Nashville Vegan Therapist
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Tennessee, so I work with therapy clients in my Nashville office (off Music Row) and remotely via phone or video conferencing for Tennessee residents who can't make it to my office.
Who I Work With + My Approach
I specialize in individual therapy with adults struggling with trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety. I love working with vegans on these problems, as well as challenges unique to being an empath and activist. I also see a lot of high-achieving women and men who have achieved external "success," but need help reconnecting to a sense of self, and challenging perfectionism and self-criticism.
With the goal of delivering a holistic treatment approach of mind + body integration and trauma resolution, I use a variety of modalities including EMDR, mindfulness-based therapies like Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and guided meditation, yoga (including trauma-sensitive yoga) and other body-based/somatic work, experiential, psychodrama, spiritual exploration, and integration of 12-step concepts.
Please contact me if you'd like to have a consultation to see if we might be a good fit.
Note about insurance: My services are self-pay, so I do not accept insurance. If you'd like, I can provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance afterwards for potential reimbursement for services. If you are planning to file for possible reimbursement, you may wish to check with your insurance company ahead of time to see what they will cover for an out-of-network provider.
What to Expect
When we schedule our first session, I will send you new client paperwork to complete before the session (or you can arrive at the session early and complete it). The initial session will focus on us getting to know each other and identifying your goals for therapy. This will help me to establish the best overall plan for you including how often we should meet. Whether you've had multiple therapists or this is your first time stepping into a therapist's office, my goal is to offer a warm, non-judgmental, and comfortable space where we can co-create a strong therapeutic relationship that helps you heal and grow.
My fee for 50-minute sessions is $140; payment is due at time of session via cash, check, or credit/debit card. I do have a limited number of reduced fee slots, so if this is something you need, please talk with me about it to see if I currently have a spot open.
My Clinical Background
I received my MSSW in clinical social work from the University of Texas and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Tennessee. I have 5 years of experience working in residential treatment with men and women recovering from addiction, eating disorders, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, and sex and love addiction. I am also aCertified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT), having completed extensive training with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. I have spoken at numerous behavioral health conferences, primarily in the area of eating disorder treatment. Additionally, I am a yoga instructor (RYT) and specialize in creating an individualized private yoga program that supports therapeutic goals; see my yoga page for more details.