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Rachel Van Dyk

Offering therapy in TN
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Life can be so hard. I know that it takes great courage to ask for help. I consider it one of the greatest honors of my life to be able to walk alongside people in the midst of their struggles through the field of counseling. I received my Bachelor's in Psychology and Master's in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. I spent 5 years counseling female and male college students surrounding numerous struggles. I then counseled in a private practice setting for 2 years and saw adolescents through senior adults. I have nearly 3000 clinical face-to-face hours counseling people in need. I have helped clients with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Spiritual Concerns, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Conflict, and Family Issues. I typically include a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and/or Emotion Focused Therapy to enter into a client’s story. I assess the depth of pain and impact the client’s history has had on one's current affect, thought processes, and relationships. I then utilize various tools to help clients continue to move forward in forming healthier behaviors, emotional responses, self-talk, and relationships. My goal is to empower the client to make decisions that lead to a hope filled future.

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Kimberly Nave

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients helping them to learn how to cope with depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, life changes, and parenting problems. In addition, I have homeschooled over 24 years and am familiar with the challenges facing homeschool families. My counseling style is relaxed and compassionate, and I believe that communication and collaboration is important in the counseling relationship. I work hard to develop rapport to create a safe place for clients to be open and honest about their thoughts and feelings. My approach is based on my understanding of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-based therapy. As your counselor, I will work with you to develop goals that will help you to learn how to work through challenges you may face to have the life you desire. By seeking counseling, I believe you have strength and courage, which are necessary to create the changes you are looking for. If you are ready to take the steps to transform your life, I am here to work with you, encourage you, and empower you. I am looking forward to working with you!

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Juanita Gamache

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP, NCC, ACS
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
22 years of experience

"No shame or judgment" we all need a safe place to unpack our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. None of us gets through life without support, connection, and understanding. I want to create that place for you. I want to help you be understood, resource you with options, and be with you on your healing journey. Today is a new day. I look forward to talking with you and meeting you. Online virtual connecting by video or phone is a great way to feel safe, both physically and socially. With any digital video or audio device you can be in your car, at a park, at a cafe, or on your sofa and have instant connection with me-someone trained and licensed to help you process and sort out whatever uncertainties you may have. Step one is admitting you need help, that is your strength today. To walk toward life requires courage. Contact me. A three stranded cord is not easily broken: you, me, and your Faith!

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Shelonda Phillips-McDonald

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Tennessee with over 20 years of experience in the therapy field. I enjoy working with clients of all ages of 18-35 who need help navigating this obstacle course we call life when it presents with such issues as depression anxiety, anger, behavior problems, grief, stress, relational conflicts, and traumatic events. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Solution-Focused; Strength Based; and Motivational Interviewing to create a special individualize plan to meet the clients' needs. I believe the first step in the healing process for any issue is to be "heard" and have someone to listen to you. I provide a safe place for individuals to speak and begin the healing process. My goal is to provide a warm nuturing and accepting environment that meets the client where they are at.

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Virginia Winn-Cooper

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am originally from Reno Nevada. I have been licensed as a clinical social worker since 2012. I have vast experience with grief counseling, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, as well as caregiving. I have worked in dialysis and extensively with Alzheimer's. I prefer to use cognitive behavioral therapy and client centered therapy. I believe in the importance of journaling and focusing on the positive, rather than the negative; and in that I try to empower my clients in every way that I can.

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Jared Fuson

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

My name is Jared. I am independently licensed in Tennessee and Ohio and have over 10 years of clinical experience. I started my career in counseling after undergrad in 2012 and obtained my LPC-MHSP in 2020. My bachelor’s is in psychology and Master’s in therapy. I began in community mental health facilitating IOP substance abuse groups, individual therapy, & supervised DCS visits. Currently I am a full-time therapist in correctional mental health where I developed diagnostics & assessment skills, gained experience with substance abuse, & worked with different diagnosis: depression, anxiety, psychosis, & trauma. I look forward to working with you on this journey

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Jernica McNeil

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Together we got this! My name is Jernica McNeil, LPC. Through a collaborative approach, I thrive in assisting people address their areas of concern. You are the expert in your life and I am here to help you. I am a licensed mental health therapist (LPC) in the state of Georgia. I hold a Bachelor of Psychology from East Carolina University and a Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I provide services for individuals and couples. I use evidence-based treatment models including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Each therapeutic model helps address mental health issues & life changes including, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, parenting challenges, anger, and anxiety.

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Cynthia Cochran

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Kansas and Tennessee with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Chloe Levinson

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

Hello! My name is Chloe and I’m a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona. I have been practicing counseling for over five years, and have worked with a variety of populations in the mental health field for over 10 years. I most often use a person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy approach to help treat a variety of conditions and symptoms, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, interpersonal conflict, parenting, and career experiences. Person centered therapy provides unconditional, nonjudgmental, positive regard for clients. This means that I do not make assumptions about how things “should” be in your life, but rather we work together to explore options that makes sense for you specifically. Cognitive therapy explores how the way we think about thing impacts the way we feel about things. It then aims to replace negative thinking patterns with positive thinking patterns. While these are not the only approaches I use, I find that they tend to be the ones my clients gravitate toward and they tend to work! Prior to entering into mental health, I worked in corporate America. I am married, have two children, and several fur and feather creatures running around. I truly love and have a deep appreciation for the therapy process, and recognize how difficult things typically have to get in order for most people to seek help. As such, I already appreciate you being here and look forward to working with you!

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Danel Whitehead

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 ask for help, to take the first steps toward a change, and seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Auburntown

Finding the best therapist close by in Auburntown 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 Auburntown. 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 Auburntown, 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 Auburntown 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 Auburntown 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 Auburntown, elsewhere in Cannon, or in the greater state of Tennessee.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Auburntown 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 Auburntown 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 Auburntown may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of Tennessee 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 Auburntown, Tennessee 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 Auburntown 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 Auburntown 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 Auburntown 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 Auburntown 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 Auburntown 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 TN, 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 37016 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 Auburntown 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 Auburntown 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 Auburntown, Tennessee 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.

Auburntown 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 contact@betterhelp.com.

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.

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:

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