Positive Psychology Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Alan Dewayne Watson
Pre-Licensed Professional, Alan, Watson, TLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209
Using a reality approach to build rapport and using positive psychology and strength based therapy to build and grow the client.
If you have ever experienced anxiety, depression, or trauma it can be extremely difficult to talk about. Therapy is hard at times and will give people anxiety for just simply showing up. However, you are not alone with these feelings. As humans we experience pain and mental health struggles almost daily. But there is always a way through it, if you find the root of the problem and are willing to overcome it. Let's find your goals together and give you the tools to succeed in whatever life may bring you.
Using a reality approach to build rapport and using positive psychology and strength based therapy to build and grow the client.
If you have ever experienced anxiety, depression, or trauma it can be extremely difficult to talk about. Therapy is hard at times and will give people anxiety for just simply showing up. However, you are not alone with these feelings. As humans we experience pain and mental health struggles almost daily. But there is always a way through it, if you find the root of the problem and are willing to overcome it. Let's find your goals together and give you the tools to succeed in whatever life may bring you.
(629) 265-8035 View (629) 265-8035
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Alexandra Kerr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37221  (Online Only)
I use an eclectic approach pulling techniques from theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I have worked in various settings helping clients with a range of problems including anxiety, depression, going through life transitions, bipolar and other mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, narcissistic abuse, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and personality disorders, etc. I like to take a person centered, solution focused approach to help you through whatever you are struggling with. Sometimes we all could use a safe, unbiased place to process things or someone to help us see that there are other ways to look at things.
I use an eclectic approach pulling techniques from theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I have worked in various settings helping clients with a range of problems including anxiety, depression, going through life transitions, bipolar and other mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, narcissistic abuse, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and personality disorders, etc. I like to take a person centered, solution focused approach to help you through whatever you are struggling with. Sometimes we all could use a safe, unbiased place to process things or someone to help us see that there are other ways to look at things.
(615) 933-8584 View (615) 933-8584
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Michele A Daniel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Accepting New Clients: Child and adolescent therapy specialist who offers many years of experience working with youth and their families. I am able to help children, teens, young adults, and families by providing empathetic support and instilling a new life perspective which focuses on the positive and increases hope. My clients become future-focused while also building confidence and resilience. I approach counseling from a strengths-based approach which is supported by research in positive psychology. To learn more about my background and experience, please click my website link on the left.
Accepting New Clients: Child and adolescent therapy specialist who offers many years of experience working with youth and their families. I am able to help children, teens, young adults, and families by providing empathetic support and instilling a new life perspective which focuses on the positive and increases hope. My clients become future-focused while also building confidence and resilience. I approach counseling from a strengths-based approach which is supported by research in positive psychology. To learn more about my background and experience, please click my website link on the left.
(615) 257-8376 View (615) 257-8376
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Briana Torgerson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADACII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209  (Online Only)
I also incorporate elements of positive psychology, including meaning, purpose, and values work, for long-term resilience.
I work with clients seeking to not only recover from substance abuse, but also thrive in life. Whether you're trying to be more mindful with your use, newly sober, or trying to strengthen or compliment your existing recovery program, I believe I can be of service to you. Mental wellbeing is like a garden - you can't simply remove the weeds and expect beauty to develop on it's own. You must learn how to both manage the weeds and tend to the flowers if you want a garden that'll provide lasting benefits. Together we can work through and beyond obstacles including co-occurring mental health issues, trauma, self-sabotage, and more.
I also incorporate elements of positive psychology, including meaning, purpose, and values work, for long-term resilience.
I work with clients seeking to not only recover from substance abuse, but also thrive in life. Whether you're trying to be more mindful with your use, newly sober, or trying to strengthen or compliment your existing recovery program, I believe I can be of service to you. Mental wellbeing is like a garden - you can't simply remove the weeds and expect beauty to develop on it's own. You must learn how to both manage the weeds and tend to the flowers if you want a garden that'll provide lasting benefits. Together we can work through and beyond obstacles including co-occurring mental health issues, trauma, self-sabotage, and more.
(615) 437-4737 View (615) 437-4737
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Stuart Eldon Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221
I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Hypnosis, and Positive Psychology to help people overcome anxiety, depression, ADHD, addiction, and trauma.
