About Kris

I have been practicing Marriage & Family Therapy since 2016.  I also serve as the Director of Youth Ministries at Calvary UMC since February of 2004.  I am a graduate of University of Tennessee and have a Masters from Trevecca Nazarene University.  I also works as a coach/mentor for the Center for Youth Ministry Training.  I am married to Allison and they have three daughters, Jenny, Claire, and Molly. I enjoy spending weekends at the lake, coaching softball & basketball, and spending quality time with my family.   

I am passionate about working with individuals and families with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues that include anxiety, depression, grief, perfectionism, relational issues, divorce adjustment, suicidal ideation, and more.


  • Child & Adolescent Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Young Adult Counseling
  • Parenting & Family Counseling
  • Premarital & Marital Counseling


I hold a Master of Marriage & Family Therapy degree from Trevecca Nazarene University (2016) in Nashville.  

Licensed Professional TN # 1331.

I also have 15 years of experience working with youth and their families as the Director of Youth Ministries at Calvary UMC in Nashville.

Certificates & Trainings

Prepare & Enrich, Question, Persuade, and Refer Suicide Prevention (QPR), Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and working toward Emotional Focus Therapy (Completed Externeship -Phase 1)

Kris is a certified QPR trainer as well as a FaithTrust Healthy Boundaries trainer.

Brentwood Counseling Associates

As of August 1, 2019, I will be joining Brentwood Counseling Associates. It is located at 5200 Maryland Way, Suite 102 Brentwood, TN 37027. I have availability throughout the day on Mondays and Fridays as well as evenings throughout the week. I have limited availability on the weekends. Please contact me at kris@brentwoodcounseling.com or 615.377.1153 for my current openings.