Stephen is the Executive Director of Sage Hill: A Social Impact Organization, which is a coalition of coordinated initiatives whose mission is to help people see who they are made to be so they can do what they are made to do.
Professionally, Stephen currently serves as an executive advisor and leadership consultant to successful entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals through Sage Hill Consulting’s Leadership Lab.
Before Sage Hill, Stephen worked as a private practice psychotherapist in Nashville, TN, for more than a decade.
Stephen is the co-author of six books, including the bestselling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys. His latest book is Parenting with Heart: How Imperfect Parents Raise Resilient, Loving, and Wise-hearted Kids.
He has been married to Heather for over 20 years, and together they have four children.
Stephen earned his master’s in Counseling from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and his bachelor’s from Belmont University.
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.
Dane is the Director of Spiritual Formation for Sage Hill Counseling. He also facilitates multiple groups each week, leads pre-marital counseling, and teaches various classes.
Dane has practiced as a spiritual guide and mentor for nearly 30 years. His work with individuals and groups includes spiritual direction, group therapy process, and higher education. Dane’s practice is rooted in the traditional understanding of Spiritual Direction as “holy listening,” a context in which God’s presence directs our conversation and leads us to live an “undivided life” with ourselves, others and God.
Dane also has more than 15 years’ experience teaching and consulting with the StrengthsFinder Inventory for students, businesses, and individuals.
As Belmont University faculty, Dane teaches survey-level biblical studies courses, including Jesus in the Gospel & Film.
Dane also created and presents “College Parent 101” focusing on guiding parents of new college students in the relational transition. Dane has published print and on-line articles, as well as his blog: www.collegeparent101.com.
Dane earned his Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Theological Seminary and holds a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University. He is also received his certification for Spiritual Direction from Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Formation.
Alex provides a safe place for individuals, couples, and families to engage their heart and begin to live fully. He helps them more deeply explore their story and the effect of key relationships (both historically and currently), allowing them to heal in areas of relational woundedness/brokenness and become who they are made to be.
His practice is grounded in the Spiritual Root System™ and influenced by narrative therapy, psychodynamic theories, existential philosophy, as well as other psychosocial theories. Alex brings a diverse approach to his counseling practice by integrating the psychological, spiritual, social, and biological aspects of a person’s life.
Alex earned his Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Marketing from Belmont University.
Member of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Beth is passionate about helping people live fully, better understand how to care for themselves, and encourage them toward the life they were made to have. She believes that healthy relationships ground in truth and vulnerability are essential to this process.
Beth has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Master’s in Global Leadership, and is a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200). She brings a well rounded perspective into her therapy practice that integrates the psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of a person’s life. Her practice is grounded in the Spiritual Root System as well as other psycho-social theories.
Personally, Beth is a Nashville native who enjoys playing in the kitchen, gardening, traveling and being an avid sports fan (WDE!).
Beth is available to work with individuals for brief therapeutic intensives (typically 3-4 days) to help them address specific issues. Each intensive is tailored to meet the uniques needs of the client.
She meets regularly with clients in a one on one format. This establish a regular rhythm where people can intentionally care for themselves as they learn to become more of who they are created to be.
Beth leads several small groups that meet weekly where participants actively provide support, encouragement and hope to one another.
Beth created and leads a workshop called “At The Table,” that helps the participants begin the conversation around their unique relationship with food.
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Beth has earned a Masters in both Marriage and Family Therapy (from Trevecca Nazarene University) and Global Leadership (from Dallas Baptist University). She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University.
Before joining Sage Hill as a therapist, Christen worked as a family counselor at Youth Villages in Nashville. It was through that experience that she developed a deep compassion for those who have suffered from traumatic life events.
Christen is passionate about working with those who have lost heart on their journey whether through trauma, abuse, or relationship hardship. She desires to move near the painful parts of people’s stories in order to help them find their own voice.
She spent her post-graduate internship at the Hope Clinic for Women in Nashville where she gained experience working with women in crisis pregnancy situations and with young women and men who struggled with depression, anxiety, relationship issues and personality disorders.
B.A. in Sociology and Theater, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN
Master’s in Counseling, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
Jenay knows firsthand the pain and shame caused by an unmanageable life of anxiety and codependency. She found the help she needed through 12-step recovery groups and her own individual and couples therapy. Her deep program of recovery has given her hope, helped her recover her heart and grow into a person with passion, courage and a voice.
She holds a BSN in Nursing and is a Registered Nurse. Twenty-one years of marriage and raising two teenage sons (one of whom has autism) has forced her to confront and grieve her own wounds, to live one day at a time and to learn the incredible value of authentic relationships and self-care. For 12 years, she has participated in and led educational and support groups centered around the Spiritual Root System.
