The Counseling Center’s phone number is 615.690.4661.

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The staff of the Harpeth Hills Counseling Center takes seriously the opportunity and responsibility involved in consulting with people who are hurting from personal or relationship concerns. In addition to their professional training, therapists work from a faith foundation which honors God and His creation. Efforts are made to create a safe place for people of various religious and philosophical perspectives to address whatever issues cause them pain.


The counseling services are offered to the Harpeth Hills Church as well as the community at large. While individual therapy is provided for matters such as anxiety or depression, a major focus for the Center is that of “relationships”. This includes preparation for marriage, marital therapy, divorce adjustment, stepfamily adjustment and parent-child relationships.

In addition, one therapist (Anderson) is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and is available to help those who are struggling with sexual addiction. All of our therapists are trained to use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help those who are recovering from trauma or abuse. 


Confidentiality is of utmost importance to the entire Counseling Center staff. Great care is exercised to insure the privacy of those seeking help.


All services are provided in the private suite of counseling offices located on the east side of Harpeth Hills Church of Christ in Brentwood, Tennessee.


  • When you Schedule your first appointment, you will be sent a link to a secure portal to complete the necessary intake forms. Forms should be completed prior to your first appointment.

The Counseling Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am–5:30pm. Please schedule appointments by calling 615.690.4661. If appointments need to be cancelled, clients are asked to call 24 hours prior to their scheduled time to make the necessary changes and to avoid a $45 fee for the missed appointment.

Since the Harpeth Hills Counseling Center is a ministry, we do not charge typical fees. Our fees are $95-$125 per 50 minute session. Clients may file for insurance reimbursement for their sessions if they have insurance that covers therapy. Harpeth Hills members who have a need may apply for financial assistance to help pay for their therapy.


Jim Anderson, Phd – Director of Counseling

Jim Anderson, PhD, serves as the director of the Harpeth Hills Counseling Center. His doctorate is from Texas Tech University and his Master of Divinity is from Abilene Christian University.  He is licensed as a Marital and Family Therapist in Tennessee; and he is trained in EMDR and as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. He also works with codependency and issues involving family of origin.  He and his wife, Kathy, lead A New Beginning Workshop for couples who are in marital crisis.

Email Jim • 615.373.0601 x.114 or 615.690.4661


Vanessa Ribeiro, LPC-MHSP

Vanessa earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree from Freed-Hardeman University in 2006. She has worked with people from many different backgrounds facing a variety of difficulties. She is trained in EMDR and serves people who have a history of childhood trauma, single-event trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and relationship issues. Vanessa was born and raised in Brazil. She moved to the US in 2001. Vanessa is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and provides therapy in these languages as well. Vanessa and her family are a part of the Ethos church.

Email Vanessa


Helen Riley, MMFT

Helen Riley earned her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca University in 2015. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Tennessee. She is trained in EMDR for trauma therapy with individuals, and uses EFT modality working with couples. Helen works with adults and older teens struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma around relationships, life transitions and family of origin issues. Helen worships at West End Community Church and enjoys visiting other church communities.

Email Helen


A 13-week series of support groups and video seminars conducted by people who understand the pain of divorce. For anyone who is separated or divorced, it is non-denominational and features biblical teaching and recovery from divorce and separation.

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Financial Peace

Nashville’s popular financial educator, Dave Ramsey, has expanded his ability to help people through his 12-week video-based workshop. This is an informative, entertaining, hands on way to make significant changes in your family finances. Contact Kim Hill (615.690.4661) for more information.

Preparation For Marriage

Plan for more than the wedding. Prepare for a marriage in this 6-week series of classes for those who are dating seriously or engaged. This class qualifies participants for a discount on their marriage license in Tennessee. There is no charge for this class. It is a gift to couples from the Harpeth Hills church.  Contact Kim Hill (615.690.4661) for more information.

A New Beginning

A turn-around weekend designed to help marriages that are in crisis and couples considering divorce. It is a Family Dynamics Seminar facilitated at the Harpeth Hills building. More information is available at or 615.627.0751.