Rich Gorman, M.A., M.Ed., NCC

National Certified Counselor

Rich Gorman, National Certified Counselor

For the past 20 years I have worked and lived in some of the more challenged communities in the United States. During that time I was involved in leadership and bringing large-scale change at the community level. Along the way I realized that individuals, couples and families were often left struggling and overwhelmed with the life’s challenges. I vowed to figure out how to help people cope with life’s challenges and heal from the inevitable traumas and betrayals that we all experience. To do this my family and I moved to Nashville so I could complete a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at Vanderbilt University.

These days I am committed to working with adults (individuals, couples and groups) to experience freedom, healing, control, and restoration in all areas of life. I am passionate about working with individuals and couples experiencing anxiety and depression, those struggling with addiction and seeking healing from trauma. I also specialize in working with individuals and families living through cancer diagnoses and treatment as well as those wanting to heal from religious and spiritual trauma and “church hurt.”

Services Provided

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Group therapy

Client groups served

  • Emerging adults (18-25)
  • Adults
  • Couples

Practice Areas

  • Anxiety/stress
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Life transition
  • Grief and loss
  • Men’s issues
  • Relationship challenges
  • Cancer care
  • Spiritual trauma/ “church hurt”

Education

  • Master of Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Vanderbilt University, 2022.
  • Master of Divinity, Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College, 2010.
  • Master of Arts, American Indian Law and Policy, University of Arizona, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA – May, 1997.

Experience

  • Brentwood Counseling Associates, June 2022-present.
  • Center for Student Wellbeing-Graduate Assistant, Vanderbilt University, August 2020-May 2022.
  • Nashville Collaborative Counseling Center, Clinical Internship, September 2021-May, 2022.
  • Integrative Life Center, Nashville, TN. Clinical Internship, Summer 2021.

Personal Information

  • I live in Nashville with my wife Dori and our daughters, Charis and Nia, and our overly-energetic dog, Bailey.
  • I enjoy reading, learning, movies and anything related to health and fitness—running, biking, etc… I also coach my daughter’s 8U softball team
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