Bringing Hope and Healing to Children and Families in Hard Places

Our Staff

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Chris
Chris Troutt, LMFT, co-founded the Papillion Center in 2010. She is a Christian family therapist who brings a unique background to her clients. She and her husband, Burt, are parents to twelve children and have seventeen grandchildren. Chris is a biological mother, an adoptive mother, a stepmother, and a foster mother. She brings both education and personal perspective into the therapy session. Chris believes strongly in systems theory and in the power of God working in a person’s life.  It is her desire to help others during their journey. Chris specializes in working with families for pre/post-adoption counseling for adoption adjustments, trauma, attachment related issues, and helping families cope with FASD/FAE and other family-related adjustments. Her work with FASD is especially meaningful to her as a parent of a child with FASD. Chris has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee.  She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner through the Texas Christian University Institute of Child Development.  In addition to her role as therapist, Chris serves as the Papillion Center’s Executive Director.

Email: chris@papillioncenter.org

Sara
Sara Root, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and serves as the Assistant Director of The Papillion Center. Sara graduated with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN in 2006. She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner certified through the Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. Sara works with couples, individuals and families from culturally diverse backgrounds. Sara feels it is her calling to walk alongside her clients that are dealing with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, marital conflict, parenting concerns, survivors of childhood sexual abuse and divorce adjustment. Sara also has an interest in working with the partner or spouse of someone dealing with sexual addiction. Sara enjoys incorporating equine therapy into her counseling sessions. Married for over sixteen years, Sara and her husband, John, have three children and live in Nashville.

Email: sara@papillioncenter.org

Carlin
Carlin Giles, LPC-MHSP, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider. She graduated from Auburn University in 1998 with a Master’s Degree in Community Agency Counseling. She has been licensed in the State of Tennessee since 2005 and is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Carlin joined the Papillion Center in 2014. She has experience in forensic interviewing and evaluations, as well as trauma-focused counseling. Carlin incorporates play therapy, art therapy, and equine therapy into her counseling sessions in order to enrich her clients’ therapeutic process. She has worked in numerous settings, including child advocacy centers, in-home counseling programs, school counseling, and private practice. Carlin primarily works with children and families living with struggles such as trauma, anxiety, divorce and ADHD.  She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner through the Texas Christian University Institute of Child Development.  In addition to her role as counselor, Carlin also serves as the parent navigator with the FASD Diagnostic Clinic.

Email: carlin@papillioncenter.org

Meg Embody
Meg Embody, MMFT, is a Marriage and Family Counselor. She joined the Papillion Center in 2015 as an intern and now serves as a counselor. She is currently pursuing her licensure as a Marriage and Family Counselor. Meg earned her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. She has a heart for counseling children although she counsels a diverse range of clients, including adolescents, adults, and families. Meg feels it is a privilege to walk alongside and help those who are hurting and those who face anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and other life challenges. She uses a variety of approaches in counseling, including play therapy, sand therapy, art, and equine therapy. Meg is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), as well as the American Counseling Association (ACA). Outside the office, Meg enjoys spending time with her husband of twenty years and her teenage daughters.

Email: meg@papillioncenter.org

Kaylee
Kaylee Shackleford has been an intern with the Papillion Center since January 2016.  She is currently in the process of completing her Master’s degree in Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.  She considers it a privilege to be used as a vessel of God in the lives of others and strives to breathe hope and healing into hard places.  Kaylee also has a passion for equine-assisted psychotherapy.  She is an EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist and works with clients of all ages and stages of life through equine therapy.  Outside of the office, she enjoys being outside, playing sports, traveling, and being with her friends and family.

Email: kaylee@papillioncenter.org

Lisa Hacker
Lisa Hacker, RN, BSN, MHA, NE-BC, ES, serves as the Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator. In addition, she is an equine specialist with the Papillion Center’s equine therapy program and serves as the President of the Board of Directors.  She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner through the Texas Christian University Institute of Child Development.  Lisa is married and the mother of three grown children. She has a passion to volunteer her time to make a difference. She has witnessed God’s presence and power in the work of the Papillion Center and enjoys being a part of a place that brings hope and healing to those who are hurting.