Book with me now by clicking on my website. Anxiety exhausts, paralyzes, and overwhelms us. Depression leaves us feeling hopeless, worthless, and alone. ADHD can stifle our productivity while crushing our self-esteem. Addiction keeps us in bondage to that which will never truly satisfy. And marital and family relationships that were supposed to serve as secure bases can quickly become sources of tremendous pain and distress. You've tried to overcome these issues on your own but to no avail; you feel stuck and as though you've run out of options. But there is hope!
I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Hypnosis, and Positive Psychology to help people overcome anxiety, depression, ADHD, addiction, and trauma.
Book with me now by clicking on my website. Anxiety exhausts, paralyzes, and overwhelms us. Depression leaves us feeling hopeless, worthless, and alone. ADHD can stifle our productivity while crushing our self-esteem. Addiction keeps us in bondage to that which will never truly satisfy. And marital and family relationships that were supposed to serve as secure bases can quickly become sources of tremendous pain and distress. You've tried to overcome these issues on your own but to no avail; you feel stuck and as though you've run out of options. But there is hope!
(901) 350-4503 View (901) 350-4503
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Ana M Carmona
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201
My goal is to facilitate personal insight and growth through the use of Positive Psychology, to help you reach your full potential.
I am a Licensed Psychologist, HSP working with individuals 18 years of age and older that are seeking psychological wellness and mental health. Let me help you in your journey of life. Whether everyday life has become challenging, and transitions are throwing off your internal balance. Maybe your relationships need shaping up and/or strengthening. Perhaps all is well, and you just want to explore and grow more in a supportive environment. You may be seeking clarity for educational questions, or about your child's well being and development. All you need to do is take the first step towards A New Beginning!
My goal is to facilitate personal insight and growth through the use of Positive Psychology, to help you reach your full potential.
I am a Licensed Psychologist, HSP working with individuals 18 years of age and older that are seeking psychological wellness and mental health. Let me help you in your journey of life. Whether everyday life has become challenging, and transitions are throwing off your internal balance. Maybe your relationships need shaping up and/or strengthening. Perhaps all is well, and you just want to explore and grow more in a supportive environment. You may be seeking clarity for educational questions, or about your child's well being and development. All you need to do is take the first step towards A New Beginning!
(931) 378-6612 View (931) 378-6612
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James David Hammons
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCMHSP, NCC, (temp)
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201
Some of the most common modalities that I pull from are Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and DBT.
One of the most important factors of success in therapy is your relationship with the counselor. It is a big reason why finding a counselor who is a "good fit" is an important decision. That important decision can seem paralyzing, but know that I am here to walk alongside you in any way that I can as you build the life that you want.
Some of the most common modalities that I pull from are Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and DBT.
One of the most important factors of success in therapy is your relationship with the counselor. It is a big reason why finding a counselor who is a "good fit" is an important decision. That important decision can seem paralyzing, but know that I am here to walk alongside you in any way that I can as you build the life that you want.
(615) 471-7235 View (615) 471-7235
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Maureen Varghese
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC, MHSP(t)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
Negative stories, beliefs, and conflict can leave you feeling you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. These experiences may stem from years of ongoing challenges or from a recent event that’s created distress. Whatever it is, together we can work towards healing through exploring stories that no longer serve you and by understanding and giving space to the parts of yourself that are conflicted. In and outside of session, we will focus on cultivating new ways of navigating though the complexities of life, which can create more rest, joy, and clarity. Therapy provides a unique space to explore these topics in your timing and with care.
Negative stories, beliefs, and conflict can leave you feeling you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. These experiences may stem from years of ongoing challenges or from a recent event that’s created distress. Whatever it is, together we can work towards healing through exploring stories that no longer serve you and by understanding and giving space to the parts of yourself that are conflicted. In and outside of session, we will focus on cultivating new ways of navigating though the complexities of life, which can create more rest, joy, and clarity. Therapy provides a unique space to explore these topics in your timing and with care.
(615) 285-6646 View (615) 285-6646
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Sam DiMartino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
I am delighted to give folks the opportunity to meet their most confident, competent selves and to find joy in the journey of doing so. Whether that means healing from trauma, navigating systemic challenges, or learning how to get out of your own way— I believe you deserve to live authentically, richly, and joyfully. I also acknowledge that each of us exists within larger systems (some of which may be inherently unjust or broken) and that building such a life often requires you to find belongingness and support both from within and from without.
