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Austin Murray
Accepting:
  • BCBS of TN
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Austin Murray, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Austin is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who is enthusiastic about helping clients find positive change. He has experience working with individuals, couples, and families from a multiplicity of backgrounds, and enjoys finding out what “clicks” with each person. Austin employs creative techniques to help clients feel comfortable and confident during sessions, and he believes that incorporating an individual’s interests, hobbies, and passions into the therapeutic process can bolster their involvement and improve outcomes. 

Austin has spent the last several years providing therapy for children ages 4 to 18, but he is also passionate about couples counseling and believes that stronger relationships build happier communities. While obtaining his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Lee University, Austin had the opportunity to counsel dating, engaged, and married couples as they navigated the challenges of building lasting communication and intimacy. Austin aspires to equip his clients with the tools they need to experience the very best in all areas of their lives.

Education

Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
Lee University

Specialties

  • Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Brian Kjelvik
Accepting:
  • BCBS of TN
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brian Kjelvik, LPC-MHSP

Philosophy of Care

Brian Kjelvik is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) in the state of Tennessee with over 6 years of experience assisting clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting struggles, career challenges, divorce, loss, and emotional abuse.

Brian earned his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Austin Peay State University. His approach combines cognitive-behavioral (CBT), humanistic, solution-focused brief therapy, and mindfulness. Brian will tailor the dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step the Brian is here to support and empower you.

His goal is to help you find a way to heal and grow from what you are processing. Brian believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and he does not believe in stigmatizing labels. Team up with him to get expert insight and guidance as you start down the path toward self-discovery.

Education

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Austin Peay State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Relationships
  • Stress
Jackie O'Dell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of TN
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jackie O’Dell, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Jackie is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with adults, including individuals, families, couples, seniors, people with disabilities, dancers, and athletes. Her expertise has supported those experiencing the loss of a loved one, dramatic life changes, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, and gender issues, as well as end-of-life issues.

Jackie utilizes therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Approach, Psychoanalytic; Psychodynamic Therapies, and Mindfulness Techniques as appropriate, in order to tailor a comprehensive plan that is unique to each individual, couple, or family.

Formerly a professional ballet dancer, Jackie understands the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle in our competitive world and striving to reach life’s goals while remaining grounded in strength, integrity, and stability. She is a positive, warm, and compassionate person who believes in the importance of reducing stress and cultivating self-acceptance. She emphasizes her core value of self-love, which can guide her clients to a richer, more fulfilling life.

Education

Master of Social Work
University at Buffalo, NY

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
Phillip Owens
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $149

Phillip Owens, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Phillip is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with over 16 years’ counseling experience in both in- and out-patient settings. It was through his college teaching experience that Phillip found his passion for working with adults, especially those going through life changes, such as those in college or exiting from the military. Having served time in the military, Phillip is particularly aware of the needs of military personnel and veterans.

A native Tennessean, Phillip got his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a masters in Counseling from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and then obtained a doctorate in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Louisville. Phillip has practiced in a variety of clinical settings, working with folks experiencing life stressors, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.  In fact, while working in a prison, he pioneered the “walk-n-talk” therapeutic technique where he invited the inmates to walk with him in the common areas daily. Phillip sought ways to help the inmates regain hope and find strength individually and as a group, and they began to learn to cope with their struggles and the tragedies of life.

Phillip enjoys the outdoors, hiking, crafting, and volunteering to give back to the community. Phillip believes every person is specially gifted, and when these gifts are encouraged and cultivated, a person finds inner peace and becomes more confident, fulfilled, and can then care for others. It is then that their behaviors reflect their new sense of self-worth and self-fulfillment. Phillip also believes people’s feelings and behaviors are influenced by their interactions with others and their environment. His faith as a Christian energizes his work, and he has tremendous respect for clients’ spiritual story honoring their choice whether to incorporate spirituality or faith into the therapeutic relationship. Phillip will help you increase your own understanding of your personal gifts causing you to make better choices when dealing with life’s challenges. Phillip encourages you to “walk-n-talk” with me!

Education

University of Louisville
Ed.D.

