Emotionally Focused Therapists in Collierville, TN

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Allison Hunnicutt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP, CSAT-S, CMAT
Verified Verified
Collierville, TN 38027
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist Candidate, and am trained in EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT).
In my personal and professional life, I have found one thing to be true: Life can be hard. I have a passion for supporting others in resolving pain and reclaiming fullness in life. While pain is an inevitable part of the human experience, suffering is optional. I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families heal from relational and other traumas, problematic sexual behaviors, addictions, and intimacy disorders. I see men and women whose lives have spiraled out of control become desperate for help. I see brokenhearted adults and children as they learn to cope with an unstable world. My heart is to heal the broken hearted and give hope where hope was once lost.
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist Candidate, and am trained in EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT).
In my personal and professional life, I have found one thing to be true: Life can be hard. I have a passion for supporting others in resolving pain and reclaiming fullness in life. While pain is an inevitable part of the human experience, suffering is optional. I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families heal from relational and other traumas, problematic sexual behaviors, addictions, and intimacy disorders. I see men and women whose lives have spiraled out of control become desperate for help. I see brokenhearted adults and children as they learn to cope with an unstable world. My heart is to heal the broken hearted and give hope where hope was once lost.
(615) 488-5389 View (615) 488-5389
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Charmai Davalos
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Collierville, TN 38017
I specialize in experiential, attachment-based, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
All relationships have conflict. What differentiates thriving relationships from the declining? Can you repair your bond at the heart level after distress? Is your relationship a place you go to find comfort when life starts to hurt? Does your relationship create the tension necessary for harmony between strength and vulnerability? Strength does not allow you to be used, nor does it bring harm to others. Vulnerability requires risk but it never bullies you to get there. It is movement toward integrity that honors your protections but also challenges you to lay them down to receive care and the gift of being known by another.
I specialize in experiential, attachment-based, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
All relationships have conflict. What differentiates thriving relationships from the declining? Can you repair your bond at the heart level after distress? Is your relationship a place you go to find comfort when life starts to hurt? Does your relationship create the tension necessary for harmony between strength and vulnerability? Strength does not allow you to be used, nor does it bring harm to others. Vulnerability requires risk but it never bullies you to get there. It is movement toward integrity that honors your protections but also challenges you to lay them down to receive care and the gift of being known by another.
(901) 459-5246 View (901) 459-5246
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Fresh Life Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38017
As a parent, you want the best for your child, especially when they’re struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, or behavioral issues. You’re seeking a trusted, faith-based counselor who understands these challenges and can provide a supportive environment for your child to grow and thrive. At Fresh Life Counseling, I offer personalized guidance to help your child build confidence, resilience, and a positive mindset. Together, we’ll work towards overcoming their struggles, fostering emotional intelligence, and creating a foundation for a joyful, fulfilling life. Your child’s well-being is my priority.
As a parent, you want the best for your child, especially when they’re struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, or behavioral issues. You’re seeking a trusted, faith-based counselor who understands these challenges and can provide a supportive environment for your child to grow and thrive. At Fresh Life Counseling, I offer personalized guidance to help your child build confidence, resilience, and a positive mindset. Together, we’ll work towards overcoming their struggles, fostering emotional intelligence, and creating a foundation for a joyful, fulfilling life. Your child’s well-being is my priority.
(901) 472-3392 View (901) 472-3392
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Denise Barlow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Collierville, TN 38017
I believe that therapy is a place to begin the courageous work of knowing the stories of your heart. I know the vulnerable feeling of sitting on the other side of the couch as I have been in counseling at many different stages of my life. I am committed to coming alongside my clients to help them discover who they have been and who they long to be. A life of living fully is waiting when we take the risk to feel, to need, and to connect with others.
I believe that therapy is a place to begin the courageous work of knowing the stories of your heart. I know the vulnerable feeling of sitting on the other side of the couch as I have been in counseling at many different stages of my life. I am committed to coming alongside my clients to help them discover who they have been and who they long to be. A life of living fully is waiting when we take the risk to feel, to need, and to connect with others.
