Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Clarksville, Tennessee

Find a therapist in Clarksville, Tennessee that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Clarksville to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Tamara Johnson

MSSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Tamara Johnson, I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in 2004. I have over 16 years of experience working with children, adults, families, and Veteran populations. Several years ago, I experienced some setbacks related to a loss of a long-term relationship which caused lots of grief, financial hardship and multiple stressors including new... Read More
Hello, my name is Tamara Johnson, I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in 2004. I have over 16 years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Karissa Melchior

LPC-MHSP,ATR-BC
6 years experience
Hello!! I am a Licensed Professional Counseling and Board Certified Art Therapist working in Tennessee. After completing my undergraduate work at Columbia College Chicago, I received my Masters degree from the Universoty of Louisville. I have years of experience working with young adults and adults navigating a variety of life obstacles. People seek counseling for various reasons. Sometimes it gets challenging keeping up with the hustle and bustle of daily life and dealing with unexpected... Read More
Hello!! I am a Licensed Professional Counseling and Board Certified Art Therapist working in Tennessee. After completing my undergraduate work at Columbia College Chicago, I received my Masters degree from the Universoty of Louisville. I have years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Stephanie Adams

LCSW,MAC
3 years experience
Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! You are here to find some assistance with something that is going on in your life. I’d like to help you! Let me tell you a little about myself. I earned my master’s in social work at the University of Montana in 2013, where I focused on co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Since then, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings. I am... Read More
Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! You are here to find some assistance with something that is going on in your life. I’d like to help you! Let me tell you a little about myself. I earned my master’s in social work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Bearlyn Ash

NCC,LPC,ACS
15 years experience
As a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience, I am dedicated to helping you overcome difficulties in managing troubling emotions, dysfunctional behaviors, problems in career, relationships, or life transitions. My experience has allowed me to tailor therapeutic interventions to meet your needs. Drawing upon my diverse clinical background, I incorporate a variety of approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and... Read More
As a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience, I am dedicated to helping you overcome difficulties in managing troubling emotions, dysfunctional behaviors, problems in career, relationships, or life transitions. My... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Trina Middleton

LCSW
30 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and I have worked as a therapist for 30 years. I have experience working with people from all backgrounds, ages, and different challenges . I have worked with clients with a variety of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, depression, and isolation and loneliness.... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and I have worked as a therapist for 30 years. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Auslyn Thomas

LPC-MHSP
5 years experience
“Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning to live your life the way you choose.” – Baljeal Madaan. I am your team player in achieving the freedom you desire no matter what that may be. I work with the strengths you bring and build from there. I meet... Read More
“Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning to live your life the way you choose.” – Baljeal... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Cindy Cothran

LPC-MHSP
18 years experience
Hello, starting therapy can be tough and I hope to make the first steps easier if possible. It is my belief that therapy can be a place of emotional refuge and I work hard to let each person know that their best interest comes first. I hope that through understanding and gentle humor, we can find connection and work on the challenges that brought you to seek a therapist. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression,... Read More
Hello, starting therapy can be tough and I hope to make the first steps easier if possible. It is my belief that therapy can be a place of emotional refuge and I work hard to let each person know that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Janet Thacker

LPC-MHSP,NCC
6 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Janet and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) and NCC (National Certified Counselor) licensed in Tennessee. I have 6 years of clinical experience providing counseling in a variety of settings, with the last 3 years as a unit therapist in an Intensive Outpatient Program. I have worked with adults at various stages of their life that includes those struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, codependency... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Janet and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) and NCC (National Certified Counselor) licensed in Tennessee. I have 6 years of clinical experience providing counseling in a variety of settings,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Betsy Petersen

LCSW
4 years experience
Hi there! My name is Betsy Petersen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a fairly new resident of Idaho after moving from Tennessee, my home state. I received my education from the University of Tennessee and have been working in the mental health field since 2014. I strive to bring an empathetic and motivated approach to therapy to explore all areas of life that affect the person and their... Read More
Hi there! My name is Betsy Petersen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a fairly new resident of Idaho after moving from Tennessee, my home state. I received my education from the University of Tennessee... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Amanda Burns

EdS,LPC-MHSP
15 years experience
After completing my Masters of Arts and Education Specialist degrees at Tennessee Technological University, I spent 8 years in the Nashville area. I obtained my license through supervised clinical work with the Vanderbilt Community Mental Health Center. Our team provided individual, group, and family therapy within Nashville Metro Schools Special Education program for Emotionally Disturbed children and adolescents, plus we aided educators and families with development of behavior intervention plans and classroom intervention plans/support.... Read More
After completing my Masters of Arts and Education Specialist degrees at Tennessee Technological University, I spent 8 years in the Nashville area. I obtained my license through supervised clinical work with the Vanderbilt Community Mental Health Center. Our team... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Clarksville, Tennessee

While it is just a 50-minute drive from the Music City of Nashville, Clarksville, Tennessee is a major city in its own right. Clarksville, which is also near the “Bourbon State” of Kentucky’s border, is the fifth-largest city in Tennessee.

