Julia A. McAninch, Psy.D.

With over 20 years experience, Julia, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and President of MPCS, PLLC, has gained skills from working in diverse settings that have built unique qualifications to support her client's goals.  


Julia received her Doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  With training rotations in Chicago, New York City, and Nashville, she has experience in colleges and universities, treatment centers, community mental health centers, group private practice, public and private schools, not-for-profit settings, companies, and firms.


In 2009 Julia entered the world of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods to help divorcing couples and families by participating in bringing the Collaborative Divorce process to TN and later by becoming a TN Rule 31 Family Mediator.  In more recent years, Julia has taken conflict resolution skills into the workplace and organizations, continuing to provide a path to resolve disputes respectfully and productively.   


In addition to being a Psychotherapist, Collaborative Divorce Coach, and Mediator, Julia has developed and led trainings across the United States and Canada, led and supervised teams, and provided consultation and leadership development for organizations.  As a founding member of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance (MTCA), Institute for Family Conflict Resolution (IFCR) and Out Central, she has been a part of the growth development process of creating sustainable organizations from the ground up.  


Julia was previously an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University and has taught at Pace University in NYC and Columbia College Chicago.  She is a graduate of the Inaugural Leadership Academy of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and continues to serve on committees focused on training and development of practice groups around the world.  Julia is a Past President of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance (MTCA) and Past Co-Chair of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute (NPI), and continues to serve on the Advisory Council at NPI.  



Julia brings her warmth, grounded presence, attunement to her client's needs, expertise in systems and interpersonal dynamics, and creative problem solving into the work she does as a Consultant, Trainer, Collaborative Divorce Coach, and Psychotherapist.