Matters of the Heart Counseling

243 Old Shackle Island Road

Hendersonville, TN 37075

W e l c o m e 

 to our new

l o c a t i o n

243 Old Shackle Island Rd

Hendersonville, TN 37075

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

Step 2: Contact us today,

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.

Step 3:  Our Administrative Assistant,

Caroline, will assist in scheduling you with a

counselor that fits your theraputic, scheduling,

and financial needs. 



When considering the things that matter the most to our personhood, the relationships that we hold closest to us can offer the greatest amount of support and comfort. Likewise, they can offer the greatest amount of frustration, hurt, and wounding. Friendships, significant others, children, parents, siblings, and others that most closely surround our world have the most significant impact on our emotional health.

For that reason, our focus is on healing the from that core wound that often hides underneath the more obvious issues…. “communication,” “disconnect,” “sex issues,” “anger,” “bitterness” or any other myriad of issues that you think is a primary concern.  We hear your concerns and address them within the context of what is a step deeper… feelings of rejection, belonging, disappointment, shame, value, etc.

So ultimately, if it matters to your heart, it matters to ours.   

With our ultimate goal of greater emotional health for you and working ourselves out of a job,

our ability to attune our focus with the deepest issues that plague you is crucial! 



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.  




Visit it our "MEET US" page to look at the bios and strengths of each individual counselor or intern to fit whatever your presenting needs and concerns may be. 

Feel free to email the individual counselor to set up an appointment or reach our Administrative Assistant to help you set up an appointment.

E M A I L  N O W


"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


“Choosing a new counselor when you relocate is tricky business but after reading many bios, I chose Joanna because her bio read like she had a personality that I would enjoy. And true to her written bio, in person, she did not disappoint. Joanna is warm, and wise and knows just where to question, to push, to encourage. She creates a safe space where you can be yourself with no judgment. She engaged my creativity in art therapy, she dug deep each week with her questions and she listened intently to hear beyond my words and get to the root of an issue. I am a better, stronger, healthier adult because of my time with her. “  

                                                                                                                                                      ---"Mindy" 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