Marriage and Family Therapy is a mental health profession similar to psychology, social work, and counseling. Marriage and family therapists diagnose and treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and many other mental health problems while also addressing relationship concerns including couple conflict and parent-child issues. Whereas other mental health professionals work mainly with individuals, marriage and family therapists treat individuals, couples, and families from a relationship-centered perspective, evaluating how clients’ interactions with family, friends, and coworkers affect their mental, social, and emotional health.

To learn more about the field of marriage and family therapy, visit the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy webpage at


Our therapists welcome the opportunity to work with people of all faiths, creeds, races, ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic statuses, genders, sexual orientations, health statuses, and education levels. It is our job to provide an empathic ear and wise, research informed counsel to everyone we work with, regardless of any similarities or differences we may have in our core convictions or demographic characteristics.

It as an honor to work with our clients. We admire their strength, courage, and humility and see it as a privilege to be their therapist.


Our licensed marriage and family therapists and supervisors have been seeing clients from 4 to 20+ years. All pre-licensed clinical fellows accrued at least 500 face-to-face client contact hours before being invited to join the Institute. Over the course of the fellowship, pre-licensed licensed clinical fellows amass at least 1000 face-to-face client contact hours over a period of no less than two years before becoming eligible for licensure as a marital and family therapist in Tennessee.


The standard fee per 50-55 minute clinical hour is $150 with a licensed marriage and family therapist and $95 with a pre-licensed clinical fellow. Clients may request to use our sliding fee scale that runs from $60-$150 per clinical hour depending on their household income. To view our sliding fee scale, click here.


Therapists at the Institute do not accept insurance reimbursement for sessions. Clients who would like to seek insurance reimbursement on their own may request an invoice from their therapist.


Numerous studies going back decades have shown therapy to be beneficial for many clients managing a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship distress, and parenting issues. When clients are motivated to change and they have found a qualified therapist who they trust, they have every reason to be hopeful and confident that therapy can help.

To see how our clients do in therapy, check out our Outcomes page.