Professional Counseling in Nashville, TN

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Blakely Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Blakely

909 18th Avenue South, Suite # 102, Nashville, TN 37212

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals!

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationship/Family Issues
  • Divorce Adjustment
  • Managing Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting and Behavioral Issues
  • Life and Career Coaching

Ellen Wilkins, LMFT, PT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Physical Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Ellen

1815 Division St. Suite 305, Nashville, TN 37203, Nashville, TN 37203

Struggling with a difficult relationship or having trouble making decisions? My positive, integrative approach, certification in EMDR and my background in physical therapy gives me unique insight to connect the body and mind. I provide a safe space to heal and grow.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationship Issues
  • EMDR
  • Trauma and Abuse/Addiction
  • Couples and Families in Crisis
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Parenting/Co & Step Parenting
  • Anxiety and Depression and OCD
  • GLBT

Marcia Lara, M.Ed, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider
Phone & Email:  Connect With Marcia

810 Dominican Drive, Nashville, TN 37228

I have been working as a licensed therapist for more than 10 years. I speak fluent Spanish and specialize in treating depression, anxiety, attention problems, sleep disorders and creative blocks.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression and Mood disorders
  • Anxiety, Panic and Trauma
  • Attention and Concentration
  • Relationships/Communication
  • Grief and Loss
  • Survivors of abuse
  • Creative Blocks
  • Self-esteem
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Related Sites:
City of Nashville
Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Professional Counselors and Marital and Family Therapist

Counseling Nashville Tennessee

Therapist Watkins Park, Eastwood, Vanderbilt University, Berry Hill, Donelson, Duncan Wood, Belle Meade, Inglewood

The culture around Nashville has largely reflected the university population. Other notable places include the reconstruction of the original settlement of Fort Nashborough, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Parthenon, which is a full-sized replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The capitol building is one of the oldest working state capitol buildings in the country,1 along with the Hermitage, which is a presidential home that is open to the public. The Nashville Zoo is the newest attraction in the city. Of course, who can forget how big country music is to the city. Each year the CMA Music Festival is held in Nashville, which brings thousands of people to the city. There is also a large Christian pop music industry booming here.

Mental Health in Nashville

Illegal drug use is a problem of significant concern in the Nashville area. Over 18 percent of Nashville adults report having used an illegal drug within the past year, which is nearly 4 percent higher than the national average. Of these, marijuana and prescription pills were the most often abused drugs. Rates of use in Nashville for both drugs outpaces the national and state averages.2 As a result, addiction and recovery services are in high demand in Nashville.

The Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee is committed to providing appropriate support for individuals and families who have been affected by an eating disorder. Families for Families is a free support group where parents, siblings, friends, and other loved ones can come together to offer emotional support as they seek to help their loved one overcome the obstacles of their illness. Further details about this group are available by calling 423-752-5207, extension 6. For college aged women who struggle with an eating disorder, the College-Oriented Eating Disorder Group can help develop coping strategies that alleviate stress and lead to selecting healthier choices. The group meets every other Wednesday throughout the course of a semester.3

Current Initiatives

Mental illness is a difficulty that many homeless individuals face. In order to address both mental health and housing needs at once, the Tennessee Creating Homes Initiative was started in 2001. The Initiative works to secure funding to create housing options for residents who struggle with mental health issues. The Initiative seeks to build 1,100 housing units each year, with the support of regional housing authorities. Over $100 million in public and private funds have been raised thus far.4


1. Wikipedia. (2014). Tennessee State Capitol. Retrieved from
2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin MSA. Retrieved from
3. Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee. (2014). Support Groups. Retrieved from
4. Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. (2014). Creating Homes Initiative. Retrieved from

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Nashville. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in Nashville and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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