The Counseling Center

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Because St. Philip’s supports the mental, emotional, and relational health of our community, we have partnered with the counselors of The Counseling Center at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and host their office in our church building.

The Counseling Center provides professional pastoral care and pastoral psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families deal with a multitude of issues. Pastoral Counseling brings spiritual understanding and resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. However, a person need not be a member of the church, Episcopalian, or Christian to be seen in the counseling center. The counselors are comfortable working with clients of all faiths, people who have been hurt by their faith group, and those who identify with no faith. All are welcome here.

Sessions & Fees

The first session of counseling is provided without charge for any member of St. Philip’s. Other financial assistance may also be available. Depending on the current caseload the center may be able to work with clients who are not able to pay their full fee. Priority for these clients will be given to, but not limited to, members of St. Philip’s Church. Please contact the center with questions you may have about fees.

About Our Primary Counselor

Burns Rogers is the primary counselor in the counseling center. Burns is an ordained Vocational/Permanent Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee and a candidate for license as a Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennesee. In addition to his Masters in Counseling, Burns has also completed two certificate programs in the Spirituality of the Enneagram with the Institute for Conscious Being. Burns is also certified as a spiritual director by the Metagem Institute. You may contact Burns by calling the office at (615) 238-9168, Ext. 703 or by email at

Additional information about services, fees, office hours, and directions can be found on The Counseling Center’s website at

About The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is an office of The Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist Church, PLLC. By covenant & contractual arrangement, Rev. Chris O’Rear, LCPT, manages a psychotherapy practice within the physical location of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. However, no member of the church staff, any member of the church or any church entity provides any direct or indirect clinical oversight to the therapists operating in the counseling center. The therapists operating in the counseling center are solely responsible for the pastoral care, counseling, and psychotherapy service provided.