Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the newer options in mental health treatments available today. It provides an effective method to help people who have suffered trauma to move on from these negative memories and experiences. No matter how long ago your trauma occurred, it can still have a profound effect on the way that you think, feel, and act. EMDR can help you to overcome the effects of your trauma in order to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life. At Arbor Wellness, we offer EMDR therapy in Nashville, TN as part of an overall program to treat mental illness and addiction.

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What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR is a type of therapy that uses lights to stimulate and alter eye movements. This type of therapy focuses on helping people to process and overcome past trauma. EMDR therapy Nashville has gained popularity over the last several years. It is highly effective in helping people to reduce and even eliminate some of the symptoms that come with diagnoses such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It also helps retrain the brain in how it processes memories of traumatic events. 

EMDR must be conducted by clinicians specially trained in performing this type of therapy. They may use special types of equipment during the process. EMDR is painless and non-invasive, often providing results such as a reduction in anxiety levels and flashbacks fairly quickly, depending on the individual.

How Does EMDR Therapy in Nashville, TN Work?

There are a few different methods for performing EMDR therapy in Nashville. The therapist will use lights or other items to help direct a person’s eye movements while they talk about past traumatic events that impacted their lives. The therapist guides the client to put more positive thoughts in place in order to help reduce the panic, anxiety, and other side effects that often accompany recalling a traumatic event. 

Alternatively, some therapists instruct the individual to follow their hand movements or use tapping motions with their fingers during the sessions. Several sessions of EMDR are required in order to achieve the desired effect. The treatment is divided into several phases that take place in a specific order.

Eight Phases of EMDR Therapy

EMDR therapy in Nashville includes eight distinct phases completed in a specific order. The eight phases are:

History Taking and Treatment Planning: The therapist conducts an initial conversation to understand the person’s history of trauma and what can be accomplished by using EMDR. A plan of treatment is established and each step is explained so the individual knows what to expect. 

Preparation: The therapist helps set expectations for what goals can be accomplished. The patient can ask questions and express any fears or concerns they have. During this time, the therapist and client work to establish a relationship built on trust and comfort. They also discuss coping techniques that can be used when uncomfortable emotions arise during the upcoming EMDR sessions. 

Assessment: The specific traumatic event that will be addressed is identified, including how it makes the person feel and think as a result. Baseline measures are set using the Subjective Units of Disturbance (SUD) and Validity of Cognition (VOC) scales. 

Desensitization: The therapist directs a person to use side-to-side eye movements in response to verbal instructions, sounds, or tapping motions while the individual discusses the traumatic event. Often during this phase, people experience new images, emotions, and thoughts related to the trauma.

Installation: The patient develops a positive belief system that replaces how they previously reacted when remembering their trauma. 

Body scan: The patient holds the traumatic event and their new positive beliefs in their minds simultaneously while scanning the body from top to bottom. This allows them to reprocess any negative disturbances that remain.

Closure: The patient is asked to keep of record of any emotional disturbances that occur between sessions. The therapist goes over stress-reducing techniques that can be used when they happen.

Reevaluation: The therapist performs a review of what has taken place over the previous phases and assesses any additional targets that need to be addressed. If any follow-up sessions are needed, they can be set up.

What Mental Health Disorders Does Our EMDR Therapy Treat in Nashville, TN?

EMDR primarily comes into play for treating people with PTSD and other difficulties stemming from experiencing trauma. They often exist in a cycle of reliving their trauma over and over via events like flashbacks or nightmares. People with PTSD who undergo EMDR often find a significant reduction in their symptoms, with a large percentage reaching a point at which their symptoms completely stop.

Another mental health disorder that EMDR can help improve is an anxiety disorder. Our EMDR therapy in Nashville has been found to be very effective in reducing anxiety. It also helps those who have anxiety as a result of another mental or physical problem. The biggest benefit of this therapy for anxiety is that it provides long-lasting symptom relief. One study found that just a single one to two-hour EMDR therapy session was effective in reducing or eliminating anxiety for four weeks.

