Where is your office?
My office is located across from Centennial Park at:
210 25th Ave NorthSuite 1220Nashville, TN 37203
What are your hours?
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9am-6pm
Thursday 9 am – 6 pm
What ages do you work with?
I work with individuals, ages 18 and up.
What is your cancellation policy?
I know that life is unpredictable, and things come up unexpectedly. If you must cancel or reschedule your appointment, all I ask is that you give me at least a 24-hour notice.
Cancellations with less than a 24-hour notice will be charged the full session-fee.
Do you accept insurance?
I am not currently on any insurance panels. I find that this gives us greater flexibility and privacy in our sessions, as insurance companies usually cover a limited number of sessions and require that I give a mental health diagnosis.
I’ve never been in therapy before. What’s it like?
Well, first, it doesn’t look like what you’re used to seeing on TV. I’m more of a curious observer than an all-knowing, aloof advice-dispenser – and I’m more collaborative than directive.
Our first session will be spent reviewing your intake paperwork and answering any questions you have. The next few sessions will focus on getting to know you and helping you feel comfortable with me.
If you’re nervous at the beginning, that’s completely normal. I know… I’ve been in the same spot myself.
This hour is your time to show up, slow down, and be curious… to notice where you’re headed, what’s working and what isn’t… to learn how to give your inner world the curiosity, wisdom, and compassion it deserves.
At the beginning of therapy, my preference is to meet weekly. When sessions are more infrequent, it’s hard to gain momentum, and clients also take longer to feel comfortable. Once we have a good working relationship, and we know what your goals are, I’m happy to adjust our scheduling accordingly.
How long does therapy last?
It all depends on what you’re hoping to get out of it.
Some clients see the improvement they’re looking for in a few months; others have goals that they want to make a longer-term investment in achieving.
We’ll set goals at the beginning of our work together, and I’ll give ongoing feedback about where we are in the process.
How does therapy help?
Most of us are good at disconnecting from and avoiding the “hard stuff.” We’ve got a regimen of well-rehearsed strategies that work to keep the pain and discomfort at bay… until they don’t.
The “hard stuff” is different for everyone… coming out, managing difficult emotions, struggling to forge a meaningful life, unsatisfying relationship patterns that seem to repeat themselves…
Therapy is like a safe container where you can learn to relate more compassionately to the hard stuff and give yourself the kind of support that is more likely to create lasting change.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Email me or call me at (615) 823-0701.
We’ll talk about what you’re hoping to get out of therapy and how I can help. If we decide that I’d be a good fit, we’ll put something on the calendar. I’ll send you some paperwork to complete before our first session.
What do you do when you’re not in session?
I’m probably reading, hiking, stand-up paddling, or working on one of my many creative projects.
Are you reading anything good right now?
Non-fiction: Resilient by Rick Hanson
Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr