top of page

A Place to Heal

Cherilyn Wright Ph.D. M.A. B.S.N.

I believe that our experiences, both good and bad, are not our identity; they are simply a part of our story. Many people struggle with allowing an experience to take its place in their story. I enjoy assisting in this process. 

Some of the tools I use to do this include:

  • God's Word

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

  • APS Temperament Profiles

  • EMDR Therapy

  • Sandtray

  • Group Therapy

My main areas of focus include:

  • Individuals

  • Grief

  • Pre-Marriage

  • Various Types of Trauma

  • Temperament Therapy

Bible Lessons

I grew up as the fourth of five sisters. After graduating from nursing school and working as a nurse at Vanderbilt Surgical Intensive Care Unit, I moved to the island of St. Croix to join a group of missionaries. What I thought would be a 1-2 year commitment turned into a 25 year experience during which I met my husband, adopted 2 daughters, and experienced numerous hurricanes. I returned to Tennessee in 2007, and as my daughters were finishing high school, I asked the Lord what was next for me. He showed me that counseling had been the thread that had run throughout my life. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to handle going back to school in my 50's, but in obedience I said yes. It was like coming home! I began the counseling journey and I've never looked back.

Please contact me today for more information or an appointment at 615-686-8542 or email me at

bottom of page