• Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)


    Group Therapy

    Led By: Craig Clark, MD - Amy Powell, LPE, CCTP - Alyssa Mielock, PhD

    Nashville Neuro Psychiatric Associates is proud to continue with our Child, Middle School, and Adolescent Therapy Groups.

    Research supports that group therapy is a powerful means of gaining support, education, and skill acquisition for individuals who may struggle with a variety of issues such as: anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties within the family, poor self-esteem, body image, learning challenges, social difficulties.Dr. Clark and Ms. Powell have led these therapy groups for 30+ years. The combination of psycho-education, process, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other modalities are used to help group members add to toolbox of skills

    Yoga Nidra

    What is Yoga Nidra?

    Yoga Nidra is a meditation practice that uses the biological process of sleep, that your body already knows how to do, to access the deepest state of consciousness where it can attain deep restoration and healing on all levels of your body and being. You will experience a unique combination of awareness and profound relaxation. As you practice, you become immersed in the healing rhythms of your mind’s Alpha and Theta brain wave states where the body naturally can restore itself.


    Yoga Nidra has the power to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to counteract stress and remain calm and relaxed. Yoga Nidra requires neither years of practice nor intellectual understanding. You will be guided through the mediation so it’s easy for everyone irrespective of age or physical strength. With practice it gives you the capacity to move through life with greater ease and peace no matter what the external circumstances are.


    Yoga Nidra is Highly Affective in Healing from Trauma

    Trauma has a big impact on mental health, sleep, and physical health. While trauma disorders require professional treatment, Yoga Nidra is a useful supplement. It can help you relax, heal and get a better night’s sleep.


    Multiple studies including a study performed by the Department of Defense with traumatized war veterans have shown that the practice of Yoga Nidra significantly reduces anxiety, anger and emotional outbursts and increases self-awareness, a sense of peace and relaxation. Similar studies have found that Yoga Nidra is beneficial for managing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and insomnia.





    Commonly asked questions regarding Neuro-Training/Neuro-Feedback


    For those clients whom only after careful consideration would be candidates for neuro-training/neuro-feedback:


    Progress in neurofeedback training at NNPA is assessed via both objective and subjective means.


    • After completing an initial training block of thirty (30) sessions of neurofeedback, one of our technicians (in coordination with Dr. Clark and the NNPA treatment team) will examine your progress, assessing trends both within and across sessions. We will make note of your scores and determine whether or not a plateau of effect has been achieved.  This process provides us OBJECTIVE, quantifiable information that helps guide treatment planning.  
    • Our technicians will also ask for your SUBJECTIVE observations as to whether or not progress has been made towards reaching treatment goals. Observations may include any observable changes in “target symptoms”.  Although target symptoms are determined individually for each patient, these may frequently include the ability to consistently attend, focus, concentrate, and be productive; executive function (prioritization, planning, flexible problem solving, emotional self-regulation); changes in mood, subjective levels of anxiety, worry, or obsessive or compulsive behaviors; etc.  Any and all observations are welcome and provide CRITICAL SUJBECTIVE INSIGHTS with regard to the progress you or your child are achieving!  
    • Our treatment team will use these objective and subjective data points to reach a recommendation as to whether or not treatment needs to be extended. Typically, if a plateau has not been reached and/or you report improvement in, but not full resolution of, target symptoms continued training is indicated.