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Mary Capers

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC,MHSP,LADAC II
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

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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Elizabeth Stivers

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I specialize in working with adolescents, adults and families and have been offering dynamic clinical services since 2001. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the States of Tennessee and Maine and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and my master’s degree in social work at The University of Chicago. I am committed to offering compassionate and professional services to everyone who comes to me seeking assistance. I have worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings (in homes, community centers, hospitals, residential placements, outpatient clinics, and private practice) and facing a multitude of issues. Some of these issues include: • Grief and loss • Depression/Anxiety • School difficulties • Family or sibling conflict • Blended families • Pre and post adoption adjustments • Foster care challenges • Children with chronic or critical illness The families that I see benefit from my broad perspective of an entire family system as well as my meticulous attention to the individual needs of each family member. In my work with clients I teach healthy communication skills, empower individuals to make desired changes in their lives, enhance individuals’ understanding of the mental and emotional processes influencing their interpersonal dynamics, and assist those coping with the stresses of everyday life changes.

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Karina Fernandez

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page. I've worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years. I graduated with my Masters in Social Worker at Loma Linda University in San Bernardino California. My passion has always been to help others overcome challenging obstacles that we may face in our lives. I have worked in various settings that are geared towards helping individuals with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health concerns. Additionally, I have experience working with survivors of violent crimes which include sexual assault victims, robbery/assault, domestic violence, homicide survivors. I also have comprehensive expertise with complex grief and loss. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. I am EMDR certified to aid in complex traumas, client centered approaches that are customized to fit your individual needs, and I also utilize the empowerment model which helps identify those strengths that you've had all long. I am just a guide to help you uncover all your greatest potential. You are the gem you've been looking for, now it's time to find your healing.

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Dava Wilson

Offering therapy in TN
License: MPA,MSSA,LCSW, ABD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Kentucky, but also licensed in Tennessee and, South Carolina, and Florida with 9 years' experience working with people making change in their life. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths-based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I believe that you have the ability to rewrite your own story with support from a professional. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them! Be proud of yourself for taking this first step to your new narrative! Please allow 24 hours for responses via any method (chat, email, etc.) for brand new clients and 24-48 for additional inquiries, although most will be within 24 hours. Please remember that therapists need self-care as well, so weekends I will not be responding to emails as I will be spending time with my family. If it is an emergency and you are having thoughts of self-harm or harming others please call 911 immediately.

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Catherine Allen

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC ,MHSP
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor /Mental Health Service Provider (LPC MHSP), licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of experienced as a licensed therapist. Prior to that I worked as a therapist for 3 years as I worked toward requirements for licensure. I have worked with children and adults helping them to explore a range of issues including, anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, relationship (Couples) and family issues. My approach to therapy is client -centered, open and focused on positive regard for you, the client. Modalities I use in therapy include Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Often I incorporate existentialism into these approaches. I am a Christian and although I would not advertise myself as a "Christian Counselor" or use therapy as a means to proselytize, I would describe myself as a counselor who sees the world through the teachings of Jesus. I do have much experience though with clients from many backgrounds. I will always meet the client wherever he or she is and work to develop rapport and a plan of treatment specifically for each of you. Reaching out, trying to better understand yourself and others takes a lot of strength, energy and courage. It is an honor to be invited to help someone in this process. If you think that now would be a good time to step into this journey, I am ready to meet you.

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Kelly Haught

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

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

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Rebecca Delaney

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping people cope with stress anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and confidence, and life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, 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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Melinda Bailes

Offering therapy in TN
GriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
37 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 37 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Jacquelyn Robinson

Offering therapy in TN
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over ten years of experience in Southern California. I hold a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University. I have gained experience working in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, trustful and non-judgmental environment; to help my clients uncover, unpack and understand those obstacles that hinder their quality of life. Life is a struggle all by itself my goal is to help support you through your journey. My theoretic orientation is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), but I integrate various theories. I will tailor your treatment to fit your individual needs. The first step towards healing and living a fulfilling and enriching life is to reach out to those who can support you, and I’m always honored to provide that support to my clients.

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Elizabeth Mergens

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Tennessee with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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 Oakdale

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale, 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 37829 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale, 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.

Oakdale 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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