Lakeland was once the location of Lakeland Amusement Park, which provided entertainment for the residents and the Memphis area. Life can sometimes seem like an amusement park, with wild rides and funhouse mirrors that make things appear different than they really are. But unlike an amusement park, you can’t just walk out of it and everything be back to normal.

If you are struggling in your life and need some perspective, Lakeland-area counselors can help. These confidential therapists can help you see things from a different angle and find some balance in what might otherwise be a wild ride. Contact a counselor today.

This is Denise Fisher's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, NCC, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

My name is Denise Fisher and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee and Virginia. I am also certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, teens and adults in community based programs and 12 years experience working in the field of mental health. Counseling with individuals and groups, including families and work groups, has provided me with the opportunity to encounter a broad range of situations, including depression, anxiety, life changes, relationship issues, coping wi...

This is Cynthia Cox's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Life can be difficult at times. It’s nice to have someone you can confide in about life struggles you are experiencing. Pain and adversity are unfortunately a part of the human experience. There are many reasons we may seek therapy but regardless of your reason, we could all benefit from a little extra support in life, especially when times are rough. I am dedicated to helping, and enjoy working with, individuals, adolescents, and families. I have been an LCSW for 11 years in Tennessee. I have experience in treating a wide array of problems; depression, anxiety, d...

This is Cindy Cothran's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Hello, starting therapy can be tough and I hope to make the first steps easier if possible. It is my belief that therapy can be a place of emotional refuge and I work hard to let each person know that their best interest comes first. I hope that through understanding and gentle humor, we can find connection and work on the challenges that brought you to seek a therapist. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, a loss, life changes, trauma or some other circumstance, I hope to support and help you through the situation. I have been a therapist for mor...

This is Shayla Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC-MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with over 8 years of experience working as an individual and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, familial issues, addiction issues, career challenges, and multi-cultural concerns. I am also a trauma informed counselor and I really enjoy working with families and individuals. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing lab...

This is Dr. Mekel Harris's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,NCSP,PMH-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Are you feeling irritable or tired? Are you having trouble sleeping, concentrating, or simply making it through each day? Perhaps those in your household are wrestling with feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety, or social isolation. First and foremost, you aren't alone. And believe it or not, what you or your family members are struggling with may be rooted in grief and loss, trauma, or even shame. Environmental stress, the death of a loved one, changes in physical health, divorce or relationship loss, and day-to-day life transitions can thrust anyone into an emotio...

This is Rachel Manning's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Rachel Manning and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have been providing counseling for around 20 years. My approach to helping clients comes from my beliefs on how people should be treated. I take a collaborative approach to help them decide on appropriate and realistic goals for themselves and give them guidance and ideas to help them reach those goals. I challenge faulty thinking patterns and provide positive alternatives. I believe in engaging with my clients and developing a goo...

This is Dr. Bradley (Brad) Bull's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MDiv,PhD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

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

This is Sarah Williamson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. I have been in the field for 4 years. I have experience working in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential settings. I have also done consulting in a primary care setting. I have worked with a wide range of clients with concerns such as: depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, addictions, bipolar disorder, other mood disorders, martial issues, career concerns, intimacy related issues, adjustment difficulties, pandemic related fears and anxiety, ADHD, and OCD. I have experience working wit...

This is Vanessa Reinarz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP,MMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 9

As a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) I have helped people at each stage of mental health treatment. This spans from acute psychiatric hospitalization, non-profit community mental health, multiple residential treatment facilities to government agencies. My private practice focuses primarily on treating adolescents and adults with complex trauma, dissociative disorders, PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety, relational issues, mood disorders and performance enhancement. I am available as a mental health trainer and consultant for organizatio...

This is Treasure Bell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee with more than six (6) years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with depression. 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 counseling to achieve a more fulfilling and happy life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in t...

This is Tameka Dennis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

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.

This is Juanita  Chism Doss's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Tennessee with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Lekichia Franklin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed as a LCSW with the State of Tennessee. I have 15 years of professional work experience. I have 8 years of experience working with adults with a focus area of anxiety, depression, coping with grief/loss, trauma/abuse, crisis intervention, history of suicidal ideations, and coping with addictions. I have worked in an outpatient mental health agency and residential treatment programs. 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. Everyday is a new opportuni...

This is Connie Tomlin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, lack of motivation, low self esteem, lack of meaning and purpose & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Jonathon Nixon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Tennessee with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping individuals, couples and families with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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.

This is Jessica  Lyons's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 15

Hi I'm Jessica and I am originally from California, now living and licensed in Tennessee with 15 years of professional work experience. Rather you are looking for just someone to help you figure it out or help you navigate through career problems, family and couple issues or deeper mental health problems, I'm here! I've built my career as a clinician helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with substance use and legal issues, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse. Everybody is unique and have developed some positive strengths to help guide ...

This is Dawn Meadow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

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!

This is Austin Jarrell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 13

Hi! My name is Austin and I practice predominantly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. I graduated from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I earned my Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Austin Peay State University in 2010 and received my license as a professional counselor this past February (2021). Between my Master's and licensure, I worked full time and pursued a couple of other educational ventures. I have history working with the Department of Children's Services, do...

This is Dr. Amarillo A's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Tennessee, Illinois, and Texas, with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, bipolar disorder, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Jenna Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lakeland, Tennessee (Lakeland, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, & depression, as well as, various other life stressors. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My goal is to help my clients find their best self and set goals that help them reach that person they want to be, as well as, identify ways to cope more effectively with life situations and stressors. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy ca...

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

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

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

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

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

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

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

Some therapists in the state of Tennessee may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Lakeland and elsewhere throughout the state of Tennessee you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


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

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

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

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

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


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Lakeland, TN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 38014 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

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

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

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

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

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

38002, 38014

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

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

Are Therapists Worth It?

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

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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