AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Amy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Tennessee, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. In working with children and teens, she combines the therapeutic elements of art, sand, and play to provide clients a safe and empowering environment allowing for positive change and growth. Amy specializes in helping children (and parents) in emotional regulation, decreasing anxiety, managing anger and impulse control, and strengthening family relationships. Her experience comes from her work with adoptive families, victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and families who have experienced death and divorce. She recognizes that behavioral symptoms may often mask the underlying emotional, relational and sensory needs of a child and works with parents, pediatricians, and teachers to provide systemic support for each client. In addition to counseling services, Amy offers individual and group supervision for individuals working towards their LMFT license and seeking their RPT credential. Amy received her undergraduate degree from Taylor University in Upland, IN and graduated with both her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and Doctorate in Clinical Counseling and Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.
Jonathan’s professional journey began as a teacher/counselor at Magnolia Academy, a wilderness boot camp for misguided children. It was this adventure that would lead him to take a position at a more traditional wilderness program called Three Springs. During his tenure with Three Springs, Jonathan was promoted from a counselor to a supervisor of a short-term program called Leaps.
Feeling called to pursue a master’s degree, he moved to Waxahachie, TX to obtain a Master’s in Counseling/Psychology at Southwestern Assembly of God University (SAGU). Upon graduating from SAGU, he gained employment at Adapt of Texas, a private organization working with consumers, family members, and other providers to develop recovery-oriented services for those who suffer from psychological disorders. From at Adapt, he moved to Wylie Center at Holston United Methodist Children’s Home, where he became a director for a residential treatment center. Having a need to be closer to family, Jonathan moved back to Franklin, Tn to start and head Mercy Behavioral Healthcare program. Where he continues to serve as it’s Chief Behavioral Health Officer. Jonathan is also a founding member and managing partner of Arcadian Therapeutic Services.
Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee. She began her career at Mercy Community Healthcare in Franklin, TN where she spent nearly five years counseling clients of all ages and specialized in working with children and teens. Emily strives to create a therapeutic environment of safety, empathy and understanding in which clients can feel free to interact authentically. She counts it a privilege to have the opportunity to work with kids and to help them grow in their understanding of themselves and their emotions. Creating family connection and strengthening attachments is recognized as an essential part of the therapeutic process. She has a background in treating trauma using the modalities of play therapy and EMDR and experience using DBT as a tool for helping with immediate needs relating to anxiety and depression. Emily received her undergraduate degree from Union University in Jackson, TN and graduated with her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.
Molly received a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University and a Bachelor's degree in Human development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. Molly enjoys working with teens, children, and families, empowering them to live the story they strive for. She enjoys play based therapy and believes that children process life through play and through learned experiences created in a therapeutic environment. She believes that the family is a foundation to learning, developing, and true healing. She currently works with teens and parents who have experienced trauma and are in the process of taking back their lives from the brokenness that trauma leaves behind. Molly believes that these healing experiences come from within healthy and supportive relationships. Molly utilizes encouragement, play based therapy, and a strong therapeutic relationship to impact the families that she works with.