Matters of the Heart Counseling

243 Old Shackle Island Road

Hendersonville, TN 37075

We're Moving

....but JUST down the road! 

Join us at 

243 Old Shackle Island Road.

Park in the back and on the side, and come on in for coffee and snacks while you wait!

Step 2: Contact us today, and we will work together to pair you with the  counselor that is the right fit for your needs. 

Email us now to schedule an appointment.

One of the goals of Marriage and Family Therapists, is to be brief, supportive, and objective third parties, who gradually work ourselves out of a job. We strive to empower you, as the client, to be in charge of setting the pace for therapy and hold you accountable to the work you do in and outside of the therapy office. We help you move through crisis in a way that prepares you to more effectively manage future stress.

ALL people need the opportunity to land in a safe, judgement-free harbor.  Here, we want to offer a place where people from all walks of life can be seen, heard, and understood in their most vulnerable and authentic self.  Also, to help equip all of those seeking support with the skills and abilities to navigate their lives outside of the therapy office successfully. 



There are MANY excellent therapist's out there with the  ability to help you in your personal journey.  Here are some of the services we offer, and the strategies and approaches used in the the work we do to best help you reach your goals...    



Take the time to scroll through and look at some of the common questions that are asked and the resources, materials, and books we reference often in our work.  Many of these resources can provide support/feedback during times of distress, or until our work together begins.   



Here are the best ways to contact us to begin the steps towards better emotional health.  We cannot wait to begin our work with you.


"Working with Joanna has transformed my life and my relationship with myself and others. She is by far the best counselor I have ever been to because she balances making you feel comfortable with her warmth and humor, but also and makes you dig deep to do the real work. She holds a safe space for you to see yourself and your behaviors clearly and how you can make better choices in your life moving forward. I am beyond grateful for the trans-formative work I have done and continue to do with her. But know that Joanna will not let you stay in your comfort zone, she's there to help you do the hard work. But if you are willing to get real and honest and laugh a little along the way, it will be the most rewarding work you've ever done for yourself."                 

                                                                                                                                              ---"Breanna" former client



“Joanna has a truly wonderful personality, she is sweet and nurturing but also tough. She got to know me and made me feel comfortable but also made me really think about the choices I was making in my life. She made therapy something I actually enjoyed it was like having a conversation with a friend, but a friend that doesn’t let you get away with short-cutting yourself. Choosing Joanna as my therapist was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself, she got me through the roughest time of my life.”      

                                                                                                                                                              ---"Jill" former client