(901) 979-1906 View (901) 979-1906
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Natasha H Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Collierville, TN 38017
"I believe in treating every individual as a unique person with dreams, ambitions, and desires that should be encouraged, pursued, and always regarded with respect."
"I believe in treating every individual as a unique person with dreams, ambitions, and desires that should be encouraged, pursued, and always regarded with respect."
(901) 270-7361 View (901) 270-7361
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Rachel Joffe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38017
"We are born in relationship. We grow in relationship. We are wounded in relationship. And we are healed in relationship." - Harville Hendrix. Therapy can benefit us in many ways including feeling heard, growing in self awareness, and healing from adversity life throws at us. It is also a great place to learn compassion for ourselves and empathy for others in our lives. As a therapist, I believe people are relational creatures. We can thrive or suffer greatly depending upon the quality of our relationships with God, others, and ourselves.
"We are born in relationship. We grow in relationship. We are wounded in relationship. And we are healed in relationship." - Harville Hendrix. Therapy can benefit us in many ways including feeling heard, growing in self awareness, and healing from adversity life throws at us. It is also a great place to learn compassion for ourselves and empathy for others in our lives. As a therapist, I believe people are relational creatures. We can thrive or suffer greatly depending upon the quality of our relationships with God, others, and ourselves.
(423) 799-2475 View (423) 799-2475
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Steven Cromer Ethridge
PhD, MDiv, MA, MCHt, HI
Verified Verified
Collierville, TN 38017
Do you want something more / better in life? Do you have some significant Negative Emotions that are weighing you down? Or some uncertainties (Limiting Beliefs) that are holding you back from having, doing, or being what you want? Do you procrastinate and need to get motivated? Would you like to set and achieve new goals in your health, wealth, career, or relationships? Do you want to stop smoking? Or lose weight? Or improve your school performance? Or increase sports performance? Or improve your relationships? Or do you need a solid Life Plan? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then contact me now for a better life.
Do you want something more / better in life? Do you have some significant Negative Emotions that are weighing you down? Or some uncertainties (Limiting Beliefs) that are holding you back from having, doing, or being what you want? Do you procrastinate and need to get motivated? Would you like to set and achieve new goals in your health, wealth, career, or relationships? Do you want to stop smoking? Or lose weight? Or improve your school performance? Or increase sports performance? Or improve your relationships? Or do you need a solid Life Plan? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then contact me now for a better life.
(901) 250-9506 View (901) 250-9506
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Misty B. Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38017
Dear client: I am so glad you are taking the very difficult step to seek counseling! You are welcomed, accepted, valued, and respected in my office. It is a safe space where you can receive compassionate care. My technique involves companioning with clients to help them identify strengths, discover solutions, and emotionally heal.
Dear client: I am so glad you are taking the very difficult step to seek counseling! You are welcomed, accepted, valued, and respected in my office. It is a safe space where you can receive compassionate care. My technique involves companioning with clients to help them identify strengths, discover solutions, and emotionally heal.
(901) 350-4137 View (901) 350-4137
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Ashley Householder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38027
Approaching therapy from a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and accepting perspective, I have experience working with parents, couples, the LGBTQ community and multicultural families in areas such as infertility, communication, and building trust. From helping parent/child dynamics solve communication challenges to guiding couples towards a deeper emotional connection, I walk with people through their chapters in life. Not only am I trained systemically, these issues can also be transferred into individual therapy.
Approaching therapy from a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and accepting perspective, I have experience working with parents, couples, the LGBTQ community and multicultural families in areas such as infertility, communication, and building trust. From helping parent/child dynamics solve communication challenges to guiding couples towards a deeper emotional connection, I walk with people through their chapters in life. Not only am I trained systemically, these issues can also be transferred into individual therapy.
(901) 627-1325 View (901) 627-1325
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Jason Holtgrewe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38017
I seek to help my clients learn how to embrace vulnerability as a means to healing, become aware of their emotions and inner thoughts to connect with themselves and others, and trust that the love they deserve is the kind given without conditions.
I seek to help my clients learn how to embrace vulnerability as a means to healing, become aware of their emotions and inner thoughts to connect with themselves and others, and trust that the love they deserve is the kind given without conditions.
