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Ondria Spivey, LPC-MHSP

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a Professional Counselor with 23 years of experience and am licensed by the state of Tennessee . I have experience working with individuals and families in a variety of areas such as anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship issues, abuse, trauma, adoption, grief and loss, and professional burn-out. I have worked in a variety of inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings with clients ranging from children and adolescents to adults and geriatric populations. I have served as the Clinical Director for a residential treatment center for children and youth, and later as the Clinical Director for an outpatient counseling center. I now practice independently.

I believe that human beings were designed to live in relationship with God and with other human beings and that we are never more healthy and whole than when those relationships are thriving. In contrast, broken or poorly functioning relationships are often a deep source of pain in a person's life. The work of reconciliation in relationships both human and divine is central to my concept of the counseling process.

As a follower of Christ, my faith is a great source of strength and comfort in my own life, and I believe that there is truth, wisdom, and healing to be found in scripture. With clients who share that conviction, or are open to exploring it, faith, scripture, and prayer will be significant sources in our work together. However, I also believe that there are useful concepts available to us in the field of modern psychology which can prove helpful in the pursuit of emotional health and well-being. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is an approach that makes a lot of sense to me, and since it has a proven track record of actually helping people, I find it's concepts particularly helpful. Simply put, CBT teaches that what we think and believe directly affects how we feel about ourselves, others, and the world around us, and this directly influences the choices we make regarding our actions or inaction. That being said, each client is unique in the challenges he or she faces, and I am committed to exploring what makes sense to you and finding what is helpful and meaningful in your situation.

I look forward to joining you in your journey toward peace-filled and joyful living.

Professional experience

24yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Life purpose

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ondria Spivey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ondria Spivey - she listens and seems to really care about my well being. I’m comfortable with her. I think she is the right pick for me.

Written on Apr 08, 2024 after therapy with Ondria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ondria has helped me sort thru a lot of past problems and has been a great help in some extra hard times lately as well. I would fully recommend her to anyone who needs a Godly woman in their life to talk to. I’m thankful God placed her in my path.

Written on Mar 19, 2024 after therapy with Ondria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

This is the first time I’ve had a Christian therapist, and Ondria does a great job at sprinkling scripture/beliefs in with our sessions. She’s personable and listens well and is great at making me feel comfortable.

Written on Jan 22, 2024 after therapy with Ondria for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

A gift from God. So down to Earth. Makes you feel like you truly know and can confide in her. Very caring. Not typical "so tell me how that makes you feel" therapist like you see on tv. Helped a ton. I wish I had the funds to continue on with her for years to come but she has helped me learn to slowly start coping and dealing with things on my own. Very much appreciated.

Written on Oct 26, 2016 after therapy with Ondria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

Very helpful and caring. Continually available and does a wonderful job asking meaningful questions and relates to my experiences. Highest recommendation!

Written on Oct 02, 2016 after therapy with Ondria for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem