Malinda Davenport-Crisp, PhD, LPC/MHSP 

Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider  


Areas of Experience

Malinda utilizes an eclectic approach and various strategies for treating a variety of mental health  and quality of life concerns. She has doctoral level training and experience in cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused, constructionist, narrative, trauma focused, family systems and addiction therapies.

She has extensive experience in treating addiction (mood altering substances -, alcohol, chemicals / drugs and process oriented - i.e. relationships, codependency / approval / performance, sex, gambling, exercise, shopping)

Malinda has completed EMDR (Level II) training, a highly effective treatment of most life-controlling issues, disturbing emotions such as anger and anxiety, addiction, and trauma.

In 2015, Malinda was trained in and was listed as a Rule 31 Family & Civil Mediator.

Call Malinda for information about the process of Mediation and to get her sliding scale rate.

Malinda has partnered with Associates for Sexual Assault Prevention to provide treatment of sexual offending behaviors.

Malinda specializes in working with individuals and their loved ones struggling with sexual issues including:

     Disruptive fantasy with or without acting out behaviors

     Compulsive and addictive sexual behaviors

     Paraphilia such as voyeurism, frotterism, fettishes, etc.

     Sexual interest that has legal ramifications

     Adult survivors of sexual abuse who are struggling with behavior and / or emotional problems


The goal is 100% honesty and a focus on health along with the necessary accountability structures in place to build a sense of self esteem and trustworthiness to maintain relationships. Outcomes can be measureable. Malinda utliizes psychosexual assessments to diagnose, evaluate and monitor treatment goals and progress. In some cases, a polygraph may be needed to verify history. This has the added benefit of creating on environment that builds trust.

Individuals who struggle with sexual problems often experience shame and fear making the call to schedule an appointment. There may be terrible fallout from the acting out behaviors, in particular, when marriages crumble, trust is lost, consequences in the home, workplace, church and the community occur. Malinda will walk with you through the steps of disclosure, communciation, clarilfication, and restoration with self, God, and any others who may be impacted by the problem. The goal is to contain the negative fallout, eliminate risk factors and triggers, and work on the underlying building blocks that led to the problem behavior.

There is no problem too big that can't be alleviated.

Confidential and affordable counseling

The heart of her mission is to collaborate with her clients to improve their lives. Services are rendered on a sliding scale pay structure as she does not accept insurance.

Thank you for contacting me. I will get back to you as soon as possible or you may call/text me at 615-554-5075 with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!
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