Family Therapy in Nashville, TN

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Chris Gonzalez Ph.D., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Tennessee Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Ph.
Taking care of yourself, your relationships, and your soul are some the most important things you can do. However, sometimes stress can pile up, relationships get strained, or unexpected losses leave an empty place in life. Sometimes even church can hurt. When these things happen it can get overwhelming resulting in many more questions than answers. It is a privilege for me to walk with people who are experiencing challenges and help them heal from wounds, solve problems and glean some redemptive meaning from the challenges they face.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Tennessee Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Ph.
Taking care of yourself, your relationships, and your soul are some the most important things you can do. However, sometimes stress can pile up, relationships get strained, or unexpected losses leave an empty place in life. Sometimes even church can hurt. When these things happen it can get overwhelming resulting in many more questions than answers. It is a privilege for me to walk with people who are experiencing challenges and help them heal from wounds, solve problems and glean some redemptive meaning from the challenges they face.
(615) 721-2482 View (615) 721-2482
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Adam Kohlan
Pre-Licensed Professional, TLMFT, MMFT, BBA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
My approach is holistic and integrative, focusing on Attachment Theory, CBT, and Internal Family Systems which are evidence-based and shown to help individuals and couples find healing.
Are you feeling alone, overwhelmed, or just lost in life? Does the pain you're experiencing feel constant and unremitting? This is a trying time, but there is a way through this turmoil; an opportunity for change. I work with individuals and couples who want a thorough therapy experience that is growth-oriented. Our relationships, our thinking, and our behaviors (and how they all work together) are key and are the focus of my work. I'm an authentic and compassionate guide that can help you create meaningful, long-lasting changes in your life. You can expect me to listen and engage with your process to get you where you want to be.
My approach is holistic and integrative, focusing on Attachment Theory, CBT, and Internal Family Systems which are evidence-based and shown to help individuals and couples find healing.
Are you feeling alone, overwhelmed, or just lost in life? Does the pain you're experiencing feel constant and unremitting? This is a trying time, but there is a way through this turmoil; an opportunity for change. I work with individuals and couples who want a thorough therapy experience that is growth-oriented. Our relationships, our thinking, and our behaviors (and how they all work together) are key and are the focus of my work. I'm an authentic and compassionate guide that can help you create meaningful, long-lasting changes in your life. You can expect me to listen and engage with your process to get you where you want to be.
(615) 235-6045 View (615) 235-6045
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Katya Brewington
Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP/S, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
My approach combines Person-Centered, Family Systems, CBT, and trauma-informed CBT models and I adapt it to meet the specific needs and personality of each client.
Hello and thank you for stopping by. Counseling is a very personal journey and it is important to find a counselor you can trust and feel comfortable with. I always encourage potential clients to research, compare, and even email or call prior to the first session so any initial questions or concerns can be answered and addressed. Over the past 20 years both my training and experience in mental health have been in working with people with history of trauma, mood and anxiety type disorders, relationship difficulties, behavioral struggles, parenting issues, and life transitions.
My approach combines Person-Centered, Family Systems, CBT, and trauma-informed CBT models and I adapt it to meet the specific needs and personality of each client.
Hello and thank you for stopping by. Counseling is a very personal journey and it is important to find a counselor you can trust and feel comfortable with. I always encourage potential clients to research, compare, and even email or call prior to the first session so any initial questions or concerns can be answered and addressed. Over the past 20 years both my training and experience in mental health have been in working with people with history of trauma, mood and anxiety type disorders, relationship difficulties, behavioral struggles, parenting issues, and life transitions.
(615) 763-4970 View (615) 763-4970
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Chelsea Doyscher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community in today's world, you’re constantly wondering whether you are in a safe place to be your authentic self. Perhaps you've been hurt by your parents, the Church, and people who were supposed to love you unconditionally, simply because of your sexuality or pronouns. You don’t want to lose these relationships, but you also know that something needs to change. Whether you're exploring your sexuality or gender identity for the first time, or came out a long time ago but are struggling due to unsupportive family, friends, or your own self-doubts, there IS a path forward to live freely and happily.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community in today's world, you’re constantly wondering whether you are in a safe place to be your authentic self. Perhaps you've been hurt by your parents, the Church, and people who were supposed to love you unconditionally, simply because of your sexuality or pronouns. You don’t want to lose these relationships, but you also know that something needs to change. Whether you're exploring your sexuality or gender identity for the first time, or came out a long time ago but are struggling due to unsupportive family, friends, or your own self-doubts, there IS a path forward to live freely and happily.
