Meet the Staff

Willow Counseling values high quality, personable Nashville therapists - people who are easy to talk to, who make you feel at home in the office or through a screen, and who are skilled at helping you create effective change.

Every therapist at Willow Counseling provides trauma-informed therapy. In addition to trauma therapy, each therapist in Nashville specializes in different emotional concerns and has varying availability. All of our staff therapists are also trained as EMDR therapists so you don't have to worry about getting referred out to another therapist if it's determined EMDR therapy would be beneficial for you.

Don't know who you should work with? No problem! Give us a call at 615-235-3508 or email info@willowcounseling.org, and we'll help match you according to your needs!

Nashville Therapists

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Staff Therapist

Cassie Bartels, LPC-MHSP (Temp)

Specializations

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Sexual Assault, Religious and Faith-Based Trauma, Childhood Trauma/Family of Origin Work, Interpersonal Traumas (DV, Breakups, etc.), EMDR Therapist

Ages

College students, Adults

Availability

Mondays-Fridays

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Staff Therapist

Eirene Covington, LPC-MHSP (temp)

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Specializations

Adult children, relationships with self or others, grief, trauma, life transitions, identity work, LGBTQ+ work, Emotionally-Focused Therapy for individuals or couples

Ages

College Students, Adults, Couples*

Availability

Mondays-Fridays

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Staff Therapist

Claire Culver, LMSW

Specializations

Trauma, Anxiety, High Achievers, Perfectionism, Body Image, Religious Trauma, Shame/Guilt, EMDR Therapist

Ages

College Students, Adults

Availability

Mondays-Fridays
*waitlist*

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Staff Therapist + Intern Coordinator

Kacey Holley,
LPC-MHSP

Specializations

Anxiety, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout, Life Transitions, Sexual Assault, Trauma, EMDR Therapist, Perinatal Mental Health, Prepare/Enrich facilitator

Ages

College Students, Adults, Couples

Availability

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
*waitlist*

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Graduate-Level Intern

Alyssa Johnson

Specializations

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem

Ages

College Students, Adults, Couples, Families

Availability

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
*sliding scale: $68-90/session*
*waitlist*

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Practicum Student

Rachel McCall

Specializations

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Grief

Ages

College Students, Adults

Availability

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays
*sliding scale: $68-90/session*

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Executive Director

Amanda Roman, LPC-MHSP

Specializations

EMDR consultations for clinicians, single-trauma EMDR intensives for clients

Ages

Adults

Availability

*not accepting weekly clients*

Single-trauma EMDR intensives are scheduled on Fridays, either 8:00-12:00 or 10:00-2:00

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Staff Therapist

Sarah Smith, LPC-MHSP (temp)

Specializations
Anxiety, Trauma, Neurodivergence, Interpersonal Functioning, Family of Origin Work, Identity and Career Exploration, Depression, Play Therapy, EMDR therapist
Ages

Children, Adolescents, College Students, Adults

Availability

Mondays-Fridays

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Practicum Student

Shannon Smith

Specializations
Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Grief
Ages

Children, Adolescents, College Students, Adults, Couples, Families

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
*sliding scale: $68-90/session*

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Staff Therapist

Hannah Stovall, MA

Specializations

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem

Ages

College Students, Adults, Couples, Families

Availability

Mondays - Fridays

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Staff Therapist

Nicole Trader, M.Ed.

Specializations

Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Depression, Compassion Fatigue, Career Exploration, Self-Esteem, Perfectionism, Self-Compassion, EMDR Therapist

Ages

Teens, College students, Adults

Availability

Mondays - Fridays

Nashville Therapy Internship Program

Applications for Fall 2024 Internship placements are currently closed.
Please check back in late Summer 2024 for Spring 2025 placement.

Our mission has been clear from the beginning - to provide quality, trauma-informed mental health counseling to the Nashville community. This mission comes at a cost, and to stay afloat, most local therapists have to charge $150+ per session, us included. While we believe your mental and emotional well-being are worth the investment, we also recognize that those fees are unattainable for the majority of Nashville residents. Willow wants to offer quality yet affordable counseling to ALL residents in Nashville.

Thanks to our graduate-level intern education program, Willow Counseling is able to offer reduced fee sessions as low as $68 per session. To learn more about our standard fee structure and what to expect at your first session, visit our Schedule a Session page.

Join our Willow Counseling team!

We are looking for Nashville therapists who value our mission, live with integrity, and are passionate about helping others. The ability to strive for excellence as part of a team, maintain a warm and compassionate demeanor, and seek out continual growth and learning is essential to working with us.

Willow Counseling holds high standards. We want to work with people who will do their job and do it well, people who are excited to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and people who can hold onto hope. We believe a group of committed, passionate people can do more for our community than a lone individual. Together we can bring hope and healing to our community!

Internship or Practicum Student

Now accepting Fall 2024 internship applications
Interviews will begin in February 2024

Priority will be given to students who can commit three semesters, starting in Fall or Spring, to Willow Counseling and are interested in working with trauma, compassion fatigue, somatic therapies, and/orĀ grief. Appropriate candidates will have completed the majority of their coursework and will be compassionate and hard-working team players. Applications are reviewed for candidates who start in the Fall and Spring semesters. If you would like to be part of an evidence-based, trauma-informed mental health practice that values the whole self, review the application process and then complete an application.

Licensed or Pre-Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Willow Counseling is currently not hiring. If you would like to be considered for a future job opportunity, review our job description and complete an application. Please note that therapists must be trained in EMDR.