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Emily Hand

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MHSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee with 5 years of experience working with substance and behavioral addiction issues. In addition to this population I have also worked with clients with varying concerns including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, relationship issues, and parenting problems. I have focused a great deal of my training on helping those who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My approach in counseling is curious and interactive. I believe in meeting you where you are and will treat you with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I have found that one of my greatest joys is bearing witness to folks waking up to their inner strength, beauty, and resilience. My approach combines EMDR, rational emotive behavioral therapy, mindfulness interventions, and grief counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe your brain wants to heal just as your body does and is wired for you to have fulfillment and well-being, but that sometimes we get stuck in our difficult emotions or situations. It takes courage and curiosity to want to feel better and because you are seeking help means you are already on your way! If that means working with me, I will be honored to support and empower you. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Charles “Andrew” Baskin

Offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
12 years of experience as a therapist

Are you looking for a partner in your journey toward wellness? I will help you reduce feelings of anxiety and depression to achieve relational and personal well being. Are you open to collaboration as you look for effective solutions and willing to cooperate with implementing new strategies for living well? Then my versatile and creative approach to therapy could be a good match for you. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (NC and TN) with 10+ years experience in mental and behavioral health. As a marriage and family therapist, I am convinced that involving supports and exploring systemic issues can contribute to therapeutic success. I am committed to treating each client, couple, or family collaboratively and will work with you to identify which intervention or approach will best help you meet your identified goals. I welcome any opportunity to join with you in finding solutions to the issues that trouble you. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Leslie Kay

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Leslie Kay and I’m a professional counselor, licensed in the state of Tennessee. I began serving in the mental health field in 2010, and in 2014 received my MS in clinical mental health counseling. I’ve worked in various clinical settings, including in a community mental health clinic, a rehabilitative correctional facility, an inpatient addiction recovery center, and most recently on a university campus. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, motivational and quality-of-life concerns, attachment wounds, relationship issues, self-esteem and self-confidence, spiritual abuse, developmental/stage-of-life concerns, spiritual/meaning-of-life concerns, identity development and addiction recovery. I would describe my integrated approach to counseling as being strengths-based and client-centered in nature; including elements of motivational enhancement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic and attachment theory; and being informed by neurobiology. While I do not have the expertise to describe myself as trauma-focused, I would say that I am trauma-informed, in that I am mindful of the behavioral and neurological impact of developmental trauma. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step toward seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Aimee Pierce

Offering therapy in TN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with more than 15 years of professional work experience in private practice, school and parochial settings. I have worked with individuals and families dealing with parenting challenges, family conflicts, coping with major life changes, and situational depression. Every client is unique and brings their own set of strengths and challenges to therapy, with that in mind I pull from a few different evidence-based approaches to therapy to fit each client. Cognitive therapy, Acceptance-Commitment therapy, EFT and psychoeducation are commonly used. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking a step toward change and healing through therapy takes courage, and I am honored to be a support to clients in that process.

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John Laprade

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee and New York with 5 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 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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Edgar Fritz

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
40 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Brittany Holland

Offering therapy in TN
Relationship issuesGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I’m Brittany. Thanks for reviewing my profile. I hope that you find what you are looking for. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) in the state of Alabama, Arizona, Tennessee and Georgia. I have over 14 years of experience working within the mental health profession. I particularly have a passion for working with women and women's issues, those experiencing infertility, postpartum struggles, parenting/relationship concerns. I also have a huge passion for working with those suffering through any type of grief and loss. Grief and loss affect us all and it comes in many shapes and forms. Infertility, miscarriages, postpartum can also be forms of grief and loss. These topics are not discussed enough and I want to be an empathic source of care during these difficult times. I believe in being a foundation of comfort during a time of difficulty and uncertainty that grief can add to our already busy lives. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental environment that with client collaboration, will guide you through the situation you are experiencing and at the pace you are comfortable with. I can offer a live chat session, video or phone sessions. I am available most week days for sessions. I have a few evening sessions available but are limited. I typically offer sessions from 8-9, 10-2:30 Monday - Friday, Central Standard Time. Psychology Today Profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/1091057

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Kenneth Perry

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Shunda McCoy

Offering therapy in TN
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesAnger managementADHD
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, parenting issues, & anger management. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Brookielle Boddie Sheffield

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. Pain or Pleasure; nothing last forever. Life is a cycle of continuous processes, transitions and development... channeling through can be much more beneficial and rewarding when you don't feel alone, judged, or criticized. At this time in your life you are deserving and worthy of the therapeutic process. Whether you are looking for healing or to transition from point a to point z, I am here to aid you in living your best life. Therapy is a collaborative process. I am the expert at what I do, however you are the expert on you. I am here to guide you through a healthy emotional, mental, and physiological catharsis. As a professional counselor, I acknowledge your unique life experiences and challenges and I pride myself on providing confidence, compassion, and competency.

How to find counseling in Saint Joseph

Finding the best therapist close by in Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph. 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 Saint Joseph, 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 Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph, elsewhere in Lawrence, 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 Saint Joseph area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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).

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

Therapists in Saint Joseph, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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?

BetterHelp's verified Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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.

Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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 38481 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 Saint Joseph 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 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 Saint Joseph.

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 from a therapist. A Saint Joseph 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 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 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 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 Saint Joseph, 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.

Saint Joseph 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 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.

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