(615) 984-3153 View (615) 984-3153
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Barbara Jo Koehnemann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221
Accepting new couples who desire a better relationship. Reactivity and emotional turmoil in relationships are often signs of potential growth. One of the most satisfying experiences in my work is coaching a couple or family toward a new way to communicate. A way that increases their connection to one another. It is an honor and privilege to facilitate and witness it everyday. As a licensed Marriage and Family, and Certified IMAGO Therapist, improving communication and increasing connectivity are what keep me motivated and charged to do what I do, day in and day out. I welcome the challenge of your relationships.
Accepting new couples who desire a better relationship. Reactivity and emotional turmoil in relationships are often signs of potential growth. One of the most satisfying experiences in my work is coaching a couple or family toward a new way to communicate. A way that increases their connection to one another. It is an honor and privilege to facilitate and witness it everyday. As a licensed Marriage and Family, and Certified IMAGO Therapist, improving communication and increasing connectivity are what keep me motivated and charged to do what I do, day in and day out. I welcome the challenge of your relationships.
(615) 395-6079 View (615) 395-6079
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Mark Diddens, LMSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
Gain a better understanding of yourself, and work to improve relationships with your family, friends, and community.
I treat clients who seek to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to the world around them. Learn skills to help you build a life that aligns with your core values. Master relationships, and begin to flourish toward your personal and professional goals. I use a client-centered, strengths-based approach, to help clients realize their full potential, and to learn how to overcome stress and anxiety.
Gain a better understanding of yourself, and work to improve relationships with your family, friends, and community.
I treat clients who seek to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to the world around them. Learn skills to help you build a life that aligns with your core values. Master relationships, and begin to flourish toward your personal and professional goals. I use a client-centered, strengths-based approach, to help clients realize their full potential, and to learn how to overcome stress and anxiety.
(615) 434-8534 View (615) 434-8534
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Catherine Bost Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37228
Family support and involvement can play a vital role in an addict’s recovery.
The greatest privilege of our lives is to be seen, heard, and truly known by the ones we love. In the end, we are all we have. Whether it’s your partner or family member, when you feel disconnected from the one you love most, it can be extremely painful. My specialty is adult love and creating bonding experiences in couples and families. Helping people repair and reconnect after times of distress is my passion. I help couples heal their wounds from the past through emotional re-engagement and responsiveness. This allows them to move forward in a healthier way, so the past doesn’t keep sabotaging their present and future.
Family support and involvement can play a vital role in an addict’s recovery.
The greatest privilege of our lives is to be seen, heard, and truly known by the ones we love. In the end, we are all we have. Whether it’s your partner or family member, when you feel disconnected from the one you love most, it can be extremely painful. My specialty is adult love and creating bonding experiences in couples and families. Helping people repair and reconnect after times of distress is my passion. I help couples heal their wounds from the past through emotional re-engagement and responsiveness. This allows them to move forward in a healthier way, so the past doesn’t keep sabotaging their present and future.
(615) 455-2193 View (615) 455-2193
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Pamela K Haga / Wound Light Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
I worked for 10+ years with children doing individual & family counseling and multi-systemic therapy.
"The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You." ~ Rumi~ In one way or another, our souls have been bruised. Depression, anxiety, divorce/relationship issues, trauma, family crisis, & many other issues can slowly chip away at our self-worth, our sense of belonging, our hope. Do you seek a true, raw connection with yourself & others? Are you tired of fighting the "uphill battle" & seek peace in your life? I have no magic wand. I cannot make troubles disappear. I can, however, walk with you & give you the tools to find inner peace & love in the midst of chaos.
I worked for 10+ years with children doing individual & family counseling and multi-systemic therapy.
"The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You." ~ Rumi~ In one way or another, our souls have been bruised. Depression, anxiety, divorce/relationship issues, trauma, family crisis, & many other issues can slowly chip away at our self-worth, our sense of belonging, our hope. Do you seek a true, raw connection with yourself & others? Are you tired of fighting the "uphill battle" & seek peace in your life? I have no magic wand. I cannot make troubles disappear. I can, however, walk with you & give you the tools to find inner peace & love in the midst of chaos.
(615) 610-1454 View (615) 610-1454
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Dr. Layla J. Bonner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
If you wish to process experiences of loss, relational wounds, family conflict, trauma, chronic anxiety, or difficult personal transitions, I am happy to offer a healing presence to you.
