Couples Counseling Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Sara Jane Tinker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, SEP®
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201  (Online Only)
Want to restore your self-worth, create healthy patterns, and form a loving, authentic, and real relationship with someone meaningful? Have more friends? Stop over-thinking and over-reacting? Live more in the present moment with peace and joy? End worry? Somatic Experiencing Therapist I can help with specific needs like recovering from stress or trauma of an accident, illness, assault, chronic pain & stress disorders, loss, infidelity, or breakups; easing specific symptoms such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, PTSD & Complex Trauma, or addictive behaviors. I work with the range of personality disorders and mood disorders.
Want to restore your self-worth, create healthy patterns, and form a loving, authentic, and real relationship with someone meaningful? Have more friends? Stop over-thinking and over-reacting? Live more in the present moment with peace and joy? End worry? Somatic Experiencing Therapist I can help with specific needs like recovering from stress or trauma of an accident, illness, assault, chronic pain & stress disorders, loss, infidelity, or breakups; easing specific symptoms such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, PTSD & Complex Trauma, or addictive behaviors. I work with the range of personality disorders and mood disorders.
(615) 488-6131 View (615) 488-6131
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Kori Meyers
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, relationship expert, and lifelong connector of people.
My therapeutic approach is client-centered and integrative in nature, while being deeply influenced by attachment theory and emotions. I welcome and celebrate all people in all bodies. I am an LGBTQIA+ advocate and ally.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, relationship expert, and lifelong connector of people.
My therapeutic approach is client-centered and integrative in nature, while being deeply influenced by attachment theory and emotions. I welcome and celebrate all people in all bodies. I am an LGBTQIA+ advocate and ally.
(615) 745-3560 View (615) 745-3560
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Susan Marie Loar
Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
Life can get messy. Therapy helps. We all face struggles and feel adrift sometimes. Whatever issue you're wrestling with, know that you don't have to carry it alone. I take a grounded, authentic approach to therapy, and provide my clients with a nonjudgmental, welcoming space where I will both support and challenge you. I value each of my clients' individuality and uniqueness and aim to help them thrive. I work with adults individually as well as do couples' sessions. Clients of ALL kinds, relationship styles, and outlooks are welcome here.
Life can get messy. Therapy helps. We all face struggles and feel adrift sometimes. Whatever issue you're wrestling with, know that you don't have to carry it alone. I take a grounded, authentic approach to therapy, and provide my clients with a nonjudgmental, welcoming space where I will both support and challenge you. I value each of my clients' individuality and uniqueness and aim to help them thrive. I work with adults individually as well as do couples' sessions. Clients of ALL kinds, relationship styles, and outlooks are welcome here.
(615) 645-3940 View (615) 645-3940
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Beth Diveley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
I think of therapy as a way to free ourselves from obstacles that prevent us from moving forward with our lives. Challenges such as problems at work, difficult relationships or the sudden impact of a traumatic event. I am genuinely interested in your story. I would like to partner with you to help you find clarity, wisdom, strength and support so you can identity what needs to shift in your life to create positive change.
I think of therapy as a way to free ourselves from obstacles that prevent us from moving forward with our lives. Challenges such as problems at work, difficult relationships or the sudden impact of a traumatic event. I am genuinely interested in your story. I would like to partner with you to help you find clarity, wisdom, strength and support so you can identity what needs to shift in your life to create positive change.
(615) 813-4835 View (615) 813-4835
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Valerie Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-500
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
I'm committed to helping you break through what's been blocking you from a compassionate relationship with yourself and deeper connection with your partner, family & friends.
You're tired of always feeling overwhelmed, on autopilot, or stuck in your head with anxiety and insecurities. Self-defeating beliefs and patterns are seriously getting in the way of your goals, work, or relationships. And maybe you also struggle with food, body image, or past events / traumas that make you wonder if you'll ever feel okay in your own skin. Did I just just describe you? Let's talk. I'm not a passive therapist— I roll up my sleeves and give you tangible strategies to deal more effectively in the moment with difficult experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
I'm committed to helping you break through what's been blocking you from a compassionate relationship with yourself and deeper connection with your partner, family & friends.
