Psychoanalytic Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Sarah E Gates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Louis Psychoanalytic Institute in psychoanalysis.
Choosing a psychotherapist is a very important decision. Talking to someone new about yourself can be intimidating. I provide a setting that is comfortable, safe, and completely confidential. I ask what brings you to see me and what kind of help you feel you need. Sometimes it can be helpful to interview other professionals. Finding a good match is essential and my interest is always in what is best for the client. I do my best to make treatment recommendations and provide services most likely to help you.
Louis Psychoanalytic Institute in psychoanalysis.
Choosing a psychotherapist is a very important decision. Talking to someone new about yourself can be intimidating. I provide a setting that is comfortable, safe, and completely confidential. I ask what brings you to see me and what kind of help you feel you need. Sometimes it can be helpful to interview other professionals. Finding a good match is essential and my interest is always in what is best for the client. I do my best to make treatment recommendations and provide services most likely to help you.
(615) 745-9997 View (615) 745-9997
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Garrette DeBord
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
Accepting New Clients Are you always a little bit afraid to be yourself? Have you been hit with what feels like more than you can handle alone? I know those feelings exactly! I am honored to work with those in the LGBTQ+ community as well as individuals who struggle with substance use issues, trauma, anxiety/depression. I work from a psychoanalytic perspective to offer a safe space for those striving for a more fulfilling life.
Accepting New Clients Are you always a little bit afraid to be yourself? Have you been hit with what feels like more than you can handle alone? I know those feelings exactly! I am honored to work with those in the LGBTQ+ community as well as individuals who struggle with substance use issues, trauma, anxiety/depression. I work from a psychoanalytic perspective to offer a safe space for those striving for a more fulfilling life.
(308) 470-5484 View (308) 470-5484
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The Positive Living Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-EMDR, CCTP, C-SOTP, CFTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221
"I provide a safe, warm, nonjudgmental environment that embraces change. I provide an empathic and supportive approach which integrates psychodynamic and psychoanalytic techniques in order to help clients not only reduce symptoms, but to also explore and understand the unmet needs that have driven the behavior. I help clients build upon their strengths to help empower them. Clients need to understand that they are not having a breakdown, but a break through. The symptoms your are experiencing are normal based on a abnormal experiences. Through assessments and sessions I create a specialized treatment plan.
"I provide a safe, warm, nonjudgmental environment that embraces change. I provide an empathic and supportive approach which integrates psychodynamic and psychoanalytic techniques in order to help clients not only reduce symptoms, but to also explore and understand the unmet needs that have driven the behavior. I help clients build upon their strengths to help empower them. Clients need to understand that they are not having a breakdown, but a break through. The symptoms your are experiencing are normal based on a abnormal experiences. Through assessments and sessions I create a specialized treatment plan.
(731) 201-9935 View (731) 201-9935
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Jeffrey L Binder
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221  (Online Only)
With over 45 years in clinical practice, treating a wide variety of issues, I appreciate that each person has a unique personal story. I believe that remaining current with relevant scientific findings enhances my clinical work. I also believe that training young therapists at four universities has sharpened my thinking about how to understand each individual, as well as improving my skills in conducting therapy. Over a decade of doing psychotherapy research has deepened my understanding about how psychotherapy works. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your personal situation. We will work together to resolve your problems.
With over 45 years in clinical practice, treating a wide variety of issues, I appreciate that each person has a unique personal story. I believe that remaining current with relevant scientific findings enhances my clinical work. I also believe that training young therapists at four universities has sharpened my thinking about how to understand each individual, as well as improving my skills in conducting therapy. Over a decade of doing psychotherapy research has deepened my understanding about how psychotherapy works. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your personal situation. We will work together to resolve your problems.
(615) 857-6686 View (615) 857-6686
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Carrie Fraser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37221
Asking for help and support is a courageous first step toward wholeness. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to navigate their unique struggles and challenges. We will work together to help you identify your goals for building a healthier and more fulfilling life. In our time together we will develop techniques to help you practice and integrate skills to meet your goals. I am trained in Somatic and Attachment focused EMDR trauma therapy with experience working with clients who have experienced trauma or addiction/codependency directly or within their family systems. I am certified in dream work.
Asking for help and support is a courageous first step toward wholeness. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to navigate their unique struggles and challenges. We will work together to help you identify your goals for building a healthier and more fulfilling life. In our time together we will develop techniques to help you practice and integrate skills to meet your goals. I am trained in Somatic and Attachment focused EMDR trauma therapy with experience working with clients who have experienced trauma or addiction/codependency directly or within their family systems. I am certified in dream work.
(615) 471-6414 View (615) 471-6414
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James Bender
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37209
We are all on our own unique journey in life. At times, we come across obstacles that get in the way of living our ideal life. Together, we will not only work to identify your unique goals and values, but also work to overcome the barriers in your life so that you can return to living a life you find meaningful and fulfilling.
We are all on our own unique journey in life. At times, we come across obstacles that get in the way of living our ideal life. Together, we will not only work to identify your unique goals and values, but also work to overcome the barriers in your life so that you can return to living a life you find meaningful and fulfilling.
(615) 703-7036 View (615) 703-7036
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Brooke Word
