About Jenny

“The most beautiful people I have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out the depths.”

–Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

What I Believe

Life is not easy.  Having someone to walk alongside you can be extremely beneficial.  My goal is to create a safe space for individuals, families and children to share their story.  By exploring the past or setting goals for the future, I will support you in your journey to a life well lived.

 

My Family

 I am very fortunate to have a family that has supported me along my own journey.  My parents will be celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary this year and have been a wonderful example of what makes a relationship work.  I have two older sisters, a brother in law and 6 year old niece and 4 year old nephew.  They have all taught me the importance of having a safe place to land when life is challenging.

 

Who I Work With

I am passionate about working with women, parents and children.  I walk alongside women as they struggle with relationships or difficult life transitions.  I assist parents in exploring new techniques for raising their children.  I work directly with children using play to work through trauma or explore behavioral concerns.

 

Special Interest

I have a strong desire to work with individuals with special needs.  I believe parenting is difficult, and being a parent of a child with any sort of developmental delay adds an extra layer of difficulty.  I am extremely passionate about not only working with these children, but their siblings and parents as well.  I have seen firsthand the numerous roles these parents must play, and witnessed the emotional and physical toll it can take.  It is my goal to create a safe place for families to talk about their frustrations without guilt or fear of judgment. 

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies from Middle Tennessee State University

  • Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Lipscomb University

Jenny Matern, LMFT, RPT
Nashville Therapist Play Therapy Individual Therapy Nashville Adult Therapy Expressive Arts Family Therapy Jenny Matern Counseling
Children and Family Therapy
  • Children and Family Therapy

  • Play Therapy                                         

  • Sand Tray                                                 

  • Art Therapy                                            

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Child Centered Play Therapy

Individual Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Systems Therapy

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Art Therapy

  • Sand Tray