I work best with clients who have a deep desire to be seen, heard, and known. I want to know your heart, your fears, your shame, and your pain. I want to know how past hurts and trauma affect your everyday life today.
If you wish to process experiences of loss, relational wounds, family conflict, trauma, chronic anxiety, or difficult personal transitions, I am happy to offer a healing presence to you.
I work best with clients who have a deep desire to be seen, heard, and known. I want to know your heart, your fears, your shame, and your pain. I want to know how past hurts and trauma affect your everyday life today.
(615) 908-3841 View (615) 908-3841
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Hannah Pipher
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about working with teens and adolescents as they navigate the stressors that come with growing up. This could present in a multitude of ways consisting of emotional regulation, exploring sexuality/identity, navigating transitions in school, conflicts with family and peers, high acuity depression or self-harm, or living through parents divorce/separation. Additionally, young adults exhibiting symptoms of PTSD and complex trauma who are ready to process and return to their life before the trauma are another sweet spot of mine.
I am passionate about working with teens and adolescents as they navigate the stressors that come with growing up. This could present in a multitude of ways consisting of emotional regulation, exploring sexuality/identity, navigating transitions in school, conflicts with family and peers, high acuity depression or self-harm, or living through parents divorce/separation. Additionally, young adults exhibiting symptoms of PTSD and complex trauma who are ready to process and return to their life before the trauma are another sweet spot of mine.
(303) 732-8347 View (303) 732-8347
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Yarely Escobar
Counselor, MMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37220
My aim is to help identify and process unresolved pains through a systemic view, Internal Family System lens, and other methods to give us an opportunity to find wholeness.
Being a human in an endless world of possibilities can be hard to navigate, but not impossible. I was born in Mexico and raised in the United States, and I know first-hand how hard navigating the world can be. Having worked with individuals there is beauty in complexity. We are made of different parts and one thing or one experience does not define who YOU are. I enjoy working in a collaborative form with individuals struggling around identity, personal/generational trauma, or other parts of their story. Every story is different and together we can explore your internal world and rediscover the “you” you are seeking.
My aim is to help identify and process unresolved pains through a systemic view, Internal Family System lens, and other methods to give us an opportunity to find wholeness.
Being a human in an endless world of possibilities can be hard to navigate, but not impossible. I was born in Mexico and raised in the United States, and I know first-hand how hard navigating the world can be. Having worked with individuals there is beauty in complexity. We are made of different parts and one thing or one experience does not define who YOU are. I enjoy working in a collaborative form with individuals struggling around identity, personal/generational trauma, or other parts of their story. Every story is different and together we can explore your internal world and rediscover the “you” you are seeking.
(615) 420-7669 View (615) 420-7669
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Carissa Bartnick
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC II
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I believe we all have inherent self worth and value that can become over-shadowed by trauma, adverse experiences, stress, and mental health concerns. Life can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. I utilize attachment-focused, experiential, somatic, mindfulness, and other modalities to promote healing and realignment with our authentic selves. My experience and areas of interest include: trauma, substance abuse and addiction, eating disorders, codependency, anxiety, depression, relationship and intimacy issues, and family of origin concerns. I enjoy working with individual adults, teens, couples, and families.
I believe we all have inherent self worth and value that can become over-shadowed by trauma, adverse experiences, stress, and mental health concerns. Life can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. I utilize attachment-focused, experiential, somatic, mindfulness, and other modalities to promote healing and realignment with our authentic selves. My experience and areas of interest include: trauma, substance abuse and addiction, eating disorders, codependency, anxiety, depression, relationship and intimacy issues, and family of origin concerns. I enjoy working with individual adults, teens, couples, and families.
(615) 285-6835 View (615) 285-6835
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Lucy Kozak Cesnik
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Specializing in IFS, family systems, and experiential therapy, I offer a unique approach to healing that explores inner and relational dynamics, fostering transformative growth.
ATTN Music Biz! Feeling overwhelmed by leadership or job stress? Balancing work and life a challenge? Yearning for connections, battling self-doubt? I'm Lucy, a former music industry exec turned therapist, and my journey is a bit more rock 'n' roll than your average counselor's. I left my executive job in 2022 after completing graduate studies and clinical training in psychology, authentic leadership, and behavior change. Now, I'm passionate about guiding my clients through career breakthroughs, relationship improvement, and LASTING change through my work in my private practice on Music Row and throughout Tennessee via Zoom.
