Counseling and Therapy Services in Nashville, TN

Christine Finnegan

COUNSELING TEAM

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Christine Finnegan, M.A., LPC-MHSP (Temp), NCC

Schedule and Fees

Christine works Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and is available for morning, afternoon and limited evening appointments.

She offers in-office appointments as well as Virtual Therapy Appointments or Walk & Talk Therapy Appointments (in-office assessment required).

Christine is an Out of Network provider that is happy to provide receipts to submit for insurance reimbursement.

She charges $160 for a 50 minute clinical session or $250 for a 90 minute clinical session.

Clinical Background and Experience

Christine Finnegan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor and Board Certified Music Therapist. She has been a contract counselor at Cypress Counseling Group since 2016. She is also the owner for ReplenishHER Counseling for Women and Teen Girls, as well as the Co-Founder of Her Heart Project, Inc., a nonprofit corporation for Women. 

She has over eight years of experience working in the Mental Health Field in a variety of settings, including: an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, Metro’s Domestic Violence Division, a Residential Drug/Alcohol Facility, as well as an Intensive Outpatient Program- where she helped launch a Women’s Intensive Track.

Christine has been an Adjunct Professor and Intern Supervisor at Belmont University’s Music Therapy Program. She has also helped start two different music therapy programs in Centennial’s Neuro-Intensive Care Unit as well as Sarah Cannon’s Cancer Research Hospital.

 

 

 

Christine Finnegan, M.A., LPC-MHSP (Temp), NCC

Are you the parent of a teen girl and struggling with knowing how to help her?

Your daughter tells you everything is fine- but you know it’s not.

She’s acting out, rebelling, and/or isolating to her room.

You see her struggling inside of friendships- she’s lonely, unable to connect with her peers, and you just don’t know how to help.

You’re desperate for her to be happy again, but it seems like every time you try to start a conversation, she gets upset, minimizes your concerns, and shuts down.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a Creative Therapist, that specializes in working with Teen Girls. I help girls decrease feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and depression- and help instill feelings of empowerment, resiliency, and positive self-worth.

The first step to doing this, is establishing a trusting relationship.

In a teens mind, having a relationship with an adult also comes with feelings of expectation and a need to please.

Because of this, teen girls will often withhold feelings, thoughts, and behaviors; confiding instead to their peers- who sadly do not always offer the best support and direction.

Teens feel that if the adults in their life knew what was really going on inside of them, it would mean damaging that relationship, or worse, causing disappointment.

Teen Girls need a space where they can learn to connect with an adult in a meaningful and authentic way- without feeling the pressure of expectation.

I work to create an environment where they can show up exactly as they are, with zero expectation, and know that is more than enough!

I do this through speaking their language.

Music, Art, Bullet Journaling, Movies, Social Media, and Other Expressive Outlets.

These are all important tools that I incorporate into the therapy space. I let the teen speak to what they value and utilize that as the foundation for our work together.

Once a relationship is established, I focus on helping teen girls increase their self-awareness.

Because teens are growing up in a generation of instant gratification- where they are glued to their phones and decisions are driven by social media norms- their awareness tends to focus on their external world. This of course makes it difficult to have any internal self-awareness.

By helping Teen Girls know what they are feeling, why they are feeling it, and how these feelings directly impact their actions and impulsive decisions- I am able to help them live their life with intention.

If you think I could be of assistance in helping your daughter through the jungle of Adolescence, I would love for you to give me a call.
615-258-5557