Ruth Bryant, LMSW

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Ruth works with older adolescents and adults and enjoys treating women and men dealing with life transitions, grief and loss, relationship concerns, trauma, anxiety, sexuality concerns, and body image struggles.  She has a special interest in working with issues related to women’s health including birth trauma, postpartum concerns, and baby loss, among others.   

In therapy, she seeks to nurture a safe holding space for clients to address the concerns that are keeping them from living life as fully and authentically as they wish.  She sees therapy as a collaborative process and is interested in helping her clients find their unique capacity to cope with their immediate struggles while also fostering a curiosity about their deeper selves.

Ruth is licensed as a LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work) by the State of Tennessee and has a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Tennessee.  Her past training and experience includes work as a therapist in community mental health and treatment center settings as well as work as a certified birth doula. She completed post-graduate training with Postpartum Support International in Maternal Mental Health, and she also completed training in Attachment- and Somatic-Based EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is an integrative, physiological psychotherapy approach.  Ruth is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and she serves on the programming committee for the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute.  

In her free time, Ruth enjoys hiking, cooking, karaoke, and spending time with her friends and family.

 

Specialties: Postpartum depression/anxiety/OCD and birth trauma, grief and loss, identity and relationship struggles, anxiety.