Specializing in IFS, family systems, and experiential therapy, I offer a unique approach to healing that explores inner and relational dynamics, fostering transformative growth.
ATTN Music Biz! Feeling overwhelmed by leadership or job stress? Balancing work and life a challenge? Yearning for connections, battling self-doubt? I'm Lucy, a former music industry exec turned therapist, and my journey is a bit more rock 'n' roll than your average counselor's. I left my executive job in 2022 after completing graduate studies and clinical training in psychology, authentic leadership, and behavior change. Now, I'm passionate about guiding my clients through career breakthroughs, relationship improvement, and LASTING change through my work in my private practice on Music Row and throughout Tennessee via Zoom.
(615) 282-5317 View (615) 282-5317
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Tyson Marlow
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37208
I'm open to any issues coming into therapy and am particularly interested in working with anxiety, depression, internalized oppressions, stigma, trauma, family and relationships, and systemic issues.
Hello! I am greatly invested in social justice in all facets, particularly through therapeutic practice and healing, where my interests include exploring and understanding internalized oppression and it’s affects on marginalized communities, mental health counseling outcomes for men, and dismantling harmful stigmas in marginalized communities surrounding mental health. I am incredibly excited to be working under exceptional supervisors and clinicians who will help me begin this journey into the mental health field.
I'm open to any issues coming into therapy and am particularly interested in working with anxiety, depression, internalized oppressions, stigma, trauma, family and relationships, and systemic issues.
Hello! I am greatly invested in social justice in all facets, particularly through therapeutic practice and healing, where my interests include exploring and understanding internalized oppression and it’s affects on marginalized communities, mental health counseling outcomes for men, and dismantling harmful stigmas in marginalized communities surrounding mental health. I am incredibly excited to be working under exceptional supervisors and clinicians who will help me begin this journey into the mental health field.
(629) 263-7851 View (629) 263-7851
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Michelle Coker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
I also incorporate techniques from DBT, attachment theory and family systems.
I work with many people who have struggled to feel confident, safe, or at ease in themselves, are unhappy with how they connect with others, or how they are living their life. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, and identity issues. These areas are tied to the core of who you are and how you interact in the world. At times, it may be difficult to move forward and you may feel stuck. You may feel disconnected, unfulfilled, or overwhelmed. It may affect relationships, work, and your sense of self. It can be difficult to find your way back to yourself and the life you want to build. I am here to help navigate that journey.
I also incorporate techniques from DBT, attachment theory and family systems.
I work with many people who have struggled to feel confident, safe, or at ease in themselves, are unhappy with how they connect with others, or how they are living their life. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, and identity issues. These areas are tied to the core of who you are and how you interact in the world. At times, it may be difficult to move forward and you may feel stuck. You may feel disconnected, unfulfilled, or overwhelmed. It may affect relationships, work, and your sense of self. It can be difficult to find your way back to yourself and the life you want to build. I am here to help navigate that journey.
(615) 437-5621 View (615) 437-5621
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Tim Hollar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I strive to facilitating a space with non-judgement for all individuals in life adjustments or grief, and focus with experiences of social anxiety, family of origin issues, cancer treatment, infertility, and adults with neurodivergence including ADHD/autism.
When things feel off or when you are not going in a direction that feels authentic you can feel or see it. I approach therapy through a lens of strength, the strength to be vulnerable, to take ownership of your story, and to learning about yourself to act out your values with integrity. My experience as a therapist has shown me any change can evoke grief, and that acceptance when things cannot or will not change can be hard too. Individual therapy can provide support for grief, depression, isolation, and anxiety. Couples therapy can strengthen connection and dreams in your relationship. You don’t need to be alone in your journey.
I strive to facilitating a space with non-judgement for all individuals in life adjustments or grief, and focus with experiences of social anxiety, family of origin issues, cancer treatment, infertility, and adults with neurodivergence including ADHD/autism.
When things feel off or when you are not going in a direction that feels authentic you can feel or see it. I approach therapy through a lens of strength, the strength to be vulnerable, to take ownership of your story, and to learning about yourself to act out your values with integrity. My experience as a therapist has shown me any change can evoke grief, and that acceptance when things cannot or will not change can be hard too. Individual therapy can provide support for grief, depression, isolation, and anxiety. Couples therapy can strengthen connection and dreams in your relationship. You don’t need to be alone in your journey.
