Hiking the trails among the breathtaking Smoky Mountains offers many moments for inner reflection. Located in the heart of the Smokies, is Sevierville, a town whose residents have the opportunity to explore this dynamic area on a regular basis.

While hiking in the Smokies is full of ups and downs, so can hiking your way through life. If you’re having a hard time getting up the mountain, please reach out to a Sevierville-area mental health professional. They’re qualified to assess your needs and provide you with custom-tailored treatment that can help get you back to hiking up that mountain.

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Janet Newsham

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

One of my beloved aspects of being a therapist is having conversations about life helping my clients to grow into their full potential. I create a safe environment for clients to share intimate moments of their life they have never disclosed prior. My approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Psycho-education, Existentialism, and Motivational Interviewing. My range of experience includes phase of life issues, parenting, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions work, mood disorders, career issues, life coaching aspects, infertility issues, and many other areas of mental health development. I am sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQIA community and family conflict issues.

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Mari Carter

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

"You don't get to rewrite your past, but YOU get to decide how your story ends!" My counseling philosophy is the belief that individuals have power, choice, voice. I have five years counseling experience with individuals with addiction issues, unresolved trauma, and grief and loss. I aim to assist individuals in reconnecting with his or her power of choice and voice, as well as, guiding one toward healing through development of healthy coping skills and peer support. My counseling style is non-judgmental, warm, respectful, and compassionate. My approach to counseling combines Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. No one individual is the same - treatment plans and dialogue will reflect the specific needs of each individual. Taking the step toward healing can be a daunting task, but I hope to encourage you and help you find peace, happiness, and well-being while on this journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Jennifer Galyon

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
7 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Tennessee working as a mental health therapist. I have had experience in therapy with individuals, couples ,family and children. My education is a Masters in Professional Counseling. I have also supervised other therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse issues, domestic violence, and personality disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is empathetic and interactive. I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. 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 towards 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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Patrick Reynolds

Offering therapy in TN
License: MA ,LPC ,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello. The first step in any journey is always the hardest, but also the most rewarding because you are finally making the decision to not settle for what is and instead, are looking forward to what might be! My name is Patrick Reynolds. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Arizona, Tennessee, and South Carolina. I also hold a master’s degree in counseling (MA) from Liberty University and I also provide clinical supervision to candidates seeking licensure in Arizona as a certified supervisor. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various mental health and addiction settings, plus via telehealth, and my military experience and Christian Counselor background gives me a well-rounded perspective of a diversified population hurting for a variety of reasons. It has been my greatest pleasure to have helped many in challenge work through depression, anxiety, stress, relational and family engagement issues, substance use and trauma. With 20+ years of experience in the field, I willingly accept the challenge to walk-beside those in need to collaboratively work through issues and stressors in a supportive, therapeutic relationship mentoring positivity and healing. It is important to not only be heard, but to also come to fully know that we do not need to go through our struggles alone as we seek change and healing. We are stronger together than alone! My approach combines an eclectic style built upon the person-centered approach and then drawing from a variety of modalities, from cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, client-centered, trauma-informed, and motivational interviewing to address situations in a warm, caring, and respectful manner to meet each person where they’re at without judgement! Come let us walk together. SPECIALTIES • Depression, Motivation, Self-Esteem • Hyperactivity, Bi-Polar • Stress, Anxiety, Grief/Loss • Relational Issues, Attachment • Coping with life changes • SA Addiction & Experimentation • Trauma, Abuse, Self-Harm, SI/HI

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Allen Gholston

Offering therapy in TN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
20 years of experience

I have held a Masters in Social Work since 2001; I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2016. I am currently in the dissertation phase of obtaining my PhD in Psychology, Health Science. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns; depression, anxiety, various illnesses, grief and loss concerns and end of life challenges for individuals and their loved ones. I believe in the positive regard for all. My approach is client-centered and solution-focused. I believe in tailoring a treatment plan to meet an individual's specifically unique concerns. I have a judgement-free practice. I am here to assist an individual to better cope and manage their challenges. If you are ready to make deliberate efforts to improve your circumstance, my role is to encourage and applaud that effort in a healthy and productive way. I look forward to working with you.

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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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Jaynie Moore

Offering therapy in TN
AddictionsRelationship issuesGriefCoping with life changesCoaching
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & coping with life changes. 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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John Trainer

Offering therapy in TN
AddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
38 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 38 years of professional work experience. 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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Virginia Bizzell

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & anger management. 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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Jeffrey Devine

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
25 years of experience

Welcome! I’m Jeff Devine, a compassionate and experienced Licensed Professional Counselor based in Tennessee. With 25 years of dedicated professional work, I’ve had the privilege of supporting individuals on their journey toward healing and growth. Areas of Expertise: Stress and Anxiety: Life can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. Let’s work together to manage stress and anxiety effectively. Addiction Coping: Whether it’s substance abuse or behavioral addictions, I provide a nonjudgmental space for exploration and recovery. Family Conflicts: Family dynamics can be complex. I’ll help you navigate communication, boundaries, and understanding. Trauma and Abuse: Healing from trauma takes courage. I’m here to guide you toward resilience and empowerment. My Approach: I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Your unique experiences matter, and I’ll tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Taking that first step toward a more fulfilling and happier life requires bravery—I commend you for it! Together, we’ll explore your strengths, uncover insights, and create a path toward positive change. Let’s Connect: If you’re ready to embark on this transformative journey, reach out. I’m here to support you every step of the way. Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, and you’re not alone.

How to find counseling in Sevierville

Finding the best therapist close by in Sevierville 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 Sevierville. 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 Sevierville, 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 Sevierville 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 Sevierville 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 Sevierville, 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 Sevierville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sevierville 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 Sevierville 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 Sevierville 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 Sevierville, 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 Sevierville 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 Sevierville 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 Sevierville 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 Sevierville 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 Sevierville 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 37862 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 Sevierville 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 Sevierville 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 Sevierville, 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.

Sevierville 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 Sevierville:

37764, 37862, 37864, 37876

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