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About Us

Kenneth Sanderfer, LMFT

Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer  *  AAMFT Approved Supervisor

As a Certified EFT Trainer, Kenny educates and trains EFT Therapists across several states. He is the founder and director of EFT Tennessee, Nashville's center for training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. He provides EFT supervision for therapists pursuing EFT certification. As a Certified EFT Therapist, he provides intensive two-day couples therapy in Murfreesboro, TN. He recently co-authored a book with Dr. Sue Johnson, Created for Connection: The Hold Me Tight Guide for Christian Couples.

Kenny completed his undergraduate degree in Agriculture from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. He completed his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN, where he is now an Adjunct Professor. He is licensed by the state of Tennessee in Marital and Family Therapy (license #564) and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. When he is away from work you will find him fly fishing, training horses, ranching and spending time with his wife, Suzette and their five grand children.

 


    

Chris Bratcher, LMFT

Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor  *  AAMFT Approved Supervisor

As a Certified EFT Therapist, Chris specializes in using Emotionally Focused Therapy as a guide map in his work with couples, families and individuals. He is passionate about the EFT model because it helps create an environment to enter into deeper levels of connection, security and attachment. He is a Certified EFT Supervisor and greatly enjoys the process of being able to help in the development of therapists as they train in the EFT model. Chris has also received additional training in EFT for Individuals (EFIT) and EFT for Trauma Survivors.

Chris completed his undergraduate degree in Counseling and his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. He is licensed by the state of Tennessee in Marital and Family Therapy (license #972). Chris is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). When he is out of the office you'll find him enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two daughters.

 


 

 Teri Murphy, PhD, LMFT

  Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor  *  AAMFT Approved Supervisor 

Teri's passion is helping couples get un-stuck and spark the connection we all are hardwired to desire. She believes wholeheartedly in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).  EFT provides a map for how couples get disconnected and a specific path to getting out of distress and back into the safety of our partner’s presence.  She is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (License #1031) in Tennessee and an EFT Certified Therapist and Supervisor Candidate through the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT).  She is also an approved American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Supervisor and enjoys working with developing clinicians.

Teri uses EFT because it gets to the heart of couples’ issues – creating a lasting bond and healing attachment injuries.  EFT is strongly backed by research and is effective for couples and families. According to EFT outcome studies, 90% of couples report significant improvements in their relationships and 70-76% report resolution of their relational distress.

Upon receiving her undergraduate degree in chemistry, she served for four years as an active duty Air Force officer in satellite and rocket systems development at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.  While in LA, she graduated from Webster University with her MBA and taught on base as a contractor. She loved her students and was fascinated by the stories of the people in her classroom.  Over the next few years, she realized her calling was to therapy.

Teri received her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University and her PhD in Clinical Counseling: Education and Supervision.  She's currently a professor in the Graduate Counseling department at Trevecca, teaching counselor education to students learning to become therapists and counselors.  In addition to her certification in EFT, she completed the Basic Training in EMDR in 2015 and is a member of EMDRIA.  She's a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES), the American Counseling Association (ACA), as well as ICEEFT.

While she's away from work, she enjoys all things scientific, reading, yoga, and spending time with her husband and two children.

To learn more about her Speaking, Writing, Online Therapy Courses, and Resources, visit terimurphy.com.

 


 Kayla Smith, MMFT

Kayla is passionate about providing a healing space for couples, individuals, and families. She feels that it is a sincere privilege to walk alongside clients and sit with them in the areas they are feeling stuck. Together you will process through the difficulty-  confusion, loneliness, hurt, and disconnection. She utilizes an attachment-based model called Emotionally Focused Therapy to help you take your next steps towards health and healing.

Kayla completed her undergraduate degree in Interpersonal Communications and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is trained in both Emotionally Focused Therapy and Prepare Enrich Training for premarital counseling. Kayla is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), as well as the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Kayla was born and raised right here in Nashville, TN! In her free time she enjoys getting outside with her husband, eating breakfast for dinner, trying new restaurants with friends, and reading a book by Brene’ Brown.