Elizabethton is steeped in a rich history. It was the site of the Watauga Association, the first independent government in America as well as the Transylvania Purchase which played a key role in the Revolutionary War. The city’s rich history is full of people who fought hard for what they believed in and won. However, these battles were often stressful, and the participants could have benefitted from some extra emotional support.

Elizabethton-area qualified mental health professionals can help you work through the everyday stresses of life as well as other more traumatic events that cause major stress and other mental health issues. If you are struggling, reach out to a nearby counselor today.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

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 9 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 i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working as a therapist/counselor. Also, I have had experience in supervising and leadership. I have worked with adults, adolescents and children conducting cognitive behavior therapy. I have worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. I approach clients where they are at in life and never try to push my own belief system onto others. I believe in respecting client's belief system without judgement. I strive to give clients a place...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Mary and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Tennessee where I have been practicing for more than 12 years. Through my career, I have the honor and privilege of serving individuals of all ages navigate various life challenges and gain the self-awareness and confidence to be their best. I believe life is a journey with many ups and downs and twists and turns. I specialize in helping others who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or mood, postpartum, and eating disorders. These are often brought on by major life event...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPC/MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 37

Hello, I'm Janet Ferrell. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider additionally. I have worked in mental health for over 30 years in a variety of settings. I have worked with individuals with addiction issues, domestic violence, mental health issues, inpatient and outpatient treatment. I have a background of working with adolescents and adults but not small children. I have experience in many types of therapy but excel in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy mindfulness and guided imagery...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, MBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

ABOUT ME Greetings: My name is Christine Nusser. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Tennessee. I have an undergraduate degree from Lipscomb University (psychology major), an MSSW degree (clinical social work major) from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work, and an MBA (finance major) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I have been in practice for over 30 years. I am a seasoned therapist experienced in the provision of services for those with chronic mental illnesses, mood disorders, situational di...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MDiv,PhD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Yes, family therapists work with individuals. In fact, most of the work I have done has been with individuals. It helps to hear “family therapy” as “systemic therapy.” Systemic therapists focus on how “big picture” factors (family, work, society) influence us and, thus, how we have to cope with them. My training has been both academic and from “the school of hard knocks.” In 2005, at age 40, I completed my PhD in child at family studies with an emphasis in counseling at the University Tennessee. I was taking a heavy course load, working two part-time jobs, and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Have you been struggling with finding peace of mind? Are you tired of hunting for happiness and feel like living life every day has become a struggle? Have stress and anxiety taken over your life? Do you feel like things or relationships in your past, are casting a shadow on your future? Have you forgotten or are struggling to find what is unique, special and wonderful about you? Counseling may be the answer to helping you discover who are, what you want to become and develop a plan to build a brighter future. In a society where we are judged by differences and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP, NCC, ACS
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

"No shame or judgment" we all need a safe place to unpack our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. None of us gets through life without support, connection, and understanding. I want to create that place for you. I want to help you be understood, resource you with options, and be with you on your healing journey. Today is a new day. I look forward to talking with you and meeting you. Online virtual connecting by video or phone is a great way to feel safe, both physically and socially. With any digital video or audio device you can be in your car, at a park, at a ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,MEd
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 16

I am a Therapist who operates within a Christian worldview. Most of my experience has been with clients experiencing addiction issues, family issues, and marital issues. My clinical perspective is based in truth, reality, connection, and resilience. Most clients would describe as a tender warrior. I am very supportive and encouraging while also keeping a focus on action, accountability and honesty.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA ,LPC ,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello. The first step in any journey is always the hardest, but also the most rewarding because you are finally making the decision to not settle for what is and instead, are looking forward to what might be! My name is Patrick Reynolds. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Arizona, Tennessee, and South Carolina. I also hold a master’s degree in counseling (MA) from Liberty University and I also provide clinical supervision to candidates seeking licensure in Arizona as a certified supervisor. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC-MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Mental Health Service Provider in Tennessee with over 7 years of experience in private practice and hospital settings. My experience includes Individual, Family, and Group Counseling. My therapeutic model is best described as Integrative, drawing from a variety of models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, and Narrative. I have worked with Anxiety and Depression, as well as Family, Relationship, Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis, LGBTQ+, and Life Adjustment issues. Working together we can ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. I maintain a private practice in Huntsville, Alabama. I have completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Master of Social Work at Alabama A&M University. I have six years of experience in the field of Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have experience in crisis intervention working with children through adults. I have gerontology experience working with the elderly po...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LADAC II,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Sherry and I am a licensed therapist in Tennessee, LPC. I am also a licensed substance abuse counselor, LADAC II, as well as board certified by the NBCC as a NCC counselor. I have enjoyed working with adults, youth and families who have had difficulties with life's stressors dealing with relationships, trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety and other concerns. I know that you are the expert on you and with my knowledge, experience and modalities I feel that we can walk through your journey and help you feel whole again. Not sure feel free to rea...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

I am Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider (LPC,MHSP) ,National Certified Counselor (NCC) in Tennessee and a Registered Telehealth Mental Health Provider for the State of South Carolina. I utilizes evidence-based practices to treat depression, anxiety,grief, mood disorders and women's issues.I am also trained in educating and supporting people with diabetes and addressing the psycho stressors, such as depression and anxiety. My focus is to change and challenge the thoughts that keep clients from experiencing true peace and happines...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Florida, Utah, Texas, Kentucky, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Louisiana with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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. I might run a bit late to your session...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LCAS-A
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Has the COVID-19 create anxieties or other mental health challenges for you? Do you need a safe place to share your thoughts and feelings? I am a licensed clinician, who would love to be able to meet 1:1 with you to address your mental health needs. I truly believe in shared decision-making approach to therapy. I approach therapy from a collaborative approach, building relationships, and using evidence-based practice. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. I’ve been working in behavioral health since 2003. I have...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 33

I am licensed in Tennessee with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Tennessee and Indiana, with 11 years of professional practice experience and over 25 years in higher education. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elizabethton, Tennessee (Elizabethton, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Tennessee and Georgia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Elizabethton?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Elizabethton area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Elizabethton and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Elizabethton or elsewhere in Carter or the state of Tennessee.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Elizabethton therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Elizabethton due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Elizabethton and elsewhere throughout the state of Tennessee you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Elizabethton to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Elizabethton, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Elizabethton, TN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 37601 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Elizabethton:

37601, 37643, 37644, 37682

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.