Sandi Hines

(LCSW, CCTP)
Therapist Sandi Hines Photo

About Me

My name is Sandi Hines, LCSW, CCTP. I am a licensed therapist in the State of Tennessee. My focus is working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, self-esteem issues, communication difficulties in relationships, as well as young adulthood issues. I also have extensive experience working with collective and complicated grief, family relationship trauma and stress.

My approach is an easy going, eclectic one that is adapted for each client. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help you manage anxiety, panic attacks, depression and anger issues. I also utilize Solution Focused Therapy coupled with Problem Solving strategies that enable you to focus on
ways to improve your life while discovering new things about yourself. We will focus on learning skills and coping techniques that will lead you to feel more confident, relaxed and more in control of your thoughts, feelings and emotions. One of my goals is for you to have happier, heathier relationships and be at peace with self. At times we may incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques that you can use to find ways ways to successfully cope with your stressors, manage your depression and anxiety, reduce frustration and anger, and reconcile losses so you can move forward in life.

My style is easy going and person centered. I approach every client as a unique, individual person and provide an environment where you can trust me to be genuine, open-minded and non-judgmental.
As your therapist I will actively listen to your life story, your thoughts and your feelings. Together we will explore and identify your strengths while increasing your resiliency as we learn to use coping strategies that enhance your ability to handle life's ups and downs.

In our sessions, we will talk about your truths and what is important to you as we discover the person you want to be! These sessions will enable you to become more self aware, strengthen your self-worth and increase your self-esteem!
My goal is to provide you with a safe and caring atmosphere that is centered on helping you make the positive changes in your life that are important to you, so you can live the life that you have always wanted to live!

I look forward to meeting you and walking this journey with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #7126 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

She is so easy to talk with and I felt so comfortable sharing my concerns with her.

Written by M.A. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Sandi is excellent! She goes above and beyond to empathize and encourage me. Whenever I speak with her, I feel hope and courage. She is a very positive part of my life!

Written by L.I. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Sandi has played a monumental part in my growth. She’s helped me progress towards my goals by teaching me to work through past traumas, functioning through current triggers, and achieving and maintaining stability for the future .
She is personable and has always made me feel comfortable, heard, and understood.
I’ve made more progress and have related more to her than I’ve ever before in previous therapy.
It only works if you do the work!

10/10 would recommend.

Written by S.U. on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I feel so lucky to have found Sandi through BetterHelp. She makes it very easy to work through pretty complex issues, and always brings a joyful energy to the table that rubs off on me too. I set very specific personal therapy goals on the outset, and every week it truly feels like we’re working towards that goal together and with Sandi’s help it feels achievable.

Written by K.A. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Sandi has helped me change my life! If I need help she is always there!

Written by C.H. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Sandi has been an absolute pleasure to work with. We immediately hit it off and she was able to relate to some issues I was working through. She took the time to understand what I was looking for and what methods work best for my needs. I have gained a new self confidence with myself and the situations that will arise in life and I truly believe that Sandi and her methods were the main factor in this. While I am sad to end this journey with her, it has been amazing being able to work with her and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling.

Written by H.E. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel like they couldn’t have paired me with a better person if they tried. Sandi mad me feel for once in my life like someone is listening to me and I can say that she really understands where I’m coming from. I look forward to working with her.

Written by V.I. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Sandi is an excellent counselor. She’s very good at provoking deep thought to help you unlock the knowledge you had all along. She is very supportive and reliable. I feel safe talk to her. Highly recommend!

Written by J.E. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and career difficulties

I’ve only had two sessions with Sandi, but she has already helped changed my life for the better! I instantly feel happier, more in control of my Mind and my emotions, I’ve become productive again! She is supportive, encouraging, but also honest. She is not afraid to point out my toxic behaviors, but she does it in a way that I can hear and accept. She hits you with truth in a way that no one else can. She is the best!

Written by H.A. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I've worked with several counselors and Sandi has been a notable standout. She's very real and direct. I feel like she really wants to know me as a person. And her laugh is contagious. I really appreciate the practical tools she has shared with me so far and when I remember to use them, I have found them helpful. I would recommend Sandi.

Written by M.A. on Jul 11, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Ms. Hines goes above and beyond and truly cares for her clients. She gave me support and made me feel supported like no other counselor has done. This was very therapeutic. She also has many years of experience, which I was able to benefit from, as she was very knowledgeable and would share her wisdom with me. She is a great person, an angel in this world.

Written by B.. on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Sandi has amazing energy. She makes me extremely comfortable and the reason why I will continue with my sessions. This is my first time seeking counseling and I feel I made the right choice.

Written by R.E. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Sandi really cares. I have had allot of therapists but none that actually deeply care. She takes the time to talk me through stuff and send me articles that will help. I am blessed to have her

Written by R.A. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Sandi is very kind and easy to relate to. She helps me understand the big picture when working through my issues and insecurities, while remining judgment free and supportive. I would recommend her to anyone who needs therapy services.

Written by S.U. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

I am working full time and going to school full time. I'm also a single mom. With all that is on my plate I don't have time to go to in person therapy. I was so nervous to try this service but Sandi has been so welcoming! I've only been doing this for two weeks but she has helped me learn how to cope with life so much already.

Written by J.A. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Sandi is an amazing therapist. She makes sure I understand what she is trying to explain to me. She gives me exercises that actually help with my circumstances and the exercises actually make a difference in my daily life. She’s very caring, always on time to our sessions and she sometimes even goes over just to make sure I’m ok with everything. She responds to my messages in a timely matter. Overall the best thing for me is that her concern is genuine. I would highly recommend her to anyone that ask.

Written by J.E. on May 02, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sandi is so kind and I feel understood. She makes it okay for me to share my thoughts, and challenges me.

Written by K.A. on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Sandi is a great listener, gives great advice and has a calm demeanor that helps me to feel at ease. She also follows up with me and seems genuinely concerned.

Written by B.L. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Sandi is such a nice woman and is very understanding! She’s able to provide wonderful advice and is always such a pleasure to talk to. I can’t explain how happy I am I got paired with Sandi on my first time on the app!

Written by D.A. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Sandi is a wonderful counselor, very kind, and challenges me to broaden my thinking. I have benefited greatly from her sessions.

Written by A.N. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Just got started with Sandi Hines at Better Health because my daughters both counsel with Better Health. I am impressed with how quick she responds and I love that there is an app on my phone and I can journal whenever I want and either keep it private or send it to my counselor! I can phone chat, video chat or email!! Makes it so convenient especially when you have a very busy lifestyle!!

Written by E.L. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sandi is very patient and takes the time out to make you a feel important.

Written by J.O. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Sandi is great. I felt like she shared my experience and feelings. That is the extent of the benefit. I may not be ready for further steps she recommended.

Written by R.E. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I felt comfortable with Sadie almost instantly. She is incredibly caring, supportive and compassionate. I look forward to our sessions every week and have no troubles opening up to her. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to start therapy!

Written by B.R. on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I've only been talking with Sandy for a short time, but she really understands my problems. It feels so nice to have someone validate my concerns and listen. I think she'll really help me be able to reach my goals for therapy.