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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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Jessica Barry

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Northeast Tennessee. As a therapist, I believe in using a person centered approach above any other treatment modality. Models, theories, and frameworks are an important part of therapy, but what's most important is the working relationship between client and treatment provider. Clients each have their own path to recovery, and I will do my best to accommodate your needs or preferences. I enjoy working with a variety of individuals with a wide array of life stressors, including specialized training with mothers experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. No matter the situation I will work with you to explore, articulate, and strategize so that you may find a path forward.

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Larry Ivery

Offering therapy in TN
License: Doctor of Ministry,LPC_MHSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

My name is Larry Ivery, Sr. and I am a Licensed Practicing Counselor with the Mental Health Services Provider designation. I also have a small private practice as well as doing adjunct teaching for in the graduate program for a Christian University. I believe in the development of the therapeutic relationship and I am very approachable. My focus is with those who have depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, or have experienced other trauma issues in their lives. My treatment approaches are CBT, EMDR, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing. I do group counseling as well. I tailor treatment to the specific needs of each client.

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Candace Copeland

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hello! If you are here seeking counseling to overcome a personal struggle, help coping with a life circumstance, or just need warm encouragement as you work towards finding contentment in your life, you are in good company! Counseling is a resource that helps individuals achieve confidence in living the life they love, support for developing healthier relationships, and education for obtaining positive coping skills to navigate life's ups and downs. Whatever the reason you are here, welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor with 3+ years experience. I have worked in residential and outpatient settings treating both mental health issues and addictions. I have ample experience conducting individual sessions, couples sessions, family sessions, and group sessions. I have worked with a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety (mild-severe), and stress. I also have ample experience with addictions, behavioral health issues, and relationship struggles. My most commonly used therapeutic approaches are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. My personal style is a warm, laid-back, non-judgmental, non-superior style approach. I incorporate validation and empathy as I listen to each client tell their stories. I believe most individuals seeking counseling hold a universal goal which is TO BE HEARD. And I am more than happy to listen! I use therapeutic tools and techniques that specifically stem from each client's individual strengths and skills. I mirror clients' personal capabilities and resilience to offer present-day solutions to their current struggles or obstacles. I thrive on offering empowerment and affirmation to boost confidence and life-sustaining change. I move at the client's directed pace and offer a safe place to share and to find healing. I know how nerve-racking taking that first step with counseling can be so please know it is OK to go slow with therapy! "Get your feet wet" to see how therapy works for you. I am here to listen to you whenever you are ready!

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Ronald Lawler

Offering therapy in TN
License: Licensed Professional Counselor
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

We all go through difficult times. Sometimes we go through circumstances that put us in emotional crucibles that need to be nurtured, explored and worked through. Are you feeling overwhelmed or dominated by a circumstance in your life? Are you in a circumstance with your spouse or children that seems to be taking a lot of energy, consequently causing other areas in your life to be compromised? I specialize in working with individuals and families in transition. I also have significant experience working with individuals that have issues with addictions, depression, anxiety, and spiritual conflict. I have a direct, nonjudgmental approach in therapy, assisting my clients with finding practical methods to facilitate healing and growth. Treatment has to be individualized and progressive. Change is a process, not an event. I will walk with you through the process. My goal is to empower individuals and families to live more abundantly.

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Vickie Daugherty

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the state of Tennessee and obtained my education through the University of Tennessee. I have been in the mental health/social service field for 30 years in a variety of job roles: case management, research, crisis work and consulting. Five years ago, I retired and opened my own private practice. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused counseling in my private practice. I work with variety of issues ranging from anxiety to depression, occ, adhd and work with people that is on the specturm. I also teach problem solving skills and attempt empower my clients to think outside of the box. My primary counseling focus is working with families, individuals experiencing emotional stress and struggles as well as families with children having special needs or behavioral issues. I enjoy helping clients with life stressors and transitions. We will explore interventions that help you accomplish your goals which is the most important part of your recovery. Even though I am a faith-based therapist, I am opened minded and use a nonjudgmental approach with all clients. I am easily approachable and have wonderful listening skills. In your sessions we will focus on problem solving and finding solutions . I believe everyone should be treated with compassion and respect. Together we can find solutions to your problems by developing a plan of action that fits your needs. Vickie Daugherty LCSW

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Aaron Free

Offering therapy in TN
License: MS,LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I specialize in SAFE EMDR, a mind/body approach to healing. Through this modality, I will assist you in getting to the root of your concerns and engage your body’s natural inclination to heal. I also specialize in Present Moment Awareness. This is a type of mindfulness that assists in noticing the fullness of the present.

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Stephanie Gwynn

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

Let me take a second to introduce myself. I received my bachelors in psychology at Western Carolina University and then attended Walden University to obtain my masters in clinical mental health counseling. My therapeutic approach is Holistic and Person Centered, as I believe that you are expert on your life, and you are inherently driven toward growth and self-actualization. My role as a therapist, is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, empathic, and welcoming space for you, regardless of your sex, age, race, culture, religious beliefs, or disability. I was trained to help you figure out what is best for you, rather than giving direct advice or telling you what to do, however, I will be there to guide you along the way. We will work collaboratively to identify skills that are beneficial for you during challenging times. This approach will support growth in self-esteem, confidence, and the ability to regulate your emotions. During our sessions, we will discuss issues that you would like to work on or challenges you might be facing in life. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). These three therapeutic approaches help alleviate the challenges that come with trauma, PTSD, and personality disorders. The skills learned through DBT also assist with anxiety and depression. I will have you challenge negative thoughts and look at other ways to view issues or situations and learn to utilize healthy coping skills. I also like to incorporate mindfulness skills, such as guided meditations, worksheets, practice, and suggested reading. We can discuss therapeutic options that you are interested in when we meet. I am excited for you to reach out for support and I look forward to working with you to help you reach your therapeutic goals! "There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; Not going all the way, and not starting." -Buddha I am proud of you for starting!

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Linda Wilcox

Offering therapy in TN
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepression
5 years of experience

I specialize in working with adults and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and stress issues. I want you to know that there is always hope. I provide an empathetic, supportive, and safe environment for my clients to grow and heal. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish), licensed mental health clinician with five years of counseling experience. My passion is to help facilitate change in your life. We begin by working together to build a strong therapeutic relationship. This is one of the most important factors in effective counseling. I believe in being open, accepting, caring, and genuine. My goal is to elevate hope and help you to live your best life possible. You Can Do This, You Can Reach Your Goals, There Is Hope! My treatment approach offers a personalized treatment plan that provides evidence-based therapy and interventions tailored to meet your individual needs. I believe that each of our healing and growth journeys are unique. There are Brighter Days Ahead! I look forward to working with you.

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Shannon O'Donnell

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTEating disordersCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

I want to commend you on taking this first step to better your mental health. Taking that first step requires a lot of courage and is no small feat. My name is Shannon, I graduated with my Master of Science in Social Work in 2012 and have worked in various settings, assisting adults and youth with their struggles. My clients have been refugees, adults, children, teenagers and families. I have years of experience working with clients who are dealing with trauma and stress. I enjoy helping others navigate how their trauma has affected them and how to work through its impact. I find that road looks different for everyone, some clients find peace talking extensively about what happened, others process their past by looking at how it might be impacting their present life and going from there. I encourage clients to think outside of the box when it comes to managing their symptoms. Some clients find great relief in exploring ways to manage their symptoms by doing small tasks that they can easily fit into their daily routine. I utilize a practical approach to therapy. We all can come up with great ideas to better ourselves but if we don't have the time or energy to accomplish them, then that is not a good fit for us at present. I do not encourage clients to do things they cannot accomplish on their own. You are the best resource for knowing what will work for you and what will not. I am here to follow your lead but also to provide some general direction based on the goals you wish to accomplish. I typically utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Techniques, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques. My hope is to equip you with the tools you need to better your life. My ultimate goal is to always work myself out of a job, so that you no longer need my assistance to manage your symptoms. It might take a short time, it might take a long time, but you are here to give it time and I have no doubt that you will find success!

How to find counseling in Berry Hill

Finding the best therapist close by in Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill. 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 Berry Hill, 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 Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill, elsewhere in Davidson, 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 Berry Hill area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill, 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 Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill 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 37211 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 Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill 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 Berry Hill, 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.

Berry Hill 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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37204, 37211

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