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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Tia Jackson

Offering therapy in Tennessee
License: LCSW,MBA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
27 years of experience

Greetings, my name is Tia Kyles Jackson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with children, youth and adults to help them deal with difficult, life changing events and mental health issues. I am dedicated to providing professional services that will improve the mental and emotional health and well being of individuals, by providing a boost in self-esteem, additional coping skills, or just another perspective on life. I promise to listen to you and use your life experiences to promote growth and development. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Southern University, my Master's of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Tennessee, and my Master's of Business Administration with a concentration in health care management from the University of Phoenix. I am currently licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Over the last 25 years I have provided individual, group and family therapy in various settings. In my practice I not only listen with my ears, but I believe empathic listening comes from the heart.

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Emily Hand

Offering therapy in Tennessee
License: LPC,MHSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee with 5 years of experience working with substance and behavioral addiction issues. In addition to this population I have also worked with clients with varying concerns including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, relationship issues, and parenting problems. I have focused a great deal of my training on helping those who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My approach in counseling is curious and interactive. I believe in meeting you where you are and will treat you with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I have found that one of my greatest joys is bearing witness to folks waking up to their inner strength, beauty, and resilience. My approach combines EMDR, rational emotive behavioral therapy, mindfulness interventions, and grief counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe your brain wants to heal just as your body does and is wired for you to have fulfillment and well-being, but that sometimes we get stuck in our difficult emotions or situations. It takes courage and curiosity to want to feel better and because you are seeking help means you are already on your way! If that means working with me, I will be honored to support and empower you. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Tia Jenice Morris

Offering therapy in Tennessee
License: MSW ,ACSW ,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri with 14 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients to address issues relating to depression, anxiety, life changes, relationship issues, and career challenges. Are you feeling: Apathetic? Confused? Tired, worn out? Misunderstood by others and yourself? See life as a bunch of "puzzle pieces"? If you feel any of these emotions, then it's time to make a change. I would be honored to help you take those "puzzle pieces" and empower you to create the mosaic masterpiece you are so ready to see manifest. In my role as a therapist, I am here to help my clients develop healthy ways of thinking about and dealing with the issues you have mentioned. It doesn’t necessarily mean that your circumstance will change, but how you view your circumstances will be crucial in the therapeutic process. I believe in meeting my clients where they are, which means finding out from the client what they believe their needs are and what they would like to focus on at this time. I also believe that clients should be able “pivot”, should their needs change during the course of therapy. The reason being is life is full of ebbs and flow and ever-changing. As situations and circumstances change, so do the needs of the client. The relationship between the client and the therapist is a crucial component to having a successful therapeutic process. As you take this step towards reclaiming and recreating the life you want, you should have someone you trust to work with you in getting your needs met. I am honored and humbled to walk on this journey with you!

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Pamela Hobson Jones

Offering therapy in Tennessee
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have a master's degree in Psychology with a concentration in Alcohol/Substance Abuse. I have been working in the mental health field for several years and have experience working adults and families who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, grief /loss, addiction, relationship concerns and other life experiences. My experience varies in different settings, as l have provided individual therapy in community mental health agencies and treatment facilities. I am committed to helping individuals learn how to build healthier relationship with themselves and others. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and core beliefs. I am passionate about people and their struggle with the roller coaster of life. I believe that each person has their own story that has shaped what they are currently experiencing. Through my work, l strive to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how life has impacted them, and create a new reality that is more fulfilling. I utilize an eclectic approach that includes Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, with an eye toward how people can use their support system, community resources, mindfulness and newly learned skills to live the kind of life they envision for themselves. Therapy comes in all shapes and sizes, but the bottom line is the same, Helping People Heal. l have a passion for healing and for putting clients first. If you are ready to take a step toward healing, I am here to guide, support and encourage you on this journey. I look forward to working with you! SPECIALTIES Addictions Anxiety Depression Grief/Loss Trauma Also Experienced: Christian/Spirituality, Anger Management, LGBTQ, Self Esteem, Abandonment, Relationship Issues, Domestic Violence, Mood Disorders CLINICAL APPROACHES: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client Centered Therapy , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Harm Reduction (HI), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).

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Laura Cartwright

Offering therapy in Tennessee
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & bipolar disorder. 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. 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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Natasha Leeth

Offering therapy in Tennessee
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and depression as well as life transitions including relationships and parenting issues. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jerylyn Bohlender

Offering therapy in Tennessee
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in California and Tennessee with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with 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. 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 Kelly

Offering therapy in Tennessee
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Welcome! I'm Deborah, and I'm thrilled to embark on this journey with you toward personal growth and fulfillment. As a mental health therapist, I bring a laid-back style and a genuine commitment to helping you uncover your strengths and achieve your goals. My approach to counseling is rooted in authenticity, compassion, and collaboration. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. Whether you're facing challenges, seeking clarity, or striving to reach your full potential, I'm here to support and empower you every step of the way. With a deep respect for each individual's unique journey, I tailor my therapeutic techniques to meet your specific needs and preferences. Together, we'll work to identify barriers, cultivate resilience, and cultivate meaningful changes that align with your values and aspirations. Above all, my goal is to see everyone I work with thrive and live their most authentic lives. I'm here to listen, guide, and cheer you on as you navigate life's ups and downs, and I look forward to accompanying you on this transformative path. Let's embark on this journey together and unlock the incredible potential that lies within you.

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Lolitia Medley

Offering therapy in Tennessee
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years of work practice. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, low motivation, low self esteem, and low confidence. 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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Carisa Powell

Offering therapy in Tennessee
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, depression, anger management, career issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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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