I am delighted to give folks the opportunity to meet their most confident, competent selves and to find joy in the journey of doing so. Whether that means healing from trauma, navigating systemic challenges, or learning how to get out of your own way— I believe you deserve to live authentically, richly, and joyfully. I also acknowledge that each of us exists within larger systems (some of which may be inherently unjust or broken) and that building such a life often requires you to find belongingness and support both from within and from without.
(629) 258-9182 View (629) 258-9182
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Kirbie L Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
Congratulations on surviving the worst days of your life, now let me help you process them and move forward. I feel that everyone no matter, age, race, or sexual orientation deserves quality services. My job is to empower you to process, heal, and move forward with living your best life. As a social worker, I have a holistic approach to engaging my clients and an understanding how psychosocial stressors affects the process of healing. As a trained therapist in evidenced based practices, I have the ability to provide array of treatment models that are most effective in promoting change and reaching your desired outcome.
Congratulations on surviving the worst days of your life, now let me help you process them and move forward. I feel that everyone no matter, age, race, or sexual orientation deserves quality services. My job is to empower you to process, heal, and move forward with living your best life. As a social worker, I have a holistic approach to engaging my clients and an understanding how psychosocial stressors affects the process of healing. As a trained therapist in evidenced based practices, I have the ability to provide array of treatment models that are most effective in promoting change and reaching your desired outcome.
(615) 551-4755 View (615) 551-4755
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Jeffrey Allan Browning
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADACII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Do you or someone you love struggle with addiction? My passion is working with individuals and families dealing with drug and alcohol abuse. Feelings of shame, anger, and confusion are common when faced with this illness. You are not alone! For the past 20 years, I have worked with the best addiction professionals in the country, and bring their collective knowledge and compassion to each individual that I work with. Every client is different, and what works for one person, may not work for another. Together, we can find a solution so you can reclaim your life and your purpose.
Do you or someone you love struggle with addiction? My passion is working with individuals and families dealing with drug and alcohol abuse. Feelings of shame, anger, and confusion are common when faced with this illness. You are not alone! For the past 20 years, I have worked with the best addiction professionals in the country, and bring their collective knowledge and compassion to each individual that I work with. Every client is different, and what works for one person, may not work for another. Together, we can find a solution so you can reclaim your life and your purpose.
(615) 236-6766 View (615) 236-6766
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Valerie Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-500
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
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.
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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Natalie Terese Marshall
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Are you a dedicated professional who is feeling the weight of burnout and the impact of witnessing trauma at work? You might feel anxious and depressed due to the high emotional stress of your job. I am a therapist specializing in supporting professionals like you. My mission is to be your trusted guide on your journey towards healing, resilience, and renewed passion for your vital work. You love what you do, but you need new tools to make your work sustainable.
Are you a dedicated professional who is feeling the weight of burnout and the impact of witnessing trauma at work? You might feel anxious and depressed due to the high emotional stress of your job. I am a therapist specializing in supporting professionals like you. My mission is to be your trusted guide on your journey towards healing, resilience, and renewed passion for your vital work. You love what you do, but you need new tools to make your work sustainable.
(615) 437-4393 View (615) 437-4393
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Allan Rowe - Geriatric And Dementia Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37201
Are you struggling with dementia or taking care of a loved one who is? Do you feel uncertain about how to take care of them? Many issues faced by the aging population and their loved ones can often leave them feeling insecure and unsure about what to do. If this is happening to you, its normal to feel what you are feeling, but let me help you along the way. We can discuss dementia, housing, power of attorney, caregiver stress, and so much more.
Are you struggling with dementia or taking care of a loved one who is? Do you feel uncertain about how to take care of them? Many issues faced by the aging population and their loved ones can often leave them feeling insecure and unsure about what to do. If this is happening to you, its normal to feel what you are feeling, but let me help you along the way. We can discuss dementia, housing, power of attorney, caregiver stress, and so much more.
(629) 299-1302 View (629) 299-1302
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Lynnette Hope
Counselor, MDiv, MEd, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Are you struggling with worry or fear that easily spirals out of control, at times to the point of panic? Are you noticing a negative impact on your work/school or your relationships (including with yourself!)? I specialize in helping smart, caring women who struggle with anxiety learn to find greater balance and ease. The women who work with me are the kind, responsible types who tend to their loved ones and to work/school, but who overlook themselves. By the time they get in touch with me, they feel exhausted, stressed out, guilty, and ashamed. They tend to overthink everything and feel easily overwhelmed by their emotions.
