Common Questions & Answers

Q. What is Mindful Therapy?
A. Mindful therapy is a psychotherapy approach that integrates mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Mindful therapy focuses on providing a healing space to practice the art of non-judgmental awareness and acceptance of the present moment as it is, while also developing tools of change to find freedom from patterns and cycles of suffering. 

Q. What kinds of issues do you work with?
A. Patrick Nitch, LPC-MHSP sees adults (18+) dealing with a spectrum of issues, particularly related to cognitive, emotional and behavioral dysregulation, those suffering from symptoms associated with borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and addiction. Patrick also works with individuals adjusting to life transitions related to career, relationship, grief and loss. Mindful Therapy Nashville offers free phone consultations with provider Patrick Nitch, LPC-MHSP. 

Q. Do you take insurance?
A. Mindful Therapy Nashville does not accept insurance. However, many insurance providers will reimburse for "out of network providers" with a superbill, which we can provide. Please check with your individual insurance provider. Mindful Therapy Nashville offers a sliding scale in order to be accessible for those with or without insurance to pay privately. 

Q. What usually happens in a first session?
A. A first session provides an opportunity to share what's going on now that is motivating you to seek counseling. It also provides an opportunity to start developing a relationship with your counselor and to determine if it is a good fit. A first session can also be a time to discuss what treatment may look like, given the symptoms and issues that are present, and to develop a treatment plan with goals and objectives that are specific to your presenting problems. 

Q. How does the sliding scale work?
A. Mindful Therapy Nashville strives to be as accessible as possible, and so offers fees on a scale from $75-125. Fees are self selecting and based on level of income.