Samuel Rainey

MA, LPC-MHSP
About Samuel

Samuel is a licensed counselor, therapist, coach, author, and teacher. He works with any and all issues in life but mainly focuses on individuals and couples. He specializes in working with men who are wrestling with what it means to be a man, sexual integrity, addictions, relationship or work issues, and anger management. He specializes in working with women who are looking to find and reclaim their voice in their relationships, working through issues of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, difficulty in family relationships, self esteem, and codependency.

In couples work, Samuel brings couples to a place of sorting through issues of responsibility, sexual intimacy, and emotionally connecting to bring about mutual love and respect. He helps couples to identify negative patterns of relating and help to construct new relational styles built upon honesty and vulnerability.

Samuel is committed to hope-oriented therapy for individuals and couples of all ages and walks of life. Through therapy you can deepen relational intimacy, face addictive and destructive behavior, and discover what it means to live more fully.

Concentrations

Marriage and Couples Therapy
Men’s and Women’s Issues
Group Therapy
Sexuality
Anger/Shame/Rage
Grief and Loss
Abuse
Depression/Anxiety
Relationships
Life Transitions
Life and Interpersonal Coaching
Spiritual Formation
Intensives

Training and Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor (TN License #2618)


 

Kathryn DeFatta

M.Ed.
About Kathryn

Kathryn is a Franklin, TN native with an M.Ed in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt. She has unique experience from working in residential treatment centers focused primarily on eating and exercise disorders with men and women. She’s also counseled patients suffering from addiction, personality disorders, depression/anxiety, and trauma.

She considers it an honor to get to sit and hold space with people as they wrestle with some of life’s most difficult situations.

Concentrations
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Body Image
  • Drug/Alcohol Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Sexual Abuse
Education

M.Ed in Human Development Counseling, Vanderbilt University

Training and Certifications

SOMEX mod 1


 

Jeff Grossman

MA
About Jeff

Jeff is both a group facilitator and a therapist at Sage Hill Brentwood.

In his practice, Jeff invites men, women, and couples to ask the hard questions that challenge the way they experience life.

Using an existential and interpersonal lens, Jeff engages clients through a process of exploring what they don’t know, speaking the truth, and developing integrity in the context of relationship.

Jeff helps couples to uncover and rediscover true intimacy. His approach to therapy focuses on facilitating better communication between partners and exploring past wounds that have stunted personal and relational growth.

Jeff offers clients wrestling with life’s ’out of controls’ the hope of understanding how fear and shame govern the process. Through collaboration, he helps clients step into recovery, define and maintain sobriety, and grow in healthy relationships.

With 10+ years of experience in business management, Jeff is passionate about guiding professional men in sharpening their management and leadership skills, discovering a healthy work-life balance, and increasing their value and compensation in the workplace.

Learn more about Jeff.
Concentrations

Anxiety & Stress Management
Toxic Shame & Self-Worth Issues
Addiction (Sex, Money, Alcohol, etc.)
Getting “unstuck”
Couples & Pre-marital
Professional Development
Group Psychotherapy

Education

Bachelor in Systems Engineering, University of Virginia
Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Richmont Graduate University

Training and Certifications
  • Member ACA & AGPA
  • Jeff is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Tennessee under the supervision of Angela Thompson and John Marshall

 

Beth Jones

MS
About Beth

Beth is an Indianapolis native and has resided in Nashville with her husband and three kids since 1998. Before having children, she worked as a therapist at the YWCA and Centerstone. She has been in recovery from an eating disorder and exercise addiction for over 16 years and this has fueled her passion for healing. Beth is deeply committed to her own recovery and uses these principles to guide her clients to deeper places of restoration.

In her free time, Beth loves hanging out with her friends, family and two dogs.

Learn more about Beth.
Concentrations
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exercise Addiction
  • 12 Step work
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • Relational and Family Dynamics
Education

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Wheaton College
Masters of Science in Community Counseling, Georgia State University
Diploma in Christian Counseling, Richmont Graduate University

Training and Certifications

Beth is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Tennessee


 

Joe McNulty

MA
About Joe

Informed by attachment theory, Joe incorporates effective counseling models to work with individuals, families, and couples. His passion is to help people recover their hearts so they can be who they are made to be and do what they are made to do.

Joe has received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy to help couples develop intimate connection, communicate effectively, and live passionately together.

Joe and his wife, Mendy, have four children.

