Meet the Team
Our therapists are trained in and utilize Stacy Jagger’s Mountain Method™ experiential family therapy process to facilitate appropriate clinical interventions to help clients define and reach their goals with a clear beginning, middle and end.
Stacy Jagger, LMFT, RPT-S
Founder, Clinical Director
Stacy Jagger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S), as well as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is a mother of four, guest speaker, author, and mentor.
A native of Nashville, Stacy is the founder and clinical director of Music City Family Therapy – a unique counseling practice serving Greater Nashville that specializes in integrating play and expressive arts therapies for children, individuals, and families. Music City Family Therapy utilizes a systemic, whole family approach to helping clients heal from disconnection, depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral problems, divorce, addiction, and alcoholism. Stacy is the creator of Stacy Jagger’s Mountain Method™ – a proprietary experiential family therapy treatment process designed to help children, individuals and families heal, grow, and thrive.
As a believer in multicultural competencies and serving the under served, Stacy has written a heartfelt children’s book, A Letter from Emma, which addresses the sexual exploitation of children. This book has been endorsed by well-loved play therapist Dr. David Crenshaw and is used as a resource in the Old Order Amish community.
Stacy is also the author of the book 30 Day Blackout: How to help your kids turn off the screen and turn to their family, which outlines her technique for bringing parents and children closer together by temporarily removing screens and electronics from the family system. Stacy’s book was written to unleash the natural creativity in all of us and has been endorsed by world-renowned pediatrician, Dr. Williams Sears.
Stacy enjoys designing programs and products for the family, including her parent-child bonding program, Music with Mommie, and her highly effective Magic Mats communication tool that can be used as a resource for conflict resolution and connecting conversations in any relationship. She is the owner of The Little House at Sunnybrook Farm, an inspired retreat location in Columbia, TN.
Stacy is on a mission to restore wonder to childhood, connection to families, and intimacy to relationships. Drawing on a decade of experience in treating and helping families, she integrates lessons from her own trauma history and offers hope to those who feel there is no hope. She enjoys growing flowers, writing songs and ballroom dancing. She has appeared on Nashville’s Talk of the Town, has written numerous articles for parents, has been featured as a child expert on the morning and evening news and is a regular guest on the local NBC affiliate show Today in Nashville. Stacy is a guest speaker for universities, churches and conferences, and enjoys offering clinical trainings and consultation for family therapists across the country.
Ron Jagger, BCND, CNHP
Family Holistic Health Practitioner, Tech Health Coach, Director of Operations
Raised in a pediatrician’s office as a “doctor’s kid”, Ron has a long-time interest in health and wellness, culminating in his Doctorate in Holistic Health from Trinity School of Natural Health and his current work as a Holistic Health Practitioner. Ron’s Health Minister training in 2003, combined with his 30 years of experience in music production in Nashville, has inspired him to combine these skills in the study of light/sound frequency and music therapies. Ron serves both his local community and distance clients by making a difference in people’s lives, helping families and individuals improve their health through nutrition, exercise, good hydration, and trust in and practice of spiritual principles. He is a Holistic Health Practitioner, a Certified Natural Health Professional, and a Provider for The Listening Program® by Advanced Brain Technologies.
With a special interest in helping others achieve a natural, healthier state-of-being physically, emotionally and spiritually, he and his wife Stacy host workshops and retreats for families, individuals and couples seeking to improve their health and relationships.
Dave Flowers, MMFT
Dave is a native Nashvillian with a passion for helping children and their families. He uses an experiential and attachment-based therapeutic approach with his clients to rebuild trust and repair broken relationships.
He began his career in the world of equipment financing, but it was his long involvement in international missions that changed his worldview and led him to pursue a new career in Marriage and Family Therapy. His travels have taken him to many countries in Eastern Europe and South America, teaching parenting classes and leading summer camps for children.
Dave received his master’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University and is pursuing licensure under the supervision of Stacy Jagger, LMFT, RPT-S. He is Level I trained in Theraplay and completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). He is also a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
In his free time, Dave enjoys writing songs, telling stories, going on road trips with his family, trying new international foods, breathing fresh air, and daydreaming.
Macy Butler, MMFT
After finishing her undergrad in communications at the University of West Florida she pursued a career in medical sales where she found her passion for connecting with people and helping them overcome challenges.
It wasn’t until Macy went through her own journey in therapy that she realized her true calling was to help others feel seen, accepted, and loved exactly as they are. Some of the core values Macy brings with her into the therapy room are being her authentic self and creating a judgement-free space where others can feel safe to be themselves.
Macy has a special interest in joining with children and families on their journey towards hope, growth, and connection by practicing experiential family therapy.
Outside of the therapy room Macy enjoys glamping and hiking with her husband, two daughters, and their toy poodle puppy Lola Buttermilk Biscuit.
Tammie Elkins, MMFT
Tammie taught school for 20 years in Murfreesboro City Schools and this is a second career for her. She raised two boys and understands the challenges that come with being a parent, wife, and caregiver. In my free time, She enjoy spending time with her kids, two Goldendoodles, husband and precious new granddaughter. She would be honored to work with your child, teenager or you as an individual or couple.
