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I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who practices in the Middle Tennessee area.  Born and raised in Nashville, TN I left home to earn a BS in Psychology and Sociology, a Masters in Public Health, and then later returned home to earn my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have spent over 10 years studying and working within the psychology and sociology fields. My experience is in working with women, men, children, and families. I approach therapy with a systems outlook working with individuals, couples, and families through a systemic process.  My focus in my work has centered around complex trauma, single incident traumas, childhood abuse, attachment wounds, relationship dynamics, marital and family therapies. 
  
In my work with trauma victims, I have used several forms of therapy from play therapy, CBT, TF-CBT, mindfulness, brainspotting, and EMDR Therapy.  Out of all these forms of therapy EMDR Therapy has become the main model of therapy I use for trauma, anxiety, panic disorders, and depression.  As I continued to see amazing results with this form of therapy, I decided to pursue certification and later consultation status with EMDRIA.  Now I not only provide EMDR therapy for my clients, I also am able to provide consultation  and basic training for therapists using or interested in using EMDR Therapy.
 
I have worked in a faith based non-profit organization for eight (8 ) years and during that time, have learned to integrate the theoretical models of systems therapy and EMDR therapy with the Christian faith for those clients who are seeking support in this area.  I also respect the spirituality of all individuals and do not push my values on anyone.  All are welcome here. 
 
I am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and offer EMDRIA approved trainings in EMDR Therapy.

For clarity I think it is also important to state what I do not do.  I do not hold a doctorate of any kind.  I am not a psychological examiner and do not do assessments for return to duty/work.  I do not do custody evaluations in the case of divorce and will not testify in custody disputes.  I do not  do evaluations for disability.
NEW!!!!
Trauma Healing Group


Beginning March 20
(6 week group)
4:00-5:00 Wednesdays

Open to Women only. 6 week commitment required. 

Find out more info HERE