About NSC

Our Counseling Frameworks

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Biblical Counseling

NSC counselors are comfortable helping you reach your goals in accordance with your beliefs and worldview. We will not “preach at you” against your will. However, clients who want to add this type of treatment approach will partner with the therapist to change their souls. Using trusted, historic, and biblical spiritual formation principles, the client will incorporate faith in ways that lead to long-lasting inside-out change. The TRUTH will set you free!   More

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT is an evidence-based treatment that helps clients change their emotions and behaviors by changing their thoughts. This model syncs well with Biblical Counseling, but can be used alone. New viewpoints can often reduce stress, pain, and behaviors. Your therapist will help you identify ideas that are causing distress and help you redefine them in a less painful way. CBT is often helpful with anxiety, depression, spiritual, and relational issues.   More

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Using the classic method of applying positive or negative reinforcement can change some behaviors. Your therapist will partner with you to help set up meaningful consequences that will help stop negative behaviors and start better ones.  This approach can be helpful for correcting "bad habits," improving communication, and addressing other behavior-related problems.  More

Family Systems

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We acknowledge the emotional and psychological impact family members have on each other. The interdependence in a family means that one family member’s emotions (good or bad) can have a profound effect upon the other family members. Some issues helped by this approach include identity, boundaries, relational problems, and self-esteem.  More

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Our Counselor

Dave Crandall

You're probably familiar with the 10,000 hour principle. This rule states that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a subject. While no one can say they are an expert in human issues, according to this rule, Dave has mastered helping people overcome common struggles and take practical steps towards an abundant life. 

With over 32 years of counseling and life-coaching experience, Dave Crandall brings a unique blend of compassion, wisdom, and practicality to each client interaction. A natural lover of people, Dave is able to join clients in the “deep end” and bring positive emotions, practical ideas, and encouragement. Dave believes in compassionate and straightforward honesty. This helps him to get to the heart of a matter quickly and chart a path toward lasting change with his clients. Before moving to Hendersonville, TN, in 2017, Dave practiced privately as a pastoral counselor in a suburb of Atlanta.

Dave has been married to his college sweetheart Magda for 32 years. Though empty-nesters, they still enjoy great relationships with their three adult children, three grandcats, and one granddog.  Dave enjoys a wide variety of music, sketching, watching stand-up comedy, and laughing with friends.

The Crandalls have lived in the suburbs of Miami, Atlanta, and now Nashville. Dave deeply understands the blessings and the curses facing modern people and longs to help them enjoy an abundant life.

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  • B.S. in Occupational Therapy (Mental Health specialty)

  • M.Div. including coursework in pastoral counseling*

  • Member of The Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) 

  • Member of The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

  • Ordained and in good standing with the PCA - a conservative Bible-believing denomination.

  • Certified Coach 

  • Additional counseling training from Larry Crabb, Paul David Tripp, Tim Keller, David Powlison, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF)

  • 32-year ministry career serving families, couples, and individuals as they navigate the most difficult and painful seasons of their lives.




* Like many states, Tennessee Law allows ordained individuals with an accredited master’s degree in theology to counsel others. The state classifies this as a form of ministry. To ensure that our clients receive the best possible care, we seek to use the best practices of licensed therapists including HIPPA requirements.

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. - Jesus (John10:10)