Our Approach

The bedrock of the clinical work of Music City Family Therapy involves family systems, a therapeutic approach to working with children, adolescents and individuals in the context of their interconnected family relationships. Family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that defines the family unit as a complex system in which members interact to influence each other’s behavior. Clinicians at Music City Family Therapy view the system as a whole rather than as individual parts.

Our clinicians are uniquely trained in experiential family therapy, a type of therapy that uses active, multi-sensory tools, techniques, activities, and other methods to help clients heal from challenging past and present situations in their lives. Through the use of authenticity, empathy, humor, spontaneity, and personality, our therapists address issues in the family through the use of nature, role-playing, guided imagery, props and puppets, sand tray, play and expressive arts, music, drama, poetry, creative writing, story work, and other active engagement. Studies show that experiential activities provide more than 80 percent more meaningful gains than traditional talk therapy alone. 

The goals of experiential family therapy are restoring authentic attachment to self and others, promoting growth and change, improving open communication and healthy boundaries, solving family problems, improving self-expression and emotional literacy, recovering from disconnection and trauma, healing relational wounds, improving emotional closeness, understanding and handling special family situations, and gaining coping skills, re-starts, and healthy skill sets for creating a better functioning home environment. Our mission is to help children, individuals, and their families heal, grow, and thrive.

Processes

  • Stacy Jagger’s Mountain Method™
  • Synergetic Play Therapy™
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Theraplay
  • Sandtray
  • TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention)
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)

Counseling Services

  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Tele-Therapy

We Specialize In

  • Children & Teens (Adolescents)
  • Trauma
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Family Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Behavioral Concerns
  • Addiction
  • Life Transitions

Music City Family Therapy does not accept any form of health insurance. We can provide a coded medical receipt for patient reimbursement. 

Locations

  • Nashville/Music Row
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Franklin, TN
  • Columbia, TN
  • Murfreesboro, TN

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, grief and loss, trauma, behavioral problems, divorce, addiction, and alcoholism. 

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