One of the best things about East Ridge, Tennessee is Camp Jordan, where you can enjoy just about any kind of sport or activity you can dream up. With 13 ball fields, a walking track, playgrounds, fishing lake, picnic areas, volleyball and soccer fields, an amphitheater, and camping spaces, you and your family can spend the day or the week enjoying the place. 

However, if someone in your family is suffering with a mental illness, it is hard to enjoy anything. The City of East Ridge has some of the top mental health professionals in the state, so you can get some help for your loved one. Then, you and your family can get back to enjoying Camp Jordan and the rest of East Ridge. 

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Katherine Myers

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW,LICSW
AddictionsTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepression
9 years of experience

Maybe you have waited a long time to seek help and suffered in silence. Perhaps you've become accustomed to this discomfort or a pain. Or maybe you desire change through seeking understanding and want a greater sense of wellbeing. Therapy can help you with this process of personal growth and healing. Whether you have a crisis, traumatic experience, significant life challenge or are wanting to experience greater fulfillment therapy may be for you. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and helping people heal from traumatic experiences. I also enjoy working with people struggling with anxiety and depression, self-esteem and body image, and substance abuse/recovery from addiction. I believe through understanding and awareness, we can move toward becoming our true selves and deeply experience life. As a therapist, I am nonjudgmental, genuine, compassionate and goal oriented. I believe humor helps humanize the therapeutic experience. My treatment philosophy is primarily based in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy. I am trained in EMDR and certified in equine-assisted psychotherapy.

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Candis Cochran

Offering therapy in TN
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Candis and I applaud you for taking the steps to help yourself grow. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee. I have over 10 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a few different settings including residential, partial care, and in a church setting. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, codependency, and couples counseling. My passion to help others in their quest for mental health stems from my personal experience with it. I grew up with watching those around me struggle with mental health issues but never seeking help or even acknowledging the need for it. I know firsthand that getting help can be a challenge. There is still so much stigma around having mental health issues, the process for getting help can be overwhelming, and it can feel so frustrating and lonely. However, I also know from experience how much life can change for the better when you find support and take steps towards taking care of yourself!  I use a person-centered, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. I would describe my style as warm and supportive, and I am ready to help you discover ways to move forward as a more healthy you. Team work is important - together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. I like to celebrate small wins and know that progress is progress no matter how slow. Thank you again for taking time in learning more about me.

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Donna Ford

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC,MHSP,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

My name is Donna, and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee. I have over 16 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, outpatient, inpatient, and in-home care. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, grief, and addictions. I use a person-centered, motivational, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs. I primarily use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. I would describe my style as warm, compassionate and supportive. Collaboration is important, together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. I look forward to working with you to reach your emotional and mental health goals. Thank you for taking care of yourself and seeking the support you need.

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Joseph Valletti

Offering therapy in TN
License: LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
26 years of experience

Hey, I think it’s time for a deep breath! The more we chase speculation the more we turn those things into a mental drain. Most of us just need to slow things down and relax, to let our natural gifts come to the surface. Sometimes the assets in our toolboxes get a little rusty. I can help you re-discover them for current and upcoming challenging scenarios. For over 25 years my client base has encompassed individuals, couples, and families in a number of diverse areas. I have counseled in homes, organizations, schools, places of worship, and the military. Ten years of international experience allows me to assess relationships from a variety of diverse angle. I prefer to work with my clients in the present and future. It was Winston Churchill’s wife that said “ You are strong because you are imperfect, you are wise because you have doubts.” So being imperfect and having doubts is important. I'd like to think I’m practical and motivating, with a dash of humor. I want to let you know my hours in advance, no surprises. I'm available Monday - Friday in the am at 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. And in the pm at 1, 2, 3, 4 (CDT time zone). House-cleaning tips: My clients set their own day/times with the BetterHelp Scheduler, Better Help asks you a number of questions when you fill out your profile. Please answer all of them - otherwise it can delay our first session getting off to a good start. Reminders: I don't do "live chat therapy," we can talk briefly between sessions though on challenging issues that pop up. I also don't do A&D or domestic violence challenges - something best handled in a face to face setting with a qualified person. The first session for me always goes best when I'm not forwarded multiple large blocks of text, phone textings, etc in advance. Those things will all be played out once we get started .

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Monique Dildy

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf 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, lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & anger management. 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. 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Hope Spector

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with a Mental Health Services Provider designation (LPC-MHSP) and have 5 years of professional work experience. I have 2 Master’s Degrees in Professional Clinical Counseling from La Salle University and Human Sexuality, sex therapy from Widener University. I have experience in helping people with a variety of concerns and goals. This includes but is not limited to anxiety and stress, depression, trauma, intimacy and relationships, LGBTQIA+ related issues, self-esteem, grief and loss, life changes and adjustments, eating disorders, OCD-related issues, anger management, ADHD, and motivation. I strive to create an open, safe, and nonjudgmental space for my clients as I help them work toward and accomplish their personal life and treatment goals. I integrate different therapeutic approaches that align with my clients’ unique needs, goals, and preferences. I have experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), strengths-based approaches, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My therapy style is interactive, warm, and goal-oriented. I believe we are all capable of becoming our own therapist by developing the tools we need to thrive and live our best lives. By catering each session to meet my client’s individual needs and working with them as a team, I support my clients through their personal growth and live a happier and more fulfilling life. It takes courage to seek help and take the steps toward positive, healthy change. When you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you on your journey.

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Sheriese Bone

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

Hello I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with adults and children. I graduated from The University of Louisville with a Bachelors and later went to get my Master of Social Work Degree. I believe we have to find balance in all aspects of self (Mind, Body and Soul) in our pursuit of being well. I'm passionate about my work and truly believe that we all have an opportunity to be impactful in our world if we choose! Be the light you wish to see!

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Aisha Burgess

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Tennessee with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. 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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Keisha Shervington

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a licensed clinical social work who has been providing therapeutic services since 2014. I am a social worker at heart and look forward to speaking with you. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Robert England

Offering therapy in TN
Parenting issuesAnger management
5 years of experience

Hello, I am Dr. Rob England, LMFT, PhD. I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues & anger management. 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.

How to find counseling in East Ridge

Finding the best therapist close by in East Ridge 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 East Ridge. 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 East Ridge, 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 East Ridge 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 East Ridge 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 East Ridge, elsewhere in Hamilton, 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 East Ridge area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed East Ridge 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 East Ridge 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 East Ridge 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 East Ridge, 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 East Ridge 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 East Ridge 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 East Ridge 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 East Ridge 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 East Ridge 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 37412 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 East Ridge 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 East Ridge 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 East Ridge, 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.

East Ridge 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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