Daryn Thompson, M.Ed.
I want to help you build a growth directed life that will heighten your influence, sharpen your direction, and deepen your fulfillment. -Daryn
Locations: East Nashville & Telehealth
Rate: $90 per visit
None of us are born with the skills to create the life we value most, but everyone benefits when we do. This natural gap can rob us of a life fully lived and others of what we have to offer, uniquely positioning growth as the most personally fulfilling and socially responsible endeavor we can choose.
Sometimes what stands in our way of closing this gap is a way of living that no longer serves us or others. We know a change is the only bridge to continue to our desired future, but we lack a tangible course of action. Counseling is not the answer. Growth is. But counseling can help you learn how good you are at growing and how deep the reservoir is within you for creating a life of beauty, meaning, and influence. The services I offer are designed to address some of the most common hindrances to our growth.
I spent most of my twenties engaged in humanitarian work across the United States and abroad. I collaborated with organizations like The American Red Cross, The United Nations, and NASA, but it was the people left searching for family photos in the mud that deepened my appreciation for human resilience and the complexities we all face just being alive. I earned a double major in psychological science and sociology from LaGrange College and completed my graduate studies in clinical mental health and human development from Vanderbilt University.
My internships include pediatric forensic interviewing, inpatient residential treatment, and outpatient counseling with adolescents and adults. I have provided executive coaching to Vanderbilt Medical Center and collaborated in research at other universities, including Emory, Auburn, and LaGrange. I recently concluded a teaching assistantship at Vanderbilt University introducing freshman to developmental psychology, and I am currently a post-graduate fellow at The Refuge Center for Counseling in Franklin, Tennessee. I enjoy writing, art, reading, and marveling plants. I currently reside in Brentwood, Tennessee.