This is Ellen Parkinson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Ellen, and my approach is unique to each client. I am committed to working with you to ensure that you accomplish your goals. My eclectic counseling style is comprised of many different theories, techniques, and evidence based practices. I have specialized training and experience working with CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Social Thinking, and Family Systems Therapy. After 20 years in the field, I have developed a strong professional foundation focused on providing you with the skills you need to alleviate daily stressors and m...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is April Bailye and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Bradley University and went on to obtain my Master's Degree in Social Work Mental Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am originally from Illinois, but have lived in Memphis, TN for 10 years and have been residing in Atlanta, GA for the last 2.5 years. I've been providing therapy to individuals and couples for close to 15 years. I got my start working with the severely mentally ill in hospitals, and have spe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC/LPC-MHSP,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello. My name is Angela Mallard and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Provider with over 14 years of experience in Counseling. I have spent most of my career in out patient settings, working in schools, offices, and in home family therapy. I have worked with individuals, couples and families with a wide range of backgrounds. The last several years I have worked with at risk youth and their families. I have experience working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, ADHD, trauma and abuse, stress,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC-MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! I believe healing is a process best done within the parameters of a safe and trusting relationship. When we build a relationship through a therapeutic alliance, we are able to break down the intricacies of the pains and traumas that are causing impairments and limitations in your life. I am a trauma therapist in Tennessee with experience in depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, domestic violence, LGBTQI issues, attachment issues, phase of life problems, and parenting skills. I believe that each presenting problem deserves to be heard ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello and Welcome! Are you tired of trying to resolve problems and issues life has thrown at you, tired of friends and family offering advice or struggling alone with things that seem overwhelming? The reason I became a social worker and progressed to being a therapist is because of my own life experiences. I joined the military out of high school to escape. After three years I came back to the same places and people that I had run away from. I enrolled in college and started counseling with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who changed my life. Sh...

This is Erin Holm's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Let's not say "therapy," let's call it what it is - developing Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is the key to a positive lifestyle. You are not born with Emotional Intelligence, nor does it come naturally. It is a skill that develops over time. Throughout our life, we are exposed to stress, adverse events and life-changing situations. These experiences add up, accumulate, get filed away in our minds; only to arise at the most inconvenient times, impacting our ability to function with everyday life. Having a strong Emotional Intelligence helps you man...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health counseling field. I have worked with a wide variety of clients in my time. Some of the areas i have worked include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is but first and foremost on trust. . I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, MAC, CAMS - II
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello there! My name is Christina, and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. During the past decade of my professional practice, I have worked in a variety of care settings and different levels of care. My passion remains in providing individual therapy in a safe and healing space by joining with you on this journey. Whatever brings you into considering the therapy as a tool for improving your quality of life, my role is to create a space for exploring, questioning, learning, reducing distress, and building healthy coping skills to allow you to flourish. I have a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,DSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Are you feeling stressed, confused, depressed, anxious, or angry? Do you have a teen or child with emotional or behavioral problems? Do you want to feel happier, more passionate, more satisfied with your life and relationships? Are you having difficulty communicating your needs within your relationships or career? Often, life gets away from us before we realize how quickly things have changed. Life is a process of personal growth and evolution. It is also a process of building and maintaining relationships with people in a world that is constantly in...

This is Diana Glasser's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC-MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Tennessee. I graduated from Bushnell university in 2018. I have worked for an outpatient agency, residential facility, hospital, and in private practice. My goal as a counselor is to empower you to become confident, strong, and connected with your inner self and others. I work with individuals to address issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma. I stay attuned to both your emotional and physical distress during session. Together we will seek to develop the whole you, including your mental, emotion...

This is Dr. Lawanda Hall's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DBH,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I am Dr. Lawanda Hall, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with people experiencing difficulty with life stressors. I hold a doctorate in Behavioral Health and utilize multiple therapeutic techniques to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. During the therapeutic process, I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental space as we work together to help strengthen awareness, and increase personal growth and healing within yourself and in your relationships. My role is to guide and support you as you develop the conf...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Valerie L Wade
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Valerie Wade. I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in Tennessee with over 30 years of experience working as a social worker in multiple arenas including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, private practice, medical settings, training and coaching. During that time, I provided individual, couples and group therapy to a variety of populations along the life spectrum, including adults of all ages, couples, families and adolescents. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, adjustment ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Tennessee with 8 years of professional work experience in the Netherlands as well as America. Prior to my time at better health, I was fortunate to work with a diverse population facing a broad spectrum of clinical issues in the community and local mental health centers. In these settings, I have primarily worked with young adults and adolescents. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, panic disorder, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder, PTSD, personality disorders, and AD(H)D. I...

This is Julie Wakeman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed professional counselor in Tennessee with over 5 years of professional work experience. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, parenting problems, and trauma and abuse. I have treated many people who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual trauma. I approach therapy from a trauma-informed and empowerment lens. 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. My appr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Tennessee with 10+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Virginia and Tennessee with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I was trained as a generalist and have practiced as such for most of my career. I have experience helping people of all ages from many different backgrounds with a variety of presenting problems in quite a few different settings. However, I have the most experience working with adults to manage their stress in order to reduce anxiety and depression. I typically approach counseling, first and foremost, from a person-centered perspective. That means I believe you are the ...

This is Brenda Post's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have been a clinician for 25 years and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois as well as the State of Tennessee. I have both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Illinois Social Work, Urbana, IL. I provide counseling and assessment for adults and have extensive experience working with elderly and Veteran individuals with diverse and complicated issues. I have experience in helping clients coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe in treating ev...

This is Ashley Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Tennessee with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship 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.

This is Martin Richard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Unicoi, Tennessee (Unicoi, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Tennessee with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Unicoi?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Unicoi area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Unicoi and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Unicoi or elsewhere in Unicoi or the state of Tennessee.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Unicoi therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Unicoi due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Unicoi and elsewhere throughout the state of Tennessee you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Unicoi to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Unicoi, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Unicoi, TN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 37692 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

37692

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.