Nashville CARES is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services to provide individual, couples, and group counseling. Our team of licensed counselors and therapists are experienced, compassionate, and trained in cutting-edge treatment approaches. Counseling services are confidential, tailored to meet your unique needs, and offered regardless of HIV status or ability to pay. Our therapists strive to be trauma-informed and culturally-inclusive by holding space for and honoring the experiences of each client we work with. Our services are available in person or via telehealth.
Lily Catalano, MSSW
Lily (she/her) helps clients define what wellbeing looks like for them and supports them on their path toward that vision. She fosters a welcoming, affirming environment in therapy to address life challenges and find opportunities healing and growth. Lily has training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness practice, and more.
Olivia Jackson (Liv), MFT
Liv’s (she/her) hope is to support her client’s therapeutic experience by creating a safe, validating, as well as fun space, while beginning to address the challenges which prompted her clients to begin therapy. She works through an affirmative and strengths-based lens and encompasses Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has primarily worked with clients with histories of trauma. Her passions include the empowerment of communities who face barriers to access mental wellness, as well as, providing support for those suffering from past and current traumas. She hopes to walk with her clients while they face challenging and rainy days, but also find joy, purpose, and days of sunshine.
Megan Moss, MSSW
Trauma Treatment Certification
Megan Moss (she/her) provides an accepting, nonjudgmental environment meant to empower clients to work toward healing by using a mixture of body-based therapy and breath work along with traditional talk therapy. She integrates components of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectic behavior therapy, and mindfulness for a holistic approach with clients. Megan’s practice is trauma-informed and evidence-based working from an anti-oppression lens. Her therapeutic strengths are building authentic relationships with clients, using humor as a therapy tool when appropriate, and exuding warmth.
Kara A. Rauscher, LCSW
Kara (she/her) believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients creates a safe space for healing, authenticity, and growth. Her approach recognizes and appreciates the deep connection between the mind and body; in therapy, Kara walks alongside her clients in their struggles and empowers them to find meaning and balance in their lives. Kara is certified in Brainspotting and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). She also has training and experience in modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Neuro-Affective Relational Model, and more.
Ronellis Tunstill, LPC
Ronellis (he/him) empowers individuals with focus on self-efficacy, self-concept, and arriving at self-actualization. As a member of the community, he addresses the need for mental health services for those of the LGBT experience (specifically gay and bisexual men of color). Ronellis understands the health disparities associated with LGBT individuals that are heavily impacted by intersectionality and uses an integrative approach to address the entire person. He has experience using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and has a basic training in EMDR.
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