You're tired of always feeling overwhelmed, on autopilot, or stuck in your head with anxiety and insecurities. Self-defeating beliefs and patterns are seriously getting in the way of your goals, work, or relationships. And maybe you also struggle with food, body image, or past events / traumas that make you wonder if you'll ever feel okay in your own skin. Did I just just describe you? Let's talk. I'm not a passive therapist— I roll up my sleeves and give you tangible strategies to deal more effectively in the moment with difficult experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
(615) 283-4507 View (615) 283-4507
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Ben Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
I specialize in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, and working with couples on relationships. I work with adolescents and adults and provide therapy for people who feel like these issues are getting in the way of their goals, impacting their lives negatively, and feel stuck. My goal is to understand the obstacles that are holding you back and help you make the changes that you desire in your life. Change is hard and I'm here to provide guidance, techniques, strategies, and tools that you can use to begin making a difference in your life.
I specialize in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, and working with couples on relationships. I work with adolescents and adults and provide therapy for people who feel like these issues are getting in the way of their goals, impacting their lives negatively, and feel stuck. My goal is to understand the obstacles that are holding you back and help you make the changes that you desire in your life. Change is hard and I'm here to provide guidance, techniques, strategies, and tools that you can use to begin making a difference in your life.
(615) 900-2092 View (615) 900-2092
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Lucy Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
Life is hard and we sometimes need someone to walk with us through it. My passion is for women and men troubled with relationship issues or who struggle with depression and anxiety which can manifest in a number of ways including self harm, low self-esteem, eating disorders, and panic attacks. I get excited to work with couples helping them build intimacy and understanding of themselves and one another. I love working with motivated clients and it's my passion to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment to explore those tough and sometimes dark places with those who want to move forward and live the life they desire.
Life is hard and we sometimes need someone to walk with us through it. My passion is for women and men troubled with relationship issues or who struggle with depression and anxiety which can manifest in a number of ways including self harm, low self-esteem, eating disorders, and panic attacks. I get excited to work with couples helping them build intimacy and understanding of themselves and one another. I love working with motivated clients and it's my passion to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment to explore those tough and sometimes dark places with those who want to move forward and live the life they desire.
(615) 492-3727 View (615) 492-3727
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Claire Mullen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
At the Institute, I provide high-quality mental health and relationship care services at a price that is well below that of many other therapists ($60-$150 per session).
I am a pre-licensed marriage and family therapist at The Briggs Institute, Inc. Therapists at the Institute are graduates of Lipscomb University's Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program, which holds its graduates to the highest standards in the field. Our work at The Briggs Institute, Inc. is informed by state-of-the-art scientific research that most private practice therapists cannot easily access.
At the Institute, I provide high-quality mental health and relationship care services at a price that is well below that of many other therapists ($60-$150 per session).
I am a pre-licensed marriage and family therapist at The Briggs Institute, Inc. Therapists at the Institute are graduates of Lipscomb University's Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program, which holds its graduates to the highest standards in the field. Our work at The Briggs Institute, Inc. is informed by state-of-the-art scientific research that most private practice therapists cannot easily access.
(629) 302-3295 View (629) 302-3295
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Julia Marx
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFA, MA, R-DMT, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I provide individualized support tailored to my clients' unique stories. I use expressive arts therapy and dance/movement therapy techniques in addition to client-centered talk therapy to engage with clients as we process in both the verbal and non-verbal realms. The body and mind are interconnected and the body can be used as a map guiding explorations of the self, as well as a metaphor to express emotions which can be difficult to convey in words alone. Through a therapeutic relationship, I provide empathic support and playful intervention.