Aside from his counseling practice, Joe has served in pastoral ministry for more than a decade.

Concentrations
  • Couples therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family therapy
  • Addiction recovery
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
Education

Joe earned his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. He has completed graduate coursework from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Joe earned his BA in religion/philosophy from Trevecca Nazarene University.

Training and Certifications

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

Certified in Pre-pare/Enrich Relationship Assessment Tool

Member of the Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT)


 

Will Mooney

MA, MDiv
About Will

Will has worked with young adults, youth, and families for over 10 years in a variety of professional and pastoral capacities. Before joining Sage Hill as a therapist, he worked at Agape Christian Counseling in St Louis, MO with individuals and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, crisis of faith, relational dysfunction, and many other complex mental health issues. He spent a year leading sexual addiction recovery groups through First Light in St Louis, MO. He currently serves as a pastor to youth and families at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Will’s therapeutic practice, while grounded in the Spiritual Roots System™, is an integration of psychodynamic, object relations, attachment, family systems theories; as well as what he has learned through his own recovery of heart. He views counseling as a collaborative process that within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, through both care and challenge, we find hope, growth, and healing.

Will is a Nashville native who enjoys listening to and playing music, traveling, ultimate Frisbee, and eating good food with good friends. He and his wife have twin girls.

Concentrations
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Pre-marital therapy
  • Addiction
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Men’s issues
  • Adolescent therapy
  • Family conflict
  • Codependence
  • Grief
  • Trauma
Education

Will has earned both a Masters Degree in Counseling and a Masters in Divinity from
Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis Missouri. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Training and Certifications

Will is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Tennessee.


 

Sarah Norris

MA, LPC-MHSP (temp)
About Sarah

Sarah’s therapeutic approach is grounded in the Spiritual Root System™ and informed by narrative therapy with a blend of family systems, attachment theory, and interpersonal and existential philosophies. She helps her clients connect with their stories, become more mindful of their hearts and thereby experience emotional freedom.

Sarah worked with women at Windhaven House in Dallas, TX where she gained experience in comprehensive recovery support after primary treatment from substance abuse. As a case manager she assisted in every facet of the recovery process including individual therapy, twelve step immersion, life skills development, group therapy and family program. She has also gained experience in private practice working with depression, self-harm, anxiety, relationship issues and personality disorders.

Before pursuing a career in counseling, Sarah spent a handful of years in the music business until she began paying greater attention to her desires, hopes, needs and feelings. The Spiritual Root System™ has brought new life to Sarah personally and to her counseling practice.

Concentrations
  • Addiction
  • Adult therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Depression
  • Life transition
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-harm
  • Substance abuse
Education

Sarah earned a Masters in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in the Recording Industry from Middle Tennessee State University.

Training and Certifications

Sarah is currently working under supervision for Licensed Professional Counselor-MHSP.

Certified in Prepare/Enrich Relationship Assessment Tool


 

Liz Poston

MMFT, Post-Graduate Fellow
About Liz

Liz understands that hope can be frightening. She recognizes that as humans our stories are oftentimes not clean or linear, but messy and sometimes confusing. Her desire is to walk alongside clients into the mess to uncover meaning and recover the truth of their hearts.

She believes that a different experience of relationship can heal that which was initially harmed in relationship. Liz feels honored to sit with clients in their deepest grief and questions about life and also to celebrate the uniqueness of each person’s story.

Her practice focuses on helping clients connect to their feelings, needs, and desires through relationship with themselves, their therapist, and others. Liz integrates elements of Psychodynamic Family Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Experiential Therapy, and the Spiritual Roots System in her work with clients.

Learn more about Liz.
Concentrations

Unresolved Grief & Loss
Anxiety/Depression
Trauma
Healthy Living for those in Creative Careers
Pre-Engagement/Pre-Marital Counseling
Codependency
Self-Worth
Life Transition

Education

Bachelor of Music, Commercial Vocal Performance, Belmont University
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Lipscomb University

Training and Certifications

Certified in Prepare/Enrich Relationship Assessment Tool

Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Liz is currently pursuing licensure in the state of TN under the supervision of Jackie Halstead, LMFT (license #909)


 

Sage Hill Counseling Interns

Interns & Practicum students

We offer cost-adjusted therapy with our graduate interns and practicum students. These budding therapists  are trained to use the Spiritual Root System™ and are under the supervision of Stephen James. 

Contact us
 

Office Information

Call (615) 499-5453

312A Wilson Pike Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027

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