(901) 479-0854 View (901) 479-0854
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Apple Seeds, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Collierville, TN 38017
Apple Seeds, Inc. enhances mental wellness and aims to improve the quality of life for individuals, moms, dads, and moms-to-be. We also offer therapeutic services designed to holistically support motherhood and those who are at risk of developing Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMAD), such as Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. We also provide Mental Wellness Support, General Coaching and Solution Focused Counseling to college students that focuses on the student’s present issues, their future goals, and positive coping tools.
Apple Seeds, Inc. enhances mental wellness and aims to improve the quality of life for individuals, moms, dads, and moms-to-be. We also offer therapeutic services designed to holistically support motherhood and those who are at risk of developing Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMAD), such as Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. We also provide Mental Wellness Support, General Coaching and Solution Focused Counseling to college students that focuses on the student’s present issues, their future goals, and positive coping tools.
(901) 557-8339 View (901) 557-8339
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Jenny Henszey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Collierville, TN 38017
Waitlist for new clients
Living in today’s world can often feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Children, adolescents, and adults are facing challenges they have never faced before which can be stressful. My desire as a therapist is to provide a safe, supportive environment where clients can come, be heard, and together work through those challenges. Whether your life has been impacted by trauma, mental illness, or situational stressors, we can work together to help you live a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
Living in today’s world can often feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Children, adolescents, and adults are facing challenges they have never faced before which can be stressful. My desire as a therapist is to provide a safe, supportive environment where clients can come, be heard, and together work through those challenges. Whether your life has been impacted by trauma, mental illness, or situational stressors, we can work together to help you live a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
(901) 468-3823 View (901) 468-3823
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Jennifer Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38017
Making the decision to seek therapy is one of the bravest steps you can take. It requires great courage to change, and keeping that in mind, I feel honored to assist you in taking that step. I have extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults on a wide range of issues, and I welcome diversity in my clients. I believe in providing a warm, supportive, judgement free environment for the therapy process, and I use a variety of therapeutic approaches based on your specific needs.
Making the decision to seek therapy is one of the bravest steps you can take. It requires great courage to change, and keeping that in mind, I feel honored to assist you in taking that step. I have extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults on a wide range of issues, and I welcome diversity in my clients. I believe in providing a warm, supportive, judgement free environment for the therapy process, and I use a variety of therapeutic approaches based on your specific needs.
(901) 612-2472 View (901) 612-2472
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Irene Y Bernard
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, DMin, LADACII, CAADC, CPRSII, QCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38017
One of my greatest passions involves helping people through various transitions of life. I offer therapy in the area of Grief, Loss, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Behavioral Addictions, and Spiritual Direction. I believe our mental health is intricately connected to our emotional and spiritual well-being. There are times we find ourselves choosing unhealthy coping tools to redirect self-defeating, self-loathing, and self-sabotaging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through a multi-disciplined approach I'll help you identify those negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and reconnect to the emotions you've grown numb to.
One of my greatest passions involves helping people through various transitions of life. I offer therapy in the area of Grief, Loss, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Behavioral Addictions, and Spiritual Direction. I believe our mental health is intricately connected to our emotional and spiritual well-being. There are times we find ourselves choosing unhealthy coping tools to redirect self-defeating, self-loathing, and self-sabotaging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through a multi-disciplined approach I'll help you identify those negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and reconnect to the emotions you've grown numb to.
(901) 459-5256 View (901) 459-5256
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Karen Roy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Collierville, TN 38017
With over 27 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am deeply committed to delivering compassionate and effective therapeutic services to individuals in Tennessee. My extensive experience has equipped me with a profound understanding of mental health issues and robust clinical assessment skills, enabling me to catalyze positive change in the lives of my clients. I prioritize building strong rapport with my clients through exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Each client I have the privilege to work with receives not only my clinical expertise but also my genuine compassion.
With over 27 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am deeply committed to delivering compassionate and effective therapeutic services to individuals in Tennessee. My extensive experience has equipped me with a profound understanding of mental health issues and robust clinical assessment skills, enabling me to catalyze positive change in the lives of my clients. I prioritize building strong rapport with my clients through exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Each client I have the privilege to work with receives not only my clinical expertise but also my genuine compassion.
