Christy Tunnell is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. Christy graduated from Walden University with her Master’s of Science Degree, specializing in Marriage and Family therapy, and has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from East Tennessee State University.
Christy is an ethical therapist who works hard to follow the ethical standards set forth by the AAMFT and ACA Code of Ethics as well as adheres and follows the Tennessee state laws that govern marriage and family therapists. Christy is a current member of the American Counseling Association.
Christy is fully trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) through EMDR CONSULTING, which is EMDRIA approved. Christy is also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT). Christy's passion in therapy is working with those who have experienced trauma. Christy works with children and adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. She has experience working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, traumatic life events, family conflict, parenting struggles, victims of all types of abuse and neglect as well as grief and loss. She also has experience in leading group therapy for things like anger management, parenting, domestic violence as well as substance use.
Christy tries to follow the path that she feels like God has set out for her, and that is to help those who feel lost and just need someone to really hear them and care about their emotional well-being. Along with Gods plan, Christy's theoretical approach is an integrative one, meaning she develops treatment approaches tailored to each person or family using interventions and ideas pulled from many different theories. EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems Therapy are at the top of models that she gravitates towards when working with clients. Christy's mission is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space, through empathy and humor, in which a person can be themselves and share their life struggles.
On a Personal Note:
When I started College, I had no clue what I wanted to do. After a year and a half of core classes, and switching my major several times, I felt the calling from the good Lord above to become a therapist. I suspect that God had been trying to tell me all along that being a therapist was it for me, but I didn't listen until he sort of dropped it into my lap through a friend of mine. After that, I was in love, and I feel so much comfort and peace when I'm in a session with someone, that nothing else matters but how my client is doing!
Meg holds an Associate's Degree in Theology from Life Christian University in Lutz, FL, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Human Services from Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV, a MS in Clinical Psychology, and is currently working toward licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. Meg is a current member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and diligently follows the ethical principles and guildelines of the AAMFT and APA.
Meg has been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Integrative Therapy. She has worked extensively with children, couples and families as well as individuals who have experienced trauma and PTSD (veterans, law enforcement, sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse/assault). Meg has also worked with various types of addiction and addiction recovery.
On a Personal Note
"I began my journey into the field 17 years ago when God placed a calling on my heart and life through the blessing of a child. I quickly realized there was no comprehension of the love God holds for us. I knew if God loved so completely, so passionately, and so unconditionally, then I wanted to please Him and fulfill His purpose for my life. I prayed He would set the path and regardless of where it went and what happened, I would continue to walk in the way He directed. He opened the doors and I ran through them, learning to reach out, meet other where they are in this life, and assist with the betterment of His creation."
Jessica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been certified by the Tennessee Board for Marital and Family Therapists. Jessica holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Capella University. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Carson-Newman University.
Jessica is an active and current member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She adheres to and follows the ethical guidelines set forth in the AAMFT code of ethics as well as the Tennessee state laws and statutes that govern marriage and family therapists.
Jessica works with adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. She has specialized training in grief/loss, family conflict and dynamic, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Jessica views the individual as a part of the system(s) in which they live, and therefore, develops treatments with that in mind.
Jessica’s approach to therapy combines key components of the training she has received along with the expert guidance of the Holy Spirit. Her desire and purpose is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place to share life’s challenges.
On A Personal Note:
I firmly believe God has called me to this profession. While my expertise and training have been invaluable, it is the combination of my training, life experiences, and most importantly my relationship with Jesus that gives me the ability and the passion to be who God has called me to be.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”