Steven Neely, LPC-MHSP, AS, Clinical Therapist

Steven has been in the clinical therapy field since 2001. He started out at Youth Villages before landing at a faith-based counseling center, LifeCare Family Services, as their first full-time child and adult therapist in 2002. Throughout the next several years, he worked in the foster care field at Omni Visions, most recently as an Assistant Regional Director.

In 2016, he was re-appointed by Governor Bill Haslam to serve a second term on the board for the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. Steven also serves on the TRANSform ARC Advisory Board

Steven’s philosophy of counseling is influenced by the Spiritual Root System™, a structure he learned while participating in a process group for a year and a half. This approach guides one to live fully, love deeply, and lead well, seeing humanity holistically – our physiology, psychology, biology and spirituality. With a better understanding of who we’re made to be, we can more fully do what we’re made to do. Steven’s desire is to provide a safe place while walking closely with individuals through their story.

He has received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT) and Attachment Regulation and Competency Model (ARC). .

He and his wife, Ashley, and son, Knox live in Franklin.  He enjoys traveling and attending sporting events (baseball, basketball, football and hockey).

Education
B.A.,Western Kentucky University, Psychology
M.A., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Counseling Ministry