Sasha Cory-Pack moved to Nashville 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas. Sasha is a mom of a large blended family, which includes 3 hound dogs. She is a graduate student at Trevecca Nazarene University and comes from a multicultural and bilingual back ground. She looks forward to serving Trevecca Students as a therapist in both English and Spanish, and enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds.
Sasha enjoys walking with people on their journey to growth and healing, and believes that all people can grow and change given a supportive environment, which can include the help of a therapist. Sasha comes to the practice of counseling with two decades of experience working with children and adolescents in teaching and social service settings. She enjoys working with all people, but is especially energized by working with young adults and adolescents as they begin their journey into adulthood.
Emily is from Jacksonville, Florida, and has called Nashville home for three years. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Health from the University of North Florida in 2011, and is currently working on her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy here at Trevecca Nazarene University.
Emily’s desire is to cultivate a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for clients to share and process their stories. She believes that the counseling relationship is powerful and sacred, and can result in lasting change and healing. Her heart is to extend hope and acceptance to her clients, and for them to know that they are never alone.
Candice is currently a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program after having previously worked in a number of other professional roles. She has experience in both the non-profit and business sectors which have taken her around the world including living in Toronto, Canada for 2 years.
Her interests are in complex trauma and the holistic healing and growth thereof while considering attachment and family systems as well as the implications of clinical research. But most importantly, she believes heart connection is at the core of our greatest need and thus, can also bear some of our greatest wounds. Yet, healing from broken relationships and unpredictable circumstances is possible. Candice desires to provide a safe place for her clients to land in the midst of life's turbulence and simply to facilitate health and hope and peace.
Brittany Williams is currently a graduate student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University. She was drawn to pursuing a career in mental health after personally experiencing the hope and healing that therapy and a self-care practice can bring. She is passionate about listening to people's stories and walking with them through life's big changes and transitions. She is also a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and has taught yoga since 2013. Brittany grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn. and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Communications and Public Relations.
Samuel was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Trevecca for his undergraduate in Psychology in May 2016. He is currently seeking his Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Samuel believes in the power of therapy and change. He believes that everyone has hard times, but does not have to experience hard things alone. People deserve to have connection and safety. Counseling can be an intimidating thought, but Samuel strives to bring safety to his clients and looks forward to helping people in his career.
Autumn is a Tennessee native, born and raised in Nashville. She graduated from Trevecca in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications, focusing on dramatic arts during her undergraduate years. She is currently a graduate student in the Marriage and Family Counseling program.
Autumn felt a call to counseling when she found herself wanting to minister to people individually by helping them navigate through difficult or challenging situations. As a former drama student, she's always open to using creativity in the counseling office. She strongly believes in the importance of creating a safe environment for individuals to share their stories while collaboratively working together to overcome obstacles.
Shaye Pennington grew up in a small town in Michigan and moved to the Tennessee area in 2015. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and is currently earning her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Shaye believes that counseling is a relationship and journey where individuals persevere, problem-solve, and most importantly find a safe place to heal. This means that as a clinician, she is willing to approach tough, conflicting, and heart-breaking situations with honesty, acceptance, and a commitment to walk through the deep valleys with her clients.
Drea Pryor is a San Francisco, CA native. She has obtained her BA in Sociology from Fisk University, a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Lipscomb University, and is currently working on her PhD in Clinical Counseling here at Trevecca Nazarene University.
It is her belief that within relationships we are both hurt and healed. Her work centers around the integration and healing of attachment wounds and trauma recovery. She works frequently with adult survivors of child abuse, those who struggle with anxiety/depression in relationships, or those who have been impacted by adoption. For such work, she offers Attachment Focused EMDR. She also helps couples heal from marital distress and infidelity.
She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) for Trauma, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and Prepare/Enrich for couples seeking premarital therapy which has been proven to help clients discover their strengths and navigate towards healing and wholeness.
Jonathon grew up in a small town in Central Ohio. He has a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College, in Warsaw Indiana. He currently studies at Trevecca, in the PhD Counselor Education and Supervision program. Jonathon loves the creative arts and has spent time singing and acting throughout his life. Jonathon has a minor obsession with Brené Brown and her research on shame, vulnerability, and becoming the most authentic person you can be.
Jonathon has worked with a variety of clients from elementary students to those in their 60’s. He is excited to work with the population here at Trevecca. He believes that therapy is a place for you to be your true self. Life is full of experiences; the good, the bad, and the ugly moments shape the people we become. It can take a long journey to find any beauty in the painful moments of life. Jonathon is not afraid to walk with you, no matter where you are in life. He hopes that his office will hold a lot of laughs, a lot of tears, and hopefully a lot of healing.
