Nashville, North Carolina is an awesome city for anyone who loves the great outdoors and being around the natural elements. Some of the most interesting recreational activities to partake in include parks, nature centers, museums, hiking trails, and more. If you are someone who wants to improve your mental and emotional health by being around nature, then you will certainly love Nashville.

Some of the other great things about Nashville include the provision of mental health services. If you are struggling or going through a tough time, then don’t hesitate to sit down with a Nashville-based counselor who can be of assistance to you.

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Christina Collins

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
15 years of experience

Hello, and welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have been practicing since 2009. I service adults presenting with a variety of concerns, including grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment, life & career direction, and relational. Additionally, I have experience servicing those undergoing physical health challenges, like cancer, and journeying with them through grief and adjustment. My style is empathic and attuned to my client's needs. I help clients connect with themselves to foster a healthy self-relationship and develop awareness of their inner experience and internal compass for growth, healing, and direction. I use a framework of Emotion Focused Therapy (Johnson), Attachment Therapy (Bowlby), and Self Psychology (Kohut) with an experiential component. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre (performance) and English (writing) from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University. I have specialized training in expressive arts therapy, somatic experiencing, and emotional neglect. I am here to travel with you on your journey to wherever that takes us. Contact me to learn more about working together.

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Tara Knight

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi and welcome! You have taken the courageous step to a happier and healthier life...good for you! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 20 plus years of experience and am excited to work with you. Some of my specific areas of focus include depression and anxiety, family and relationship issues, trauma, grief and low self-esteem. My approach is simple and straight forward...I believe it is crucial to have a trusting relationship with your therapist. Through that relationship we will take a journey of discovery and transformation together. And along the way we will conquer the issues that are holding you back or simply stressing you out. In therapy I typically utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing with a general sense of Person Centered Therapy in which the therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance. I began my career working in Substance Abuse running several treatment programs in Florida and North Carolina. Eventually I started my own general counseling practice in North Carolina where I spent many years working with adults, children and families. Most of my time with clients was focused on stress related issues, depression & anxiety, trauma, and relationship and family dynamics. I look forward to starting this journey with you!

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Kizzy Thomas

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW, LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
4 years of experience

Hello, you made it!! This may be a difficult time in your life, but you have made the best step by walking through the door of therapy. You will embark on a step-by-step process towards reaching your goals. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and Texas. I graduated from North Carolina State University and I graduated in 2011 with my Master of Social Work degree. I have worked in the social work field for over 19-years and my career, is my life passion. I love working with people and sharing in their plight in this life. I am a therapist, that take pride in listening to your story. I believe that you are the expert, regarding things in your life. I have been known to work well with complicated situations and provide a calm to the storm. I utilize a Person-Centered Approach , Brief Solutions Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Method and the Humanistic Approach in my practice. These approaches will establish a basis for you to set-goals and assist you towards reaching your goals. I am a laid back therapist, that is a great listener, and has a non-judgmental zone within my practice. Get comfortable in your private space, and let us embark on this journey together. I look forward to connecting with you!!!

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Lori Brinkley

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW, LCSW, CFE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

