Catherine McKay, M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Counseling in Nashville, Tennessee, 37203

Catherine McKay, M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Catherine McKay, M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counselor
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Catherine McKay, M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie Vaughn, Psy. D., License #2843
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 39367
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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Billing and Insurance

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $60 + per Standard individual therapy sessions
DBT Packages vary in cost from an average of $10,000 per 6 months. Includes group, individual, intersession contact, and additional wrap around services. Initial intake session is $325.

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Catherine brings a lively approach to each therapy session. Clients and her colleagues are often quick to catch the positivity she exudes on a daily basis. Despite her energetic nature, she is also a realist by keeping her clients on their toes and motivates them to work hard to reach their goals.

Catherine knows the importance of working in a safe, supportive environment. She offers a secure, comfortable space where clients may collaborate with her on their journey to better health. She is their top supporter.

Catherine utilizes techniques from empirically-supported modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Catherine believes a holistic, individualized, and compassionate approach is crucial for successful therapy. In addition to individual therapy sessions, she provides parental coaching and leads groups. She also offers phone coaching services for individuals receiving DBT treatment. Her past work experience includes working at a residential treatment center that specialized in dialectical behavior therapy for substance use disorders (DBT-SUD). At the facility, she assisted women with substance dependence and co-occurring issues.

Email or Call Catherine McKay, M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counselor at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 39367

More Info About My Practice

Hello! If you have arrived at this page, it is likely that you are considering therapy for yourself or someone close to you. I encourage you to call for an intake appointment so that we may assess if therapy with me will best fit you. I am practicing under the close supervision of Dr. Stephanie Vaughn, DBT Linehan-Board of Certification, Certified Clinician. I look forward to meeting with you!

*Disclaimer: This won't be your average therapy session. I like to incorporate outside of the norm activities, "action steps", practice exercises and challenging questions in session and in between sessions that are customized to and correlate with your goals in therapy. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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

Dialectical Behavior Therapy includes:
Weekly therapy sessions
Weekly group therapy sessions (learning skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness)
A weekly diary card
Intersession contact between therapist and client (phone coaching)
Peer consultation meetings weekly for therapists (to make sure no one falls through the cracks)

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Please call our office to learn more and schedule an intake appointment ($325).

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

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