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Joan Furman


Board Member 

Joan Furman is a holistic nurse practitioner and clinical experiential therapist whose focus is creating a healthful mind/body relationship in all phases of health or illness. In her private practice she employs experiential therapy and psychodrama in both individuals and groups, counseling, EMDR, Reiki and other healing touch therapies, guided imagery and various approaches to conscious living and dying. She conducts weekend intensives using experiential therapy and equine assisted therapy and teaches workshops in meditation, Reiki, and other personal growth topics. She is the author of The Dying Time: Practical Wisdom for the Dying and Their Caregivers (Crown, 1997), as well as over seventy published articles, chapters and books.


Joan has an MSN in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a BA in Psychology and French from the University of Tennessee. She is a board-certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, Level II EMDR Practitioner,  and a Reiki Master Therapist and Teacher. Certified as a Clinical Experiential Therapist, Joan leads intensive therapeutic workshops in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arizona. She has held faculty appointments at the schools of nursing at University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University. She has served two terms as a board member of Nashville Psychotherapy Institute.

Joan is passionate about ballroom dance and international travel.    She is a mother of three grown children and grandmother of one. She lives in Nashville with her two cats. 

For more information, visit her website HERE.

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