Nashville, TN
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Kevin Smith, LCSW

Nashville, Las Vegas

About Me

I believe that you have the ability to achieve fulfilling life goals and to make healthy life choices for yourself. As a mental health therapist, my job is to simply be the tool to assist you in the decision-making process and to achieve those goals. I have experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings – treating a variety of issues for teens and adults.

While I have treated a plethora of cases, my specialties include: impulse control disorders, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and sexual behaviors & issues. I draw from a variety of therapies to meet each client’s unique needs – such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and more.

I will work with you to create and achieve goals that are important to you – all while remaining compassionate and nonjudgmental. I am currently scheduling clients for both weekday and weekend appointments. I look forward to hearing from you.

When he’s not in session, Kevin enjoys traveling, playing the guitar, and watching his favorite sports teams.

Emily Smith, LCSW

Nashville

About Me

My philosophy about therapy is that when you meet a client where they are, they can achieve every and any goal they could possibly think of. My experience across various levels of care allows me to help you navigate through unchartered waters and to be with you throughout the journey. In fact, it’ll be my honor to do so.

My style is best described as empathic, person-centered, goal-oriented, and filled with humor. I have treated a variety of cases and can effectively do so. However, my specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, and disordered eating. My therapy is eclectic, but I mainly pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am currently scheduling cases for both weekday & weekend appointments. I also look forward to hearing from you.

Outside of therapy, Emily enjoys spending time with her two dogs, cooking, and exploring the mountains.

Jill Tomalty, LPC-MHSP (T), CPC

Nashville

About Me

What I enjoy most about being a Therapist as well as a Certified Professional Coach is collaborating with my clients to identify what is holding them back as well as co-creating a plan to help them progress so that they can reach whatever goals they are trying to achieve. Using a combination of CBT, REBT and Motivational Interviewing, we work through the past, move through roadblocks, and identify any thoughts & behaviors that are not serving them, their relationships, or their future selves. We will also focus on how to communicate effectively, how to develop higher emotional intelligence, and how to create healthy boundaries. As a 20 year former veteran of the music and entertainment business, I work with a variety of clients (including the Nashville Music Industry) as well as anyone who is struggling with issues such as: Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and some who just feel stuck in their current lives. Watching people navigate difficult seasons and growing into better, happier versions of themselves makes this work my life’s passion. I am currently scheduling clients during the week and on Saturdays both virtually and in our Nashville office.

 

I am highly social and love to have fun. You are likely to find me on a trail with my dog, on a pickle ball court, at the newest Nashville restaurant, somewhere listening to live music, or hanging with my friends and their kids! I believe having hobbies and a close community of people is the key to a fulfilling life. I also like to volunteer and hope to find more time to partner with local organizations in the near future.

Courtney Sanchez, LMSW

Nashville

About Me

My passion involves helping individuals and couples navigate the complexities of life. As an Air Force veteran, I bring a unique perspective to my practice, allowing me to connect with a diverse range of people.  My military experience enriches my appreciation for unique human experiences, and I am committed to inclusivity, supporting women’s rights, the LGBTQ+ community, and equity across all races.  I strive to create an environment where everyone feels heard, respected, and valued.

As a therapist, I embrace a humanistic, emotional, and attachment-based approach, incorporating modalities such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and others to effectively support clients in achieving their goals. I place a high value on understanding the emotional bonds and relationships that shape our lives.  My focus lies in harnessing the transformative power of confronting one’s truth for personal growth, fostering genuine connections and collaborative exploration to deepen self-understanding.  I am currently available for scheduling with individuals and couples, offering sessions both virtually and at our Nashville office throughout the week.

Clare Martin, LMSW

Nashville

About Me

My therapeutic approach is humanistic, empathetic, and client centered – utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI),  I believe that you, the client, are the expert of your unique life experience and that my job as your therapist is to walk alongside you in providing the tools that can help you reach your specific life goals. My passion involves working with child and adolescent clients as well as young adult women to navigate a wide range of life’s challenges. Within my widespread background working in ABA Therapy, Foster Care, and now as a School Counselor I’ve gained a strong framework for working with clients of multiple backgrounds. I strive to make each client feel valued and accepted regardless of religious, racial, gender identity, or socioeconomic background.

I am currently available for scheduling with individuals during weekday evenings with increased availability during June and July for short term Child and Adolescent clients.

Emily Yamashita, CPC, LMHC

Las Vegas

About Me

My main approach to therapy is client-centered, attachment-based, and trauma-informed. I believe that you, my client, and I, your therapist, are a team, each bringing expertise in a certain area; together, we can make the change you desire. I’ve worked in all levels of care, from inpatient to outpatient, in a variety of settings, and with all ages, my youngest client being 6-months old, and my oldest being 96-years-old. I specialize in trauma work, mood disorders, and family and couples counseling. I received my degree in clinical mental health counseling with a specialization in expressive arts therapy. I am educated and trained in psychotherapy, art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, dance/movement therapy, and play therapy. I am DBT-certified and EMDR-trained. I have both weekday and weekend availability.

Emily’s favorite drink is boba and favorite cuisine is Japanese. She also enjoys practicing yoga, singing karaoke, and traveling.

Ash Hickman

Nashville, Las Vegas

About Me

I come from a family of therapists and mental health advocates, and this is what fueled my passion for working in the field. I believe that everyone deserves access to the best mental health care available, no matter who they are or where they come from. I am currently a student at Appalachian State University where I am pursuing a degree in Practice Management. I absolutely love Western North Carolina, and Asheville is where I call home. I have over five years of experience working in an administrative capacity for therapy practices, both large and small. Learning is my greatest passion, and I am always looking for ways that I can improve and grow, both professionally and personally. When I am not working or studying, I love to read and paint. I also love going to concerts and playing with my dog named Maggie. My perfect day is a rainy one – with Thai food nearby and a good movie playing. 🙂

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