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Are you struggling with managing drugs or alcohol? Are you having a lot of conflict with your loved ones? Do you feel unhappy with yourself and your circumstances in life? You likely have tried many times to feel better but only end up feeling worse. This makes it difficult for you to be understood by others because they don't understand your struggle. I commonly see people who have a difficult time cutting back on addictive behaviors, feel excessive guilt for their actions, and have a hard time managing the pressures of work. If you relate to this, then you are not alone. I work with many others who have the same struggles.
Are you struggling with managing drugs or alcohol? Are you having a lot of conflict with your loved ones? Do you feel unhappy with yourself and your circumstances in life? You likely have tried many times to feel better but only end up feeling worse. This makes it difficult for you to be understood by others because they don't understand your struggle. I commonly see people who have a difficult time cutting back on addictive behaviors, feel excessive guilt for their actions, and have a hard time managing the pressures of work. If you relate to this, then you are not alone. I work with many others who have the same struggles.
(615) 560-7760 View (615) 560-7760
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Perry Lines
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I work well with clients who are driven toward growth and hungry for insight. I am here to help individuals who are seeking to find stability, discover their value and worth, and bring health and restoration to their relationships.
I work well with clients who are driven toward growth and hungry for insight. I am here to help individuals who are seeking to find stability, discover their value and worth, and bring health and restoration to their relationships.
(615) 235-5082 View (615) 235-5082
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Katy Odenbaugh
MSSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
Katy (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician with experience working with individuals in different stages of life with a wide variety of clinical concerns. She uses a person-centered approach to her work, combining holistic and mindfulness-based techniques.
Katy (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician with experience working with individuals in different stages of life with a wide variety of clinical concerns. She uses a person-centered approach to her work, combining holistic and mindfulness-based techniques.
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Dan LaVelle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37220  (Online Only)
My goal is to utilize the individual strengths of all clients for the sake of enabling them to accomplish their goals, overcome hardships, and live up to their fullest potential. This possibility is readily available to all willing to adopt new perspectives and practices to their day to day lives. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are for the sake of discovering the perspectives and interests that make people excited about the lives they live. I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider.
My goal is to utilize the individual strengths of all clients for the sake of enabling them to accomplish their goals, overcome hardships, and live up to their fullest potential. This possibility is readily available to all willing to adopt new perspectives and practices to their day to day lives. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are for the sake of discovering the perspectives and interests that make people excited about the lives they live. I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider.
(615) 667-0330 View (615) 667-0330
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Patricia McGuire
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
Are you curious about who are and how you show up in the world? Do you feel stuck in unhelpful patterns? You are not alone. Life can throw unexpected challenges our way and it can feel overwhelming and hopeless. Taking the deep dive into understanding yourself is incredibly brave (and can feel daunting, too!). We each have a unique story that impacts how we relate to ourselves and others. I would be honored to journey with you in your story. Let's dig in and explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Together, we can discover your narratives, strengths, and find insight to help you move through life with more ease.
Are you curious about who are and how you show up in the world? Do you feel stuck in unhelpful patterns? You are not alone. Life can throw unexpected challenges our way and it can feel overwhelming and hopeless. Taking the deep dive into understanding yourself is incredibly brave (and can feel daunting, too!). We each have a unique story that impacts how we relate to ourselves and others. I would be honored to journey with you in your story. Let's dig in and explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Together, we can discover your narratives, strengths, and find insight to help you move through life with more ease.
(629) 209-8538 View (629) 209-8538
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Ira Helderman
Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Together we will find the right path, and right set of practical tools, to help you overcome obstacles and become your best self. After over a decade-and-a-half working in mental health, I am skilled in the latest, evidence-based therapies available (e.g., Relational Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy). But no single approach works for all people at all times and, remaining flexible, we will create a safe therapeutic environment with the best combination of techniques that works for you. So many different psychotherapies exist today because there is no one approach that works at all times.
Together we will find the right path, and right set of practical tools, to help you overcome obstacles and become your best self. After over a decade-and-a-half working in mental health, I am skilled in the latest, evidence-based therapies available (e.g., Relational Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy). But no single approach works for all people at all times and, remaining flexible, we will create a safe therapeutic environment with the best combination of techniques that works for you. So many different psychotherapies exist today because there is no one approach that works at all times.
(615) 763-3960 View (615) 763-3960
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Lindsey Kromer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37221
I have always said a willing client is my favorite kind of client. It is likely you do not want to feel unwanted emotions, you don't even have to engage in self-improvement but the question is... are you willing to take a leap of faith towards personal healing?
I have always said a willing client is my favorite kind of client. It is likely you do not want to feel unwanted emotions, you don't even have to engage in self-improvement but the question is... are you willing to take a leap of faith towards personal healing?
(615) 592-4668 View (615) 592-4668
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Hiawatha Sanford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37219
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(629) 468-3933 View (629) 468-3933
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Sarah E. Bollinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209  (Online Only)