Jen grew up in the Washington D.C. area and graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She now lives in middle Tennessee with her husband and five children. Her life journey has brought her to Trevecca, where she is currently a graduate student in the marriage and family therapy program.
Jen has long been naturally curious about people and how they interact in relationships. She is constantly inspired by witnessing resilience and change. She is passionate about walking alongside those dealing with stressful or traumatic experiences, helping to find healing within while strengthening the ability to have healthy, loving relationships. She focuses on creating a safe and empathetic space to ensure that individuals feel validated, valued, and empowered.
Qunisha is from Memphis, TN. She moved to Nashville, TN seven years ago in pursuit of her journey for school. She obtained her bachelors at Tennessee State University in psychology. She is a graduate student here at Trevecca Nazarene University working on becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She loves working with people from many different backgrounds.
Qunisha gains much of her experience from working with patients on mood and stress unit in an inpatient setting for two years. Qunisha's main goal at the Counseling center is to be able to create a safe space for our clients to feel free to be themselves without judgement, and create the ability to heal and prosper.
Griffin received his undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and spent the next almost 10 years in the finance and investing world. His path twisted and turned back towards counseling and mental health, and he is now pursuing his degree in Mental Health Counseling here at Trevecca.
Griffin believes that life is filled with challenges, but also with meaning and purpose. The challenges that face us often leave us feeling lost, hopeless and out of control. If this is where you find yourself, Griffin would love to get to know you and try to help you work towards healing.
Melba Buchanan is from Nashville, TN and graduated from Lipscomb University with a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program here at Trevecca. Melba comes from a multicultural background and spent the majority of her undergraduate experience working with students from different cultures, religions and backgrounds. She has a passion for helping people from diverse backgrounds overcome various obstacles and navigate life in general. Melba also has experience with and a passion for people who struggle with substance abuse. Melba believes that change is possible for anyone and that someone's past does not define them. She is passionate in being with people through their issues and helping them along their journeys.
Stephanie Latka has called Nashville, TN home for the past ten years. She graduated with a Bachelors in Corporate Communication from Olivet Nazarene University in 2007. After a ten-year career in marketing and event planning, she discovered her true passion and began pursuing her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling here at Trevecca Nazarene University.
Stephanie's passion is for those who are coping with life/career changes, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and adjusting to chronic or sudden illnesses. She believes in an integrative, holistic approach that incorporates the mind, body and soul. She is committed to creating a safe, inviting and comforting place to begin or continue the healing journey.
Sally calls Nashville home. She grew up in Kentucky and lived in California for a few years. She received a degree in Marketing from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from California State University. She has worked for several years in business and in the public sector, and she is currently completing her internship in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca. She enjoys working with students and couples and wants to create a safe environment where clients feel safe to share their stories.
Erika earned a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca in 2016. Since earning her degree, Erika has joined the Trevecca Counseling Center team where she mentors graduate interns, arranges counseling services for students, and works individually with clients. Erika has a passion for working with couples and young adults, and is honored to sit in the highs and lows of life with her clients. She believes that health is found in secure connection and attachment with self, others, and God. Erika is currently pursuing licensure as a marriage and family therapist. Away from work Erika enjoys cuddling her baby girl, date nights with her husband Daniel, and Ohio State football.
Sara earned her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca in 2005, and finished the Doctorate in Clinical Counseling program August 2011. Since earning her Masters, Dr. Hopkins has worked therapeutically with individuals and couples. Sara believes that God calls us to live in healthy relationship with Him and others. She attempts to help people love and accept themselves for who they were uniquely created to be to be. Sara provides supervision for the Counselors at the Center and works individually with clients. Sara originates from rural Arkansas where she grew up to appreciate small town living and Razorback football. She has lived in Middle Tennessee for 10 years with her husband, Shannon. They have 3 children and enjoy movies, lazy weekends at home with their kids and dates without them.
Jenn has worked 18 years in student development at Trevecca. She loves working with college students especially dealing with transitions and season-of-life issues. Jenn believes her calling is to help others identify their passions and strengths to better nurture their calling. Her therapeutic work involves developing an honest and compassionate connection with clients so they feel seen, heard, and have permission to be who they were created to be. In addition, as a licensed professional counselor, mental-health service provider, she provides supervision and mentoring to graduate level interns as they walk with clients through difficult times.
Jenn also gives oversight to outreach and programming in the counseling center. She uses her desire to develop students holistically, creativity, and flair to bring the message of health and wellness to the students that would never darken the doors of the Smith House.