Beth Barnard


Beth Barnard


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 0000000422
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Medicare
Fees: $150 for an Initial Evaluation; $110 for 45 minute psychotherapy sessions, marital or couple sessions, and/or family sessions; $40 for group therapy.

I am no longer able to provide sliding scale fees due to insurance company contracts.


4525 Harding Pike; Suite 200
Nashville, Tennessee 37205

My Approach to Helping

I believe that each person's situation is unique and I tend to respond in my approach to therapy accordingly, curiously listening, and integrating a number of types of therapy into an interactive style. There are times I help with a specific crisis or problem, times I offer a safe place to be heard, and times when I think about how I can help you figure out how or whether your presenting problem may fit into the big picture of your life. I understand that it may take you time to develop a sense of trust in me and in the therapy process. I usually see people on at least a weekly basis and if I am not limited by your insurance requirements, I will let you determine how long you will want to be seen. Because everyone's situation is different, there are people I have seen for a few sessions and people I have seen for 20 years. If the combination of therapy and medication will be likely to help improve your mood and/or decrease your anxiety, with your permission, I will be happy to work with your medication provider if you would like, but if you feel strongly about not taking psychotropic medication, I will respect your wishes.

More Info About My Practice

I enjoy my work, find it challenging, and a rewarding experience to be able to watch individuals, couples, and families grow. The first time we meet, I will ask you questions that help me understand the big picture or history of your life. Some of the questions may be painful to answer, but may help us understand whether there may be parallels with your current problems or issues. We'll spend the first three sessions developing a plan for your treatment that will help us identify particular issues and goals. I have a respect for the fact that we have all developed defenses against psychological pain and I will make my best effort not to push you in painful directions too quickly. We may want to initially help you develop skills to cope, but other types of therapy may take time.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

It takes a lot of strength, insight, and an ability to observe yourself and others to initially realize that there are issues you may want to address. Making that first phone call can be scary, or at least make you feel like you're in uncharted territory, but most of the time, contacting a therapist shows that you have good judgment.

In our hectic world where connections have often become more and more electronic, knowing that your therapist is there to return to can be a solace, helping you feel like you have a secure base on which to hold. As you go away each week and lead your life, the rubber will meet the road. You'll be taking a bit of what you've discovered or learned in your sessions with you into the real world and you'll be bringing the real work back into the therapy room when you return. Each place can provide you opportunities for continued growth and as you continue to internalize what you have learned, you may eventually find that you are ready to move forward on your own, with the knowledge that your therapist can be there to return to if and when the need should arise.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ, Survivors, Multi-cultural; Multi-racial; Multi-religious; Young Adults to Post-Retirement Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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