Connect Counseling Center started as a dream…a vision of a place where people could receive high quality therapy services in a warm, comforting environment close to home. On July 4th, 2013, while America was celebrating another birthday, Joni Batts held the very first counseling session under the Connect Counseling name in Pleasant View, Tennessee. She continued to see clients in Pleasant View while working in community mental health and the school system in Clarksville, Tennessee.
In 2015, Joni saw a need for private therapy services for children, adults, and couples in the Clarksville area. Connect Counseling Center moved to our new home just off Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Her husband, Jason Batts, came on board and provided the administrative support needed to keep up with the growing demand. This allowed Joni to dedicate all of her time focusing on her true passion, her family of clients.
It was shortly after this move that Joni fully realized her passion for play therapy and working with children and adolescents. As she became immersed in the play therapy world, the vision for Connect Counseling expanded. Jason and Joni envisioned a calm, relaxing space where more therapists could find the freedom to explore their passions. She found that therapists longed for a community where they could have the tools and support to provide their clients the best possible care. In 2017, we hired our first therapists and Connect has continued to grow.
We now have two locations filled with 40 wonderful, talented, and loving staff members who make Connect Counseling Center what it is today; A team focused on providing the highest quality therapy services in a warm, comforting environment that allows both clients and therapists to do their best work and THRIVE!