Services: Individual, family support sessions, teletherapy and in person
Rachel’s message: It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you. My biggest hope is that you find healing and rest through working with me, and while I strive to meet you where you’re at and provide counseling based upon that, I use an attachment based approach along with EFT, ERP, ACT, and DBT modalities. I specialize in OCD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and gender dysphoria/identity exploration. In all that I do, I hope to encourage you toward healing from past or current wounds, tools & techniques for being in what is presently going on in your life, & hope for making your future life the one in which you want to be. As Doc Brown says, “Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has! Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one!”
Address: 2323 21st Ave S, Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37212
Katie Larson, MMFT (she/her)
MMFT in TN license #2027
Services: Individual and couples therapy, 10+, in person and teletherapy in TN. Neurodivergent affirming, LGTBQIA+ affirming.
Katie’s message: I’m a therapist for someone who feels really disconnected from life, from their relationships, from who they are. Through therapy with me, you find connection and understanding to your Self that you have lost along the way. As a late-diagnosed neurodivergent individual myself, I love offering this space to folks finding out what it means to live (and to have lived!) in this world with the brain that they have, and how much loving and supporting this brain changes things. Yes, I work with complex trauma, dissociation, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, ASD. I work with what is present for you and I rely a lot on our bodies (somatic), IFS (our parts), EMDR (neurobiology), and your story (narrative) to weave together therapy for you.
Services: Services for adults, 18+. Individual Therapy, Group Therapy (Late Identified Autistic Support Group and Highly Sensitive Person Support Group), and Therapy Intensives. These services are provided in-person, online, or outdoors with walk and talk therapy.
Payment accepted: Private Pay at $140. I do offer superbills. Limited reduced-fee spots available.
Rayne’s message: I am an Autistic therapist and I love what I do! I support Autistic, ADHDers, and Highly Sensitive Persons. I use a trauma-informed approach to support my clients in discovering their identities, healing from trauma and chronic stress, understanding and communicating their emotions, recovering from burnout, and identifying and meeting their needs. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. My main therapeutic framework is Internal Family Systems (IFS), with supplemental modalities of EMDR, Polyvagal Theory, and DBT. Please reach out through email to schedule a free 15 minute consultation call.
Megan Thomas provides in-person and virtual therapy for folks residing in Tennessee and specializes in working with trauma survivors, folks with anxiety and people wanting more mind-body connection. She believes you know yourself best and it’s her job as your therapist to guide you back to your most authentic, intuitive self. She loves working with teens and adults in the queer and ND community and is trained in Somatic Experiencing and Somatic Attachment Theory.
Calli’s message: I work primarily from a person-centered perspective, and it is my firmly held belief that you are the expert on the subject of you. My intention in counseling is to respect your autonomy as a human being who is capable of making choices for yourself. I see the counseling process as a collaboration between you and me in our areas of expertise to find solutions that work best for you. I prefer not to give advice, but rather reflect your thoughts and feelings to you for you to gain insight into your world.
Main office: 615-410-2240
Amanda Lucas, LCSW (she/her/hers)
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee
Amanda’s message: I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 20 years, in a variety of settings. I am comfortable working with people from every walk of life, including those who are neurodivergent, who identify as LGBTQ+, and people of color. As an AuDHD individual, I understand the challenges involved in obtaining a diagnosis (especially later in life), identifying a competent therapist, and creating spaces and processes that work for our needs. I embrace neurodivergence as an important part of my identity and work to educate other professionals about the harm of treating being autistic as a disorder that needs to be “cured”. Every human being is heavily influenced by the culture and environment in which we live our lives and often mental health issues are the direct result not of individual responses to stress, but a reaction to a variety of societal ills – racism, homophobia and transphobia, ableism, economic inequality, etc. I enjoy working with others to create a world in which all people have the opportunity to thrive.
I work well with adolescents and pre-teens (11 & 12), who are comfortable engaging in talk therapy. I have worked with numerous trauma survivors and am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I can incorporate tenets of recovery into my work treating adolescents and adults with addiction issues.
Emily’s message: Emily is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience working with adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents. Her reputation as a therapist, supervisor, and professor is one of being open, courageous in dialogue, curious, and respectful of each individual.
Licensure: Tennessee, USA; NCC; supervised by Shannon Black (3967)
Services: Individual, couples/relationship, group; virtual and in person
Forms of payment accepted: Private pay
Nat’s message: I am a queer, multiply Neurodivergent therapist and I work with kids, teens, and adults who are a part of the queer and Neurodivergent communities. I specialize in working with clients at the intersection of gender, autism, and complex trauma. I practice from a trauma-informed, sex-positive, and anti-oppressive framework rooted in attachment theory. I also am trained in Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR and integrate aspects of other evidence based practices into therapy where appropriate. I believe my clients are the experts of their experiences, and that a safe therapeutic relationship, curiosity, and collaboration are at the foundation of effective therapy.
Services: Adults only – individual, group work, telehealth & in-person in Nashville, TN
Payments accepted: I accept Aetne, Cigna, United Healthcare, private pay with sliding scale available.
Catherine’s message: I am passionate about meeting you where you are, celebrating your strengths and challenging the things that interfere with what matters to you. No matter what brings you to my door, you are worthy of experiencing all that life has to offer. It is important to me that my clients see therapy as a collaborative process, as I believe all of my clients are the ultimate expert on their own experiences. I utilize a variety of modalities depending on your needs & will work with you to develop a plan of care that makes sense to you. As an AuDHD (autistic + ADHD) person myself, I am passionate about using a strengths-based and fully neurodivergent-affirming framework that takes into consideration both contemporary research and lived experience. I celebrate clients from all walks of life and am committed to supporting clients of every religion, race, sexual orientation, and gender identity.