Counseling & Share Groups

We believe there are many seasons in life in which Biblical Counseling can play a vital role in the continued growth and maturity of an individual or family. At Ethos Church, we are committed to helping our church family grow deeper in all facets of the Christian journey. We are pleased to provide connections to godly counseling through the following people and counseling centers.

For more information about financial assistance, click here.

Harpeth Hills Counseling Center

The counseling services are offered to the Harpeth Hills church family, as well as the community at large. While individual therapy is provided for matters such as anxiety or depression, a major focus for the Center is that of “relationships.” This includes preparation for marriage, marital therapy, divorce adjustment, stepfamily adjustment, and parent-child relationships. The Counseling Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 615-690-4661. If appointments need to be canceled, clients are encouraged to call 24 hours prior to their scheduled time in order to make the necessary changes. Rates are tiered between $40-$125 per session based on the experience of the counselor you see. Call to set up an appointment and inquire about a counselor and their rates. While the counseling center does not file insurance, clients are free to file their own insurance to assist in paying for counseling. Financial assistance is available to Ethos Church Family Members.


Lipscomb University Family Therapy Center

The Lipscomb Family Therapy Center serves the mental health and relationship care needs of individuals, couples, and families in the Nashville community. We provide confidential, compassionate, and comprehensive therapy services on a variety of issues in a comfortable and private setting. Therapist interns work under the supervision of licensed marriage and family therapists and Lipscomb University MFT faculty. Clients have the advantage of working with a treatment team as opposed to an individual therapist.

We offer a generous sliding scale fee from $10-$90 per session (based on income and family size) and make every effort not to turn anyone away because of an inability to pay. Located on the edge of Lipscomb University’s campus, on-site parking is available. At the Lipscomb Family Therapy Center, we welcome everyone, regardless of religious or spiritual background, and we believe that seeking help shows strength and a personal commitment to becoming a healthier person. To contact, email or call 615-966-5300.


Allison Bassham, LMFT, LPC, EMDR II and Clayton Bassham, MMFT, LPC, EMDR III, CSAT, CMAT, CTT

Allison Bassham, LMFT, LPC, EMDR II

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Born and raised in Nashville, Allison still loves 90s country. You’ll rarely find her without a cup of coffee or a water bottle in hand, and she has an affection for chocolate. She headed west to Harding for college, graduating undergrad with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. From there, Allison went straight into grad school, graduating at the top of her class with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and is now fully licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She also still likes to tease her husband for having a higher GPA in Graduate School since they went through the same Master’s program at Harding University. Allison has been practicing since 2014 and is trained in EMDR 1 and 2, utilizing this specialization often. She shows a unique combination of gentleness and tenacity of spirit that is infectious and rewarding for her client’s growth. Allison loves working with people who are openly facing any of life’s challenges and are ready to dig in and go deep. Her passions include: her two puppies- Blaise and Blue, reading, drawing, creating artwork, and hand written letters.


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Born and raised in Texas, Clayton is still a firm believer that you can’t have a good barbecue without brisket. From age 2, baseball has been a passion of Clayton’s and he still loves to attend live games any chance he gets. He graduated from Harding with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Religion and went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. From there, Clayton served as a therapist and assistant director of Capstone Treatment Center for 7 years, where he was nicknamed Cuddly Clayton for his kindness and ability to make people feel comfortable. These attributes, in conjunction with his grit and determination, prove to be instrumental in the process of treatment for his clients. Clayton and Allison opened Ascend Counseling, PLLC in 2019 and have loved working with a variety of clients with varying needs. Clayton has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT), is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), Certified Trauma Therapist (CTT), and is trained in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing, I, II, and III (EMDR I, II, III). Clayton might admit that his GPA was slightly less than his wife’s in Graduate School. However, he likes to tease Allison by saying that his course work was more intense when he was in the Master’s program. Clayton likes working with people. Plain and simple, He is a lover of people and feels privileged to be a part of anyone’s journey.

Types of Counseling Services Allison and Clayton provide:
Individual (One on One) Counseling
Pre-marital Counseling
Couple’s Counseling
Marital Counseling
Family Counseling

Alphabetical list of Allison and Clayton’s Core Competencies:

Academic Underachievement, Addictions, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Gambling, Grief, Impulse Control Disorders, Infertility, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting Peer Relationships, Relationship Conflict, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem Issues, Self-Harming Behaviors, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma, and PTSD

Standard Rates and Discounted Services:

Allison’s standard rates are $140 per 50 minute session. However, Allison is offering $125 per 50 minute session for verified members of Ethos. These rates are firm for all services Allison provides.

Clayton’s standard rates are $165 per 50 minute session. However, Clayton is offering $140 per 50 minute session for verified members of any Ethos. These rates are firm for all services Clayton provides.

To Schedule a Session:
Click here and select “book an appointment” then select “request appointment.” From there you will be prompted to make your selections, schedule a time for a session, and to provide billing information.


For additional questions or needs please feel free to call or email:

Allison Bassham, LMFT, LPC, EMDR II

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4806 Trousdale Drive
Nashville, TN 37220

Melton Counseling Group

Andy started his counseling practice in 2017 and, since that time, has worked closely with Ethos to provide effective counseling and consulting services to individuals, couples, and staff.

You may be reading this feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you're maxed out and not sure of next steps. Melton Counseling Group exists to help frazzled people get their lives back. Using a solution-focused approach, we help our clients start getting some things right.

