Interns! Wahoo!!

We are thrilled to have interns here at NCTP that help our practice run smoothly, and provide income dependent fees, serving Nashville with affordable therapy…. What!?!?! I know you thought that was impossible!  Our current interns are with us as they complete their master's degrees in counseling.  Supervision will be provided directly by one of our licensed therapists while they are practicing at NCTP.   If you are interested in the limited lower fee spots for counseling that is attainable by seeing an intern, let us know in order to be placed on the schedule.  

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Crystal Owens

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2002 and a Master of Science in School Counseling in 2009. As a School Counselor, I have over a decade of experience working with adolescents and families. In this role, I repeatedly referred families to clinicians in the Nashville area for follow-up care.

I soon realized I wanted to be part of the solution. This lead me to my interest in clinical counseling and began taking additional courses. I am currently enrolled at Lipscomb University to obtain an additional master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My philosophy to counseling is to be a facilitator. I feel that many times individuals hold the key to their solutions with and with the proper support, they can accomplish their wellness goals.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring parks around town with my kids. I also love traveling, watching decorating shows, and gardening.



Jess Mattson

I dedicated my twenties to becoming incredibly curious about who I was and who it is I wanted to become. When I made the decision to become a therapist, it was because I became incredibly clear on two things: I love people and I love learning about their why. Now, as a young clinician, I get the opportunity to sit in front of you and be wildly curious about who you are and who you want to become while acknowledging and processing the pain, challenges, and celebrations along the way. This journey started with a B.S. in Communication Studies with a focus on gender studies, which guided me through various adventures that eventually led me to Nashville Center for Trauma and Psychotherapy. Outside of NCTP and graduate school, I am the lead instructor at Fahrenheit Yoga where my soul comes alive creating space for students to decompress and gain a higher sense of self.

In my "free time," I spend as much time as possible with my CrossFit family, gallivant around Nashville tasting all of the food and drinks, practicing yoga, or living fully in the big belly laugh moments with friends.


Emily Stewart

I have always naturally gravitated toward caring for and helping others, especially those in need. I began nannying children of all ages and backgrounds in high school and continued to nanny while earning my B.A. in Psychology from Lipscomb University. Through my experiences as a nanny and the knowledge of psychology I gained in undergrad, I decided to earn my Master's in Clinical Mental health Counseling from Lipscomb University where I hope to become part of the positive change. 

As a Masters candidate intern, my goal as your counselor is to provide a safe place for us to establish a relationship where you are the expert on your own life. Together we will work to make the necessary behavioral, cognitive, and emotional changes to improve your overall quality of life. 

Outside of my studies, I enjoy finding unique coffee shops with friends, curling up with a good book, and dancing it out with my Zumba family. 



Jeff Waller

All my life, I have felt called to help others, whether it was with a best friend or someone I had just met. My path has pushed me in many different directions, but ultimately, it has lead me here, which is where I’m meant to be. I was born in Texas and grew up most of my life in South Carolina. I graduated from Clemson University (Go Tigers!) with a B.S. in Marketing. I’ve been all over the map from opening restaurants to working in sales and currently working in tech recruiting. I am now working to attain my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lipscomb University. Even though my journey has been unique, I wouldn’t change a thing because it lead me to this point.

I have a deep passion for helping people, and my goal is to help you become the best version of yourself and embrace who you are. I believe we all have the power inside of us to handle everything life throws at us and grow from there. I want to create a peaceful and relaxed environment where you can drop your guards and begin to reveal and heal your true self.

Outside of work and school, I enjoy hanging with my friends and family, exploring the outdoors, watching and playing sports, listening to music, traveling with my wife, martial arts, and exercise! I love learning new things and always have my mind open.

Intern fees…. are based off of your income between $20 and $80. no one has ever been turned away simply because of finances. Please ask, no matter your situation.


Call 615.268.3344 or schedule above to begin your journey to better emotional, mental and spiritual health.

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