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Dr. Terri Lechnyr

Offering therapy in TN
License: Ph.D., LCSW,PLLC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteem
19 years of experience

Do you struggle with codependency or are a people pleaser? Do you have an Anxious attachment style and struggle with relationships? Do you tend to have racing thoughts and have trouble relaxing? You are not alone now- I will work with you to be happy, calm, confident, and rock your own life! I love helping those who want to step away from societal expectations of what they ‘should be’ doing and take power back to be their authentic self. Clients say they appreciate my energy, kindness and straight forward insight. I look forward to talking with you!

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Amanda Burns

Offering therapy in TN
License: EdS, LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

After completing my Masters of Arts and Education Specialist degrees at Tennessee Technological University, I spent 8 years in the Nashville area. I obtained my license through supervised clinical work with the Vanderbilt Community Mental Health Center. Our team provided individual, group, and family therapy within Nashville Metro Schools Special Education program for Emotionally Disturbed children and adolescents, plus we aided educators and families with development of behavior intervention plans and classroom intervention plans/support. During this time, I also worked in the Vanderbilt Community Health Center providing outpatient therapy to adolescents and adults. Since relocating my experience has focused on working with adults and adolescents, in both residential treatment, and the outpatient setting. For the past 8 years I have been self-employed as a sole proprietor of my own practice, located in a suite that includes a Psychiatrist, two psychiatric nurse practitioners, and another therapist. My training and experience has a wide range, and includes but isn’t limited to the following: Trauma issues, including sexual/physical abuse and PTSD, Grief and loss, Anger management, Crisis intervention, Depression and Anxiety, Parent training regarding behavioral issues, Coping with chronic illness; mental health and general health conditions, and Diagnosing mental health issues.

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Shayla Johnson

Offering therapy in TN
License: MS,LPC-MHSP
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

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 labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, experiential, psycho-educational and solution-focused counseling techniques. 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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Piper McMichen

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 9 years of counseling experience working in schools, non profits, private practice and hospitals. I have been formally trained in a variety of therapy methods in order to meet each person's individual needs. I have a passion and dedication to working with individuals with concerns including family and parenting issues, attachment issues, trauma, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I also have experience working with individuals in crisis needing short term, solution focused treatment. My counseling style is warm and welcoming. I believe in treating people with respect, understanding and creating a non-judgmental space. I believe in starting where you are and supporting you in the way the want and need to achieve your goals and become your best self. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, trauma focused, attachment based and solution focused counseling. I will tailor our time together to meet your specific needs and goals. Thank you for your courage in taking the first steps toward a fuller and happier life. Please let me know how I may be able to help.

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Ronald Lawler

Offering therapy in TN
License: Licensed Professional Counselor
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

We all go through difficult times. Sometimes we go through circumstances that put us in emotional crucibles that need to be nurtured, explored and worked through. Are you feeling overwhelmed or dominated by a circumstance in your life? Are you in a circumstance with your spouse or children that seems to be taking a lot of energy, consequently causing other areas in your life to be compromised? I specialize in working with individuals and families in transition. I also have significant experience working with individuals that have issues with addictions, depression, anxiety, and spiritual conflict. I have a direct, nonjudgmental approach in therapy, assisting my clients with finding practical methods to facilitate healing and growth. Treatment has to be individualized and progressive. Change is a process, not an event. I will walk with you through the process. My goal is to empower individuals and families to live more abundantly.

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Elizabeth Windley

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
27 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee with 27 years of professional work history. I have experience helping clients cope with grief, loss and life changes. I am experienced working with concerns of motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Your sessions are personalized to meet your specific needs and goals. Therapy can take courage to reach out for help, begin the steps of change for a happier more filling life. I am here to support & empower you on this journey.

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Trisha Maslakowski

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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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Joseph Miller

Offering therapy in TN
License: MS,LMHC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCareer difficulties
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York , Wisconsin and Florida and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I worked over twenty years as a Department of Veterans Affairs Readjustment and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and as a United States Air Force Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. I served in the United States Army for twenty three years primarily as a Medical Evacuation Pilot. My overseas assignments include Afghanistan, Korea, Okinawa and Turkey. My counseling approach is to establish a therapeutic alliance with my clients and assist them with moving in directions of more satisfying life experiences and relationships. I would like the opportunity to assist you with developing a plan to enhance your life experience.

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Marta Finnegan

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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.

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Steve Stride

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
26 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Lakesite

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lakesite 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 Lakesite 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 Lakesite 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 Lakesite, 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 Lakesite 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 Lakesite 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 Lakesite 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 Lakesite 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 Lakesite 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 37343 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 Lakesite 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 Lakesite 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 Lakesite, 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.

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

37343, 37379

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