Counseling and Therapy Services in Nashville, TN

Bryan Maynard





Bryan MaynarD, NCC, LPC-MHSP (Temp)

Bryan grew up at ‘ground zero’ of the Hatfield & McCoy feud. His first cousin, five times removed, was “Ol’ Randall McCoy,” the man who started the feud over a stolen pig. Bryan’s personal journey out of generations of poverty and cultural violence led him to train with some of the world’s leading researchers and therapists in the fields of traumatic injury and attachment trauma. His teachers include Bessel Van Der Kolk (MD), Pat Ogden (PhD), Franine Shapiro (PhD), Al Pesso (PhD), and Rachel Yehuda (PhD).

Bryan has two master’s degrees, theology (M. Div.) and counseling (M.A.), and was a decorated basketball play in high school and college: his achievements include being an All-State, Honorable Mention All-American, nominated to play on the McDonald’s All-American basketball team and a former Division 1 College basketball player at Mercer University, playing in the 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament.

Bryan’s treatment approach is a body-oriented psychotherapy that uses the body’s own sensory experience as the gateway to providing powerful correct emotional and visceral changes in the neurological patterns of the brain-body connection. He is trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR (Level 2), and he uses his experience as a certified personal trainer in various mind-body interventions that draw from Mindfulness, trauma sensitive yoga, Feldenkrais method and Holotropic breathwork.

Memberships: American Counseling Association; Tennesee Licensed Professional Counselors Association.

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