Why was CBH closed during normal hours when I came by?

We try hard to stay open Monday through Friday, but sometimes life happens and we can't be here.  We are very sorry to have inconvenienced you.  As a policy, CBH is closed when:

  • It's a Federal or State Holiday

  • It's the week between Christmas and New Years

  • It's a county-wide school closing for whatever reason they say (during the school year, of course)

  • It's because we need our own mental health day (usually the main reason)

What insurance plans are accepted?

(This is not a complete listing.  Please call our office to see if your insurance is accepted)

Can you see me even if you are not a provider within my insurance network?

Yes.  Most insurance plans provide some coverage for out-of-network providers.  The amount of coverage is usually less, but each plan is different.  We are happy to assist you with questions about your plan. 

How long is my appointment?

The first appointment usually lasts about 45 minutes and focuses on your acute issue.  Once your provider has your details, they decide if you need additional appointments and what type.  Your provider should discuss with you the initial treatment plan and next steps for you to take.

How long do I need to be in therapy?

Duration of therapy depends on many factors.  Your provider should discuss with you the type of treatment needed, which can determine if short or long term counseling is needed.  Short-term therapy usually lasts between 4 - 16 sessions.  Long-term therapy is usually 16 or more sessions.


HIPAA and Tennessee State Law require CBH and its providers to keep all communication confidential except as allowed by state law.   CBH and its providers follow the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles and Guidelines and is HIPAA compliant.

What Exactly is CBH?

CBH began serving in 2010 and focuses on providing high-quality behavioral healthcare for children, adults, and seniors.  Services include:

  • Individual, couples, and family therapy

  • Bariatric evaluations and follow-up care

  • Adult & Child Attention Deficit assessments

  • Autism assessments

  • Inpatient and outpatient adult & geriatric services

  • Personality and Cognitive/Memory testing

  • Spinal implant evaluations

  • Behavioral treatment of insomnia


Dr. James Dodson is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience.  As Acting CEO of CBH, he approaches leadership with patience and vision.  His careful selection of team members serves to foster trust and freedom for his staff to thrive on their strengths.  Each team member cross trains with other employees to learn their tasks so that key tasks are not dependent upon one person.  

Integrity, optimism, and usefulness are core values that drive him.  With degrees from Baylor University and FIT, a Vanderbilt University internship, and a fellowship in sleep medicine, Dr. Dodson uses evidence-based approaches when addressing behavioral health issues.

He strives to combine common sense with personal sensitivity to any clinical issue.  He has worked in a variety of areas including bariatrics, geriatrics, sleep medicine, pharmaceutical research,  cognitive testing, health psychology, and general psychotherapy.  

Christian values serve as the foundation for all his clinical work. 





You control exactly three things - no more, no less: What you say. What you do. And what you think.
— Anonymous