Nathan Judd Counseling Services is a Christian-oriented, trauma-informed counseling practice in Henderson, TN. Nathan utilizes multiple modalities that are compassionate, accepting, and trauma-informed. Nathan has been intentional and diligent to seek out trainings and counseling experience to equip him to work with clients with trauma, whether it be one situation that has occurred (such as a car accident, violent episode, or other such unpredictable occurrences) or whether it be traumas that have happened over and over again, such as being stuck in abusive relationships, growing up in abusive homes, experiencing repeated childhood or adult sexual traumas, or growing up in homes that are ridden with drug use. Nathan’s style of counseling involves experiential techniques that are not utilized by other counselors in the Henderson/Jackson area. This might involve group work in which group members “enroll” as people from our past, physically stepping into roles we want to take on and literally feeling what it is like to own that role, physically changing seats in the office to explore various parts of ourselves (like our inner child), or viewing one’s family of origin by utilizing a “family sculpt” with other people or items in the office. Our traumas are stored in our bodies, and we have to learn to tap into the systems that remember traumas well in order to heal, grow, and overcome.“Trauma affects the entire human organism – body, mind, and brain. In PTSD the body continues to defend against a threat that belongs to the past.”-Bessel Van Der Kolk- “The Body Keeps The Score”
– Optum (Commercial UHC)
– Blue Cross Blue Shield
– Blue Care
Nathan has been a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee since 2012 and is also recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor. He has been practicing counseling in the field since 2008, working primarily with older teens and young adults. He has experience in community mental health, residential treatment, private practice, and now directing a counseling center in the university setting. He has done adjunct work at On-Site Workshops in Nashville, TN, using experiential techniques with individuals, couples, and families.
Nathan has a heart for helping people work through traumatic events and painful stories. He is certified in EMDR, which is a specific treatment to help individuals overcome traumas and painful memories, indicating extensive supervision, training, and experience. Nathan is also a certified experiential therapist and utilizes techniques in session that involve moving the body, most notably utilizing his training in experiential techniques and “psychodrama.” He is a believer that memories are stored in the body, and therefore, healing needs to be done through movement of the body as opposed to sitting in a chair having a traditional conversation as most counselors do. One cannot heal from trauma simply by talking about it. Many counselors advertise trauma treatment, but techniques such as EMDR, psychodrama, and experiential work are how we heal from trauma. There are many counselors trained in EMDR, but it is rare to find a counselor outside of Nashville or Memphis who engages experiential work. Similarly, Nathan has expertise in adventure therapy techniques, ropes course training, and is proficient in team-building exercises. Nathan is also trained in ego state, which is a trauma-informed practice that allows clients to explore “parts” of themselves that have arisen out of painful experiences to remain safe. Nathan is able to provide supervision for clinicians pursuing their LPC designation in the state of Tennessee.
SERVICE TYPES & RATES:
Intake Appointments $175 / session
Individual Therapy $175 / session for 45-60 min. OR $90 for 30-44 min.
EMDR $175 for 60 min. OR $260 for 90 min.
Group Therapy $50 / session per person
No Show Fee $50
Late Cancellation Fee (Less than 24 hours prior to scheduled appointment) – $35
Half Day Individual or Family Intensives $700 for 3-4 hours
Full Day Individual or Family Intensives $1,400 for 6-8 hours
Intensives must be paid ahead of time. There are no refunds if cancelled within 1 week of scheduled intensive.
NO SURPRISES ACT / GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE:
The No Surprises Act (NSA) went into effect on January 1, 2022 in an attempt to make sure clients are informed of costs of services and that they do not receive a surprise bill with unexpected costs. The intention of this act is to protect patients in the hospital setting, but applications have been generalized by the government to apply to counselors in private practice. The rates of sessions and late/no show fees are included above. Clients will never receive any surprise bills as all of these rates are reviewed at the beginning of treatment.