Franklin Office

2001 Mallory Lane, Suite 300
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: (615) 224-1590
Fax: (615) 224-1595


sean-mcphersonR. Sean McPherson, SPE-HSP
Sean has been with LifeCare since 2001 serving as a Family Preservation Specialist, Case Manager, Intake Specialist, Therapist and Administrator. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from David Lipscomb University, a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Trevecca University and is licensed as Senior Psychological Examiner. Sean currently serves as the Vice President/COO.

david-thomasDavid Thomas, Ed.D, LPC-MHSP, ACS
Dr. Thomas is the Clinical Director for LifeCare Family Services. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Thomas’ specialties include cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety (social anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, generalized anxiety), depression, anger issues, substance abuse, bipolar, self-injury, and maintaining effective personal boundaries. Dr. Thomas’ research interests include attachment, fatherlessness, aggressive and violent behavior, suicidal behaviors, and clinical supervision.

stef headshotStefanie Schick, BS serves as the Operations Administrator for the Nashville and Franklin locations. She has been with LifeCare since 2005 and started her career as a child case manager. Stefanie graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Social Work.

laura simmsLaura Sims, MA
Laura Sims is a therapist at LifeCare Family Services. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tennessee State University in Mass Communications and her Master of Arts degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Counseling. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, grief/loss, trauma, stress, and marriage and family. Laura works with a wide range of clients from adults to adolescents. She also is a licensed massage therapist.

Patrick Henry therapist
Patrick Henry, MA  Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University in Psychology and his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University Sarasota, Florida. He received post master’s training in Rational Emotive Behavior and Cognitive Behavior Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute, NYC. Patrick has worked in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment programs that treat mental health issues, and substance/alcohol dependency. Patrick works with clients across a broad range of ages from childhood to adults. His areas of interest include trauma, grief/loss, anger management, depression, bipolar, ADHD, anxiety, sexual issues, gender identity issues, and addiction. His therapeutic modalities of interest are individual, group, couple’s/marriage, and family therapy. Patrick studied music composition at The School of Creative and Performing Arts in San Diego, CA, and The California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles. This background has lead him to incorporate music in mindfulness training, progressive relaxation, and guided imagery techniques used for anger management, reducing stress, and anxiety. 

Erika Coppen headshotErika Coppen, LPC-MHSP, Cert. Psychological Asst., SOTB Approved Treatment Provider (specialization in juvenile sexual offenders) Erika has over 25yrs of clinical experience, with both Master’s level training (TSU, The Tavistock Clinic in London, England, and Brunel University in London, England, and The University of Southampton, Southampton, England) and Doctoral level training (TSU, Vanderbilt University, etc.).Erika enjoys helping clients using both Individual and Family Therapy (ages 6 year -geriatric) to overcome/cope effectively with problems including but not exclusive to: Anxiety & or Panic Attacks, Phobias, Anger, Depression, Bullying, PTSD, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Self-Mutilation/Self-Harm ,Adolescent- specific problems, having experienced/witnessed or committed Abuse, and issues related to Alcohol/Drug Use, etc.


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