Depression is the top reason for disability in the United States and can wreak havoc on your life as well as your family’s. Some days you may not be able to go to work and others you may not even want to get out of bed. There are some great counselors around Alcoa, Tennessee who can help with depression and other mental health conditions.

Alcoa was incorporated in 1919 but was previously known as North Maryville. The city is known for its gorgeous views of the Great Smokey Mountains including the Chilhowee Mountain by the Little River and Tennessee River. Talk to a counselor in the Alcoa area about getting treatment so you can get out and enjoy the mountains.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdD, NCC, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Welcome! I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and I hold a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision (EdD) with over 18 years of experience in counseling individuals, couples, families and adolescents. My counseling style is compassionate, warm, empathetic and behaviorally focused. I tailor my sessions based on the needs of my client, utilizing a collaborative approach to therapy. I also understand how personal and sometimes overwhelming the therapeutic process can be. However, I am here to help guide you in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 19

Therapy does actually work! Many people reading this will probably be asking themselves about the truth of that statement. I am a therapist licensed as a clinical social worker in PA, and I seriously enjoy partnering with people for change. I have worked in mental health for about 20 years, within the U.S. as well as abroad. My counseling style is interactive and authentic. I believe in treating others with respect, compassion, and truth. I recognize that labels do not always help. I appreciate that each individual is made up of complex parts that work ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am a licensed Psychotherapist and have practice therapy in the greater Memphis area for more than 17 years. I have 25 years of successful marriage and being a parent to three beautiful human beings with all of their challenges. I have taught as an Adjunct Professor both in Texas and Tennessee. I am consider an Eclectic Therapist, due to the variety of therapeutic approaches use in order to assist my client achieve and maintain a holistic and balance lifestyle. I am empathic, compassionate, understanding, and committee to seeing you through this challenging t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, let me take a moment to congratulate you on taking your first step towards healing and this is a journey that I am willing to take with you. My name is Winzetta Jenkins but I prefer to be called Wendy, and I am a LCSW. I have 20 plus years working in the Social Work profession. I have experience working with a diverse population. I have knowledge and experience with geriatrics, homelessness, survivors of human trafficking and intimate partner violence. My therapeutic style is fused with compassion and empathy. I will provide you with a safe non-judgmenta...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed professional therapist, licensed in the state of Tennessee. I have provided counseling in community mental health, academic and medical settings. I have worked with diverse clients facing phase of life challenges, anxiety, depression, divorce, relationship issues, parent and child conflict, trauma and grief. No matter the setting or the client my goal is to listen, meet you where you are, understand your goals and provide support on your journey. I believe your past shapes the present but does not have to define your future. I use an integrative ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Lcsw
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management
Years of Experience: 12

I am here to help people be their best self! My expertise lies with treatment of individuals – particularly adolescents and adults– to cope with a variety of issues. I have been practicing for 15 years helping clients and families cope with relational problems, domestic violence, disordered eating patterns and substance abuse. My experience has encompassed grief and/or loss, trauma, emotional regulation and behavioral issues. I enjoy working with people who feel “stuck” in their current lifestyle, and strive to provide them with helpful remedies to cope and impro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

Hello, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified EMDR Therapist whose desire is to see you thrive and live joyfully. Many of my clients have journeyed through depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, spiritual growth issues and more but have overcome those challenges to live passionately and victoriously. Therapeutic modalities include but are not limited to EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Bible Based Counseling. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to begin this journey together. May God bless you and ke...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT 106692,LMFT 1717
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, let me introduce myself. I have been working in the mental health field for over 9 years. I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2018, and I have licenses in Tennessee and California. My therapy style would be described as warm, with acceptance and understanding. Treating all clients with the respect, compassion, empathy, and positive regard. Incorporating a clients life experiences, personal beliefs and values, and their perspective into treatment and assisting in building insight and skills to handle any concern or opportunity. M...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Tennessee with 25 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,J Brooks Cooper
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 46

I am a LCSW from Tennessee with forty six years of experience in providing therapy to a wide range of clients . These patients have suffered from depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, LGBT issues, and trauma as well as numerous other issues. If you chose to speak to me , you will find it a judgement free zone regardless of the situation. I consider myself almost" shock free" so don't hesitate to be as open as you feel comfortable. I am here to provide different perspectives and help you determine your next steps. Like most therapists, I use a mixture of therapy...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Tennessee with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, depression, grief & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LPCC,MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hey folks!I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider in Tennessee. My passion for therapy began after realizing I was helping many clients with the similar concerns related to identity confusion, limited self-awareness, and low self-confidence. I realized I could reach out to more people using different forums and saw an opportunity to help more people than I could ever hope to see in individual sessions face to face. There just aren’t enough hours in the week! My therapy style is warm, supportive, interactive, validating, and empowerin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Tennessee with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. For the past decade, I have worked with the adolescents population in an intensive group therapy setting. I love what I do and making a difference in these kids’ lives. 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 fulf...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Tennessee with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Judy Harville's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Tennessee with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, traumatic experiences, and anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My desire is to provide a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and provide therapeutic interventions that influence change. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have been a clinician for 25 years and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois as well as the State of Tennessee. I have both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Illinois Social Work, Urbana, IL. I provide counseling and assessment for adults and have extensive experience working with elderly and Veteran individuals with diverse and complicated issues. I have experience in helping clients coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe in treating ev...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hey there! I am a licensed professional counselor living in Tennessee with 3 years of professional work experience. I work with a wide range of clients to do things like explore the impact of their childhood (many of us weren't able to genuinely express ourselves), understand and work with their depression and anxiety, navigate difficult family dynamics, and discovering their authentic self. I use a variety of modalities, but specialize in Internal Family Systems and EMDR therapies (don't worry if you're not sure what these are). Know that it's my job to make sure...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Tennessee with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alcoa, Tennessee (Alcoa, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

As a mental health professional with many years of biomedical research experience, I have a deeper understanding about the neuro-developmental mechanisms underlying trauma, addiction, and mental health disorders. I believe that our body and mind are naturally programmed to heal itself IF appropriate type of therapies are combined with genuine human compassion. Through my therapy sessions, I help individuals to heal their past traumas and negative core beliefs so they can overcome their dysfunctional thinking style, unhealthy coping habits, and other mental health ...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Alcoa?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Alcoa area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Alcoa and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Alcoa or elsewhere in Blount or the state of Tennessee.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Alcoa therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Alcoa due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Tennessee may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Alcoa and elsewhere throughout the state of Tennessee you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Alcoa to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Alcoa, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Alcoa, TN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 37777 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Alcoa:

37701, 37777, 37804

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. 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.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.