I provide individualized support tailored to my clients' unique stories. I use expressive arts therapy and dance/movement therapy techniques in addition to client-centered talk therapy to engage with clients as we process in both the verbal and non-verbal realms. The body and mind are interconnected and the body can be used as a map guiding explorations of the self, as well as a metaphor to express emotions which can be difficult to convey in words alone. Through a therapeutic relationship, I provide empathic support and playful intervention.
(615) 933-2821 View (615) 933-2821
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Jordan Fye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
I specialize in working with individuals who face challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship trauma, social anxiety, family dynamics, and more.
Each of us navigates our unique set of experiences. Some carry deep-rooted trauma, while others grapple with the everyday complexities of 'normal' life. At times, we might downplay our struggles, thinking that someone out there has it worse than we do. It's a common sentiment, and if you've ever felt this way, you're not alone.
I specialize in working with individuals who face challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship trauma, social anxiety, family dynamics, and more.
Each of us navigates our unique set of experiences. Some carry deep-rooted trauma, while others grapple with the everyday complexities of 'normal' life. At times, we might downplay our struggles, thinking that someone out there has it worse than we do. It's a common sentiment, and if you've ever felt this way, you're not alone.
(629) 468-3509 View (629) 468-3509
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Kyisha Danielle Arnwine
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
There is a time for everything: weeping, joy, loss, recovery, fear, courage. We are consistently suspended between opposing life forces that can make us, at times, feel anxious, depressed, and alone. My goal as your therapist is to offer you support by helping you find ways of navigating through darkness and illuminating the beauty in each phase of your life. I am committed to helping you build a healthier relationship with yourself and others by targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, beliefs, and problematic narratives. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to help you reach your goals in therapy. This is your time!
There is a time for everything: weeping, joy, loss, recovery, fear, courage. We are consistently suspended between opposing life forces that can make us, at times, feel anxious, depressed, and alone. My goal as your therapist is to offer you support by helping you find ways of navigating through darkness and illuminating the beauty in each phase of your life. I am committed to helping you build a healthier relationship with yourself and others by targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, beliefs, and problematic narratives. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to help you reach your goals in therapy. This is your time!
(615) 560-7571 View (615) 560-7571
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Jessica Lee Blackwell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
I have a special interest in supporting those who have been in relationship with people who have narcissistic traits.
Confronting what life throws at us can feel overwhelming and I am committed to supporting you without judgement. I received my master’s degree with academic distinction in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University in 2023. Before pursuing my mental health passion, I was a professional violinist, and I have a deep understanding of the challenges that come with the pursuit of an intensive career, as well as an appreciation for the amount of pressure and anxiety job performance can create. Working through tendencies like overthinking or perfectionism can both enhance your performance and overall quality of life.
I have a special interest in supporting those who have been in relationship with people who have narcissistic traits.
Confronting what life throws at us can feel overwhelming and I am committed to supporting you without judgement. I received my master’s degree with academic distinction in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University in 2023. Before pursuing my mental health passion, I was a professional violinist, and I have a deep understanding of the challenges that come with the pursuit of an intensive career, as well as an appreciation for the amount of pressure and anxiety job performance can create. Working through tendencies like overthinking or perfectionism can both enhance your performance and overall quality of life.
(615) 471-7335 View (615) 471-7335
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Dr. Philip Chanin
Psychologist, EdD, ABPP, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
In my 46 years of practice as a psychologist, in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, I have had the honor and privilege of working with so many patients on their paths of exploration, personal growth, and healing. My approach is grounded in psychodynamic, existential, and Buddhist theories, with a focus on integrating mindfulness and compassion with self and others. It is my belief that the quality of the psychotherapy relationship between therapist and patient is the principal healing force in treatment. Thus, I do my best to form a good and ethical therapeutic relationship with each of my patients.
