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.
Marriage and Couples Therapy
Men’s and Women’s Issues
Grief and Loss
Life and Interpersonal Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor (TN License #2618)
I am an admirer of stories. While I could spend hours reading and learning from the works and writers like J.K. Rowling and C.S. Lewis, I believe the most beautiful stories are those that we live. Whether it is simple or intricate, joyful or full of anguish, no story should go untold. Even more, no person’s story should be written by another. My hope is that through our work together, stories can be better understood or rewritten and tools will be sharpened so that you can take part in creating new chapters of your own.
I am new to Nashville, heralding from the snowy winters of the greater Chicago-area. I am a lover of nature, grateful to be in a state with so many trails, caves, and waterfalls to explore (and more warm months during which to explore them!). I have found that in my life, the outdoors has served as a setting for risk, rest, empowerment, spiritual connection, and strengthening of relationships. While there are no rocks to climb or streams to canoe in the therapy room, it is my desire (and privilege) to create a similar experience with my clients as we explore their stories within those four walls.
Jared believes that at the root of every individual, there is a need to matter and to belong. He helps clients who struggle with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, emotional issues, and spiritual issues to understand their value and worth and help them deal with life on life’s terms. His aim is to help clients not only work on surface levels issues but also to dig into the heart of what is really going on and what is needed. Having a background in ministry, he has a real heart for those who have been wounded by the church as well. He enjoys meeting with individuals, both male and female, as well as couples and groups. He has a real passion for helping men find their courage to have a healthy voice as individuals, husbands, fathers, and fellows in society.
When he isn’t doing therapy with clients, he enjoys playing music (along with everyone else in Nashville), watching movies and TV shows, REALLY enjoys Harry Potter, playing board games, and solving puzzles. He loves to spend time with his family as well!
BS in Religion from Liberty University
MA in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University
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.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Wheaton College
Masters of Science in Community Counseling, Georgia State University
Diploma in Christian Counseling, Richmont Graduate University
Beth is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Tennessee
Stephen’s experience includes working in community mental health centers as both a therapist and as a social worker. He works with individuals and couples and has a history of working with adolescents as well. He believes the relationship between the therapist and the client is the primary catalyst for change and growth. Stephen’s empathetic and authentic presence fosters a sense of trust within the therapeutic alliance; this alliance enables clients to honestly confront troubling patterns in their lives while gaining personal insight and hope.
Stephen considers his approach to therapy to be eclectic and tailored uniquely to each client and their own personal stories. He incorporates interpersonal, existential, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches. He is also committed to staying current on the most recent developments in neuropsychology.
Prior to working as a therapist, Stephen spent nearly ten years in law enforcement and four years with the FBI. While he values the time he spent in civil service, he came to terms with the fact that he was better suited to be a conduit of mercy rather than an agent of justice.
In his practice, Stephen welcomes and affirms people from all religious and spiritual backgrounds, as well as the diversity of sexual identities.
Master of Arts in Counseling, Covenant Theological Seminary
Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Covenant Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Tennessee
Stephen is currently pursuing licensure in the State of Tennessee under the supervision of John Marshall and Rachael Tanner-Smith.
Member of the American Counseling Association and the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute
Trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
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.
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.
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.
Will is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Tennessee.
April is a wife, a mother, an avid reader, a friend, and a student of words and people. Her love for her family fuels her working life. April believes that we were created for relationship and that the work toward building healthy relationships is worth the struggle, including a healthy relationship with yourself. April is passionate about whole-hearted living and is committed to doing that work herself first then using those principles to invite others on the journey with her. With this, April also uses a systemic approach and a focus on attachment, and believes deeply in incorporating the mind, body, and spirit.
Before joining Sage Hill as a therapist, April’s background included years in women’s ministry, freelance writing, and staying home with young children. Through the years, she has enjoyed continuously learning and sharing about good books, the Enneagram, and the intersection of faith and spirituality. In her free time, you’ll find her curled up with a good book, baking in her kitchen, or playing outside with her children.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Lipscomb University
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Trevecca Nazarene University
Ingrid’s approach to counseling is highly relational. She believes that we often find the most healing through healthy and nurturing relationships with others and ourselves. While building a therapeutic relationship with her clients, Ingrid comes from a strengths-based, attachment theory, and trauma – informed perspective.
Ingrid has called Nashville, TN home for over 13 years. Originally coming from NY to study music business, she found herself drawn to social work and counseling after many mission trips working with orphans and survivors of human trafficking. Before her time at Sage Hill, Ingrid worked in Williamson and Davidson county schools a mental health counselor working with children, adolescents, and their caregivers. During that time, she gained experience with depression, self-harm, grief,emotional regulation, attachment issues and PTSD,
Ingrid enjoys spending time with her husband,son, and dog, being outside and going to concerts.
He grew up in Nashville and then moved to the southwest. He lived in Arizona for 12 years working in hospitality and IT sales. After finishing undergrad at the Northern Arizona University (go Lumberjacks), Chandler moved back to Nashville to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Tennessee for Social Work. Since then he has worked for Cumberland Heights in admissions and intake, Big Brother Big Sister as a family interviewer and the Oasis Center for Youth as a family therapist.
Chandler has a heart for adolescents and young people experiencing grief, trauma, substance abuse issues, depression and anxiety and feeling disconnected from family.
Outside of therapy, Chandler enjoys gardening, cooking, road trips in the south and writing silly stories on the internet.