Jonesborough, Tennessee provides a strong example of how a small community unites to preserve its historical charm so that it remains an interesting place to live and work, as well as attract a bit of tourism. The Heritage Alliance, the Historic Zoning Commission, and the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange are happy to share the character of the town through song and story. Periodically, you may feel like you’re disconnected from family and friends due to a bout with mental un-wellness.

Sadness and moodiness are sometimes passing, but if it goes on for too long, you don’t have to isolate yourself completely. Treatment specialists in the Jonesborough area are standing by and ready to match up with you and help you preserve your mental and emotional wellness.

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Ellen Parkinson

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
24 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Ellen, and my approach is unique to each client. I am committed to working with you to ensure that you accomplish your goals. My eclectic counseling style is comprised of many different theories, techniques, and evidence based practices. I have specialized training and experience working with CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Social Thinking, and Family Systems Therapy. After 24 years in the field, I have developed a strong professional foundation focused on providing you with the skills you need to alleviate daily stressors and make lasting improvements. You will have the opportunity to express yourself in a comfortable, safe, and non-judgmental environment. Together we are partners in exploring your personal goals and empowering you to use the effective skills needed to manage your challenges. No matter what your struggle, you don't have to do this alone. My tailored person-centered approach will help you feel secure as you navigate your own path. You are the expert on your life. I am here to provide you with tools for your own progress; offering experience, support, knowledge and feedback to empower you along the way. You and your over all well being is always top priority! I very much look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Karen Kearby

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD, MS, LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, positive psychology, and rational-emotive counseling. I am eclectic and emphasize a holistic approach to mental health. I hold a doctorate in Psychology and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with 5 years of experience. I have worked in a myriad of settings to include: private practice, prison/jail and military installations. I have served children, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups to deal with self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, partner relational problems, anger/stress management, trauma, and life adjustment issues. My approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. My theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. I provide individuals with a warm, compassionate, and nonjudgmental environment-a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want. It is my passion to guide you during difficult times and help you take a step into the future. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” -Abraham Maslow

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Carla Murray

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) with over 12 years in experience. I specialize in helping clients to overcome daily life concerns, including physical, mental, and emotional abuse, anxiety, anger, depression, coping with grief, family issues, conflict resolution, midlife changes/crisis, low self esteem, and self care, so that they can once again live purposeful and joy-filled lives. Having overcome life-altering losses or stressors of my own, I have given the tools to help others do the same. My approach to counseling is meeting the client where he/she is, being open, honest and compassion.I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Brief Focused Solution Therapy, and Mindfulness/Meditation. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Nathan Macolly

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,QS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome, and thank you for considering my services! I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Wellness Coach, dedicated team member, and advocate for your well-being. My approach integrates powerful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies, empowering clients to explore and embrace their true identity. While my primary therapeutic approach is rooted in CBT, I also employ eclectic methods that combine evidence-based techniques to enhance thought patterns, mood regulation, and behavior management. I believe in a holistic understanding of wellness, focusing on improving and investing in your mental, physical, and spiritual health (Whole Self Wellness). Clients are encouraged to stay engaged between sessions through messaging, audio, live chats, and video, allowing them to share updates on struggles, progress, homework, and assignments. For those interested, I specialize in offering a Faith-Based (Christian) approach to therapy. I earned my Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Social Work in 2004 and have been actively practicing therapy since then, serving diverse populations in various settings. My therapeutic style is characterized by empathy, compassion, coaching, accountability, and passion, with a commitment to meeting clients where they are at in their journey. I am currently practicing and licensed in Florida and Tennessee. Thank you again for considering me as your therapist. I look forward to the opportunity to support you on your path to wellness and growth.

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Diana Glasser

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Tennessee. I graduated from Bushnell university in 2018. I have worked for an outpatient agency, residential facility, hospital, and in private practice. My goal as a counselor is to empower you to become confident, strong, and connected with your inner self and others. I work with individuals to address issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma. I stay attuned to both your emotional and physical distress during session. Together we will seek to develop the whole you, including your mental, emotional and physical self. We will find the puzzle pieces of the story which your body shares with us. From day one, we will work tirelessly on achieving your therapeutic goals. I incorporate cognitive behavioral interventions, somatic work, and narrative therapy. We may unearth difficult material during sessions but we will work gently to improve your distress tolerance and increase your life quality. Due to my multicultural background, I have a unique understanding of cultural heritage and how it impacts our chosen trajectories. It is a deep honor to listen to my client’s stories. I am in awe of how much the human spirit endures. Vulnerability and honest communication are fostered in our sessions. I focus our energy towards building a safe, trusting relationship. My commitment is to help you thrive. I look forward to working together!

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Tameka Dennis

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, depression, grief & 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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Leah Shanks

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, & 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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John Trainer

Offering therapy in TN
AddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
38 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 38 years of professional work experience. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Virginia Bizzell

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

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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Rebecca Bunch

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
31 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee and Virginia with 31 years of professional work experience. I am a Christian, a wife and a mother. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 am a firm believer in prayer and the application of faith to our personal goals in life. If you want to discuss your own faith or include prayer as an important part of your plan let me know and we can do that for sure. My sessions are 45 minutes and scheduled in evening time slots but occasionally I can open up Saturday appointments if that works for you.

How to find counseling in Jonesborough

Finding the best therapist close by in Jonesborough 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 in Jonesborough that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Jonesborough. 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 Jonesborough, 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 in the Jonesborough region and in the state of Tennessee. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Jonesborough or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Jonesborough 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 Jonesborough, elsewhere in Washington, 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 Jonesborough area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Jonesborough 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 Jonesborough 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 Jonesborough 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Jonesborough, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Jonesborough 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 Jonesborough helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Jonesborough 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 Jonesborough 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 Jonesborough 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.

Jonesborough therapists 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 Jonesborough 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 Jonesborough 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TN, therapists 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 37659 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Jonesborough 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Jonesborough.

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 from a therapist. A Jonesborough 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Jonesborough, 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.

Jonesborough 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 to customer service 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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