Grew up in Nashville and then moved to the southwest. Lived for 12 years in Arizona working in hospitality and IT sales. Finished undergrad at the Northern Arizona University (Go Lumberjacks). Moved back to Nashville to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Tennessee for Social Work. Worked for Cumberland Heights in admissions and intake, Big Brother Big Sister as a family interviewer and as a family therapist for the Oasis Center for Youth.
Heart for adolescents and young people experiencing grief, trauma, substance abuse issues, depression and anxiety and feeling disconnected from family.
Outside of therapy, Chandler enjoys gardening, cooking, road trips in the south and writing silly stories on the internet.
Katherine provides a safe environment for individuals to begin to engage their heart, deeply explore their story, and live more fully. She walks with her clients as they wrestle with the sorrows and joys of life, fostering healing and restoration of the heart. Through her own struggle with grief and loss, she has come to understand the renewing power of truth, and healing power of relationship. Katherine’s practice is an integrative approach informed by aspects of The Spiritual Roots System, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness based practices. She values incorporating the physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual components of an individual into therapy. She has experience working in a community mental health setting, as well as, elementary, middle, high school, and university counseling settings.
Katherine was born and raised in Memphis, TN. The youngest of three, she was brought up in a multinational household where she developed a deep acceptance and empathic understanding for the cultural, social, and individual differences in people. She enjoys walking, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and baking anything that has chocolate in it. She finds joy in exploring the beauty of God’s creation, and spending time with those she loves.
Charles is from Memphis, TN and has been in the counseling field for 20 years. He first felt his calling to therapy work while working in a Juvenile Detention Center during college. After graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Memphis, Charles moved into the prison system as a counselor. There he found many of the same juveniles, now adults, stuck in this same vicious cycle. Charles wanted to help more people break out of this cycle, leading him to obtain his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. This has helped him to get to the root of his clients’ brokenness, which often starts in the family.
After graduating from The University of Alabama in 2011, Adam led the music ministry and a men’s freshman Bible study for a year with The Navigators at his alma mater. He spent the next two years in Nashville writing and playing music with three friends, while continuing to lead a music team and a men’s freshman Bible study for The Navigators at Belmont University and Vanderbilt University. He and his wife, Mollie, met while in school at The U of A, and they have been married since July 2014.
Adam has outpatient experience with people facing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance abuse, family conflict and mood disorders. He has lived all over the country in a variety of environments, and one of his great joys as a counselor is the opportunity to come alongside people of all walks of life in their pursuits toward the next step.
A native Memphian, Kate spent several years spent on the East Coast in Virginia and New York but couldn’t resist the pull to move back to the Bluff City. She taught for six years, and through her work as a teacher, developed the desire to know the hearts of her students and their families more deeply. This passion, coupled with her own experience with the power of healing and relationship, drove her to pursue her Master’s in Counseling. She is thrilled to be completing her internship at Sage Hill.
Kate is grateful for the privilege of having opportunity to walk with clients along their journeys to a fuller life. She creates a safe, supportive space for them to deeply explore their own stories and helps to facilitate its expression. Having herself experienced the process of shedding her mask and uncovering her true heart, she looks to help others move from living in day-to-day survival mode to living fully in the moment.
John enjoys creating a safe space for his clients to reflect, grow, and thrive. He is a well-being expert with a particular passion for helping individuals and organizations create rhythms of sustainable emotional health. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, he has been working with individuals and organizations for over two decades in various therapeutic settings including inpatient treatment, community-based counseling, and Employee Assistance Programs.
John considers his recent work with International Justice Mission in Gulu Uganda to be a highlight of his career. He served as Professional Development Fellow where he provided leadership coaching and professional formation. John values using multiple evidenced based modalities which include solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy.
M.S.S.W. in Clinical Social Work – University of Tennessee
B.A. in Political Science – Lipscomb University
Denise has a desire to come alongside people to help break down the walls around their hearts. She has experience working in an acute inpatient hospital setting and working with women and children of domestic abuse. She strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which God’s truth may begin to heal and transform. Denise believes God has called her to counseling and is passionate about helping others through the difficulties in their lives.
Denise lives in Collierville with her husband of 31 years and she has two grown children. Her faith has always been a very important part of her life and she is passionate about helping others live a truly fulfilled life. She loves baking, reading, spending time with her family, and walking her dogs.
I have been a Nashville based singer-songwriter for almost twenty years. I just celebrated twenty years of marriage to my husband Andy and have three children- two in high school and one in middle school. I love hiking, cooking, reading, being at the lake or the ocean, and spending time with family and friends.
I grew up on the southeastern coast of Virginia and came to Nashville to study music at Belmont University. My family is all located in Virginia and North Carolina and I love getting back to the Outer Banks every summer to get my fill of seafood and time by the water. I married a Texan and have come to love the Lone-Star state as well!
I love this work and consider it a privilege to walk alongside my clients at Sage Hill.
Rob believes every individual is created to live out of the fullness of who they are. Working together, Rob invites individuals to discover who they are through willingness, patience, work, and time.
Rob is passionate about individual story. He uses active listening and genuinely curious questions, to help individuals recognize the wisdom of their experiences and find new language to make sense of who they are. Rob invites individuals to consider what their needs reveal about who they are.
