Amy Holt (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Therapist in Nashville, TN
Supervised by Barbie Hessel, LCSW

About My Clients

My clients are often highly compassionate and empathetic women (and men) who struggle with giving the same level of sensitivity and support to themselves as they do towards others. Oftentimes, they are also high achieving, driven towards perfection, and/or struggle deeply with self-image and interpersonal boundaries. Many of my clients come from high control religious backgrounds and are seeking to find spirituality outside of religion.

My Background and Approach

I I obtained my MSW from the University of North Alabama and am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Tennessee. I have experience working in residential treatment for substance use disorders as well as providing social services to members of the unhoused community. My experience and training have deepened my belief that every person has a unique story and deserves to be truly witnessed. I utilize somatic (mind and body connection) and contemplative (the integration of Eastern philosophies with Western psychology) approaches in session. What does this mean? Essentially, I help clients find safety and trust in their minds and bodies through nervous system regulation and mindfulness techniques.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I grew up in a highly religious and conservative environment in the Deep South. Early on, I began noticing that my natural curiosity and tendency to ask challenging questions was not always welcomed by others, especially by male church leadership. Eventually, building feelings of devaluation as a woman coupled with a desire to define a spirituality of my own led me away from the evangelical world. Although I never regretted leaving the faith I grew up in, it did not come without pain, confusion, and a profound sense of loss of personal identity and community support. With the gift of time, I have found hope and healing. Therapy, storytelling, and genuine relationships have all contributed to my spiritual and emotional development. I am honored to hold space for others who are brave enough to ask difficult questions, challenge unhealthy narratives, and work towards developing inner peace.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 145/session


(629) 276-6189 Email Amy
Nashville, TN 37204

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