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Samuel Rainey

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.


Marriage and Couples Therapy
Men’s and Women’s Issues
Group Therapy
Grief and Loss
Life Transitions
Life and Interpersonal Coaching
Spiritual Formation

Training and Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor (TN License #2618)


David Ball

About David

David strives to create an environment of caring and challenge with his clients. His counseling style is based on a passionate belief that honesty, empathy, fun, curiosity and healthy emotional risk pays off in changing lives. David’s therapeutic style is rooted in existential and person-centered theory. He believes clients desire change in their lives which comes from facing down difficult challenges inherent in living AND taking healthy risks that lead to greater social or emotional connection.

David brings a wealth of experience into his work with clients. Prior to joining Sage Hill David spent his life as a professional football player and entrepreneur. During his athletic career, he saw first hand how life, performance and behavior, could be changed with intentional effort and caring relationships.
David works primarily with individuals (women, men, adolescents, athletes, professionals, creators) and groups to facilitate healing and personal change.

When not working as a counselor, David spends time with his family or friends. He is married and has three sons who use him as their personal jungle gym.


Panic Disorder
Grief and Loss
Group Therapy
Life Stage Challenges
Men’s and Women’s Issues
Athlete Related Issues/Trauma/Anxiety
Interpersonal Relationships


M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Lipscomb University
M.B.A – George Washington University

Training and Certifications
  • Temporary License LPCMHSP
  • Currently working toward licensure under supervision in Nashville TN.
  • AMSR (Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk)
  • Member of the American Counseling Association
  • National Certified Counselor


Beth Jones

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.
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exercise Addiction
  • 12 Step work
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • Relational and Family Dynamics

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


Stephen Lockridge

About Stephen

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.

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Couples Therapy
  • Divorce
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Adolescent Therapy

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

Training and Certifications

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
EMDR Trained
Trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy


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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Unresolved Grief & Loss
Pre-Engagement/Pre-Marital Counseling
Life Transition


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

Committing to counseling can sometimes be a financial challenge. To help you live fully, Sage Hill Counseling offers cost-adjusted therapy through access to our graduate interns and practicum students who are in the process of completing the requirements for a masters degrees in a mental health field. Our interns are directly supervised by licensed Sage Hill counselors and are trained to use the Spiritual Root System™.

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