About Lindsey Magner
Nashville , TN 37205
One of the most meaningful parts of the human experience is being in relationship, and Lindsey loves the dynamic, brave nature of couples work. Whether it’s premarital, marital or divorce adjustment, Lindsey loves to help couples discern the kindest, safest, most loving way to navigate their world. The relationships we had with our primary caregivers often serve as a template for how we negotiate romantic partnership, and those models don’t always work for us. We carry the stories of all attachment relationships with us, and they impact the way we interact with our partners. When the going gets tough and love itself is not enough, how do we turn toward our chosen beloveds instead of away?
Lindsey received her B.A. in Creative Writing and Religion from the College of William and Mary and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. She’s completed 80-hours of PACT training, Phases 1 and 2 in Brainspotting, and has done more than 50 BSP sessions. Additional training includes Onsite’s Experiential Intensive and trauma-informed CBT.
Lindsey draws from several models when working with couples, catering therapy to the needs in the room. She stays current on the research and interventions of The Gottman Institute, has extensive training in experiential intervention, including the intensive experiential training at Onsite, and employs polyvagal theory and somatic experiencing techniques in her work. Her primary working model is Stan Tatkin’s Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT); through the lens of neurobiology and attachment, Lindsey helps couples to increase trust, equity, justice, and collaboration in their relationships, an impactful model for every presentation from newly dating to long-term, ingrained conflict. No matter each client’s relationship or individual history, PACT work helps couples to create secure functioning in their system, learning to better self-regulate, attune to partner, and disrupt and change dysfunctional cycles of conflict. Lindsey is curious, creative, and deeply loves her work. Sessions are challenging and require willingness and open-mindedness, but the work is trauma-informed and maintaining safety in the room is Lindsey’s top priority. Sessions are 90 minutes, the necessary amount of time to do this type of work well.
When she’s not with clients, you might find Lindsey in her kitchen having dance parties with her family, baking elaborate cakes, or cooking with the music too loud. If she’s not there, she could be on a hike with her ride-or-dies, reading *with the voices* to her three children, or on a walk listening to a good comedy memoir. If it’s in the evening, she’s probably hosting Game Night for friends, trying new restaurants with her wife, or in bed early with a crossword puzzle
Premarital, Marital, and Couples work. Polyamorous and open relationships. Non-traditional family structures. LGBTQIA+ relationships. Divorce, divorce adjustment, co-parenting.