Welcome to The Briggs Institute, Inc., an expansion of the private practice of J. Gregory Briggs, Ph.D., LMFT.

This private practice is unlike most others.

The therapists at the Institute are faculty or graduates of Lipscomb University's Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program, which is considered one of the best programs in Tennessee. As the only COAMFTE accredited program in Nashville, the Lipscomb MFT program has earned its fine reputation by meeting the highest academic and clinical experience standards in the country.

Because the therapists at the Institute practice under the mentoring and supervision of Dr. Briggs, Dr. Chris Gonzalez, and Dr. Dave Morgan, the three core faculty members of Lipscomb's MFT program, they remain connected to academia. This means that their work with clients is informed by state-of-the-art scientific research that most private practice therapists can't easily access.

Therapists at the Institute provide high quality, compassionate mental health and relationship care services on a fee scale that is well below that of many other private practices. They are able to do this because they work collaboratively with one another and do not have to meet the same overhead costs as other therapists. With a sliding fee scale from $60 to $150 per session depending on client income, therapy at the Institute is an exceptional value.

Our Pursuit of Excellence

Not all therapists are as effective as others. The most effective clinicians track client data, collaborate with others, and commit to daily attempts to grow their clinical skill set (Miller et al., 2018).

At the Institute, we seek to become better therapists by behaving like the best clinicians in our field. We take an evidence-based approach to treatment that includes outcome monitoring each session, ongoing supervision and consultation each week, and a systematic approach to improvement each day. The way we practice is an industry exception, not the norm, and it helps assure that we are providing state-of-the-art care for our clients.

Click here to see what the data tell us about the average client experience at the Institute.