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Dr. Terri Lechnyr

Offering therapy in TN
License: Ph.D., LCSW,PLLC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteem
19 years of experience

Do you struggle with codependency or are a people pleaser? Do you have an Anxious attachment style and struggle with relationships? Do you tend to have racing thoughts and have trouble relaxing? You are not alone now- I will work with you to be happy, calm, confident, and rock your own life! I love helping those who want to step away from societal expectations of what they ‘should be’ doing and take power back to be their authentic self. Clients say they appreciate my energy, kindness and straight forward insight. I look forward to talking with you!

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Brian Edwards

Offering therapy in TN
License: MA,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
31 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in Tennessee with more than 25 years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, as well as pastoral care and counseling to young people and their families in an educational setting. I have vast experience working with clients who have depression, anxiety, relationship problems, difficulty in parenting, as well as faith-based issues. I strive to be warm and interactive as a counselor. I treat my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is client-centered, but I draw upon an eclectic array of tools to assist clients reach the healthy goals they set for themselves. I hold a Masters degree in Social Work. It takes a lot of courage to seek change, but in doing so you will discover a more fulfilling and joyful life. If you are ready to take that step, then I am here to assist you. I look forward to working with you!

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Denise Adeline Muse

Offering therapy in TN
License: L.C.S.W.
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

Hi, and welcome to the Better Help community! My name is Denise Muse, and I work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) in the state of Tennessee. I have had 20 years of experience providing counseling for adults and teenagers who are experiencing a wide range of life challenges. My practice style is client centered, non-judgmental, collaborative and strengths based. My favorite methodologies are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Grief Support and Authentic Happiness. I am certified in providing EMDR. It takes courage to seek help with life’s challenges, and I would be honored to partner with you in your journey toward achieving your goals. I look forward to working with you, and celebrating your successes!

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Joe Gossage

Offering therapy in TN
License: M.A. , LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
17 years of experience

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) having many years of experience, I have realized that client goals and outcome expectations can differ as much as therapeutic approaches. I use many different therapies in my work with couples and individuals, but I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy more than any other therapies. My belief is that treatments must be designed and implemented in collaboration with the couple or individual being counseled. Therefore, my goal is to provide the program and treatment that my patients are comfortable with, which may result in greater progress, in a shorter amount of time, resulting in fewer sessions. My specialties include marital and family issues as well as treatment for anxiety and stress related disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I also treat those patients having Anger Management and negative self image issues. In my private practice I have had countless successful outcomes with clients of all ages, but especially with adult couples and adult individuals. I truly believe I can help you or your loved ones build more positive and fulfilling futures. Please join with me in helping you to reach for , and achieve, a more positive and desirable lifestyle.

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Kelly Sheets

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
AddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorder
6 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider (LPC-MHSP) in TN. I have over 5+ years of experience in treating PTSD, specifically combat-related; substance use disorder; borderline personality disorder in men primarily; OCD; and other issues typically found in a mental health setting. I've spent the majority of my career working in a residential alcohol and drug program, which afforded me the opportunity to work with co-morbid disorders/issues that feed into addiction. I have assisted people in confronting personality issues, trauma, and have helped clients learn to balance their intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. I am also actively involved in research in a university setting. I received a Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from East Tennessee State University. My therapy style is highly conversational and casual with a primary foundation in Existential therapy. I utilize other modalities as needed or as is appropriate to the individual and situation. I have a background in social psychology, which I find beneficial during therapy as the principles are often at the core of many behaviors and attitudes/beliefs. Understanding social psychological theories and how they present within individuals serves to normalize our human experiences by showing that we are not alone. I believe that every individual knows the best way to live their lives, but sometimes may need someone to provide insight, guidance, or serve as a sounding board for thought processes/emotions/fears. I have a specific interest and a research background in PTSD surrounding combat. Seeking help in general, but especially following a traumatic event, is courageous. The first step is reaching out and I am here to assist you in this experience.

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Dr. Gwendolyn Drake

Offering therapy in TN
License: PsyD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I believe that a sense of compassion is essential in dealing with life's challenges, and I take my work and my clients seriously. Seeking help is difficult enough, and it's my job to make the process easier by offering my clients a warm, empathic, and safe place to address their challenges and concerns. If you are struggling with a particular issue, or simply looking for a safe place to express yourself, I'm excited to begin the process with you. I am a clinical psychologist with 17 years of experience, and am currently licensed in Virginia, Tennessee and Arkansas. I was excited to join the BetterHelp team because I have always believed that mental health services are more effective in a range of formats, and in a manner that makes them accessible anytime and anywhere. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, stress and adjusting to many of the challenges life throws our way. I utilize a client-centered approach (meaning that YOU are the expert on you) that will allow you to identify your own strengths and resources, as well as cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based and dialectical behavior therapeutic approaches. I look forward to speaking with you!

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Dr. Lawanda Hall

Offering therapy in TN
License: DBH,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am Dr. Lawanda Hall, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with people experiencing difficulty with life stressors. I hold a doctorate in Behavioral Health and utilize multiple therapeutic techniques to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. During the therapeutic process, I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental space as we work together to help strengthen awareness, and increase personal growth and healing within yourself and in your relationships. My role is to guide and support you as you develop the confidence and skills necessary to live your best life. I specialize in the following areas: Stress, Anxiety Depression Disability and Health Concerns Caregiver Stress Family/Relationship Conflicts Multicultural Concerns Coping with Life Changes I applaud you for investing in yourself by prioritizing your mental health. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

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Joyce Mink

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Clarissa Davis

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & career difficulties. 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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Hannah Keefer

Offering therapy in TN
AddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with over 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. My educational background is Social Work, so my training has prepared me to use a strengths-based approach rooted in empathy, understanding, and collaboration. I believe that each individual is the expert of their own life, and my role is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your experiences, challenges, and goals.

How to find counseling in Bells

Finding the best therapist close by in Bells 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 Bells. 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 Bells, 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 Bells 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 Bells 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 Bells, elsewhere in Crockett, 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 Bells area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bells 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 Bells 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 Bells 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 Bells, 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 Bells 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 Bells 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 Bells 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 Bells 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 Bells 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 38006 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 Bells 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 Bells 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 Bells, 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.

Bells 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.

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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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