In my 46 years of practice as a psychologist, in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, I have had the honor and privilege of working with so many patients on their paths of exploration, personal growth, and healing. My approach is grounded in psychodynamic, existential, and Buddhist theories, with a focus on integrating mindfulness and compassion with self and others. It is my belief that the quality of the psychotherapy relationship between therapist and patient is the principal healing force in treatment. Thus, I do my best to form a good and ethical therapeutic relationship with each of my patients.
(615) 656-7188 View (615) 656-7188
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Vanessa Yvette Reyes
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I have trained in PREPARE/ENRICH for premarital couples and use Narrative, Bowen, and person-centered modalities with my clients.
I believe that walking alongside my clients as they begin their journey of healing is both an honor and a privilege. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgemental place for my clients while acknowledging their individual barriers and circumstances. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are and seeing clients reach their full potential. I am able to provide services for Individuals, Couples, and Pre-Marital Couples.
I have trained in PREPARE/ENRICH for premarital couples and use Narrative, Bowen, and person-centered modalities with my clients.
I believe that walking alongside my clients as they begin their journey of healing is both an honor and a privilege. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgemental place for my clients while acknowledging their individual barriers and circumstances. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are and seeing clients reach their full potential. I am able to provide services for Individuals, Couples, and Pre-Marital Couples.
(615) 819-1869 View (615) 819-1869
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Dr. Mesha Ellis, Relationship & Sex Therapist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Is the conflict in your family extreme? Are you struggling to coparent effectively? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Is the conflict in your family extreme? Are you struggling to coparent effectively? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
(678) 905-7862 View (678) 905-7862
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Dawn Ducote
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Having worked with individuals and couples to develop strategies to cope with and manage the effects of a stressful career, address trauma, grief, infertility and adoption, Post-Partum Depression, and other mental health concerns, I know that reaching out can be hard.
Therapy should be a safe place for you to work on goals, gain skills to better deal with life challenges, and/or to take back your life from the effects of trauma, depression, or anxiety. I customize my style for each individual and use evidence-based interventions to help you reach your goals. We can work together to help you find understanding, and catalyze growth and healing. I worked in the corporate world for 10+ years, and understand the struggles of managing a team, proving your worth, and finding time and ways to care for your soul.
Having worked with individuals and couples to develop strategies to cope with and manage the effects of a stressful career, address trauma, grief, infertility and adoption, Post-Partum Depression, and other mental health concerns, I know that reaching out can be hard.
Therapy should be a safe place for you to work on goals, gain skills to better deal with life challenges, and/or to take back your life from the effects of trauma, depression, or anxiety. I customize my style for each individual and use evidence-based interventions to help you reach your goals. We can work together to help you find understanding, and catalyze growth and healing. I worked in the corporate world for 10+ years, and understand the struggles of managing a team, proving your worth, and finding time and ways to care for your soul.
(615) 541-4698 View (615) 541-4698
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Jeffrey L Binder
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating relationship problems, anxiety and depression, personality disorders, traumas, life challenges, career issues in the professions, arts and entertainment, and business, and other life challenges.
With over 45 years in clinical practice, treating a wide variety of issues, I appreciate that each person has a unique personal story. I believe that remaining current with relevant scientific findings enhances my clinical work. I also believe that training young therapists at four universities has sharpened my thinking about how to understand each individual, as well as improving my skills in conducting therapy. Over a decade of doing psychotherapy research has deepened my understanding about how psychotherapy works. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your personal situation. We will work together to resolve your problems.
I specialize in treating relationship problems, anxiety and depression, personality disorders, traumas, life challenges, career issues in the professions, arts and entertainment, and business, and other life challenges.
With over 45 years in clinical practice, treating a wide variety of issues, I appreciate that each person has a unique personal story. I believe that remaining current with relevant scientific findings enhances my clinical work. I also believe that training young therapists at four universities has sharpened my thinking about how to understand each individual, as well as improving my skills in conducting therapy. Over a decade of doing psychotherapy research has deepened my understanding about how psychotherapy works. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your personal situation. We will work together to resolve your problems.
