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Who We Are

Located in Music City, Selah House Outpatient – Nashville specializes in treating adults of all genders, ages 18 and older, struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring conditions.

We place a strong emphasis on building and practicing the skills and self-management strategies in real-time that enables clients to build a life that aligns with their values and ensures long-term recovery.

Note: We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

Who We Are
Happy patient has a breakthrough in group therapy while others are clapping her

What We Treat

At Selah House Outpatient – Nashville, our programs provide a supportive environment for clients to discover ways to recognize and manage their eating disorders. We aim to promote independence and autonomy, foster recovery, and empower clients to transform their lives. Using a comprehensive approach, we treat the following conditions:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Compulsive Exercise Disorder
  • Otherwise Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)
  • Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions
  • Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder

Levels of Care

PHP serves to prevent hospitalization, as well as provides a solid bridge for those stepping down from a hospitalization or a residential treatment program. Our PHP meets in person five days a week for six hours a day.

IOP is designed to help individuals who are experiencing an increase in distressing symptoms and behaviors or are not progressing in traditional outpatient services. The extra treatment and support foster meaningful improvement and create a solid foundation for clients transitioning to community treatment. Our IOP meets in-person or virtually three to five days a week for three hours a day.

A convenient and COVID-safe treatment option that mirrors the experience and support of our in-person option fosters meaningful improvement and provides a solid foundation for clients transitioning back to traditional outpatient treatment. Our V-IOP meets three hours a day, three to five days a week.
Happy patient has a breakthrough in group therapy while others are clapping her

Our Program

At Selah House Outpatient – Nashville, we provide customized care that’s designed to meet each client’s specific needs and unique goals. We understand that people are not their diagnosis; they’re a combination of all that’s happened in their lives and their future journeys. Because of this, our treatment team partners with clients and their families to design treatment plans that provide a successful pathway to recovery. Treatment can include psychotherapy groups, individual and family therapy, nutrition education, meal planning, and support, medication management, and aftercare planning and assistance.

In a supportive and healing environment, we take a whole-person, trauma-informed approach to treatment using evidence-based modalities that facilitate progress from clinical care towards independent self-care. Our evidence-based therapies include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and experiential and expressive therapies. Selah House Outpatient – Nashville is an LGBTQ+ affirming environment.

Experienced clinicians provide multidisciplinary treatment utilizing medical, nutritional, psychological, and psychiatric interventions. Our treatment philosophy values collaboration with the community, including regular education and coordination with outpatient providers, family members, and other members of each client’s support system. The two-way communication with each client’s community ensures clients receive seamless continuity of care as they transition into and out of our program.

 

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Payment Options

Selah House Outpatient – Nashville is now in-network with BlueCross BlueShield and Humana. We also accept out-of-network benefits from other major insurance companies. For clients who prefer to pay for treatment directly, we offer a private-pay rate.

What Alumni, Families, and Clinical Partners Are Saying

“The team at Selah House exceeded my expectations in all manners. They are the utmost professionals who clearly care about the patients they treat. Willing to coordinate care, they initiate consultations with all members of the treatment team and family. The therapists are astute clinicians with a clear acumen for the field of eating disorders. Their understanding of the subtle and nuanced dynamics at play in patients is excellent and they can communicate this to both the patients they treat, their families as well as all members of the treatment team. In turn, information gathered from attending psychiatrists, psychologists and clinicians also served to inform their work with shared patients. It is true wrap-around service with a concierge feel. More than anything, the warmth and care provided allow for the patients to do the vulnerable and brave work needed. I cannot recommend enough.”

– Grateful Former Client, Selah House Outpatient - Nashville

Our Staff

Amber Lucchino, LCSW, LADAC

Amber Lucchino, LCSW, LADAC

Executive Director

Amber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. She has been working in the behavioral health field for over 18 years, with a primary focus on trauma and co-occurring disorders. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Union University and her Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University in NYC. She has experience in outpatient, as well as residential treatment settings, where she has held positions ranging from providing direct care to clients to facilitating program management, staff development and organizational wellness in Director roles. She enjoys providing trainings in the community and has been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social Work for Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Amber is married and has 4 kiddos. In her spare time, she can be found at the barn with horses or hiking on nearby trails. She loves cake decorating, spontaneous dance parties and anything outdoors. Amber brings a unique perspective to her role as Executive Director in holding 22 years of recovery herself from an eating disorder. Her motto is: “Pay attention to what brings you joy and do more of that”.

Maddie Emler, MS, RD, LDN

Maddie Emler, MS, RD, LDN

Registered Dietician

Maddie is a graduate of Samford University where she completed her Dietetic Internship and obtained her M.S. in Nutrition. She is passionate about helping individuals find what works best for them and their lifestyles. She understands that each individual client has unique needs and goals. Maddie uses motivational interviewing techniques in her nutrition counseling to help empower clients to reach their goals. She also practices within the philosophies of intuitive eating and Health at Every Size. She loves to travel and you will most likely catch her backpacking on the weekends.

