This is Dr. Jessica Hamm's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC-MHSP,MAC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 14

I am a PhD level counselor licensed in Tennessee with nine years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, trauma, and addiction related issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe we are all worthy of being treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is tailored to the individual but I have found a lot of benefit in blending cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and mindfulness ba...

This is Katherine Myers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Maybe you have waited a long time to seek help and suffered in silence. Perhaps you've become accustomed to this discomfort or a pain. Or maybe you desire change through seeking understanding and want a greater sense of wellbeing. Therapy can help you with this process of personal growth and healing. Whether you have a crisis, traumatic experience, significant life challenge or are wanting to experience greater fulfillment therapy may be for you. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and helping people heal from traumatic experiences. I also enjoy w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 26

I have been licensed and practicing since 1995. I studied psychology as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University. I did not go on immediately to graduate school and when I did 11 years later I got my masters in Clinical Social Work with the intention of becoming a therapist. I have a strength based perspective and believe it is important to recognize strengths as well as vulnerabilities. We are all imperfect and we are all survivors. I think the benefits of therapy are perspective, accountability, support and growth. Hopefully, therapy goes beyond insight a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! Welcome to Better Help. My name is Starlett Armstrong and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of Tennessee. I have several years’ experience in the behavioral health arena, and I am certain that my knowledge, skills, and abilities will make me an excellent clinician with the Better Help Team. I am a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, in Michigan where I began my career. As a past protective service specialist for the State of Tennessee as well as Michigan, I acquired many skills during my experience in child and fam...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Clients don’t come to me with their problems- they come to me with their solutions that have not been working. Most often the solutions (symptoms) make sense when viewed as being micro-adaptations to environmental stressors or an attempt to solve the problem. What I have found to be true and what the research also indicates is that a key factor in effective therapy, is the working relationship between the client and therapist. At this point of the bio I can start throwing out many different treatment modalities that I use, explain my theoretical framework or us...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Idaho with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients across the life span who come with concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction and co-morbidity issues, family dynamic challenges, and those with a trauma history. I approach counseling as a partner with my clients. I believe in compassion and empathy and that feeling truly heard is valuable to clients. My approach combines client-centered, cognitive-behavioral methods, and the use of dialectical behavior...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC,MHSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 45

I have been a counselor for over 45 years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Mental Health Service Provider with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. My specialty areas include: working with adult children of dysfunctional families, addictions, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationships, domestic violence, obsessive disorders, and schizophrenia. I have worked in a state-run mental health hospital, in an addiction treatment center, and in non-profit organizations. I recently worked as the clinical manager over two locations of 12 clinicians in private pract...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Alabama and Tennessee with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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 - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

Hi, I'm Tammy, a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Tennessee with over 17 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of populations, including children, adolescents, young, middle and older adults. While I specialize in grief therapy, I also have extensive experience with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, adjustment to life changes, and more. Clients have described me as empathic, warm and a safe place to work through sensitive issues. Reaching out for help is one of the hardest things a person can do, so the fa...

This is Heather Kaminski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 27

Are you holding it together on the outside when you’re struggling inside? Are you frustrated with trying to “self-help yourself” and not getting the results you want? Are you just overwhelmed? I am here and ready to help. I have over 25 years of transformative counseling experience treating anxiety, stress, loss, transition, loneliness, relationship issues, financial worry, and compassion fatigue. I specialize in helping people better understand themselves and the world around them so they can live full, satisfying purpose driven lives. Weaving in scientif...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LADAC II,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Sherry and I am a licensed therapist in Tennessee, LPC. I am also a licensed substance abuse counselor, LADAC II, as well as board certified by the NBCC as a NCC counselor. I have enjoyed working with adults, youth and families who have had difficulties with life's stressors dealing with relationships, trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety and other concerns. I know that you are the expert on you and with my knowledge, experience and modalities I feel that we can walk through your journey and help you feel whole again. Not sure feel free to rea...

This is Katheryn Matthews's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,licensed Clinical Social Worker
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 25

Hi! My name is Katheryn Matthews. I'm looking forward to doing all that I can to help you. I am a seasoned professional counselor maintaining a clinical therapy license (LCSW), remaining current on treatments and solution based methods for your well being. I am proficient in assisting individuals with resolving issues through utilizing a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach, to find relief from the stress in the challenge of trying to work through difficulties alone. As a positive change agent, I have 25 years of experience and expertise with helping to res...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Alabama and Tennessee with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Tennessee with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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.

This is Elizabeth Windley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee with 22 years of professional work history. I have experience helping clients cope with grief, loss and life changes. I am experienced working with concerns of motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Your sessions and treatment plans are personalized to meet your specific needs and goals. It can take courage to reach out for help, begin the steps of change for a happier more filling life. I am here to support & empower you in ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Tina Henderson, MA, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist in 5 states, and has been practicing for more than 10 years. She uses a direct, no-nonsense style and eclectic “toolbox” of interventions to help you make the kind of progress that will enhance the way you feel on a daily basis. Tina has treated individuals on the full DSM spectrum. She is also an expert in codependency for those impacted by an addicted or mentally ill person, such as a family member, colleague, or friend. She understands the way codependency can impact childhoods, careers and enter...

This is Lisa Frost's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Tennessee with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. *Please be aware that I am in the Eastern time zone.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Tennessee with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am on the journey with you but you are in control of the direction.

This is Mark Driskill's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watauga, Tennessee (Watauga, TN)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Alabama & Tennessee with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, anger management, mood disorders, LGBTQ+ related issues, issues specific to men, and crises in trust (relationships). 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.

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

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 Watauga 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 Watauga 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 Watauga or elsewhere in Carter 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 Watauga 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 Watauga 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 Watauga 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 Watauga 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 Watauga, 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 Watauga, 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 37694 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 Watauga:

37694

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.