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Fran Holdsworth, M.A.

Schedule an Appointment - 615-933-8709 or e-mail me at fran.holdsworth.counseling@gmail.com. Available between the hours of 8:30am and 6pm. 

Fees - Call for details. 

Starting the Counseling Process - When you make the decision to begin counseling, you take a huge step toward obtaining mental and emotional health for yourself and your relationships (aka: feeling better!). It takes courage to take the first step towards personal growth and it can often feel scary. Please know, one of my top priorities is that you feel safe in process of therapy and in our therapeutic relationship.

Our first session will primarily be a time to identify what brought you to therapy as well as to establish your goals for therapy. This early time is significant as I come to understand your history and any other contributing factors related to your therapy goals. If we feel like it’s a good fit, we will then decide how often we will meet and what issues we will work on together. Keep in mind that therapy is a team effort, and as a team our purpose is to accomplish the goals you desire to reach.

 

 

 

I am passionate about helping others, walking alongside, serving and empowering them to make healthy decisions for themselves. My hope is that adolescents and adults dealing with life’s transitions feel safe in the counseling setting to process through transitons as she sees transition as an opportunity for growth. My clinical focus includes, personal growth/wellness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, family changes, parenting skills, grief/loss, anxiety and depression. I have worked extensively with young adults/adolescents which I believe has given me a unique perspective and am especially passionate about helping others navigate through these transitional years.

My goal is to help clients uncover those places that are holding them back from freely living the life they long to live. I see counseling as an opportunity to explore and understand one’s self better, and to learn new skills/tools to move towards the personal growth one desires.

I love a good adventure, sipping coffee with friends/family, my dog Sully, the outdoors and running, even though it’s really slow running. I look forward to hearing about your adventures as well!

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and a Masters in Professional Counseling (MAPC) with an emphasis on spiritual growth and trauma from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA. I enjoy working with individuals and families, particularly those seeking healing and growth through transitional periods in life. My clinical experience includes: a residential recovery program for adolescents and families, private practice, a university counseling center, parent coaching and teen support groups.