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: $150 for an initial one- hour intake; $140 for subsequent 50-minute sessions. Ninety minute sessions are available, time permitting, at $225 charge.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

West End Area Nashville TN 37205
Nashville, Tennessee 37205

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My Approach to Helping

In over thirty years of practice, 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 inner 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 individual, couple, or family, 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.

More Info About My Practice

I am currently doing both ( HIPPA- compliant) telehealth and in person appointments.. (If we agree on in-person appointments, while COVID- 19 remains a concern I ask that we: all wear masks over our noses and mouths during the sessions; and avoid in person appointments if any of us has been exposed, tested positive, or is having symptoms. I abide by these agreements as well. I sit seven feet away from my clients, and clean the office, doors and bathroom with germicides after each appointment.) Many clients find the convenience and safety of video sessions desirable at this time.

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.

Most of the time my practice is about 45% couples, 5% families, and the other 50% individua 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!

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, Individuals and Families; People who are wanting to make individual or relationship 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.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Brainspotting (BSP)
  • 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
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Neuropsychology
  • Redecision therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis

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