Kingston is the county seat of Roane County in Tennessee and is about 36 miles from Knoxville. Founded in 1792, the town was the state capital for one day on September 21, 1807, before it was changed back to Knoxville and then was changed again to Nashville in 1826. The city was named after Major Robert

King, who was an officer at the Fort Southwest Point in the 1790s. You will also find some superb mental health professionals in the Kingston area who can help you with any type of mental or emotional issue you may have. Talk to one of the Kingston area counselors today for an appointment.

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Elizabeth Stivers

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I specialize in working with adolescents, adults and families and have been offering dynamic clinical services since 2001. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the States of Tennessee and Maine and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and my master’s degree in social work at The University of Chicago. I am committed to offering compassionate and professional services to everyone who comes to me seeking assistance. I have worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings (in homes, community centers, hospitals, residential placements, outpatient clinics, and private practice) and facing a multitude of issues. Some of these issues include: • Grief and loss • Depression/Anxiety • School difficulties • Family or sibling conflict • Blended families • Pre and post adoption adjustments • Foster care challenges • Children with chronic or critical illness The families that I see benefit from my broad perspective of an entire family system as well as my meticulous attention to the individual needs of each family member. In my work with clients I teach healthy communication skills, empower individuals to make desired changes in their lives, enhance individuals’ understanding of the mental and emotional processes influencing their interpersonal dynamics, and assist those coping with the stresses of everyday life changes.

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Thom Barry

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

Clients don’t come to me with their problems- they come to me with solutions that have not been working and/or not working as well as expected. Research indicates that a key factor in effective therapy and the client accomplishing their therapeutic goals, is the working relationship between the client and therapist. I will do whatever is I can to hold up my end of the bargain, accommodate your needs/wants and make this process as stress free (and enjoyable) as possible. At this point of the bio I can start throwing out many different treatment modalities that I use, explain my theoretical framework or use catchy phrases like 'unconditional positive regard, client centered treatment' however, I find that to be effective in my role I need to explain things in ways that they can easily be understood. I imagine that we all have an invisible bucket we carry around with us on a daily basis. Sometimes we add things (stressors) to our bucket and sometimes those around us dump some of their things in our bucket also. When our bucket has become overfilled, this is when problems begin to develop in our day to day lives. My goal is to give you a safe place to empty your overflowing bucket and learn ways to keep it from getting overfilled. We will explore your issues, help you to articulate what you're feeling/thinking and strategize on how to make meaningful, lasting change (as a bonus, I might even make you crack a smile or laugh on occasion.) Being human, it is hardwired in us to seek comfort and predictability. We gravitate to what is familiar. It is not an easy thing to actively work against that hardwiring, choosing to take effective action rather than maintaining status quo. The personal growth and insight that can occur from our sessions is much like learning and preparing to do a backflip for the first time. It is not easy but it is simple. So are you ready to learn to do backflips?

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Larry Ivery

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): Doctor of Ministry,LPC_MHSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Larry Ivery, Sr. and I am a Licensed Practicing Counselor with the Mental Health Services Provider designation. I also have a small private practice as well as doing adjunct teaching for in the graduate program for a Christian University. I believe in the development of the therapeutic relationship and I am very approachable. My focus is with those who have depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, or have experienced other trauma issues in their lives. My treatment approaches are CBT, EMDR, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing. I do group counseling as well. I tailor treatment to the specific needs of each client.

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Monica Jha

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

Hey there. I’m Monica. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with over 8 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have had the opportunity to work with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns including relationship issues, sexuality, stress and anxiety, spirituality, trauma, anger, and life transitions. I understand maneuvering your way through life's challenges can be difficult. You can be left feeling anxious, frustrated, lonely, or even angry when personal issues go unsolved. Know that you don't have to tackle life's problems on your own. As an individual, you are multifaceted and unique. To nourish your uniqueness, I use an approach that is holistic and integrative. I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-focused therapy, along with other therapeutic processes, to engage you as a whole-person – mind, body, and spirit. I provide a positive and safe therapeutic environment, holding space for you to freely express yourself as you begin your journey of self-discovery and healing. Every challenge you face, gives you an opportunity to deepen your sense of self and to choose how you want to experience life. You can create positive change in your life and learn how to thrive from the inside out. I’m here to help guide you through the process.

