Barbie Hessel

EdD, LCSW, SEP, SP

Barbie Hessel

EdD, LCSW, SEP, SP

Professions: Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $165 per 50 minute session

Offices

Nashville, Tennessee 37204

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My Approach to Helping

As a Tennessee Licensed Clinical Therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner©, I specialize in trauma, and have worked extensively with survivors of sexual assault as well as folks struggling with depression and anxiety. I am passionate about helping teens and adults reclaim their hearts, minds, and bodies. I practice from an attachment and holistic perspective, honoring your thoughts, feelings, and visceral responses to trauma, while acknowledging an individual’s environment and context.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

The foundation of my practice is layered. In order to effectively work together, I believe that it is important to understand your past, as it informs your present. I believe that much of our resilience stems from our interactions with attachment figures?It is necessary to consider the context of your life in order to guide you toward finding peace and ease in the moment. Basically, your past matters, but it does not have to define you.
Our attachment to others goes hand-in-hand with how we view and interact with the whole of ourselves. I can help you to recognize and accept your psychological and neurophysiological responses to disappointments and all forms of trauma. All of this will allow you to build capacity to hold and resolve your pain. I incorporate knowledge of the brain and body in my practice, using both ?talk? therapy and somatic approaches.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults and teens struggling with a trauma history or with depression andor anxiety and chronic stress.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Incest
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
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