Tammie has a deep interest in not only how our minds, bodies and spirits are connected, but also in what takes place when an imbalance exists and how to achieve healing. She looks at each child, teen, individual and family through a holistic lens. Tammie is trained in EMDR 1 and 2 and when appropriate, provides trauma-informed care to her clients. She is recently trained in Brain Spotting therapy. She is also excited about using many play therapy techniques with her clients.
Tammie has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. She has a bachelor’s degree from MTSU in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. She is a member of both the American Counseling Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Tammie is very excited about being a part of the Music City Therapy Group and learning from her
Supervisor, Stacy Jagger.
Camden Betchick is from Memphis Tennessee and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. She has lived in Nashville for three years and is pursuing a Master’s degree at Trevecca Nazarene University. She spends her free time following Memphis Tigers athletics or working out at Cyclebar. She is also always looking for the best gluten-free meal in Nashville – accepting all recommendations!
Having been in ministry with Young Life for the past seven years working with high school girls and being a full-time nanny for the past three years, Camden has a heart for kids and adolescents. She is looking forward to working with children and their families, finding peace in the family system.
Kellita Joanou Thompson
Kellita is a master’s level intern pursuing her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at
Touro University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Lake Forest
College. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
as well as the Tennessee Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
She began her career as an animal trainer where she learned the benefits of operant
conditioning and positive reinforcement. This work helped her to see that change can
occur when the specific needs of the individual are identified and explored. Kellita
believes in incorporating the family system when addressing challenges faced by an
individual. Through strengthening relationships and including each family member in
the process, real change and growth can occur.
When not seeing clients, Kellita enjoys reading a great book, being outdoors and
spending time with her husband, her three kids, and her dog.
Kate has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds, but wouldn’t be doing this work if she hadn’t experienced the benefits of these modalities firsthand. The techniques she’s studied have helped her to face challenges in her own life, and she believes her personal experiences have opened the door for her to provide others with the empathy, support, and knowledge needed to find hope that will create lasting changes. No matter what you’re facing or what you’ve walked through in the past, believe you can find healing and peace for your mind and body.
LeTizia Baxter Smith, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Lead Medical Management Provider
LeTizia attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate career and completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Vanderbilt School of Nursing. She then completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Emory School of Nursing. She regularly engages in continuing education in the field of psychiatry. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA), and the American Nurses Association (ANA). She was also chosen to be a SAMHSA Minority Fellow from 2018-2020.
Currently, she is on faculty at Vanderbilt School of Nursing where she is the current chair of the diversity and inclusion committee. She has joined the Music City Family Therapy team to serve clients as the Lead Medical Management Provider. LeTizia and her family live in Spring Hill, TN. When not working, she enjoys traveling, reading, going to the gym, and spending time with her family and friends.
Director of Artist Care
Originally from Lancaster Pennsylvania, Jeromy Deibler moved to Nashville at the age of twenty to pursue a career in music and begin life with his new wife, Jennifer. Within a few years, their band FFH (Far From Home), would go on to sell over two million albums, garner fifteen top-10 singles, and play thousands of concerts.
After a decade of touring, writing, and recording, the Deibler’s moved to Cape Town, South Africa to focus on their family and marriage while serving a local church. They returned home with a desire to begin a new season, one where they could move out of full-time touring and focus on their next chapter. Jeromy became an artist-in-residence at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, TN, and began spending time mentoring and teaching young artists and musicians about what a healthy creative life looks like.
In 2013 Jeromy was offered a position at a church in Orange County, CA that came with an opportunity for him to get more training in pastoring and mentoring. It also gave their family a chance to downsize and get the change of scenery (both geographical and spiritual) that they’d been craving. While in Irvine, Jeromy completed an extensive Spiritual Direction program focusing on Attachment Theory, Enneagram Studies, Systematic Narcissism and Family Systems. In 2021 the Deiblers decided it was time to move back to Tennessee to be closer to their families and friends and put down some new roots. They purchased a small slice of land south of Franklin where they will build their next dream, Return and Rest Farm.
Jeromy and Jennifer have been married for twenty-six years and have two children, Hutch and Sadie-Claire. While Jeromy still plays music, his main focus is his work in spiritual direction and Artist-Care, tending to the souls of those who live and work in the creative space – helping them to better understand themselves and discover what God is really like.
Brianna Hawkins, MMFT
Brianna has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. She and her husband, Seth, have two young boys that keep them busy and fulfilled.
Cayce Sweat is a Nashville native pursuing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
at Lipscomb University. Cayce is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family
Therapy, and she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where she majored in
English Literature and graduated with honors.
After working with an international public relations firm for five years, Cayce felt called to
pursue a career in therapy. She is particularly drawn to helping those who have experienced
trauma as well as focusing on the mind-body connection. When she’s not in the library, you can
find Cayce practicing yoga, kickboxing, walking her dog, reading, cooking a healthy meal and
trying out Nashville’s newest restaurants with her closest friends.
Who We Are
Music City Family Therapy is an attachment-informed group counseling practice with a whole family approach to helping children, individuals and families heal from disconnection, depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral problems, divorce, addiction, and alcoholism.
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