Email: lisa@papillioncenter.org

Adrienne Parks
Adrienne Parks joined the Papillion Center in 2014 and serves as the Educational Specialist. In this role, Adrienne serves as a bridge between the Papillion Center and the schools by providing advocacy for children within the school setting, as well as education for school professionals regarding children from hard places. Adrienne graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in special education and elementary education from Vanderbilt University. She served as the special education program director for an area private high school for ten years. Adrienne and her husband Steven have been married for over ten years and are the proud parents of their daughter, who joined their family through international adoption, and a son.

Email: adrienne@papillioncenter.org

Jennifer Troutt
Jennifer Troutt serves as the Receptionist and Assistant to the Director. In addition, Jennifer coordinates the Papillion Center’s events, including the annual banquet and conference. She is married with two boys. Jennifer enjoys spending time with family, going to the gym, and crafting.

Email: jennifer@papillioncenter.org

Sheila
Sheila Flanagan has served as the medical insurance billing clerk since 2015. She is a lifelong resident of Gallatin and is married to Kevin. She has a daughter and is the proud grandmother of two grandchildren.

Email: sheila@papillioncenter.org

Breanna
Breanna Beech is an intern currently working towards her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Breanna utilizes a systemic lens when working with clients. She believes every individual has the basic need to be connected to another human being. Unfortunately, life experiences and events can prevent individuals from having a safe, loving connection with another person. Breanna desires to create a space for hurting people to experience a safe haven. She is honored to have the privilege of hearing peoples’ stories and experiences and to provide hope and healing to hurting individuals, couples, and families. Breanna and her husband have been married for one year and live in Dickson. She loves to savor the small joys in life; beautiful sunsets, crunchy leaves, and a good cup of coffee are among her favorites. The things she loves most in life are her relationships with friends and family, and her relationship with the Lord.

Email: breanna@papillioncenter.org

Schyler Byrd is an intern currently working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Middle Tennessee State University. She is passionate about the counseling field and the calling she feels to help people feel understood and valued. Her faith in Jesus is at the center of her life and career. She believes that every person has the potential to grow, but often negative life experiences cause people to doubt themselves and their worth in God’s eyes. She is honored to learn from the other counselors at the Papillion Center as well as the clients. Schyler has been married to her husband two and a half years and lives in Hendersonville. She loves playing with their dog, Copper. She also loves coffee, books, writing, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Email: schyler@papillioncenter.org

Kristen Seymour Bishop has been an intern at the Papillion Center since June 2017. She is a part of the inaugural class at Belmont University studying mental health counseling with a speciality in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kristen studied Sociology during her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas and sees just about everything through a relational lens. Having come from a loving but divorced family, Kristen has a passion for counseling families and children, leading them to healing like so many counselors have done for her. As a newly wed, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband, running, reading, being outdoors, hanging out with friends and family, as well as meeting new people.

Email: kristen@papillioncenter.org

Jai
Jai Crowder is an intern working toward his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. Jai has a big heart for children and families. He believes strongly in the family system and the structure upon which that family is built. He considers himself blessed to be able to work with a fabulous team of therapists at the Papillion Center. Outside of the therapy office, Jai enjoys football, movies, cooking, and spending time with his loved ones.

Email: jai@papillioncenter.org

Katy
Katy Dover is an intern currently working towards her Master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at Vanderbilt University. It is her hope to help as many children and adolescents struggling with the effects of trauma, as well as other issues, as possible during her internship at the Papillion Center and in her future career. She is very thankful to be at the Papillion Center where she can grow professionally and spiritually. She enjoys spending time with friends, family, and animals. Her hobbies include knitting, sewing, crafting, and reading.

Email: katy@papillioncenter.org

Audrea
Audrea Goff is an intern currently working towards her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University. She is a member of both the American Counseling Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations at Tennessee Tech University. Audrea has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and their families in all stages of life to help restore hope and balance in their lives. She endeavors to create a safe, non-judgmental space for her clients to be able to explore resources and strengths as she walks alongside them on their journey. Outside of the office, she loves to be with her two dogs, Boe and Ty. She also loves drinking coffee, being outdoors, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

Email: audrea@papillioncenter.org