Therapie | 210 25th Ave N suite 601, Nashville, TN 37203 | Call: (615) 551 9195

Jeff. MS

“Helping my neighbors find peace in the storms of life.”

In the story of your life, you are the main character – but what kind of story has it been so far? Has it been an epic adventure or a tragic comedy? Is it more like a fairytale with happy mythical creatures or a dramatic horror with sinister villains and deep disappointments? More importantly, what do you want the rest of your story to become? 

Therapy is a chance to tell the parts of your story that haven’t shared with everyone else and to let another caring human hear about the hidden pains, the hopeful dreams, and the confusing plot twists you have already encountered. I am genuinely curious about all of it, and together, we will figure out what kind of story you want to write next.  Like a “choose your own adventure” book, therapy will give you the skills to look ahead at all your options and choose the more desirable paths. You are not just the main character – you’re the hero.

Jeff Barbour - LPC-MHSCP, Nashville Therapist

My People

I specialize in supporting high-functioning professionals and couples through life’s challenges. Common struggles my clients face include anxiety, depression, life adjustments, relationship and family issues, work stress, questions or confusion about spirituality, and beyond.

I begin every therapeutic journey with curiosity, appreciation, and respect for each individual and couple. Understanding your unique experiences, strengths, values, and aspirations, we form an alliance to address obstacles, develop strategies, and practice skills toward achieving your goals.

My approach is collaborative and supportive, fostering an environment where you feel empowered to share openly. We work as a team to find the best solutions for your well-being.

My Story

My journey to becoming a therapist was sparked by witnessing the transformative power of therapy in a family member’s struggle with PTSD. This experience ignited a passion within me to help others find peace and healing.

Throughout my life, I’ve been dedicated to understanding mental health and supporting others through their challenges. Working within the church community taught me the importance of empathy and listening. However, it was my own therapeutic journey during midlife struggles with depression that solidified my commitment to therapy.

My therapists provided me with a safe space to explore my thoughts and emotions without judgment, shaping my approach to therapy. Now, I aim to offer the same compassionate support to my clients, guiding them on their paths to self-discovery and healing.

My Training

My approach combines diverse therapy models tailored to individual needs. I prioritize building trust and collaboration through a person-centered approach, complemented by narrative techniques to explore core beliefs.

I adapt techniques like CBT, ACT, and EFT to address specific concerns, ensuring a personalized approach for each client. Acknowledging the uniqueness of every individual, I cultivate empathy and understanding to foster meaningful connections.

With a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lipscomb University, I bring to my practice over 28 years of experience sitting with people in their struggles. I continuously enhance my skills through collaboration, supervision, and ongoing education, striving to provide the best care possible for my clients.

Let’s Chat

My goal is to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere where you feel affirmed and understood. You’ll find me with a friendly smile, ready to listen and support you through whatever challenges you’re facing.

It’s your story, you’re the hero, and I’m here as your trusted guide. Are you ready to embark on this journey together? Let’s connect for a free consultation and start writing the next chapter of your life.