Pre-Licensed Clinical Fellows

After graduating with a master's degree, all therapists seeking licensure in Tennessee are required to spend at least two years gaining post-graduate clinical experience and ongoing supervision. This stage of therapists' careers is similar to when medical doctors graduate and spend several years in a residency program. The therapists at The Briggs Institute, Inc. have taken this step in their careers and are currently earning the post-graduate experience required for independent licensure.

Supervisors

All pre-licensed clinical fellows at the Institute provide mental health and relationship care services under the supervision of AAMFT Approved Supervisors. This designation signifies that these supervisors have "...attained the educational, experiential and supervisory training required for the competent supervision of marriage and family therapists and trainees." This places the therapists at the Institute under the mentoring of clinicians who have earned the highest supervision designation in the mental health field. To learn more about the supervisors at the Institute, click here.

Choosing a Therapist

The relationship between clients and their therapist is one of the strongest predictors of therapy outcome. If clients like their therapist and trust their work, they tend to do better in treatment. Because of this, we encourage you to be selective when deciding who to work with in therapy.

Therapists at the Institute can be contacted directly via their email address listed below.

For general questions about therapy at the Institute, call 615-593-3999.

To see our sliding fee scale, click here.

 

Areas of special clinical interest include: couple and family therapy, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relational distress, parenting, suicidal ideation and self-harm. Caroline practices an evidenced-based and integrative approach to therapy that includes elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and Gottman- and Schnarch-based relationship interventions.

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caroline@thebriggsinstitute.com

864-421-4530

Areas of special clinical interest include: children and adolescents, family relationships, couple conflict, communication issues, trauma, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Aimee practices an evidence-based approach to treatment that includes cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and play therapy interventions.

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aimee@thebriggsinstitute.com

615-593-3999


Areas of special clinical interest include: anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, life transitions, grief and loss, boundary issues, core identity work, and trauma/abuse. Alyssa practices an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes attachment based, narrative, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral and emotionally focused interventions.

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alyssa.b@thebriggsinstitute.com

615-927-4769


Areas of special clinical interest include: anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and process addictions including sex and pornography. Jason practices an evidence-based approach to therapy that is informed by the 12-step model of recovery and methods including contextual therapy, restoration therapy, and internal family systems.

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jason@thebriggsinstitute.com

615-414-6210

Areas of special clinical interest include: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, self-esteem, couple therapy, conflict management, and relationship issues. Jeannie practices an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, internal family systems, and mindful self-compassion based interventions.

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jeannie@thebriggsinstitute.com

502-418-1123


Areas of special clinical interest include: non-traditional relationships, high-conflict couples, mood and personality disorders, sex therapy, entertainment industry stressors, creative blocks, spiritual distress, and parenting defiant adolescents. David practices an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes cognitive-behavioral and emotionally focused interventions grounded in mindfulness and a dialectical philosophy.

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david@thebriggsinstitute.com

615-965-5150


Areas of special clinical interest include: couple and family therapy, identity formation in women and adolescent girls, parenting issues, child attachment, divorce adjustment, self-esteem, body image, depression, and anxiety. Gracie practices an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes experiential, cognitive-behavioral, play therapy and attachment based interventions.

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gracie@thebriggsinstitute.com

615-815-5189


Areas of special clinical interest include: life transitions, aging, spiritual and existential distress, grief and loss, premarital counseling, couple conflict, anxiety, depression, trauma, co-parenting, and addiction. Jon practices an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, common factors, Bowenian, internal family systems, and Gottman method interventions.

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jon@thebriggsinstitute.com

612-802-5047


Areas of special clinical interest include: premarital counseling, relationship conflict management, sexual and physical trauma, sex therapy, core-identity alignment, cultural identity, anxiety, and depression. Monét practices a collaborative and evidence-based approach to therapy that includes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and restoration therapy based interventions.

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monet@thebriggsinstitute.com

615-784-3092

Areas of special clinical interest include: couple and family therapy, life transitions, sex therapy, sexual and physical trauma, attachment, spiritual distress, self-worth issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Stephanie practices an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes experiential, emotionally focused, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.

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stephanie@thebriggsinstitute.com

615-545-4044


Areas of special clinical interest include: marriage and health, sexual and physical trauma, parenting issues, and anxiety. I practice an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes cognitive-behavioral, play therapy, and emotionally focused interventions.

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winn@thebriggsinstitute.com

615-593-3999


Areas of special clinical interest include: anxiety, depression, life transitions, couple conflict, self-worth issues, grief/loss, substance abuse, spirituality, and emotional distress. Alyssa practices an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes cognitive-behavioral, emotionally focused, and attachment-based interventions.

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alyssa@thebriggsinstitute.com

615-593-3999