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Ondria Spivey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Professional Counselor with 23 years of experience and am licensed by the state of Tennessee . I have experience working with individuals and families in a variety of areas such as anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship issues, abuse, trauma, adoption, grief and loss, and professional burn-out. I have worked in a variety of inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings with clients ranging from children and adolescents to adults and geriatric populations. I have served as the Clinical Director for a residential treatment center for children and youth, and later as the Clinical Director for an outpatient counseling center. I now practice independently. I believe that human beings were designed to live in relationship with God and with other human beings and that we are never more healthy and whole than when those relationships are thriving. In contrast, broken or poorly functioning relationships are often a deep source of pain in a person's life. The work of reconciliation in relationships both human and divine is central to my concept of the counseling process. As a follower of Christ, my faith is a great source of strength and comfort in my own life, and I believe that there is truth, wisdom, and healing to be found in scripture. With clients who share that conviction, or are open to exploring it, faith, scripture, and prayer will be significant sources in our work together. However, I also believe that there are useful concepts available to us in the field of modern psychology which can prove helpful in the pursuit of emotional health and well-being. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is an approach that makes a lot of sense to me, and since it has a proven track record of actually helping people, I find it's concepts particularly helpful. Simply put, CBT teaches that what we think and believe directly affects how we feel about ourselves, others, and the world around us, and this directly influences the choices we make regarding our actions or inaction. That being said, each client is unique in the challenges he or she faces, and I am committed to exploring what makes sense to you and finding what is helpful and meaningful in your situation. I look forward to joining you in your journey toward peace-filled and joyful living.

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VaKendall Long

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 19 years of experience in the social work field. I have over 12 years of experience providing counseling and mental health services. I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who have experienced some type of trauma or mental health crisis; specifically, individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and anger issues. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele; I enjoy helping people in general navigate through life challenges. My theoretical orientation in therapy is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. My counseling style is very laid back; I launch from a strength perspective; always exploring the strengths of the individual. I believe in work life balance. Some of my self-care activities include tennis, exercise, travel, prayer, music, and spending time with family & friends.

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Carla Murray

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) with over 12 years in experience. I specialize in helping clients to overcome daily life concerns, including physical, mental, and emotional abuse, anxiety, anger, depression, coping with grief, family issues, conflict resolution, midlife changes/crisis, low self esteem, and self care, so that they can once again live purposeful and joy-filled lives. Having overcome life-altering losses or stressors of my own, I have given the tools to help others do the same. My approach to counseling is meeting the client where he/she is, being open, honest and compassion.I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Brief Focused Solution Therapy, and Mindfulness/Meditation. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Rosemary Maltese

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I applaud you for your courage in taking this step to receive the help you desire to addressing your concerns. I am here to support you in that journey to receive help, hope, and healing. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - MHSP in the state of Tennessee with over 10 years experience working with individuals and families in various settings addressing a variety of issues including low self-esteem, abuse, trauma, codependency, ACOA issues, (adult children of alcoholics), shame, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, career, life stage issues, and parenting issues. My therapeutic approach combines a compassionate, person-focused approach along with solution focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you set goals and pass through your difficulties into the freedom and destiny you desire. I have an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy, and understand the importance that our families of origin play in some of our current issues. I approach family and couples therapy with a systems outlook working with couples, and families through a systemic lens using family systems therapy. I also work from a strengths-based perspective, and will provide strategies to help you overcome challenges and obstacles based on your strengths, as well as provide support, and encouragement as you pursue your goals. I understand the importance of providing a safe space for you to heal, where you can explore new territory without judgement, and to help you find joy and peace as you reach your goals. If you are looking for a counselor that will accept you for who you are, and who will encourage you to face the obstacles that are keeping your relationship from being all you desire it to be, you have come to the right place. I look forward to working with you!

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Jenna Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, & depression, as well as, various other life stressors. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My goal is to help my clients find their best self and set goals that help them reach that person they want to be, as well as, identify ways to cope more effectively with life situations and stressors. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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John Trainer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
AddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
38 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 38 years of professional work experience. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sara Mullins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Dr. Lakisha Brimage

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed.,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Dr. Lakisha Brimage, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Kentucky, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider in TN and an ordained minister. In 2023, I received a PSY.D in Behavioral Health Leadership and graduated with a M.ED with a concentration in Counseling and Human Development in 2013. Over the span of my career, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with individuals from various backgrounds and walks of life, to include children, teens, military service men/women and their families, veterans, military servicemembers, civilians, and department of correction inmates. Working with such a diverse population allows me to become more cognizant of our differences but also more enlightened of our interconnectedness. I work with individuals who are experiencing with various concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career challenges, ADHD, crisis issues and other difficulties that may impair their ability to function in certain areas. With the help of client-centered individualized therapy and a combination of therapeutic approaches, collaboratively the client and I will work together in closing the gap between where they are right now in their life and where they want to be in the future. My goal is to provide you with the tools, strategies, and skill sets that are needed to address challenges and barriers that often interfere with obtaining your overall goal and future results. I believe that you have the power to accomplish your goals but may require some support, and that’s what I am here to do! It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Codi Kyle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I completed my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN in 2009. Prior to this, I made a transition from a career in corporate Human Resources. Growing up in a military family provided me with the unique opportunity to live in various states and countries. Despite the diversity of my experiences, Tennessee has always held a special place in my heart and is my preferred place to call home. Specializing in solution-focused and goal-oriented approaches, I excel in promptly addressing clients' mental health needs. I am committed to a client-centered focus to ensure the delivery of targeted interventions that foster healing and personal growth. My counseling experience spans from diverse settings, including outpatient, substance abuse, and inpatient mental health treatment facilities. My primary goal is to guide clients towards positive outcomes. My empathetic approach, coupled with proficiency in a range of therapeutic techniques, positions me as a valuable resource for those seeking transformative counseling experiences. Clients can expect compassionate support and a collaborative journey towards lasting well-being in our work together.

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Ebony Hines

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, & 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Dover

Finding the best therapist close by in Dover 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 in Dover that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Dover. 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 Dover, 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 in the Dover region and in the state of Tennessee. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Dover or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Dover area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Dover 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 Dover, elsewhere in Stewart, or in the greater state of Tennessee.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Dover area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dover 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 Dover 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 Dover 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Dover online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Dover, 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 Dover psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Dover 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 Dover helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Dover 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Dover 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 in Dover?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Dover 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.

Dover therapists 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 Dover 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 Dover 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TN, therapists 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 37058 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Dover counselor?

Before seeing your Dover 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Dover.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Dover 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 with a Dover counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Dover, 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.

Dover 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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.

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