots of goals and dreams but feel as if you aren't moving forward? Or maybe you are just feeling overwhelmed trying to meet the needs of everyone, while wondering when you will have time to take care of your needs. Perhaps you identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and don't feel seen, heard, accepted, or supported. I see you and I want you to know you are not alone! If you are looking for a way to move towards your highest level of wellness and increase the love you have for yourself, I hope you'll give me the opportunity to walk with you on your journey!
Immediate openings available! Are you feeling stuck each day? Have lots of goals and dreams but feel as if you aren't moving forward? Or maybe you are just feeling overwhelmed trying to meet the needs of everyone, while wondering when you will have time to take care of your needs. Perhaps you identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and don't feel seen, heard, accepted, or supported. I see you and I want you to know you are not alone! If you are looking for a way to move towards your highest level of wellness and increase the love you have for yourself, I hope you'll give me the opportunity to walk with you on your journey!
(865) 432-0436 View (865) 432-0436
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Jonathan Rudiger
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
SATURDAY hours available & Video sessions! I have been practicing psychotherapy in diverse settings for 14 years. I completed my residency at Vanderbilt University and served as an expert consultant for NBC's Today Show. As a psychologist, I have the opportunity to help people understand and navigate very difficult situations. I help my patients develop insight into problems that prevent them from feeling whole and complete. By reading between the lines and exploring the complexity of physical and mental health we are able to finally resolve long-standing concerns. I look forward to helping you find the answers you're looking for!
SATURDAY hours available & Video sessions! I have been practicing psychotherapy in diverse settings for 14 years. I completed my residency at Vanderbilt University and served as an expert consultant for NBC's Today Show. As a psychologist, I have the opportunity to help people understand and navigate very difficult situations. I help my patients develop insight into problems that prevent them from feeling whole and complete. By reading between the lines and exploring the complexity of physical and mental health we are able to finally resolve long-standing concerns. I look forward to helping you find the answers you're looking for!
(615) 567-3857 View (615) 567-3857
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Dr. Michelle Emery Blake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Tennessee and Indiana, with 11 years of professional practice experience and over 25 years in higher education. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. At present, much of my work occurs through online platforms: Grow, Headway, BetterHelp, and Calmerry.
I am licensed in Tennessee and Indiana, with 11 years of professional practice experience and over 25 years in higher education. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. At present, much of my work occurs through online platforms: Grow, Headway, BetterHelp, and Calmerry.
(615) 808-8959 View (615) 808-8959
New Moon Rising Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Accepting New Clients, Flexible Pricing, Evening + Weekends Available. Are you finding it challenging to manage stress or anxiety? Do you feel like you're constantly running on empty, lacking the energy and motivation to truly enjoy life? Or perhaps you're longing for a sense of purpose and fulfillment, but you're not sure where to start? If you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, struggling to find balance, or simply seeking a deeper sense of well-being, you're in the right place. Our dynamic team of clinicians utilizes evidence-based approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, IFS, and more.
Accepting New Clients, Flexible Pricing, Evening + Weekends Available. Are you finding it challenging to manage stress or anxiety? Do you feel like you're constantly running on empty, lacking the energy and motivation to truly enjoy life? Or perhaps you're longing for a sense of purpose and fulfillment, but you're not sure where to start? If you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, struggling to find balance, or simply seeking a deeper sense of well-being, you're in the right place. Our dynamic team of clinicians utilizes evidence-based approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, IFS, and more.
(615) 802-5739 View (615) 802-5739
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Kristin Cuzzourt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MHS
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Kristin Cuzzourt, LPC-MHSP Kristin Cuzzourt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, a Massage Therapy Certificate from Lexington Healing Arts Academy, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia. Kristin believes all humans have inner strengths and abilities; but sometimes life causes us to lose belief in ourselves. This can show up as anxiety, depression, stress and feeling overwhelmed, or just feeling lost or stuck.
Kristin Cuzzourt, LPC-MHSP Kristin Cuzzourt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, a Massage Therapy Certificate from Lexington Healing Arts Academy, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia. Kristin believes all humans have inner strengths and abilities; but sometimes life causes us to lose belief in ourselves. This can show up as anxiety, depression, stress and feeling overwhelmed, or just feeling lost or stuck.
(615) 205-0570 View (615) 205-0570
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Evan Clark Richardson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MDiv, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Navigating belonging, spirituality, and values in such a polarized climate can be anxiety-inducing. Finding safe spaces to be heard non-judgmentally and connect authentically reduce anxiety symptoms and allow us to regulate when triggered. My academic and professional background in spirituality and mental health supports clients' work to navigate polarizing environments, regulate the nervous system, and journey to find wellbeing and purpose.
Navigating belonging, spirituality, and values in such a polarized climate can be anxiety-inducing. Finding safe spaces to be heard non-judgmentally and connect authentically reduce anxiety symptoms and allow us to regulate when triggered. My academic and professional background in spirituality and mental health supports clients' work to navigate polarizing environments, regulate the nervous system, and journey to find wellbeing and purpose.
