When are you open?
By appointment only
Tuesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday 12 pm - 8 pm
Friday 12 pm - 5 pm
Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm
*Ask about special after-hour and weekend appointments (first come, first serve)
How much do you charge?
FREE 15 Minute phone consultation.
$30 for a half-hour meet and greet to meet in person to see if we're a good fit and to answer any questions you may have.
$85 per 1-hour session
$125 per 1.5-hour session
$160 per 2-hour session
Do you take insurance?
We can provide you with a documentation of services as an out-of-network provider. Although we do not file, we are able to create a receipt that maybe submitted to your insurance for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance carrier for more information.
Where exactly are you located?
700 East Old Hickory Blvd. Madison, TN 37115
We’re about a mile from downtown Madison. We're tucked away next to ALD Garden Center at the corner of Lanier Dr. and East Old Hickory Blvd in Madison. If you’re familiar with Madison, we’re between the post office and 4-way stop, across Lanier Dr from First One Market.
You’ll notice a gated entrance about 25’ from the corner of Lanier Dr and Old Hickory. Pull in there and we have parking spots reserved just for you. Here is an image of what you're looking for when you park:
What is therapy like?
It's the opportunity to be authentic and connected as you discuss your concerns and goals. It's like having a relationship with someone where you can feel safe, understood, and valued for being who you are. You don't have to wear any kind of social mask. You can say, perhaps for the first time, what you really think and feel about your life, your relationships, your values, your struggles, and your dreams. I recently read a therapist who wrote that therapy is "constructive risk taking", I agree.
Our number one goal is to see and understand you and your perspective.
Also, it's also a unique relationship. How many relationships do you have where you don't have to ask how the other person is doing or worry about how they are feeling. When we're together it's all about you, your story, and your goals.
Does therapy work?
Like anything, you get what you put into it. It's not a magic cure. However, many studies have shown that therapy can be helpful for many clients with a wide range of issues. We use a daily analytics to help track our client's progress over the course of therapy. On average, our clients go from reporting 5-6's to 8-9's on a scale of 0-10 (details below) in 8 sessions, in less than 3 months, and they report feeling respected, understood, and that the approach and topics stayed relevant to them.
Here are a few highlights of the numbers for 2017:
80 Days - Average days of service
22.6 - Average Initial ORS (This is the average of the first session scores. It would look like a client marking all 4 questions between a 5 and a 6.)
33.5 - Average Last ORS (This is the average last score. It would look like a client marking 8 or 9 on all four questions.)
7.7 - Average number of sessions
11 - Average Raw Change (11 is the clinically significant target. When a clinician hits this number, they can say with confidence, that therapy had a positive impact in the change reported by the client.)
37.8 - Average SRS at last session (This is the average score report on how they felt the session went. It would look like getting a 9 or 10 on all four questions.)
Do you just work with families and couples?
Not at all. We probably work more with individuals than couples and families. The thing that makes MMFT's different are the ways we are uniquely trained to consider multiple complex systems that may be contributing to a problem and their resolution, specifically relational systems like the family.
Click on the link (Marriage and Family Therapy) for a detailed explanation of MFT's.
How many sessions will we have?
It depends. If we meet once a week it usually ranges between 8-14 sessions. We find that clients who are highly motivated and are willing to work between sessions will terminate their course of therapy earlier than those who choose to do all of their work in session. Sometimes the work takes longer due to the complexity and depth of the issue or from additional constraints. It's a case by case basis. We will discuss this in more detail with you as we collaborate on a treatment plan.
Where did the name "The Self Discovery Clinic" come from?
It came from the idea that when a person is comfortable in their own story and living authentically from that place, they tend to do better. Relationships improve, symptoms decrease, and a person's perspective on the inevitable tough times change when a person knows, with confidence who they really are and begin to live that way. We realized that some of the most satisfied people we know, to one degree or another, live authentically. Conversely, those who struggle the most, often have a difficult time answering the question "Who are you?" and tend to wear a social mask.
Self-discovery is sometimes confused with self-obsession. We don't believe many people are "self-obsessed" in the way we tend to think of it. Quite the opposite, we think most people are "other-obsessed" (social media for example). They find trouble by living inauthentically and believing messages hostile to who they really are. Agreeing with hostile messages and wearing a mask to go unnoticed is the root of many problems.
It may not be a traditional name for a relationally-oriented therapy practice, but we firmly believe that self-discovery leads to self-harmony and authenticity, which leads to mental health, which leads to better relationships!
When you know who you are, everything else falls into place.
Any additional questions?
Please don't hesitate to contact us. Some of the concepts and terminology in therapy are likely new. Some things may need further explanation and we are more than happy to clarify as needed. We look forward to hearing from you!