Nashville, Tenn. — Centerstone, Middle Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral health services, has announced that Jonathan McElhaney is the organization’s new Crisis Management Specialist.
In this role, McElhaney provides Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) services to area companies and industries. These include facilitation debriefings, individual crisis response services, and management consultation. Additionally, he contributes to program marketing, and leads corporate seminars and wellness training programs.
“Jonathan’s background in crisis situations will prove invaluable as Centerstone extends its services to those in need, and educates people about healthy, appropriate responses to crises,” said David Guth, CEO of Centerstone. “His expertise and insights are sure to enrich both his colleagues and our clients.”
Prior to joining Centerstone, McElhaney worked for Tennessee Christian Medical Center, where he supervised the behavioral health and substance abuse intake department and provided clinical supervision to a team of assessment specialists. From 2000 to 2004, he was an assessment specialist for Tennessee Christian, handling crisis calls, evaluating clinical criteria for hospitalization, and working with patients and families to arrange hospitalization and discharge referrals. From 2000 to 2002, McElhaney served as a masters-level therapist with Christian Psychological and Family Services, providing adolescent, adult, and marriage and family therapy. For the nine years prior, he was the youth director for 120 children at First United Pentecostal Church in Nashville.
McElhaney received both his Bachelor of Science in Sociology and his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University in 1996 and 2000 respectively. He has completed the testing, supervision and experience requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor and is a Licensed School Counselor, PreK-12.