Meet Our Team

Click on each therapist’s name to learn more about their specialties and approach to the therapy process. You may also learn more about the difference in pre-licensed vs licensed therapist here.

Owner, Therapist (she/her)

Areas of Focus: Brainspotting & EMDR, Complex Trauma & PTSD, Chronic Pain & Illness, Clinical Consultation & Licensure Supervision, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Ketamine Assisted Therapy & Women’s Issues

Intern (he/him)

Areas of Focus: Brainspotting, trauma,  attachment and relational wounding, couples, and groups within the LGBTQIA+ community and Nashville’s creative community


Therapist (he/him)

Areas of Focus: Brainspotting & EMDR, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Addiction & Relational Issues

Colton Hammond

Therapist (she/her)

Areas of Focus: Art Therapy, Spanish Speaking, LGBTQ+ and Sexuality Related Issues, Multicultural & Racial Issues, Sexual Assault, Struggles with Identity, & Trauma

Therapist (she/her)

Areas of Focus: Anxiety & Depression, Athlete Mental Health, Chronic Pain & Illness, High Achieving Individuals, Identity Struggles, Trauma


Therapist (she/her)

Areas of Focus: Teens, Families, Adults Individuals, Brainspotting, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Somatic Embodiment, Sandtray & Play Therapy


Therapist (she/her)

Areas of Focus: Brainspotting, Somatic Embodiment, Yoga, Trauma, Narcissistic Abuse, Codependency, Religious Trauma,
LGBTQIA+, Teens & Young Adults

Kelsie Patton

Melanie has been so fortunate to see her practice continue to grow and serve the community of Nashville! With a focused approach in trauma, the practitioners of Trauma Therapy of Nashville offer services for individuals & couples dealing with issues such as:

  • Addiction
  • Affairs
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Abuse 
  • Empty Nest/Retirement-aged Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • High Sensitivity (HSP)
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental, Social & Physical aspects of dealing with
    • Chronic Pain Conditions
    • Autoimmune 
    • Athletes
  • Mood Related Challenges & Mood Disorders
  • Pre-marital
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Dysfunction 
  • Religious and Spiritual Abuse
  • Self-Worth/Self-Identity
  • Sexual Abuse/Assault
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Trauma Rooted in Eating Disorders and Attachment Wounding
  • Traumatic Grief (losing a loved one to suicide, losing someone suddenly)

Our therapists use the following evidenced-based modalities to help clients move into healing and create lasting change:

  • Animal Assisted Psychotherapy (AAP)
  • Art Therapy
  • Brainspotting (BSP)
  • Clinical Hypnosis Therapy for Mental Health
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Somatic Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness Practices

Melanie also uses her love for connection, teaching and facilitating growth by supervising other therapists working towards licensure. Learn more about the process here.

If you are ready to take the next step and would like to get connected with a therapist, email our Client Care Coordinator at You can also complete this online prescreen and our Coordinator will reach out promptly!

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