Are you struggling with worry or fear that easily spirals out of control, at times to the point of panic? Are you noticing a negative impact on your work/school or your relationships (including with yourself!)? I specialize in helping smart, caring women who struggle with anxiety learn to find greater balance and ease. The women who work with me are the kind, responsible types who tend to their loved ones and to work/school, but who overlook themselves. By the time they get in touch with me, they feel exhausted, stressed out, guilty, and ashamed. They tend to overthink everything and feel easily overwhelmed by their emotions.
(615) 829-8103 View (615) 829-8103
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Lauren S Kelley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about the solutions." -- Albert Einstein. I also believe that the quality of the solution you generate is in direct proportion to your ability to identify the problem you hope to solve. My goal in therapy is to provide you with a safe space to tell your story, to sort through it, examine it and make peace with it. In this process, my hope is that you will be able to clarify your strengths, values and goals and identify practical solutions to overcoming barriers to living a full and meaning-centered life.
“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about the solutions." -- Albert Einstein. I also believe that the quality of the solution you generate is in direct proportion to your ability to identify the problem you hope to solve. My goal in therapy is to provide you with a safe space to tell your story, to sort through it, examine it and make peace with it. In this process, my hope is that you will be able to clarify your strengths, values and goals and identify practical solutions to overcoming barriers to living a full and meaning-centered life.
(615) 697-4556 View (615) 697-4556
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Auslyn Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Waitlist for new clients
"Life's true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning to live your life the way you choose." - Baljeal Madaan. I am your team player in achieving the freedom you desire no matter what that may be. I work with the strengths you bring with you and build from there. I meet you where you are and together we will find a healthy and strong path for your future.
"Life's true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning to live your life the way you choose." - Baljeal Madaan. I am your team player in achieving the freedom you desire no matter what that may be. I work with the strengths you bring with you and build from there. I meet you where you are and together we will find a healthy and strong path for your future.
(615) 379-9272 View (615) 379-9272
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Tara Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
Reaching out to a therapist can be scary, especially if you've had a bad experience. My approach is non-judgmental, individualized, and collaborative, and I strongly believe it is key to first earn the trust of my clients. My style has been developed over the nearly two decades I've worked in mental health and through the 9,000+ hours of therapy, coaching, and supervision I've offered since becoming a therapist in 2011.
Reaching out to a therapist can be scary, especially if you've had a bad experience. My approach is non-judgmental, individualized, and collaborative, and I strongly believe it is key to first earn the trust of my clients. My style has been developed over the nearly two decades I've worked in mental health and through the 9,000+ hours of therapy, coaching, and supervision I've offered since becoming a therapist in 2011.
(615) 933-2361 View (615) 933-2361
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Kegan York
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
The clients that have had the most success in my counseling and coaching have three traits: 1) Life is not going how they wish it would. 2) They are tired of that feeling. 3) They are motivated to change their life to begin the journey towards their dreams. If you are struggling and are not sure where to turn next, let me help you reassess and reposition your life for the success and dreams you want.
The clients that have had the most success in my counseling and coaching have three traits: 1) Life is not going how they wish it would. 2) They are tired of that feeling. 3) They are motivated to change their life to begin the journey towards their dreams. If you are struggling and are not sure where to turn next, let me help you reassess and reposition your life for the success and dreams you want.
(615) 709-6142 View (615) 709-6142
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Sarah K Wieck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
My overall objective is to provide a safe, supportive environment for clients where they can gain insight and when needed create change to move towards living a more authentic life. I work with clients on a wide range of issues including but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, grief and loss and life transitions. I have experience working with adolescents and their families, individuals managing a diagnosis of a mood disorder or anxiety disorder, domestic violence survivors, seniors and their adult children and postpartum women.
My overall objective is to provide a safe, supportive environment for clients where they can gain insight and when needed create change to move towards living a more authentic life. I work with clients on a wide range of issues including but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, grief and loss and life transitions. I have experience working with adolescents and their families, individuals managing a diagnosis of a mood disorder or anxiety disorder, domestic violence survivors, seniors and their adult children and postpartum women.
(615) 281-5023 View (615) 281-5023
Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.