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Trish Miller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC-MHSP,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Trish Miller and I am a Master's Level Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider for the state of Tennessee. I currently have over 18 years experience in a wide array of mental health and relationship issues in which I am also SYMBIS Assessment Certified. Whether you are experiencing everyday anxiety, life stressors or have been through a traumatic experience, it is my mission to give you a safe place to work on you. For individuals who have experienced a traumatic experience and/or loss, I have worked extensively in the Trauma Field for over 10 years, specializing in trauma, suicide, homicide, complicated grief/loss, domestic violence, abuse, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It has been my passion to help people who have experienced a traumatic event regain a sense of self and help them go from victim to survivor. It is through the integration of different therapy styles and techniques that together with you, that I work to build on your strengths and achievements towards personal growth. This collaboration of techniques will give the opportunity to more effectively work through past and/or present issues that may be causing pain and hardship. It is through these combined efforts, that together and at your pace, we are able to gain insight and understanding into the difficulties so that you may overcome emotional hurdles and experience a more fulfilling life. It is important to remember that making changes in one’s life takes time, energy, and effort. As an agent of change, I am committed to supporting, empowering, and helping you through the challenges you may be facing. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" in life and in counseling. I plan each session based on what works for you and feel that it is my job to create a safe environment, free of judgment, as we work together through the difficult times. I am a graduate of DeSales University, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology; and have earned a Master's of Science Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Trauma Counseling from Chestnut Hill College.

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Jamie Brandmair

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,TFCBT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a licensed therapist with over twelve years of experience in individual, family, and group therapy. I am passionate about supporting others in their journey to find inner peace and balance. Mental health often creates barriers to the ability to have healthy relationships, motivation to utilize healthy coping skills, and to find joy in daily life. I am currently licensed in Tennessee as a LCSW (#6086) and am a nationally certified TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist) nationwide. I have experience in working with individuals, families and adolescents on a variety of life issues such as; depression, anxiety, mood, anger, family conflict, relationships, and trauma. I have training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and Play Therapy. My treatment style is rooted in a client or family centered psycho-dynamic approach. I have provided services in outpatient, inpatient, school based, detention, and in-home settings. I am a survivor of childhood trauma. Being a survivor has given me the belief that there is always hope and that nothing in life is final, but ever changing with possibilities. If you are seeking to go on a journey to heal, achieve mental health wellness, then you have to look no farther. You will find connection that is based in empathy. We all need someone to reach out to and who can say, "Me too".

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Amanda Burns

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): EdS, LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

After completing my Masters of Arts and Education Specialist degrees at Tennessee Technological University, I spent 8 years in the Nashville area. I obtained my license through supervised clinical work with the Vanderbilt Community Mental Health Center. Our team provided individual, group, and family therapy within Nashville Metro Schools Special Education program for Emotionally Disturbed children and adolescents, plus we aided educators and families with development of behavior intervention plans and classroom intervention plans/support. During this time, I also worked in the Vanderbilt Community Health Center providing outpatient therapy to adolescents and adults. Since relocating my experience has focused on working with adults and adolescents, in both residential treatment, and the outpatient setting. For the past 8 years I have been self-employed as a sole proprietor of my own practice, located in a suite that includes a Psychiatrist, two psychiatric nurse practitioners, and another therapist. My training and experience has a wide range, and includes but isn’t limited to the following: Trauma issues, including sexual/physical abuse and PTSD, Grief and loss, Anger management, Crisis intervention, Depression and Anxiety, Parent training regarding behavioral issues, Coping with chronic illness; mental health and general health conditions, and Diagnosing mental health issues.

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Carrie Fraser

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT,Spiritual Director
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Life is a journey that this full of experiences which challenge and inspire us. We don't have to face the challenges alone. It is important to be able to communicate our feelings, experiences, and needs in a safe environment. Sometimes we need a guide to navigate the difficulties that stand between us living fully into our best selves. I believe counseling should be a collaborative approach. It is vital that you have a a safe space, without judgement, to understand and explore how to live into your authentic self. I am passionate about creating a nonjudgmental, safe place for you to find support. I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Tennessee with over 20 years of experience working with a wide range of concerns including substance use/recovery, codependency, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, life transitions and spiritual concerns. In working together I will utilize a mixture of different approaches that is focused on your healing and individualized to your needs. My experience with mental health, addiction recovery, crisis management, life transitions, and spiritual direction has provided me with experience to meet you exactly where you are on your journey. It takes courage to seek help and my hope and passion is create a supportive environment of mutual respect, empathy and compassionate care. I would be honored to meet with you and help provide a safe space for growth and healing.

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Tameka Dennis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, depression, grief & 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.

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Travis Hill

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & anger management. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have written a book on anger management (Navigate Anger- available on Amazon). Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am ready to get started when you are!

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Christopher White

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a counselor licensed in Pennsylvania with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, trauma, grief and loss, and self-esteem. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and reality/choice theory. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jason Fox

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MHSP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingADHD
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Jason Fox and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation in Tennessee (LPC,MHSP) I have 17 years experience in mental health. I practice primarily cognitive behavioral therapy. I focus on trying to teach people that we need to think and act better first in order to feel better. I have experience working in crisis and crisis supervision. I have worked with clients as young as 5 and as old as in their 80's. I have seen a lot of different things over the years and the most important thing to me as a therapist is to meet clients where they are at and to have a positive working relationship with them to help them get to where they are going. It is often difficult to begin the journey of therapy and I am glad you are considering it. Most people come to therapy hoping to try and fix something in their life that does not seem to be working so well. I will work with you to try and discover what all is going on and how we can work together to help you be the best self you can be. I believe in focusing on building small, easy to learn coping skills and taking consistent baby steps towards your goals. The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.

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Bruce Davenport

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
37 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with over 37 years of experience. I believe we are all on a lifelong journey of healing and growth, regardless of our circumstances. My mission is to help people get along better with the important people in their lives, including themselves. I specialize in helping clients cope with stress and anxiety, improve relationships, handle family conflict, and navigate parenting challenges. I also work with individuals in marriages where only one spouse is interested in improving the relationship. My philosophy is to teach people how to live from the inside out by empowering them to focus on the things they can change to gain more effective control of their lives. I am passionate about helping others achieve inner peace in their lives by gaining the skills they need to make more effective choices.

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Amatullah Majeed

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Ridgetop

Finding the best therapist close by in Ridgetop can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Ridgetop that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Ridgetop. 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 Ridgetop, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Ridgetop region and in the state of Tennessee. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Ridgetop or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Ridgetop area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

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

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ridgetop 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 Ridgetop 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 Ridgetop may not take health insurance, some in the state of Tennessee may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Tennessee you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

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

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Ridgetop 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 Ridgetop helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Ridgetop therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Ridgetop therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Ridgetop?

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

Ridgetop therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Ridgetop 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 Ridgetop therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TN, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 37073 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Ridgetop counselor?

Before seeing your Ridgetop therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Ridgetop.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Ridgetop licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Ridgetop counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Ridgetop, 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.

Ridgetop has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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37072, 37073, 37152

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