(615) 551-9427 View (615) 551-9427
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Nancy Speas
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MDiv
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37209
I work from a family systems and psychodynamic perspective, but I employ experiential techniques such as internal family systems, sand tray, play, and expressive arts with clients of all ages, enabling us to move beyond cognitive-verbal level healing and engage in the deep work that changes lives.
"I'm TIRED." I hear this all the time from my clients and/or their parents. Life has gotten so busy that we are flying from one thing to another without a chance to catch our breath. Maybe you are tired of fighting with your child to get them to behave. Maybe you are tired of losing track of things and time. Maybe you are tired of wondering if you made the right choice or if you'll ever be good enough. Maybe you are tired of being haunted by trauma. Maybe you are tired of taking care of everyone else without a break for yourself. Or maybe you're just plain tired. I get it! And there's good news: therapy can help.
I work from a family systems and psychodynamic perspective, but I employ experiential techniques such as internal family systems, sand tray, play, and expressive arts with clients of all ages, enabling us to move beyond cognitive-verbal level healing and engage in the deep work that changes lives.
"I'm TIRED." I hear this all the time from my clients and/or their parents. Life has gotten so busy that we are flying from one thing to another without a chance to catch our breath. Maybe you are tired of fighting with your child to get them to behave. Maybe you are tired of losing track of things and time. Maybe you are tired of wondering if you made the right choice or if you'll ever be good enough. Maybe you are tired of being haunted by trauma. Maybe you are tired of taking care of everyone else without a break for yourself. Or maybe you're just plain tired. I get it! And there's good news: therapy can help.
(615) 398-6718 View (615) 398-6718
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Briera D. Nix
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
Waitlist for new clients
My passion is to work with children & adolescents who struggle with behavioral issues, family conflict, life changes, self-esteem, and anxiety. However, I do enjoy working with young adults as well! (: My ultimate goal is to help our youth understand that it's okay not to be okay and to know that it's okay to seek help! As Robert Kiyosaki once said, “One of the biggest defects in life is in the inability to ask for help." Therefore, it is my belief that in order for a healthier future to occur, we must start by supporting the mental health of children and adolescents, as they are the future generations to come.
My passion is to work with children & adolescents who struggle with behavioral issues, family conflict, life changes, self-esteem, and anxiety. However, I do enjoy working with young adults as well! (: My ultimate goal is to help our youth understand that it's okay not to be okay and to know that it's okay to seek help! As Robert Kiyosaki once said, “One of the biggest defects in life is in the inability to ask for help." Therefore, it is my belief that in order for a healthier future to occur, we must start by supporting the mental health of children and adolescents, as they are the future generations to come.
(615) 205-9901 View (615) 205-9901
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Kristin Finch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Utilizing the Psychodynamic Perspective, as well as techniques from Narrative Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Systems Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I seek to use the chapters of one’s story to guide the direction of my sessions.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and relational. While woundings often occur in relationship, I also believe that healing happens in relationship. In navigating life woundings, we join together as a team to create safety, security, and trust in order to understand what brought you into the therapy. A firm believer in the power of discovering one’s own voice and core identity, my hope is that clients leave feeling more connected to the person they were created to be. A true extrovert and lover of conversation and exploration, I aim to have clients feel seen, understood, and heard.
Utilizing the Psychodynamic Perspective, as well as techniques from Narrative Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Systems Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I seek to use the chapters of one’s story to guide the direction of my sessions.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and relational. While woundings often occur in relationship, I also believe that healing happens in relationship. In navigating life woundings, we join together as a team to create safety, security, and trust in order to understand what brought you into the therapy. A firm believer in the power of discovering one’s own voice and core identity, my hope is that clients leave feeling more connected to the person they were created to be. A true extrovert and lover of conversation and exploration, I aim to have clients feel seen, understood, and heard.
(615) 265-6678 View (615) 265-6678
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Cayce Sweat
Pre-Licensed Professional, TLMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I work with adult (18+) individuals, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, trauma-recovery, grief, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, self-identity, burnout, and family or relationship conflict.
I work to provide a space where clients can feel held and accepted through life's happiest, messiest, and most unpredictable chapters. My goal is for you to leave therapy with hope, healing, and the tools to navigate life as your most authentic self.
I work with adult (18+) individuals, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, trauma-recovery, grief, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, self-identity, burnout, and family or relationship conflict.
I work to provide a space where clients can feel held and accepted through life's happiest, messiest, and most unpredictable chapters. My goal is for you to leave therapy with hope, healing, and the tools to navigate life as your most authentic self.
(615) 240-2754 View (615) 240-2754

Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.