Our ministers—both trained counselors and laymen who have accepted the call to serve—are available to talk to you by phone or in counseling sessions. They have specialized training in the areas of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, marriage and relationship issues, parenting, sexual abuse, family therapy, premarital counseling, identity issues, codependency, blending family issues, divorce adjustment and spiritual issues. Please reach out to us whenever you need us.
Dr. Barney Self is a graduate of Baylor University and holds Master of Religious Education and Doctor of Education degrees in psychology and counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Since 1984, Barney has worked with individuals, couples and families in providing therapeutic assistance. His areas of specialization are depression, anxiety, grief and loss, marriage and relationship issues, parenting, sexual abuse, family therapy, premarital counseling, identity issues, codependency, blending family issues, divorce adjustment and spiritual issues.
He is a member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, The American Association of Christian Counselors, Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Society for Christian Psychology, and The Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors.
Barney is an ordained minister. He and his wife, Cathy, have two grown children who are married. He enjoys playing with his grandchildren, viewing sports events, reading, and traveling with his wife.
For members of Forest Hills Baptist Church, there is no charge for the first two counseling sessions. After the first two sessions (and for non-members), session costs are based on a sliding scale that takes into account the number of individuals in the household and their annual family income. For information on these costs, click on one of the links below.
Our commitment to you: No one will fail to receive the help they need based on an inability to pay for services.
Email Pastoral Counseling Minister Barney Self for more information about DivorceCare and DivorceCare For Kids (DC4K).
Our In-Home Ministry is committed to making sure our housebound members are connected to our church family.
We have a team of volunteers who are divided into small groups and coordinate regular house visits, make phone calls and send cards to those members who are unable to physically participate in church. Our goal is to make sure the in-home individual knows they are not forgotten and that they are cared for.