As you go through life, you face physical, social, and personal challenges. Dealing with sadness and worry at the same time makes the going even harder. You look for solutions to your life’s unpleasant situations, but the problems just keep getting worse.

Union City is known as the home of the Discovery Park of America. If you discover only sadness, disappointment, and frustration on your life’s journey, it’s hard to develop the emotional resources to improve your mental health. You can find support. Talk to a counselor in the Union City area for guidance on your quest.

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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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Tina Brown

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Tennessee. I believe you deserve to experience joy in your everyday life. I want you to know that while it may not be easy to develop intentional habits that help you achieve that goal and other goals you may have for yourself, you are worth it! I am passionate about what I do and am grateful every day to have the opportunity to work with people like yourself that are looking for the type of support that I can provide to identify areas you may want to change. Change can be scary. It's also an exciting sign of progress. I'm happy you took the time to read my profile. Let's talk!

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Carrie White

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTADHD
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee and Oregon with 15 years of professional work experience and have worked in a variety of settings with all different populations. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, and am a certified ADHD specialist. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I view therapy as a collaborative approach between therapist and client and will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I tend to use a lot of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in my practice but from other modalities that might be helpful for 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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Robert Price

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficulties
30 years of experience

I am fully licensed in Tennessee and Kentucky, have telehealth permits with South Carolina and Florida, and have 30 years of professional work experience in virtually all settings and modalities. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, substance use issues,self esteem, and confidence. I have worked with all age groups from ages 3 through 70. 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, and we will formulate realistic goals with concrete, measurable outcomes. 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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Dawyn Alter

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have experienced Anxiety, and panic attacks personally.

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Amy Crabtree

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Hello! My name is Amy Crabtree and I am licensed in Tennessee with 15 years of professional work experience. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work. I completed requirements for my LCSW in 2012. I worked for 12 years in community mental health as an outpatient therapist. I have seen a large variety of ages and clients with different diagnoses, including working with substance abuse treatment programs. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & depression. My treatment approach focuses on how our thoughts can impact our feelings and behaviors. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. Expect to be met in our sessions without judgment. Our sessions will be focused on goals YOU choose to set for yourself. I think it is important for a therapist to meet you where you are. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for reaching out!

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Michelle Hernandez

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and Tennessee. I have over twenty years of experience in the field of social work and 8 years as a licensed clinician. I have provided clinical services to individuals of all ages presenting with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and family issues. As a Florida native I have gained an appreciation for the diverse cultural population within our community. I also lived abroad immersing myself in multiple cultures. With these experiences I have developed cultural competence in which I have the ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures. I am well versed in several counseling techniques with an emphasis in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and have a compassionate approachable demeanor. A top priority for me is to meet you where you are and calibrate treatment and my approach too what will work best for us as we work together to meet your goals. It takes a lot of strength and will power to work towards a more fulfilling life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

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Debra Fitzgerald

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
20 years of experience

Hello! I am Debra Fitzgerald, and I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in counseling. I am licensed in Tennessee with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Frank Ruse

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

Thank yourself for taking this big step and thank you for sharing information about yourself. I appreciate that you reached out. I am Frank Ruse, a licensed therapist. Battling emotional difficulties can be frightening and hard. Why? It's fear of the unexpected. My 30 years of experience as an addiction counselor and clinical social worker, as well as, treating people with emotional difficulties has taught me how to make this process less scary and easier. We will work through these difficulties together. My approach is easy going and with touches of humor. We will combine cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, reality therapy and rational-emotive therapy with touches of stoicism; and of course, I will be there to listen. Bottom line, I'll meet you where you are and we'll overcome these obstacles together. As you know with the Better Help platform, you can contact me if there is a need or have questions. Also, you can schedule yourself on the schedule. In addition, if you need me, I'll get back to you as soon as reasonably possible. I'll be sending you something to look at that tells you what to expect in therapy. Take care of yourself, because you deserve it, Standing by ready to assist. Frank, LISW-CP, LCSW, LADC

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Danel Whitehead

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 ask for help, to take the first steps toward a change, and seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Union City

Finding the best therapist close by in Union City 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 Union City. 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 Union City, 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 Union City 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 Union City 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 Union City, elsewhere in Obion, 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 Union City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Union City 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 Union City 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 Union City 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 Union City, 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 Union City 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 Union City 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 Union City 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 Union City 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 Union City 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 38261 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 Union City 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 Union City 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 Union City, 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.

Union City 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 Union City:

38261, 38281

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