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Lauren Young

Offering therapy in TN
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hello- My name is Lauren Young I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) in the state of Tennessee. I started my practice in a community mental health agency in the state of Tennessee gaining perspective and understanding of how poverty, addiction, trauma, and other stressors, can truly impact an individual and also impact a family dynamic. I have worked with families and individuals who have experienced anxiety, depression, abuse/neglect, parenting difficulties, stress, loss, and the frustrations of life. I also have over 9 years of experience working with young adults and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and life stressors. I am a mom of 2 young children and have a passion for women who are newly engaged or new parents. The highs and lows of these seasons can have major stressors and I love to help others navigate that in ways that allow them to thrive. I would describe my approach as empathetic, warm, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Solution focused therapy to help my clients set goals and objectives, work through their stressors, and feel empowered once they have met their goals. I am also a Christian who is opened to discussing spirituality throughout sessions. I earned my Bachelors Degree at East Tennessee State University in Psychology and then went on to earn my Masters Degree from Milligan College. I have been married for 7 years. Both my husband and I work so navigating work and family life is always a task I can truly relate to. I look forward to talking with you.

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Dr. Porche Wynn

Offering therapy in TN
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Dr. Porche Wynn. I earned a PhD from the University of Tennessee in 2010 and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. For the past twelve years, my passion has focused on helping facilitate personal growth across individuals, families, and couples. My primary focus is helping you communicate your needs without feeling judged or alone. I hope to help you gain the coping skills necessary to deal with the everyday and ever-growing stressors of daily life. I practice using a variety of skills and evidence-based models. Over the past twelve years I have worked with issues related to: race, trauma, relationships, identity, anxiety, depression, and addictions. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT), Parent Child Interaction Training (PCIT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). I understand how each person has a unique perspective to every situation and look forward to helping you process your perspectives. I work to incorporate a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere while working to gain your trust and build rapport. Access my schedule today so we can discuss how I can help you on your journey.

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Charles Shivley

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Spencer Diehl

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee and Massachusetts with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with life changes impacting mood and behavior as well as managing psychiatric and neurological challenges including neurodegenerative disease. I believe that you are the expert of your life experience and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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 and I look forward to meeting you.

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Mindy Hopper

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyADHD
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & trauma. 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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Sara Mullins

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. 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. 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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TaBoya Holman

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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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Jerry Smith

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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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Catherine Carter

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Tennessee and have worked in various therapeutic settings over many years. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and relationship issues as well as coping with grief, loss, motivation, and self-esteem. I am a certified DBT therapist (C-DBT) and will incorporate these skills in our work together. This includes a focus on mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness skills. I began my clinical training in Portland, Oregon working with youth and their families who struggled with behavioral issues in the home and school settings. In this environment I was trained in various therapeutic styles including parent management training techniques and family systems theory. I have worked with Spanish speaking communities in both Tennessee and Oregon. Cultural humility and an openness to learn and grow alongside my clients fundamentally shape my practice. Much of my career has been in community mental health settings providing services for self-pay clients and those on Medicaid. My experience also extends to working within DBT skills training groups and other group settings; these have helped me understand how we heal and grow in community and through relational dynamics. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy is courageous and I am proud of you for beginning your journey!

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Taylor McCormick

Offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger management
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in White Pine

Finding the best therapist close by in White Pine 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 White Pine. 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 White Pine, 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 White Pine 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 White Pine 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 White Pine, elsewhere in Jefferson, 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 White Pine area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed White Pine 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 White Pine 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 White Pine 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 White Pine, 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 White Pine 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 White Pine 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 White Pine 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 White Pine 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 White Pine 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 37890 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 White Pine 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 White Pine 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 White Pine, 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.

White Pine 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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