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Ondria Spivey

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPCC, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
24 years of experience

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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Brittaney McMahan

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & coping with life changes. 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!

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Whitney Coulombe

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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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Katherine Combs

Offering therapy in TN
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed to work with those in the state of Tennessee, USA, with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths to overcome your challenges. Different situations can take place without our ability to feel prepared. You can take time for yourself and begin processing, in a safe and secure manner, through teletherapy services. Everyone has their own walk in life. At any point in our journey, we each have a different view through our own experience. What you are experiencing is your reality. Others may not understand or may even feel frustrated with hearing your concerns. There is a time when it might be helpful to seek outside help. Meeting with a counselor means your privacy and confidentiality comes first. A counselor works with you and allows you time to process and identify steps you feel you can take to meet your goals. I want to work with people to help them build insight into their life and feel more confident about their walk. People often struggle with feeling that their circumstance or themselves are “weird” or “crazy.” These terms are currently used more derogatory and self-depreciating. As humans, we each make mistakes, we each struggle at various points in life, we each have our abilities and strengths. We are able to press on and come through whatever challenge we may have. I want people to see their abilities regardless of the negative. I want to help those that have had horrible things happen to them, those that feel trapped in certain life situations, those that may just need some encouragement. I have been trained in various therapeutic techniques and have found most relation in the Solution Focused umbrella utilizing Narrative therapy. Solution Focused therapy helps people recognize how to work towards what they want- including how Narrative therapy sees each person’s storyline from their past, separating themselves from their problem (instead of living stuck), and recognizing how they want their story to continue. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as other areas of therapy work. Our reality includes the good, the bad, and the possible. Let me work with you on recognizing your abilities. I cannot say that I live a perfect life or will show you how to live the perfect life. I will work with you towards exploring what you have experienced in life and where you want to go. I believe each of us are successful, no matter what challenges we have been through. I believe in the power of humanity. There is a lot we do not have control of and a lot we can conquer together. I am available for sessions Mondays and Tuesdays 9-5 EST, Wednesdays 9-2 EST. I will check messages throughout the weekday and respond as able.

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Melinda Bailes

Offering therapy in TN
GriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
37 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 37 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Bewindi Jackson (Bobb)

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
17 years of experience

Hi! My name is Bewindi Jackson and I am licensed in Tennessee with over 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I love to provide counseling also based on christian principles and inspired by the gospel for those who want to incorporate their faith in counseling. 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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Robert Jackson

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Robert Jackson IV, LCSW is a Black American, Cisgender Male therapist who has worked throughout the social work field for 15 years. For the last 7 years, Robert has been working exclusively as an outpatient therapist providing Individual, Marriage and Family, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Anger and anxiety therapy for adults. LGBTQIA+ community are welcome. All races and religions are welcome as well. Robert is a married father of two, who pursued a career in social worker after dreams of being a professional football player ended. I look forward to meeting you and helping with your journey!

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Jonathan Adair

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Let me help you rediscover yourself! I am a licensed professional with 13 years of experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert on your story and 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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Lincoln Shelton

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hello, my name is Lincoln Shelton, and I am a -licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation in the state of Tennessee. I am also the owner of Higher Ground Counseling (HGC). HGC is not only dedicated to supporting individuals through mental health and substance abuse treatment but is also licensed as an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Facility. My experience includes leadership roles in various therapeutic settings; from 2021-2023, I served as Clinical Director at Free Will Baptist Family Ministries, a juvenile justice facility for teenage boys, preceded by a two-year term as a Case Manager. Currently, I lend my expertise as the Clinical Director at Recovery Soldiers Ministries, a men's residential treatment center, in collaboration with Higher Ground Counseling. I approach counseling from a blend of evidence-based techniques grounded in a Christian world view. I believe there are “a lot of truths in psychology and in counseling however not all psychologists or counselors acknowledge the author of truth” I am the loving and dedicated husband to my wonderful wife Denna for over 24 years, and and passionate about serving those who are placed in my care.

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Aimee Bentley

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee and Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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. It’s my joy to come alongside you to help you find hope and healing! -Aimee

How to find counseling in Dyer

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dyer 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 Dyer 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 Dyer 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 Dyer, 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 Dyer 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 Dyer 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 Dyer 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 Dyer 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 Dyer 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 38330 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 Dyer 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 Dyer 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 Dyer, 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.

Dyer 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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