Satisfaction, wellness, and joy in your life is possible.
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.
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!
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.
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.
-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
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
-Client-Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy
-Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
I accept appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (morning). You can contact me during any day of the week to schedule or inquire about services.
If I am unable to take your call, please leave a voicemail (private and confidential) and I will get back to you . Please let me know if I have your permission to leave messages when I return calls.
Select this link to check availability and make your appointment:
For appointments made online, l require a credit card (Visa or Mastercard, American Express, or Discover) 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 therapy services.
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.
This is the most common length for sessions, allowing for depth, education, practice, and reflection.
These sessions may be recommended based on your therapy goals and the work being done during our sessions. Additionally, you may request these sessions if they are a better fit for your schedule.
This one-time appointment is our how therapy relationship will begin. This includes an evaluation and assessment of needs, exploring goals, gathering history, and creating a plan for 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.
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 $80 for that missed appointment. This must be paid in full before booking your next appointment. Thank you.
Arriving late for a session may require us to shorten the length of service, with full charges applied, so as not to inconvenience others.
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.
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.
I do not provide 24-hour or on-call emergency services. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, or if you need to speak with someone immediately, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
You may also call the following local and national numbers that are staffed with counselors to assist you in emergencies 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
The National Hopeline Network
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Tennessee Mobile Crisis Unit
Please contact me with questions.
1222 16th Ave. S Suite 24 Nashville, TN 37212
Mon: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Welcome! Due to COVID, telehealth/video sessions are being offered. In-person office sessions are limited and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
All FIRST TIME appointments will be via video.