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Austin-White, L.C.S.W.

Martha Austin-White, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Martha Austin-White brings nearly two decades of experience in the practice of psychotherapy. She holds an MSSW degree from The University of Tennessee and is licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Clinical Social Worker. She specializes in providing psychotherapeutic services to adult and adolescent individuals, couples, families and groups.

Martha offers expertise in treating issues such as anxiety, depression, marital/relationship concerns, divorce adjustment and grief/loss.

She has presented workshops throughout the region on each of these topics as… Continue Reading

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Burt II, Ph.D.

Jerome Burt II, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Dr. Jerome Burt, Clinical Psychologist, joined Heritage Medical Associates in July 2004, bringing clinical expertise in delivering psychotherapeutic services to individuals, groups, couples and families.

Dr. Burt earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi. In 2003, he completed his Postdoctoral Residency at the Psychological and Counseling Center at Vanderbilt University and was licensed as a clinical psychologist by the State of Tennessee.

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Foster, M.D.

Gayle Foster, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Foster earned her medical degree from Wake Forest University School Of Medicine in North Carolina. She then completed her residency in Psychiatry at John Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Foster is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology​.

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Gish, L.C.S.W.

Jonathan Gish, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jonathan Gish earned his MSSW from the University of Tennessee and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Tennessee.  He has over 10 years of experience as a therapist in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area.  He has provided counseling to children and adolescents as well as adults and families in a variety of settings including school systems, community outreach and private practice. 

Jonathan commonly works with patients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues of grief… Continue Reading

Grinder, L.C.S.W.

Shalene Grinder, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Shalene Grinder earned her MSSW from the University of Tennessee and is licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Clinical Social Worker. Shalene has over 20 years experience in the field of psychotherapy. Specializing in the areas of individual and family counseling, she has had the chance to work with clients to improve their mood or to change their coping skills so they can manage their lives more effectively.

Her experience has lead to opportunities to present workshops at… Continue Reading

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Jacobs, Ph.D.

Robert Jacobs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Jacobs earned his graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University. He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at Florida State University and Post-Doctoral Residency at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Jacobs joined Heritage Medical Associates in March, 2008, bringing with him over three years of clinical expertise in delivering psychotherapeutic services in the Nashville area.

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Rich, M.D.

J. Stephen Rich, M.D.

Physician

John Stephen Rich, MD is a general psychiatrist born in Chattanooga, TN. He attended Vanderbilt University for undergraduate studies before earning his Medical Degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2011, where he also conducted research at the National Institute of Health (NIH). He then completed his residency in Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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