Tennessee is known for Nashville, the country music capital of the world. In a way, life can be like a country song. It can be positive, filled with honky tonks and a peaceful day on the front porch drinking tea. Other times, it can be sad and it feels like everyone has left you. 

A counselor can take the more positive aspects of your life and turn into a song worth singing. Speak to a Tennessee-based counselor.

 

This is Crystal  Crumley's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
LPC MHSP ,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome! I am so glad you have taken the first step in reaching out for support. My name is Crystal Crumley, and I am a Licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee. I have 14 years of mental health experience in treating depression, anxiety, complex trauma, life changes, parenting issues, and more. I have enjoyed working in community settings with helping people grow and heal. My personal strengths are to encourage others, and I knew counseling was the best fit for my career after completing my masters degree at Lee University. I use a client c...

This is Stephanie Stavinoga's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
LPC-MHSP,CCMHC,Licensed Hypnotherapist
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my personal statement! I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years experience working with all ages of individuals. My professional history, as well as my approach in working with people is eclectic and heartfelt. I strive to create a warm, comfortable environment where people feel safe and confident. I have an extensive history working with children and their families, specifically those who have behavioral issues. Although positive behavioral planning and intervention is my passion, I also work with i...

This is Auslyn Thomas's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
LPC-MHSP,RPT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

“Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning to live your life the way you choose.” – Baljeal Madaan. I am your team player in achieving the freedom you desire no matter what that may be. I work with the strengths you bring and build from there. I meet you where you are and together we will find a healthy and strong path for your future. Hello, My name is Auslyn Thomas, LPC-MHSP. I am a licensed professional counselor in Tennessee. I have over...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 45

Michael Phoenix has been a professional counselor since 1975. He is an ordained clergyman in the Presbyterian Church and holds the Doctorate in Ecumenics and Comparative Religions. He has been a licensed social worker and director of several social service agencies. His counseling specialties include, treatment for depression, vocational guidance, post rehab. addictions counseling, life coaching, grief, mid-life crisis, and helping people find their way through in depth explorations concerning spirituality. He holds advanced degrees from Princeton and Southern Ill...

This is Dr. John Slate's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
PhD,LPC,MHSP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 45

I have been a counselor for over 45 years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Mental Health Service Provider with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. My specialty areas include: working with adult children of dysfunctional families, addictions, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationships, domestic violence, obsessive disorders, and schizophrenia. I have worked in a state-run mental health hospital, in an addiction treatment center, and in non-profit organizations. I recently worked as the clinical manager over two locations of 12 clinicians in private pract...

This is Kelly Sheets's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
LPC-MHSP
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider (LPC-MHSP) in TN. I have over 5+ years of experience in treating PTSD, specifically combat-related; substance use disorder; borderline personality disorder in men primarily; OCD; and other issues typically found in a mental health setting. I've spent the majority of my career working in a residential alcohol and drug program, which afforded me the opportunity to work with co-morbid disorders/issues that feed into addiction. I have assisted people in confronting personality issues, trauma, an...

This is Ashley  Dortch's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
LMSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 6

I am dedicated to helping my clients build bridges to a healthier, happier life. Are you going through a big change? Life calls us into constant change. Whether planned and joyful or unexpected and grief filled: changes in relationships; parenting; or career - they take their toll on each of us. Healing through grieving, stretching, adjusting, and growing can be blocked when you feel overwhelming emotions, when you are fearful and avoidant of what is to come, and when you simply don't know how to move ahead. I listen to, support, and teach my clients to help reduc...

This is Tonya Wacker's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
LPCC
Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Have you been struggling with finding peace of mind? Are you tired of hunting for happiness and feel like living life every day has become a struggle? Have stress and anxiety taken over your life? Do you feel like things or relationships in your past, are casting a shadow on your future? Have you forgotten or are struggling to find what is unique, special and wonderful about you? Counseling may be the answer to helping you discover who are, what you want to become and develop a plan to build a brighter future. In a society where we are judged by differences and...

This is Caleb Grosse's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
LPC
Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with 5 years of counseling experience and 10 years of working in the helping profession. I have worked with clients with concerns that include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and life and career goals. I approach therapy with the idea that collaboration between the client and myself will lead to growth and healing. I have experience in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. With that being the case, my approach ...

This is Dr. Brindi Streufert's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
PsyD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Dr. Brindi Streufert, and I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the states of Nebraska, Tennessee, and Arkansas. I earned my Master of Arts (MA) and Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. I completed my postdoctoral fellowship in Primary Care Psychology at Access Community Health Centers in Madison, Wisconsin. I have been practicing integrated behavioral healthcare, using the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model since 2013. I am credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. M...

This is Regina Abston's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Regina has worked with children, adults and families as a medical social worker and as an Employee Assistant Program counselor . She has many years of experience as a Crisis Specialist, who works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal and homicidal thoughts. She is passionate about the work she does and strives to motivate her clients to overcome different situations.

This is Debbie Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is William  Graham 's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in TN with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients 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!

This is Artice Carter's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Tennessee with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Tess Sikma 's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Tennessee with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Elizabeth DeVaughn's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (TN) and trauma/somatic/relationship/codependency specialist with 15+ years of experience in the mental health field. I've owned and operated my private therapeutic practice in Nashville, TN since 2013. My specialty is in helping my clients heal old, trauma-based relationship patterns at the nervous system level, where true change actually occurs. No more reenacting the same relationship patterns over and over. You are fully capable of having the most safe, loving, joyful relationships possible. I would love to...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Tennessee with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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 a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Desiree Williams's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Tennessee with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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 a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Jan Stewart's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 36

I am licensed in Tennessee with 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Heather Carver's avatar and link to their profile
Tennessee
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

My passion for working with individuals (children, adolescents, and adults of all ages) is rooted in my faith in God. I utilize skills, tools, and techniques in a modern "human to human" approach to help my clients find their hope and passion for life. Whether you have abuse & trauma, anxiety, ADHD, child and adolescent issues, depression, divorce recovery, eating disorder, grief & loss, parenting struggles, self-esteem, or social skills, assisting you in finding hope, I consider a divine appointment. I like to think of myself as a "down-to-earth" counselor. I pr...

How Can Therapists In Tennessee Support You?

therapist in Tennessee can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 3973341 people live in Tennessee, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in Tennessee may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Tennessee Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Tennessee, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Tennessee may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Tennessee can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.