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Dr. Ricci Hellman, LCMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am a Professional Counselor (Clinical Mental Health Counselor) licensed in Tennessee and North Carolina with over 30 years of experience working as a mental health/behavioral health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including LGBTQIA (I'm gay), gender dysphoria, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, dual diagnosis (mental health and addiction), career challenges, family of origin issues, self-esteem, and more. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, mindfulness, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information


TN LPC 458


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Ricci Hellman. 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.

Ricci's patience, understanding, and guidance has helped me navigate my family relationships and personal decisions tremendously. Ricci helped me find strength in making decisions and helped me realize that "Just because it's someone else's reality, doesn't mean that it has to be yours". So grateful for the time spent!

Written on Apr 29, 2024 after therapy with Ricci for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Hellman is one of the the kindest, most genuine people I’ve ever met. She made me feel comfortable the first time we met at her previous practice (I followed her to better help). She listens intently and does a great job of gently finding ways for me to see when I’m missing something. I trust her more than any other mental healthcare provider I’ve worked with

Written on Mar 12, 2024 after therapy with Ricci for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr Hellman is wonderful and her personality is great. Highly recommend her

Written on Mar 09, 2024 after therapy with Ricci for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

A great therapist who respects my time and boundaries. She's flexible enough to accommodate my needs outside of my initial issues, but never loses sight of my primary concerns. Nurturing, supportive, and insightful.

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Ricci for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Awesome interaction. Thought provoking questions

Written on Nov 03, 2023 after therapy with Ricci for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Hellman is a 10 out of 10! I absolutely love talking to her. She has helped me tremendously!

Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Ricci for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties