Happy Thanksgiving

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward

The staff at the Child and Family Counseling Center would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Speaking of Thanksgiving, gratitude is one small tool to help you focus on the positive moments in your life and be present with what you have. This is a great season to stop and reflect on the good in our lives and to recognize that good moments can exist even within difficult times. I am grateful to have such an amazing and dedicated staff and so many incredible clients, each working towards their own goals. Therapy can be a difficult journey with such incredible results. I hope that everyone is able to find gratitude in their life every day, even if it’s for something as small as a warm cup of tea on a chilly morning.

Best to you and yours,

Dr. Payne

Groups – Join the Fun

Hi! Dr. Payne here. I am excited to say that we are settling into our space and have been able to start several of our skills groups. This week we will complete our first Stressed Teens group that focuses on mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. Our second group just started and I hope to release new start dates soon. Both of these groups have been geared towards teens in high school. I am hopeful to get the middle school group up and running soon. I am having a great time teaching teens to be in the moment and not let our high pressure world be so stressful. Be sure to let us know if you are interested. We always have our interests list going so we can meet the needs of the community.

Our DBT skills groups are also starting to fill up. We have groups for both high school and middle school students.  Anika is currently leading these groups and enjoying coaching the members on developing these new skills. Enrollment is ongoing and there are opportunities for new members to join every 6-session. This group teaches core mindfulness skills, skills to improve interactions with others, strategies for being more comfortable with difficult emotions, and tools to improve one’s mood.

We also recently added Heather Olson, LCSW to the staff and she is planning on leading one or two social skills/support groups for kids and teens. We are still working on developing these , so let us know if you are looking for any specific age groups or topics! We hope to start them soon. With the holiday season approaching, we may not have these officially start till January. In the meantime, Heather is taking new clients and has a well developed toolbox to provide both skills and support.

We all appreciate the community for its support and look forward to continuing to provide high-quality interventions!

Settling In

We have been in our space for two weeks! While we are still settling in, we have been happy to hear from past, current, and future clients. We look forward to serving the Brentwood/Franklin community as well as surrounding areas including Nashville, Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station, Murfreesboro, and more! If you haven’t been in touch yet, please do. You can call us at 615.866.9386 or email us at info@williamsonfamilycounseling.com. Also, please be sure to explore the rest of our website to see the groups and yoga opportunities that are available in addition to individual, family, and couples counseling for all ages!

The Child and Family Counseling Center, PLLC has a phone number!

It’s an exciting step in establishing a new practice. We are still finalizing a lot of other details, but are ready to take your calls and get you scheduled. Call us to find out about our individual, family, and group therapy options we are offering at our Cool Springs location. We plan to open our office at 1604 Westgate Circle in Brentwood, TN around August 22. Let us answer your questions and see how we can be of service to you. Call us at 615.418.4217

Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce the upcoming Child and Family Counseling Center to the Cool Springs area. We plan to open our doors this Fall and provide individual, family, and group therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. If we can be of service, we look forward to your call. Prior to opening, you can reach Dr. Payne’s current office at 615.550.3560.