Live YOUR Life

Helping Anxious Teen Girls and Young Women Feel Confident and Find Their Voice

Counselor in Franklin, TN - Cool Springs

Does any of this sound familiar?


  • Your daughter is struggling with anxiety - relationships, school, work, or just enjoying life.
  • She worries a lot, disconnects from family, suddenly became quiet, or just seems "different."
  • Being a high achiever leads to her being super tough on herself.
  • She's the kid you never had to worry about, and now you're worried about her all the time.
  • It's hard when you try everything you know to make things better, but nothing works.
  • You want to understand how to help.
  • You just want to see your daughter be free and confident, feel good, and have a happy life.

Teens & Young Women

  • You're not sure who you are or where you belong, and it’s really uncomfortable to be you.
  • It can be really hard to talk to people.
  • You sleep too much or not nearly enough, and your energy isn’t so great.
  • You feel like you have to prove you’re a good enough person for other people.
  • It's difficult to just be yourself.
  • You worry about things that don’t make sense or wonder if you’re “crazy” sometimes.
  • You may let people know what’s going on, or you may hide it. Either way, it sucks and you’re ready for it to change.

If you're looking for a therapist in Franklin, TN, I'm here for you. Just reach out.

How I Help

Help for Adolescents

Being a teenager is hard. Sometimes problems are too big to handle alone. It’s tough to enjoy life if you’re constantly dealing with stress and worry. I can help you get the life you want.

Help for Young Adults

Making your way in the world as an independent adult can be a challenge. Anxiety and pressure can come from everywhere and it can be hard to “keep up.” I want to help you feel confident and enjoy this time in your life.

LGBTQ+ Affirming Counseling

I want you to feel comfortable just being yourself. You especially deserve that in therapy. So, I'll provide you with a place where you can feel safe and welcome while you do that.

Online Therapy

Online counseling can be provided to anyone living in the state of Tennessee. Whether you live a long way from me, work an inconvenient schedule, or have a health issue that prohibits leaving the house, online counseling can be really convenient.

Walk + Talk Therapy

This is just what it sounds like – walking and talking. Research repeatedly shows that physical activity can improve mood. Add talking to this and it’s a winning combination to overcome anxiety.


This group for high school girls is designed to help your daughter feel confident, proud, and less anxious. She will start to see herself the way you see her – as valuable and loveable.

In loving memory of my canine assistant and best friend, Edge

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Spring 2017 - November 1, 2021

Counseling for Anxiety Cody Higgs

Hi, I’m Cody.

Teen and young adult years are tough, particularly for young women. They’re challenging times that bring their own set of problems. Life can feel like a never ending maze of stress, anxiety, and confusion, leaving you unsure of where to go for help.

Nearly my entire career, I’ve worked with young women and teen girls struggling with anxiety, self esteem, or just feeling lost.  While I may look like I would work mainly with "tough" teen guys, that's not necessarily the case. I enjoy working with teenage girls and young women, helping them to feel empowered and use their voice. Throughout the years, I’ve seen that working with a male therapist can be especially helpful for learning about healthy boundaries, and developing comfort in having a positive relationship with a male role model who listens and is sensitive to the needs and wants, as well as the issues that young women and teenage girls face in today’s society.

I know anxiety can come with some other concerns, like depression and self harm. These are also common issues that I help folks with. I'm LGBT+ affirming and welcome clients from all walks of life.

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...Edge and his legacy.

Edge was a kind, sweet Beagle/Bassett hound mix and was my best friend for 14 years. Edge was a shelter puppy, and I adopted him at 10 years old. He grew into a natural healer and comforter of people and helped so many, including myself at times. Edge was intuitive, great at reading and responding to people's feelings, and was just an unreal dog from the time he was born. He loved people, and he loved his "job."

Edge's legacy of healing, and I will be continuing that legacy in my office with another dog (or 2) in the near future.