Rob grew up in Mississippi and moved to Nashville to pursue a career in the music industry. After 13 years as a touring musician and songwriter, Rob came off the road to pursue a Masters in Professional Counseling. Rob enjoys time with his wife and son, is an avid sports fan, and loves being outside.
Jill has been working in the mental health field since 2001. Her approach to therapy is integrative, meaning she implements several different theories into her practice; Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral. She believes in a holistic experiential approach to change, addressing the idea that we are made up of our feelings, thoughts, behaviors and spiritual selves. All areas need to be addressed, experienced, and understood to help find growth and healing, to live life as intended, and to rest in ultimate freedom.
Outside of counseling, Jill enjoys laughing (well, she’s known to do that in counseling session too!), spending time with her husband and two children, all things involving water, reading, reflecting in the quiet with God, hanging out with her friends, spending time pouring into others and being poured into.
Stephen’s experience includes working in community mental health centers as both a therapist and as a social worker. He works with individuals and couples and has a history of working with adolescents as well. He believes the relationship between the therapist and the client is the primary catalyst for change and growth. Stephen’s empathetic and authentic presence fosters a sense of trust within the therapeutic alliance; this alliance enables clients to honestly confront troubling patterns in their lives while gaining personal insight and hope.
Stephen considers his approach to therapy to be eclectic and tailored uniquely to each client and their own personal stories. He incorporates interpersonal, existential, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches. He is also committed to staying current on the most recent developments in neuropsychology.
Prior to working as a therapist, Stephen spent nearly ten years in law enforcement and four years with the FBI. While he values the time he spent in civil service, he came to terms with the fact that he was better suited to be a conduit of mercy rather than agent of justice. He has found his niche and his calling in the field of psychotherapy.
In addition to walking alongside people suffering with trauma, grief, depression, and various manifestations of anxiety, Stephen also welcomes exploring issues of spirituality, sexuality, and identity with clients who are looking to find greater wholeness and congruency in these areas.
Rachael’s connection with Sage Hill began in 2016 when she was hired as administrator for the practice. She shares Sage Hill’s passion in the work they do and has loved being a part of a community committed to living fully. Rachael grew up in Memphis, but took a short detour to Starkville, MS where she earned her B.S. in Psychology at Mississippi State University. She is currently completing her Masters in Counseling at Concordia University Irvine. Rachael has a broad variety of experience working in community mental health agencies and non-profits in the Memphis area.
In seasons where life has seemed to be marked by tragedy and felt the most challenging, Rachael has wrestled with the tension of “Life is tragic and God is faithful.” Rachael has personally experienced the freedom and healing that often comes through relationship. Through therapy, she seeks to come alongside clients as they pursue something different in their life and relationships. Rachael creates a safe space for clients to tell the truth, ask hard questions, and trust their process. Rachael considers it an honor to hear and hold the stories of others and to be with them in the struggle.
Corey’s passion for people awakening to who God made them to be guides his approach to spiritual direction. Drawing on scripture, literature, and spiritually mindful conversation, Corey works to help others recover their sense of purpose then dream about how they might live it.
It’s this passion to see people come alive to who they’re meant to be that drew Corey into university teaching, authoring books and several articles on topics formative for human flourishing, and working to build transformational relationships within the local church.
At Sage Hill, Corey serves as the director of spiritual formation, working with individuals and groups to help them walk in the fullness and joy of their identities, passions, and purpose.
Corey and wife Jennifer live in Memphis with their four children.
As a Professional Counselor since 2006, Dr. Ribeiro has dedicated his clinical and research efforts to helping survivors of trauma achieve the psychological wellbeing and freedom we are all worthy of enjoying. Beyond his interest in psychological trauma, Dr. Ribeiro is interested in issues related to interpersonal relationships, masculinity, mood difficulties, struggles with attention and concentration, career and life planning, cultural adaptation, and recovery from substance and behavioral addictions such as “sex addiction.”
Dr. Ribeiro integrates several theoretical approaches that have been empirically shown to be effective. These include traditional approaches such as interpersonal, emotive, and cognitive psychotherapies as well as avant garde approaches that draw from neuroscience, narrative theory, and constructivism.
Liz understands that hope can be frightening. She recognizes that as humans our stories are oftentimes not clean or linear, but messy and sometimes confusing. Her desire is to walk alongside clients into the mess to uncover meaning and recover the truth of their hearts.
She believes that a different experience of relationship can heal that which was initially harmed in relationship. Liz feels honored to sit with clients in their deepest grief and questions about life and also to celebrate the uniqueness of each person’s story.
Her practice focuses on helping clients connect to their feelings, needs, and desires through relationship with themselves, their therapist, and others. Liz integrates elements of Psychodynamic Family Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Experiential Therapy, and the Spiritual Roots System in her work with clients.
Jeff’s is a therapist and group facilitator. His style of therapy is both interpersonal and existential — interpersonal being the work of focusing on how individuals relate and connect with one another, and existential being the work of focusing on choice/agency, meaning, anxiety, and hope. He has extensive insight and experience working with couples, recovering addicts, and professionals, both in private and in group environments.
Bachelor in Systems Engineering, University of Virginia
Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Richmont Graduate University
Description Join us Thursday, September 13th as we continue our monthly series for the fall, Evenings With Sage Hill: Living Fully. Stephen James will be speaking on identity, personality and the image of God. A brief Q&A will follow. Note: Admission is FREE, but only 60 spots are available. Please RSVP below to reserve your…Register