Center for Individual & Family Effectiveness


Mental Health for All

CIFE’s mission is to provide accessible mental health counseling to individuals and families in our community.


Our team at CIFE is equipped to provide child and adolescent, individual, family, and couples counseling for the following:

  • Anxiety

  • Behavior Issues

  • Communication Skills

  • Depression

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Family Issues

  • Gender Identity

  • Grief and Loss

  • LGBTQ+ Experience

  • Mood Disorders

  • Relationship Issues

  • Sexuality

  • Suicidality

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma

About Us

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CIFE, the Center for Individual and Family Effectiveness, was developed as a non-profit organization by Dr. Bertin Glennon in 2001. The vision has been to provide accessible mental health counseling to help individuals and families effectively cope with traumatic life experiences.Over the past 20 years, the clinical staff at CIFE has garnered respect from many community service organizations, including medical and legal professionals, and state and federal agencies. Additionally, CIFE promotes collaborative consultation between staff members to offer the best practices in the field.Our clinicians utilize treatment approaches built on understandings of human development and evidence-based practices to foster change. Treatment is designed to help clients gain self awareness and make choices based on their personal goals and values.

Clinical Staff

Our staff of mental health professionals has a diverse range of experience and specialties, making CIFE a vital resource for a wide variety of mental health issues. Please click on a picture to learn more about each clinician.
We are not accepting any clients at this time

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117 Nowlin Ln, Suite 400
Chattanooga, TN 37421


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Bertin Glennon, PhD,
LPC-MHSP, LMFT, LPE, Clinical Director

Dr. Bertin Glennon has been a practicing psychology as a Licensed Professional Examiner (LPE) for almost 30 years. He is also a founding member of CIFE. He specializes in treating sexual trauma, including psychological assessments.Dr. Glennon has presented at multiple conferences including, The Tennessee Juvenile Justice Conference, The National Association of Forensic Counselors, and Tennessee Association of Marital and Family Therapists. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Southern Adventist University and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.Dr. Glennon currently serves as the Clinical Director where he supervises and guides other clinicians with his years of experience and insight.The Fielding Institute, PhD
The Fielding Insititue, MA
Washington Theological Union, MA
Insurances Accepted: n/aRates: Call 423-265-7935 for more information.

Nathan Harris, LPC-MHSP

Nathan Harris

Nathan Harris is licensed in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP). Although comfortable working with a variety of age groups and mental health concerns, Nathan specializes in working with children, teenagers, and adults experiencing suicidal ideation, emotional disturbance, and PTSD.Prior to his work at CIFE, Nathan has provided therapy in a wide array of community mental health settings, which has helped to strengthen his overall knowledge of mental health. In addition to his experience, Nathan has a master's degree in mental health counseling and is trained in EMDR.MA, Richmont Graduate University
BA, Bryan College
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum, and CignaRates:
Intake Session (90 minutes): $120
Individual Therapy (45-50 minutes): $100

Eryn Wilkinson, LPC-MHSP

Eryn Wilkinson is licensed in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider and is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) by the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). Eryn completed her additional certificates in Sex Therapy and Trauma Counseling at Richmont Graduate University. Eryn has also been trained in EMDR, commonly used in the treatment of traumatic symptoms.Eryn seeks to establish a caring and comforting relationship with her clients in which they are able to share their stories without fear of judgment. She believes that this relationship is vital when healing from abuse, trauma, and other emotional injury.MA, Richmont Graduate University
BA, Lee University
Insurances Accepted: BCBS, OptumRates:
Intake Session (50-60 minutes): $120
Individual Therapy (45-50 minutes): $100

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