Emotionally Focused Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Angie de Meistre
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Waitlist for new clients
I employ an integrative and holistic Attachment and Mindfulness-based therapeutic framework rooted in Narrative, Restoration (RT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) modalities to support and help co-create opportunities for healing for women (19+), families, and couples navigating the perinatal and postpartum period, pregnancy and infant loss, and infertility. Additionally, I have experience working with relationship stress, seismic life transitions, grief and loss, family conflict, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses and major medical diagnoses, and trauma.
I employ an integrative and holistic Attachment and Mindfulness-based therapeutic framework rooted in Narrative, Restoration (RT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) modalities to support and help co-create opportunities for healing for women (19+), families, and couples navigating the perinatal and postpartum period, pregnancy and infant loss, and infertility. Additionally, I have experience working with relationship stress, seismic life transitions, grief and loss, family conflict, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses and major medical diagnoses, and trauma.
(931) 271-5806 View (931) 271-5806
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Elizabeth Baum
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
I am trained in Brainspotting (Phase I & II), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and am a RYT-200.
I am passionate about the ability therapy has to change lives for the better - how it helps people heal and build authentic, real relationships. I believe in empathy, vulnerability, authenticity, and trying to stay in the present moment. I am both creative and analytical and am excited when therapy is referred to as "a science and an art.” I believe in exploring the mind-body connection, especially the impact of breathwork in dealing with anxiety and stress. I love the power of understanding ourselves and how our minds work to create change. I work particularly well with anxiety, perfectionism, and religious injury, to name a few.
I am trained in Brainspotting (Phase I & II), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and am a RYT-200.
I am passionate about the ability therapy has to change lives for the better - how it helps people heal and build authentic, real relationships. I believe in empathy, vulnerability, authenticity, and trying to stay in the present moment. I am both creative and analytical and am excited when therapy is referred to as "a science and an art.” I believe in exploring the mind-body connection, especially the impact of breathwork in dealing with anxiety and stress. I love the power of understanding ourselves and how our minds work to create change. I work particularly well with anxiety, perfectionism, and religious injury, to name a few.
(615) 814-0221 View (615) 814-0221
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New Path Counseling & Consulting PLLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37217
Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), meditation and mindfulness coupled with twenty years of child advocacy, professional parenting education, and consultation that include Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Alcohol & Drug and Parenting Assessments are some services offered.
As a solution focused therapist, my goal is to empower you to find your own strengths. My approach to therapy is to assist you to heal from past wounds and cope with current issues in nurturing and non-judgmental manner. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with many types of disorders - including learning difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Marital/Relationship problems, Anxiety, and Depression.
Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), meditation and mindfulness coupled with twenty years of child advocacy, professional parenting education, and consultation that include Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Alcohol & Drug and Parenting Assessments are some services offered.
As a solution focused therapist, my goal is to empower you to find your own strengths. My approach to therapy is to assist you to heal from past wounds and cope with current issues in nurturing and non-judgmental manner. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with many types of disorders - including learning difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Marital/Relationship problems, Anxiety, and Depression.
(615) 455-3227 View (615) 455-3227
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Alyssa Birmingham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
My approach to therapy is informed by the latest research, and includes emotionally focused, narrative, cognitive, trauma informed, somatic, and attachment based interventions.
There is something beautiful about becoming the most authentic version of yourself. My passion lies in helping individuals and couples work to uncover what is keeping them stuck and develop a more fulfilling life. Through therapy, we will develop a relationship where you feel heard, understood, and respected while working to recognize and change the unhelpful thoughts, behaviors, and patterns in your life that are no longer serving you. Our sessions will feel like a conversation, where I will offer a fresh perspective and tangible ways to achieve your therapy goals.
My approach to therapy is informed by the latest research, and includes emotionally focused, narrative, cognitive, trauma informed, somatic, and attachment based interventions.
