Finding counseling services that fit your schedule can be challenging, which is where a platform like BetterHelp comes in. With an online therapy platform, you can go through the therapeutic process with a trained, vetted, licensed mental health professional. Whether you need support with spiritual health, women's issues, or career counseling or want to work with someone who can help treat depression, eating disorders, or complex conditions like obsessive compulsive disorder or alcohol misuse, a BetterHelp therapist can help you online from the comfort of home. If you’re feeling stuck in negative behaviors and want to discover joy in your life again, connect with one of the Nashville, TN-based therapists below.

 

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Tiffany Marks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked in our community for over 15 years with a diverse population. I have worked with individual and couples trying to figure out how to move forward. Sometimes we feel stuck and have a hard time trying to figure out our life's struggles. I enjoy working with individual's and couples on making decisions that can change their lives through counseling. I have worked with individual's and couples who struggle with personal and professional issues. Dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, communication, and learning to express their thoughts and feelings is just some of the topics we have focused on. Some of the therapeutic treatments used are cognitive-behavior therapy, behavior modification, trauma-focused CBT, and solution focused therapy. It is important to help identify individuals’ strengths, needs and goals to create opportunities that will empower and guide individuals through self-growth. I am a professional that is caring, a good listener, compassionate and nonjudgmental. It’s my hope to provide an environment that demonstrate professionalism and respect for all individuals and couples I meet. Thank you for reaching out and making one of the best decisions you can make in changing your life!

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Mary Capers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MHSP,LADAC II
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee with over 3 years of experience working in the substance abuse field. My counseling style is warm and playful. My approach uses motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, somatic therapy and solutions-focused therapy. As humans we all have our own vulnerabilities, desires, insecurities, and each of us, our own past. Working with a counselor is a tool of empowerment that allows us to meet our goals, create self awareness, and foster changes we wish to see in our lives. With life’s twists and turns, we can get out of balance and have struggles with adapting to our ever-changing surroundings. I work with clients to find healing and growth in a safe, non-judgmental space. It is my firm belief that in order to properly approach all of life’s external challenges, we must attend to our own internal challenges as well. I work with clients who are confronted with concerns about self worth, substance abuse, life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts and many other stressors.

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Tia Jackson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,MBA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings, my name is Tia Kyles Jackson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with children, youth and adults to help them deal with difficult, life changing events and mental health issues. I am dedicated to providing professional services that will improve the mental and emotional health and well being of individuals, by providing a boost in self-esteem, additional coping skills, or just another perspective on life. I promise to listen to you and use your life experiences to promote growth and development. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Southern University, my Master's of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Tennessee, and my Master's of Business Administration with a concentration in health care management from the University of Phoenix. I am currently licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Over the last 25 years I have provided individual, group and family therapy in various settings. In my practice I not only listen with my ears, but I believe empathic listening comes from the heart.

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Alison Crane

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience working with a wide variety of individuals. I have over 18 years of experience working with older adults and their families through the transition of life stages, and have quite a lot of experience with the challenges that come with being a caregiver. I also have many years of experience working with adults who are transitioning from college or from home into the next phase of their life, as well as with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and other persistent mental health challenges. My counseling style is warm, supportive and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I will never judge you. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and solution focused counseling. We will be collaborative partners in identifying your own goals and strengths so that you can start feeling like your best self. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

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Piper McMichen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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

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Sarah Williamson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-MHSP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Cicely Alvis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker working in the files for the past 14 years. I have worked in a variety of administrative and clinics rolls which includes intensive case management, addiction treatment, court ordered treatment, crisis services, suicide prevention and work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. I utilize a cognitive and solution focused approach when working with clients.

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Kara Fedore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Kara and I am so excited for the opportunity to work with you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Tennessee. I have 7 years of experience working with a variety of individuals experiencing concerns such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, self esteem, life changes and transitions, and relationship challenges. I have also worked with many people who have experienced domestic violence, trauma, and acute crisis. I use a wide variety of approaches with clients, all of which come down to being client centered. I tailor my approach to each person I work with, using primarily a combination of elements of EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am always growing, learning, and adapting my approaches to be the best therapist that I can be. It has taken so much courage to even get to this point in your journey of self improvement and discovery, applaud yourself for that! The idea of going to therapy can be scary and it keeps a lot of people away. I like to think of going to therapy as a scheduled time in your week to invest in yourself - it doesn't mean that something is wrong with you. Rather, coming to therapy means something is RIGHT with you. You are taking control of your life, admitting that things could be going better, and making steps to achieve your goals. It's okay if you don't know where to start - we can figure it out together. I hope to walk with you and empower you on your new journey. I am looking forward to getting to know you!

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Natalia Blevins-Conner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefParenting issuesDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee and Virginia with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Valri Bromfield

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts and Tennessee with 15 years of professional work experience. I began my career in the counseling center of Vanderbilt University then, Smith College. For the past three years I have worked independently with teens, adults, couples, and the LGBTQIA community, who have come to therapy with: anxiety, panic, grief, depression, self concept, relationship, intimacy roadblocks, and life adjustment challenges. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Bring your curiosity and we will work together toward building peace into your life.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Nashville

Finding the best therapist close by in Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville. 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 Nashville, 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Nashville 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 Nashville, elsewhere in Davidson, or in the greater state of Tennessee.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Nashville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Nashville online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Nashville, 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 Nashville psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Nashville 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 Nashville 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Nashville 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Nashville 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 in Nashville?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Nashville 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.

Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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 37241 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 Nashville counselor?

Before seeing your Nashville 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 Nashville.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Nashville, 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.

Nashville 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 during telehealth appointments?

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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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 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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