THE COUNSELING CENTER

The Counseling Center, PLLC is a professional pastoral counseling center for all of Middle Tennessee. They offer professional pastoral care & counseling for individuals, couples, and families as well as clinical training and supervision in three locations including Belle Meade United Methodist Church, St. Philips Episcopal Church and Mt. Zion Tullahoma.  The goal is for each client to feel welcome and safe in our offices and to create an environment that assists clients in achieving growth and wholeness.

INSIGHT COUNSELING CENTERS

Insight Counseling Centers exists to restore lives to wholeness – mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Insight provides quality, spiritually-integrated mental health counseling services for individuals, couples, and families, training for professionals, and mental health awareness education for communities in Tennessee.

RESTORE SMALL GROUPS

Restore Small Groups’ founder, Scott Reall grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Otterbein University in 1976 with a B.A. in Health and Exercise Science. Scott was an athlete through college and became a coach before joining the Green Hills Family YMCA in Nashville, TN as the Senior Wellness Director in 1988. Upon winning the YMCA of the USA Armstrong Award, Scott returned to school and attended Masters level classes in Theology from Covenant Seminary.

In addition, Scott has completed Stage II™ Recovery Training and is certified in The Grief Recovery Method ® Scott has led thousands of small groups and consistently meets with individuals to support their journey to transformation.

Executive Director, Sara Hamill, has more than 15 years experience in the not-for-profit world including work in the pastoral care field, program management, and organizational development. She joined her first Journey to Freedom small group in 2010. She experienced a safe, caring community that helped her grow and self-examine her life during a time of personal and spiritual discernment. She knew that she had found a unique, life-changing process that could be helpful to anyone no matter what the struggle or need.

She joined the Restore staff at the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in 2011 and has served as a Program Director and Director of Partnership Development for the organization. She is passionate about increasing the healing impact of small groups throughout Middle Tennessee and globally.

Sara has her Master’s degree from the Institute of Conflict Management at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, Sara has 400 hours of training in Clinical Pastoral Education from St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee and is a Certified Rule 31 Meditator.

SAGE HILL

At Sage Hill, Clinical Director, Phil Herndon uses a dynamic approach to help his clients recover their hearts and redeem their stories. His therapeutic approach is grounded in the Spiritual Root System™, and is informed by the work of Irvin Yalom and Dan Allender. He also integrates perspectives from Judeo-Christian traditions, existential philosophy, and pastoral care. Phil works with individuals who have lost their way through addiction, anxiety, depression, struggles with spirituality or burnout to walk them through the tumultuous and scary times that are so common to the human experience.

Phil worked in the trucking business through college and after college until finally realizing his true passion was helping people walk through difficulties and heartache. He completed graduate school in 1992 with Master of Arts degrees in counseling and religious education.

He served as a pastor in Texas for 15 years until joining Center for Professional Excellence in 2005 where he has served as Clinical Director until 2021 at which time he assumed the role of Clinical Director at Sage Hill Murfreesboro on a full time basis.

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