While EMDR is most commonly known as a treatment for trauma, it can actually benefit a host of other conditions. Therapists who specialize in EMDR therapy in Nashville can use it to address a wide range of conditions, including:

How Effective is EMDR Therapy?

Studies continue on the effectiveness of EMDR therapy but many have already shown how much positive impact it can have on those who use it. The National Library of Medicine reported that 24 controlled trials showed that people often experience positive effects when using EMDR therapy to treat trauma. In fact, seven of ten studies done showed that EMDR can be faster and/or more effective in treating trauma than using cognitive behavioral therapy. 

A 2015 study of people receiving inpatient treatment for depression found that 68% of those who used EMDR therapy were considered to be in full remission after treatment. They also experienced fewer relapses in depressive symptoms a year later compared to those who did not use EMDR. 

Anyone considering using our Nashville EMDR therapy can discuss their specific situation with one of our trained therapists. From there, an estimation of what results to expect can take place.

Our Programs that Incorporate EMDR Therapy in Nashville, Tennessee

We include EMDR therapy Nashville as part of all of our programs in order to provide access to this valuable tool to everyone. Our programs include:

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Having a comfortable space where people can heal and recover from their mental health conditions is important to us. We offer many different amenities and services that are designed with each persons unique mental health needs in mind. Take a look at our mental health campus today!

Side Effects of EMDR Therapy

EMDR provides a safe, non-invasive type of therapy that does not require medications. As can happen with many types of therapy, potential side effects exist with EMDR. They prove to be minimal if they occur, and the therapist providing the treatment can help the individual cope with the side effects both in the moment they happen and if they occur outside of treatment sessions. Possible side effects of EMDR include:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Vivid dreams
  • Remembering new traumatic memories
  • An increase in distressing memories
  • Heightened emotions during and immediately after treatment

For most people, these symptoms fade as treatment continues. It is important to share any of these side effects with the therapist so that they can help the person interpret and process the side effects.

Who Should Try EMDR Therapy?

Anyone suffering from PTSD or who has dealt with trauma in their past, even if undiagnosed, can try EMDR in an effort to reduce or stop the symptoms they experience. It can also help those who deal with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and disassociative disorders. EMDR can also help people with substance use disorders and eating disorders. Additionally, it is often used to treat the grieving process and chronic pain. 

Begin EMDR Therapy in Nashville at Arbor Wellness

If you have experienced trauma, whether recently or long ago, you likely live with uncomfortable side effects. Our EMDR therapy in Nashville can help significantly change your situation by reducing and even eliminating many of the symptoms that come with having experienced trauma. Remember that you do not have to spend the rest of your life dealing with flashbacks and anxiety. Your healing from trauma can start now.

Visit our admissions page today and start the process of putting trauma behind you. We are happy to answer any questions you have about EMDR and our treatment programs.

People who Trust Arbor Wellness

Don’t trust our word, let others share their experience, strength, and hope.

