Sarah holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She received her Bachelor's in Theatre and Community Outreach from Skidmore College.
Sarah has a background as an actor and theater educator. It was her passion for the cathartic power of self-expression that led her to psychology and to studying the application of creative forms for therapeutic means. We could all use little more fun and playfulness in our lives, and healing is only enhanced by creative thinking and a touch of humor.
Sarah worked as a therapist in high school, residential recovery, and community mental health settings prior to moving to Nashville and opening her private practice, Creative Counseling Nashville, PLLC.
When not attending to her clients or furthering her clinical education, Sarah enjoys hikes and yoga, cooking, taking acting classes, making crafty things, and quality time with her friends and family. Sarah has called both New York City and San Francisco home, and she is now at home in Nashville with her husband, stepdaughter, and their dog Dennis.
Courtney Peterson, Ph.D. is a professor for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University where she teaches courses on mental illness and mentors undergraduate students. It was through this mentoring that she felt called to therapy. Helping others work through issues and transitions is a passion for her.
Courtney is doing an internship in Marriage and Family Therapy. She sees a variety of clients, working with teenagers through adulthood. She sees individuals, couples, and families. Her goal is to be a collaborative partner who can help to identify strengths, tackle presenting issues, and guide clients toward healing. She has particular experience with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Life Transitions, Divorce, and Infidelity. But she is open to a wide range of issues facing clients.
In her free time, Courtney likes to watch old movies or hike at Radnor Lake with her husband and two children.
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Jack Justin Dreher is a third year clinical mental health graduate student in Vanderbilt University’s Human Development Counseling Program. Jack’s special areas of interest include working with individuals managing anxiety and depression, individuals who have experienced trauma, and individuals living with chronic pain. Jack also enjoys working with geriatric clients, and their families, managing the aging process and end of life issues, as well as individuals and families going through the grief and loss process. Jack mainly works from a traditional talk therapy model, where he helps individuals explore their personal meaning making process and apply it to their situation, as well as teaches mindfulness and meditation techniques.
To work with Jack, click below and send an email with your interest.