Hi! I am so happy you're here checking out resources and looking for support! My name is Lori Brinkley. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 23 yeas of experience treating trauma/abuse, depression/anxiety, post partum issues from moms adjusting to their new roles to post partum stress and depression, anxious college students, adult children of alcoholics, co-dependency, parenting, co-parenting after divorce, boundaries, women going through the transition of divorce, "sandwich" generation (those caring for their children while caring for an aging/ill parent, busy professionals struggling with work life balance, adoptees who need help navigating the trauma of adoption, and couples feeling disconnected and isolated. I do a unique thing called "couple's counseling for one" which is when one partner is not ready, willing or doesn't believe in therapy. I meet with the willing participant to learn new tools and coping skills or boundaries to implement in their relationship with the goal of improving connection and communication. My approach is warm and nurturing, yet direct and confrontational as needed. I believe it is imperative to challenge patterns and make difficult connections but I know you can only push as much as you support. Humor is infused into sessions as it is a huge part of my personality, but it helps make therapy fun (and I believe therapy should be fun)! I am an advanced generalist who uses a variety of tools relying heavily n Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, strengths, and problem solving. I am a mom of two college aged kids (yikes when did that happen). I spend my time doing anything outside. especially the beach, but nature is such a healing and calming force in my life. I love to read a good suspense book or watch a good character driven movie. I have seen all of the Star Wars and Avengers movies, because my son loved them but I have to admit I fell in love with them too. I am a waterfall hunter, and love to travel. My bucket list mostly consists of places I want to explore. I did a Tough Mudder 7 years ago and it was one of the BEST experiences of my life, facing my fears head on, overcoming them one by one and evolving every step of the 12 mile/26 obstacle process! Life is short. It is filled with beauty and stress and joy and devastation and then some. Perspective is key, but we can only explore other perspectives once true understanding and validation has happened. I hope you will reach out so we can work together to reach your unique goals and cultivate more joy in your life.

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Natasha Georges

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issues
9 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York and North Carolina with 10 years of experience working with diverse groups. My clients have included children as young as 5 years old, pre-teens, teenagers, adults, and families. I have supported clients through grief, trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression among other presented concerns. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Client Centered and Motivational Interviewing approaches to guide you to achieving your goals. My counseling style is empathetic and transparent as I recognize everyone has a journey and a story to tell. I am not here to judge your story but I am here to help you walk through it and write your next chapter as you would like it written. I challenge you to follow through on your goals and explore your thoughts deeper. Being here is a first step and if you are ready to go further, I would be honored to support you on your new journey!

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Dr. Sherry Bland

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,PhD,NCC,, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
11 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience. I am pleased you have selected me as your counselor. My background includes work with clients presenting with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, couples counseling,, career counseling, Bipolar Disorder, Grief, stage of life adjusment, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, emotional abuse and PTSD.. My approach combines a range of modalities talored with the client in mind. It is important that you understand our professional relationship as we prepare to begin the therapeutic process. I believe that counseling is an interactive process in which we will collaborate, exchange ideas, and design a plan of action with the intent of identifying your concerns and build the skills necessary to express your thoughts and feelings and gain a new life perspective. You will find that I am easy to open up to, which makes for a good therapeutic relationship. I look forward to working with you as we embark upon this empowering experience.

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Sarah Clanton

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina and North Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Robert Lindsay

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & parenting issues. My approach to therapy is simple. Visualize getting into your car or whatever it is you drive. To get where you are going you look out the windshield. You use the rear view mirror as needed but you don't drive looking backwards. You drive by having vision and a plan to get where you're going. The therapy process is very similar. Teaching ourselves to live life looking forward and having a plan is how we move forward in life. We learn from the past. We see patterns and trends and use this information to make adjustments, but we live by having a vision for ourselves, finding purpose and in the moment of choice, exercise integrity to our core fundamental beliefs/values. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Lisa Cole

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, chronic illness, motivation, self esteem, confidence and more. I have considerable experience and am comfortable working with people of all backgrounds and beliefs. My goal is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Rodrecus Atkinson

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changesADHD
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience working in the counseling and mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, behavioral disorders, OCD, ADHD, and many more. My therapeutic approach is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have an adaptable and versatile therapeutic style that allows me to meet the client where he/she are at in there therapeutic journey. My therapeutic style incorporates transparency, openness, honesty, humor, humility, and interaction. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and avoiding stigmatizing labels. 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!

How to find counseling in Nashville

Finding the best therapist close by in Nashville can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Nashville. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Nashville, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Nashville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Nashville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Nashville, elsewhere in Nash, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Nashville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nashville therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Nashville due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Nashville may not take health insurance, some in the state of North Carolina may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of North Carolina you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Nashville, North Carolina working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Nashville above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Nashville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Nashville therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Nashville therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Nashville therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in NC, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 27856 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Nashville counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Nashville licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Nashville, North Carolina can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Nashville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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