The Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist Church is a pastoral counseling center for the middle Tennessee community. We offer professional pastoral care & counseling for individuals, couples, and families as well as  clinical training and supervision by an experienced and licensed professional Clinical Pastoral Therapist. 


Our goal is for each client to feel welcome and safe in our office and to create an environment that assists the client to achieve growth and wholeness. 

How Can We Help? 

Whether you are struggling with a personal issue, having difficulty in a relationship, or just want to learn more about yourself and live a more meaningful life, we can help.  



Our Therapy Services

 We offer help with a variety of issues including:


Personal Concerns

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Clergy/Clergy Family
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Personal Growth
  • Self-Image Issues
  • Self-understanding
  • ​Sexual Problems
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Vocation
  • Work difficulties
  • And Others

Relationship & Family Concerns

  • Clergy/Clergy Family
  • Codependency
  • Couples' Counseling (Married, Engaged, Living Together, Partnered)
  • Dilemmas in Parenting
  • Divorce/Divorce Recovery
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital/Relationship Therapy
  • Marital Infidelity
  • Parenting Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling (Including the SYMBIS assessment)
  • Sexual Problems
  • Co-Worker Difficulties
  • And Others

Supervision, Training & Speaking

We can provide supervision, case consultation, and training in areas including: 

  • Individual Supervision
  • Dyadic Individual Supervision
  • Professional Case Consultation Groups
  • Theological Reflection Case Staffing (New Group forming Fall 2018)
  • Pastoral Care Consults for Clergy (always free of charge)
  • Stephen Minister Continuing Education
  • Deacon and lay leader training
  • Seminars & Retreats  
  • Custom presentations for your group, congregation, or business on issues of interest or of need for you. 
  • Pulpit Supply/Preaching

What our clients are saying:

“I was skeptical at first about counseling (in general) and wondered what Chris O'Rear could really do to help my wife and me with our marriage. After several sessions, though, I knew we had made a great choice. Chris has a patient, disarming, gently probing style that encouraged us to talk about feelings and understand each other better. Much to my wife's delight, he doesn't set "homework", which allowed us to wrestle with topics at our own pace, and discover and learn in an un-forced way. I couldn't be happier with what we have been able to achieve, with Chris's help, to make our marriage stronger.”

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