Andy Melton, PhD, LPC-MHSP helps disconnected couples, restless entrepreneurs, and anxious adults find solutions and strengths to overcome instability so that they can pay more attention to the people and projects in their life that matter most. Andy provides pre-marriage and pre-engagement counseling for couples preparing for a life together. Text/call Andy at 615-669-4105.

Tim Jackson is an intern with Melton Counseling Group who specializes in restoring exhausted couples and walking alongside individuals stuck in their anxieties, depression, and stress. Tim creates a safe space for his clients to pursue personal and spiritual growth. Text/call Tim at 615-852-6295.

Hannah Petersen, LPC-MHSP (temp.) helps kids and teenagers make sense of their world, all while recognizing the beauty of who they are and how to flourish within their family, school, and friendships. Hannah works with motivated parents to improve daily family life and increase meaningful interactions between them and their kiddos. Text/call Hannah at 615-499-6132.

Location: East Nashville & Telehealth Rates: $50-$150 per visit. Reduced rates available on a limited basis.

Contact: Text/call 615-669-4105 or visit

Bonny Kate Simpkins: LMFT
Restore Tennessee Counseling

"My goal is to give hope. I seek to support couples as they overcome crises or as they strive to become more deeply connected in their intimacy. Pre-maritals are incredibly fun and insightful. I enjoy walking with couples as they get started and want to create a firm foundation. I also work with teen/adult individuals who want to overcome various life struggles. I believe that vulnerability is the root of our greatest strengths and am honored to be a part of that sacred process with my clients.

I see a myriad of different therapeutic concerns and struggles. The following are what I typically see:
Individual work: anxiety, mild depression, loneliness issues, attachment-based issues in relationships, boundary work, co-dependency work, emotional regulation, coping skills for anxiety or daily life stress, and faith/spiritual issues.

Couples work: pre-marital, marital crisis, attachment/connection issues, overcoming affairs, or relational health maintenance.


Masters of Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University
Worked at an inpatient center for young women dealing with various life controlling issues
Completed an internship at Brentwood Baptist
Certified in Suicide Intervention through TSPN
Offers services to Building Blocks for Marriage every quarter
AAMFT Member
Led DBT Group for Teens
Led Eating Issues/Body Image group for young women

Individual sessions last 45 min and are $140 per session.
Couples' sessions last 53 min and are $145 per session.
I make accommodations on a limited basis.


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Chad Anderson, CPRC

Pornography has taken too many men captive. I was one of them, but I have found hope and healing. I want to help you find freedom from pornography so you can experience the fullness of an integrated life. I create a safe environment for you to share your story and experience God’s redemption in your own life through the gift of recovery. I will work with you to find the root causes of your addiction, so the healing process can begin. I will help you learn the truth of who you are, develop new patterns of thinking, and implement healthy skills that will allow you to walk in freedom, fully alive.  

After walking my own path of recovery, I felt called to walk with other men and help them find freedom too. I am a trained and certified professional recovery coach who understands both the challenges and the rewards of walking the path of recovery. 

You are not made to walk in guilt and shame. You are not made to walk alone. You are made to walk in freedom and in community. Your story is a beautiful narrative of the work of God in your life.  

Phone number 615-405-6152

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Jan Harvey: LMFT

I am a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist who specializes in couples’ therapy.  I have a private practice in Brentwood, TN, where I enjoy working with couples in distress and with pre-engagement and premarital couples. I do extensive training of young therapists in the area of premarital counseling, speaking to graduate students and professional groups on premarital models and effective premarital preparation.  I am a national trainer for counseling professionals in the PREPARE premarital assessment. I love seeing young couples feel prepared and excited about their future marital relationship; and distressed relationships healed and secure attachment return. My primary therapy orientation for marriage is Emotionally Focused Therapy

I am a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, the Tennessee Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association of Christian Counselors, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and a board member of the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors.

Rate: $100 for Premarital /Pre-engagement, $125 for Couples Therapy

Availability: Mondays/Tuesdays (daytime preferred)


Laura Prescott: LMFT

Hi! My name is Laura. I enjoy working with people who are looking for ways to feel their best, either as individuals or as couples. My focus each day is being a resource for hope, healing, and healthy relationships.

I’m excited to bring something new to the Ethos family: “Marriage Planning & More.” It’s a divinely inspired approach to couples counseling that helps couples learn how to have relationships that thrive. It begins with customized pre-engagement or pre-marital counseling, then offers ongoing coaching to help couples as they experience new challenges in their relationship. Coaching helps couples navigate transitions in their marriage & keep their bond strong as they enter the role of parenting. I approach couples counseling this way because I have a deep desire to help marriages succeed. When marriages thrive, it gives children a better opportunity to flourish. It’s wonderful to see couples grow closer together as they gain wisdom and learn important skills.

I also work with individuals who are looking for ways to feel better. My approach to individual counseling helps clients identify the obstacles that are limiting their joy, so they can begin to live in the freedom of emotional wellness.


Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling & Marriage, Couples & Family Therapy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Certified CYMBIS Facilitator

Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator

Couple Communication Instructor

Certified Myers-Briggs Facilitator

Parenting Skills Coach

Rate: $95–$125

Offering TeleHealth sessions to all TN residents
Phone: 615-398-9691



Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to Ethos Church Family Members. If you would like to inquire about financial assistance for counseling, email In the email be sure to tell us which campus you attend. (Cannery, Marathon, Hillsboro Village)