Lake BarrettLake Barrett
06:44 13 Jun 24
Winona RogersWinona Rogers
19:29 01 Jun 24
I paid a $600 flight to get our daughter here for help all the way from Florida. We called four times this week to confirm her belongings before we made the 5 hour trip up here from Atlanta today and my daughter also called twice I called yesterday and then we called again today to confirm we were on our way as we were told and advised to do so coming here with empty suitcases after a long trip. They first handed us one suitcase empty when in fact our daughter came with three bags. When we asked where her other bags were. They mysteriously went back to find her other two suitcases. All suitcases empty, no clothes. Only making a few phone calls today when they should have done this earlier in the week when we called to inquire, they left her clothes at their other facility where they moved from and told we cannot retrieve them today. They promised they would ship them this week. Lies! After this long trip up here and multiple calls this week, this is extremely unprofessional and unacceptable. Finally, They said they could handle her pseudo seizures when in fact they lied. The sent her to hospital three times within a week and then would not allow her to return for treatment.Then they had the nerves today when they handed us empty suitcases and no clothes, how daughter is doing. I would never recommend sending my family member here for help because they are not capable of helping for mental health. They take your money, lose your family members clothes , bill your insurance,and then refuse treatment.
Bryce LamberthBryce Lamberth
15:35 28 May 24
Angela CostaAngela Costa
21:49 05 May 24
Nick answered the Arbor Wellness on Friday around 5 pm on his day off. He’s been chatting with me to help get the patient number at Tristar. We chatted for 24 hours until he helped me get the number. He’s helped me get his clean clothes and Bible to Andrew. Nick has been absolutely delightful in one of my hardest times in my life. I am so glad that I met him. May God bless him!
Valerie BergerValerie Berger
13:18 01 May 24
Staff are knowledgeable caring and receptive.
Lakita CovingtonLakita Covington
17:48 29 Apr 24
I’ve been waiting on an email for about a month. The lady was nice enough to call me back, but didn’t follow up, or anything like she said she would.
Tammy KelleyTammy Kelley
17:13 19 Apr 24
Thank you thank you thank you! You helped me become the person I was meant to be!
Abi AskewAbi Askew
12:43 18 Apr 24
Amazing facility and staff!
Spencer BaucomSpencer Baucom
15:18 26 Mar 24
Best Mental health facility In Tennessee! Great staff and program all around. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking treatment.
Passed my information on to another facility without my knowledge or permission. The people who were going to be able to verify my BCBS insurance are not in on the weekend so that is entirely unhelpful. I hung up the phone to seek other options on my own as I do not want to wait for tomorrow or Tuesday when a mental health facility should always be equipped with proper intake employees. So, to receive a text from another location asking if I’d like to receive treatment there is insane!! Who gave you permission to send my information to another facility? Wacky business.
Alexandrea CeruttiAlexandrea Cerutti
01:29 22 Mar 24
Give Dominique a raise she’s the best love her
16:52 18 Jan 24
It was a great experience i hope whoever comes gets the help they need
Audrey SnydermanAudrey Snyderman
01:57 13 Jan 24
My son was at this place. Absolutely amazing. Moe is the one responsible for the positive outcome. She is caring, patient and goes above and beyond what would be expected. She is a true gift! My son and I will be forever grateful.
Amanda HumphreyAmanda Humphrey
13:12 15 Dec 23
I can not thank this place enough, my daughter stayed here and I was worried with her being 3 hours away from home. But they were all so kind gave me there personal cell numbers and told me I could text them any time to check on her. My daughter also has some legal issues going on alongside her mental health. I can’t even begin to say how supportive and understanding Mo and sherry and her therapist were, they did everything and than some to help my daughter in both situations. We have had her in a couple of different places and the case managers were no where near as helpful or as compassionate as Mo had been. Mo is truly a blessing to our family. My daughter has learned a lot about herself and her diagnosis it’s truly amazing to see a facility who wants to help people navigate them instead of just pushing meds down there throat and sending them home. Thank you to the team here.
Ashley NicholeAshley Nichole
22:11 13 Dec 23
Very accommodating, you have a voice and it is heard, it’s by far the best place I’ve ever been for mental health. Thank you so much!