(615) 857-6686 View (615) 857-6686
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Sarah Broyles Ledbetter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37214
I am a body-oriented psychotherapist, meaning that I specialize in the 'now' of the therapeutic relationship and the gentle, reliable resources that are present in the room for bringing a sense of competency to facing and addressing what's scariest.
My clients often refer to what I call 'blurry trauma,' early attachment experiences that were less than affirming but so ingrained, the client often doesn't recall outstanding events. They may not even remember much about their childhood at all. That kind of trauma leads to addiction, confusing, disorganized or unfulfilling relationships, and difficulty harnessing the resources needed to navigate change so the client can create their most authentic life and relationships. I use present moment, present location resources such as the client's own strengths, passions, and ability to make creative decisions to facilitate safe change.
I am a body-oriented psychotherapist, meaning that I specialize in the 'now' of the therapeutic relationship and the gentle, reliable resources that are present in the room for bringing a sense of competency to facing and addressing what's scariest.
My clients often refer to what I call 'blurry trauma,' early attachment experiences that were less than affirming but so ingrained, the client often doesn't recall outstanding events. They may not even remember much about their childhood at all. That kind of trauma leads to addiction, confusing, disorganized or unfulfilling relationships, and difficulty harnessing the resources needed to navigate change so the client can create their most authentic life and relationships. I use present moment, present location resources such as the client's own strengths, passions, and ability to make creative decisions to facilitate safe change.
(615) 471-7631 View (615) 471-7631
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Richard Cowan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, MTS, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
My areas of skill and experience include helping couples restore love and connection in their relationship and coaching men who are seeking to establish more meaningful personal and professional relationships.
My work as a therapist is based on a conviction that our choices and relationship patterns are fueled by our need to experience wholeness and heal the brokenness of our past. This concept lies at the core of attachment theory and is a powerful tool for helping us understand why we struggle with others and with our own internal critic. In my therapeutic work, I leverage aspects of Imago, Solution-focused, and Internal Family theories to help clients progress towards deeper and more meaningful connections with themselves and others.
My areas of skill and experience include helping couples restore love and connection in their relationship and coaching men who are seeking to establish more meaningful personal and professional relationships.
My work as a therapist is based on a conviction that our choices and relationship patterns are fueled by our need to experience wholeness and heal the brokenness of our past. This concept lies at the core of attachment theory and is a powerful tool for helping us understand why we struggle with others and with our own internal critic. In my therapeutic work, I leverage aspects of Imago, Solution-focused, and Internal Family theories to help clients progress towards deeper and more meaningful connections with themselves and others.
(615) 560-7743 View (615) 560-7743
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Melissa T. Dees
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37217
My experience has also taught me the irreplaceable value of a strong therapeutic relationship.
Thoreau said "There are a thousand hacking at the branches to every one striking at the root." In therapy, I believe our most valuable work is striking at the root of issues rather than hacking merely at the many branches/symptoms of the root. This latter approach often leads to resolving one manifestation of a problem only to experience new manifestations down the road. Whether the symptoms are anxiety, depression, addictions, or maladaptive relationships, it is worthwhile to examine the deeper sources of our pain. One of my primary roles will be to provide a steadfast ground of compassion, patience, and truth for your work.
My experience has also taught me the irreplaceable value of a strong therapeutic relationship.
Thoreau said "There are a thousand hacking at the branches to every one striking at the root." In therapy, I believe our most valuable work is striking at the root of issues rather than hacking merely at the many branches/symptoms of the root. This latter approach often leads to resolving one manifestation of a problem only to experience new manifestations down the road. Whether the symptoms are anxiety, depression, addictions, or maladaptive relationships, it is worthwhile to examine the deeper sources of our pain. One of my primary roles will be to provide a steadfast ground of compassion, patience, and truth for your work.
(615) 237-5870 View (615) 237-5870