Caitlin Rissler



Caitlin completed her BA in psychology and her Masters in Nursing at Vanderbilt. She completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program through the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and her preceptorship at the Vanderbilt Center for Child Development. During undergrad, she volunteered with Vanderbilt’s Next Step post-secondary education program for young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. After nursing school, she launched the developmental pediatrics department for Novant Health in Charlotte, NC before moving back home to open Music City Peds. Caitlin is certified in both pediatric primary care and as a pediatric mental health specialist.

About Caitlin

Caitlin is a Nashville native and is honored to serve the greater Nashville area through her pediatric practice. She is a mother of 3, a coffee connoisseur (just kidding – ANY coffee will do!), Preds fan (It’s all your fault!), Vandy fan (Anchor Down!). She enjoys the outdoors, especially in the fall, hiking and jogging. Highlights at Music City Peds have included building relationships with clients, hosting Summer Jam Sessions and camps in the summer, winning the March Madness championship belt in 2019, and pranking her colleagues.

Caitlin is a developmental-behavioral nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for children and adolescents with developmental, learning, behavioral, or mental health concerns.

Her expertise stemmed from a passion for autism spectrum disorders and evolved, through education and experience, to encompass other diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and many others. She also possesses the unique ability to piece together symptoms that do not fit into a clear-cut diagnostic category, and she addresses the complexities of the individual rather than isolated concerns.

She understands the importance of creating personalized treatment plans and values collaboration with parents, schools, and other providers involved in the client’s care.

Caitlin’s clinical style is personable, empathetic, direct, and thorough.