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Thriveworks counselors are not physically located in Nashville. 

However, we have counselors located at three “brick and mortar” clinics located in Boston, MA; Atlanta, GA; and Philadelphia, PA. The counselors and life coaches at these offices are experienced at providing online counseling (via Skype) and telephone counseling care.

If you are interested in Online or Telephone services, simply email us.

Professional and licensed counselors are here to help you, whether you want to overcome crisis or become a better person.

My name is Dr. Anthony Centore, Founder and Therapist for Thrive Nashville Counseling, and I want you to know that even if you may feel you’re hopelessly lost, even if you’re in the deepest pits of despair, even if you feel that you deserve no forgiveness or mercy – you can have a better, more fulfilling life.

All you need to do is reach for it, even if it seems impossible right now.

You are not alone in your suffering: a lot of people feel the exact hurting, pain, self-loathing, and despair that you do. The times aren’t helping either: the sting of the global crisis has reached deeply into our society, and a lot of people are hurting just like you.

Each person’s problems and suffering is unique to his or her own situation, but it is very likely that you can relate to one or more of the following Common Life Problems:


Depression literally sucks the life out of you, those around you, and those who care about you. And depression isn’t just an isolated problem: one in five people, or 20% of our population, experience depression every single year.

Some symptoms of depression can include: sadness, loss of interest in enjoyable activities, weight loss or weight gain, change of appetite, insomnia or excessive sleep, slowed physical movements, agitation, decreased energy or fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, excessive guilt, indecisiveness, an inability to concentrate, and more.

The demands of the busy lifestyles demanded by living in Nashville, as well as the sweltering summers and long winters, all serve to aggravate the cheerless effects of depression.


Constant fear, unrest, dread, feeling ‘on edge’ and excessive worry all characterize the anxious person. These feelings of anxiety can be brought about by dire and problematic means (such as traumatic situations and excessively jittery parents) or by insidiously nondescript means (such as watching the news or sleeping three or four hours a day.)

Anxiety symptoms are characterized by:

  • Feeling ‘on edge’
  • Being unable to relax
  • Tension
  • Uneasiness
  • Wariness
  • Feeling faint
  • Feeling clammy
  • Excessive sweating
  • Dryness in the mouth
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure

Self-image, Self-esteem, or Self-worth

Self-esteem refers to the way you view yourself and how much you value yourself. High self-esteem allows you to tackle life’s problems and personal criticisms with greater resiliency and fortitude. Just keep in mind that a high self-esteem doesn’t necessarily mean being brash, arrogant and displaying an overblown ego. That’s a totally different problem.

However, it’s low self-esteem that presents the most problems:

  • Hating oneself
  • Feelings of incompetence
  • Feelings of unworthiness
  • Refusing to trust others
  • Distancing the self from others
  • Believing that one doesn’t deserve love and support
  • Believing that one isn’t special and unique

Other people may pitch in and try to convince you that you’re useless, incompetent and better off dead than alive, and are often the cause of why poor self esteem is developed. Constant and prolonged negative feedback causes deep and painful emotional wounds, and definitely has a negative effect on self esteem.

Relationship Problems (and Loneliness)

Despite all the advances in communication technology, with cell-phones and the Internet at our fingertips, people are more alone than ever before.

Even in a large city such as Nashville, people still feel completely alone: half of all marriages end up in divorce, while the marriages and relationships that do last are marred by abuse, anger, infidelity, jealousy, pain, uncertainty and other destructive problems that cause serious relationship problems between people.

Long work hours, the busy bustle and hustle of life, and the need to constantly be on the move leaves little to help with this problem, denying us the time and attention needed to help us to treasure and understand those who matter to us.

Do these problems ring a bell? Can you connect to one or more of these problems?

Even when we live in the most affluent times in the history of mankind, even with all the power of technology is at our fingertips, the fact remains that the fundamental problem of pain and hurt is still there to plague us as a people. And many people keep these problems to themselves, suffering in silence; for fear that they will be ridiculed, belittled and pushed away because of their problems. Addiction, sexual issues, anger issues and eating disorders are just some of these problems that people don’t want other people to know.

And the longer a person tries to keep these problems inside them, the more pain and suffering they will bring to him or her.

We at Thrive Nashville Counseling believe that life is too precious and valuable to be destroyed by problems. Thus, we encourage you to review the list of services we have to offer to help you overcome your problems, whatever they may be:

Thrive Nashville Depression Counseling
Thrive Nashville Anxiety Counseling
Thrive Nashville Addiction Counseling
Thrive Nashville Marital Counseling
Counseling for Loneliness or Isolation issues
Thrive Nashville Sex Issues counseling
Thrive Nashville Career counseling
Counseling for Meaning of Life issues
Counseling for Spirituality or Faith issues
Thrive Nashville Stress and Burnout counseling
Thrive Nashville Dependency Issues counseling
Thrive Nashville Relationship Therapy
Treatment for Eating Disorders
Thrive Nashville Weight Loss or Weight Management
Treatment for Worries and Fears
Treatment for Guilt or Shame
Thrive Nashville Trauma and PTSD therapy

You can learn to understand and love both yourself and others. You can move on and become a better, stronger person after your ordeal. You can be whole again.

All you need to do is reach out and take it.

"I want counseling help. Where do I turn?"

Where do you turn to when you hit rock-bottom? How do you overcome the trials and tribulations of your life? How can you heal your wounds?

How can you experience a better life for yourself?

First off, congratulations are in order: the mere fact that you’re reading this means you have taken the first step to finding the answer to your questions; to solving your problems. You are this close to making change in your life, even if took you weeks, months, even years for you to find it.

From this point on, you DO NOT struggle alone.

I, Dr. Anthony Centore, or one of the other excellent Thrive Nashville Counselors, will walk with you from this point on.

How is the Thrive Nashville Counseling Experience Dramatically Better than the rest?

We know this is a bold statement, but we are not embarrassed about the professional standards we take so much pride in.

Thrive Counselors help hundreds of individuals, couples, and families from Nashville every year, while our telephone and online counseling also allows us to reach out all over the country to those in need.

We have clients who hail from Harvard University, MIT, Nashville University, Tufts, McClain Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital – these clients from prestigious institutions all demand the best services, and we do not fail to deliver.

That is because here at Thrive, we are focused on your welfare and wellbeing. We go the extra mile to provide our clients with only the best counseling services staffed by the most competent counselors.

It is this focus on our client’s welfare and wellbeing that pushes us to give our all from the first time you make a phone call to our office, to the first step you take in our office atop a beautiful building on Cambridge.

We at Thrive Nashville treat our clients with the utmost care and respect. At Thrive, you are a person, not a disorder. We do not see you as a simple list of symptoms, diagnoses and problems. You are a person who wants more out of life, and we recognize and respect that.

To facilitate better, more engaging lives, we look at the way we practice our profession of counseling as both an ART and a SCIENCE that helps people attain the same satisfaction and fulfillment as that our high-achieving and widely respected clients receive.

And it is this core philosophy of incorporating art and science into our approach that allows our clients with:
  • Depression experience to true happiness, not just temporary relief from pain.
  • Anxiety to cultivate peace of mind, not just to feel at ease.
  • Relationship problems to make and maintain meaningful relationships, not just ‘getting along better’ with others.
  • Guilt and shame learn to truly absolve themselves and others, not just to say ‘sorry’ and be done with it.
  • Addiction and dependency problems to become complete people, not just to stop the compulsion.

We recognize that only qualified and competent counselors will be able to live up to our professional standards. Our Counselors:
  • Have earned Doctoral (PH.D.) level degrees.
  • Are at par with mental health professionals nationwide
  • Regularly contribute to the counseling profession by having their works published in CCT Magazine (a counseling magazine read by 50,000 subscribers), and the prestigious Journal of Mental Health Counseling
  • Have numerous achievements, certifications and specializations
  • Are driven for excellence by constantly updating and refining their skills and expertise in counseling

“A strong therapeutic relationship between the counselor and client” is the cornerstone of our client-counselor philosophy. It is on this basis that our counselors are able to connect with our clients to professionally and competently assist our clients to overcome problems and attain a better life.

It is by this virtue that our counselors take a “person-centered” approach to counseling therapy. You, as a person, are constantly growing and evolving, and you are the only one who takes charge in your life. We help you focus on your strengths, assets and abilities to help empower you and bring you a sense of freedom and control in your own life. It is this freedom and control that allows our clients to take the first steps to improve their lives.

Our counselors are professionals who are trained to help you:
  • Realize and identify the effects of thoughts on emotions,
  • Realize and identify the effects of emotions on behavior,
  • Realize and identify the effects on the environment that your behavior as, and
  • Realize and identify the effects of the environment on your thoughts.

It is this circular pattern of cause-and-effect that our counselors at Thrive Nashville aim to ingrain in our clients: past experiences shape our current thoughts, feelings and actions. Once you understand this pattern, freedom and control won’t be too far behind.

Not the typical Counseling in Nashville

We at Thrive Nashville Counseling we do what works, and we don’t simply rely on tired, outdated clichés, where clients ‘lay on the couch,’ where mothers are the root of all life’s problems, and where your asking you ‘how do you feel?’ after every single sentence you complete.

That is because we don’t see you as an invalid ‘patient’ that is to be evaluated and treated by a medically sanitized treatment: we see you as a person, a ‘client,’ who has unique wants and needs; a client that is to be treated with utmost care and respect to help overcome problems.

Sincere, safe, empowering intense, growth-promoting, and real: These are the values in our counseling philosophy, and they are the standards of quality that we set for our services. To our clients, this is all that matters, and not the titles, uniforms and awards in our offices.

No Waiting Lists: Your First Counseling Appointment is Today

I, and the Nashville Therapists who work with me, offer our clients something that most other mental health care services do not. And that is our attention to time.

Time is of the essence. You deserve help, need it, now. Not a year later, not a month later, not even a week later. If you call us today to schedule your first session, you can get your first therapy appointment with our professional counselors in just one week. We can also manage to get our clients on the same day that they call, so your precious time won’t be wasted on long waiting lists.

This standard of management is unprecedented for a counseling practice anywhere in Nashville, and we are proud of our professional standards of punctuality and properly managed scheduling: all to provide you with the best counseling services that you deserve.

FREE: Yes, You Can Call Us and Talk to a Counselor Today

FREE, SPECIAL OFFER. Let's take a few minutes and talk about counseling.

You don’t even need to go to our office to see how our counseling process goes. 
However, there are times when we are simply busy helping other clients with their problems. So if we are unavailable, do not feel as if we are rejecting you: leave us a message and we will call you back the very same day that you called us – often within the hour.

Dr. Anthony Centore
and the Thrive Nashville Counseling Team