There is something beautiful about becoming the most authentic version of yourself. My passion lies in helping individuals and couples work to uncover what is keeping them stuck and develop a more fulfilling life. Through therapy, we will develop a relationship where you feel heard, understood, and respected while working to recognize and change the unhelpful thoughts, behaviors, and patterns in your life that are no longer serving you. Our sessions will feel like a conversation, where I will offer a fresh perspective and tangible ways to achieve your therapy goals.
(615) 784-5752 View (615) 784-5752
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Sara Jane Tinker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, SEP®
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201  (Online Only)
For underlying issues we'll compound Attachment, EFT, EMDR, Psychodynamic, and Self Psychology therapies.
I'm a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapist specializing in the Whole Person: Mind, Body, and Spirit when assisting in the healing journey. I can help with very specific needs such as recovering from the stress or trauma of an accident, illness, assault, chronic pain & stress disorders, loss of loved one, infidelity, or relationship breakup; easing specific symptoms such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, PTSD & Complex Trauma,or addictive behaviors. I work with personality disorders and mood disorders such as Schizoaffective, Bipolar, as well as dissociative disorders.
For underlying issues we'll compound Attachment, EFT, EMDR, Psychodynamic, and Self Psychology therapies.
I'm a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapist specializing in the Whole Person: Mind, Body, and Spirit when assisting in the healing journey. I can help with very specific needs such as recovering from the stress or trauma of an accident, illness, assault, chronic pain & stress disorders, loss of loved one, infidelity, or relationship breakup; easing specific symptoms such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, PTSD & Complex Trauma,or addictive behaviors. I work with personality disorders and mood disorders such as Schizoaffective, Bipolar, as well as dissociative disorders.
(615) 488-6131 View (615) 488-6131
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India Lacerda
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is considered the gold standard of therapy for couples.
Have you been feeling stuck lately? When things feel unstable or uncertain, we tend to hide behind protective behaviors that we learn over time. While they serve a function in the present, if we stay there, they can keep us from fulfilling lives and relationships. Whether you’re lost in grief, caught up in an unproductive cycle within your relationships, or struggling to bridge the gap between you and your partner, feeling stuck can be an isolating and lonely experience. My passion is to help individuals and couples break free from the cycles, roles, and patterns keeping them disconnected from others.
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is considered the gold standard of therapy for couples.
Have you been feeling stuck lately? When things feel unstable or uncertain, we tend to hide behind protective behaviors that we learn over time. While they serve a function in the present, if we stay there, they can keep us from fulfilling lives and relationships. Whether you’re lost in grief, caught up in an unproductive cycle within your relationships, or struggling to bridge the gap between you and your partner, feeling stuck can be an isolating and lonely experience. My passion is to help individuals and couples break free from the cycles, roles, and patterns keeping them disconnected from others.
(615) 235-7248 View (615) 235-7248
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Kirstin Lenane
Counselor, MFA, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
Are you struggling to find joy in the present moment? Do you notice over-reactivity in certain circumstances that feels impossible to control? Are you aware of your strengths but at times having trouble believing in them? I work with both couples and individuals to help them find relief from anxiety, depression, low self-worth and relationship conflict or disconnect. With compassion and care, I will help draw our your strengths, help you better understand your value, and connect more deeply with others. If you have a longing for change but don't know how to get there, I would love to help. You don't have to do this all on your own.
Are you struggling to find joy in the present moment? Do you notice over-reactivity in certain circumstances that feels impossible to control? Are you aware of your strengths but at times having trouble believing in them? I work with both couples and individuals to help them find relief from anxiety, depression, low self-worth and relationship conflict or disconnect. With compassion and care, I will help draw our your strengths, help you better understand your value, and connect more deeply with others. If you have a longing for change but don't know how to get there, I would love to help. You don't have to do this all on your own.
(615) 258-7003 View (615) 258-7003
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Jen Maynard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and work with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with anxiety, grief, depression, relational and marital stress, blended families, family conflict, and other issues. I also offer both Brainspotting and EMDR.
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and work with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with anxiety, grief, depression, relational and marital stress, blended families, family conflict, and other issues. I also offer both Brainspotting and EMDR.
(615) 235-6687 View (615) 235-6687
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Brooke Urich
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I am experienced in utilizing IFS, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and others.
