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Jessica Ramey, LPC/MHSP
Jessica earned both a Master of Education in Human Development Counseling and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University. Practicing for almost 10 years, she specializes in person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, relationships, and LGBTQQIA. She accepts Optum/UBH/UHC, Beacon, Cigna, Magellan, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mutual of Omaha, Health Advocate, CorpCare EAP, R3 Continuum, out of network, HSA/FSA, and private pay. She will be starting LGBT groups, as well as groups oriented to grief, depression, and anxiety. Outside interests include reading, playing tennis, and video games.
Jason received his Masters in Community Counseling from the University of Southern Mississippi in September 2006. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been practicing for 14 years in the mental health field in different capacities. Jason began his career working at a residential treatment facility for children in state custody (ages 12-17) where he did individual, family, and group therapy. In his last year at the facility he was the clinical director. Jason then moved to an outpatient setting working with children and adults (ages 10-75), using individual and family therapy modalities. While at this outpatient clinic, Jason also assisted in running a contract with the Bureau of Prisons coordinating the outpatient services for individuals reentering society and their lives. He is skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief-related issues, and addiction related issues. Jason is also trained in the use of TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Jason works with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and couples/family therapy. While awaiting insurance credentialing, Jason is currently accepting Aetna, BCBS, Optum/UBH/UHC, out-of-network, select EAPs, HSA/FSA, and private pay clients.
Hannah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Messiah University in Pennsylvania. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Tennessee and Wisconsin, and a National Certified Counselor. Hannah approaches counseling as a creative and collaborative process that involves customizing treatment for each unique client. She is passionate about helping individuals achieve healthy lives through supporting their mental health. Over the past 4 years, she has worked in both community-based and clinic settings providing individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She is skilled with treating those struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and everyday stressors. As both a professional counselor and a trained yoga teacher, Hannah brings a mind-body approach to the therapeutic process in addition to CBT, DBT, and mindfulness. Hannah believes that no one is beyond hope, change is possible with the right support, and everyone has a right to access qualified mental health care in which they feel accepted and cared for. She is currently accepting BCBS, Cigna, Optum/UBH/UHC, select EAPs, out-of-network, private pay, and HSA/FSA clients. In her free time, Hannah enjoys spending time outdoors, playing with her dogs, caring for her large collection of houseplants, decorating her home, and cooking new meals.
Gwen Burke, LCSW
Gwen earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Gwen has 11 years of clinical experience in which she has worked with children and adolescents (age 13 and up), adults, couples, and groups. Previous practice settings include inpatient and partial hospitalization, community mental health, experiential ropes course, and support groups in schools. She has experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapy techniques to help people cope with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, and Stress. She works to develop a therapeutic alliance through empathy, trust and support to help individuals and families overcome stressors, improve functioning, and lead happier lives. Gwen currently accepts Aetna, Beacon, BlueCross BlueShield, Magellan, Cigna, Mutual of Omaha, Optum/United Healthcare/UBH, Ulliance, Metropolitan, Health Advocate EAP, CorpCare EAP, HSA/FSA, and private pay.
John holds a Master's degree in counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in TN. He has worked in mental health in different capacities since 1993 to include a recreational therapist and a professional counselor in residential and outpatient settings. John offers individual, couples, family, and group counseling using an eclectic approach. He draws on several different psychological schools of theory and intervention to best meet the specific needs of each client. Some of the issues John has assisted clients with include: grief work, depression, stress/anxiety management and restructuring, communication issues, adjustment to life transitions, domestic violence, substance abuse, and anger management. Above all, John seeks to establish a safe and nonjudgemental environment in which emotional healing and growth can take place. John believes each of us is a storyteller. We chronicle within our hearts the stories of our lives, but often these stories go untold. The pain and anger go unacknowledged and uncomforted. The triumphs and passions go unacclaimed. The moral and metaphor are often missed. If you entrust John with your story he will, in turn, give it the audience it is due. Together you will give it voice and perhaps even write a happier ever after. At this time John accepts Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Magellan, Optum/United Healthcare/UBH, select EAPs, as well as out-of-network, private pay, and HSA/FSA clients.
