Centerstone Welcomes Two New Staff Members and Expands Services at West Nashville Office

Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, Tennessee’s leading not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, recently announced the addition of new staff members and services to the company’s West Nashville Office. Senior clinician Kerry Loy, LCSW, and counselor Alex Gillon, LPC, have joined Centerstone’s Harding Pike location. In addition, life coaching has been added as a new service now available to patients through this location.

Opened in November 2010, Centerstone’s West Nashville office is one of more than 60 facilities and 170 partnership locations Centerstone operates in Middle Tennessee. This outpatient facility has offered mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment services since opening last year.

“We are excited to welcome Kerry and Alex to our team and know they will only help strengthen the level of care we’re offering to patients in West Nashville,” said Ben Middleton, Chief Operating Officer for Clinic Services at Centerstone. “Their diverse level of experience will prove invaluable as we expand services to reach even more people across Middle Tennessee.”

Loy, who has been with Centerstone since 1998, will be offering life coaching services at the West Nashville office. During her time with the organization, she has served as a school-based therapist/case manager, clinical supervisor, coordinator, senior clinician and currently leads Centerstone’s Coaching4Teens program. Loy has training from The College of Executive Coaching and The Institute for Life Coach Training. She holds a master’s degree in social work from The University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in theological studies from Vanderbilt University. In addition, she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Gillon will be serving as a counselor in Centerstone’s West Nashville office. Prior to working for Centerstone, Gillon ran a private psychotherapy practice where she provided individual, couples and group therapy to a wide variety of clients. Gillon has also served as Clinical Director for House of Mercy in Nashville and worked at Luton Mental Health Center, before it became part of Centerstone. Gillon holds a bachelor’s degree in human behavior and a master’s degree in education, both from Vanderbilt University’s George Peabody College for Teachers. She also holds a master of business administration degree from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Gillon is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Loy and Gillon join Elisa Gitan, LCSW, who serves as a licensed therapist at the office. Gitan has been offering mental health counseling and substance abuse services for children, adults and families at the facility since it opened last year.

The new service being added to Centerstone’s West Nashville office, Life Coaching, became popular as a way for professionals to fine tune their strengths and manage their personal lives. It continues to grow in popularity and is even taking off among young adults. The goal of life coaching is to find inspiration and maximize personal potential. “Life coaches help clients think through a thought-provoking and creative process aimed at bridging the gap between where they are and where they want to be,” said Loy. “The process can empower people to discover a healthy balance in their lives and gain confidence, prioritize goals and improve relationships.”

Life coaching will be available to teens and adults at Centerstone’s West Nashville office location. In addition to the new staff and added service, this Centerstone outpatient location is also now accepting insurance from most private insurance carriers.

For more information about Centerstone’s West Nashville office or the services provided there, call 615-620-4540. For more information about Centerstone, or to set up an appointment at any Centerstone outpatient office, please call Initial Appointments at 1-888-291-4357 (HELP).

About Centerstone
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves nearly 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357.