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The Greystone Retreat provides a safehaven for those seeking recovery from life's hardest places. We at The Greystone Retreat believe all should have an opportunity for recovery. We provide clinical services for recovery from PTSD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, divorce adjustment, bereavement, addictions, and life transitions. Our services are offered on a sliding scale and our doors are open to all populations of people.


Sharon Ball

Sharon K. Ball , Founder LPC-MHSP, NBCC

The Greystone Retreat: Nashville Enneagram Center for Wellbeing was birthed out of Sharon's belief that everyone deserves access to "affordable and excellent mental healthcare" and her belief in the "transformative power of the Enneagram as a psychological tool in recovery."

She is passionate about mental health care in our communities and raising the awareness of the need for good clinical care. She focuses on recovery and resiliency; encouraging people to find hope in dark places. She says the process of recovery is not easy but if you are willing to walk into healing, do the hard work of recovery and grant yourself kindness you will experience life rather than just surviving life.

Sharon is dual licensed in Tennessee and Arizona and is a Tennessee State Approved Supervisor for Licensure. Sharon's theraputic approach is holistic and trauma informed. She has within her repertoire EMDR, TBRI, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and the Enneagram approach to therapy.  Sharon is a Certified Parent Coordinator and works closely with the Middle Tennessee County Court System offering alternatives to high-conflict post custody cases, striving to push parents to "think in the best interest" of their children.

Sharon is a firm believer that trauma lodges itself in the body, mind and heart. She says, “Trauma is pervasive.  Because trauma doesn't discriminate there are symptoms that are normal to one who has been exposed to trauma.  The trauma is "not normal" however your responses to trauma are.  One of those responses is isolation and when the victim isolates it compounds the trauma. My best advice for people recovering from any kind of trauma is work with a trauma trained therapist. Trauma should not be carried alone.”

Sharon is active in the Nashville community serving on homeless and veterans boards. She is sought after for Critical Stress Debriefings for natural disasters and violence. Sharon took part in the recovery process of the Route 91 and Opry Mills shooting, Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami. She is a published author, radio guest, speaker, former restaurateur and organizational trainer. In 2013 she started 9P (9paths.com) a consulting company that trains organizational teams in the Enneagram Personality Mapping System increasing the talent and teams performance and creating long-term sustainability.

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Brian Murphy

Brian T. Murphy , MS

Brian is a counselor in residence at the Greystone Retreat. Brian's clinical experience shows in the variety of clients he has walked with including veterans and the family of active duty military stationed at Fort Campbell, KY, as well as college students, married couples, and individuals. Brian works with people concerned with relationships, sexuality, LGBTQ concerns, addiction, spiritual deconstruction and reconstruction, anxiety, and depression. Brian has a unique focus on our local musicians and artists. Brian is trained in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and frequently works with clients working through trauma.

Brian brings his arts background into counseling, frequently exploring creativity as a window towards further insight and awareness.

His diverse career consists of managing business development at the regional level for the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce before diving into the music industry, where he worked for 15 years, splitting his time between Brooklyn, NY and Nashville. Brian has composed music for tv and film, and has worked with a variety of artists as a record producer and touring musician.

Brian says: "I use a collaborative style of counseling, emphasizing existential, relational, and cognitive-behavioral modalities. I’m similar to you: I struggle with insecurities, fears, pain and grief from my past, feeling misunderstood, and big questions about meaning. In spite of the hurt and chaos all around us, I’m also an optimist: I have seen healing and change take place and I believe strongly in the counseling process. All of us hold our story; sometimes sharing our story is what we need in order to experience our journey in healthier ways. I look forward to hearing your story and journeying with you!"

Brian can be reached via email: brian@thegreystoneretreat.com

Madison Thetford

Madison Thetford , MS

Madison Natarajan-Thetford is a counselor in residence at the Greystone Retreat. Madison's clinical experience includes working with victims of intimate partner violence at the Domestic Violence Division of Metro Nashville Police Department. Madison brings a trauma informed approach to counseling and values the therapeutic relationship that occurs between client and therapist.

Madison says: “One thing that impassions me as a counselor is watching people take agency of their own lives to create change, foster self-compassion, and healing. It continues to inspire me to foster my own personal growth and learning. The mind is a beautiful and at times frightening thing that demands more of our attention than we often acknowledge. It is my belief that partnering on the journey of self exploration through counseling can be intimidating, but one of the most fulfilling and worthwhile experiences we could give ourselves.”

Madison’s clinical interests include working with victims of complex trauma, spiritual transitions, mindfulness based techniques, and LGBTQ issues. She considers herself an academic nerd and loves to read, conduct research, and attend workshops in counseling and psychology. In her free time she enjoys backpacking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and colleagues.

Madison provides counseling for adolescents, adults, couples, and groups.

Madison can be reached via email: madison@thegreystoneretreat.com

Roberta Creamer

Roberta Creamer , Counselor, Temp Licensed

Roberta graduated with a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Seminary, and is currently working towards her permanent license in the State of Tennessee. She has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and is certified in Trauma and Abuse from The Allender Center.

Roberta counsels from a trauma informed perspective allowing her clients to delve deeper into their past and present struggles, traumas, abuse and anxiety. Roberta walks with her clients grounded in compassion and understanding, helping them discover the impact that their wounding has had on their lives. She specializes in abuse and understands that victims often feel they have no safe place to process how they think and feel.

Roberta seeks to be that safe place for her clients. Her repertoire of proven counseling methods such as Narrative Therapy, Family systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy guide her work from a Christian perspective.

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2710 Greystone Rd
Nashville, TN 37204
P: 615-403-8150

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