Your life is like a ship. You determine the course you want to take and steer towards it. Yet, other forces can influence your journey. An unexpected storm or a harsh wind can blow you into dangerous waters. The safety of the harbor seems very far away. A Lawrenceburg area counselor can help.

Lawrenceburg was named after James Lawrence, who is known for his words, “Don’t give up the ship.” When your ship is sinking, and you don’t know where to turn, follow the words of this famous naval commander. Don’t give up. Talk to a therapist in the Lawrenceburg area.

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Kelly Bellis

Offering therapy in TN
License: MA ,LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I commend you for taking this step to reach out and improve your quality of life. I know from experience that it takes courage to initiate change and ask for help, and I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Kelly, and I am a licensed counselor in both Tennessee and Iowa. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology, and I completed my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2004. For more than 15 years I have been in the counseling field, and offering help and hope to others has been one of the greatest joys of my life. I have experience working with varying ages, backgrounds, and presenting problems. Some of the issues I have seen the most frequently include depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and life transitions. I have also been trained in EMDR, a therapy model that is helpful with reprocessing trauma and improving cognitive distortions. I consider my approach to be eclectic and tailored to each individual’s needs and goals. I incorporate elements of person-centered and solution-focused therapy along with some cognitive-behavioral strategies. However, I truly believe that the most important factor in therapy and the best indicator of success is the client-counselor relationship. I strive to display warmth, empathy, compassion, genuineness, and acceptance with each person I am privileged to serve. My desire is to work with you to help you live your best life, maximizing the strengths you already have and making positive changes in your need areas. I would like to assist you in improving your insight and empowering you to achieve lasting personal growth. I believe there is always hope, and sometimes a fresh, unbiased perspective is invaluable. I am really looking forward to being part of your journey toward greater health and wholeness.

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Darla Roundtree

Offering therapy in TN
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

Hello! Recognizing that you need more support and tools in your journey requires courage and commitment. I am here to facilitate a collaborative process of inner work and inner awareness. I am well-versed in the therapeutic process and have been a Social Worker for over 10 years. I am a great listener and have the ability to attune to the needs of a person as they express and emote. My greatest offering is my presence, and my ability to provide non-judgmental support, feedback, and aid individuals in articulating their vision and taking steps in their desired direction. I see every individual as having incredible strengths, gifts, and resources, and I endeavor, in my personal and professional life, to see individuals as more than their circumstances and challenges. You are powerful and capable of any measure of growth you desire or strength you seek. I would love to hear from you on any matter you seek to process. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Relationship Issues Trauma and abuse Military families Parenting issues Depression Also experienced in: LGBT, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Grief, Self-Harm, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD , Abandonment, and personal/spiritual development. Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 10

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Carol Williams

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. I have been a therapist for 20 years , working with individual , couples and family. My main focus at this time is working with individuals. My therapy approach is based on Client Centered Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also enjoy including Mindfulness activities to reduce stress and anxiety. During my years as a Counselor I have had the opportunity to learn and grow both on a professional level and personal level. I have grown as much from my interactions with clients as I have from educational experiences. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing life transitions which often can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety. I enjoy helping individuals find their life path that leads to passion and purpose. I can relate, as I have experienced many life transitions, and although difficult, finding the right path feels wonderful! Too often we are interested in making changes, but just don't know how to begin. The desire for change is healthy, but can be overwhelming, sometimes leading to feelings of anxiety, depression and loneliness. My job is to listen to your feelings, concerns and stressors. Not only will I listen, but I will actively collaborate with you to help you determine the changes that will lead to you feeling more fulfilled and happy. Whether you are having difficulties dealing with grief issues, feeling unfulfilled in your work or family life, or find that you just aren't coping well you are not alone. I would love to help you recover you passions and joy.

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Paula Fowler

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Tennessee with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients in a wide range of settings that include hospital, home health, hospice, dialysis, military, and school. I have a wide range of experience including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, end of life issues, medical decision making, OCD and ADHD. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. I believe in treating each person as a unique and special individual and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. I believe that you are your own best expert and that you possess the strengths that will help you lead a better life. It takes courage to seek 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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Asenia Hedgecoth

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

I began my career as a Child & Youth Advocate with my local domestic violence agency after earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Social Work from Bethel College in 2004. This position inspired me to continue my education and I obtained my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Tennessee Technology University in 2007. After working in community mental health for several years, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Mental Health Service Provider designation in 2011. I have provided mental health series in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health centers, residential treatment, private practice, and intensive outpatient treatment. My experience includes depression, anxiety, change of life, trauma recovery, and addiction recovery. I view wellness and recovery work from a holistic perspective and believe that the multiple facets of a person’s story are important to be addressed in successful treatment. I do not believe that treatment can be cookie cutter and each client's experiences shape our treatment journey together.

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Ekinia Dillard-Cole

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoachingCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

About Me Hello There! Are you ready to Exhale? I am Ekinia Dillard-Cole a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 19 years of experience in social services. I have a very diverse client background working with adults, children, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, and grief. I also have expertise with helping clients resolve relationship issues and adapt to various medical diagnoses. My vision for care is to utilize a holistic approach to tap into the skills that you already possess to manifest inner healing. I cannot heal or fix you, but by using researched based therapeutic services, we can collectively develop and implement strategies and goals that give you the autonomy to heal and walk in freedom. To acquire this freedom, it will require your willingness to open-up and address issues and struggles that are sometimes difficult to discuss. If you are willing, I can tailor the services that you need to produce your desired outcomes. My approach is open discussion, and you have the right to discuss, exhale, and let go of anything that you want in a nonjudgmental zone…It’s your world! By utilizing counseling modalities such as, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, I will work toward providing you the essentials you need to create a better you. Don’t wait to exhale, EXHALE with EKINIA. I look forward to supporting you through this journey. Specialties: • Relationship concerns • Stress, Anxiety • Depression • Coaching • Self Esteem • Adjustment Concerns Also experienced in: Anger Management, Abuse, Trauma, Family Conflict, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Establishing Boundaries, Goal Setting, LGBT, Career Difficulties, Control Issues, Coping with Life Changes, Post-traumatic stress, Communication Barriers, Codependency, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders and Addictions. Clinical Approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, Client Centered Therapy. Years of Experience: 19 Services Offered Licensing: LCSW #0000006853 (Expires:2023-09-23)

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Kristen Kakanis

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & 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. 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.

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Darla Greene

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. 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 Sebastian

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience and over 3 years experience as a clinician within Vanderbilt Behavioral Health. I have experience helping clients with chronic life stress, anxiety and OCD, relationship issues, moving through grief and loss, & living with chronic illness or pain. I have specific training in supporting people through grief and bereavement, as well as specific training in diagnosing and treating Prolonged Grief Disorder. My therapeutic style is warm, curious, and reflective. I value frank, honest communication and prioritize that as a clinician. I will tailor our sessions and treatment planning to your specific needs, goals, and values. I am here to support you in exploring those desires and motivations, to nurture your healing, and to help you find ways to replenish areas of your life that are feeling depleted. Education: M.S.W. - Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY M.P.H. - Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY B.S. - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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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.

How to find counseling in Lawrenceburg

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lawrenceburg 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 Lawrenceburg 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 Lawrenceburg 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 Lawrenceburg, 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 Lawrenceburg 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 Lawrenceburg 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 Lawrenceburg 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 Lawrenceburg 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 Lawrenceburg 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 38464 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 Lawrenceburg 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 Lawrenceburg 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 Lawrenceburg, 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.

Lawrenceburg 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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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.

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