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4th Annual Journey to Wholeness

Join us for our 4th annual Journey to Wholeness event! You're invited to breakfast on Thursday, September 29 from 7:45 am - 8:45 am in McWhirter Hall at West End United Methodist Church, Nashville. Staff, board members, and therapists from Insight Counseling Centers will present an inside look at the work that your donations make possible -- plus, we'll hear a story of healing from someone who has directly benefited from therapy at Insight. Guests will have an opportunity to…

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Therapy Is for Everybody

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Therapist Panel Discussion https://youtu.be/WIiMx4Cf41I July is recognized nationally as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. In this one-hour panel discussion we explore the unique struggles faced by minority and marginalized populations and the resources that are available for building mental, emotional, and spiritual strength and well-being. Our featured panelists include Monét C. Shell, LMFT, Meadow Alsobrook, LPC-MHSP(Temp.), Hannah Feliciano, LMFT, and Amanda Gibson LPC-MHSP(Temp.).

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Accepting the Things I Cannot Change… Including My Family! 

https://youtu.be/Z4n7_UKxK_E We come by our habits honestly. Whether it's been a few years since you left home or you're retired, the family that raised you matters. How you manage relationships, what you expect from life, and your view of God have been shaped by home. Dr. Amanda W. Myers, LMFT, examines the Serenity Prayer from the lens of acceptance and the context of changing those family nuances that are detrimental to your health in this recorded webinar.

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Mental Health for Faith Communities

https://youtu.be/jh0InB7USVc How can faith community leaders and mental health practitioners work together for the mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the people they serve? In this hour-long webinar, we discover how mental health concerns can impact faith communities, how faith communities can impact mental health, and how to determine when it’s appropriate to refer someone in your faith community to mental health services.  Presenter: Carol Smith, M.Div., LMFT serves as Director of Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy Training at Insight Counseling Centers. Resources…

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Grief, Loss, and the Holidays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btoKl9iu_gw Insight Counseling Centers presents a therapist round-table discussion on grief, loss, and the holidays. Speakers: Carol Smith, LMFT, Dr. Dwight Hughes, LMFT, Jordan Malone, Meadow Alsobrook, LPC-MHSP(Temp) Grief Resources Therapist-Recommended Books A Decembered Grief: Living with loss while others are celebrating (1999 & 2011) by Harold Ivan Smith Seven Choices: Finding Daylight after Loss Shatters Your World (Neeld, E. H., 2003) The Empty Chair: Handling grief on holidays and special occasions (2001) by Susan J Zonnebelt-Smeenge & Robert C. DeVries…

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Rediscovering Your Abundance

Using Your Spiritual Resources to Improve Your Mental Health https://youtu.be/Ei2eDGFvu8o Your spirituality, faith, or religious tradition are part of the whole you. In this recorded webinar video, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Carol Smith, guides us through the questions: How can therapists help us heal from past spiritual wounds? What is spiritually-integrated psychotherapy? And how can we use our own spirituality and religious traditions to help strengthen and improve our mental health? Presenter: Carol Smith is a Licensed Marriage &…

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Trauma: The Pain We Still Carry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCkD1g2b9ts Reflections of a Black Therapist A trauma event is one that the mind, body, and/or soul carries and translates into defense mechanisms. Those mechanisms can include defenses such as Repression, Internalization, Projection, Rationalization, and Denial. Monét C. Shell, therapist at Insight Counseling Centers, explores the types of traumas presented by Black clients in therapy during this online presentation. Presenter: Monét C. Shell practices marriage and family therapy at Insight Counseling Centers and sees clients through telehealth. She holds a…

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Aging Matters: Opioids & Addiction

Free documentary screening and expert panel discussion with audience Q&A Thursday, September 2nd from 9:30 am - 10:30 am Online Adults over age 50 are one of the fastest-growing groups for substance misuse and abuse. NPT Reports Aging Matters: Opioids & Addiction explores how older adults and their families deal with the medical, social, and economic challenges of this public health threat. Insight Counseling Centers invites you to an online documentary screening on Thursday, September 2nd from 9:30 am –…

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Insight Returns to Vine Street Christian Church

Thirty-six years ago, a group of visionary people from Vine Street Christian Church set a plan in motion that led to the formation of Insight Counseling Centers, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to restoring lives to wholeness by providing spiritually-integrated psychotherapy to individuals, families, and couples in Tennessee. We are so grateful to Vine Street for their continued support of our mission, and we’re excited to announce that we are returning to a newly renovated counseling office in the church…

