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Case Consultation Group - Peer Group in Franklin

My name is Dr. Mario Baum, I am a Licensed Psychologist. I am currently in the process of setting up a peer consultation group (to provide a forum for mental health professionals to meet informally with colleagues to discuss clinical and practice issues in a supportive and confidential setting). I plan on meeting 1-2 times/month in my practice in Franklin/Cool Springs; if you are interested in participating, please send an email to office@thriveinlifepsychology.com  with your contact data and your desired times to meet/availability.

Mindful Recovery Program (starts January 8th)
The orientation for the Mindful Recovery Program at Mindful Nashville in Germantown starts this coming Tuesday, January 8. It is an eight week mindfulness based exploration of recovery from addictions of all kinds. I will be co-facilitating with Mikey Noechel of Wild Heart Meditation Center. We will be meeting for 2 hour sessions on Tuesday evenings. Registration is limited to 12 participants. Our hope is that this will be a valuable resource for the community at an accessible price. This is a great group for those who are needing more than individual outpatient therapy, or who are stepping down from an Intensive Outpatient Program. 
Please share with anyone who may benefit. There is a flyer attached. You can also find a video and more information to register at www.MindfulTherapyNashville.com/Recovery

WHEN: Tuesdays for eight weeks
WHERE: Germantown
COST:  $45 per 2 hour session with 8 week commitment
FACILITATORS:  Patrick Nitch of Mindful Nashville and Mikey Noechel of Wild Heart Meditation Center
CONTACT: Patrick Nitch at patrick@mindfultherapynashville.com 

Beyond the Binary

Therapeutic Support Groups for Transgender and Non-Binary teens or young adults. 3 separate groups are offered: Middle School, High School and Young Adult (18-28). Groups offer safe space for education and processing Gender Dysphoria and Mental Health, relationship-building, social skills and navigating school and work life. 

WHEN: Monthly
WHERE: 211 Donelson Pike, Ste 113 Nashville, TN. 37214 
CONTACT: Jennifer Strickland, LPC/MHSP at jstricklandlpc@gmail.com

Adult OCD Treatment Group

This group can be a helpful adjunct to individual therapy or can be a way for those who have finished individual therapy to sharpen their tools for continued recovery. The group meets for eight consecutive weeks and covers the following topics: Assessing the Impact of OCD on Life Domains, How to Manage OCD in Friendships and Relationships, Creative Exposures for Difficult Symptoms, Reducing Compulsions, and Relapse Prevention. The group is grounded in evidence-based treatment methods, such as Exposure and Response Prevention, mindfulness, and ACT. Additional topics may be added based on group composition. 

WHEN: Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 eight consecutive weeks beginning February 12th 
WHERE: Brentwood 
COST:  $60 per session (a deposit of 50% is required to reserve a spot)
GROUP LEADER: Amy Mariaskin, PhD
CONTACT:Jenny Cross, Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center (615) 412-1214

ACT for Adults with Depression & Anxiety (Begins February 6)

This 8-week group is devoted to helping participants encounter depression and anxiety differently and pursue a full and meaningful life. It is based on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which posit that by fostering acceptance of one’s full experience (internal and external) and committing to living a life consistent with values, individuals can experience positive change. The group starts on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 and continues every Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30pm for eight meetings. The cost of the group will be $50 per session. All 8 sessions must be paid for in full by the beginning of the first session. Led by Jessica Cameron, LMSW. 

WHEN: Wednesdays for eight weeks beginning February 6
WHERE: Brentwood
COST: $50 per session (all 8 sessions must be paid in full by the beginning of first session)
GROUP LEADER: Jessica Cameron LMSW
CONTACT: Jenny Cross, Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center (615) 412-1214 

CBT-Based Group for Adults with Anxiety (begins January 14)

This 10-week group is based on the book Anxiety and Avoidance by Dr. Michael Tompkins, and uses an evidence-based, generalized approach to help you overcome anxiety and avoidance. You will learn how to use powerful mindfulness-based techniques and motivational tools to help you stop avoiding situations that make you anxious. Additionally, the group will provide cognitive-behavioral tools to help you take control of your anxiety and fear. Most importantly, the group will provide you with the understanding and skills to help you change the underlying psychological mechanisms that contribute to anxiety and panic in the first place. This group will begin on Monday, January 14th from 6:30-8:00 and will be $50 per session. All 10 sessions must be paid for in full by the beginning of the first session. Led by Marnie Matthews, LCSW. 

