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    Mental Wellbeing

    Creating space for healing and recovery

    Do you need a safe place to heal and recover from trauma and life adjustments?

    What is Professional Counseling?

    The journey of life is hard and often traveling it alone makes the process more difficult. Our staff of trained professional counselors will walk with you on whatever journey you are facing: trauma, divorce, death of a loved one, depression, anxiety, loneliness, codependency recovery, etc. We provide a safe space to share your story and discover how to begin your healing journey.

    We provide tools to understand, cope, grow and heal from life adjustments you may encountering. We are a trauma focused team working with PTSD, Complex PTSD, Grief, Complicated Grief, Divorce Adjustment, Depression, Anxiety and life adjustments.

    “As a generation living in one of the toughest times in world history, we can't, and we shouldn't ignore the importance of positive holistic health; mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. And I couldn't feel happier to be a part of a present that's keen on building organizations, teams, and individuals who aren't just willing to survive but to live and excel. For that's what real human experience is all about.”

    — Sharon K. Ball

    Our Team

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    Sharon Ball

    Founder LPC-MHSP, NBCC

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    Madison Natarajan Thetford

    MCMHC

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    Brian T. Murphy

    MCMHC

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    Caitlin Coile

    MS

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    Paul Jamison

    MCMHC

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    Robyn Nobel

    MCC

    Sharon Ball

    Founder LPC-MHSP, NBCC

    The Greystone Retreat: Nashville Enneagram Center for Wellbeing was birthed out of Sharon’s belief that everyone deserves access to “affordable and excellent mental healthcare” and her belief in the “transformative power of the Enneagram as a psychological tool in recovery.”

    She is passionate about mental health care in our communities and raising the awareness of the need for good clinical care. She focuses on recovery and resiliency; encouraging people to find hope in dark places. She says the process of recovery is not easy but if you are willing to walk into healing, do the hard work of recovery and grant yourself kindness you will experience life rather than just surviving life.

    Sharon is dual licensed in Tennessee and Arizona and is a Tennessee State Approved Supervisor for Licensure. Sharon’s theraputic approach is holistic and trauma informed. She has within her repertoire EMDR, TBRI, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and the Enneagram approach to therapy.  Sharon is a Certified Parent Coordinator and works closely with the Middle Tennessee County Court System offering alternatives to high-conflict post custody cases, striving to push parents to “think in the best interest” of their children.

    Sharon is a firm believer that trauma lodges itself in the body, mind and heart. She says, “Trauma is pervasive.  Because trauma doesn’t discriminate there are symptoms that are normal to one who has been exposed to trauma.  The trauma is “not normal” however your responses to trauma are.  One of those responses is isolation and when the victim isolates it compounds the trauma. My best advice for people recovering from any kind of trauma is work with a trauma trained therapist. Trauma should not be carried alone.”

    Sharon is active in the Nashville community serving on homeless and veterans boards. She is sought after for Critical Stress Debriefings for natural disasters and violence. Sharon took part in the recovery process of the Route 91 and Opry Mills shooting, Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami. She is a published author, radio guest, speaker, former restaurateur and organizational trainer. In 2013 she started 9P (9paths.com) a consulting company that trains organizational teams in the Enneagram Personality Mapping System increasing the talent and teams performance and creating long-term sustainability.

    Madison Natarajan Thetford

    MCMHC

    Madison Natarajan-Thetford is a counselor in residence at the Greystone Retreat. Madison’s clinical experience includes working with victims of intimate partner violence at the Domestic Violence Division of Metro Nashville Police Department. Madison brings a trauma informed approach to counseling and values the therapeutic relationship that occurs between client and therapist.

    Madison says: “One thing that impassions me as a counselor is watching people take agency of their own lives to create change, foster self-compassion, and healing. It continues to inspire me to foster my own personal growth and learning. The mind is a beautiful and at times frightening thing that demands more of our attention than we often acknowledge. It is my belief that partnering on the journey of self exploration through counseling can be intimidating, but one of the most fulfilling and worthwhile experiences we could give ourselves.”

    Madison’s clinical interests include working with victims of complex trauma, spiritual transitions, mindfulness based techniques, and LGBTQ issues. She considers herself an academic nerd and loves to read, conduct research, and attend workshops in counseling and psychology. In her free time she enjoys backpacking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and colleagues.

    Madison is currently full and is not able to take new clients at this time.

