About 25 miles west of Knoxville, Tennessee, you will find the quaint little town of Oak Ridge. This town was the site of the Manhattan Project, which was the project between the Canadians, British, and Americans to develop the atomic bomb. Because of this, the town is nicknamed “The Atomic City.” However, it is a safe place to live and there is absolutely no danger of any kind of radioactivity anywhere in the town. 

Living in a small town can be a benefit for many, especially those who suffer from anxiety disorders like social anxiety. If just the thought of entering a crowded room makes you feel panicked, you need to talk to one of the dedicated counselors in the town of Oak Ridge. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MS Rehab Admin, Certified Anger Management Specialist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Ellen, and my approach is unique to each client. I am committed to working with you to ensure that you accomplish your goals. My eclectic counseling style is comprised of many different theories, techniques, and evidence based practices. I have specialized training and experience working with CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Social Thinking, and Family Systems Therapy. After 20 years in the field, I have developed a strong professional foundation focused on providing you with the skills you need to alleviate daily stressors and m...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hi- My name is Neesha Roberts and I've been in Nashville for 4+ years by way of New York City, (although I was raised in Alabama). I've been fortunate to gain experience in juvenile detention and K-12 schools, with the most experience in intensive in-home counseling for foster and birth families. When people are ready to do the work they always get better. Motivation is key! However, it's okay if you don't think you're ready but just want to test it out. Whatever you're reasons are, they're valid. My treatment approach is varied, but most of the time I vie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

I defined personal values decades ago that have served as beacons in my life, both professionally and privately. Growth, integrity, vision, excellence and service are the principles that are bedrock to all of the choices I make as a psychotherapist. My approach is one that empathetically seeks to empower individuals by encouraging participation and ownership of responsibility, and instilling confidence and determination in attaining treatment goals, all within a safe, non-judgmental setting. I have worked in both medical and clinical settings serving adults, veter...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Rachael is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist committed to treating individuals of all ages, families, and couples. Rachael has been providing therapy services for 4 years, she graduated with her Master's in 2017 and been with BetterHelp since licensed in 2021. She feels confident working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, pre/post-divorce, and behavioral concerns in children. Rachael is a certified Parent-Child Interactive Therapist and has completed trainings in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Studies...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP, NCC, CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation licensed in Tennessee with over 4 years of experience. I am a National Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including struggling with addiction issues, depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, and trauma. I have helped many people who have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. My counseling style focuses on rapport building and meeting the client where they are at in a non...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A. , LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) having many years of experience, I have realized that client goals and outcome expectations can differ as much as therapeutic approaches. I use many different therapies in my work with couples and individuals, but I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy more than any other therapies. My belief is that treatments must be designed and implemented in collaboration with the couple or individual being counseled. Therefore, my goal is to provide the program and treatment that my patients are...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Tennessee with 8 years of professional work experience in the Netherlands as well as America. Prior to my time at better health, I was fortunate to work with a diverse population facing a broad spectrum of clinical issues in the community and local mental health centers. In these settings, I have primarily worked with young adults and adolescents. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, panic disorder, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder, PTSD, personality disorders, and AD(H)D. I...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,J Brooks Cooper
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 46

I am a LCSW from Tennessee with forty six years of experience in providing therapy to a wide range of clients . These patients have suffered from depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, LGBT issues, and trauma as well as numerous other issues. If you chose to speak to me , you will find it a judgement free zone regardless of the situation. I consider myself almost" shock free" so don't hesitate to be as open as you feel comfortable. I am here to provide different perspectives and help you determine your next steps. Like most therapists, I use a mixture of therapy...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am originally from Reno Nevada. I have been licensed as a clinical social worker since 2012. I have vast experience with grief counseling, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, as well as caregiving. I have worked in dialysis and extensively with Alzheimer's. I prefer to use cognitive behavioral therapy and client centered therapy. I believe in the importance of journaling and focusing on the positive, rather than the negative; and in that I try to empower my clients in every way that I can.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Tennessee with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with 5 years of professional practice. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, family conflicts, and parenting issues. I work with my clients to promote an open and safe environment free from judgment where thoughts and feelings can be shared, and goals made and reached. I so look forward to working alongside you.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am an LCSW in the states of Tennessee, New York and Virginia, with over 11 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 yo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Tennessee with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Tennessee with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with a variety of issues. Check out my specialties below. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Tennessee with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Tennessee with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed psychotherapist with 20 years of clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Tennessee with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Oak Ridge?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Oak Ridge area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Oak Ridge and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Oak Ridge or elsewhere in Anderson or the state of Tennessee.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Oak Ridge therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Oak Ridge due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Oak Ridge and elsewhere throughout the state of Tennessee you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Oak Ridge to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Oak Ridge, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Oak Ridge, TN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 37830 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Oak Ridge:

37830, 37831

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.