Brownsville is a wonderful town with a great history, founded in 1826 with a population of about 9500, and is known as the Heart of the Tennessee Delta. If you are struggling with heartache, depression, anxiety, or any other issue that you need to talk to someone about, there are some excellent counselors and therapists in the Brownsville area who can help.

No matter who you are and how strong you may be, we all need help sometimes. It is great to know that you can do things on your own, but it is also important that you know that in the Brownsville area, there are many mental health professionals who can give you a hand when it is needed.

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Rebecca Henry

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

I am an open-minded practitioner with a here-and-now focus who values warmth, unconditional positive regard, kindness, and understanding. I am a licensed independent clinician with more than 10 years in the social work field and mental health field. I have a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in social work from East TN State University. I have dedicated my life to the field of clinical social work. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and have a private practice . I have been a therapist within both outpatient and residential settings. My specialty is treating those with depression, anxiety, anger, and adjustment disorders. My treatment approach is set on the foundation of the patient centered therapeutic relationship with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I believe in helping others improve their lives through supportive listening, positive feedback, and offering helpful questioning designed to inspire change and instill hope. Autonomy is important in change while working within a collaboration. My role is to guide and support you in building the skills and confidence necessary to live your best life. I meet you where you are and build on your strengths and resources. My style is not always “easy”, as a CBT therapist helping clients identify/challenge faulty thought patterns and beliefs is important. Motivational Interviewing involves questioning designed to help clients discover discrepancies in their behaviors and their goals/wishes for themselves. This can sometimes push you past your comfort zone but with great consideration and emphasis given to your feelings. Oftentimes, clients aren't aware of what is holding them back and keeping them stuck in unhealthy patterns. I look forward to us working together in strengthen awareness, improving communication, increasing personal growth and nurturing healing.

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Tia Gitgood

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGrief
10 years of experience

I have seen first hand that life is hard. I have been encouraged to see the power of therapy across all settings and over all barriers. I have seen lives changed; I love my job. My name is Tia Gitgood. I am a Social Worker licensed in Michigan, Tennessee, and Georgia with over 10 years of experience. I have worked in various settings from in-home to community clinics. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. I utilize a mix of therapies. My priority is to help my client. I work to stay up to date on new research to ensure that if something can help, I know about it. I primarily utilize cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and motivational interviewing. I believe the whole person must be treated. If you are not your emotional best, your body will tell you. I would love to take this journey to healing with you when you are ready.

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Roger DeWilde

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to discover the answers that are needed to navigate life's challenges. It is important to be able to be known and feel heard. It is my desire to provide a safe non-judgmental space for individuals to work through the challenges they face. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee with over 5 years of experience practicing psychotherapy. I work with clients that have a wide variety of concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, and trauma. My work experience has been in private practice, group practice, and community mental health settings. I counsel clients that range in ages across the lifespan, but have recently focused on teens and adults. I use an eclectic approach to therapy utilizing various techniques that include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, solutions focused therapy, and person-centered therapy. I look forward to meeting you where you are at and coming along side of you to find hope and change in your life as we work towards meeting your goals!

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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 therapy to overcome a personal struggle, or are wanting help with learning how to cope with a life circumstance, or you’re just seeking warm encouragement as you work towards finding contentment in your life, you are in good company! Therapy is a great resource that helps individuals achieve confidence in living the life they love, support for developing healthier relationships, & education for obtaining coping skills & cognitive skills to navigate life's ups and downs or the mental health struggles you may find yourself experiencing. Whatever the reason you are here, welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC-MHSP) with 6+ years experience. I have worked in residential and outpatient settings treating both mental health issues and addictions. I have ample experience conducting individual 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 have ample experience with treating 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 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 & 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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Alexander Haney

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

Hello! My name is Alexander Haney and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Specialist and training in evidence-based practices. I primarily use Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention which focus on the unique needs of the individual. During my 5 years of experience, I have specialized experience in several areas including depression, OCD/anxiety, stress, and couples counseling. I enjoy working with individuals who are new to the therapy process and who are willing to work toward goals. Please consider, this process is NOT a one-off session - it is a course of treatment whereby you need to be committed to change and healing towards a happy more grounded and integrated future. Therapy is something you engage in, not something you receive and while like most things in life that are incredibly difficult to do, they tend to be the most fulfilling. My hope is that by the time you have gone through this process, you will have a really clear understanding of exactly who you are, what your struggles are, what you need and what you want while becoming empowered to go out and build a brilliant life worth living. Whilst integrated therapy works far quicker than long term analysis or counselling, I can offer both long-term and short-term therapy depending on your preferences and needs. Some clients like to continue therapy for a long time to continue investing in themselves and their own personal development. Whereas others work on their current issues for a time, then drop down to less frequent sessions, or simply return as and when needed. I consider what I do to be a tremendous honor and privilege to be apart of your journey forward, wherever that may be. Talk with you shortly! Alex

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Shaye "Pennington" Skye

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! If you are in the Nashville area and interested in-person therapy, I am currently accepting clients for my private practice, Blue Haven Therapy. To set up a free consult please fill out the form on my contact page here - www.shayepennington.com If you are a college student in the Nashville area and interested in in-person therapy, I am currently accepting clients for a branch of my practice for students, Campus. To set up a free consultation please fill out the contact form here - www.campustherapyspace.com

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Crystal Owens

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

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Rachel Stephens

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 process. Currently, I am available to see clients weekend’s only (preferably mornings).

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Daniella Hansen

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

I am licensed in Colorado and Tennessee with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Marta Finnegan

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Brownsville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brownsville 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 Brownsville 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 Brownsville 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 Brownsville, 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 Brownsville 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 Brownsville 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 Brownsville 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 Brownsville 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 Brownsville 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 38012 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 Brownsville 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 Brownsville 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 Brownsville, 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.

Brownsville 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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