210 25th Ave N, Ste 1220, Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 821-0885

Morgan Holzapfel, LCSW

Morgan Holzapfel, LCSW

Satisfaction, wellness, and joy in your life is possible. 


Satisfaction, wellness, and joy in your life is possible. 

Morgan Holzapfel, LCSW

About Me


Morgan Holzapfel, LCSW

I am a native Nashvillian, who after spending years in other cities, excitedly returned to this beautiful town.  

After completing my undergraduate degree at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, I was still seeking my career path.  My studies of psychology, education, and history supplied me with fascinating courses, and were the foundation for my decision to become a social worker.  

I wanted to be a compassionate, educated guide, that helped people lift themselves out of pain and into wellness.   After identifying my natural qualities: sincere, hopeful, intelligent, and focused, I chose to continue my education at The University of Tennessee, College of Social Work.  

I completed my Masters in Social Work degree in 2006.  Through education, licensure, and work experience, I have developed theoretical knowledge, had remarkable experiences, and incredible learning opportunities. 

Having worked in various treatment settings including residential, IOP (intensive outpatient), and outpatient, I have counseled teens through older adults and couples.  I spent several years working in the field of addiction and recovery and have drawn from each population and experience.  

Outside of work, I enjoy running, reading,  watching college and local sports, and being with friends and family.  My husband, a transplant to Nashville, keeps me on my toes with his love of travel and culture. 

Should I Seek Therapy?

"Sometimes I'm not clear what is wrong, but clearly things are not right."

It's okay to be a little unsure what you need out of therapy.  It's ok to recognize that things aren't going well but can't exactly figure out why or how to change this.  Questions and curiosity about the way we operate in our lives is wonderful starting place!

"I've tried therapy, but it didn't seem to help."

It is okay if you've been to therapy dozens of times but feel stuck in your life. There are many excellent therapists out there,  but sometimes it takes the right combination of timing, readiness, and good-fit to reach those goals.  Give it another try.  You are full of endless potential.  

"I've never been to therapy. How can talking help anything?"

Talking about ourselves or our challenges usually doesn't lead to major changes. However, therapy is much more than talking.  Through talking, we are often able to sort through our current life landscape, often having insights and discovery about ourselves and our surroundings.  You will start to recognize patterns and decide on how to change those.  In therapy, we also talk about and practice actionable skills that can be applied in your daily life.  Through therapy you can to build a sense of confidence, empowerment, clarity, and a calmness within. 

Here are some struggles that are often topics in therapy. Do these sound familiar?

-Feeling down, not motivated

-Life transitions, feeling lost or fearful of making next steps in life

-Grieving a loss in your life

-Feeling insecure, having self-doubt, not feeling valuable

-Codependence and finding your identify through others

-Women's issues, including struggles with body image

-Feelings, identifying them, understanding them, and coping with them

-Unhealthy relationship with food, disordered eating, or rigid & fearful thoughts about food/weight

-Feeling anxious and fearful during much of your day

-Social isolation and loneliness

-Chaotic relationships, abusive relationships, or lack of relationships

-Past events, both recent and afar, that can flood your mind and emotions

-Setting boundaries without guilt

-Discovering the rules, principals, and values you want to live by

Methods and Models I use during sessions

I utilize whichever combination is the best fit for you and your struggles.   It is not important that you understand the ins-and-outs of these methods, but if you want to understand the therapy approach being used, we can talk about this and I can offer more psycho-education.  

-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

-Motivational Interviewing

-Solution-Focused Therapy


-Client-Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy

-DBT skills

-Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

-Reality Therapy


I am a private pay practitioner. I do not accept insurance. For Out-of-network benefits, contact your insurance company. upon request, I can provide a superbill.


I am a private pay practitioner. I do not accept insurance. for Out-of-network benefits, contact your insurance company. upon request, I can provide a superbill.


Cancellations & no shows

Session time is valuable. I honor your time by being present and reserving that space specifically for you.  If you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment, you will be billed $75 for that missed appointment. This must be paid in full before booking your next appointment. Thank you.

Late Arrivals

Arriving late for a session may require us to shorten the length of service, with full charges applied, so as not to inconvenience others. 

preparing for session

We all have hectic lives and schedules.  Sometimes therapy sessions are crammed between work responsibilities, family errands, and other appointments and commitmments.  There is a quiet and calming waiting area for you while you wait.  Please feel free to arrive early.  Relax, take a breath, or take out a notebook and gather your thoughts/feelings.  Transitioning into and out of therapy sessions can be jolting, and giving yourself time for those transitions can make a big difference.   


Payment can be made with any credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Health Savings Account, or Discover) or checks.  

Please note there is an additional 3% processing fee for use of credit cards.

For initial appointments made online, I require the credit card to hold your appointment: The card will not be charged unless you cancel without notifying me within 24 hours of your appointment or do not show for your appointment.  At your appointment, we can discuss how you would like pay for your future therapy services.  

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Wellness Within Counseling, LLC

210 25th Avenue North, Ste 1220, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

(615) 821-0885


Mon: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 2:00pm