WHEN: Mondays beginning January 14th for 10 weeks
WHERE: Brentwood
COST: $50 per session (all 10 sessions must be paid in full by the beginning of first session)
GROUP LEADER:  Marnie Matthews LCSW
CONTACT: Jenny Cross, Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center 615-412-1214

Therapeutic intensive based on “Women Who Run with the Wolves”

Reviving Our Inner Knowing: A therapeutic intensive based on “Women Who Run with the Wolves”
We all have an innate inner knowing; intuition, internal wisdom, a wise inner guide that points us toward the things and the people that are truly life-giving to our souls.  Women in particular have a powerful, keen intuition.  A deep inner sense that tells us what we need, what will nourish us, what will help us versus what will harm us.  It tells us truth. 

Meet your inner Wild Woman.
In our culture of perfectionism, “shoulds,” I-need-to-be-more-like-this, and even, I’ve-been-told-I-need-to-be-more-like-this, our inner Wild Woman has been suffocated.  As women, we’ve been told that we need to be sweet.  To dress like this, look like that, be like this; appease, please, perform and conform at all costs. 

And there is a cost. 
We’ve internalized these messages and have contorted ourselves in a way that has stifled our inner Wild Woman.  We’ve put a muzzle on that wise, inner guide, that soul voice that’s bursting to cry out and remind us of what we’re passionate about, what lights us up, what we feel, what we need in order to live our most joy-filled, authentic, abundantly rich and yummy lives.

It’s time.  Time to call bullshit on the “shoulds” and the stifling.  Let’s REVIVE our inner Wild Woman.

Join us for our first sequence of intensives (exploring chapters 1-3) based on the book, “Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D, Jungian psychoanalyst. 

In this therapeutic book study, we will explore, process, create, play, whirl & twirl, and connect more deeply to ourselves and to other women as we dive into our psychic waters to RETRIEVE and REVIVE our inner Wild Woman.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 6:30-8pm
Wednesday, January 9th, 6:30-8pm
Wednesday, January 16th, 6:30-8pm
Saturday, January 19th, 10am-2pm

Sanctuary Studio
4529 Red Bark Court, Antioch TN 37013

Early Bird – $325 (due Monday, December 17th) Promo code: wildwoman
Standard Cost – $350


April Broussard, LCSW   April@AprilBroussardLCSW.com

Book – Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
A journal and pen

Tennessee LPC-MHSP Licensure Support Group on Facebook

Are you a recent Counseling graduate? New to the Counseling licensure process? 

I invite you to join the Tennessee LPC-MHSP Licensure Support Group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/434573660309867/

Here you will find support and encouragement for new graduates and mental health professionals in Tennessee in the licensure process. The goal is to provide a safe environment to support each other in the midst of struggles and triumphs in the licensure process. We’re here to encourage and support you and have some cool things brewing for 2019. 

Join us! Let’s keep the positivity and good vibes going! 

Carla Archuletta
National Certified Counselor
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
EMDR Advanced Trained
PO Box 3721
Brentwood, TN 37024
W: www.carlaarchuletta.com
Advanced Process Group

This is a group for adults who are currently in individual therapy or who have done a significant amount of their own work. Rather than being theme or issue oriented, this group deals with any and all facets of life. The goal is to heal and deepen the relationship with self and others through group process. The style of the group is informed by Modern Analytic Group Psychotherapy, and will be facilitated by Michael Murphy who is a Certified Group Psychotherapist.

Cost:  $60.00 per session
Location: 205 Powell Place, Brentwood, TN 37027
Michael Murphy: (615) 370-3701


Men's DBT Skills Group (Beginning in January)

Men Struggle with Mental Health Issues too?  Yes, of course! Despite popular belief, mental health concerns are universal, affecting all humans. However, sometimes they may present a little differently. This group will provide men with practical, concrete skills to more efficiently manage their thoughts and behaviors to create a life worth living. 