(901) 245-6403 View (901) 245-6403
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Hallie Bloom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CT, CCLS, PBS, EMDR
Verified Verified
Collierville, TN 38017
Hallie is a licensed professional counselor, a certified grief counselor, educator, pet bereavement specialist, and a certified child life specialist. I practice at MERCI, (Mental and Emotional Resource Center) in Memphis, Tennessee, providing individual sessions, focused on grief and loss, pet loss, addiction, recovery and all mental health issues. My Child Life training and 30 years of experience, provides me with the knowledge and abilities to work with children, adolescents and their families who are dealing with acute, chronic and terminal illness. Change in our lives is constant and often go unrecognized as Grief issues.
Hallie is a licensed professional counselor, a certified grief counselor, educator, pet bereavement specialist, and a certified child life specialist. I practice at MERCI, (Mental and Emotional Resource Center) in Memphis, Tennessee, providing individual sessions, focused on grief and loss, pet loss, addiction, recovery and all mental health issues. My Child Life training and 30 years of experience, provides me with the knowledge and abilities to work with children, adolescents and their families who are dealing with acute, chronic and terminal illness. Change in our lives is constant and often go unrecognized as Grief issues.
(901) 641-1127 View (901) 641-1127
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Alyce Waller Haynes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38017
People are inherently resilient but often feel blocked and discouraged from healing. Discerning how we can be our best selves requires the support of another person who will listen and support us on the journey to discovering our authentic selves. As a result of my own journey, I have learned the keys to healing-willingness, rigorous honesty with self and others, grace, compassion, and unconditional positive regard-are fundamental in the desired transformation. Regardless of the issues, your story matters and there is hope for healing.
People are inherently resilient but often feel blocked and discouraged from healing. Discerning how we can be our best selves requires the support of another person who will listen and support us on the journey to discovering our authentic selves. As a result of my own journey, I have learned the keys to healing-willingness, rigorous honesty with self and others, grace, compassion, and unconditional positive regard-are fundamental in the desired transformation. Regardless of the issues, your story matters and there is hope for healing.
(901) 329-3775 View (901) 329-3775
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Zach Shappley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38017
We are created for relationship. When we are distant, things feel wrong and uncomfortable. Being disconnected from those we love brings up sadness, anxiety, depression, stress, anger. It hurts to be distant. We feel lost and alone, not able to turn to the ones we love most for comfort and care. These longings and their distressing feelings don’t just go away. In the absence of relief, we may choose other ways to cope, using distance, distractions, substances, numbing out, or isolation.
We are created for relationship. When we are distant, things feel wrong and uncomfortable. Being disconnected from those we love brings up sadness, anxiety, depression, stress, anger. It hurts to be distant. We feel lost and alone, not able to turn to the ones we love most for comfort and care. These longings and their distressing feelings don’t just go away. In the absence of relief, we may choose other ways to cope, using distance, distractions, substances, numbing out, or isolation.
(901) 730-6526 View (901) 730-6526
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Sunflower Counseling Services, PLLC
LPC, MHSP, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38017
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in sessions our therapists promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. Our therapists have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in sessions our therapists promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. Our therapists have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
(901) 763-6082 View (901) 763-6082
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Andrea J Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collierville, TN 38017
Not accepting new clients
I have substantial experience working with children and adolescents in the following areas: emotional and behavioral issues, trauma, adoption and foster care issues, grief/loss, learning and developmental disabilities, anger management, family/relational problems, communication and social skills, self-injurious behavior, anxiety and stress management, LGBTQ population, attachment issues, and emerging adult/life transitions.
I have substantial experience working with children and adolescents in the following areas: emotional and behavioral issues, trauma, adoption and foster care issues, grief/loss, learning and developmental disabilities, anger management, family/relational problems, communication and social skills, self-injurious behavior, anxiety and stress management, LGBTQ population, attachment issues, and emerging adult/life transitions.
(901) 437-6549 View (901) 437-6549

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Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.