Deb HayworthDeb Hayworth
21:56 29 Nov 23
I wish I could give a good review, but I have to be honest. I cannot and would not recommend this program. I unfortunately experience multiple major negative experiences there. The final straw was today when I had an appointment with my provider back home and discovered they flat out lied to her. So unprofessional and unethical. I was in room 201 and ended up with many bed bug bites. They were ignoring the issue and I informed my therapist there and one back home. They then moved me out of that room. An intake worker found out they were moving two new residents in there and voiced her thoughts to the ED, later that week she was terminated. I am do not know if that is why or not but she got let go later that week. Them trying to cover it up and lying about is is so much worse then a room infested with bed bugs. Just be honest and address the issues as they arise, don’t shame the residents into it. After I take staff voiced her opinion the Executive Director did have the mattresses and boxspings thrown out and bags were ordered for all beds. You grow up in a household filled with secrets and lies, you should NEVER have a treatment center reinforce that, and Arbor Wellness did. I know the resident before had the issues with the bed bugs and was told by multiple people that I was the 4 person.
Misty CaudillMisty Caudill
00:45 01 Nov 23
Arbor Wellness made a believer out of me! This was my first attempt at inpatient therapy, so as you can imagine, I was nervous, scared, and skeptical. The staff was so welcoming from the beginning of my journey all they way through the end. I enjoyed group time, specifically focus groups with my appointed therapist (Jeff). We met daily as a group, and individually with our therapist once a week (more if necessary; their doors are always open). If you are experiencing difficult times and are debating on whether or not this type of treatment is for you .. I highly recommend you take that leap. Although I was focused and determined and put in the work, I could not have made the improvements to my mental health without Arbor Wellness. For that, I am forever grateful.
Valerie HuffValerie Huff
23:58 27 Oct 23
I truly had such a great experience at arbor wellness Dominique and Tristan are the best night tech so is Liam. The morning staff are very cool too Amanda and T work so hard to make everyone satisfied. And the caseworker mo and Stephanie they are so are amazing very welcoming. It felt like I belonged there. Chris is also such a amazing person he and Sherri really helped me out my first night they are the ones that rlly encouraged me to stay . I have only one really bad experience and it was with my therapist. Out of respect I will not say her name but I felt like she didn’t care about me or my well being! I highly recommend this place if you struggle with mental illness!!!!!
Weslee MillerWeslee Miller
00:26 25 Oct 23
Arbor Wellness is a great place for anyone seeking mental health treatment. The staff here are very passionate about the work they do and will go above and beyond for each client. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to take the step.
Ross YeoRoss Yeo
19:39 05 Oct 23
Going to Arbor Wellness was a much needed step for my mental health. The staff was amazing and very accommodating. Anything you needed, they were there for the client. Thanks to everyone in the Arbor family.
Peyton BeasleyPeyton Beasley
13:21 29 Sep 23
I just want to thank the staff at Arbor Wellness for their support, encouragement, and helping hand in my healing process. I was definitely nervous when I first came, but they all made me feel so loved and welcome. The art and music therapy as well as the group lessons really helped me gain insight on things I needed to work on here at Arbor- which I did! Thank you Arbor Wellness for providing a safe growing environment! I will definitely recommend this place to anyone in need!
Christina Eum-GiesenChristina Eum-Giesen
07:24 29 Sep 23
Fantastic staff and mental health resource in Nashville,Tennessee. I was so impressed by facility and quality of care being provide. Troy and Samantha make the entire process so easy. I highly recommend Arbor Wellness to anyone struggling.
Taylor BryantTaylor Bryant
14:46 26 Sep 23
Arbor is a great place to go for all your mental health needs. The staff is incredible and there 24/7 for your needs. I can’t say enough good things about Arbor. I’ve been twice and it just keeps getting better. If Stephanie is your case manager, you are LUCKY!
faith boltfaith bolt
17:26 21 Sep 23
The staff at Arbor play a huge role in what makes this place so beneficial, but in my experience Stephanie, Teyerra, Amanda, Tristan and Sherri were exceptional. They went out of their way to make sure i was safe, taken care of, & benefiting from the program. Big thank you to them and the rest of the Arbor team for helping me along my recovery journey!
