Emily Sullivan, MA LMFT CPT


I help Women transform their lives!

There are times in life when we simply feel “stuck”. Despite how bleak things may seem, there is always reason to hope for change.  I assume my clients are caring and capable, but have simply come to a point where their previous ways of coping are not meeting up to their current challenges. My purposeful questions and insightful guidance helps clients connect with their best selves, allowing them to unlock solutions to the challenges they face.

I am a licensed psychotherapist (TN #1386), and certified Personal Trainer / Weight Management Specialist / Fitness Nutrition Specialist. My professional roles are two-fold: Therapist and Health Coach.

I specialize in working with WOMEN around such challenges as:

  • Weight Loss
  • Healthy habit / Behavior change
  • Body image / Self-worth
  • Disordered eating (Including emotional eating and binge eating)
  • Family / Relationship Stress
  • Dating
  • Postpartum Mental and Physical Wellness
  • Life transitions: Divorce, Empty Nest, Retirement
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Work-life balance
  • Professional empowerment

I know the struggles busy women face to meet the demands of work, family, and nurturing happy relationships. I know how difficult it is for women to prioritize their own happiness and health. I know how our culture’s hyper-focus on women’s bodies can wreak havoc on their sense of worth. I know how defeating it is to set health and weight loss goals, only to lose willpower and not follow through. I help women create a vision for living their healthiest / happiest life, and then help them empower themselves to achieve that vision.

My work is an offering to women, fueled by my own personal struggles and triumphs, and informed by evidence-based approaches in counseling and behavior change. I know how interrelated mental health, physical wellness, and relationships are, so I help women achieve success in each of these areas.

I founded Thrive Counseling Solutions as part of my passion to help Women unlock the awesomeness within, so they can stop settling for scraps and start claiming the fulfilling life they deserve. I truly believe it is within everyone’s capacity to experience more joy, relationship satisfaction, and wellness, then they may be currently living. I want to help you experience that joyful life!

Originally from Indianapolis, I have grown to love the culture, landscape and outdoor recreation of Nashville Tennessee. In my free time, you can find me doing a variety of outdoor activities, or hanging out with my family. My day at home wouldn’t be complete without a morning meditation, tripping over a dog, or listening to a podcast.

I look forward to working with you, and am honored to walk beside you in your Transformation Journey!



Treatment methods I draw from in my work with women include:

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Therapies
  • Systemic Model Therapies
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Evidence-based Health and Fitness Information


  • Bachelors of Arts in Cultural Anthropology
  • Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE Certified Weight Management Specialist
  • ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • Publication: Book chapter on Depression Among the Maya of Guatemala
  • Publication: Book chapter on The Effects of Life Transitions Among the Maya of Guatemala
  • Publication: Book chapter on The Neuroscience of Hedonic Overeating



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[License #1386]

1184 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

(615) 510-4551

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