How to get started:
You can call me at 615.594.2830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if I'm taking new clients. I'm able to respond most quickly by email.
For emergencies, call 911 or the crisis hotline (615-244-7444). Do not call or email me in an emergency.
If it doesn't work for me to be your counselor, I want to make sure you find someone you love. Let me help you in that process.
The first appointment is called the “intake session.” During the intake, I do my best to get background information from you and make sure I understand how you and your spouse experience your relationship. I also want to give you a chance to ask any questions you might have about the therapeutic process. These sessions (along with all other sessions) are an hour long.
For couples counseling, I meet with each spouse for one individual session after the intake session. After each individual session, I meet with the couple for subsequent sessions going forward.
Rate of Services:
The fee for all clinical sessions is $140 per hour (individual, couples, family).
Marriage Intensives are $1,000 for one-day (see the "Marriage Intensive" page for more information/other options).
I do not take insurance but can provide an invoice with codes that would make filing for yourself run more smoothly.
Insurance companies require a diagnosis before reimbursing. With that knowledge, many people choose not to file for coverage in order to prevent a diagnosis being added to their medical records.
Availability & Location:
I see hourly clients on weekdays from 10-2. If you have trouble getting in for weekly or bi-weekly sessions, we can discuss the possibility of doing an intensive.
Typically, I'll do one day marriage intensives on a weekday. The 3-day intensive can be booked over 3 consecutive days with the option of a weekend (limited availability). My intensives are held at my office.
All sessions are held in my Franklin space (above Merridee's Breadbasket on 4th Avenue South in downtown Franklin).
Once you are an active client, you'll do all scheduling and paperwork online (I'll send you the link via email).
The "book a session" button below is for active clients only.