Tennessee (931) 452 4525 / Ontario, Canada (416) 619 0681

Joyful Heart Therapy

Welcome to Joyful Heart Therapy

What I Offer

Support for Couples & Individuals

Partners experiencing distress in their relationship may benefit from couples therapy. Individual therapy can greatly reduce feelings of sadness, helplessness and stress.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy is a research-based method for alleviating individual and couple conflict. EFT strengthens relationship and family bonds and promotes emotional resiliency.

Secure Video Teletherapy

Therapy sessions are conveniently available online using VSee, an easy to use, state-of-the-art HIPAA-compliant program you download onto your computer, laptop or tablet.

About Margarete Juliana

PhD LMFT RP RMFT

I believe the relationship between the client and therapist is collaborative. I see myself as a guide in the process of therapy and I focus on what the client sees as most relevant to the resolution of their distress. I invite clients to share their therapy process, so that we can reach the best outcomes in a time efficient way.

Tennessee Practice

I am an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the State of Tennessee, and a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I offer office visits at my Brentwood-Franklin location supporting individuals and couples within the greater Nashville area. I also provide easy-to-connect teletherapy sessions throughout Tennessee using a secure online video link.

Ontario, Canada Practice

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a clinical member of the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I offer easy-to-connect Teletherapy sessions for existing and new individual and couple clients within the Greater Toronto Region and throughout the Province of Ontario using a secure online video link.

Memberships and Affiliations

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Schedule Your Appointment Online

Use my convenient online Appointment Scheduler to setup, change or cancel with appropriate notice both Office and Teletherapy sessions. Please note, my Brentwood Office hours are on Tuesdays only.


 Serving Franklin, Springhill, Brentwood, Nolensville & Nashville, Tennessee. Also serving Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, North York & Toronto, Ontario. 

Joyful Heart Therapy

1604 Westgate Circle, Suite 240, Brentwood, TN 37027

Tennessee (931) 452-4525 / Ontario (416) 619-0681

Office and Teletherapy Availability

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Tue

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Schedule Your Appointment

Brentwood-Franklin Office Sessions

My office serving the greater Nashville area is conveniently located right off I65 in Brentwood just north of Franklin. Use the "Brentwood, TN Office" options below to schedule an appointment to see me in person on Tuesdays only.

Tennessee Teletherapy Sessions

If you live outside of the greater Nashville area, or would like to take advantage of the convenience of Teletherapy, use any of the "Video-Therapy" session scheduling options below.

Ontario Teletherapy Sessions

If you're in the Greater Toronto Area, or reside anywhere in Ontario, Canada, and wish to schedule an appointment with me, use any of the "Video-Therapy" session options below.

Individual Sessions

I offer both 50 minute and extended 85 minute sessions for individuals. Please contact me for session rates and to discuss if an extended session would work best for your needs.

Couple Sessions

My regular couple session is 70 minutes. Some couples elect to use an extended 85 minute session, especially if they do not see me weekly. Please contact me for rates and to discuss which option would work best for your needs.

Do you have questions?

If you have further questions please contact me by calling at (931) 452 4525 in Tennessee, or (416) 619 0681 in Ontario, Canada. You can also email me at margarete@joyfulhearttherapy.com. I'll be happy to help!

Couples and Individual Therapy

Choosing Therapy

Emotion Focused Couple Therapists work with individuals, couples, and families as they deal with the  stress in their lives. The therapy relationship is critical for success when working with individuals or couples. Your licensed Marriage and Family Therapist will provide an initial consultation free of charge.  During this time you can ask her questions and determine your level of  comfort with her. Your connection with your therapist is vital to the  therapy process and is open to ongoing discussion as you engage in therapy. 


Margarete will also provide information on fees, the therapy process, therapy options and an overview of your therapy agreement, which should  be signed prior to beginning your therapy.


Couples Therapy

Partners experiencing distress in their relationship may benefit from couples therapy.

Margarete  is an emotionally focused couple therapist providing  marriage counseling and couple therapy services at her office in Brentwood-Franklin as well as via Teletherapy to clients in Tennessee and Ontario, Canada.

What is a healthy marriage?

Emotionally  Focused Therapy can help couples develop and sustain a healthy bond. In  this video clip, Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy  for Couples and author of best selling books on couples relationships,  talks about what makes a healthy marriage.

