Treatment outcomes at LFTC show that clients tend to do very well in therapy, no matter who their therapist is. With this in mind, we encourage you to pick a clinician who you think is the best fit, regardless of his or her licensure status or years of experience.
Meet our Supervisors
J. Gregory Briggs, Ph.D., LMFT, LFTC Clinical Director
Areas of special clinical interest include: marriage and health, research informed clinical practice, work-life balance, corporate consulting, entertainment industry stressors, couple conflict, divorce, sexual and physical trauma, sex therapy, parenting issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Dr. Briggs practices an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes cognitive-behavioral and emotionally focused interventions.See Full Bio
Core Faculty Supervisors
Chris J. Gonzalez, Ph.D., LMFT
M. Hunter Stanfield, Ph.D., LMFT
A full roster of current LFTC supervisors is available to view in the MFT Program and LFTC Manual.
Meet our LFTC Interns
LFTC is a training facility for graduate students in Lipscomb University's master of marriage and family therapy (MFT) program. LFTC interns are being trained to diagnose and treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and other mental health problems while also addressing relationship concerns such as couple conflict and parent-child issues. They provide care under the supervision of AAMFT Approved Supervisors, giving LFTC clients the advantage of working with a treatment team as opposed to an individual therapist.
All LFTC interns adhere to the highest standards in the field by tracking client data, collaborating with one another, and committing to daily attempts to grow their clinical skill set, resulting in significant improvements for the average LFTC client.
Contrary to what many would expect, research shows that therapist experience is not a strong predictor of treatment outcome (e.g., Goldberg et al., 2016). In other words, therapists with decades of experience don’t necessarily get better results than less experienced clinicians. What a therapist does in therapy matters more than how long the therapist has been doing it.