Lina Roberts, LCSW

Lina Roberts, LCSW

Program Therapist

Lina Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who comes to this program following a 20-year career at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where she specialized in adolescent and young adult health needs. She worked in inpatient and outpatient settings to meet the needs of patients and families in the Nashville and surrounding area. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety, and depression through modalities that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Prior to her work at Vanderbilt, she was the clinical therapist for group homes that worked with at-risk adolescents in the Nashville area.

Lina is a native Nashvillian who received her master’s degree at Tulane University in New Orleans Louisiana where she began her career working at Columbia DuPaul Psychiatric Hospital treating adolescents.

Dr. Tom Scales

Dr. Tom Scales

Supervising Psychiatrist

As the attending psychiatrist/physician for Selah House, Selah House Outpatient, and Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, Dr. Scales provides psychiatric and medical care to our clients. He is a diplomat in the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Scales completed his undergraduate training at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, followed by medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He completed his residency training in a combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry program at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He is passionate about helping those with eating disorders and has made numerous community presentations and local media appearances regarding the topic. Dr. Scales was the radio show host of a live web-based program entitled “Understanding Eating Disorders” which occurred weekly on www.health.voiceamerica.com and featured professionals and laypeople as guests in the eating disorder field. Most importantly, he is a husband and proud father of two children.

Yvonne Creighton DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Yvonne Creighton DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Yvonne Creighton is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Austin Peay State University, and a post-master’s certificate in PHMHNP from Maryville University of St. Louis. Most recently, Yvonne completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Maryville University. Her DNP scholarly project was aimed at reducing the negative consequences of problematic alcohol and drug use. Yvonne has been an assistant professor at MTSU for seven years, teaching a wide range of clinical nursing courses. She currently teaches Mental Health Nursing to BSN nursing students and developed the new PMHNP track in the MSN program at MTSU. With a background in critical care nursing, Yvonne understands the complex interaction between physical and mental health. She believes that developing a therapeutic alliance between the patient and provider is a key component in helping patients achieve their goals.

Kelly Ownby, MD

Kelly Ownby, MD

Attending Psychiatrist

Dr. Ownby is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University in Greenville, SC., and completed her residency in psychiatry at James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. In addition to serving as a Chief Resident of Psychiatry, Dr. Ownby has served in a psychiatric role in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, addiction treatment center, outpatient and residential mental health treatment. She has been a guest presenter for the healthcare field on numerous topics including Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy, Psychopharmacology, and Psychiatric Medications. Dr. Ownby also serves as Remote Area Medical team member in East Tennessee. She has a passion for addiction treatment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and women’s health. With over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, she feels that people should be educated about their illnesses and treatment options so they can be empowered to make the best decisions with their providers.

AJ Shoemaker

AJ Shoemaker

Program Therapist

AJ Shoemaker is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a background working as a clinical social worker in inpatient psychiatric care, inpatient physical rehabilitation, and intensive outpatient programming where he was able to work with a variety of populations. His most recent focus was on adolescent psychiatric needs, but also has an extensive history working with both the adult and young adult populations including military personnel. He specializes in the treatment of mental health disorders primarily through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while also building upon Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills. He relocated to Tennessee in 2016 from South Carolina where he received his Bachelor’s in psychology from Coastal Carolina University, and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. In his free time, AJ thoroughly enjoys watching baseball and college football, particularly the University of South Carolina Gamecocks!

Rachael Hausin, LMSW

Rachael Hausin, LMSW

Therapist

Rachael Hausin is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a background in working with children, adolescents, and families in need of mental health support and advocacy. She has worked in intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization settings to meet the needs of her clients. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression through the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Rachael attended the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She then relocated to Nashville, TN where she worked as a case manager for children and their families who were in need of various support and resources. She then received her Master’s Degree in Social Work online through Arizona State University. After graduating with her Master’s Degree, she went on to be a Behavioral Specialist for children and adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression. In her free time, Rachael enjoys reading, going on hikes, and watching The University of Alabama play any sport, but mostly college football!

Beth Siller, MMFT, DTI

Beth Siller, MMFT, DTI

Program Therapist

Beth’s professional journey began in 2006 as a Dance Teacher, Drama Teacher, and Co-Lead Teacher in Early Childhood Education in South Florida where she grew up. Over the past 15 years, she has worked collaboratively with diverse groups of children, parents, co-parents, and families in a variety of settings helping children manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. After 10 years of living in Los Angeles, Beth decided to make a big move by relocating to Nashville Tennessee on January 1, 2020. Since then, her professional experiences have expanded quite significantly. She has worked at the Akiva School as their School Counselor, opened her own private practice called Arts and Hearts Therapy, LLC, and has done group therapy with Standing Tall Music City for at-risk male youth ages 14-18 years of age. Beth currently treats children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Beth is a proud ally and advocate for the LQBTQIA+ community and works hard toward ending the stigma of mental illnesses, disorders and diagnoses of any kind. Beth’s creative approach to therapy includes Drama, Play, Storytelling, Sand Tray, Music and Movement, Parts Work, Art and so much more. She holds a B.A. in theater from Southern Connecticut State University, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from The ChicagoSchool of Professional Psychology.

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