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VaKendall Long

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

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

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Tianna Burroughs (she/her)

Offering therapy in TN
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely you are going through something really challenging and I am proud of you for taking the brave step of seeking help. When looking for a therapist, it's important to find one whose style and experience feels right for you. The relationship and comfort level between the client and therapist can make or break your therapy experience. I want this to be a comforting and safe space for you to share your feelings. I would like to share a little about myself to help you decide if I might be a good match for you. My name is Tianna and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my undergraduate degree in Human Development/Family Studies and Master's degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 2009. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including: home-based, schools, youth shelters, residential programs, and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. I have years of experience working with individuals of all ages and a wide array of challenges. Some of these challenges include depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, substance abuse, divorce, parenting struggles and crisis stabilization. Growing up in an impoverished area of northern Indiana, I experienced or witnessed many of these issues first hand, which helps me have a greater sense of understanding and empathy for my clients and this is also what lead me down my career path. My style is warm, compassionate and nonjudgmental but I am also honest and direct with my clients. I believe my clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Using strength-based and solution focused approaches, I hope to draw out a deeper understanding of the challenges my clients face while guiding them to find the solutions by building on the skills, knowledge and abilities they often don't know they have. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist clients in learning how their thoughts influence their feelings and behaviors often keeping them from achieving the progress they hope for. I also believe in the benefits of mindfulness and breathing exercises to help with regulating emotions. I value the feedback from my clients and encourage them to let me know if something we are doing is not working for them. On a personal level, I took several years off to stay home with my twins and also raise my teenage niece. We have moved frequently due to my husband's career who also works in mental health. In addition to Indiana we have lived in Texas and Tennessee. I enjoy outdoor adventures, yoga and interior design in my free time.

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Hope Anderson

Offering therapy in TN
License: MA,LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
9 years of experience

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who has eight years experience in the field. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and I am currently licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. I have provided psychotherapy in both outpatient and residential settings. I have experience working with individuals and their families with a variety of presenting issues, ranging from developmental life changes to complex trauma. I believe individuals exist within the context of systems (e.g. marriage, couple, family, friends, peers, community, etc.). Further, I believe the systems we are a part of influence the relationships we have with ourselves and our style of relating to others. I believe we are hard-wired for connection and I attempt to work with problems, cares, and concerns from this lens. I maintain a trauma-informed approach and believe that understanding how the brain and body interact is fundamental to the pursuit of emotional and psychological well-being. My overall aim is to create a safe space for individuals to explore, in depth, the story of their lives and the meaning they attribute to that story in a way that supports healing and change. Additionally, my hope is that the individuals I work with can exist in a space where they feel fully seen and fully known, perhaps for the first time ever.

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Johnna Turnage

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, licensed in the State of Kentucky and Tennessee. I have over 20 years experience in school guidance counseling, college advising, individual and group counseling, substance, and non medical military family life counseling. I have worked with all age groups, races, and sexual orientations, but I really enjoy working with children, adults 18-54, and senior adults. I am very open, outgoing , warm and interactive. I like to see my clients be the best version of themselves they can be and to realize that happiness is a choice, and is possible by changing your mindset.

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Juanita Gamache

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP, NCC, ACS
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
22 years of experience

"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 cafe, or on your sofa and have instant connection with me-someone trained and licensed to help you process and sort out whatever uncertainties you may have. Step one is admitting you need help, that is your strength today. To walk toward life requires courage. Contact me. A three stranded cord is not easily broken: you, me, and your Faith!

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Percy Ford

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC,MHSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee. I was first licensed in 2010. I received my masters degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University Nashville in December 2007. Prior to that I graduated from Tuskegee University in 1997 with a degree in Social Work. While at Tuskegee University, I lettered in football for three years and was an all conference defensive lineman. I have worked in a variety of areas that include inpatient treatment settings for adolescent sex offenders and for alcohol and drug addictions. I provided sex offender treatment therapy for 10 years and have worked with families and individuals in private practice since 2012. I often use a variety of models in serving clients but prefer person centered and psycho dynamic treatment models coupled with CBT as my primary models. In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities such as a fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, gardening and raising my beagle hounds.

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Dr. Xyzeidria Ensley

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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Spencer Diehl

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee and Massachusetts with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with life changes impacting mood and behavior as well as managing psychiatric and neurological challenges including neurodegenerative disease. I believe that you are the expert of your life experience 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 and I look forward to meeting you.

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Virginia Bizzell

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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. 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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Kelly Gardner

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. 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!

How to find counseling in Gadsden

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden, 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 38337 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden, 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.

Gadsden 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.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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