Through her studies and personal research and experience in the fields of ADHD, Autism, and Giftedness, Connie provides a unique perspective on therapy for individuals, couples, families, children, and teens.
As a wife and mother of teen and young adult sons, as well as an aunt of teens, Connie has personal experiences involving diagnoses of ADHD, Autism, and Giftedness. Prior to pursuing her Master’s Degree, she attended national and regional professional conferences on these topics, learning how each impacts both the individual and the entire family. Her personal research, experience, and these conferences confirmed her resolve to become a therapist.
In addition to the studies of ADHD, Autism, and Giftedness, Connie has been certified and/or received special training in the following:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) - trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, recognized internationally for its CBT research and training
- Play Therapy - trained under Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) - externship training in EFT
- PREPARE/ENRICH - certified in the customized parenting and couple assessment program for parenting, premarital and marital counseling
Connie currently holds a license in Marital and Family Therapy in the state of Tennessee (LMFT #1035).
Connie earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. She completed her internship at LifeCare Family Services in Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee, working with a wide spectrum of clients, including individuals, couples, and families.
Connie enjoys spending time with her spouse, two sons, and family pets, Derby, a greyhound, and Drake, the family cat. Connie's hobbies include non-fiction reading; research; community theatre; tending to her many indoor and outdoor plants; and providing food to the neighborhood wildlife, including deer, birds, chipmunks, and squirrels. Prior to the arrival of her children, Connie spent twelve years in television, a field in which she earned national recognition as a producer/director of children’s programming and documentaries.
Connie is currently available Monday-Thursday for client sessions with individuals, (children and adults), couples, and families. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please send an email to [email protected] or text (615) 545-7567. Inquiries and messages will be confidential.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT)
Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association (TLPCA)
Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors (NAACC)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
Autism Society (National)
Autism Society of Middle Tennessee (ASMT)
Tennessee Association for Play Therapy (TNAPT)
Association for Play Therapy (APT)