Some people may have heard of Clarksville, Tennessee through The Monkees’ 1966 hit song “The Last Train to Clarksville.”  According to Songfacts, many listeners assumed that the band was crooning about the Tennessee city (there’s also a Clarksville in Indiana, for starters) because of its proximity to Fort Campbell, Kentucky and also because the song was written as a subtle protest to the Vietnam War. However, according to Songfacts, Clarksville was picked just because the name sounded good.

Of course, Clarksville’s inadvertent musical fame and proximity to Nashville are not protections against mental illnesses. Like in any other city in Tennessee, Kentucky, the United States, or the world, all types of people struggle with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses. Finding the right treatment is the key to recovery, but that is not always easy.

Poverty and Mental Illness in Clarksville, Tennessee

As of July 2017, Clarksville has 153,205 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Clarksville’s annual median income level is $48,675, over $2,000 higher than Tennessee’s median of $46,574.

The poverty level for Clarksville is 16.6%, which is 1.6% higher than Tennessee’s average of 15% and significantly higher than the U.S. average of 12.3%.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), poverty worsens the symptoms of serious mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Poverty also makes it more probable that a person will experience a serious mental illness. Finally, anyone who has a mental health condition such as depression or schizophrenia is more likely to end up living in poverty after symptoms begin to appear. This applies to people of all education levels and professions.

Mental Health Statistics for Clarksville, Tennessee

Tennessee has 950 licensed mental health care professionals as of January 2018, according to a “Fast Facts” report published by the state’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Nearly 8,300 Tennesseans were admitted to one of the state’s Regional Mental Health Institutes (RMHIs) in Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018). However, this statistic does not distinguish the number of people who are not incarcerated who received inpatient mental health services in Fiscal Year 2018.

According to SAMHSA’s Tennessee Behavioral Health Barometer for 2015, the state has mental illness prevalence rates that are reasonably close to the national average. Tennessee’s percentage of major depressive episodes among children ages 12-17 in 2013-2014 was 9.9% — over 1% lower than the U.S. average of 11% for the same period. However, Tennessee’s average for serious mental illnesses among adults in 2013-2014 was 4.7% — half a percentage point higher than the national average of 4.2%.

Mental Health Resources for Clarksville, Tennessee

A SAMHSA online search engine lists three facilities in Clarksville that offer inpatient and outpatient mental health services for children and adults.

Clarksville has one additional facility that focuses on substance abuse treatment. This provider also offers a program for people with dual diagnoses (a dual diagnosis is when someone has a mental illness as well as an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol).

While Clarksville, Tennessee is about 15 miles away from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, it is important to remember that some health insurance companies will not cover out-of-state treatment unless it is an emergency situation. However, if your insurance company will cover treatment or you plan to pay out of pocket, Hopkinsville has three additional options for your mental health treatment.

Those who cannot seek healthcare in Kentucky or Nashville but can make a one-way trip of about 25 miles can take advantage of an additional treatment option in Springfield, Tennessee. Mental health services are also available at one facility in Dickson, Tennessee (approximately 35 miles away from Clarksville).

Some of the inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services available in Clarksville and surrounding Tennessee and Kentucky cities offer low-cost or free treatment to people with low income and/or no insurance.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Clarksville, Tennessee

This website is dedicated to helping people in Clarksville, Tennessee and every other U.S. city find the best mental health treatment available.

While your employer or health insurer likely has a referral service, you are likely to end up frustrated after hours of completing rather personal forms. More often than not, providers recommended by your employer or health insurer have few or no appointments.

Our directory helps you find a therapist in or near Clarksville, Tennessee. We provide mental health resources for residents of Clarksville, Tennessee who would like to have therapy or another type of service from a mental health care professional.

 

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/clarksvillecitytennessee

 

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/tn

 

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator?sAddr=Clarksville%2C%20TN

 

https://www.archives.gov/ogis/about-ogis/ogis-activities-calendar/fiscal-year-2018