Tennessee MFT Mentors

All of the individuals listed below have interest in connecting with other MFTs who would like support and mentoring around the areas in their profile. Please reach out directly as to them in their listed contacts to connect further. All mentors are listed alphabetically.

Melody Cline, MA, LMFT, CCTP, Registered Play Therapist

Region:

East Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings, Group Meetings, Phone/Email Professional Consults, Professional Presentations/Workshops, Clinical Supervision

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

AAMFT Supervisor in Mentoring, Provides Online Supervision

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice, Teaching/Academia, Community/Professional Presentations,  Consulting

About:

I love helping students make the transition from classroom to successful career, as well as helping licensed professionals add to their skills! I am particularly passionate about treating children 0-8 and their families. Helping develop systemically minded Play Therapists who know how to recognize and address the challenges children face in developmentally appropriate ways has led me to actively training, mentoring, and supervising others, as well as teaching on the graduate level. I am a Registered Play Therapist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and an Approved Provider of Play Therapy CEs by the Association for Play Therapy. My playful approach to therapy also spills over into my work as a Marriage Therapist working from a Gottman Method approach and in my Family Therapy work where I utilize sandtray, puppets, games, books, art, and play (including Theraplay informed practice) to treat families.

Website:

www.PlayTherapyinPractice.com

S. David Hall, PsyD, LMFT, LPC-MHSP-AS

Region:

East Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings, Group Meetings, Phone/Email Professional Consults, Professional Presentations/Workshops, Clinical Supervision

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

AAMFT Supervisor in Mentoring, LPC/MHSP Supervisor

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice, Teaching/Academia, Residential/Inpatient Treatment,  Consulting

About:

I love mental health entrepreneurship and practice building. I also have experience in addiction treatment and integrative care. I have free courses on therapist career development and practice building. They are available online through my group PsychMaven (www.psychmaven.com).

Website:

www.davidhallpsych.com

Randy Halstead, MMFT, LMFT

Region:

Middle Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings, Phone/Email Professional Consults, Clinical Supervision

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

AAMFT Supervisor in Mentoring

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice, Agency/Community Mental Health, Non-Profit

About:

I have been licensed since 2017 after completing the MMFT program at Lipscomb University in 2015. My clinician experience includes agency, non-profit and private practice settings. I am also becoming an approved AAMFT supervisor and work with 5-7 supervisees on a weekly basis. I would really enjoy walking alongside a fellow MFT on the journey of becoming licensed and establishing a clinical practice.

Website:

None Listed

Musenge Luchembe Hayslett, LMFT, LPC-MHSP

Region:

Middle Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings, Group Meetings, Phone/Email Professional Consults,  Clinical Supervision

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

AAMFT Supervisor in Mentoring, Provides Supervision through HIPAA compliant telecommunication platforms (Board Approves by Case)

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice, Agency/Community Mental Health, Church-Based Practice, Teaching/Academia, Residential/Inpatient Treatment, Non-Profit

About:

Private Practice, Networking, Marketing, "Niche"

Website:

www.musengetherapy.com

LaVonne Johnson, LMFT

Region:

Middle Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings, Group Meetings, Phone/Email Professional Consults,  Providing Documents and/or Written Resources for Emerging MFTs (licensure check-list, etc)

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

Does not Provide Supervision

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice, Agency/Community Mental Health, Church-Based Practice, Residential/Inpatient Treatment, Integrated Healthcare, Non-Profit, Consulting

About:

I am excited to learn about this mentoring program as I enjoy encouraging everyone to seek their full potential. Why not therapists?!? As a mentor, my main focus is consulting with therapists to help them build their own practice. In private practice I work with pre-teens to the elderly. I know what it is like to struggle to become an established therapist in my community. Having your own practice often means having many jobs rolled into one business. Learning how to break down each role is progressive, but it can be done. It would be my honor to support you.

Website:

Psychology Today Profile

Robbie Robinson Hutchens, LMFT

Region:

Middle Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings, Group Meetings, Phone/Email Professional Consults

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

Does not Provide Supervision

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice, Advocacy/Legislative

About:

I am passionate about mental health advocacy and policy-making issues in the legislative arena and also at the individual level in the educational arena (MFTs in Schools, IEP/504). I started a small business / private practice in Middle Tennessee to focus on the needs of exceptional children and their families.

Website:

www.signethousellc.com

Jeremy Johnson, LMFT

Region:

Middle Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings,  Clinical Supervision

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

AAMFT Approved Supervisor, LPC/MHSP Supervisor, Provides Online Supervision

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice, Agency/Community Mental Health

About:

I'm interested in providing supervision for licensure candidates and supervisors in training. I'm also interested in one-on-one meetings with licensure candidates and other LMFT's.

Website:

www.theconnectionplace.org/

Lezlie R Owsley, MMFT, LMFT

Region:

Middle Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings,  Phone/Email Professional Consults

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

Does not Provide Supervision

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice, Agency/Community Mental Health, Church-Based Practice

About:

I have a great appreciation for the concept of differentiation as presented by Murray Bowen and further developed by David Schnarch. I greatly value person of the therapist work and engage with young therapists in understanding their own in session process. I want to help emerging therapists develop greater personal awareness and become more present in the therapy space. I am a former AAMFT approved supervisor.

Website:

www.intentionallifecounseling.com

Marissa Pollard, MMFT

Region:

Middle Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings, Group Meetings, Phone/Email Professional Consults, Professional Presentations/Workshops, Providing Documents and/or Written Resources

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

Does not Provide Supervision

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice, Agency/Community Mental Health, Church-Based Practice, Community/Professional Presentations, Integrated Healthcare, Advocacy/Legislative, Court Testimony, Non-Profit, Consulting

About:

I practice from a Narrative and Satir/Experiential lens and incorporate play therapy, as well. I have experience in trauma and attachment-based concerns with children, youth, and adults. I have worked with at-risk (both juvenile and state's custody) children and youth and incarcerated parents.

Website:

Michael A. Runcie, LMFT

Region:

Middle Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings, Group Meetings, Phone/Email Professional Consults, Clinical Supervision

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

MFT Experience/Interests:

Agency/Community Mental Health, Church-Based Practice, Non-Profit, Consulting

About:

I've been in the MFT field since 1979 and thoroughly enjoy assisting students, post-graduates and beginning clinicians as they transition their academic education into a practical therapeutic experience.

Website:

www.ottercreek.org 

Leslie Russell-Martin MS LMFT PhD LP (MN only) RPT-S

Region:

Middle Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings, Group Meetings, Phone/Email Professional Consults, Professional Presentations/Workshops, Providing Documents and/or Written Resources, Clinical Supervision

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Provides Online Supervision

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice, Teaching/Academia, Community/Professional Presentations, Advocacy/Legislative, Court Testimony, Forensic Therapy Services (Legal and Assessment Related), Consulting

About:

I LOVE to help others navigate our profession! My passion is working with individuals interested in play therapy, trauma, neuro-developmental concerns, and equine therapy. Please take a peek at my website for a full discourse on interests and training!

Website:

www.truebalancefarm.com

Richard Sanders, M.Div, D.Min, LMFT

Region:

Middle Tennessee

One-On-One Meetings, Group Meetings, Professional Presentations/Workshops

Types of Mentoring Offered:

Supervisory Services:

Does not Provide Supervision

MFT Experience/Interests:

Private Practice

About:

Couples Therapy using The Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Website:

www.richard-sanders.com

Tennessee Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

103 Maple Street, Smyrna, Tennessee  37167

Phone: 615-355-4200       Fax: 615-355-4240

www.tnamft.com