Spero is the Latin word for HOPE
Hope is our philosophy here at Spero Counseling Services.  
We believe there is hope for every situation in life.  
Offering services for those 13 years and up.  
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We all need a little help sometimes in life.  Here, at Spero Counseling Services, we offer that help in a relaxed, inviting,comfortable, and confidental environment.  


Your Greatest Self.


We use a variety of different therapeutic techniques.  However, most revolve around the theory of Reality Therapy.  


In other words, we help you find a realistic answer to the problems you are facing.  All the while, teaching you how to cope with life-stressors in a healthier way moving forward.




Stop worrying and waiting for life to change for the better.  You have to take action for things to change.  And to sustain that change you have to learn new skills for dealing with the challenges life, inevitably, hands each of us.

Office Hours

  • Monday  9AM - 4 PM

  • Tuesday 9 AM - 6 PM

  • Wednesday 9 AM - 4 PM

  • Thursday 9 AM - 6 PM

  • Every other Friday 9 AM - 4 PM

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Let's Learn: 

  • Healthy coping skills

  • How to communicate effectively

  • How to stop the constant worry 

  • How to combat anxiety

  • A positive way of thinking

Telephone Hours

Monday - Thursday   9 AM - 4 PM

Every other Friday 9 AM - 4 PM



  • Individual therapy for depression, anxiety, stress, guilt, grief, anger management, parenting skills

  • Marital/family counseling

  • Alcohol/drug assessments

  • Working with DCS and the Juvenile Court System

  • Providing education on various social issues for patients and their families, i.e.; drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, mental illness

  • Assisting case managers and physicians in discharge planning

  • Arranging for further inpatient treatment for those needing specialized care

  • Evaluating and providing resources on as needed basis


All clients are seen by appointment only. Appointments may be made by phone, in person, or email during regular office hours. The office does not arrange standing appointments.  However, each client is encouraged to schedule appointments in advance to ensure appointment times meet his/her needs.


Rachel B. Dorris, LCSW


 our new therapist!
Julie Moore is a long time resident of Middle Tennessee.  She has been a social worker since 2000, working in the healthcare setting.  She is an LCSW, with experience in multiple areas, including grief, depression, marriage issues, social anxiety, life coaching, alcohol and drug issues, anxiety and phobias.  She is LGBT friendly.  Julie is an animal rescuer and advocate who grew up on a farm in Lafayette, TN.  She believes in lovingly approaching life situations with a nonjudgmental attitude, that with this attitude, contentment can increase and frustrations will decrease.