Meet Melanie Rogers
Melanie’s therapy is guided by her belief that humans are physical, emotional, and spiritual beings. She believes humans are created for relationship – relationship with ourselves, others, and God. Her therapeutic approach addresses this "whole you." Therapy sessions are focused on the here-and-now, believing that the relationship between counselor and client is a major instrument of healing and change. Therapy is a safe space where clients can give and receive real-time feedback about what they are experiencing, which leads to growth and change rather than the client being left with insight alone.Through exploring stories of pain and joy in their lives, clients are invited to name and consider how they have been shaped by significant life experiences. Clients are also encouraged to explore the bigger story being told in and through their lives. Melanie works with a wide range of men and women, from adolescents to seniors. She often guides clients through issues including:
Grief and Loss
Love and Sex Addiction
Melanie Rogers (LPC- MHSP, CSAT, LPC Approved Supervisor), is the founder and creator of Come Alive Counseling in Nashville, Tennessee. As a therapist, she loves inviting people to explore their own interior landscapes, challenging them to be intrigued with the bigger story being told in and through their lives. Melanie loves nothing more than to see her clients discovering, recovering, and living from their truest self.
Melanie is trained in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapeutic approach that uses eye movements to reprocess traumatic events so that the disturbing material is remembered and felt in a new and less distressing way. For more information on EMDR therapy, go to www.emdria.org.
Melanie is also a Certified Sex and Love Addiction Therapist (CSAT). For more information, go to www.sexhelp.com.
Melanie is an LPC Approved Supervisor. She enjoys sharing her clinical experiences, respect for professional ethics, and insatiable curiosity about the human experience to train and develop young therapists.
When she is not working, Melanie is probably researching a new topic of interest, hiking with a friend, practicing yoga, planning her next travel adventure, or trying to figure out her Enneagram number (a love/hate relationship since 2003).
Meet Richard Cowan
Are you exploring therapy because you long for change in your life but can’t seem to bring it about? Are you frustrated with a problem that just won’t go away? Or maybe you are simply exhausted and need some time to figure out why? If any of that feels like where you are right now, hear these words from Wendell Berry: “It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have come to our real journey.”
No matter what you are dealing with, consider that you may be poised at the start of a new work, a journey of coming alive in a new way. If that is you, know that I am here to listen and to help. Together, we will develop skills and strategies that help you navigate the next stage of your journey with confidence and hope.
The work we do in therapy is the work of relationship. Whether you are seeking individual or couples’ counseling, it is essential that you find the right fit and that you feel safe to be just as you are. Once you have found that, you are well on your way towards living with the freedom and aliveness your heart longs to experience.
My work as a therapist is based on a conviction that our choices and relationship patterns are fueled by our need to experience wholeness and heal the brokenness of our past. This concept lies at the core of attachment theory and is a powerful tool for helping us understand why we struggle with others and with our own internal critic. My personality is sanguine and outgoing, and I am at my best when the folks I work with are ready to build trust, address problems, and dig into the work. Trying new things and embracing vulnerability are all part of the work and the benefit of therapy.
My areas of skill and experience include: helping couples restore love and connection in their partnership; working with men who want to appraise their internal world, progress in their relationships with others, and choose a path more consistent with their values; and helping parents navigate (and even enjoy) the challenges and opportunities they face in raising children. I incorporate elements of Imago, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, and Internal Family theories to help clients progress towards a deeper understanding of themselves and more meaningful connections in their work and personal lives.
In her poem, The Journey, Mary Oliver wrote, “One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began.” I am hoping today is that day for you.
Before beginning his career as a professional counselor, Richard made a few stops on his journey at UVA (wahoowa!), Covenant Seminary, Peabody College, and Stony Brook, NY. He served as a middle school and high school administrator and was the Executive Coordinator of Nashville Psychotherapy Institute. When not helping individuals and couples live more fully in their personal and professional relationships, Richard spends time with his wife and three daughters, takes care of his chickens, garden and new puppy, Skye (a golden retriever), and reads anything Wendell Berry ever wrote.
Meet Amy Fowler
It is rumored that Michelangelo carved one of his greatest statues from a second-hand block of stone that had been rejected because of its many imperfections. When asked how he created such a breathtaking masterpiece, Michaelangelo simply replied, “David was always in the stone. I chipped away until he was free.”
In the same way, Amy believes that underneath the false images we present to others, there lives a person of inherent beauty, depth, and value. Amy is committed to helping her clients find the courage to live from the unique self they were created to be.
In order to protect ourselves from painful emotions and secure the love we need, we have developed defensive strategies which, over time, leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others. Amy creates a safe space where her clients are encouraged to name, feel, and understand their emotions in order to come home to their deepest needs and desires. Amy believes that significant change happens when her clients are able to identify and challenge the shaming messages with which they have been burdened in order to embrace more true and life-giving messages. She believes there is freedom and fulfillment available to those who are willing to chip away at learned defenses and discover the beauty within.
Amy enjoys working with women of all ages. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, codependency, adult children of alcoholics, grief and loss, spirituality, life transitions, toxic shame, sexual abuse, trauma, and career counseling.
In Amy’s spare time you can find her wandering somewhere outside with her husband and daughter, unwinding with a good fiction book, or practicing hot yoga. She is always eager to plan her next adventure trip with friends or be at the lake with her extended family. Amy dreams of owning horses, lots of land, and a large front porch one day.
Meet Kate Moody
Kate began her career in psychotherapy by way of Washington D.C., where she worked at a creative consultancy. While she enjoyed brand storytelling, she found that what she truly loved was listening to the diverse array of human stories behind the brands. In the therapy room, Kate recognizes the great privilege that is being allowed into another person’s story while it is still ongoing, in the midst of chapters that might be painful or uncertain. It is here that she creates a refuge for clients, providing a safe space of authenticity, honesty, and humor along the way.
Kate’s work as a therapist is rooted in her belief that true healing must take into account our full humanity – psychology, biology, and spirituality. As a result, Kate’s therapeutic orientation is holistic, incorporating a variety of clinically tested and evidence-based approaches to allow each client to receive individualized care. She uses a trauma-informed, person-centered approach, integrating elements of traditional therapies with somatic work and mindfulness-based practices. Kate is also trained in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapeutic approach that uses eye movements to reprocess traumatic events so that the disturbing material is remembered and felt in a new and less distressing way.
Kate works with a wide variety of men and women of all ages. She has experience working with attachment issues, anxiety, codependency, depression, emotional regulation, grief and loss, high sensitivity (HSP), life transitions, relationship problems, trauma (physical/emotional/religious), whole-body wellness, and more.
Outside of work, Kate can be found catching a live music concert with her husband or friends, working out at barre class, fumbling a Great British Bakeoff recipe, or creating (yet another) Spotify playlist.