Emma Finan, M.M.F.T.

Associate in

Faculty Appointments
Associate in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
M.M.F.T., Trevecca Nazarene College, Nashville, TennesseeB.S., College of Saint Francis, Joliet, IllinoisR.N., Nursing and Midwifery, University of Surrey, Surrey, United Kingdom
Office Address
3rd Floor VPH 1601 23rd Ave South
Nashville , TN 37212
Clinical Description
Emma Finan is a proud West of Ireland native. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an RN–BC. (Board Certified in Mental Health) She has worked at VPH in several key roles since 1998, Emma joined the Department of Psychiatry faculty in 2011 where she is the primary psychotherapist in the Psychosis Clinic. She holds additional training in CBT specific to Psychosis in addition to providing Family Therapy. Her entire career has been in Mental Health bringing rich experience to the clinic from Community Mental Health/Crisis Intervention Teams at Guys Hospital, London, UK. Emma also fulfills a liaison role between the Inpatient Psychosis Teams and Outpatient Teams to ensure smooth transition for all parties involved.
Clinical Research Keywords
First Break Psychosis/Early Episode - Having the opportunity to address the symptoms in psychotherapy using evidence based CBT techniques is very rewarding. Symptoms like hallucinations/delusions/paranoia/negative symptoms are treatable and recovery is always possible. Family Therapy - The family dynamics that erupt when one is faced with a loved one experiencing a thought disorder and how this impacts the whole family system. Stigma of Mental Illness and how this impacts recovery.