Specialties

  • Relationship Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Panic Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Christian Counseling
Sara Tinker
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $149

Sara Tinker, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Sara Jane Tinker, MS, MSW, LCSW, EMDR, SEP (SE) is a licensed clinical psychotherapist and trauma counselor with over twenty-five years' experience in behavioral health and substance use offering trusted, confidential, customized, and worthwhile evidenced based interventions. An interesting mix of professional training, skills and life experience adds a unique richness to what I offer clients. Crossroads experiences in my late 20s got me onto a path of self-discovery that led to my present career, which I love and consider my true passion. I love to learn new techniques that can help clients, so I trained in EMDR through the Personal Transformation Institute and enrolled in the EMDRIA approved two-year Advanced EMDR Certification. I’m a current student with Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute for gentle and effective treatments for trauma resolution.  As a Southern Sandtray Institute member I stay up-to-date on current trends and work with all ages in sandtray therapy for all ages, families, & couples. Psychodynamic, Self-Psychology, Object Relations & Systems Family Therapy are my foundational lens while utilizing Somatic Experiencing (SE), EMDR, and Attachment work to individualize the therapy. 

In the 1980’s my love for the mind-body-spirit connection led me to graduate studies in Exercise Physiology Wellness and research on Aerobic Fitness & Stress Perception. I studied Yoga & Meditation, later traveling & studying in India and Nepal. Graduate training at University of Tennessee included stints treating victims of sexual abuse and community mental health. I was hired in acute adolescent Psychiatric/A & D and later in-home adolescent/child & family treatment; I later opened a private practice. Recently, I trained with Rev. Becca Stevens, Founder of Magdalene in 1997, program: Thistle Farms, designed to heal, empower, and employ female survivors of human trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. I’ve assisted Nashville Mending Hearts, whose mission is to provide shelter, hope and healing to women who may be homeless due to addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Many current clients experienced intermittent, ongoing trauma or major stressors which range from bullying, verbal putdowns, or mis-attunement from parents to serious car accidents, medical trauma, divorce, to sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, abduction, or combat trauma. One-time stressors such as a traumatic accident, house fire, and loss of employment, divorce, natural disaster, home invasion, or incarceration are also effectively treated. 

One of the reasons I connect so well with my clients is I’ve had such a diversity of experiences. I know the stress of hard work, a long-distance relationship, losing family, career change, chronic pain, loss, recovery, dealing with a loved one’s addiction, blended families, raising children, spiritual crisis & searching, divorce after a long marriage, and dealing with aging loved ones and dementia. I have experienced the healing of therapy, support & recovery groups, body-energy work, and can offer compassion and hope from my own experience, as well as from my professional training. I help clients create a life of joy despite the challenges. I genuinely enjoy helping people, and have both the tools and the experience to help guide clients through better communication, deeper connections, family problems, healthier boundaries, major decisions, more authenticity, and the healing process. What some refer to as mental health problems I see as the opportunity for curiosity to explore a  spiritual and psychological transformation.  For those needing an enhanced level of privacy and discretion, therapy is provided online via telehealth.

Education

University of Tennessee Knoxville
MSSW

Specialties

  • All categories of PTSD, Complex Trauma, Veteran PTSD
  • Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Substance & Alcohol Use
  • Childhood Abuse & Neglect
  • Bi-Polar Disorders
  • Couples/Family & Blended Family Therapy
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing Therapy  (SE)
  • Sandtray Therapy
Stacy Fye
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $149

Stacy Fye, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Stacy Fye is a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience assisting adult clients with a wide range of needs, including work/life imbalances, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, concentration impairments,  trauma, PTSD, and more. She loves helping people learn to develop the coping skills they need to improve their quality of life.

Stacy earned her Master's degree in Christian Psychological Studies from Richmont Graduate University. In sessions, she relies on a multitude of different approaches to achieve success, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, play-based therapy, and Christian counseling. She can also integrate elements of art and music, if a client expresses interest. Stacy is known to provide compassionate, person-centered treatment with a focus on psychoeducation and practical recommendations.

Stacy would be honored to hear your story and walk alongside you, helping you to navigate the mental health conditions or challenges that are in your way. We all struggle; everyone has a story. Stacy would like to help you make the next chapter your best yet. Create a personalized treatment plan together, one that will guide and support you on your journey towards being your best self.

Education

Masters in Christian Psychological Studies
Richmont Graduate University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Trauma and PTSD

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