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Candace Copeland

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hello! If you are here seeking therapy to overcome a personal struggle, or are wanting help with learning how to cope with a life circumstance, or you’re just seeking warm encouragement as you work towards finding contentment in your life, you are in good company! Therapy is a great resource that helps individuals achieve confidence in living the life they love, support for developing healthier relationships, & education for obtaining coping skills & cognitive skills to navigate life's ups and downs or the mental health struggles you may find yourself experiencing. Whatever the reason you are here, welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC-MHSP) with 6+ years experience. I have worked in residential and outpatient settings treating both mental health issues and addictions. I have ample experience conducting individual sessions, family sessions, and group sessions. I have worked with a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety (mild-severe), and stress. I have ample experience with treating addictions, behavioral health issues, and relationship struggles. My most commonly used therapeutic approaches are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. My personal style is a warm, laid-back, & non-judgmental style approach. I incorporate validation and empathy as I listen to each client tell their stories. I believe most individuals seeking counseling hold a universal goal which is TO BE HEARD. And I am more than happy to listen! I use therapeutic tools and techniques that specifically stem from each client's individual strengths & skills. I mirror clients' personal capabilities and resilience to offer present-day solutions to their current struggles or obstacles. I thrive on offering empowerment and affirmation to boost confidence and life-sustaining change. I move at the client's directed pace and offer a safe place to share and to find healing. I know how nerve-racking taking that first step with counseling can be so please know it is OK to go slow with therapy! "Get your feet wet" to see how therapy works for you. I am here to listen to you whenever you are ready!

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Sarah Williamson

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

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 with children and adolescents, as well as adults. I have also worked with geriatric adults. My treatment style is assertive and caring. I provide my clients with the upmost support and care to allow for growth. I believe in my clients and thrive on helping them achieve their goals as well as overcome obstacles. I tailor treatment to each and every client. I use dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, client centered therapy, solution focused therapy, reality therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to trust someone to walk with you through emotional recovery. I am ready to help you through these next steps.

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Diane Witmer

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am an LCSW in the states of Tennessee, New York and Virginia, with over 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in several therapy modalities including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Trauma focused Treatment and EMDR. I am here to help clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Dr. Michelle Blake

Offering therapy in TN
GriefDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee and Indiana, with 11 years of professional practice experience and over 25 years in higher education. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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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John Laprade

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee and New York with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Katelyn Couper

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I look forward to working with teens, adults, couples, and families. 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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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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Sheriese Bone

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

Hello I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with adults and children. I graduated from The University of Louisville with a Bachelors and later went to get my Master of Social Work Degree. I believe we have to find balance in all aspects of self (Mind, Body and Soul) in our pursuit of being well. I'm passionate about my work and truly believe that we all have an opportunity to be impactful in our world if we choose! Be the light you wish to see!

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Matthew Tibbs

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

I am licensed in Tennessee with 3 years of professional work experience. I completed a bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy, and a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from East Tennessee State University. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I primarily approach therapy from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) stance, but 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!

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Khelsea Walker

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Are you new to therapy or seeking to start again? Take back control over your life. Servicing individuals and families for over 10 years in therapy; mental health, professional and substance abuse counseling I can help you start your journey today . There is a safe space for you here, whether your narrative is searching for personal growth, or insight into life circumstances, having a safe environment that is reflective and guided by professional support helps you regain control. As a licensed clinician my goal is to help you understand negative feelings, repressed emotions, and resolve internal psychological conflicts. With several dedicated approaches and interventions that incorporate mindfulness-based stress reduction, CBT, person and meaning. I will work with you to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I hope to start this journey with you.

How to find counseling in Medina

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Medina 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 Medina 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 Medina 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 Medina, 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 Medina 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 Medina 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 Medina 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 Medina 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 Medina 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 38355 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 Medina 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 Medina 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 Medina, 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.

Medina 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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