Katie AcklesKatie Ackles
11:21 15 Sep 23
Going to arbor was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I spent about a month in the partial hospitalization program (PHP) and feel it made a world of difference in my life. I learned so much and really came to know arbor as a safe place. The staff is phenomenal, they really place value on the experiences staff has had in their lives which is so helpful. They all have been in our place and that makes a world of difference in how clients are treated. The vibe is so comfortable and welcoming. The experience shifts a little bit depending on the other clients and their attitudes but overall everyone has been extremely welcoming and caring. It really feels like a big family just trying to heal together. I have nothing but good things to say and would recommend it to anyone trying to get their lives together or even just wanting to learn about themselves and how to be a better human.
Marissa NormanMarissa Norman
13:29 11 Sep 23
I enjoyed my time at Arbor Wellness to the fullest, I’m glad my family found this place. I learned a lot of helpful tools about my mental health as well as mental health in general. The groups were helpful, engaging/interactive, and insightful. Everyone from staff to clients are kind, nonjudgmental, and friendly.
Sydney CohnSydney Cohn
22:19 09 Sep 23
I worked at Arbor Wellness as a case manager. During that time, it was an awesome experience! My colleagues created a collaborative environment that strived to help each person that walked through those doors. The staff are very skilled in their designated areas and are the type of people you can trust to take care of your loved ones. Everyone brought their own experiences to the table which helped clients throughout the healing process. Overall, working at Arbor Wellness was an experience I will never forget!
Justin DenenbergJustin Denenberg
15:49 06 Sep 23
Amazing Facility! If your looking for a Mental health facility look no further. Arbor wellness truly cares about their clients, they treat every person walking through the door like family. I would highly recommend arbor to anyone looking for help!
Brandon BouldinBrandon Bouldin
03:05 06 Sep 23
Arbor Wellness provides exceptional service to its clients with a team of highly experienced staff members who are committed to their clients’ well-being. If you or a family member are struggling with mental health give them a call.
scott curleyscott curley
01:41 06 Sep 23
I have had the pleasure of working alongside Arbor’s staff for the last year! They have an amazing patient first program, and are determined to ensure that each individual is getting the help they deserve. They go above and beyond to appropriately design a program that will set up each person for success!
Stephanie RichardsonStephanie Richardson
12:43 04 Sep 23
I highly recommend Arbor Mental Health. Staff is more than equipped to meet your needs and lighten your load. Please take the time to visit and get the help you need to start your wellness journey!!
Chloe PetruzzoChloe Petruzzo
23:10 24 Jul 23
As a professional in the field, my go to for a client who may need a higher level of care like residential is Arbor Wellness. They truly care. They have integrity and work swiftly and smoothly for any admission or step down. I always can rely on Arbor to provide exceptional treatment to anyone seeking a better way of life.
22:51 12 Jun 23
Arbor Wellness changed my life, and that’s not an exaggeration. I suffered from depression and anxiety for 21 years before getting treatment at Arbor. One day I discovered I couldn’t take life as I knew it anymore. I had trouble sleeping, had very low energy to the point where I had trouble keeping up with my grooming, barely made it to work every day, and could not be productive. I couldn’t remember people’s names at times, and some of these people would be people whom I had worked with for over 5 years.I would cry all the time, it was hard to keep my foot on the gas while driving, I was irritable, and life became unbearable. So, my husband encouraged me to find something that could help me other than what I was doing: seeing a therapist and psychiatrist every week. At first, when I looked at Arbor and called, I was told that I would need to do residential treatment first, and I immediately rejected the idea of me going residential because I didn’t think that I needed it. So, I looked elsewhere for a program where I could go during the day and go home at night, but I couldn’t find any program that I was comfortable with, so I called Arbor Wellness back. Troy, the executive director for Arbor Wellness, picked up the phone this time and asked, “How are you doing today?” I paused. Then, he said, “I guess that wasn’t the best question to ask.” His comment made me smile on the inside a little, and it helped me to feel at ease