Working with a therapist can help you learn to manage life's challenges and achieve more positive outcomes. If you’re interested in starting therapy, consider an online platform like BetterHelp.

With BetterHelp, you can get mental health care from a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, or other provider from the comfort of home at a time that works for your schedule. Plus, you can change therapists anytime for no fee until you find a provider with whom you have a successful therapeutic relationship. 

While BetterHelp does not currently provide group therapy, the providers on the platform have extensive experience providing individual therapy. A BetterHelp counselor can guide you through the therapeutic process and help you overcome a range of life difficulties, from managing the symptoms of bipolar disorder or mood disorders to improving low self-esteem.

If you’re looking for an online therapist, TN has many options. The following providers are licensed and qualified to provide online therapy across the state of Tennessee. Connect with a therapist below to start learning the coping strategies you need to navigate the challenges in your life.

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Tiffany Marks

Offering therapy in Tennessee
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hi, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked in our community for over 15 years with a diverse population. I have worked with individual and couples trying to figure out how to move forward. Sometimes we feel stuck and have a hard time trying to figure out our life's struggles. I enjoy working with individual's and couples on making decisions that can change their lives through counseling. I have worked with individual's and couples who struggle with personal and professional issues. Dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, communication, and learning to express their thoughts and feelings is just some of the topics we have focused on. Some of the therapeutic treatments used are cognitive-behavior therapy, behavior modification, trauma-focused CBT, and solution focused therapy. It is important to help identify individuals’ strengths, needs and goals to create opportunities that will empower and guide individuals through self-growth. I am a professional that is caring, a good listener, compassionate and nonjudgmental. It’s my hope to provide an environment that demonstrate professionalism and respect for all individuals and couples I meet. Thank you for reaching out and making one of the best decisions you can make in changing your life!

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Elizabeth Dick

Offering therapy in Tennessee
License: LCSW,MDiv
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
3 years of experience

Hello. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who has worked for years with clients who are experiencing life transitions and changes, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, and crises in meaning. I have also worked with clients with infertility, bipolar disorder, and spirituality issues. My style is warm and open to all that you bring to our work together. I believe strongly that each of us holds the solutions we seek on our journey. I welcome the opportunity to accompany you on your search. My approach includes combining narrative, internal family systems, solution focused, client-centered and cognitive behavioural therapies to best suit the dialog between us. It takes great courage and hope to reach out for answers. Congratulations on taking steps that can lead to change in your life. I look forward to working together with you!

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Christina Kunisch

Offering therapy in Tennessee
License: LCSW, MAC, CAMS - II
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience

Hello there! My name is Christina, and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. During the past decade of my professional practice, I have worked in a variety of care settings and different levels of care. My passion remains in providing individual therapy in a safe and healing space by joining with you on this journey. Whatever brings you into considering the therapy as a tool for improving your quality of life, my role is to create a space for exploring, questioning, learning, reducing distress, and building healthy coping skills to allow you to flourish. I have a great deal of experience with multiple mental health concerns. However, my areas of particular interest and skill, are anger management, addictions recovery, and recovery from the impact of traumatic stress. In our work, I offer different specialty therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Life Stress Reduction, Cognitive Therapies, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I look forward to meeting with you, hearing about what brings you to consider therapy, and how this process might fit into your healing journey.

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Sandra Beizaire

Offering therapy in Tennessee
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

About me Let me begin by commending YOU for your willingness to seek help. Too often people who are suffering with mental health concerns don't reach out for help because they feel as if their situation is hopeless . Hi my name is Sandra and I want to tell YOU, YOU are not alone. I have spent over a decade helping people whose lives have been derailed by mental issues such as grief, life stressors, trauma, crisis, addictions, suicidal tendencies, depression and anxiety, to name a few. I have worked with individuals who have experienced tremendous loss and pain, yet I have also been privileged to see some of these same individuals display tremendous resiliency, courage, faith and healing along their journey. I obtained my B.A in the field of Social Work from City University of New York at York College. Then relocated to Tennessee where I obtained my Masters of Social Work degree at Southern Adventist University. I have worked in diverse settings, with numerous individuals from various socioeconomic backgrounds, beliefs, gender and faith. I offer a supportive, caring, and empowering environment to meet the needs of each client. My ability to be empathetic, warm, compassionate and caring has proven to be a tremendous assess in therapeutic sessions. My greatest passion is to see people’s lives transformed and empowered as they achieve success with their desired goals. Specialties • Depression • Stress/Anxiety • Self Esteem • Effective Communication • Addictions Also experienced in: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Domestic Violence, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Coping with life changes, Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Adoption, Foster Care, Self-care, Young Adult issues. Clinical approaches include the following but not limited to: Psychosocial assessments Client Centered therapy Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) Interpersonal psychotherapy Motivational interviewing Solution focused therapy

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Victoria Bryant

Offering therapy in Tennessee
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I can use several interventions, such as; REBT, trauma informed therapy, and person centered therapy .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.

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Naomi Boothe

Offering therapy in Tennessee
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee and Georgia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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Shannon Hurst

Offering therapy in Tennessee
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over six years of professional work experience as a Clinician. I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work and have undergone extensive training in the outpatient setting. I have worked with clients with a wide range of challenges, most commonly issues pertaining to: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting, career challenges, self- esteem, confidence and trauma. I have experience in utilizing cognitive- behavioral therapy, trauma- focused cognitive behavioral therapy, trust- based relational interventions, parent- child interaction therapy, and motivational interviewing. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment! Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process!

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Melinda Bailes

Offering therapy in Tennessee
GriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
37 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 37 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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.

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Deborah Butler

Offering therapy in Tennessee
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
41 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 41 years of professional experience in a variety of work settings which required expertise in order to help others learn anxiety and stress management, conflict resolution, interpersonal effectiveness, feelings management, communication skills, decision making, goal setting processes, time management, assertiveness, and leadership skills. Regarding adults I specialize in women's issues. I have found that managing change (as in the transitions involved in career searches, new relationships, losses, aging, “empty nest”, etc.) are challenging and often involve learning new coping/effectiveness skills. I am a Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider in regard to virtual counseling and have found Telehealth can be very effective. Sessions are generally scheduled starting at 9am CST (10 am EST) with the last appointment at 6pm EST (5pm CST) on Tuesdays and Thursday with Saturday morning appointments available. There may be openings at the same hours on other weekdays arranged upon request. Messaging on your page is checked at least every other day and worksheets plus other Better Health resources are utilized as well as other articles as needed. Therapy is adapted to your needs and preferences-there are many strategies available and we need to find what works best for you. I look forward to going with you on your journey toward health and working on your goals! 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!

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Kimberly Corts

Offering therapy in Tennessee
License: LISW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
22 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with a variety of populations. My main areas of expertise include caregiver stress, grief, anxiety, phase of life transitions, and aging/geriatric issues. I take a collaborative approach to counseling where we incorporate both the skills and knowledge I’ve developed in my career and the experiences, values, and priorities that you bring to the partnership. I rely heavily on interventions based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. I am comfortable counseling from a Christian perspective when requested however it is not my standard approach. Most people describe me as calm, relaxed, easy-to-talk-to, and when appropriate, good for a laugh:) It’s important that my clients know that I will be respectful of their lives and experiences and have a strict “no judging” policy. When working with me, you will be respected, supported, encouraged, and challenged. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and help you to achieve your goals. - Kim

How can therapists in Tennessee support you?

Therapists 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 3,973,341 people live in Tennessee, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals 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?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Tennessee, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Tennessee support clients with varying issues, which 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 has over 35,000 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:

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. 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 counselor 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 professionals 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 an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. 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.

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