Start Date:  January 9, 2019
Day/Time: Wednesday @ 5-6:30 pm
Where:  1451 Elm Hill Pike, Sute 250, Nashville, TN. 37210
Cost: $60 per group session

Group Leaders:  Adam Breister, M.Ed, NCC and co-facilitator Linda Hardy, LPC

For More Information:  Contact Adam Breister at 615-689-6949 or abreister@thevillageofkairos.com 

Exploring the Divine Feminine Goddess Circle

Email jenna@jenniferlongmire.com for a flyer with more information.  Join other women seeking spiritual community that values the Divine Feminine in a safe and sacred space.  I have had a few requests for a therapist/healer’s circle with a special focus on self-care and spiritual nourishment.  I’d be happy to add another monthly women’s circle for therapists if there is enough interest.
WHEN: We will meet monthly starting November 8th, 5:30-7:00
WHERE: at my office building and moving to Art & Soul in December.
CONTACT: Please email questions and referrals to jenna@jenniferlongmire.com 

A Women's Group

This group is for women who are interested in self-development and a greater sense of empowerment in daily life. We will explore our relationship with ourselves and how this impacts the way we see the world and experience life. Through inquiry, dialogue, and guided practices, our aim is to know ourselves more deeply and experience a greater sense of well being, alongside other women in a shared, confidential space. Group will typically begin with a brief talk by Andrea, a moment of reflection/journaling, or some other simple experiential exercise. Each group session will include time for sharing and processing experiences with one another. Themes: Inner guidance, Core beliefs, Self care, Self-expression, Habitual thought patterns, Solitude, Clarity & discernment, Self-acceptance, Desire, Authenticity in relationships, Navigating intense emotions, Making sense of your life story. We also will be referencing the seasons and the natural world throughout the year, just as we experience our own internal cycles of growth & change, ebb & flow.

If you are interested in learning more about this group, please contact Andrea at andreablpc@comcast.net or 615.300.0207 for a free phone consultation to see if the group is a good fit for you. Start date and meeting time is to be determined, though I am aiming for Fall/Winter 2018. Spaces are limited. www.andreabarretttherapy.com

Group Supervision Opportunity

Cynthia Ezell, LMFT, and Jamie Kyne, PHD have been offering a twice-monthly group supervision experience for two years and are now offering an addition second group which currently has two openings

The group supervision includes didactic reflections on case presentations with special emphasis given to: (a) technique, or what to say and when to say it, (b) the use of transference and countertransference, (c) a pragmatic approach to the use of theory and concepts, and (d) practice management concerns.

This group has been designed for experienced therapists who are or want to be curious about psychotherapy, be personally and intellectually challenged, and keep improving their skills and useful knowledge base in providing psychotherapy. The group is limited to only six members so that all participants have ample opportunity to utilize feedback and discussions during group meetings. The fee per group meeting is $120 payable monthly. There will be no charge for meetings that are cancelled due to holidays. Meetings will be held on alternate Monday mornings from 9:15-10:45  at 1901 Acklen Avenue, in Hillsboro Village. It’s possible the group could meet at another time if it was more convenient to all.

About the leaders;

For thirty years Cynthia Ezell has been providing individual, couples, and family therapy in a private practice setting in Nashville as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She is a Clinical Member of the American Academy of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is a member and former Chairperson of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute. She is also a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and is a Founding Member and former Board member of the Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee. Cynthia is a 2009 graduate of the New Directions in Writing program at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and is currently a candidate for the MFA in Writing at Spalding University. Cynthia speaks and writes frequently about family issues as well as leading consultation groups for therapists seeking to increase their proficiency in treating couples.

Cynthia’s thinking about the work of psychotherapy has been influenced first by systems theorists like Murray Bowen and Salvador Minuchin and later by John Bowlby, Donald Winnicott, and Heinz Kohut. Her work is significantly informed by the research and writing of John Gottman and Daniel Wile on the treatment of couples in psychotherapy as well as training provided by The Imago Institute and Drs. Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson.

