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Dr. James Arnett, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Grief Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Counseling Psychologist with over 10 years experience providing therapy services. I have worked extensively with clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and the impact of growing up in an unsafe environment, family conflict, and a host of other problems. I have a penchant for working with young adults as most of my work has taken place on college campuses, but I have also conducted therapy in substance abuse treatment facilities and in domestic violence centers. I have also worked and lived abroad, and have an understanding of acculturation concerns and culture shock.

I practice therapy from a collaborative standpoint, where my responsibility is to create a atmosphere of trust and acceptance whereby you can feel comfortable talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly. I strive to truly understand each person's unique circumstances, including how they got there and where they want to go, I enjoy the metaphor that, for therapy, the client drives the car while I sit in the passenger seat. You direct the session and I navigate where I think we can go to find a better way.

I respect all my client's and their decision to open up to me or anyone else. If we work together, I hope I am able to help, and if not, point you in the right direction.



Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Grief Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Cancer, Co-morbidity, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexuality, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TN Psychologist 3780


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. James Arnett. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. Arnett has been absolutely wonderful. He listens with care, and is very supportive.

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, grief, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and lgbt

I came to BetterHelp in a time where I felt completely lost and without purpose. Dr. Arnett helped me find ways to cope with my chaotic thought processes and find a sense of calm within myself. He is very personable, nonjudgmental and easy to talk to. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking therapy with BetterHelp!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue