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Adrienne Parker

Offering therapy in TN
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” -Lou Holtz You don't have to carry the load alone anymore. You’ve made the decision to be proactive, and I would like to be a part of that empowering process! I am excited to meet you and look forward to the therapeutic rapport we will build throughout your journey. My name is Adrienne Parker and I’ve worked in mental health for over 9yrs providing individual, group, and family therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My therapeutic approach is honest, direct, and effective. My clinical approach is client centered, goal oriented, and solution focused including: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychotherapy, Brief Therapy, and ERP. Make your next move your best move. “My personal goal is to build self-sufficiency in my clients. I know that goal has been achieved when I am no longer needed. That is a goal I am dedicated to reach every time.” -A. Parker

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Elizabeth Stivers

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I specialize in working with adolescents, adults and families and have been offering dynamic clinical services since 2001. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the States of Tennessee and Maine and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and my master’s degree in social work at The University of Chicago. I am committed to offering compassionate and professional services to everyone who comes to me seeking assistance. I have worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings (in homes, community centers, hospitals, residential placements, outpatient clinics, and private practice) and facing a multitude of issues. Some of these issues include: • Grief and loss • Depression/Anxiety • School difficulties • Family or sibling conflict • Blended families • Pre and post adoption adjustments • Foster care challenges • Children with chronic or critical illness The families that I see benefit from my broad perspective of an entire family system as well as my meticulous attention to the individual needs of each family member. In my work with clients I teach healthy communication skills, empower individuals to make desired changes in their lives, enhance individuals’ understanding of the mental and emotional processes influencing their interpersonal dynamics, and assist those coping with the stresses of everyday life changes.

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Michael Valdes

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW, MSSW
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi my name is Michael Valdes . I am a LCSW licensed clinical social worker in TN. I have had the honor and privilege of providing psychotherapy for over 15 years. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches to help you grow, learn, and heal as you endure this journey called Life. I would love to be a part of your journey and look forward to helping you.

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Sandi Hines

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

My name is Sandi Hines, LCSW, CCTP. I am a licensed therapist in the State of Tennessee. My focus is working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, self-esteem issues, communication difficulties in relationships, as well as young adulthood issues. In addition, I have extensive experience working with collective and complicated grief, family, marriage and relationship trauma and stress. My approach is an easy going, eclectic one that is adapted for each client. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help you manage anxiety, panic attacks, depression and anger issues. I also utilize Solution Focused Therapy coupled with Problem Solving strategies that enable you to focus on ways to improve your life while discovering new things about yourself. We will focus on learning skills and coping techniques that will lead you to feel more confident, relaxed and more in control of your thoughts, feelings and emotions. One of my goals is for you to have happier, heathier relationships and be at peace with self. At times we may incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques that you can use to find ways to successfully cope with your stressors, manage your depression and anxiety, reduce frustration and anger, and reconcile losses so you can move forward in life. My style is friendly and person centered. I approach every client as a unique, individual person and provide an environment where you can trust me to be genuine, open-minded and non-judgmental. As your therapist I will actively listen to your life story, your thoughts and your feelings. Together we will explore and identify your strengths while increasing your resiliency as we learn to use coping strategies that enhance your ability to handle life's ups and downs. In our sessions, we will talk about your truths and what is important to you as we discover the person you want to be! These sessions will enable you to become more self aware, strengthen your self-worth and increase your self-esteem! My goal is to provide you with a safe and caring atmosphere that is centered on helping you make the positive changes in your life that are important to you, so you can live the life that you have always wanted to live! I look forward to meeting you and walking this journey beside you.

