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Dr. Edward Varner, LPC-MHSP

Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am a licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider. I have been licensed in the state of Tennessee since 2020. I began counseling, however, when I became a Chaplain in the Army in 1993. I finished my Master of Divinity and went through a year-long clinical training with a neuropsychiatrist. From here I was stationed in Japan for six years where I did work with many multicultural clients (Korean, Philipino, Japanese, and mixed couples.) I then went to Fort Hood Texas for Six years and counseled with soldiers and families. I then pursued a Masters's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Doctorate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I now work in a private practice where I deal a great deal with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Family Problems, Manic Depressive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Autism, ADHD, and some LBGTQ+ issues.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Expats, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury

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Very compassionate and understanding.

Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Edward for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I am thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and responsiveness. The careful consideration of my individual and unique needs are considered and fully addressed. I highly recommend partnering with Dr. Varner for your particular needs, he will not disappoint.

Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Edward for 2 weeks

Very kind, understandable, and relatable. Highly recommend!

Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Edward for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and anger management