My hope is that our work together can reignite those things that bring you the most joy and life. Often this process involves working through the impact of loss, pain, or trauma in a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. I work extensively with women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and much of my experience centers around religious trauma and spiritual wounding. My work is informed by humanistic and existential perspectives of psychotherapy, and I often incorporate the use of mindfulness techniques. I am also trained in a number of evidence-based clinical treatments including IFS, ACT, and EMDR.
My hope is that our work together can reignite those things that bring you the most joy and life. Often this process involves working through the impact of loss, pain, or trauma in a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. I work extensively with women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and much of my experience centers around religious trauma and spiritual wounding. My work is informed by humanistic and existential perspectives of psychotherapy, and I often incorporate the use of mindfulness techniques. I am also trained in a number of evidence-based clinical treatments including IFS, ACT, and EMDR.
(615) 815-1568 View (615) 815-1568
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Jonathan Rudiger
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
SATURDAY hours available & Video sessions! I have been practicing psychotherapy in diverse settings for 14 years. I completed my residency at Vanderbilt University and served as an expert consultant for NBC's Today Show. As a psychologist, I have the opportunity to help people understand and navigate very difficult situations. I help my patients develop insight into problems that prevent them from feeling whole and complete. By reading between the lines and exploring the complexity of physical and mental health we are able to finally resolve long-standing concerns. I look forward to helping you find the answers you're looking for!
SATURDAY hours available & Video sessions! I have been practicing psychotherapy in diverse settings for 14 years. I completed my residency at Vanderbilt University and served as an expert consultant for NBC's Today Show. As a psychologist, I have the opportunity to help people understand and navigate very difficult situations. I help my patients develop insight into problems that prevent them from feeling whole and complete. By reading between the lines and exploring the complexity of physical and mental health we are able to finally resolve long-standing concerns. I look forward to helping you find the answers you're looking for!
(615) 567-3857 View (615) 567-3857
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East Nashville Counseling
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
Now accepting new clients! Evening and weekend options. My goal as a counselor is to really listen to you, to hold safe space for you, to understand your struggles, to consider possible sources of stress, and to help you craft goals to make your life better. Who am I? I am a lifelong learner, a working mother, and a funny and supportive friend and family member. People who know me well will tell you that I am strong, determined, straightforward, and kind. I truly believe that I can be a valuable resource for you.
Now accepting new clients! Evening and weekend options. My goal as a counselor is to really listen to you, to hold safe space for you, to understand your struggles, to consider possible sources of stress, and to help you craft goals to make your life better. Who am I? I am a lifelong learner, a working mother, and a funny and supportive friend and family member. People who know me well will tell you that I am strong, determined, straightforward, and kind. I truly believe that I can be a valuable resource for you.
(615) 332-4357 View (615) 332-4357
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Dr. Ashley S. Childers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
Are you interested in discovering what cognitive/behavioral/relational patterns serve you well? I see 18 years+ and my treatment areas include exploration of Shame, Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion, Trauma, PTSD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Issues, Shyness, Phobias, Grief and Loss, Boundaries, and Interpersonal Issues. I work well with men and women who want to find more joy in life while increasing mood stability, self-curiosity, and healthy relationships. My philosophy incorporates an egalitarian, collaborative approach steeped in Relational-Cultural Theory; with the core belief that clients are the experts on themselves.
Are you interested in discovering what cognitive/behavioral/relational patterns serve you well? I see 18 years+ and my treatment areas include exploration of Shame, Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion, Trauma, PTSD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Issues, Shyness, Phobias, Grief and Loss, Boundaries, and Interpersonal Issues. I work well with men and women who want to find more joy in life while increasing mood stability, self-curiosity, and healthy relationships. My philosophy incorporates an egalitarian, collaborative approach steeped in Relational-Cultural Theory; with the core belief that clients are the experts on themselves.
(615) 465-0332 View (615) 465-0332
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Leslie Ann Binch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
Talk therapy is not enough. My approach to therapy focuses on combining cognitive and somatic therapies to strengthen connection to self, and reduce the blocks to healing. The goal is to connect to your authenticity, and have the freedom to find positive and affirming ways to enjoy relationships with self and others. The goal is to experience life without shutting down or disconnecting, and/or using destructive behaviors to reduce pain and distress. Attaining the freedom to choose what you want for yourself, begins with taking the first step.
Talk therapy is not enough. My approach to therapy focuses on combining cognitive and somatic therapies to strengthen connection to self, and reduce the blocks to healing. The goal is to connect to your authenticity, and have the freedom to find positive and affirming ways to enjoy relationships with self and others. The goal is to experience life without shutting down or disconnecting, and/or using destructive behaviors to reduce pain and distress. Attaining the freedom to choose what you want for yourself, begins with taking the first step.
(615) 274-4233 View (615) 274-4233
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Rachel Epifanio Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Life is a journey filled with ups and downs, and sometimes, we all need a helping hand to navigate through the challenges that come our way. We are a group of clinicians all specializing in various issues and offering in-person and virtual therapy. We are here to facilitate your journey towards healing and self-awareness using a client-centered approach, where you are the expert of your life. We utilize evidence-based therapeutic techniques combined with a holistic perspective to address your mental, emotional, and relational well-being.
Life is a journey filled with ups and downs, and sometimes, we all need a helping hand to navigate through the challenges that come our way. We are a group of clinicians all specializing in various issues and offering in-person and virtual therapy. We are here to facilitate your journey towards healing and self-awareness using a client-centered approach, where you are the expert of your life. We utilize evidence-based therapeutic techniques combined with a holistic perspective to address your mental, emotional, and relational well-being.
(615) 266-5822 View (615) 266-5822