Nick uses a dynamic approach to help his clients recover their hearts and redeem their stories. His therapeutic approach is grounded in the Spiritual Root System™, and is informed by the Barnabas Model and the Allender Theory. He also integrates perspectives from Judeo-Christian traditions, existential philosophy, and family system theories, along with other psychodynamic theories.
Nick works with individuals and couples to help them come to bless the space between where they are and where they want to be. He seeks to become a place of hope where clients can tell the truth about the pain of where they are, grieve the tragedy of where they’ve been, and dare to hope and dream again about where they want to go.
Prior to moving to Nashville in 2014, Nick and his family lived in Charlotte, NC for 14 years. While there, he completed a Master of Divinity degree in 2004, spent several years in project management working with the healthcare industry, and was also part of the ministry staff at Hope Community Church (PCA). In 2013-2014, Nick completed a counseling residency at The Barnabas Center, a counseling, training, and teaching ministry in Charlotte, NC.
Nick has been married to his wife, Juliana, for 17 years and together they have two children.
Sarah’s therapeutic approach is grounded in the Spiritual Root System™ and informed by narrative therapy with a blend of family systems, attachment theory, and interpersonal and existential philosophies. She helps her clients connect with their stories, become more mindful of their hearts and thereby experience emotional freedom.
Sarah worked with women at Windhaven House in Dallas, TX where she gained experience in comprehensive recovery support after primary treatment from substance abuse. As a case manager she assisted in every facet of the recovery process including individual therapy, twelve step immersion, life skills development, group therapy and family program. She has also gained experience in private practice working with depression, self-harm, anxiety, relationship issues and personality disorders.
Before pursuing a career in counseling, Sarah spent a handful of years in the music business until she began paying greater attention to her desires, hopes, needs and feelings. The Spiritual Root System™ has brought new life to Sarah personally and to her counseling practice.
Sarah earned a Masters in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in the Recording Industry from Middle Tennessee State University.
Cresson has worked in both community mental health and private practice settings. She has extensive experience working with families in transition, couples, adolescents, and individuals. Much of her practice is influenced by systems theory, an attachment perspective and a psychodynamic approach. She also strives to consistently stay up to date with the latest research in neuroscience and relational theories of psychotherapy.
Our earliest relationships have an incredibly strong impact on how we develop, and exploring them provides great insight into the unique things that have shaped you, the implications of particular relational patterns, and the effect unresolved conflict may be having on your day to day interactions.
Cresson returned to her college home town of Nashville after several years on Young Life staff and further continuing her education at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. When she isn’t enjoying a good cup of coffee in the therapy room, you will likely find her lost in the mountains, opening up a bottle of red wine around a table of friends, or planning which country to cross off of her bucket list next.
Cresson earned a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development with a minor in Spanish from Vanderbilt University.
Kate’s therapeutic approach is brought to life through the Spiritual Root System™. She works through a Narrative Therapy lense while bringing Here and Now Therapy into the room to expose and heal relational brokenness and trauma. She carries a holistic approach that considers and cares for the brain, the body, the mind, and the heart.
Since graduating with a Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Kentucky, Kate has been mentoring and coaching college students at Wake Forest University and Trevecca Nazarene. She also spent a year in eleven different third world countries working with victims of trauma. She was led to Sage Hill through her own personal story of recovery and interned for a year and a half while she was getting her Masters in Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University.
B.A in Business Management – University of Kentucky
M.A in Counseling – Trevecca Nazarene University
Kate is currently working under supervision for Licensed Professional Counselor-MHSP.
Since becoming a Professional Counselor in 2006, Dr. Ribeiro has dedicated his clinical and research efforts to helping survivors of trauma achieve the psychological well-being 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.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology – Georgia State University
M.S. in Professional Counseling – Freed-Hardeman University
B.S. in Biblical Studies – Freed-Hardeman University
He grew up in Nashville and then moved to the southwest. He lived in Arizona for 12 years working in hospitality and IT sales. After finishing undergrad at the Northern Arizona University (go Lumberjacks), Chandler moved back to Nashville to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Tennessee for Social Work. Since then he has worked for Cumberland Heights in admissions and intake, Big Brother Big Sister as a family interviewer and the Oasis Center for Youth as a family therapist.
Chandler has a 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.
Miriam has worked at the Center for Professional Excellence, a long-term alcohol and drug treatment center founded by Dr. Chip Dodd in Nashville, since 2001. She has therapeutic experience working with the spouses of the patients there, as well as couples counseling. She also has experience in outpatient counseling with individuals and marriage counseling.
Miriam helps people tell their story and reawakens them to who they are. As her clients becomes clear on their early story, she shows them how the defenses that they learned to help them survive childhood are now blocking them from healthy relationships in adulthood. She does this by introducing them to the Eight Feelings™ and their needs which are essential to having relationship.
As a certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Miriam helps her clients learn to listen to others while still maintaining there own feelings and needs.
Miriam earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Belmont University and a Masters in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University.
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.
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.