Is Therapy Right For Me?
What is a Collective?
Integrative Therapy of Nashville provides space and support services to the mental health providers in this office. Each practitioner is independently licensed and is operating their own practice. They are solely responsible for the services they provide and the manner in which they are performed and are not agents or employees of Integrative Therapy of Nashville Collective. We are simply a collective group of like-minded practitioners, supporting each other and the clients that come through our doors!
Do You Take Insurance?
Our providers are “self-pay” and do not currently accept insurance. We will all give you forms to file “out of network”. Call your insurance to see what your “outpatient mental health (or behavioral health) benefits” are. Often they will reimburse you a percentage of the fee. You pay to clinician’s out-of-pocket fee, they’ll give you a form to self-file and Insurance will reimburse you pursuant to your policy.
How Much Do You Charge?
Each provider has customized rates. Please see the provider’s page for detailed information. Interns will be significantly lower and most licensed clinicians will be between $125-$175. It is at each clinician’s discretion to offer a reduced fee.
Are You LGBTQAI+ Affirming?
Yes! We are affirming and celebratory of all identities. Our goal is to provide a safe place where you can be yourself as you embark on the therapeutic journey. We believe that your various identities – your ethnicity, age, gender, affectional orientation, are to be understood within their relationships with one another. We want to know what identities are important to you and how your life experiences are impacted by them!
How Do I Make An Appointment?
We invite you to explore each clinicians profile by clicking on their photo on the Home page or under the Meet Our Team tab. It may also be helpful to navigate through our “Services” pages. Each clinician that provides that service is listed at the bottom of each page.
Each practitioner’s profile will have their contact information available. If you aren’t sure where to start your healing process and would like to be matched with a clinician, we have you covered! You can contact our Client Care Coordinator at InfoTherapyNashville@gmail.com, by calling us at 615.257.9374.
You may also check out our Groups & Events page for additional supplemental offerings.
What’s the Difference Between an Intern, Pre-licensed Therapist (Temp) and Licensed Therapist?
“Intern therapists” are students at the Masters or Doctoral level who are earning hours towards licensure. They have gained all of the “book knowledge” but are learning to put it into practice as a clinician. They are supervised both at their internship site (where they do therapy) and at their university.
Obviously, intern therapists are “green” as they are new to the field, and their fees are significantly lower than the average licensed therapist.
“Pre-licensed therapists” have graduated from either their Masters or Doctoral programs but have not yet met the state requirements to possess a professional license. They have graduated from college and completed therapy internships. They continue to meet with a clinical supervisor. These clinicians will cost a bit more than interns. They may have 3-4 years of experience doing therapy and may already specialize in one area or another.
Licensed clinicians (i.e. Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers) have met ALL of the state requirements to hold and maintain a professional license. The process of getting licensed takes a lot of education and follow-through. There are state exams, several years of fieldwork, recommendation letters, etc. so you can rest assured that these therapists have earned their credentials! You will certainly find licensed therapists with niches and specialties, whereas pre-licensed clinicians are more likely to be working to find their “treatment of choice” and “best fit” client. If you see a licensed clinician, your wallet will probably know the difference. They are almost always more expensive than their unlicensed colleagues, but you will likely notice the difference that experience brings.
Why See a Master’s Level Intern?
- Getting an appointment sooner. Therapists often have waitlists and these clinicians are ready to get started with you in your healing process.
- Significantly reduced session fees.
- They are heavily vetted before they are placed at a clinical site.
- Interns are supervised by a site supervisor and a supervisor at their University, so it’s almost like getting 3 therapists for the price of one!
- They are enthusiastic and ready to put their years of education to work for you!
- They have smaller caseloads, which means more time and attention to your case.
- They are more willing to ask questions and learn at this point in their career and have access to highly skilled clinicians in the practice and in their program.
- They have fresh eyes and less assumptions since they have not had repetitive cases.