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Lisa May

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

Hello, my name is Lisa May. First thing to know about me is I am a very down to earth but a professional counselor and will take your issue serious. I have been working in and around the field of therapy since 2002 and before that I worked in Social Work since 1996. I am originally from Kentucky where I had my own private practice for a couple of years before moving to Tennessee. I have worked with a variety of different issues such as grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction just to name a few, however those are the issues I feel I work best with and have the most experience with. I love what I do and will probably do this until I retire. I enjoy becoming part of a person's journey to healing and watch as they grow into a brighter and better future for themselves and their loved ones. If you are interested in knowing more about me please click on my name above your message. I look forward to working with you.

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Leah Walker

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP,LPCC-S,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
6 years of experience

Hello! My name is Leah Walker. I am a therapist in Kentucky, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia with 10 years of experience. I earned my Masters Degree from Austin Peay University in 2014. I have worked with a variety of populations, including incarcerated, inpatient, outpatient, military, families, adolescents, and children. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, mood disorders and military-related issues. I have also worked with clients who struggle with stress, loss, abuse/neglect, and the frustrations of life. I describe my style of counseling as empathetic, client-centered, collaborative, and goal-oriented. I have experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavior Therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. However, I meet the client where they are at. I tailor my counseling style to the client's needs. I will tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Everyone deserves to have someone to talk to who provides a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental environment. I would love to work with you to help achieve your goals.

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Christina Kunisch

Offering therapy in TN
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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Dr. Porche Wynn

Offering therapy in TN
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Dr. Porche Wynn. I earned a PhD from the University of Tennessee in 2010 and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. For the past twelve years, my passion has focused on helping facilitate personal growth across individuals, families, and couples. My primary focus is helping you communicate your needs without feeling judged or alone. I hope to help you gain the coping skills necessary to deal with the everyday and ever-growing stressors of daily life. I practice using a variety of skills and evidence-based models. Over the past twelve years I have worked with issues related to: race, trauma, relationships, identity, anxiety, depression, and addictions. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT), Parent Child Interaction Training (PCIT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). I understand how each person has a unique perspective to every situation and look forward to helping you process your perspectives. I work to incorporate a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere while working to gain your trust and build rapport. Access my schedule today so we can discuss how I can help you on your journey.

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Monica Jha

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hey there. I’m Monica. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with over 8 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have had the opportunity to work with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns including relationship issues, sexuality, stress and anxiety, spirituality, trauma, anger, and life transitions. I understand maneuvering your way through life's challenges can be difficult. You can be left feeling anxious, frustrated, lonely, or even angry when personal issues go unsolved. Know that you don't have to tackle life's problems on your own. As an individual, you are multifaceted and unique. To nourish your uniqueness, I use an approach that is holistic and integrative. I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-focused therapy, along with other therapeutic processes, to engage you as a whole-person – mind, body, and spirit. I provide a positive and safe therapeutic environment, holding space for you to freely express yourself as you begin your journey of self-discovery and healing. Every challenge you face, gives you an opportunity to deepen your sense of self and to choose how you want to experience life. You can create positive change in your life and learn how to thrive from the inside out. I’m here to help guide you through the process.

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Dr. Dayciaa Smith

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Wanda Woodward

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
18 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Tennessee with a graduate degree in counseling from Villanova University and doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University, with 20 years of mental health experience in outpatient, in-patient, partial hospitalization, and crisis services. I have experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma and sexual/physical/emotional abuse, and coping with grief and loss. My 15+ years in human resources management in major corporations provides me with extensive workplace knowledge and the ability to help clients maneuver through the high stress work environment today. Proving my clients with an open and safe environment to process thoughts and feelings, and to dialogue about solutions to the issues they face is very important to me. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. In addition, I have published 2 books titled, "The Anatomy of the Soul: An Authentic Psychology," and "The Human Soul: An Ontological Exegesis of Transcendence" in which I write about the Transcendent Psyche, my theoretical model of gender psychopathology, and includes my extensive knowledge of narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. My role is to assist you in your journey to healing and wholeness, and to be the best version of yourself.

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Matthew Tibbs

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 3 years of professional work experience. I completed a bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy, and a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from East Tennessee State University. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I primarily approach therapy from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) stance, but will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Andria Howard

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Mental Health Service Provider with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients in a community mental health setting with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. I have a recurring schedule weekly on BetterHelp, but I am also open to whatever works for your schedule if you let me know what you need. I am so excited to meet you and I look forward to working with you!

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Robert England

Offering therapy in TN
Parenting issuesAnger management
5 years of experience

Hello, I am Dr. Rob England, LMFT, PhD. I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues & anger management. 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.

How to find counseling in Bean Station

Finding the best therapist close by in Bean Station 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 Bean Station. 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 Bean Station, 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 Bean Station 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 Bean Station 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 Bean Station, elsewhere in Grainger, 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 Bean Station area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bean Station 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 Bean Station 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 Bean Station 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 Bean Station, 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 Bean Station 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 Bean Station 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 Bean Station 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 Bean Station 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 Bean Station 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 37708 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 Bean Station 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 Bean Station 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 Bean Station, 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.

Bean Station 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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