    Brian T. Murphy

    MCMHC

    Brian is a counselor in residence at the Greystone Retreat. He holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Existential modalities. Brian holds post-graduate advanced trauma training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as Trauma-Sensitive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Brian has participated in trainings in Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Suicide Prevention, and therapeutically focused use of the Enneagram.

    Brian works within the addictions community and has completed training with Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART) and works to facilitate local recovery meetings for individuals struggling with Addiction and Substance Use Disorder. In addition to helping lead local group meetings in Nashville, Brian also works with individuals struggling with addictions.

    Brian works with individuals, married couples, and families. He works with people who are concerned about relationships, sexuality, LGBTQ concerns, addictions, trauma, regrets about the past, fears about the future, spiritual deconstruction and reconstruction, anxiety, and depression.

    Brian is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute (NPI). He has presented about trauma and depression to the Tennessee Bipolar and Depression Alliance (DBSA), taught CBT-based addictions interventions, and offers group meetings and individual counseling for individuals recovering from adverse religious experiences.

    Before working as a counselor, Brian had a diverse career including 15 years in the music industry, where he split his time between Brooklyn, NY and Nashville. Brian has composed music for tv and film, and has worked with a variety of artists as a record producer and touring musician.

    Brian says: “I use a collaborative style of counseling, emphasizing existential, relational, and cognitive-behavioral modalities. I’m similar to you: I struggle with insecurities, fears, pain and grief from my past, feeling misunderstood, and big questions about meaning. In spite of the hurt and chaos all around us, I’m also an optimist: I have seen healing and change take place and I believe strongly in the counseling process. All of us hold our story; sometimes sharing our story is what we need in order to experience our journey in healthier ways. I look forward to hearing your story and journeying with you!”

    Caitlin Coile

    MS

    Caitlin Coile is a counselor in residence at the Greystone Retreat. She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As a member of the American Counseling Association and the Tennessee Counseling Association, she is dedicated to making the human experience both constructive and meaningful for her clients by creating a warm therapeutic environment in which they can experience growth and support.

    Caitlin has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Play Therapy. She incorporates multiple modalities of treatment into her practice to give each client a unique experience that meets their specific needs. She is passionate about working with individuals of all ages, families, and couples. Caitlin works with people who have concerns around grief and loss, relationship issues, divorce adjustment, anxiety, depression, trauma, and spiritual deconstruction and reconstruction. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys doing yoga, exploring the Tennessee mountains, listening to live music, cheering on the Dawgs, and spending time with friends and family.

    Paul Jamison

    MCMHC

    Paul Jamison is a counselor in residence at the Greystone Retreat. He holds a Master’s Degree of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Paul has clinical experience working with both adolescence and adults working at Centerstone Community Health. Paul works with patients that suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma and grief, as well as families, couples and problems with relationships. Paul uses a Cognitive Behavioral and Person Centered approach, as well as providing Psychoeducation to help grow better understanding of how we function. Paul also has skills in other modalities to fit each person individually. Paul is a member of the American Counseling Association; and is dedicated in creating a safe, comfortable, supportive environment to give each client an opportunity to fully express themselves and to ultimately create growth and change.

    Paul is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and has been living in Nashville for 8 years. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, watching sports, exercising, hiking, exploring food restaurants, listening to podcasts, cheering on all Boston sports teams, and spending time with friends and family.

    Paul says: “I believe that we all view life through a lens, and I love helping clients adjust their lens to view their lives or situation, in a different and beneficial way. We all have struggles in life, and I am a strong believer in the therapeutic process to help pull ourselves out of it. I would love to get to know you, and to walk through this life journey with you in whatever situation that you are in!

    Robyn Nobel

    MCC

    Robyn Noble, MCC has had over 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She received her Master’s in Community Counseling from Mississippi College and completed Post-Master’s work in Counselor Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Throughout her career, Robyn has worked in a variety of mental health settings including adolescent and adult inpatient and out patient programs in both mental health and chemical dependency. She has also worked in residential treatment with women who have experienced trauma. She currently works as the therapist for the women’s trauma program at a local outpatient program.

    Robyn has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is also trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and has served on trauma response teams for disasters, school shootings and other traumatic events. She has somewhat of an eclectic style in her therapy which develops to fit the need of the client. She believes that therapy must be connection focused and has a relaxed style while working with hard issues. She works with adolescents and adults as well as couples. Robyn works with people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, terminal or chronic illness, sexuality issues, adjustment issues and personality disorders. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, nature, anything water related and camping.

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