Counseling Services

I offer counseling services for adult individuals and couples on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  My rate is $120 per clinical hour. I accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. A reduced fee rate is available to a limited number of clients who qualify.

My office is located at 367 Riverside Drive, Suite 102, off of I-65 Exit 65 behind Publix.

Who am I as a therapist?

I am not a passive therapist.  My goal is to shift something inside of you that allows you to make lasting changes in your life. I work with intention and specific therapeutic modalities, removing blocks and allowing you to become your best self. You will experience a sense of freedom and lightness when these blocks are removed, and you will understand who you are at your core in a way that you haven't before.

Couples Counseling

I work with couples in all stages of their relationship - from premarital counseling, to improving communication and connection in marriage, to couples in crisis. I use an emotionally focused (EFT) approach to help couples uncover underlying emotions and more easily identify their needs.  This creates positive change in the couple's interactions and heals past wounds. For more information on EFT, visit www.iceeft.com.

Individual Counseling

I use an attachment-focused approach with individual clients, and I am trained in the use of EMDR, an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma - including recent trauma, childhood trauma, and relational trauma, as well as useful in treating other areas, such as depression, anxiety, and feelings of being stuck. While EMDR is commonly used to address big traumas, it is also extremely effective for people who simply feel stuck, lost, sad, or confused about where they are in life. I have found that EMDR is the fastest way to make sense of the blocks and create long lasting change in my clients. For more information on EMDR, visit www.emdr.com.

I also use a combination of mindfulness and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to address anxiety, fear, racing thoughts, and negative thought patterns that interfere with life in many ways. This treatment approach gives you tools to use at home between sessions to reduce stress and anxiety.  With practice, you are able to become more in control of your thoughts, which directly affect your mood, energy levels, health and overall outlook in life.  This approach is very empowering because it allows you to create an awareness of your thought patterns and puts you in control of yourself, rather than allowing your circumstances to determine your happiness (or relying on long-term therapy to relieve stress).

Feel free to contact me at 931-637-4657 if you are interested in counseling. I am happy to do a brief consultation over the phone to determine if I am the right fit for you.  If I'm not the right fit, I can refer you to someone who is!

Carrie Michael, LMFT

367 Riverside Drive, Suite 102

Franklin, TN 

carriebmichael@gmail.com

931-637-4657

Individual adult and marital therapist providing counseling services to Middle Tennessee area, located in Brentwood, TN, (Cool Springs area) just north of Franklin and south of Nashville, TN.  Specializing in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), which is an attachment based counseling approach. This type of therapy improves anxiety, heals trauma, increases self-esteem and confidence, and improves communication and connection in relationships.