Summerlin Lewis, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults of all ages. Many of Dr. Lewis’ clients come in to address problems finding fulfilling relationships, life transitions, lack of identity, and aging. Dr. Lewis is particularly passionate about working with creatives, artists, older adults, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. She also has advanced training in the area of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and personality disorders.
Dr. Lewis is trained in relational/interpersonal therapy, in which she uses the therapeutic relationship to first, see how patterns of interaction have developed and then, how therapy can be used to strengthen connections outside of session. In session, Dr. Lewis also utilizes the creative process to help her clients access unconscious emotions and beliefs. This approach aims to help clients love themselves more deeply, which allows them to love others more deeply.
Dr. Lewis's style is relational, authentic, and process-oriented. When clients first start therapy, they will work with Dr. Lewis to establish a strong therapeutic relationship where they can be themselves.
Dr. Lewis received her PsyD from Azusa Pacific University. She worked at the VA Medical Center for her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral hours. Outside of private practice, she enjoys bike-riding, kayaking, and making sourdough bread. Dr. Lewis offers virtual therapy sessions and is accepting clients for weekly, long-term work.
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills
Summerlin Lewis is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 4 years
Nashville Psych, LLC, Psychologist, 2020 - 2022
James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Staff Psychologist, 2019 - 2021
Azusa Pacific University, Doctorate of Psychology, 2020
Washington DC: 3755
North Carolina: 3755
New Hampshire: 3755
New Jersey: 3755
West Virginia: 3755