Wendy is a native Tennessean and holds a Bachelor of Psychology from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville and a Master of Science in Social Work from University of Tennessee College of Social Work in Nashville. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in TN with 16 years of experience providing mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and crisis intervention. Wendy’s previous experience includes outpatient and community mental health settings, pain management setting, and a co-occurring substance abuse/mental health treatment program. She has training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and trauma-informed approaches and is skilled with working with individuals, couples/families, and groups. Wendy enjoys with working with clients of all ages including children, adolescents, and adults. Her extensive training and experience allow her to work with her clients on creating an individualized approach to the specific issues each client presents. At present Wendy is in-network with BCBS, Magellan, Cigna, Optum/United Healthcare/UBH, select EAPs, and also accepts HSA/FSA, out-of-network, and private pay clients. In her spare time Wendy enjoys cooking, walking meditation, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Mary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Masters in Social Work and also holds a Masters in Public Health degree from UAB. Mary has 5 years experience working in community mental health centers, intensive outpatient facilities, hospitals, and schools with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, to name a few. Throughout her career Mary has treated children, teens, adults, and couples. She enjoys working with people who are ready for a change in their lives. Mary's objective is to provide a safe nurturing environment to work on issues together with the client. She has experience using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed therapy as well as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to motivate and empower her clients. Mary currently accepts Aetna, BCBS, select EAPs, and private pay clients.
Julia holds a BA in Philosophy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Master’s in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. She enjoys working with adults in the following niche areas: treatment of mental health professionals, those in the caring professions, or anyone experiencing professional burnout; life transition adjustment issues (losing one’s religion, job, family member, home, etc); acute grief; women’s empowerment issues; self-identity; self-esteem; and adverse religious experiences and related religious trauma. Julia relies on evidence-based treatment techniques to address all of these issues. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based (MBCT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and trauma-informed approaches. Julia believes that we can and we should rely on our own intellect and thoughts to create the adjustments needed to make a better life for ourselves, and that we can trust ourselves for healing. She enjoys empowering others to learn to trust their own process toward a life worth living and to develop the tools to do so effectively. Julia’s past experience includes work as therapeutic case manager treating individuals diagnosed with severe and pervasive mental illnesses and severe personality disorders, including Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Schizophrenia, among others. Julia has also led therapy groups on grief and loss and depression recovery. In her spare time, she enjoys long hikes, camping, writing, vegetarian cooking, learning new things, and spending time with her dog, Belle. Julia is currently accepting new clients using Aetna, Beacon behavioral, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Magellan, Optum/United Healthcare, health savings accounts [HSA], flexible spending accounts [FSA], out of network, and private pay clients.
Aimee holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University, and an M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. Her certifications include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving Practitioner. A member of the American Counseling Association her preferred counseling approach is Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Trauma-Focused. She has been providing counseling services since 2007. Her accepted insurances are Cigna, Magellan, Aetna, Beacon, Mutual of Omaha, R3 Continuum, out of network, HSA, and private pay. Aimee is interested in leading a Collaborative Problem Solving parenting group, which involves teaching parents a different approach to problem solving with their children. Her spare time activities are spending time with her family, friends, and dog, reading and movies, volunteer work through her church and serving as an adjunct professor.
Beth has earned a Master of Professional Counseling from Argosy University and a Master of Psychology with an addiction focus from Capella University. She has been practicing for 10 years in outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings specializing in treating clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. Beth has training and experience in working with individuals, families, and groups. She is skilled in cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief-related issues. In addition to her license, Beth holds a Master Addiction Counselor certification. She accepts Aetna, Beacon/Value Options, Cigna, Magellan, Optum/UBH/UHC, BCBS, Health Advocate, Mutual of Omaha, R3 Continuum, CorpCare EAP, out-of-network, HSA/FSA, and private pay clients. Helping others is her second career in life following 28 years in the engineering and information technology field. Outside of work, Beth greatly enjoys spending time with her four-year-old granddaughter, who calls her “Gigi.”
Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor in TN. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from LaGrange College in GA. Heather has worked with youth (ages 7 and up), adults, and families to help improve relationships and work through past trauma, hurt, and life transitions. Heather provides a trusting, non-judgmental environment for her clients to discover what it means for them to reach fulfillment and happiness in their life. Heather takes a holistic standpoint and utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as her therapeutic approaches. Heather does telehealth and in-person counseling. She is currently accepting BCBS, Cigna, Optum/UHC/UBH, UMR, select EAPs, HSA/FSA, out-of-network, and private pay clients. In her free time she enjoys exercising, playing basketball, spending time with family, and traveling.
