This Moment is Yours

It is natural to experience a range of emotions;
some flooding us thoroughly, and others frozen at our core.

Clinical Psychotherapy

in Nashville, TN

At Simply Being our therapists join with you to help facilitate healing and connection. We help you to recognize and accept your psychological and neurophysiological responses to disappointments and all forms of trauma, in order for you to build capacity to hold and resolve your pain.

Our therapists are experts at treating trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic stress and more. We incorporate knowledge of the brain and body, using both “talk” therapy and somatic approaches.

Simply Being Clinic


Healing Through Therapy

It is natural to need guidance and support during difficult times.
At Simply Being we work with clients struggling with dysregulation and trauma.
Our aim is to facilitate a journey back to the whole of the Self using a variety of therapeutic and holistic approaches. 

Somatic Trauma Therapy


  • Somatic Trauma Therapy
  • Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Holistic Offerings
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Groups & Events

Trauma is specifically an event that overwhelms the central nervous system, altering the way we process and recall memories. Trauma is not the story of something that happened back then, it’s the current imprint of that pain, horror, and fear living inside people.

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“It has taken me years to find Barbie. She’s the diamond you’ve been searching for, the one who has a diverse background with years of experience that make her acutely aware of ways to finally heal and become whole. Her office is a refuge from our cultural busyness and daily storms we experience in this chaotic world. Peaceful, serene, safe, accepted, are some of the words that come to mind. I never thought it was possible to feel grounded with so much coming at us with social media, the news, elections, opinions….ahhhh… you get the picture. Untwisted, unteathered, serenity and peace of mind and body is my natural daily experience now and I feel so blessed to have found her!”


“I’ve been seeing Barbie for a few months and I’ve been making some big changes. She specializes in attachment issues and has helped me heal a lot of past hurt. If you’re willing to do the work you’ll do very well here.”


“I have been a client of Simply Being for almost a year. In that time I have seen tremendous personal growth and have been better able to deal with traumatic events from my past.  My mood and attitude are better and my relationships with others have improved dramatically. It has taken lots of work on my end but the guidance provided to me by Christie and the tools she has provided me have made a huge difference in my life. I am grateful for the support and encouragement I have received, and know thanks to Simply Being  I am a better person and much healthier mentally.”


“Dr. Barbie is the kindest most effective therapist I have ever worked with. She is knowledgeable and practiced in a wide variety of modalities and seems to always be learning and improving on her skill set. I highly recommend Simply Being Therapy for anyone in need of mental health guidance and especially those who seek a trauma informed therapist.”


“This group {Body Talk] gave me a safe place to land every week—free from judgment and I was able to completely focus own my own individual process. I always wanted to come to group. It never felt like an obligation.”


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