Whether you are facing the hardest moments of your life, or just trying to embrace the transition to a new season, I want to create a safe and accepting space for you to process and gain deeper insight. In my experience as a counselor, I have had the honor of sitting with individuals and couples who have faced a broad range of issues. My clinical interests include trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, life-transitions, and relationship issues. It is my honor to sit with those who are in the midst of dark moments, and help shine a light on the steps forward.
I am experienced in utilizing IFS, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and others.
Whether you are facing the hardest moments of your life, or just trying to embrace the transition to a new season, I want to create a safe and accepting space for you to process and gain deeper insight. In my experience as a counselor, I have had the honor of sitting with individuals and couples who have faced a broad range of issues. My clinical interests include trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, life-transitions, and relationship issues. It is my honor to sit with those who are in the midst of dark moments, and help shine a light on the steps forward.
(615) 505-4135 View (615) 505-4135
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Taylor Rose-Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling with knowing what to do, but having a hard time getting there? Maybe you don't know where to begin! When working with clients I come from a holistic approach. We are all created with a mind, body and soul; therapy with me will tend to all parts of you. I am trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS and EFT- all evidenced based practices proven to be effective for treating trauma, depression, anxiety and other issues. Through talking and engaging in more structured interventions during therapy, you can begin to heal and create a value driven, purposeful life filled with joy and contentment.
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling with knowing what to do, but having a hard time getting there? Maybe you don't know where to begin! When working with clients I come from a holistic approach. We are all created with a mind, body and soul; therapy with me will tend to all parts of you. I am trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS and EFT- all evidenced based practices proven to be effective for treating trauma, depression, anxiety and other issues. Through talking and engaging in more structured interventions during therapy, you can begin to heal and create a value driven, purposeful life filled with joy and contentment.
(615) 219-2664 View (615) 219-2664
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Pamela L Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MMFT, MA, MS, MBA
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
I utilize "parts" work (IFS), somatic/bodywork (SE), Brainspotting, mindfulness-based practices (MBSR, Therapeutic Yoga), and communication work (EFT and NVC) to assist my clients in their healing work.
Each one of us experiences psychological challenges in life that we try to meet using whatever strategies we know. However, sometimes the challenges become too great and our coping strategies stop working. This can be compounded by the fact that we often internalize messages from our society, however well-intentioned, that limit our abilities to understand ourselves and our world. It is in these moments that we can use support from therapists to turn down the noise of the world so that we may find our own inner wisdom about who we are, what we need, and ultimately how to heal.
I utilize "parts" work (IFS), somatic/bodywork (SE), Brainspotting, mindfulness-based practices (MBSR, Therapeutic Yoga), and communication work (EFT and NVC) to assist my clients in their healing work.
Each one of us experiences psychological challenges in life that we try to meet using whatever strategies we know. However, sometimes the challenges become too great and our coping strategies stop working. This can be compounded by the fact that we often internalize messages from our society, however well-intentioned, that limit our abilities to understand ourselves and our world. It is in these moments that we can use support from therapists to turn down the noise of the world so that we may find our own inner wisdom about who we are, what we need, and ultimately how to heal.
(615) 623-8846 View (615) 623-8846
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Christina L Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EFT, and ACT are other approaches I will use.
Do you find yourself overthinking situations or just plain stuck because you are trying to get it right? Do you feel anxious because you are overthinking about life in general? Maybe there are other emotions to sort through? Sometimes feelings of sadness or your emotions get in the way. The words “Mental Health" or "Therapy" can be intimidating, daunting, or even stigmatizing. Actually, these terms are an indication that you are interested in becoming the best version of yourself and improving your quality of life.
Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EFT, and ACT are other approaches I will use.
Do you find yourself overthinking situations or just plain stuck because you are trying to get it right? Do you feel anxious because you are overthinking about life in general? Maybe there are other emotions to sort through? Sometimes feelings of sadness or your emotions get in the way. The words “Mental Health" or "Therapy" can be intimidating, daunting, or even stigmatizing. Actually, these terms are an indication that you are interested in becoming the best version of yourself and improving your quality of life.
