Therapy

Our experienced therapists in Nashville and Franklin offer individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy

Nashville Child & Family Wellness Center offers therapy in Nashville and Franklin for individuals, families and groups.

Individual Therapy

A happier, healthier you.

Our individual, evidence-based therapy programs in Nashville and Franklin can provide effective treatment for a variety of problems at all ages.

Family & Couples Therapy

In it together.

Recognizing that family relationships are an essential factor in psychological health, we focus on families ‘and couples’ relationships to nurture change and development regarding the interaction between family members.

Group Therapy

You are not alone.

Groups are a powerful, affordable way to acquire support, therapy, and skills for many issues. Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center offers numerous groups led by experienced, licensed professionals.

One-on-One Therapy

Individual Therapy

Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center’s professional therapists are well trained in using evidence-based treatments including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Attachment-Based Therapies, Family Based Therapy (FBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Providers at our Franklin and Nashville offices are experienced and trained in a wide range of evidence-based therapy techniques and modalities to address general life problems as well as specific concerns, including, but not limited to:

A standard process for individual therapy may include:

Assessment

The first step in individual therapy is typically an initial assessment, during which the therapist gathers information about the patient’s current symptoms, medical history, and other relevant factors. The therapist may ask questions about the patient’s personal and family history, current stressors, and their goals for therapy. They may also collect information from other persons in the patient’s life if the patient consents to this.

Goal-Setting

After the assessment, the therapist and patient work together to set goals for therapy. These goals may focus on reducing symptoms, improving relationships, developing coping skills, or achieving other outcomes that the patient desires.

Therapy Session

Therapy sessions typically last 50 minutes scheduled on a regular basis (e.g.,weekly or bi-weekly). During sessions, the therapist provides a supportive and nonjudgmental environment in which the patient can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and develop new skills. Therapists at NCFWC use any of a variety of evidence-based modalities, including but not limited to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies, depending on the patient’s needs. Our clinicians are well trained in numerous evidence-based modalities. Homework: In between therapy sessions, the therapist may assign homework assignments, such as journaling, skills practice, relaxation techniques, or engaging in social activities. These assignments are designed to help the patient practice the skills they are learning in therapy and to reinforce the progress they are making.

Monitoring Progress

Throughout therapy, the therapist and patient regularly evaluate progress toward the therapy goals. The therapist may use questionnaires or other measures to track symptom improvement, and may adjust the treatment approach as needed to ensure that the patient is getting the most benefit from therapy.

Meet the clinical therapists at Nashville Child & Family Wellness Center

Meet our therapists and contact us to learn more about our therapy services in Nashville and Franklin, TN.

EMILY HARDCASTLE, LCSW
Director of Therapy and Assessment Services
LAUREN BEEM, LMSW
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Therapist
CASEY BERKOWITZ, LMSW
Child & Adolescent Therapist
DARYL COOLEY, PH.D., HSP
Clinical Psychologist
LIZA DU PLESSIS, PSYD, HSP
Clinical Psychologist
RYAN DUPREY, PH.D., LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
CAROLINE HARTMAN, LPC-MHSP, CEDS
Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Eating Disorder Therapist
HEIDI HENSLEY, LPC-MHSP
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Therapist
HILARY HUGHES, PSYD, HSP
Clinical Psychologist
DANIEL NEELY, PH.D., HSP
Clinical Psychologist
STEPHANIE PENNACCHIA, LPC-MHSP
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Therapist
BETTE ROBERTS, LMSW
Child & Adolescent Therapist
SUMMER WILLINGHAM
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Therapist
SANJANA RAVI, MS
Doctoral Student

Family & Couples Therapy

Providers at Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center all have a systems-based approach with some offering specialized family therapy using evidence-based methods. Family therapy focuses on enhancing communication between members, recognizing mixed messages that often occur within the family, and strengthening family resilience during difficult times.

Couples and Family therapy sessions can include: Assessment and goal setting; Building the therapeutic relationship; Identifying patterns and dynamics; Increasing communication and problem-solving skills; and exploring couples and family’s emotional needs.

The therapist will periodically review the family or couple’s progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment plan. They may adjust the treatment plan or goals as needed to ensure that the therapy is meeting the family or couple’s needs and promoting their well-being.

Assessments & Goal Setting

The first step in couples and family therapy is usually an assessment, where the therapist will gather information about the family or couple's current situation, relationships, and communication patterns. The therapist will work with the family or couple to identify specific goals for therapy and develop a treatment plan.

Building a Therapeutic Relationship

The therapist will establish a safe and supportive environment, build trust with the family or couple, and work to develop a rapport that promotes open and honest communication.

Identifying Patterns & Dynamics

The therapist will help the family or couple identify patterns and dynamics that may be contributing to their difficulties. This may involve exploring family history, communication styles, and individual perspectives.

Communication & Problem Solving

The therapist will provide the family or couple with tools and strategies to improve communication and problem-solving skills. These may include active listening, assertiveness training, conflict resolution, and boundary setting.

Exploring & Addressing Emotions

The therapist will help the family or couple explore their emotions and how they may be impacting their relationships. This may involve identifying and expressing feelings, developing empathy, and exploring past traumas or experiences that may be affecting their relationships.

Review & Evaluation

The therapist will periodically review the family or couple's progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment plan. They may adjust the treatment plan or goals as needed to ensure that the therapy is meeting the family or couple's needs and promoting their well-being.

Group Therapy

We primarily offer skills-based groups for children, adolescents, and families but also offer support groups from time to time. Groups are a powerful, affordable way to acquire support, therapy, and skills for many issues. All groups at our mental health therapy center in Nashville are led by experienced, licensed professionals.

Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center Offers Comprehensive Mental and Behavioral Health Services

At Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center, we offer our clients a number of specialized therapy services in collaboration with other providers across disciplines. We value training and ongoing consultation for all therapists providing these evidence-based services.

If you feel that you or a loved one can benefit from any of the above therapy options, please do not hesitate—reach out to us at 615-238-9100.

info@nashvillefamilywellness.com