Dr. Laura Rosser Kreiselmaier provides holistic therapy with an eye toward the intricate connections among our minds, souls, bodies, and relationships.  She holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Religion, Psychology, & Culture, where her dissertation research explored creativity and mystical experience.  Dr. Laura is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist (#60) and teaches on the faculty of Nashville's Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training program, from which she completed two-year certification in 2016.  She served as 2016-18 president of the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists.


Dr. Laura's approach is interpersonal (with a focus on relationship patterns), psychodynamic (marked by insights about unconscious motivations), and pastoral (from a perspective grounded in theology and spirituality).  She also uses the Enneagram personality typology and family systems theory.  


Usually therapy sessions are conversational ("talk therapy"), but could also include:

  • Creative prescriptions (music, poetry, art, movies, etc.)

  • Dreamwork

  • Enneagram personality study

  • Essential oils

  • Examining toxic beliefs

  • Listening to the body

  • Lifestyle design

  • Making a family genogram

  • Prayer

  • Reading recommendations

  • Spiritual homework

  • Tracing relationship patterns

  • Unraveling organizational conflict


Dr. Laura's clients include artists and seekers, students and seniors, East Nashville feminists and Brentwood executives, single parents and burned-out Baptists.  As a professional pianist, she especially enjoys working with other musicians and writers in the Nashville community.  Laura is also a published author and composer and has received Reiki I training.  She has served as a church staff member in several different denominations and is currently the staff pianist at Glendale United Methodist Church.


Appointments typically last 50 minutes and cost $150.  A few sliding fee scale spots are reserved for clients in need of financial assistance.  Dr. Laura is not in-network with any insurance plans, but can provide you with a receipt (called a superbill) if you have out-of-network benefits.


Please contact Dr. Laura directly to make an appointment or with any questions.