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Allen Gholston

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
20 years of experience

I have held a Masters in Social Work since 2001; I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2016. I am currently in the dissertation phase of obtaining my PhD in Psychology, Health Science. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns; depression, anxiety, various illnesses, grief and loss concerns and end of life challenges for individuals and their loved ones. I believe in the positive regard for all. My approach is client-centered and solution-focused. I believe in tailoring a treatment plan to meet an individual's specifically unique concerns. I have a judgement-free practice. I am here to assist an individual to better cope and manage their challenges. If you are ready to make deliberate efforts to improve your circumstance, my role is to encourage and applaud that effort in a healthy and productive way. I look forward to working with you.

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Devon Williams

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. 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.

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Paula D’Amore

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am so glad that you are here and ready to improve your life. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Florida & Tennessee. I have experience in helping clients with self-care, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. My therapy style is warm, interactive and real. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. This journey is about you. Test everything. Treasure what works for you and disregard the rest. I believe in treating everyone how I would want to be treated. This is why I only take on a small caseload so that I can dedicate my time with my clients. I believe that self-awareness and mindfulness are vital components of reflecting on yourself and your behavior. In order to accept and acknowledge that you might tend to react to certain situations in a specific way, you first have to notice that it's happening. The most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself. Just as you know that it's important to take care of your physical well-being with a healthy diet and proper exercise, it is also important to take care of your mental and emotional well-being. Remember that your wellbeing is worth the investment of time and energy. The work you do now can pay dividends for years to come. Be kind to yourself! Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile and start again. I generally check messages here a few times per day Mon-Fri and respond as quickly as I can. I do appreciate your patience when it takes a bit longer at times, as I may be tending to other clients or professional/personal responsibilities.

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Stacy Park

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
33 years of experience

Hi, I’m Stacy Park. I’m a licensed therapist working in Knoxville, TN. I consider myself very fortunate to be in a career where I get to meet people everyday who are wanting to make improvements within themselves and/or relationships. I recognize change can be a scary, unsettling process! I’ve been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years and have had the opportunity to work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. My experience has ranged from working in the most intense hospital setting with crisis stabilization efforts to longer term recovery in a community mental health center and some programs in between. I’ve learned to meet people where they are and to make it safe for folks to tell their story while feeling respected and not judged. I’m comfortable discussing a variety of topics including substance use concerns, grief and loss, mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, anger management growth, and relationship issues. I approach the therapy relationship with positivity, transparency and at times humor. I believe that the answers that the client is seeking usually come from inside their hearts or their heads and not from me! I’ve been fortunate to learn from wonderful people in my clinical work who had the courage to share with me a lot of different experiences, and the things that work to help them cope. Therapy is very personal and private . I believe in providing a space where everyone is treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My therapy style draws from an assortment of systems including motivational, strength based and cognitive -behavioral perspectives. I will generally check messages daily Monday - Friday, a few times a day. I also do my best to respond as quickly as I can. Please understand that I will also be giving each client my attention when it is "their turn", I do appreciate your patience if I am tending to other clients! If your need is urgent, I once again want to urge you to seek the support of someone who is suited to manage crisis situations. There are a number of available crisis resources both by phone and text 24 hours a day, 7 days a week listed in crisis information. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to having a chance to support and empower you!

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Payton Keith

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
5 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, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. 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. Working on yourself is the most important work you will ever do. I believe we are all in this life together, and we all need a little help sometimes. I want to be the person who helps you. We will discover, together, what goals are most important to you, then we will then work on building the tools to help you change your life. It may not be easy at times, but that is why I'm here to guide you. I've got your back. We will do this by working on possible traumas, anxieties, or other road blocks that need to be examined and broken through. I'm here to help adults of all ages and gender, as well as couples to make the most of their life.

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Justina Hyfantis

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem and confidence, & career difficulties. 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 counseling in Dowelltown

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dowelltown 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 Dowelltown 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 Dowelltown 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 Dowelltown, 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 Dowelltown 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 Dowelltown 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 Dowelltown 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 Dowelltown 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 Dowelltown 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 37095 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 Dowelltown 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 Dowelltown 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 Dowelltown, 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.

Dowelltown 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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37059, 37095

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