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Katie. MSW. LMSW.

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpful that wants our love.”  – Rainer Maria Rilke

This quote captures the heart of how I see the world and my role as a therapist. Like plants needing water, sunlight, and nutritious soil, we thrive with the right support. If there’s a struggle, it’s not about fault; it’s about adjusting our environment to flourish.

I guide high-functioning professionals through their mental health journeys. Facing our fears, embracing vulnerability, and finding courage within are foundational to the therapeutic journey. Let’s transform your dragons into princesses, discovering the beauty and strength in your challenges together.

Katie Vacanti-Mitchell, LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker in Nashville, TN

My People

My heart is set on helping professionals like you—those who are managing the pressures and complexities of ambitious careers. Whether it’s through individual therapy or working with couples, I’m here to support your journey towards a healthier, more balanced life.

I primarily work with adults and couples, guiding them through challenges like complex family dynamics, boundary setting, anxiety, depression, religious trauma, and ADHD. My foundational belief is that we are all doing the best we can with what we have. As a partner in your journey, I bring an array of tools and skills, hoping to make your path a little easier to navigate.

My Story

My own path has been deeply influenced by a lifelong fascination with stories and the human condition, fueled by my background in English and psychology and solidified through a Masters in Social Work. This journey has convinced me of therapy’s transformative potential—not merely as a tool for coping, but as a means to truly thrive.

My own experiences with anxiety, especially in my teens and early twenties, deeply influence my approach. Remembering my vulnerability in therapy, I strive to create a space where my clients feel safe and understood. Being human is hard, and it deserves kindness and compassion. This belief shapes my practice every day.

My Training

With experiences ranging from Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital to community counseling, my practice is built on a foundation of evidence-based methodologies, tailored to fit each unique individual or couple. I’m a firm believer in setting collaborative goals and providing empathetic, comprehensive support to facilitate meaningful change.

In therapy, I lean on principles of ACT, CBT, and DBT, adapting them to fit the unique needs and stories of my clients. The relationship we build together is the foundation of our work. It’s a partnership where your expertise in your life and my skills intersect to foster growth.

I’m a proud graduate of MTSU and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. My growth as a therapist is ongoing, fueled by learning from peers, literature, and the stories shared in the therapy room.

Who Am I, Really?

When I’m not in session, you might find me indulging in my love for sustainability and politics or getting lost in a good book. Knitting, spending time with my pets, and diving into history books fill my soul, adding depth to my understanding of personal fulfillment and self-care.

Let’s Chat

Each session is designed to move you closer to your goals, building on each other to create a journey that is uniquely yours. My aim is to create a comfortable, safe environment where every client feels seen, heard, and valued.

I invite you to take the first step toward a more fulfilling life. Whether you’re navigating the intricacies of your career, your relationships, or simply seeking to understand yourself better, I’m here to listen, support, and guide you.

Embark on this transformative journey with me at Therapie. Your path towards growth and self-discovery awaits.

Book your free consultation today. Let’s embark on this path together, towards personal growth, self-understanding, and a healthier, happier you.

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