Caitlin Carlson, MMFT InternClinical Intern
ME AS A PERSON
Hello! I’m Caitlin (she/her), and I grew up in North Idaho, right up in between Montana, Washington state, and Canada. The Rocky Mountains feel like home to me. 🙂 I came to Nashville at the end of 2019 and I love Music City! When I’m not at work or school you can find me on an afternoon stroll, trying a new restaurant, or booking my next weekend trip. I love spending time with friends, traveling, and all things outdoors. I am passionate about freedom, authenticity, and healing. It is a privilege to be a part of people’s journeys as they seek to find these things for their whole person – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey, you are honored and accepted here.
MY THERAPEUTIC APPROACH IS:
I believe every person has the potential to heal, grow, and experience freedom to be their authentic selves. I value meeting my clients with an empathetic and compassionate yet practical approach. I aim to hold a space that gently allows for both deep, vulnerable feelings and powerful yet challenging change. I practice an integrative, evidence-based approach to therapy that includes attachment theory, common factors, solution-focused therapy, IFS, Gottman, and Bowenian family therapy. My areas of special clinical interest include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, religious trauma, life transitions, relationship distress, communication difficulties, and conflict management.
I am currently a graduate student in Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, under the supervision of Cadey Phipps, LMFT (license #1348) and Lipscomb University staff. My undergraduate degree is in Organizational Sciences from the University of Idaho. Before graduate school, I worked in event planning, non-profit development, and healthcare management. I have always been passionate about creating harmony and spaces where people feel heard, understood, and cheered on. I have done extensive learning on religious trauma, personality psychology, conflict management, IFS, and Bowenian theory and am currently working on a level 1 Gottman training. I value staying informed on the most recent research, interventions, and modalities!