Areas of Specialty:
- Children, Families, Women
- Depression, anxiety, divorce/divorce adjustment, family issues, fears, anger, loss
As a little girl, I nurtured baby dolls and set up a school to teach them, too. I followed my passion for children into my college career and became a teacher. I believe we are created to be ever changing, ever growing, and I soon realized that I longed to nurture the hearts of the children I was teaching in a deeper way. I entered a season at home with my son and daughter, now school-aged, during which compassion and empathy for moms, dads, and kids alike grew exponentially. I knew that the surest way to help kids was through their parents, those who love them most. With this realization, I sought my master’s degree from Trevecca and now am honored to serve children and their families and women coping with anxiety, depression, past issues, family related issues, and more.
When not with my clients, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, friends, reading, and walking outdoors. I set my sights on being at the beach each year as nothing seems to be more relaxing or centering than sitting at the edge of the ocean. I also serve on the board for Spring Hollow Preschool in Franklin and with the children at my church.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, license number 1196. I hold a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University and Bachelor’s degree with dual certification in elementary and special education.
I have completed the highest level of training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) with Karyn Purvis and am a certified TBRI Educator. I completed Levels I & II of Theraplay as well as an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I am also certified in the Prepare/Enrich Relationship Assessment for premarital couples.
Meeting with Summer
Each therapy session is 50 minutes and all therapy is held in the strictest
confidence and follows all state of Tennessee legal and ethical requirements.
If you would like to schedule a session or if you have
any questions about beginning therapy, contact me:
email@example.com (615) 519-9948
If you are able, download and fill out forms prior to our first meeting. Otherwise, we can use our first few minutes to do so: