As we get older, our bodies can start getting slower and our minds are not as sharp as they once were. However, some people start losing memory faster than normal and cannot seem to function properly. If you or someone you love is feeling more confused or forgetful than usual, it may be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Thankfully, there are many Bristol based counselors who are trained in these and other illnesses. 

Bristol is called the birthplace of country music and its motto is “a good place to live.” However, if you are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, enjoying country music or a good place to live is more difficult. If you think you or someone you know may be suffering from one of these or another mental health condition, talk to one of the counselors in Bristol today. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, MPH
Therapy Specialties: LGBT
Years of Experience: 8

I earned a Masters in Social Work and Masters in Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans. I have specialized in working with people living with HIV work through mood disorders, trauma and family conflict for the past eight years. I draw from cognitive-behavioral, Rogerian and solution-focused theories. I focus on your current concerns and work with you to develop strategies to cope with your current situation. My goal is to listen empathically to ensure you feel supported and provide feedback and suggestions when appropriate. Former clients h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC-MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome! Whatever has brought you here, I am so grateful you are looking for the support you deserve. We all face struggles in life, but every struggle is an opportunity to grow. I am a licensed counselor in Tennessee with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, life transitions, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and encouraging. I believe that you deserve respect for seeking hel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hi- My name is Neesha Roberts and I've been in Nashville for 4+ years by way of New York City, (although I was raised in Alabama). I've been fortunate to gain experience in juvenile detention and K-12 schools, with the most experience in intensive in-home counseling for foster and birth families. When people are ready to do the work they always get better. Motivation is key! However, it's okay if you don't think you're ready but just want to test it out. Whatever you're reasons are, they're valid. My treatment approach is varied, but most of the time I vie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

* Women's Counseling* Hi there! My name is Betsy Petersen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing women's counseling services. I received my education from the University of Tennessee and have been working in the mental health field since 2014. I strive to bring an empathetic and motivated approach to women's therapy to explore all areas of life that affect the person and their environment. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Client-Centered Therapy as a starting point, but also integrate other techniques that match clients’ needs...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,M.Ed.
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 18

My passion is working with clients seeking to overcome challenges and to deal with the adverse effects of addictions, abuse, trauma, transitions and all kinds of grief/loss. I believe that all people deserve to obtain the tools to overcome these challenges in a way that leaves them feeling empowered and independent. As a LCSW and M.Ed. with 20 years of experience, I am highly trained to integrate sound clinical interventions that utilize compassion, relationship-building and a gentle approach. I adhere to the belief that, "Nobody's story is too painful to be he...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW ,LCSW,CSAT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee and Kentucky and I have 30 years of experience working with individuals I understand that seeking help can be an anxiety-provoking situation and I am dedicated to treating each person with respect and compassion, so that you can reach your interpersonal goals quickly. I am also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and use evidenced based assessment methods and treatment strategies to help individuals quickly establish sobriety and begin the recovery process. I am a directive therapist and I will...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello and Welcome! Are you tired of trying to resolve problems and issues life has thrown at you, tired of friends and family offering advice or struggling alone with things that seem overwhelming? The reason I became a social worker and progressed to being a therapist is because of my own life experiences. I joined the military out of high school to escape. After three years I came back to the same places and people that I had run away from. I enrolled in college and started counseling with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who changed my life. Sh...

This is Franklin Cardona's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MDiV. PhDLPCMHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hi! I am a licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider with twenty years experience. My approach is to use my congenial and positive disposition in building a therapeutic alliance. It has been useful and practical to use an eclectic approach in therapy. I have utilized cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational therapy, client centered therapy, and EMDR therapy. My PhD in Education from Michigan State University emphasized conflict management, which has been beneficial for clients with individual and interpersonal conflicts. I am a m...

This is Amanda Loker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP, NCC, CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation licensed in Tennessee with over 4 years of experience. I am a National Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including struggling with addiction issues, depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, and trauma. I have helped many people who have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. My counseling style focuses on rapport building and meeting the client where they are at in a non...

This is Cherilyn Padgett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 6

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, an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 11

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been working as a therapist since 2012. My experience as a therapist includes working with adults, couples, families, and adolescents in an office setting as well as online. I have worked in an outpatient setting as well as in residential. I have assisted clients with a wide range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, interpersonal issues, adjustment issues, relationship and parenting issues, crisis, and teen concerns. In my work with clients, I use some leading psychological...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MPA,MSSA,LCSW, ABD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Kentucky, but also licensed in Tennessee and Florida with 6 years' experience working with people making change in their life. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths-based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I believe that you have the ability to rewrite your...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Tennessee with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I can use several interventions, such as; REBT, trauma informed therapy, person centered therapy and EMDR.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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that proce...

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

I am licensed in Tennessee with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, depression, grief & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Necole Richardson 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LPCC,MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed as a LCSW with the State of Tennessee. I have 15 years of professional work experience. I have 8 years of experience working with adults with a focus area of anxiety, depression, coping with grief/loss, trauma/abuse, crisis intervention, history of suicidal ideations, and coping with addictions. I have worked in an outpatient mental health agency and residential treatment programs. 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. Everyday is a new opportuni...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Come as you are! I am happy to meet you and see how we may be able to work together to help you meet whatever goals you have for yourself. You have strengths & abilities; my hope is to help you tap into them so you can live your happiest, best, and most fulfilling life! I am a social worker by background and have worked as a therapist (LCSW) for 10 years. I have a wide variety of experience with folks dealing with just about every topic from depression, anxiety, grief, or even just life changes. I have an eclectic style, using primarily person centered, motiva...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Virginia and Tennessee with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I was trained as a generalist and have practiced as such for most of my career. I have experience helping people of all ages from many different backgrounds with a variety of presenting problems in quite a few different settings. However, I have the most experience working with adults to manage their stress in order to reduce anxiety and depression. I typically approach counseling, first and foremost, from a person-centered perspective. That means I believe you are the ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Bristol, TN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 37625 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

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

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

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

37618, 37620, 37621, 37625

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

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

Are Therapists Worth It?

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

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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