Kayla obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds a license as a clinical social worker in the states of Tennessee, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. She has acquired an abundance of mental health experience working hands-on within the field since 2010. Kayla has worked with adults and children in a variety of settings, including within school systems, within the child and juvenile protection division, as a therapist within multiple prison systems, providing intensive family therapy within client homes, and as an outpatient clinician. Kayla specializes in serving those who are affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, self identification, relational conflict, and personal disarray. She recognizes the multifaceted stressors in which life can provide, and works with her clients to seek peace and empowerment throughout the lifespan. Kayla believes that treatment is a personalized journey, utilizing a variety of treatment modalities as needed to support individual growth with primary focus around person centered care, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused modalities. Kayla is passionate within the work that she does, and believes that personal goals are attainable with support and perseverance. Kayla accepts Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Magellan, Optum/UBH/UHC, out-of-network, private pay, and HSA/FSA. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, exercising, hiking, traveling, and being outdoors.
Amy received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Tennessee and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2004. For the past 17 years she has practiced in various settings to include community mental health, military members and families, and most recently in the school system with students struggling with academic and emotional issues. Amy has extensive experience working with children (10 and up) adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, anger issues, family conflict and difficult life transitions. She is skilled in the use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness training. Amy has a passion for making sure every individual feels they have somebody to talk to who will listen without judgement and help them look for the strengths within themselves to make their way through difficult times. Amy is currently accepting Aetna, select EAPs, private pay, and HSA/FSA clients. She is in the process of credentialing with all major insurances. In her spare time Amy likes to spend time with her husband and children and be in nature, and travel when possible.
Candice holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lipscomb University in Nashville and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee. Some of her training and experience is in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, and bereavement. She has worked in community mental health settings with individuals, families, and couples from a variety of backgrounds and ages. Candice has spent years helping others through volunteering, the medical field, and most recently through counseling. Candice seeks to destigmatize mental health care within minority communities and provide a refuge where you can begin or continue your journey to alignment. Her therapeutic approach is based on the needs of the client, and she wants to support you when you are at your most vulnerable and authentic self. Candice accepts BCBS, Cigna, Optum/UHC/UBH, select EAPs, out-of-network, and private pay clients.
Dave is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP) who is also a native Tennessean. He holds his Master's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. He has worked several years in community mental health on an outpatient basis with a wide variety of issues. He is trained in EMDR (Level II), Brainspotting (Level II) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). Dave has a relaxed conversational style which often allows healing to take place in a very organic way. Dave currently accepts individuals ages 16 and older with BCBS, Cigna, UHC/UBH/Optum, select EAPs, HSA/FSA, and private pay clients. He is doing both in-person as well as teletherapy sessions. When he's not at work, he likes to spend time doing "anything outdoors."
Jennifer received her Masters in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012 and her Bachelors in Psychology from UC Davis in 2008. Jennifer has a background in working with adults and children in various settings to include private practice, schools, and nonprofit agencies for the past 10 years. Jennifer specializes in supporting clients who have experienced severe trauma and addiction along with anxiety and depression. Jennifer has also developed a specialty working with clients that identify as LQBTQI. She provides a safe place for clients to express emotions by providing a gentle, supportive, and empathic environment. Her main clinical approaches are cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic. However, she believes in an integrated approach to psychotherapy in which she tailors her interventions to her client’s unique needs and circumstances. Jennifer does teletherapy only and accepts Aetna, Beacon, Cigna, Optum/United Healthcare/UBH, private pay, out-of-network, and HSA/FSA. In her spare time she enjoys running, taking Pure Barre classes, watching movies and spending time with her family and her cat Moo.
Kelsey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Middle Tennessee State University. Kelsey joins with clients to construct goals that meet their needs, utilize the client’s natural strengths, and ultimately improve daily functioning. She has over five years of experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma-related issues, women’s issues, life transitions, and domestic violence in teens and adults. She utilizes several modalities in her work, such as CBT/TF-CBT, EMDR, solution-focused, client-centered, and mindfulness. Kelsey has a history of treating clients via intensive in-home services and through local community mental health agencies. She accepts Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Magellan, Optum/United Healthcare/UBH, out-of-network, private pay, and HSA/FSA clients. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, exercising, spending time with family/friends, and cooking/baking new recipes!
Tamatha holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Middle Tennessee State University. She Is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a SAFE trained EMDR therapist. Tamatha became a therapist to be an empathic ear to individuals experiencing mental health challenges and has worked and volunteered in the field of mental health since 2011. She particularly enjoys supporting people working to overcome past traumatic experiences, weighted down by feelings of anxiety, losing sleep due to distressing dreams, battling depression, among others. She joins the client in the journey toward addressing the root causes of these difficulties and finding peace. Tamatha’s approach is simple yet powerful - finding effective strategies to safely calm the body and utilize these strategies to cope with stressors. Tamatha works with adolescents and adults. She is currently accepting clients with BCBS, Cigna, Optum/United Healthcare/UBH, select EAPs, HSA/FSA, out-of-network, and private pay clients.