(615) 701-6580 View (615) 701-6580
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Rachel Hammons
Counselor, MA, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
My biggest hope is that you find healing and rest through working with me, and while I strive to meet you where you’re at and provide counseling based upon that, I use an attachment based approach along with EFT, ERP, ACT, and DBT modalities.
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
My biggest hope is that you find healing and rest through working with me, and while I strive to meet you where you’re at and provide counseling based upon that, I use an attachment based approach along with EFT, ERP, ACT, and DBT modalities.
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
(615) 471-7560 View (615) 471-7560
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Kelsey Riddle Therapy & Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
Waitlist for new clients
Kelsey Riddle Therapy & Wellness PLLC is a multi-state practice that provides quality bonding-science and nervous system-informed Teletherapy services to clients in Tennessee, Arizona, and North Carolina. Teletherapy sessions are being conducted through an easy to use HIPAA compliant video service. Through the use of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method Couple Therapy, I help clients to become aware of negative patterns keeping them stuck, and change them. Through this, we can have new healthy interactions and experience more vulnerable communication and connections.
Kelsey Riddle Therapy & Wellness PLLC is a multi-state practice that provides quality bonding-science and nervous system-informed Teletherapy services to clients in Tennessee, Arizona, and North Carolina. Teletherapy sessions are being conducted through an easy to use HIPAA compliant video service. Through the use of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method Couple Therapy, I help clients to become aware of negative patterns keeping them stuck, and change them. Through this, we can have new healthy interactions and experience more vulnerable communication and connections.
(615) 395-6415 View (615) 395-6415
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Jay Shannon Daughtry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37217
These findings are applied to the therapeutic process to the benefit of first time marriages, re-marriages, and co-habitating couples through Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Have you experienced pain, loss, disappointment or unexpected change? I am here to help individuals, young adults, couples and families process these experiences in a safe and compassionate environment. Together we can unpack the pain and navigate the issues you are facing. You don't have to face it alone. We can identify realistic goals and relationship strategies as well as boundaries and strategies for growing forward. My desire is to facilitate communication and conflict resolution that is emotionally healing and beneficial. For couples, this process fosters interactions that increase and strengthen attachment and bonding.
These findings are applied to the therapeutic process to the benefit of first time marriages, re-marriages, and co-habitating couples through Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Have you experienced pain, loss, disappointment or unexpected change? I am here to help individuals, young adults, couples and families process these experiences in a safe and compassionate environment. Together we can unpack the pain and navigate the issues you are facing. You don't have to face it alone. We can identify realistic goals and relationship strategies as well as boundaries and strategies for growing forward. My desire is to facilitate communication and conflict resolution that is emotionally healing and beneficial. For couples, this process fosters interactions that increase and strengthen attachment and bonding.
(615) 933-4992 View (615) 933-4992
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Juliana Breeden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
My approach is holistic and integrative, focused in Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness practices, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and EMDR which are evidence based and shown to help individuals and couples find healing.
Hello! My name is Juliana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Nashville, TN, where I offer individual, couples, and family therapy. I am passionate about bringing hope into the lives of those with mental health issues and distress in their relationships. Whether a life transition has you feeling anxious and unsteady, or relationship problems are all consuming, I am committed to creating a safe space for you to process and explore your thoughts and emotions. It is possible to reframe and rewrite the stories that become our reality, and I am here to help with that revision process.
My approach is holistic and integrative, focused in Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness practices, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and EMDR which are evidence based and shown to help individuals and couples find healing.
Hello! My name is Juliana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Nashville, TN, where I offer individual, couples, and family therapy. I am passionate about bringing hope into the lives of those with mental health issues and distress in their relationships. Whether a life transition has you feeling anxious and unsteady, or relationship problems are all consuming, I am committed to creating a safe space for you to process and explore your thoughts and emotions. It is possible to reframe and rewrite the stories that become our reality, and I am here to help with that revision process.
