drawing of an athlete jumping over hurdlesWe’re proud to introduce our pioneering program, “Artists & Athletes at Southeast Psych” These individually-tailored services are designed to meet the unique mental and emotional needs of professional visual and musical artists and athletes, including football, hockey, baseball, and soccer players.

Welcome to “Artists & Athletes” at Southeast Psych Nashville

We serve artists and professional and collegiate-level athletes by providing therapy and counseling to help navigate the specific challenges they face, including such issues as coping with stress, dealing with anxiety or depression, managing substance use or other addictions, processing trauma and loss, navigating family or professional conflicts, and other concerns.

Understanding Your World and Your Place In It

Our seasoned therapists have a wealth of experience working with artists, athletes, their families, and those who support them. We understand the exclusive stressors and pressures of performing at high levels, whether on stage or in the field. Our team is acutely aware of the emotional toll that your profession can take, from performance anxiety and fear of failure to struggles with self-esteem and maintaining work-life balance.

Flexible, Accessible, and Confidential

We understand that your world never stops moving – and neither do you. That’s why we’re proud to offer flexible services that can accommodate your busy and unique lifestyle. In addition, our therapists are adept at providing support while you’re back in town in the Nashville-Brentwood-Franklin area or on the road, ensuring that your mental health doesn’t have to take a backseat to your career.

Confidentiality is a cornerstone of our practice. We maintain the highest level of discretion to ensure your privacy. Our services are conducted with the utmost confidentiality, and our therapists are committed to fostering a safe, secure space where you can tackle the challenges you are facing.

Highly Skilled Therapists

Every member of our “Artists & Athletes” program is a highly skilled therapist who profoundly understands the unique pressures and challenges that professional artists and athletes face. They employ evidence-based practices and tailor interventions to meet your needs, ensuring a personalized experience that respects and acknowledges your unique journey.

Let’s Begin The Journey Together

At Southeast Psych Nashville, we’re committed to helping you thrive, not just in your career but all aspects of your life. We’d love to work with you!

We invite artists, athletes, and their representatives to reach out to us at 615-373-9955 or contact the program director, Dr. Dave Verhaagen, directly at We’re here to help you navigate the challenges in your life. We’d be honored to explore if our “Artists & Athletes” program is the right fit for you.

Ready to take the next step towards improved mental health and stronger relationships?

Contact Southeast Psych of Nashville today. Our dedicated team offers a wide range of psychotherapy services, including individual, group, family, and couples counseling. Experience the transformative power of therapy in a supportive and professional environment.

Call us now to schedule your appointment and embark on a journey of growth and well-being.

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