Jamie Kyne, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. For thirty years he has been involved in providing mental health treatment to individuals, couples, families, and groups in a variety of settings including inpatient hospitals, jails, schools, and private practice. He has also consulted to businesses on matters related to communication, conflict, morale, and leadership in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. He began working with people in the Los Angeles area and moved to Nashville in 1993 and has been in full-time private practice here since 1996. Jamie is a member of the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychological Association, the Division for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association (Div. 39), and the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute. Jamie has served on the Board of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute including as the Board Chairperson. He has provided supervision and consultation to therapists for the past ten years or so and enjoys speaking on topics related to psychotherapy to a variety of audiences.

Jamie’s thinking about psychotherapy has been influenced by a variety of well-known writers on the topic including: Winnicott, Mitchell, Rogers, Kohut, Stark, and Wachtel (individual therapy); Wile, Schnarch, and Bader (couples therapy); and Friedman (families and organizations). He’s deeply indebted to his long time supervisors Winston Gooden and Karin Ahbel-Rappe.

Please contact either Cynthia  or Jamie if you are interested in learning more about this group.

Cynthia Ezell at cynthiaezellblair@gmail.com  or 615-386-0201

Jamie Kyne at jamiekyne@gmail.com   or   615-383-8844

HSP (Highly Sensitive Persons) Group

July 8, 15, 22, & 29
HSP (Highly Sensitive Persons) Group

Sunday afternoons from 1:30-3:00pm
$50/group = $200 total

A combination of psychoeducation, support group, and interpersonal process, the HSP Group is designed to benefit both therapists and non-therapists who identify as having Highly Sensitive Personality. Each session I give a brief didactic piece about HSP and then we open the group to sharing and interpersonal process.  Because this is a small group (5-6), participants must commit to attending all four sessions.  Cost is $50/group.  We’ll meet from 1:30-3:00pm at my (Laura Kreiselmaier’s) Berry Hill office.  For more information, please visit http://kreiselmaiertherapy.com/hsp-group/.

If you believe you are an HSP and would like to join the group, or if you have a client to refer, please email kreiselmaiertherapy@gmail.com.

Interpersonal Process Group

I would like to announce the opening of an interpersonal process group, which will take place on Wednesday mornings at 8:15 am and will last 75 minutes. The cost will be $90 per person. Group membership shall not be limited by diagnoses, yet suitable referrals shall include individuals whose difficulties center on interpersonal issues, including but not limited to conflict avoidance, difficulty with social/emotional vulnerability, or difficulty demonstrating empathy. If not in weekly individual therapy, group members should be followed by a mental health professional. Please contact me at  to discuss potential referrals to the group.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 8:15 – 10:00 am
COST: $90 per person
CONTACT: dan@nashvillepsych.com or 615-955-0322

Licensure Exam Study & Support Online Groups
Licensure Exam Study & Support Groups (Online Facebook Groups)

NCMHCE Tennessee Study & Support Group

NCE Tennessee Study & Support Group

Tennessee LPC-MHSP Jurisprudence Study & Support Group

CPCE Tennessee Study & Support Group

Tennessee LPC-MHSP Licensure Support Group

Carla Archuletta Consulting page for support

Life on Life's Terms

This is a weekly, 75-minute group for people in their first two years of recovery from addiction(s). Mid-day and early evening sections are available. This meeting does not take the place of 12-Step Groups.

Cost:  $55.00 per session
Location: 205 Powell Place, Brentwood, TN 37027
Michael Murphy: (615) 370-3701


Social Skills Group for Teens on the Autism Spectrum

James Goodlad, Ph.D. and Danielle Mizell, Psy.D. of Southeast Psych Nashville will be running a spring PEERS social skills group for teens (13-17) on the autism spectrum and their parents. PEERS is a 14-week evidenced-based intervention using didactics, modeling, and role-play to teach a variety of practical social skills like maintaining two-way conversations, handling disagreements, using humor appropriately, and addressing teasing and bullying.  For more information please contact Ellen Verhaagen (Office Manager and Intake Coordinator) at 615-373-9955 or everhaagen@southeastpsych.com.

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