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Elizabeth Jones

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, my name is Elizabeth, but everyone calls me Ellie. I have a master's degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice. I am a LCSW, licensed in KY and TN. My primary focus has been with people in addiction and people with a trauma history. I enjoy working with all populations and strongly believe that people have everything they need to change their situation and outlook within. In order to help others meet their treatment goals, I typically use strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered approaches, and dialectical behavioral therapy. My experience with individuals and families has been in the residential setting, family therapy, group therapy, and individual therapy settings. I look forward to working with every client, as I know that they are worthy and deserving of any change they so desire.

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Morgan Ikeorha

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stressors/life changes, relationship issues, grief and loss, domestic violence, eating disorders, and those who have experienced physical or emotional abuse or trauma. I have also worked in the field of hospice, terminal illness, and end of life care. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I treat everyone with compassion, respect, and cultural sensitivity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, empowerment and strengths based, trauma-based, and rational-emotive counseling. I also implement Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to address trauma when applicable. I will design our sessions and treatment plan to meet your specific and unique needs. It takes courage and strength to seek help and support. This is one of the first steps for change. I am ready to support and empower through this journey to seek a happier and more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!

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April Clanton

Offering therapy in TN
License: M.S., LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
21 years of experience

We often look for happiness outside of ourselves although happiness exists within us and is just waiting for the door to be opened. You truly have the power inside of you to overcome those obstacles that keep getting in the way of your happiness and overall wellbeing! My name is April and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee. I have been working in the mental health and addictions field for 20+ years in a broad array of clinical settings; including inpatient care, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, in-home care, and individual outpatient therapy. I will use a collaborative approach to assist clients in mindfully processing emotions, achieving overall acceptance of self, and gaining the empowerment of emotional regulation. I look forward to us working together to get you to your next great thing in life!

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Jana Dobesova

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here. First, I want to tell you a little bit about myself to help you decide if I am a good fit for you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with 10 years of experience as a therapist. I know life can be scary and overwhelming at times. I am here to walk alongside you as you bravely face stress, anxiety, depression, trauma or anger issues. I believe that together we can start an exciting journey of tapping into the many strengths that will help you become the person you want to be. That means that perhaps you want to happier, more confident, more at peace with your past, and an overcomer. It is okay to be brave and scared at the same time. 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. In my therapeutic approach I believe that it is important to focus on what you can control as opposed to what you can't control in your life. What you think about yourself and others is very powerful and these thoughts can affect your emotions and actions. I have also seen great changes from using expressive therapies, such as sandtray and drawings but "talk therapy" is a great tool of change as well. I am a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor, Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist and Within Agency Trainer (excellent for childhood behavioral issues). I have received trainings in Theraplay (caregiver-child attachment based therapy) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I received my Master's in Counseling from East Tennessee State University in 2013. I cannot wait to meet you and start this exciting process of change with you toward the life you want.

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Rheann Maxwell

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

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Tennessee with 4+ years of experience working in a psychiatric hospital as a therapist. My career began working on an inpatient unit with adults, specializing in substance use and co-occurring disorders where I provided brief, solution-focused therapy and used motivational interviewing to collaboratively develop treatment goals with clients. My current full-time position gives me the opportunity to provide group therapy to clients seeking treatment for substance use and mental health. I also have experience working with adult survivors of human trafficking through a local non-profit. My therapy style is laid back, warm, and collaborative. You are in charge, and I'm here to guide you to feeling more empowered. I believe identifying our values and faulty core beliefs are the foundation to success and healing. I also emphasize the importance of healthy self-esteem and will push you out of your comfort zone to learn to love yourself. I use evidence-based treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Being vulnerable is brave, and if you're ready to take the next step, I'm ready to support and empower you.

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Kelly Geelan

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesEating disordersSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker in Tennessee with 4 years of professional work experience. I background is from Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as fellowship training in Boston, MA. I have experience in many mental health areas from working in an inpatient setting. I especially enjoy helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I fully believe that anxiety can be extremely impairing and try to break the thought with clients that it’s “just anxiety”. 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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Bruce Davenport

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
37 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with over 37 years of experience. I believe we are all on a lifelong journey of healing and growth, regardless of our circumstances. My mission is to help people get along better with the important people in their lives, including themselves. I specialize in helping clients cope with stress and anxiety, improve relationships, handle family conflict, and navigate parenting challenges. I also work with individuals in marriages where only one spouse is interested in improving the relationship. My philosophy is to teach people how to live from the inside out by empowering them to focus on the things they can change to gain more effective control of their lives. I am passionate about helping others achieve inner peace in their lives by gaining the skills they need to make more effective choices.

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Ashley Maag

Offering therapy in TN
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with addiction, trauma, adjustment to disability, anxiety, depression, and other issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. There is strength in asking for help, I am here to listen, support, teach, and empower.

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Marlenny Johnson

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee, Alabama and Florida with a decade of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Jernica McNeil

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

Together we got this! My name is Jernica McNeil, LPC. Through a collaborative approach, I thrive in assisting people address their areas of concern. You are the expert in your life and I am here to help you. I am a licensed mental health therapist (LPC) in the state of Georgia. I hold a Bachelor of Psychology from East Carolina University and a Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I provide services for individuals and couples. I use evidence-based treatment models including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Each therapeutic model helps address mental health issues & life changes including, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, parenting challenges, anger, and anxiety.

How to find counseling in Gordonsville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville, 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 Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville 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 38563 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 Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville, 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.

Gordonsville 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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