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Mission

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 over 35 years later, we have grown to ten centers throughout Middle Tennessee and provide around 7,000 hours of counseling to individuals, couples, and families every year. In Spring of 2020, we added telehealth services to our counseling program and now serve clients in counties across the state of Tennessee.

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

A spiritually-integrated approach

Spiritually-integrated psychotherapy is a unique form of counseling that uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Our spiritually-integrative approach means that we treat the whole person, taking into account the client’s spiritual beliefs and faith tradition. Our therapists are specially trained and equipped to address spiritual concerns as well as mental and emotional issues. Spiritually-integrated psychotherapy is an interfaith discipline. Insight Counseling Centers welcomes and accepts clients and therapists of all faith traditions and those who claim no faith.

About Our Logo

Our emblem is in the style of a form called a Mobius strip. The 3-dimensional band of color flows from the outside of the circle to the inside of the circle and back out, seamlessly and endlessly. In his book, A Hidden Wholeness, author Parker Palmer uses the Mobius strip as a metaphor to illustrate wholeness: Continue reading >

Vision

To be a preeminent mental health organization providing care, training, and support for diverse communities

Core Values

Acceptance​, Accessibility, Compassion​, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion​, Excellence and Quality, Health equity​, Integrity​, Respect, Service, Spirituality

2022 Impact Report - Insight Counseling Centers

Board of Directors

Ms. Mercedes Lytle, Chair
Ms. Edythe Nash, Vice Chair
Mr. Keith King, Secretary
Ms. Lucy Carter, Treasurer
Ms. Karen Montgomery, Immediate Past Chair
Mr. Blake Bowman
Dr. Merriel Bullock Neal
Ms. Nancy Crawford
Mr. Nick Greenfield
Ms. Rise’ Hayes
Rev. Dr. Thomas Kleinert
Mr. Jared Porter
Ms. Bess Henderson, Emeritus
Mr. Wells Johnson, Emeritus

WORK WITH US

Insight Counseling Centers’ vision is to be a preeminent mental health organization providing care, training, and support for diverse communities.

Administrative Team

Pam Brown - Insight Counseling Centers

Pam Brown

Executive Director
Carol Smith, Director of Clinical Services & Training - Insight Counseling Centers

Carol Smith

LMFT, Director of Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) Training
Monét Shell - Insight Counseling Centers

Monét Shell

LMFT, Director of Clinical Services
Abbie Culbertson, Director of Marketing & Communications - Insight Counseling Centers

Abbie Culbertson

Director of Marketing & Communications
Megan Kucenski - Insight Counseling Centers

Megan Kucenski

Office Manager
Brydget Carrillo - Insight Counseling Centers

Brydget Carrillo

Financial Operations
Joshua Medeiros - Insight Counseling Centers

Joshua Medeiros

LPC-MHSP(Temp.), Regional Coordinator

Counselors

Carol Smith, Director of Clinical Services & Training - Insight Counseling Centers

Carol Smith

LMFT, Director of Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) Training
Monét Shell - Insight Counseling Centers

Monét Shell

LMFT, Director of Clinical Services
Joshua Medeiros - Insight Counseling Centers

Joshua Medeiros

LPC-MHSP(Temp.), Regional Coordinator
Barbara Tamkin - Insight Counseling Centers
James Owens - Insight Counseling Centers
Amanda Gibson - Insight Counseling Centers

Amanda Gibson

LPC-MHSP(Temp)

Hailley White

LPC-MHSP(Temp.)
Rebeca Molina - Insight Counseling Centers

Rebeca Molina

Counselor
LeNair Sparks - Insight Counseling Centers

LeNair Sparks

Counselor
Haley Abee - Insight Counseling Centers

Haley Abee

Counselor
Dylan Melgar - Insight Counseling Centers

Dylan Melgar

Counselor
Richard Gutierrez - Insight Counseling Centers
Joanna Michael - Insight Counseling Centers

Joanna Michael

Counseling Intern
Courtney Wilson - Insight Counseling Centers

Courtney Wilson

Counseling Intern
Tamara Hughes - Insight Counseling Centers

Tamara Hughes

Counseling Intern
Christian Alfaro - Insight Counseling Centers
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