(629) 299-2523 View (629) 299-2523
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Christina Jezioro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Being a human can be tough. My practice is centered upon helping people deepen their human experience and live a more embodied, present life. Many of my clients are creative artists hoping to harness their power, individuals who have experienced early childhood trauma, or people who simply feel "wounded". Our “body memories” & old stories can often be limiting us from our fullest potential of healing. With a neuro-experiential framework, I offer specializations in life transitions, attachment wounds, relational healing, addictions and self soothing behaviors, building self worth, LGBTQIA+ issues, and managing complex emotions.
Being a human can be tough. My practice is centered upon helping people deepen their human experience and live a more embodied, present life. Many of my clients are creative artists hoping to harness their power, individuals who have experienced early childhood trauma, or people who simply feel "wounded". Our “body memories” & old stories can often be limiting us from our fullest potential of healing. With a neuro-experiential framework, I offer specializations in life transitions, attachment wounds, relational healing, addictions and self soothing behaviors, building self worth, LGBTQIA+ issues, and managing complex emotions.
(629) 258-6218 View (629) 258-6218
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Michelle McAtee
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Not accepting new clients
I provide therapy and testing to children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum, including Asperger Syndrome. While individuals on the spectrum have myriad strengths, many also experience anxiety or depression, or need someone to talk to better understand their experiences. My wellness approach includes cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness techniques, and relaxation and stress reduction strategies.
I provide therapy and testing to children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum, including Asperger Syndrome. While individuals on the spectrum have myriad strengths, many also experience anxiety or depression, or need someone to talk to better understand their experiences. My wellness approach includes cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness techniques, and relaxation and stress reduction strategies.
(615) 933-2695 View (615) 933-2695
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Musenge Selina Luchembe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, LPC, MHSP-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
No matter where you are in your journey, I am here to support you with embodying wellness in all areas of your life. Together we can explore what it means to be who you are, reconnect with your body, commune with nature, learn new patterns of thinking, find your voice, and heal. My warm and grounded presence provides a safe space for you to explore how beautiful and amazing, but often times our wounded relationship to our physical selves and the more than human world can impact our relationships, creativity, general well-being, and even our ability to reason and learn. ​
No matter where you are in your journey, I am here to support you with embodying wellness in all areas of your life. Together we can explore what it means to be who you are, reconnect with your body, commune with nature, learn new patterns of thinking, find your voice, and heal. My warm and grounded presence provides a safe space for you to explore how beautiful and amazing, but often times our wounded relationship to our physical selves and the more than human world can impact our relationships, creativity, general well-being, and even our ability to reason and learn. ​
(615) 271-9898 View (615) 271-9898
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Robert R Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Life can take turns that present difficult challenges. We experience those challenges in a number of different ways: difficulties adjusting to new circumstances, confusion in deciding on a career path, struggles in relationships, or coping with loss. Often we feel anxious, depressed, confused, or overwhelmed and need help dealing with feelings and problems that seem beyond our control. Help may come from friends, family members, or significant others, but in some cases help is needed from a trained professional. Therapy is a process that can help people identify more effective strategies both to cope with difficult situations and to achieve their goals.
Life can take turns that present difficult challenges. We experience those challenges in a number of different ways: difficulties adjusting to new circumstances, confusion in deciding on a career path, struggles in relationships, or coping with loss. Often we feel anxious, depressed, confused, or overwhelmed and need help dealing with feelings and problems that seem beyond our control. Help may come from friends, family members, or significant others, but in some cases help is needed from a trained professional. Therapy is a process that can help people identify more effective strategies both to cope with difficult situations and to achieve their goals.
(423) 408-8920 View (423) 408-8920
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Jennifer Strickland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
I understand how hard it is to ask for help during one of life's challenges and I honor the courage it takes to begin the counseling process. I partner with clients by meeting each person where they are and by providing a safe, non-judgmental therapuetic space to work through problems, process feelings and find solutions. I provide a sounding board and empowerment to each person by using sense of humor, direct communication and a strong, diverse counseling skill set to help individuals reach their goals.
I understand how hard it is to ask for help during one of life's challenges and I honor the courage it takes to begin the counseling process. I partner with clients by meeting each person where they are and by providing a safe, non-judgmental therapuetic space to work through problems, process feelings and find solutions. I provide a sounding board and empowerment to each person by using sense of humor, direct communication and a strong, diverse counseling skill set to help individuals reach their goals.
(615) 645-3753 View (615) 645-3753
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Christy G Buckner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
I work best with motivated adults and teens struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and/or life transitions. I help you increase your connection, clarity, meaning and happiness by offering hope and affirmative counseling tailored to your personal/cultural perspective. Clients of any culture, race, religion, socio-economic status or sexual orientation are welcome in my office.
I work best with motivated adults and teens struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and/or life transitions. I help you increase your connection, clarity, meaning and happiness by offering hope and affirmative counseling tailored to your personal/cultural perspective. Clients of any culture, race, religion, socio-economic status or sexual orientation are welcome in my office.
(615) 475-8456 View (615) 475-8456