Tom Knowles-Bagwell, MDiv, DMin, LCPT, CSAT, (615) 972-7652
Tom is a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School with both the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees.  He is licensed as a Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennessee and an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  In addition, Tom is certified as a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.   Tom has served as pastor of two congregations, supervisor of a shelter for the homeless, and psychiatric hospital chaplain.  He was the founding Director of the Carolina Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training.  Tom has been engaged in clinical practice for over 25 years.  He is experienced in working with individuals, couples, families and groups with ages ranging from adolescent to senior adult. (Click here for more info about Tom and his work with sexual addiction)


Annette Rogers-Vaughn, MSW, MDiv, ThD, LCSW, (615) 218-8288
Annette received the Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina, the Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA., and the Doctor of Theology degree in Pastoral Counseling from Columbia Theological Seminary. Annette is licensed in Tennessee as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and will also be pursuing Fellow status in the American Association of Pastoral Counseling.  She is an ordained Presbyterian (P.C.U.S.A.) Minister.  Annette has worked in various church and clinical settings over 17 years.  She has experience with individuals, couples, families, and groups and has worked with age ranges from adolescents to senior adults.

Bruce Rogers-Vaughn, MDiv, PhD, LCPT, (615) 969-3083
Bruce received the Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Religion and Personality from Vanderbilt University.  He is licensed as a Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennessee and certified as a Fellow by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. An ordained Baptist minister for 27 years, he is a member of Second Presbyterian Church.  Formerly a pastor and chaplain, Bruce has been a pastoral counselor in the Nashville area for over 20 years and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School for over 10 years. He has experience with individuals, couples, and families and has worked with age ranges from adolescents to senior adults.  

Gay Welch, Ph.D., (615) 830-1358

Gay is a graduate of the department of Religion at Vanderbilt University and holds the MA and PhD degrees.  She has worked as a campus minister, school counselor, and most recently as the University Chaplain, Director of Religious Life at Vanderbilt, where she still teaches courses in the College of Arts and Science. Formerly an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, she is currently an active member of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Chapel.  Her academic areas of focus are ethics, ecology, gender and sexuality issues. She has worked extensively with young adults, women, couples, seniors, and those with spiritual/religious conflicts. She is especially committed to interfaith dialogue, mindfulness-based therapies, and a holistic approach to healing.

Elizabeth Zagatta-Allison
, MDiv, LMFT, PhD, (615) 601-2076

Liz received her bachelor of arts in psychology from Princeton University, her Master of Divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School, her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Religion, Psychology and Culture from Vanderbilt University. She has worked as a pastoral caregiver in Middle Tennessee since 2004 and has experience working with adolescents, young adults, couples and families. Liz has both academic and clinical interests in domestic and dating/intimate violence prevention, pre-marital care, the role of sex and sexuality in daily life, and the impact of culture (social media, religion, etc.) on relationships and families. (Click Here for more information about Liz and her practice.)  **Liz will be on maternity leave from Jan - July of 2017**

Morgan Watts, MTS, MEd, (615) 479-2171
Morgan received her Bachelor of Arts in women’s studies from Vanderbilt University, her Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and her Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling from MTSU.  She is pursuing licensure as a professional counselor and has more than 10 years of experience providing supportive care to adolescents, adults, and couples in a variety of nonprofit and clinical settings.  Morgan is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and works primarily from a psychodynamic, insight-oriented perspective.  Her academic and clinical areas of interest include trauma, mindfulness-based therapies, addictions, spiritual identity issues, and gender and sexuality.