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Aaron Free

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

I specialize in SAFE EMDR, a mind/body approach to healing. Through this modality, I will assist you in getting to the root of your concerns and engage your body’s natural inclination to heal. I also specialize in Present Moment Awareness. This is a type of mindfulness that assists in noticing the fullness of the present.

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Dawn Meadow

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, 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. 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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Katherine "Kate" Williams

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
14 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! First of all, congratulations for taking the courageous step of considering counseling. For many of us, there are barriers that make us hesitant to seek treatment. You've had the courage to make it this far, and together, we can empower you to achieve your therapy goals and feel better in your life. I've been a counselor for 14 years, and have worked in a variety of settings, including mental health care, schools, nursing homes, a military installation, and non-profit organizations. I am currently licensed in both Indiana and Kentucky. I have experience with every age group from infants to a 104 year-old, and have helped people address a variety of struggles, from severe and chronic mental illness to anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma issues, to simply trying to adjust to new life circumstances or cope with the deployment of a loved one. With children, I have helped families work through issues of depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, IDD, ODD, PTSD, changes in behavior, and much more. My style of therapy is warm and interpersonal. I want to come alongside you on your journey to help empower you and help you find the tools you need to cope with the struggles you are facing. I am strengths-based and positive, and plan treatment and goals around what you want to achieve through therapy. I am respectful and non-judgemental, period. I look forward to getting to know the beautiful person God created in you, and empowering you to achieve your mental health goals!

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Mason Doss

Offering therapy in TN
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee with several years of experience. I graduated in 2020 from Tennessee Technological University with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, and I have worked the last 3 years in addictions counseling. I have assisted clients that suffer from substance abuse, depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship/family issues, as well as many other mental health concerns. Initially, I strive to build and develop a good therapeutic relationship with each individual to create a safe space to talk without the fear of judgment. I utilize different approaches in therapy: humanistic approach, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and rational emotive behavioral therapy. I evaluate the topic of concern and work with you to adjust treatment as needed. Seeking change takes courage. If you are ready to take the first steps, I am here to support and guide you through this journey to a better you. I look forward to seeing you soon!

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Sellers Terrell

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
6 years of experience as a therapist

I have a sincere passion for working with individuals impacted by addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, adjustments to major life changes/events, relationship issues, codependency, family of origin trauma, and various other complex trauma. I want to help you be the best you can be and find self-empowerment in your therapy journey. Through mindful processing and awareness building, I will help you build a foundation for healing as we carefully identify the not so great parts of your life and then pair curated and evidence based real life skills and solutions to problematic behaviors, thoughts/feelings, and experiences. I love working with people from all walks of life & backgrounds. However, my primary specialty is working with adults (18 and up) struggling with relationships, codependency, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, & life adjustment issues. I also pride myself on being a safe space for LGBTQ folx as both an ally and a member of the queer community. I am a non-religious/secular clinician with spiritual values but will never impose any of my personal beliefs or values on my clients unless you explicitly let me know you want to do that kind of work in YOUR therapy. Having worked with a variety of clients in a wide range of settings (for 6 years now), I have grown most in my ability to authentically connect, empathize and validate my clients' feelings, thoughts, and experiences. I cherish social and human connections so much so that I want to be relatable to you and offer you my authentic self in a professional/therapeutic space - I purposely and intentionally strive to create a non-judgmental, safe space for my clients to find self-empowerment, a new sense of energy, and solutions to life's many stressors. At the end of the day, I am only human and so are you - so let's navigate those human experiences together!

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James Ward

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
22 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee as Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provided. During the 22 years of my career I have had has provided me opportunities to work with many people from diverse backgrounds facing many different challenges. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and their families, members of the adoption triad, survivors of trauma, and those struggling with addiction and their family members. In addition, I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, post rehabilitation adjustment, LGTBQ+ related issues, shame, anger, relationship issues, and religious trauma, & overall trauma and abuse. The relationship between client and therapist is a foundational piece of successful outcomes. I am dedicated to providing my clients with a treatment experience that is nonjudgemental, professional, but personable treatment experience that includes objectivity, guidance and feedback to support them in attaining their personal goals. To conclude, the decision to invest in yourself and start therapy took courage. Congratulations! If I can be of help to you in your efforts I will be honored.

How to find counseling in Kingston

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

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

Kingston 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 Kingston 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 Kingston 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 37763 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 Kingston 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 Kingston.

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 Kingston 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 Kingston, 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.

Kingston 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 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.

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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37763

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