WHO WE ARE:
ELIZABETH PORTER, LPC/MHSP
Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Kent State University and her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern. Her early work centered around addiction, mental health and behavioral issues in teens, first as a practitioner in detention settings and later as clinical coordinator and program manager of Boston-area residential and group homes. Over the years, Elizabeth’s experience expanded to both adults and children, working as an emergency services clinician, program manager for school-based therapist, and coordinator of community-based services. All along, Elizabeth was deeply involved in the entertainment world, initially as an independent artist releasing two albums in Boston. She later relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where she worked as a venue booking manager and an independent solo artist, releasing another EP and performing regularly. It was during these years that she began to focus on the unique issues facing entertainers and other entertainment industry professionals. With her combined research, experience, and industry feedback, Elizabeth founded Entertainment Health Services Nashville (EHS), focusing on the unique needs of “the industry”.
Peg Allen, LCSW
Peg has been a therapist and coach for well over 30 years, and has worked with a variety of populations including artistic, corporate, legal, general; individuals, couples, families; addictions, behavioral, personality. She has guided, coached and effectively prodded clients to discover what's not working, what's getting in their way, and then to explore their choices.
As she successfully built a private practice, Peg also pursued her artistic love, acting. She has appeared on many of Nashville's theater stages as well as being a featured player in numerous movies. She continues to work as time and opportunities present themselves. Peg has worn many 'hats'. Psychotherapist, actress, director, management and communications consultant, Peg's career experiences inform her insight and approach in helping clients find effective solutions to their challenges.
Peg received her undergraduate degree in Theater from Bowling Green State University, and received her MSSW (clinical specialty) from University Of Tennessee.