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Mackaria Estes

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a therapist

Making the decision to seek counseling is a courageous step towards the opportunity for wholeness. Oftentimes, it is helpful to be reminded that emotional peace and happiness are possible. As a licensed clinical social worker, I strive to create a safe and accepting environment where individuals can fully explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a meaningful way. Your interest in therapy suggests that you are ready to start the journey to achieving and sustaining emotional wellness. The purpose of therapy through Better Help is to embark on a path that will help you find balance within yourself and with the interpersonal relationships that you value. One of the most important aspects of the counseling process is building a collaborative relationship to help you meet your needs. It is my mission to do just that. Although therapy can be challenging, it can also yield rewards for those who are willing to be consistent, vulnerable, and engaged. If you are open to the therapeutic process, I look forward to partnering with you to create a self-care plan that is tailored to address your specific needs and goals. In our work together, we will find ways for you to become your most authentic self and in the process rediscover peace of mind, self-truth, and happiness. If you are ready, let’s schedule a date and time that we can discuss further.

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Mary Hamm

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Mary and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Tennessee where I have been practicing for more than 12 years. Through my career, I have the honor and privilege of serving individuals of all ages navigate various life challenges and gain the self-awareness and confidence to be their best. I believe life is a journey with many ups and downs and twists and turns. I specialize in helping others who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or mood, postpartum, and eating disorders. These are often brought on by major life events, parenting difficulties, career challenges, weight struggles, or general lack of life direction. I encourage mindfulness and coach my clients to focus on the here and now and what they can control in order to create a better tomorrow. I use an eclectic model approach which is flexible, multifaceted and client-driven therapy. I believe each client is unique and I strive to tailor my approach to ensure the most effective methods available to address the client's individual needs. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, trauma-focused therapy and have extensive training in yoga for mood/trauma/addiction, ADHD and addiction. Happiness and fulfillment is not reserved only for some. We all have a special place in this world and are meant to shine. If you are experiencing a setback, it would be my pleasure to get to know you and help you gain control of what is holding you back.

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Michelle Wren

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a therapist

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Tennessee with over 14 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including anxiety/stress, life-changes, motivation, self-esteem and mindfulness, just to name a few. My counseling style is warm and welcoming and very client centered. I believe in treating everyone and their own journey with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I also believe that everyone needs a safe space to be able to talk open and honestly and I strive to provide that space for every single client I meet. My approach is a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral, Rational-Emotive and Solution- Focused Therapy. I will tailor my work with you to meet your unique and specific needs for treatment. It takes courage to take the first step towards 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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Deborah Hill

Offering therapy in TN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
30 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Marriage and Family therapist with over 30 years experience. I have worked in a variety of settings: community mental health settings, inpatient alcohol and drug treatment counselor, as well as an outpatient counselor for recovering people and family members, Sexual Assault Crisis Center working with adults recently assaulted, or assaulted as children. I have maintained a private practice for much of my career, helping people navigate divorce, death, job loss, changes to employment, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, parenting, relationships, and health changes. For the last 10 years I have worked exclusively with our military and their families on military installations in the United States, as well as installations outside the United States. I believe the single best predictor of a helpful experience in therapy/counseling is the relationship between counselor and client. I want to have an early conversation with clients about goals. What is it the client wants to gain or achieve from our time together. I encourage clients to use community resources when available and appropriate. Hurting people frequently do better with a network of support. The goal is for clients to develop a way to successfully navigate the pain that brought them to our time together. My style is interactive. My approach to providing counseling is eclectic: humanistic, psychodynamic as well as rational emotive. What a session looks like/feels like is driven by client needs. A recent widows' needs are different from those of a 30 year old struggling with sobriety. It takes courage to ask for help. I am cognizant that I stand on sacred ground when another person shares their pain, fear and struggles.

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Andrea Watson

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT 106692,LMFT 1717
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, let me introduce myself. I have been working in the mental health field for over 9 years. I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2018, and I have licenses in Tennessee and California. My therapy style would be described as warm, with acceptance and understanding. Treating all clients with the respect, compassion, empathy, and positive regard. Incorporating a clients life experiences, personal beliefs and values, and their perspective into treatment and assisting in building insight and skills to handle any concern or opportunity. My theoretical orientation would be described as eclectic (leaning on Cognitive behavioral therapy, but also incorporating solution focused therapy, psychodynamic, narrative, existential, structural family therapy, to name a few.) because I believe that there are benefits from having the ability to offer different techniques that work for my client’s needs. I have worked with clients with a wide range of individual concerns and opportunities. Which I feel make me uniquely suited to help with depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, addictions, relationship and parenting concerns, life, and career transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse move forward in their lives by reshaping certain patterns of interaction into healthier ones. I look forward to working with you!

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Eric Wilcox

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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!

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Shemeka Cherry-Jackson

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 8 years as a therapist, 20 years of social service experience and I’m a Navy veteran . I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, caregiver issues, perpetual parenting, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kelly Snyder

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

I love working with someone to make positive changes in their lives. We go to therapy to make changes and, as your therapist, I am fully invested in helping you make those changes to live your most meaningful life. I have seen people who believed it was hopeless, felt helpless and lost move towards feeling meaningful and inspired. When you feel like you cannot hold hope, I will hold it for you. I will be there to help you find your best self and feel fulfilled. I specialize in working with teens and adults, starting at age 13, who experience a variety of issues, from low self-esteem to major trauma. I enjoy working with teenagers, developing the relationship that teenagers need to experience positive changes. I am accepting and relaxed, so clients do not feel judged or embarrassed. I create an atmosphere of trust and camaraderie with clients to help them develop their goals and move forward with changes in their emotions and behavior. I have been working in the mental health field for 22 years, providing therapy for the last eight years as a LPC-MHSP. My main treatment style is Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) along with a Person-Centered Approach and CBT. In utilizing EMDR, I help you connect your emotions and thoughts, make the memories of your trauma feel behind you. After a trauma, you may cognitively understand you are not responsible but emotionally feel guilty. EMDR gives the client a sense of freedom from that guilt or sense of responsibility. As a result, they no longer suffer from the worry and depression brought on by trauma. I utilize CBT and person-centered therapy to help you recognize how your thoughts, emotions and body are connected. We will explore how to change your thinking, which can change how you feel, moving towards a more positive mindset. I also utilize the skills-based positive approach, focusing on the client’s strengths and what they are doing right, building upon those strengths to help them change maladaptive behaviors and creating the best version of themselves.

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Lakshmie Napagoda

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping adult clients with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, PTSD, coping with grief and loss, and anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am EMDR trained, CBT and DBT certified. 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! I look forward to meeting you and working with you.

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Lois Pratt

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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.

How to find counseling in Michie

Finding the best therapist close by in Michie 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 in Michie that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Michie. 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 Michie, 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 in the Michie region and in the state of Tennessee. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Michie or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Michie 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 Michie, elsewhere in McNairy, 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 Michie area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Michie 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 Michie 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 Michie 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Michie, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Michie 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 Michie helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Michie 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 Michie 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 Michie 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.

Michie therapists 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 Michie 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 Michie 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TN, therapists 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 38357 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Michie 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Michie.

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 from a therapist. A Michie 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Michie, 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.

Michie 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

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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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to

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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