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Insight Counseling Centers exists to restore lives to wholeness - mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

To accomplish this important work we seek to…

  • Provide excellent professionally licensed psychotherapy to any individual, couple or family in our community.
  • Offer help and healing from a heart of compassion and personal faith that accepts and respects the beliefs of every individual with whom we work.
  • Raise and provide financial support to help those who cannot otherwise afford care.

Serving Middle Tennessee since 1985

Insight Counseling Centers, formerly known as the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee, Inc., was formed in 1985 when a handful of visionary people from Vine Street Christian Church brought to fruition their dream of providing spiritually informed and psychologically sound counseling for the Nashville area. Now 30 years later, we have grown to six additional centers throughout Middle Tennessee and provide around 5,000 hours of counseling to individuals, couples, and families in our community every year.

In addition to counseling services, we provide professional training opportunities  and mental health awareness education.

A spiritually-integrative approach

Pastoral Counseling is a unique form of counseling that uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Traditionally, Pastoral Counselors are mental health professionals who also have in-depth religious and theological training. Most Pastoral Counselors are ordained clergy or persons otherwise endorsed by a religious faith group. Click here to view A Brief Introduction to Pastoral Counseling.

Core Values

Compassion, Respect, Honesty, Acceptance,
Inclusion, Diversity, Wholeness, Professionalism

The work of Insight Counseling Centers is grounded in the compassionate and healing nature of God. We are called to embody God’s healing presence to people of all faith traditions and those who claim no faith tradition. This means we seek to:

  • Meet each client, colleague, and student with compassion, respect, and honesty.
  • Accept and include each person as a reflection of the rich diversity of God’s creation.
  • Join with each client in their journey to wholeness, focusing on their needs, and going wherever their process of self-discovery and renewal leads.
  • Provide for each client the highest professional standards through rigorous training, certification, licensure, and peer consultation.
View our 2016 Annual Report

Board of Directors

Mr. Russell Riebeling, Chair
Dr. Fern Richie, Vice Chair
Mr. Wells Johnson, Secretary
Ms. Karen Montgomery, Treasurer
Mr. Gary Briggs
Rev. Dr. Patricia Brock
Ms. Shelly Hadley
Ms. Anne Laurence Johnson
Rev. Dr. Thomas Kleinert
Mr. Joe McKnight
Rev. Steven Meriwether
Ms. Merry Beth Ward

Administrative Staff

Pam Brown, Executive Director - Insight Counseling Centers

Pam Brown

Executive Director
615.383.2115, ext. 108
Carol Smith, Director of Clinical Services & Training - Insight Counseling Centers

Carol Smith

Director of Clinical Services & Training
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
615.383.2115, ext. 112
Brydget Carrillo, Financial Coordinator - Insight Counseling Centers

Brydget Carrillo

Financial Coordinator
615.383.2115, ext. 111
Abbie Culbertson, Director of Marketing & Communications - Insight Counseling Centers

Abbie Culbertson

Director of Marketing & Communications
615.383.2115, ext. 110

Clinical Staff & Interns

Dr. Craig Wascovich - Insight Counseling Centers

Craig Wascovich

Clarksville Center Director
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist
615.383.2115, ext. 107
Karen Potratz - Insight Counseling Centers

Karen Potratz

Murfreesboro Center Director
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
615.383.2115, ext. 103
Barbara Tamkin - Insight Counseling Centers

Barbara Tamkin

Hendersonville Branch Coordinator
615.383.2115, ext. 104
Claudia Avila-Lopez - Insight Counseling Centers

Claudia Avila-Lopez

Madison Branch & Spanish Services Coordinator
Licensed Master Social Worker
615.383.2115, ext. 106
Jeremy Sublett - Insight Counseling Centers

Jeremy Sublett

Williamson County Centers Director
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP)
615.383.2115, ext. 102
Monét Shell - Insight Counseling Centers

Monét Shell

Counseling Intern
615.383.2115, ext. 113
Krystal LaCoy - Insight Counseling Centers

Krystal LaCoy

Counseling Intern
615.383.2115, ext. 116
Brooke Lamb - Insight Counseling Centers

Brooke Lamb

Pastoral Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 615.383.2115, ext. 119
Sarah Grove - Insight Counseling Centers

Sarah Grove

Pastoral Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 615.383.2115, ext. 115
Shonda Foublasse - Insight Counseling Centers

Shonda Foublasse

Post-Graduate Clinical Fellow
615.383.2115, ext. 122
Dr. Dwight Hughes - Insight Counseling Centers

Dwight Hughes

Pastoral Counselor
615.383.2115, ext. 117
Hannah Feliciano - Insight Counseling Centers

Hannah Feliciano

Counseling Intern
615.383.2115, ext. 123
Dr. Adrianne McKeon - Insight Counseling Centers

Adrianne McKeon

615.383.2115, ext. 124
James Owens - Insight Counseling Centers

James Owens

Counseling Intern
615.383.2115, ext. 114
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