talking to him. He spent around 30 minutes talking to me about Arbor and what the program could potentially do for me. He then invited me and my husband to visit to see if it would be a good fit for me. When we visited Arbor, my husband and I felt it would be the right place for me. The visit was on a Friday, and I started treatment that Monday mainly because I wanted to spend that weekend with my husband before going. The rest is history.Troy, among many other staff, really cares about you getting better. I realized that over time. Arbor took excellent care of me and worked with me to get the healing I needed. I also appreciated Troy for checking in on me during my time at Arbor. I stayed at Arbor for around 77 days, and it was well worth missing work for that extended period to receive the proper care I needed. I loved the nurse practitioners, and one of my biggest problems was that all the medications I was prescribed before my time at Arbor gave me significant side effects.By the time I went to Arbor, I had been on 11 different medications within 1 year! I was golden after the nurse practitioners found the right combination for me. Plus, I took the Genesight test, which confirmed that the medications prescribed to me were compatible with my genes. My therapist Mable was amazing. I connected with her and learned what I wanted from a therapist after Arbor. Group classes were fun, engaging, and educative I loved all the group facilitators.The food was okay. I just wished that the options would have been on the healthier side. If you like pizza, they have pizza every Friday night, and that was on top of what they fed you earlier that evening. So, you won’t go hungry, but you may not be eating the healthiest. Oh yeah, they usually have snacks and drinks between meal times. However, this aspect might have changed by now because I haven’t been there since mid-February.I waited to write this review because I wanted to see over time if I was still as great as how I left, and I’m happy to say I am, 4 months later! If you’re considering going to Arbor, I would say it would be worth your time and energy. I would suggest going in with an open mind, being engaged, doing the group activities even if you think you won’t like them, and practicing what they tell you to practice. I can’t promise that you’ll have a life-changing experience like me, but I’m confident that you will be able to have valuable lessons before leaving Arbor.
15:39 30 Mar 23
If you are struggling with any form of mental health I would strongly recommend Arbor Wellness. As a former resident I can attest to the amazing staff at every point, whether they were in the office, therapist, BHT, nurses, chefs… every interaction helped in the healing process. I have nothing but positive things to say about Arbor Wellness, if you are worried about taking that next step for bettering your mental health this is your sign, Do It! There is no safer place to be! Your future self will thank you, you deserve this! Arbor and their kind staff along with knowledge and healing are waiting for you ❤️
19:04 06 Feb 23
Arbor Wellness was my first experience with treatment. Here I was told my many of the patients that arbor wellness was probably their best experience in treatment. I feel that this statement was true. The staff were friendly, the clients were more than often friendly and supportive to each other. More than often the staff are very friendly and professional and the guest they have who come in and speak.Other things to add is that the food was fantastic. They (the chefs) were/are professionals chefs. I was here for 29 days and did not have a bad meal. The hosing situation was pretty interesting, here you are given a roommate and If you consider it lucky or unlucky two roommates. Here it is considered luck, all my roommates were really good but I heard stories from other clients that their roommates were bad.If you come to arbor wellness prepare to make lifelong friends with some of the clients, you will spend a lot of time getting to know them. Also prepare be a little bored, they’re not as strict with what you can do but doing the same thing after a while gets boring. In summary I enjoyed my stay here and would definitely do it again if I had the chance.
Hannah KienzleHannah Kienzle
17:44 17 Jan 23
Arbor wellness is a great place for getting back on your feet! They really care about the individual person. It’s a safe place to do the work. They aren’t perfect and they make mistakes, but they are willing to do anything they can to make it right! They really need to improve on the medication management. Which is why I’m giving them 4 starts. But they are trying to improve! The staff, BHT’s, and therapists are all amazing! They genuinely care for you even after you leave and will answer the phone for any questions or concerns!
Jane HammelJane Hammel
17:28 10 Jan 23
