Client Stories

As someone who had tried therapy twice before, I didn't think therapy was a good fit for me. I was struggling with a recent death, dating toxic men, denying childhood abuse I'd endured, and had recurring thoughts of ending my life. During my intake session with Carrie, I told her that if I was alive in six weeks then therapy was working. What a daunting and burdensome statement for someone to have to carry! Without a moment of hesitancy and with the greatest compassion, diligence, and care, Carrie waded into the 'dark places' of my mind and helped me see that there was a different reality waiting for me if I worked through my past trauma. Just when I thought my life was over, she believed in me and had hope for my future - one that I couldn't yet see. Never once did Carrie make me feel guilty, ashamed, or embarrassed of my story or the decisions I made while mending my life back together. Within six months I was no longer drinking, abusing prescription medications, cutting, or having suicidal thoughts. It's been two years since I started therapy and I am living the most redemptive, transformed life. I am back in school pursuing my masters degree, enjoying a fulfilling relationship with a man I never would have been drawn to before therapy, and am living a truly satisfying life that I never thought would be tangible for me. I know therapy requires clients to show up and do the work, and I certainly did, but a part of me will always credit Carrie for saving my life. Therapy works!  - Lauren

My husband and I started seeing Carrie to help us get over a hump and then I saw her individually. She helped me and my husband so much. Gave us tools and a thought process that we use to this day. I can’t say enough about how she helped me individually. She has a great ability to connect and understand. I don’t mind sharing in hopes that it will help someone else. As a child I had a traumatic event happen and then a huge issue in adulthood. I have been to counselors for over 15 years and never ever found a resolution. I just felt a little better just to talk to someone. But that was the extent of it. I didn’t know that there was more to therapy than that. Until I met Carrie. I used the EMDR therapy, which made all the difference in my therapy. This changed my life. I recommend Carrie every chance I get because I found a resolution and it didn’t take years. You don’t run across someone that often with her insight and valuable guidance. It’s just a different experience. I will always highly recommend Carrie.  -T.C.

Carrie Michael, LMFT

367 Riverside Drive, Suite 102

Franklin, TN


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.