(615) 392-3698 View (615) 392-3698
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Alyssa Walden Durdunji
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I am passionate about seeing lives and relationships restored. I recognize the courage it takes to come to therapy and believe that transformation happens in the context of relationships when people feel heard and understood. My hope is to invite clients into a safe space where we have the opportunity to honestly confront painful and uncomfortable issues.
I am passionate about seeing lives and relationships restored. I recognize the courage it takes to come to therapy and believe that transformation happens in the context of relationships when people feel heard and understood. My hope is to invite clients into a safe space where we have the opportunity to honestly confront painful and uncomfortable issues.
(615) 455-2540 View (615) 455-2540
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J. Gregory Briggs, Ph.D., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I practice an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes cognitive-behavioral and emotionally focused interventions.
My private practice is different than most therapy practices. First, my personal practice is small. My role as President of The Briggs Institute, Inc. allows me to limit my caseload size. This assures that my clients receive the attention they deserve. Second, my experience in academia places me at the forefront of the field of marriage and family therapy. This means that my practice is informed by scientific research that most private practice therapists can't easily access.
I practice an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes cognitive-behavioral and emotionally focused interventions.
My private practice is different than most therapy practices. First, my personal practice is small. My role as President of The Briggs Institute, Inc. allows me to limit my caseload size. This assures that my clients receive the attention they deserve. Second, my experience in academia places me at the forefront of the field of marriage and family therapy. This means that my practice is informed by scientific research that most private practice therapists can't easily access.
(615) 593-3999 View (615) 593-3999
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Ellen Wilkins Counseling and Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Waitlist for new clients
My techniques include mindfulness, EMDR, and Emotionally Focused therapy.
Are you struggling with a difficult, significant person in your life? Do you stuff your feelings, trying to keep the peace then, in frustration, overreact? I have a passion for healthy relationships and believe a strong, therapeutic relationship can provide the context for transformative healing & growth. I work well with people who feel stuck in the way they handle conflict-either avoiding it or repeating unhealthy patterns or behaviors. I can help you expand your awareness about how the past is effecting the present so you can respond to those you love without losing yourself.
My techniques include mindfulness, EMDR, and Emotionally Focused therapy.
Are you struggling with a difficult, significant person in your life? Do you stuff your feelings, trying to keep the peace then, in frustration, overreact? I have a passion for healthy relationships and believe a strong, therapeutic relationship can provide the context for transformative healing & growth. I work well with people who feel stuck in the way they handle conflict-either avoiding it or repeating unhealthy patterns or behaviors. I can help you expand your awareness about how the past is effecting the present so you can respond to those you love without losing yourself.
(615) 203-8110 View (615) 203-8110
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Patricia Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP, CBP, BASE
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
I utilize a mixture of CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Brene Brown's, EFT, SE, TEB, TST, BASE, SOM-EX, Brainspotting, Sound, CRM, and EMDR during sessions.
My clients desire change yet don't always know how to get there. My hope is to walk with you during life's challenges, conflicts in relationships, trauma, addictions, and old deep wounds. I love to see my clients heal and grow in ways they did not think possible. In sessions, clients learn their negative interactional patterns, begin to experience real closeness and intimacy with their significant others. My goal is to help you work through life's messes, discover the beauty of forgiveness, mine the depths of true joy, teach the art of grieving well and to help you discover your most authentic self.
I utilize a mixture of CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Brene Brown's, EFT, SE, TEB, TST, BASE, SOM-EX, Brainspotting, Sound, CRM, and EMDR during sessions.
My clients desire change yet don't always know how to get there. My hope is to walk with you during life's challenges, conflicts in relationships, trauma, addictions, and old deep wounds. I love to see my clients heal and grow in ways they did not think possible. In sessions, clients learn their negative interactional patterns, begin to experience real closeness and intimacy with their significant others. My goal is to help you work through life's messes, discover the beauty of forgiveness, mine the depths of true joy, teach the art of grieving well and to help you discover your most authentic self.
(615) 610-1732 View (615) 610-1732

Emotionally Focused Therapists

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.