Joe Minifie, Psy.D., HSP
Through individual psychotherapy and couples counseling I strive to help people move beyond growth and performance-limiting barriers, find meaning in experiences that may seem chaotic, and explore new and alternative ways of relating to self and others. Guided by the philosophy that, “I work with you, not on you,” I view the therapeutic relationship as the foundation of my work with each person or couple. As a result, I view collaboration as the cornerstone for creating an individually-tailored approach to work towards goals and growth.
I earned my Doctorate in Psychology from The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology in Norfolk, VA. I am licensed in the state of Tennessee (#3376) as a Clinical Psychologist with Heath Service Provider designation. With extensive clinical training and experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and performance-based interventions, I look to dovetail the experience I have as a psychologist with the lived experiences of the people I see individually or as couples.
Prior to co-founding Music City Psych in Nashville, TN, I completed clinical training at The College of William & Mary Counseling Center in Williamsburg, VA; Vanderbilt University’s Psychological and Counseling Center in Nashville, TN; and the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN. Following this advanced clinical training and before making the jump to full-time private practice, I worked as a staff psychologist in several clinics at the Nashville VA Medical Center.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and overcooking BBQ.