Frances McEntire Bledsoe

Frances McEntire Bledsoe

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Nashville, Tennessee

(615) 292-4357

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Personal Statement

I believe that most of us CAN make the changes we deeply want to, particularly if we have a knowledgeable advocate to that process. I believe effective psychotherapy is often about both uncovering how we acquired the (literal or psychological) obstacles to our best paths and about the process of (emotional, cognitive and/or behavioral) skills' acquisition to remove those blocks. I strive to be a compassionate, trustworthy, and enthusiastic partner to my clients' growth processes. I also strive to look at each person who walks into my office as a unique individual, and to provide a safe and supportive environment.

In my 29 years of practice, I have had extensive training and experience in treating individuals; relational issues; couple and family concerns; trauma recovery; bereavement; depression; and addictions. I offer both traditional and experiential psychotherapy techniques (such as brainspotting) according to my clients' needs and preferences.

If you choose to work with me, know that I will draw from a framework of diverse methodologies in order to work with you as an individual with your UNIQUE needs, strengths, and goals. All religions, races, sexual orientations, etc. are welcomed andrespected in my practice.


Client Focus (Age)

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Therapy Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • LGBT Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Panic Attacks
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Brainspotting
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relational
  • Systems Theory/Therapy

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Years in Practice

20+ years

Services Fee

  • Therapy Session $130-$130

Payment Types

Amex Cash Check Mastercard Visa

Licenses

License Name License State Year
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 0000000797 Tennessee 1989

Certifications

Name Year
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) 1989

Associations

Name Duration
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) 1996-Present
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 1987-Present

Education

School Degree Major Year
University of Tennessee MSSW Clinical Social Work 1987
Peabody College of Vanderbilt University MA Early Childhood Education 1976

Languages

  • English