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Webinar Video: Yours, Mine & Ours – Building Healthy Families

https://youtu.be/zvvriBsXLxU Change can create chaos for families, especially for teens and parents. Two tools that can help strengthen family relationships and calm chaos are healthy boundaries and communication. Insight counselor, Ed Barron, shares tips to reduce family strains in this recorded webinar video. Presenter: Ed Barron, LPC-MHSP(Temp.), provides counseling to adults, couples, children, adolescents, families, and groups, specializing in divorce, children of divorce and blended families. He works with those experiencing a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, individuals…

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Webinar Video: What’s Next? Mental Health for Your Quarter-Life Crisis

https://youtu.be/dR2wZBnxJ7c You're likely familiar with the popular image of a mid-life crisis presenting itself in the form of a man in his mid-forties buying a car way out of his tax bracket and attempting to wear the latest fashion. You may be less familiar with the quarter-life crisis, affecting individuals between the ages of 18-25 who find themselves at a loss between childhood and adulthood. This stage of life doesn’t have to be a time of fear and turmoil. Insight…

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Webinar Video: Self-Sabotage

https://youtu.be/62fOrV03odU Self-sabotaging behaviors create problems for us in daily life and ultimately prevent us from achieving our long-standing goals. The most common self-sabotaging behaviors include procrastination, self-medication with drugs or alcohol, comfort eating, and forms of self-injury such as cutting. In this webinar, Dr. Amanda W. Myers teaches us how to identify our self-sabotaging behaviors and shares tools for overcoming them. Presenter: Amanda W. Myers, Ph.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and sees clients at Insight Counseling Centers’…

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Free Event: Companionship & Intimacy

Free Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion Thursday, May 13 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am Online We know loneliness can negatively impact our health, but what do we do about it? This NPT Reports: Aging Matters episode explores the benefits and challenges of developing relationships as we age. Insight Counseling Centers invites you to an online documentary screening on Thursday, May 13 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. An expert panel discussion with audience Q&A will immediately follow the screening.…

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Webinar Video: Telehealth for Your Mental Health

Friday, April 16 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm https://youtu.be/PnGLAL2NUmg Technology allows us to connect with each other in a lot of ways. Throughout the pandemic in particular, many people have been receiving mental health counseling online through telehealth. What is telehealth, and is it really as effective and secure as meeting with a therapist in person? Presenter: Amanda Gibson is a counselor at Insight Counseling Centers’ Murfreesboro location and sees clients statewide via telehealth. She holds a Master’s degree…

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Webinar Video: The Importance of Practicing Self-Care & Gratitude

Watch the webinar recording and learn how to maintain and improve your mental health using self-care and gratitude https://youtu.be/JiO2gnwVfjE With 18% of Americans facing an anxiety disorder, and around 40% of Americans expressing anxiety about contracting the new coronavirus, now more than ever it is important to talk about ways to tend to our mental health. Sharing current research, practical tools, and personal anecdotes, Insight counselors Hannah Feliciano, MMFC/T, and Amanda Gibson, MA, illuminate how practicing self-care and gratitude maintains…

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Restoration Experience on Oct. 5, 2019

Therapists Share about Healing Spiritual Wounds Oct. 5: Insight Counseling Centers offers a conference on healing faith-based hurt Insight Counseling Centers is presenting Restoration Experience, a free 90-minute conference taking place on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm at The Well Coffeehouse in Brentwood. The aim of the event is to acknowledge that hurt and isolation sometimes occur in faith communities, and to give people much-needed resources for moving forward. Spiritual wounds are real, and unfortunately, common. They range…

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Journey to Wholeness: A Breakfast to Support Insight Counseling Centers

You’re invited to breakfast! Join us for the Journey to Wholeness Breakfast on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at West End United Methodist Church (McWhirter Hall), 2200 West End Ave, Nashville, TN.  Check-in begins at 7:45 am, breakfast from 8 am - 9 am. Hear the impact Insight Counseling Centers is making in the lives of individuals, families, and couples in Middle Tennessee, and learn how you can get involved. There is no cost to attend, and the event will include…

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Free Documentary Screening in Donelson on August 29

Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church2846 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37214 Decades of research have shown that social isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking or obesity. On this edition of Aging Matters, we will explore how growing older can be an isolating experience and the difference between being isolated and feeling isolated or lonely. We’ll also look at innovative ways to create communities that prevent…

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Free Documentary Screening in Murfreesboro on May 21

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM St. Clair Senior Center 325 St Clair St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 Decades of research have shown that social isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking or obesity. On this edition of Aging Matters, we will explore how growing older can be an isolating experience and the difference between being isolated and feeling isolated or lonely. We’ll also look at innovative ways to create communities that prevent…

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Free Documentary Screening in Clarksville on May 16

Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Trinity Episcopal Parish 317 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 Decades of research have shown that social isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking or obesity. On this edition of Aging Matters, we will explore how growing older can be an isolating experience and the difference between being isolated and feeling isolated or lonely. We’ll also look at innovative ways to create communities that prevent isolation and…

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Murfreesboro’s 25th Annual Luncheon & Fundraiser

Thursday, August 30, 2018 First United Methodist Church, Family Life Center 265 West Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN Doors open @ 10:30 am Lunch served @ 11:30 am Program and Live Auction to follow $25 per Seat | $200 for a Table of 8 Reserve your seat now or purchase at the door. SPONSORED BY: Presenting Sponsor: Rachel and Justin Holder, Parks Realty, Murfreesboro Advocate: Ellen K. Slicker, PhD Supporters: Central Christian Church, First Tennessee Bank, RAI Advisors, Saint Thomas Rutherford,…

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Free Screening of NPT’s Aging Matters: Loneliness & Isolation

Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Insight Counseling Centers - Nashville 678 Brook Hollow Road, Nashville, TN 37205 Decades of research have shown that social isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking or obesity. On this edition of Aging Matters, we will explore how growing older can be an isolating experience and the difference between being isolated and feeling isolated or lonely. We’ll also look at innovative ways to create communities that…

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Lectio Intima and Passionate Partnership

Friday, August 31st 8:30 am – 11:30 am Insight Counseling Centers - Nashville 678 Brook Hollow Rd., Nashville, TN 37205 Insight Counseling Centers invites you to a training on Lectio Intima (Intimate Reading) and Passionate Partnership. A light breakfast will be provided at 8:30 am, program to start at 9 am. Purchase tickets ahead of time online by credit card or at the door by cash or check made out to Insight Counseling Centers. 2.5 CEUs available for Licensed Clinical…

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Intro to Internal Family Systems

Friday, June 29th 8:45 am – 11:30 am Insight Counseling Centers - Nashville 678 Brook Hollow Rd., Nashville, TN 37205 Insight Counseling Centers invites you to an introductory training for clinicians on Internal Family Systems therapy. A light breakfast will be provided at 8:45 am, program to start at 9 am. Purchase tickets ahead of time online by credit card or at the door by cash or check made out to Insight Counseling Centers. CEUs available for Licensed Clinical Pastoral…

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Pancake Breakfast

Join us on Saturday, April 14 from 7 am - 11 am at Grace Lutheran Church in Clarksville for pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, and tea! Tickets are $5 each at the door, and proceeds benefit the healing work of Insight Counseling Centers in Clarksville. We hope to see you there! Sponsored by: First Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Grace Lutheran Church.

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You’re Invited to Lunch & Learn

Our clients come from different walks of life and wrestle with a myriad of issues: depression, anxiety, divorce, PTSD, and relational issues, just to name a few. Often clients feel alone and without hope, wondering what the future holds, and commonly are without the ability to find affordable quality counseling. For the last 31 years, each of our clients has had an advocate like you who is providing hope to them. Your support is the reason clients struggling with depression…

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Friends for Healing 5k & 10k Photos

Photos from the second annual Friends for Healing 5k & 10k race, benefiting Insight Counseling Centers, on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 in historic downtown Franklin, TN. To purchase an image, contact Martha Smith at MSmith665@comcast.net. Cost (including shipping): $5 for 4x6, $6 for 5x7. View all photos →

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2015 Annual Report

From the Executive Director, Chris O'Rear While affirming our core values and our historic identity, 2015 was marked by many changes. We finalized and revealed our new name, Insight Counseling Centers, and started the rebranding process. Our logo is in the style of a Mobius strip, a circle that turns from inside to outside seamlessly as you trace the outline, symbolizing our historic work of restoring lives to wholeness – mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As we help explore the internal…

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