The staff of the Harpeth Hills Counseling Center takes seriously the opportunity and responsibility involved in consulting with people who are hurting from personal or relationship concerns. In addition to their professional training, therapists work from a faith foundation which honors God and His creation. Efforts are made to create a safe place for people of various religious and philosophical perspectives to address whatever issues cause them pain.
The counseling services are offered to the Harpeth Hills Church as well as the community at large. While individual therapy is provided for matters such as anxiety or depression, a major focus for the Center is that of “relationships”. This includes preparation for marriage, marital therapy, divorce adjustment, stepfamily adjustment and parent-child relationships.
In addition, one therapist (Anderson) is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and is available to help those who are struggling with sexual addiction. Two of the therapists (Anderson, and Owsley) are trained to use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help those who are recovering from trauma or abuse. Jennifer Lackey is a Senior Psychological Examiner.
Confidentiality is of utmost importance to the entire Counseling Center staff. Great care is exercised to insure the privacy of those seeking help.
All services are provided in the private suite of counseling offices located on the east side of Harpeth Hills Church of Christ in Brentwood, Tennessee.
The Counseling Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8am–5:30pm. Schedule appointments by calling 615.690.4661. If appointments need to be cancelled clients are asked to call 24 hours prior to their scheduled time to make the necessary changes and to avoid being asked to pay a $45 fee for the missed appointment.
Since the Harpeth Hills Counseling Center is a ministry, we do not charge the customary $95-$200 per session. The fee is $85 per 50 minute session. Clients may file for insurance reimbursement for their sessions if they have hospitalization that covers therapy. Harpeth Hills members who have a need may apply for financial assistance to help pay for their therapy.
Jim Anderson, Phd – Director of Counseling
Jim Anderson, PhD, serves as the director of the Harpeth Hills Counseling Center. His doctorate is from Texas Tech University and his Master of Divinity is from Abilene Christian University. He is licensed as a Marital and Family Therapist in Tennessee; and he is trained in EMDR and as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. He also works with codependency and issues involving family of origin. He and his wife, Kathy, lead A New Beginning Workshop for couples who are in marital crisis.
Email Jim • 615.373.0601 x.114 or 615.690.4661
Lezlie Owsley, LMFT – Marriage and Family Therapist
Lezlie Owsley earned her Masters Degree at Abilene Christian University in Marital and Family Therapy and is licensed as a Marital and Family Therapist. She specializes in working with couples, adults and adolescents. She is also trained in using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). She and her family worship at Woodmont Hills Church of Christ.
Sallie Miller, MAMFT – Marriage and Family Therapist
Sallie graduated from Harding University in 2003 with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She later earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University; and she is currently working toward Tennessee licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. Sallie specializes in working with couples (both in crisis and pre-marital), adults and adolescents. She and her family worship at Harpeth Christian Church in Franklin.
Jennifer Lackey, MA – Senior Psychological Examiner
Jennifer Lackey received a masters degree in Clinical Psychology from MTSU. She is licensed as a Senior Psychological Examiner in Tennessee certified to provide therapy and psychological testing. Her emphasis involves working with children, adolescents and families. She has training and experience doing Applied Behavioral Analysis and working with children on the autism spectrum. She and her family worship at Ethos Church in Nashville.
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