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Brian Edwards

Offering therapy in TN
License: MA,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
31 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in Tennessee with more than 25 years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, as well as pastoral care and counseling to young people and their families in an educational setting. I have vast experience working with clients who have depression, anxiety, relationship problems, difficulty in parenting, as well as faith-based issues. I strive to be warm and interactive as a counselor. I treat my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is client-centered, but I draw upon an eclectic array of tools to assist clients reach the healthy goals they set for themselves. I hold a Masters degree in Social Work. It takes a lot of courage to seek change, but in doing so you will discover a more fulfilling and joyful life. If you are ready to take that step, then I am here to assist you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jennifer Woodruff

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the states of Tennessee, Rhode Island, Montana, and New Jersey. I have almost 10 years of experience working as a social worker, half of those in a community mental health center. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Prior to entering social work, I was teacher in a public elementary school and a librarian. I care and love helping people of all ages heal and progress, and accept each person's right to make their own decisions. My approaches are Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy. I look forward to working with you! “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

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Erika Fugere

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
9 years of experience

Hi! I am a practicing LCSW with 8 years experience. I received my undergraduate degree in social work from West Virginia University and my masters degree from East Tennessee State University. I have a passion for helping individuals cope with ongoing life stressors and building the best version of themselves. My passions include working with those struggling to manage stress and anxiety. I also enjoy helping with parenting skills and teaching effective ways to communicate to build healthy relationships within families. I also have experience in treating substance abuse as well as working with families effected by other's substance use. Reach out to me if you think I can be of assistance. I would enjoy working together!

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Stephanie Piper

Offering therapy in TN
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
11 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been working as a therapist since 2012. My experience as a therapist includes working with adults, couples, families, and adolescents in an office setting as well as online. I have worked in an outpatient setting as well as in residential. I have assisted clients with a wide range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, interpersonal issues, adjustment issues, relationship and parenting issues, crisis, and teen concerns. In my work with clients, I use some leading psychological modalities, such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Strategic, and Solution-Focused Therapy. My approach is tailored to each individual person and believe that each person is unique and I make consistent efforts to meet each client “where they are.”

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Francine Owens

Offering therapy in TN
License: MSSW,LCSW,RPT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
28 years of experience

I am Francine Owens, Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Jackson, TN. I’m a private practitioner and owner of Owens Family Counseling. At the University of Tennessee (Memphis) School of Social Work, I received my MSSW in Social Work treatment. With over 20 years of experience in clinical treatment; I am highly knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to working with individuals, couples and families. My goal is to assist you in therapy to help discover your true self, and lead you to a life worth celebrating. While no one can change difficult situations or experiences of the past, you and I can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapeutic approaches and techniques, I will help you change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. To help meet my client’s needs, my therapy style is warm, respectful, non-judgmental, compassionate and sensitive. My approach is rooted in evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT). I am committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice which serves as a safe harbor for the LGBTQ community and those who are non-binary or genderqueer as well. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through challenging situations, or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life; I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Let’s get started! All the best, Francine Owens, LCSW

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Courtney Bevins

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
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, coping with addictions, 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Natasha Leeth

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and depression as well as life transitions including relationships and 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.

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Deborah Butler

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
41 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 41 years of professional experience in a variety of work settings which required expertise in order to help others learn anxiety and stress management, conflict resolution, interpersonal effectiveness, feelings management, communication skills, decision making, goal setting processes, time management, assertiveness, and leadership skills. Regarding adults I specialize in women's issues. I have found that managing change (as in the transitions involved in career searches, new relationships, losses, aging, “empty nest”, etc.) are challenging and often involve learning new coping/effectiveness skills. I am a Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider in regard to virtual counseling and have found Telehealth can be very effective. Sessions are generally scheduled starting at 9am CST (10 am EST) with the last appointment at 6pm EST (5pm CST) on Tuesdays and Thursday with Saturday morning appointments available. There may be openings at the same hours on other weekdays arranged upon request. Messaging on your page is checked at least every other day and worksheets plus other Better Health resources are utilized as well as other articles as needed. Therapy is adapted to your needs and preferences-there are many strategies available and we need to find what works best for you. I look forward to going with you on your journey toward health and working on your goals! I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Valri Bromfield

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience

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.

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Tara Seay

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, & 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.

How to find counseling in Pittman Center

Finding the best therapist close by in Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center. 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 Pittman Center, 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 Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center, elsewhere in Sevier, 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 Pittman Center area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center, 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 Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center 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 37876 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 Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center 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 Pittman Center, 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.

Pittman Center 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Pittman Center:

37738, 37876

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