Psychoanalytic Therapists

Does psychoanalytic therapy work?

Psychoanalytic therapy derives from the work of Sigmund Freud. In this type of therapy, discovering buried thoughts and emotions from the unconscious will help a person work through their difficulties and negative behaviors. Research shows that psychoanalytic therapy can be highly effective, with patients reporting improvement in mood, quality of life, and overall well-being.

How long are people typically in psychoanalytic therapy?

Traditional psychoanalysis is in-depth and is conducted in five sessions every week. Today, modern psychoanalytic therapy is less intense and normally incorporates as few as one or two sessions a week. In some cases, positive change can occur quickly. However, if the condition, difficulty, or behavior is deep-seated, improvement may require many months or years of therapy.

Is psychoanalytic therapy suitable for young people?

Children and adolescents can benefit from this type of therapy. Many kids and teens are often unable to form and communicate their thoughts and emotions. Psychoanalytic therapy uses specific techniques such as dream analysis, symbolism, and free association or word association; all of which can be useful tools for less-communicative young people. Through this therapy, a patient will hopefully make connections between what they feel inside and how the world works outside.

Can psychoanalytic therapy be done online?

Modern-day psychoanalytic therapy is very different from traditional psychoanalysis. While an individual can sit face-to-face with the psychoanalyst for multiple sessions a week, they do not have to. Today, psychoanalytic therapy can be effectively conducted online or by phone. The key is that the individual confronts what is repressed and avoided, and this can be done whether in person or over online video.