Ideal clients are individuals who may struggle to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, or life in general, feel stuck in recurrent problematic behavioral or relationship patterns, and want to improve their life and feel at peace. We all have an innate ability to grow and heal. My primary job as a therapist is to help clients tap into that healing process and reconnect with and strengthen their natural resources, talents, and spirit so that they can become the person they want and were created to be.
I am a psychologist who specializes in helping people achieve their own definition of a healthier life in a supportive environment. At some point, many people feel sad, anxious, or stuck on their paths in life. My role as a therapist is to partner in helping you remove the roadblocks in your path and continue on your journey to experience a fuller sense of life. Individual, couples, and/or family therapy can help identify ways of improving your relationships, emotional health, and other areas of you life.
Grief and heartbreak are part of life, but right now, you might be feeling like it's all too much to bear. You don't have to figure it all out on your own. I can help. Perhaps you or someone close to you is coping with a terminal illness or you're struggling after a loved one's death. Maybe you are experiencing another heartbreak, perhaps caused by a relationship or a trauma. Or, maybe you are struggling to find ways to love and accept yourself in a world that makes you feel less than.
My ideal client is one who has experienced setbacks, failures or traumas and is intent on moving beyond those issues to find joy, peace and fulfillment in life. I cherish the opportunity to investigate the possibilities and options open to individuals, couples and families to promote greater health, connection and celebration in their experience of life.
I seek to be open and inclusive with each client. I am trained in in-depth psychotherapy and enjoy exploring the deeper roots of presenting problems with a goal of practical application of insight. I am a licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist & clinical supervisor with over 25 years of experience. I particularly like working with couples in crisis. I have experience with clergy and clergy families, therapists, spiritual issues & issues of faith, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Depression, Grief & loss, Dilemmas in parenting, Premarital counseling, Relationship issues, Self-image issues, Stress & Trauma among other presenting issues.
I have had the privilege, for the last 40 years, of working with over 12,000 courageous folks who have taught me invaluable lessons over and over about the incredible resilience and possibilities of the human spirit. Utilizing our six day workshop for individuals and couples, individual, couples, group and family therapy, Heartstream Journeys treats issues around relationship struggles, historical trauma and the desire to create life in the most meaningful way in primary love relationships, parenting, with family and friends and within oneself and one's spiritual connection. It is my profound privilege to Journey with you.
I have been counseling for 21 years in a private practice setting in mental health related areas with individuals, couples, and families. I provide treatment for relationships, marital, military combat trauma, sexual abuse, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and other related stress disorders, depression, addiction recovery, adjustments, anger, and stress management.
My specialty areas are addiction, trauma, codependency, and mood disorders. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to develop tools and gain insight to create the life you deserve. I am honored to work with individuals, couples, and families seeking to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. Our past invisibly influences the present, shaping our current thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors. Psychotherapy is a partnership that helps to illuminate the next step on your path to a more peaceful, joyful life.
I am no different than you. I too have grieved and felt lost and struggled at times. I too have sought compassionate presence when I needed it most. And that's what gives me the ability to connect with my clients. I truly believe that we are all in this together. There are many helpful treatment approaches which I and other therapists utilize, but ultimately I have seen healing and growth take place in the context of therapeutic relationship and presence. That is what I am committed to bringing to those I serve.
Restoration Counseling Center was founded by three Christian Counselors in Franklin, Tennessee, who share a vision for providing healing, grace and professionalism to those experiencing brokenness in relationship to self, others and God. Our counselors have all been trained through nationally accredited counseling programs with an emphasis on Christian integration. Therapists at Restoration Counseling Center have a passion for helping others attain their goals and consider it a privilege to walk alongside others in healing.
Life in today's world is challenging. There are times when it can feel lonely and overwhelming. With the help of a good therapist, however, these times can become opportunities to find healthier ways of coping and a deeper understanding of who we are. Mutual respect, empathy and a sense of trust are key ingredients in this process. As those begin to deepen, one can begin to explore past relationships and hurts that may have led to ways of thinking and feeling that keep us stuck in old patterns of behavior. Understanding these patterns creates awareness and the ability to make healthier choices.
My passion as a counselor is two-fold: to walk alongside couples who feel emotionally distant and distressed in their relationships on the path toward connection and healing, and to journey with women who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, conflict resolution, and other relational issues.
I specialize in early addiction recovery support, grief and trauma counseling along with PTSD of all kinds including combat trauma. I am EMDR trained and also work with chronic pain patients to help reduce or eliminate pain through a specific EMDR protocol.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MFA, LCSW, CGP
New Openings in My Group! Check it out. I work primarily with individual adults, couples and groups. I am committed to my own personal and professional growth - as I am to yours - and continue to educate myself about people and their relationship with self and others. Psychotherapy is a profession that invites life-long learning, and I have had years of post-masters training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, transactional analysis, redecision therapy and experiential methods (psychodrama, family sculpting, sociometry). My areas of expertise are mood disorders, addictions and relationships.
My desire is to create safe, supportive space to help you feel comfortable and fully supported in the work that you would like to do. I enjoy assisting with transitions through all kinds of life circumstances - grief and loss, relationship issues, career changes and soul questions or crises, to name a few. I welcome working with you to help you release what is not working in your life and to help you make room for the "new" -- for transformation, deep peace and, most of all, for joy.
Although I am not presently taking new clients, I wish you success on your search for a therapist. I also want to remind you that every problem you face is an opportunity to evolve - to learn and to deepen your understanding of yourself and others; to increase your capacity for joy, connectedness, and emotional maturity. This is a lifelong journey. As you seek guidance on your present leg of the journey, I hope you find someone who will walk beside you with compassion and curiosity.
A lot of people think about entering therapy, but beginning the search can be nerve-wracking if you are unfamiliar with the process (and unfamiliar with the therapist!). Too, TV or movies may make therapists seem flaky, weird, or "out of the norm." I approach clients with a friendly practicality and understanding, using metaphor to help illustrate concepts and balancing humor when appropriate. I want you to benefit from counseling, and that begins the moment we first make contact.
As a therapist, I believe in our ability to move forward from great difficulty and deep hurts as well as break patterns that are no longer serving us. I approach my clients with warmth and curiosity and seek to nurture a holding space that feels safe to address whatever unique concerns they bring. In sessions, I am engaged and accessible. I start with clients’ present concerns and also facilitate interest in their deeper selves. I enjoy working with adults dealing with life transitions, grief and loss, family of origin concerns, relationship issues, trauma, and anxiety among other things.
Hazel House, PLLC is a holistic, integrative center that uses multiple modalities to treat people affected by trauma, addiction, mental health concerns, and stress. Our mission is to facilitate the natural healing process in each individual who seeks our care, by offering compassionate connection alongside skilled interventions targeting body, mind, and spirit. Services include: Counseling / Therapy, Yoga, Health Coaching, Bodywork, Neurofeedback, EMDR, Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, Somatic and Experiential therapy, intensives and retreats, and more!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Belle Meade, Nashville are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Belle Meade, Nashville then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Belle Meade, Nashville, or Child Psychologists in Belle Meade, Nashville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Belle Meade, Nashville psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Belle Meade, Nashville specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.