Individual Therapy

Often at the core of depression, anxiety, substance abuse and/or addictions are personal challenges.

These  change points are frequently tied to emotions that are difficult to  manage. Getting support with emotional challenges can make the  difference between just "getting through" something difficult and  growing stronger through something difficult.

Margarete  provides therapy services to individuals at her office in Brentwood-Franklin as well as via Teletherapy to clients in Tennessee and Ontario, Canada. Margarete begins by thoroughly understanding  her client's attachment history, as well as how they were supported  (or not) through difficult challenges in their past. 

How do emotions drive behaviours?

For  her EFT work with individuals, Margarete has trained with Dr. Les  Greenberg, one of the originators and primary developers of  Emotion-Focused Therapy for individuals and couples. In this video clip  Les talks about how emotions drive behaviours  and how EFT can support  adaptive emotional responses.

Do you have questions about individual or couple therapy?

If you have further questions please contact me by calling at (931) 452 4525 in Tennessee, or (416) 619 0681 in Ontario. You can also email me at margarete@joyfulhearttherapy.com


Serving Franklin, Springhill, Brentwood, Nolensville & Nashville, Tennessee. Also serving Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, North York & Toronto, Ontario.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

EFT for couples

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)  is a clinically proven and effective process for helping couples alter 

negative patterns of interaction. This therapy is based on research of  adult attachment needs for safe secure relationships.

EFT for individuals

Margarete primarily uses Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)  for individual therapy. EFT is a highly researched and clinically  proven therapy for personal change.  Contrary to some therapy approaches  that support minimizing or marginalizing emotion, EFT supports  achieving a clear understanding of your emotions, regulating them  when necessary, and using emotion to determine what you need in the  present moment. This supports resilience and clearer decision making  which leads to  resolution of previously troubling thoughts, behaviors  and relationship interactions. 


Margarete is a Certified EFT Therapist.

Learn more about EFT

Do you have questions about EFT?

If you have further questions please contact me by calling at (931) 452 4525 in Tennessee, or (416) 619 0681 in Ontario. You can also email me at margarete@joyfulhearttherapy.com. I'll be happy to help!


 Serving Franklin, Springhill, Brentwood, Nolensville & Nashville, Tennessee. Also serving Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, North York & Toronto, Ontario. 

Secure Video Teletherapy

What is teletherapy?

Teletherapy is a convenient way to access indiviudal and relationship counseling and lets you meet in  the privacy and comfort of your own home or office. This eliminates commute time frustration so common in large metropolitan areas. It also makes it possible to sustain regular therapy sessions whether you live at a distance, or frequently travel.

Is teletherapy right for you?

No therapy format is right for everyone and this applies to Teletherapy as well. Teletherapy may be right for you if you have a private confidential space in which to meet online; if you have a strong internet connection  and a computer that is set up with video and audio.

What secure online video tool will be used?

We will use VSee, a secure real-time videoconferencing software, specifically developed for health care professionals.  VSee is HIPAA compliant and covers Canadian Health Information privacy concerns.

How do teletherapy sessions work?

Once you decide you want to engage in teletherapy and have set an appointment in my online scheduler, I will send you an email invitation to VSee which will  provide a download link for the software. You can test your system for video and audio quality and we can test it together before your first  appointment for a few minutes as well. If you  have used Skype, Facetime or any other online video communication program, you will feel very comfortable with VSee.  


When your appointment time is at hand, just log in to VSee. I will see your name appear (that you "have arrived" for your appointment) and will connect with you. I may be in session with another  client just before your appointment, so imagine you are in a “waiting room” and I will  greet you.

Is there a need for any special equipment?

If you find that your  audio/video setup is not sufficient for you (and your partner if in a  couple session) to sit back a bit from the computer so that I can see and hear you both clearly, then you may want  to get a more powerful video connection. See https://vsee.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204567389-What-are-the-Minimum-System-Requirements- for a list of recommended cameras.

Do you have questions about Teletherapy?

If you have further questions please contact me by calling at (931) 452 4525 in Tennessee, or (416) 619 0681 in Ontario. You can also email me at margarete@joyfulhearttherapy.com. I'll be happy to help!


 Serving Franklin, Springhill, Brentwood, Nolensville & Nashville, Tennessee. Also serving Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, North York & Toronto, Ontario. 

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