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Maggie Lemley

Offering therapy in TN
License: MA,LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
15 years of experience

Thank you for visiting my profile. While in my care, you will find a nonjudgmental space to explore possibilities and solutions. Even though venting frustrations can sometimes feel relieving, that relief can be temporary if not fleeting. It is my goal and privilege to help people gain awareness, insight, and process emotions to maximize personal growth. Let's reduce emotional suffering effectively and efficiently. I am licensed as a professional counselor in the states of TN and KY. Each year I attend numerous professional trainings and conferences so I can provide proper care for the individuals I see. I started working in the mental health field over 16 years ago with individuals, families, and couples. Within the last 5 years, I have provided therapy for military service members and their families. I completed professional trainings in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and attended numerous workshops on couple’s communication, alternative lifestyles and military culture. My experience in the field of psychology includes 11 years serving clients with severe and persistent mental illness. I worked in the community mental health setting as a psychiatric Case Manager, Program Assistant to an intensive outpatient team, Therapist and as an Assessment Clinician. During my graduate program, I interned at Davidson County’s Correctional Development Center, providing therapy for female inmates. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Dr. Lawanda Hall

Offering therapy in TN
License: DBH,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am Dr. Lawanda Hall, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with people experiencing difficulty with life stressors. I hold a doctorate in Behavioral Health and utilize multiple therapeutic techniques to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. During the therapeutic process, I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental space as we work together to help strengthen awareness, and increase personal growth and healing within yourself and in your relationships. My role is to guide and support you as you develop the confidence and skills necessary to live your best life. I specialize in the following areas: Stress, Anxiety Depression Disability and Health Concerns Caregiver Stress Family/Relationship Conflicts Multicultural Concerns Coping with Life Changes I applaud you for investing in yourself by prioritizing your mental health. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

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Kathy Duncan

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

Hello, it is nice to meet you. My name is Kathy, and I live in Knoxville, TN. I have 33 years of experience working in the mental health profession and over 25 years of practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive knowledge in the treatment of depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, anger management, low self-esteem, relationship issues, ADHD and substance use. I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with individuals and couples dealing with difficult life circumstances, unexpected changes and past/present trauma. Over the course of my career, I have assisted individual in learning to manage some of the most difficult and often life-altering situations. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, person-centered and psychodynamic therapy. I am particularly interested in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy as I firmly believe in the connection between our thoughts and how they affect our functioning. I will approach each visit with an open mind and non-judgmental attitude. I have had many former clients report that I am warm, empathetic, compassionate and affable. It is my belief that a strong therapeutic rapport is the foundation for a successful treatment outcome. I look forward to meeting you soon and am so glad that you have decided to take this step forward in your journey towards better mental health.

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Sandra Graham

Offering therapy in TN
License: MS,LPC
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in the state of Tennessee with 25 years of professional work experience. Most of my career has been spent in a residential setting working with children and adolescents ages 5 to 17, with co- occurring disorders, emotional, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental challenges. In addition to providing services in a RTC, I also have experience in outpatient community mental health, and home based counseling. My clinical skill set consist of assisting clients cope with anxiety, loss and grief issues, issues with self esteem, depression, trauma, relationship issues & family issues. However, my current career path affords me the opportunity to work with children of active duty service members, which often times expand services to the entire family. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many existing 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 such bravery, and I look forward to cheering you on as you become your best version of your true authentic self.

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Mary Lynn Millsaps

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi there, my name is Mary Lynn. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years of experience in coaching and therapy. I am passionate about helping others to unwind, observe, and possibly change thoughts and behaviors that are barriers to living a joyful life. Offering a patient-centered approach, I blend therapeutic styles to what is most helpful and productive for each individual. Whether it is adjusting to a life change, managing anxiousness, or dealing with trauma or loss, let’s work together to observe what is happening in and around us and move forward with intention. A bit more about my background: I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Masters in Science in Social Work, specializing in Trauma and Interpersonal Practice. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, and Integrative Therapies. My professional experiences include working in settings of trauma, healthcare, and international social work providing clinical counseling to individuals and groups. Please reach out if you'd like!

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Katherine Combs

Offering therapy in TN
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed to work with those in the state of Tennessee, USA, with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths to overcome your challenges. Different situations can take place without our ability to feel prepared. You can take time for yourself and begin processing, in a safe and secure manner, through teletherapy services. Everyone has their own walk in life. At any point in our journey, we each have a different view through our own experience. What you are experiencing is your reality. Others may not understand or may even feel frustrated with hearing your concerns. There is a time when it might be helpful to seek outside help. Meeting with a counselor means your privacy and confidentiality comes first. A counselor works with you and allows you time to process and identify steps you feel you can take to meet your goals. I want to work with people to help them build insight into their life and feel more confident about their walk. People often struggle with feeling that their circumstance or themselves are “weird” or “crazy.” These terms are currently used more derogatory and self-depreciating. As humans, we each make mistakes, we each struggle at various points in life, we each have our abilities and strengths. We are able to press on and come through whatever challenge we may have. I want people to see their abilities regardless of the negative. I want to help those that have had horrible things happen to them, those that feel trapped in certain life situations, those that may just need some encouragement. I have been trained in various therapeutic techniques and have found most relation in the Solution Focused umbrella utilizing Narrative therapy. Solution Focused therapy helps people recognize how to work towards what they want- including how Narrative therapy sees each person’s storyline from their past, separating themselves from their problem (instead of living stuck), and recognizing how they want their story to continue. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as other areas of therapy work. Our reality includes the good, the bad, and the possible. Let me work with you on recognizing your abilities. I cannot say that I live a perfect life or will show you how to live the perfect life. I will work with you towards exploring what you have experienced in life and where you want to go. I believe each of us are successful, no matter what challenges we have been through. I believe in the power of humanity. There is a lot we do not have control of and a lot we can conquer together. I am available for sessions Mondays and Tuesdays 9-5 EST, Wednesdays 9-2 EST. I will check messages throughout the weekday and respond as able.

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Victoria Bartholomew

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Texas and Tennessee, with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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. If you're willing to work hard make the changes, I am here to cheer you on!

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Melissa Woodby

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy related 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. 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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Hallie Bloom

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Jennifer Bennett

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am a graduate of Tennessee Tech University, I hold a master's degree from The University of Tennessee and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in private practice for the last 11 years and prior to private practice I accumulated experience working with families and children in a variety of settings, as well as Seniors in an inpatient setting. I have been a single mother for the last 14 years and raised 3 children. I specialize in co-parenting counseling, divorce counseling for parents and children, parental alienation, as well as trauma therapy. I have been a professional witness in court proceedings for many years and have experience in therapeutic supervision for children and their parents. Marriage counseling, women's life issues and working with PTSD clients have also been primary in my practice. I am trained in EMDR and utilize this as well as CBT and Mindfulness for a large portion of my clients. I am affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

How to find counseling in Oliver Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs. 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 Oliver Springs, 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 Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs, elsewhere in Roane, 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 Oliver Springs area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs, 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 Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs 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 37840 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 Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs, 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.

Oliver Springs 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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