I am so grateful I found Arbor, 5 stars just isn’t enough! I felt so safe, welcomed and supported by the entire staff, everyone there supported me in my healing, from the CEO to the chefs. There are so many different therapy modalities offered, you receive education into different types, so you can find what works best for you and maximize the healing process. For the first time I felt safe to dig deep into my trauma and understand how it affected me in my everyday life and take control of my life back, the team here gave me back what had been taken from me. I can’t thank them enough, Alex, Ashley, Shannon, Troy, Chris, Stephanie, Allison, Kelly, Jesse, Justin, Rich, Cassie, Bethany, Dacey, Jon, Jara, Dan, Lisa, April, Hudson and so many more wonderful people that I am eternally grateful for. Thank you Arbor for helping me heal after so much darkness, I can see the light now. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
20:28 19 Dec 22
I’m so thankful for Arbor for changing my life, helping me grow and providing with the tools I needed to live a happy life. I have lived with depression and anxiety for years and I knew I needed to get help so I started looking up treatment centers. When I called, I spoke with Stephanie in admissions and she was so wonderful, she really cared about getting me help. The day I checked in Stephanie made sure I felt comfortable and helped me understand I was doing this for me and not to feel guilty for getting help if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t had stayed. I had the best therapist while I was there named Shelley, she pushed me to open up and process my trauma I can’t thank you enough. I want to also thank Hudson for always making me laugh, it really helped getting through those rough days. I’m very thankful for Troy and Chris for opening and running Arbor to make it the best center in Tennessee. On Tuesday night they provided a class for families that had loved ones there ran by Cassie, thank you for helping my family understand what I was going through. Lastly, I want to thank the chefs for making wonderful food daily and for to all the nurses and techs for taking care of us and always being there if we needed someone to talk to. I would recommend Arbor to anyone that is needing help, you won’t find any better place and staff that actually care about you.
scarlett bondscarlett bond
22:19 06 Dec 22
Therapists are great. They are very engaged. The family liason Hudson is great and kept my family informed on everything I wanted them to be informed with. Tuesdays were my favorite days between trauma Tuesday and the ice baths the day just flew by. The food was amazing and I looked forward to every meal. Nursing was always there when you needed them. The bht staff was always on top of things and were the when you needed them. Everyone here made the experience worth it. Biosound therapy was good too always stopped my racing thoughts. Thank you arbor wellness!
Alissa BenderAlissa Bender
19:28 05 Dec 22
Very thankful to have been treated at Arbor Wellness. The staff is very welcoming and receptive of your needs. My primary therapist Mable was wonderful. Hudson, a former client, is among the other amazing staff that was always able to relate to my journey at the facility. I came in with a willingness to do the hard work and the staff supported me and encouraged me throughout the entire process. I am truly thankful for the time I spent there because it helped change the trajectory of my life in the best way possible.
Amelia YoungAmelia Young
17:09 29 Nov 22
Arbor is an amazing place to receive help for any mental health problems you might be struggling with. The staff is truly wonderful, and have all helped me along on my journey. From the BHTs who are always there to support you in anyway you might need to every single group facilitator who are extremely knowledgeable and very fun, there are nearly endless resources to get you on the right track. Just wanted to also give a special thanks to my girl Ansley who was one of the biggest assets to helping me feel confident in myself again and to my primary therapist, Shelley, who is extremely reliable and real with all the clients she works with. I would highly recommend Arbor if you’re looking for a place that you can feel safe while getting the help you need.
Kari ClinkenbeardKari Clinkenbeard
16:56 14 Nov 22
Words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for Arbor Wellness and the way they cared for our daughter. The staff treated her with kindness, compassion and dignity. Through her good days and bad days, they continually showed her that she was worthy of a happy life and she is so much more than her diagnosis. The team worked diligently to pinpoint her diagnosis and was proactive in creating a treatment plan that was best for her in the present and future.As a parent of an adult child, I was communicated with in a timely & sensitive manner. We had so many questions, concerns and feelings going through this. The staff was understanding, empathetic and very responsive throughout the entire process.The team at Arbor saved our daughter. We will be forever grateful for Troy, Chris, Hudson, Shelley, Casey, Cassie, Dan, Trey, Lyndsey, Alex & Pippa…and so many more, for putting the smile back on her face.If your loved one is struggling, I would not hesitate to recommend Arbor Wellness for their path in healing.
