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Harry R Gilley

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW,MS Rehab Admin, Certified Anger Management Specialist
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepression
25 years of experience

Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while living in South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, and Tennessee. I currently live in TN and teach at the University of Tennessee at Martin. I teach Social Work (SW) and specialize in SW and Health Care, SW and Mental Health, and SW in Substance Abuse. My Teaching experience has been over 6 years and I have learned a great deal from my many Students. I have expertise with individual, group, family, multi-family Therapy. I can use eclectic therapies and I have noticed that my Client's benefit from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Over the past year, I have gained Tele-Therapy experience from working with two Tele-Therapy companies and have really enjoyed working with messaging, audio, and video formats to provide Therapy. All of my experience to date has helped me transform to a Tele-Therapy platform to provide services to individuals in this modern time which differs from face to face treatment. I live in W. TN and my loves in life are my children, family, music (great in Memphis), hiking, the beach, and boating. I am a believer in physical exercise and making efforts to achieve the best state of health I can. I lost 60 pounds in the last two years and have also worked in weight loss programs during my career. I have had a good deal of success working with Client's who want to make some changes physically to achieve better health. I use CBT and perform well with depression, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and am skilled at working with the various mental and physical illnesses.

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Jessica Wansley

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
20 years of experience

Therapy does actually work! Many people reading this will probably be asking themselves about the truth of that statement. I am a therapist licensed as a clinical social worker in PA, and I seriously enjoy partnering with people for change. I have worked in mental health for about 20 years, within the U.S. as well as abroad. My counseling style is interactive and authentic. I believe in treating others with respect, compassion, and truth. I recognize that labels do not always help. I appreciate that each individual is made up of complex parts that work together, including mind, body, soul, and spirit. My approach to therapy utilizes combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, rational emotive, and structural family therapies. You will find that our dialog and treatment plan are tailored to meet your unique needs and specific goals. It takes courage to step out of the familiar toward the changes you want to see. As you consider taking those steps now--the ones leading to greater wellness and a fulfilling life--I am eager to support you. I look forward to working with you.

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Jennifer Campbell

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience

Hi! My name is Jennifer Campbell, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Tennessee. I have over thirteen years experience in various areas of counseling including adult and family mental health counseling, crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric based counseling, bereavement and end of life care, and supportive counseling for those with chronic pain and illness. My experience has given me the opportunity to work with people of all ages, especially those dealing with concerns such as anxiety and panic, stress related issues, depression, trauma, depersonalization/derealization, parenting and family challenges, caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue, chronic pain and illness, and end of life care. Although I have used multiple therapeutic approaches in working with clients over the years such as Mindfulness, Solutions Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Theory, and Narrative Therapy, I truly believe in a client centered approach which allows me to adjust my clinical style to your unique needs. I will take time to get to know you and your situation with a warm and caring approach so that you feel comfortable and safe during our time together. On a personal note, I have been where you are today. I have experienced anxiety, panic, stress related difficulties, family conflict, and trauma, and have a great deal of life experience in working through these issues as well as learning many techniques that I would like to share. I believe that you have the potential to create a calm, safe, and centered space within, which will allow you to live a more peaceful and productive life for yourself and your loved ones. You don't have to go through this journey alone. I would like to travel this road with you as a partner and guide so that you can begin to live your absolute best life starting today!

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Winzetta "Wendy" Jenkins

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

Hello, let me take a moment to congratulate you on taking your first step towards healing and this is a journey that I am willing to take with you. My name is Winzetta Jenkins but I prefer to be called Wendy, and I am a LCSW. I have 20 plus years working in the Social Work profession. I have experience working with a diverse population. I have knowledge and experience with geriatrics, homelessness, survivors of human trafficking and intimate partner violence. My therapeutic style is fused with compassion and empathy. I will provide you with a safe non-judgmental space in-order for you to process and heal. I will meet you where are mentally and emotionally. I use CBT, Solution Focus, and Motivational Interviewing as my therapeutic modalities. I am a Certified Life Coach (CLC) and Certified Financial Social Worker (CFSW). I look forward to working with you.

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Melanie Assid

Offering therapy in TN
License: MSSA,LCSW,ACM-SW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionADHD
13 years of experience

My name is Melanie Assid. I graduated with a BA in Psychology from Denison University and also earned a MSSA from Case Western Reserve University. I have since obtained my clinical social work license in both Ohio and Tennessee. In the last 17 years I have worked with clients of various ages facing a variety of challenges. These challenges include, but are not limited to, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and adjustment disorders. As a social worker affiliated with a hospital, I have worked a lot with those who have various medical conditions and disabilites. I have a special interest in working with those with visual impairment as well as with older adults and those who may be caring for them. When working with clients, I tend to utilize cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, client-centered, and/or minfulness therapy approaches. I am also trained in motivational interviewing.

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Mary Johnston

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC/MHSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Processional Counselor with Mental Service Provider designation in the state of Tennessee. I have been practicing for eight years in a variety of treatment settings. I have experience working with adults and adolescents both in individual and group sessions. I also have experience working with families. Most of my experience has been treating substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I am a nonjudgmental and empathetic clinician. I always put my client’s needs first and meet them where they are at in life. I understand beginning therapy can be challenging and even scary. I always strive to make therapy a positive experience as well as helping you achieve your goals.

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Jennifer Ladd

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesBipolar disorder
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the state of Tennessee with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and mental health diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, motivational issues, trauma, childhood trauma, codependency, ADHD, somatic symptoms, and much more. I have received specialized training in the treatment of PTSD utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have provided counseling services in both individual and group therapy context. My counseling style is warm, conversational, and interactive. I utilize both my clinical listening skills and my intuitive nature to listen deeply enough to hear the "why" and deeper feelings that lay hidden behind the symptoms or concerns you present. I believe in treating my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Although I do believe that mental health diagnosis is helpful and meaningful, I also seek to help my clients understand and celebrate their own unique strengths and weaknesses, personality traits, and preferences. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, rational-emotive counseling, and experiential therapy techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage and strength to seek support in the midst of life's challenges and valleys. I feel honored to support you as you search for a more fulfilling and happier life. I hope you will find a safe place to process and explore your inner world, and support as you take steps towards the solutions that will bring you greater peace and joy. I look forward to working with you!

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Kelly Haught

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

Are you your biggest critic or greatest champion? I am a Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider licensed in TN with 20+ years of experience working with individuals struggling with depressed and anxious moods, stress management needs, diversity related difficulties, unhealthy coping strategies and negative thinking of self. You are the expert on YOU and I am here to assist you with change. Change is hard and uncomfortable AND the results of change can be amazing. I will assist you utilizing cognitive based therapy with unconditional positive regard and supportive counseling to achieve your goals and create change. We will improve your insight and awareness of needs working toward the development of healthy coping strategies for managing stressors and improving your overall quality of life. It would be my honor to join you on this leg of your journey.

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Robert Price

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficulties
30 years of experience

I am fully licensed in Tennessee and Kentucky, have telehealth permits with South Carolina and Florida, and have 30 years of professional work experience in virtually all settings and modalities. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, substance use issues,self esteem, and confidence. I have worked with all age groups from ages 3 through 70. 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, and we will formulate realistic goals with concrete, measurable outcomes. 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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Laurence Lopez

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Liberty

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty, 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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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 37095 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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty, 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.

Liberty 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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