Frances M Bledsoe,LCSW, Clinical Fellow, AAMFT

Frances M Bledsoe,LCSW, Clinical Fellow, AAMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Life Coach
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 0000000797
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: Fees for couple or family intakes are $300 for 90-minute intakes or $400 for two-hour intakes. After the initial sessions, clients get to choose how long they would like their sessions to be afterward – – either 90- minute sessions or one- hour ($200) sessions. Individual clients may do 90- minute or one- hour intake sessions and follow that up with continuing with one- hour sessions or traditional 50- minute sessions for a cost of $175.( I do strive for a 50% 50% balance of couples-families to individuals, so my availability for either modality is contingent on that balance.)
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Evening Availability


West End Area Nashville TN 37205
Nashville, Tennessee 37205

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My Approach to Helping

In over thirty-four years of practice, and the earning of two psychotherapy credentials, my joy and excitement about doing therapy has never waned. I love the partnership aspect of therapy as we work together to take you where you want to go. I believe that most of us can access our abilities to change with the support and shared knowledge of a compassionate and experienced advocate. Because each of us is unique, it is important to me that I work with YOU, the couple, family, or individual, learning about your particular strengths, challenges, sensitivities, etc.

It has always been essential to me to continue training and adding to my therapeutic "toolkit" so that together we can navigate the best possible journey to your goals. Over the last few years I have become an Internal Family Systems Informed Therapist and have completed seven modules of training for Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy which has earned me their Level 2 training badge. Please see my website for more information about my training and experience.

More Info About My Practice

I am currently doing both ( HIPPA- compliant) telehealth and in person appointments.

I have evening appointment times ('til 8:15 P.M.) four nights a week. I schedule video and phone appointments during both regular office and non-office hours.

I strive for practice which is 50% couples and families, and the other percentage is individual clients.

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

First of all, "therapy" is a misnomer in that it isn't about what I do " to you" to "fix" something. The old medical model really doesn't apply here! It is instead about what we do together to move things along. I believe all of us have times when we feel frustrated, sad andor stuck. These are signal emotions to let us know we can attend to our situation. Sometimes we are trying to adapt to blows life has dealt us. Other times, we feel bogged down or even have tried unsuccessfully to change patterns of thinking or behavior. (I know I have experienced all of the above.) It just means we are human. So, wanting to change, and grow, in my opinion, demonstrates that you have the excitement of vision, the wisdom to know that digging into the mystery of you can yield great benefits, and the courage and creativity to explore and to forge ahead!

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, Individuals and Families; People who are wanting to make relational or individual changes, but having difficulty doing so; People who are experiencing challenges related to life transitions, such as work or geographic changes, marriage, childbirth, divorce, retirement, etc. People who are grieving a significant loss (or losses); Folk who are dealing with the after-effects of some traumatic situation, such as infertility, an accident, sudden death, or unfair treatment due to hurtful cultural biases.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT)
  • Psychodrama
  • Redecision therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis

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