Lauren ClinkenbeardLauren Clinkenbeard
02:43 05 Nov 22
Arbor Wellness has truly saved my life. If you or a loved one is needing mental health or substance abuse help, I would recommend Arbor Wellness every time.I was a client at Arbor for about 10 weeks (longer than the typical stay) but I truly cannot rave about this place enough. The building is clean and safe. The BHTs and staff at Arbor became my second family and treated me more than a client. They looked out for me and wanted the best for me.The groups lead during the day at Arbor Wellness gave a foundation for bettering myself. The group facilitators were all prepared and engaging and made me feel capable of reaching my goals.The therapists at Arbor really cared about my wellbeing and progress. My therapist was Shelley and she pushed me to become the best person I could be. I will forever be grateful for her and others who helped me along my journey and diagnosis.I can’t put into words how much this place means to me and my family. Going to Arbor Wellness was the best decision I have ever made. I’ve seen and felt a complete difference and have the coping skills and knowledge to face the world all thanks to Arbor Wellness. I can’t recommend them enough, thank you Arbor Wellness team and staff, I will forever be grateful!
Britt BratBritt Brat
20:38 24 Oct 22
Arbor is an amazing place to come to when you need help. The staff are fantastic, and truly care about what they are doing on a daily basis. Between music, art, and other therapies there is a lot you can find here to help you with what is going on. I am very thankful for Arbor! Cannot recommend enough.
Tj SennottTj Sennott
01:39 06 Oct 22
My time at Arbor could not have been a better experience. From the facilities to the staff and the program above all, everything is of the highest quality. They truly care for everyone and the support you get is fantastic. Couldn’t recommend more. The growth I’ve seen because of Arbor has really changed my life. All the stars. Thank you everyone there
Greg BulachGreg Bulach
19:32 15 Sep 22
Arbor is a fantastic facility where healing can occur. The staff really cares. I highly recommend this facility. At Arbor, I was able to come out of my shell, out of the darkness which encompassed me. I was able to learn to trust again and see the world in a new light. Thank you to Hudson, Charles, Ansley, Chris, Troy, Shelley and all the rest of the staff. You are top notch. One love.
Madeleine SharpMadeleine Sharp
20:28 07 Sep 22
I was one of the first people who attended Arbor Wellness and they helped change my life. My life was chaos prior to going, and they helped me to change that. They helped me work on my past trauma, my mental health, and addiction “issues” I was placed on the right medication and given the right tools to truly better myself.They also have a 5 star chef that knows what he’s doing in the kitchen.The facility is beautiful. They keep it very clean, they have a workout room, a large cafeteria, red light therapy, a sound bed, stocked with snacks, and drinks.Their staff is wonderful. They all played a huge role, from the techs to the therapist. Hudson, the alumni coordinator and family Liaison has called to check on me since I’ve been gone. He also helped communicate with my family.One last thing, they made sure we all got together as a community to spend time with one another. Whether it was playing corn-hole, renting a movie, having pizza, etc.If you’re torn between going or not going. Take a leap of faith, and go change your life.
Joseph FortuneJoseph Fortune
18:25 30 Jun 22
My experience at arbor Wellness is one of compassion, understanding, and support. BIG shout out to the phenomenal staff here for always going above and beyond to take care of myself and fellow clients. My guys Hudson and Charles are prime examples of effective treatment staff. I will forever be grateful for all that arbor does! Thanks to Troy for providing this amazing and much needed service to Nashville!
Rachael ClarkRachael Clark
14:36 16 Jun 22
Beautiful, state of the art and cutting edge facility. The team is great and are all very qualified and personable. The therapists listen to your concerns and address everyone individually and respectfully. I would highly recommend for any family member needed any help. Arbor will make your future brighter!

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