I am a Clinical Therapist and I provide therapy with individuals and groups from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. With over 15 years’ experience in the mental health field, I provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address the challenges you are facing in your life. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing. Much of my job is to ask you questions you may not have asked yourself, to help you think about yourself and your problems in a new way, so that you can get "unstuck."
I am dedicated to providing you with an opportunity to overcome the obstacles that have been preventing you from reaching your goals or from being your best self. My approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, with flexibility and an understanding that one treatment approach doesn't work for everyone. My career has allowed me to complete a wide-range of interventions such as trauma therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness meditation. I meet you where you are, and my goal is to work with you get to where you want to be in your life with warmth, sensitivity and wisdom. I have many additional personal experiences that support my knowledge and sensitivity to every client.
I possess a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University Tennessee an accredited school of Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Lipscomb University, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Mental Health from Belmont College. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with the State of Tennessee and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). I am a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Thank you in advance for considering me and I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you.
Jerry listened to my problems and came up with workable solutions for me to handle my depression and stress. He used his great counseling skills and using worksheets, homework assignments, and meditation techniques.