Franklin, Tennessee Therapists

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Portland, Tennessee

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Tennessee, Kentucky

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have a license to practice in Kentucky and Tennessee. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, my Bachelor's in Social Work from David Lipscomb University. I also...
Sarah Beacham
LMFT, MA
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Brentwood, Tennessee

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Tennessee

I use an integrative and systemic approach to meet each client where they are based upon their needs, goals and unique personalities. I recognize the body-mind-spirit connection and seek to foster a safe space for emotional expression and...
Dakota Lawrence
LPC-MHSP 4
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Brentwood, Tennessee

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Tennessee

Hi, I’m Dakota. I’m passionate about helping adults and adolescents heal from the pain of their past and grow into lives that bring them joy and fulfillment. You may be dealing with chronic pain, depression, trauma, or just feel lost or stuck....
Lane Newton
LPC-MHSP 4
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Oak Hill, Tennessee

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Tennessee

Lane Newton is a licensed professional counselor who provides counseling services to children, adolescents, and families in Nashville. She specializes in working with trauma and attachment. Lane has experience with clients in a variety of settings,...
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Tennessee

My clients find that I am slow to judge, open minded and eager to understand life from their perspective. My primary goal is to establish a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship. From that foundation we move forward, together, to address...
Glynn Griggs
LPC 172
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Nashville, Tennessee

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Tennessee

I received my Masters Degree (M.Ed) in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University in 2002. I am licensed in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In 2003 I became a certified Grief Counselor (CT, Certified in...
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Nashville, Tennessee

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Tennessee

I have been working for over 30 years helping my clients explore the barriers that keep them from living a more fulfilling life and lifestyle. We work together to understand how traumatic experiences may be blocking their progress toward a happier...
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Tennessee

You deserve to feel better! Hi, I’m Doug, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice. Simply put, my goal is to help my clients feel better and get the most out of life. The way I see it, the decision to get counseling is a sign...
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Nashville, Tennessee

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Tennessee

Growing up in Atlanta, GA. I attended The Lovett School and completed my BS. in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. After receiving my M.A. in Counseling at Denver Seminary, I completed my certification as a School...
Leah Newman
LPC-MHSP 4, MS
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Tennessee

Leah Newman, LPC-MHSP, MEd, MS Specialties: Sexuality, Gender, & Alternative Spirituality Are you looking for an LGBT Counselor or coach in Tennessee? Or perhaps you are looking for someone who is comfortable and knowledgeable about alternative...
Krystal Fortney
LPC-MHSP 4
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Tennessee

Krystal Fortney is a licensed professional counselor with a designation in mental health for the state of Tennessee; she is a National Certified Counselor, and a Mandatory Pre-Screening Agent. Krystal received her Bachelor of Science degree in...
April Tyson
LPC-MHSP 4
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Tennessee

I am a native to Nashville. I've spent the last 13 yrs in the helping profession. I have worked with domestic violence, substance abuse, anger problems, assessments for courts and child protective services, and several years working with severe and...
Rebecca Bailey
LPC-MHSP 4, MA
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Hendersonville, Tennessee

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Tennessee

I am a friendly, empathetic, and encouraging mental health professional who utilizes a wide range of skills and techniques to help my clients achieve their goals. I have a master’s level education in mental health counseling and have received...
Holli Quinn
LPC-MHSP 4
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Hendersonville, Tennessee

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Tennessee

I graduated with my degree in Community Counseling in 2006 and have been employed as mental health counselor consistently since then! I became licensed in 2009 and opened my private practice in 2013. I now run a group therapy practice called The...
Garren Carter
LPC-MHSP 4
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Gallatin, Tennessee

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Tennessee

Garren is the Clinical Director of Waypoint Therapy Solutions. He provides leadership to one of the premier private practices in the Nashville area. Garren has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with adults, adolescence and families...
Kristin Money
LPC-MHSP 4, M.Ed., NCC
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Tennessee

I have been a trauma therapist since 2014. I specialize in trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, traumatic grief and grief.

An Overview of Mental Health in Franklin, Tennessee

This city began in 1799 as a tiny, agricultural community. Today, the city bustles with government service, community events, and flourishing business. Services include disabled rights and environmental protection. Events range from historical board meetings to senior bingo. The unemployment rate is just 2.4 percent. Franklin’s enriching historical opportunities along with the modern attractions give visitors and residents alike a multitude of things to do and explore. Historical places and activities include the battlefield of the Battle of Franklin and a vintage baseball game played on Carnton’s grounds, while contemporary excitement can be found at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater or the Williamson County Fair.

Mental health seems far from the minds of residents in this city. With over 70,000 people, Franklin thrives with a median income of almost $90,000 and a poverty rate of just 7.4 percent. The population is approximately 80 percent white, with the remainder being mainly Hispanic, Black, and Asian. Over 93 percent of the residents complete high school, and almost 60 percent earn a bachelor’s degree of higher. About 63 percent of Franklin’s population is married, and less than 10 percent of people are divorced. As one of thetop 10 best cities in Tennessee, many do not recognize the mental needs of veterans, the prevalence of depression and suicide, and the destruction of substance abuse.

Veterans

Over 500,000 Veterans live in Tennessee, and a variety of mental health needs exist within this population. Reintegrating into society after the horrors of war is difficult. As a result, Veterans face mental, emotional, and physical struggles.

  • Depression: This problem may present itself as Major Depressive Disorder or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These two disorders were the most diagnosed among the 30 percent of Tennessee Veterans who were diagnosed with a mental illness.
  • Suicide: The suicide rate is about twice as high for Veterans as it is for non-Veterans.
  • Substance Abuse: Of the Veterans getting treatment from the Department of Veteran Affairs, 20 percent were diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Mental health symptoms of this damage include seizures, difficulty sleeping, and loss of coordination. About 20 percent of combat Veterans report such symptoms.

Depression and Suicide

These thinking patterns and mental struggles are not exclusive to Veterans. Much of the Franklin population battles depression, suicidal thoughts, or both. Almost10 percentof Tennessee’s adolescents aged 12 to 17 reported experiencing at least one major depressive episode (MDE) in the prior year. That said, only about 33 percent of those teenagers with an MDE received treatment.

In 2018, Tennessee’s suicide rate increased by four percent. Though middle-aged adults are the group with the highest risk of suicide, statistics show a great increase in suicide among adolescents age 10 to 18, with one suicidal death per week. Williamson County, where Franklin Tennessee is, has a suicide rate of almost 10 per 100,000 residents.

Mental Illness

Tennessee has a higher rate of serious mental illness among adults (18 and over) than the United States. Almost five percent of adults in Tennessee have such a disorder. About 43 percent of diagnosed adults received treatment.

Tennessee ranks among the top 10 states where adults are limited in activity due to physical, mental, and emotional problems. The state also has one of the highest percentages of residents who report their mental health was not good in the past 30 days.

Substance Abuse

Many drugs contribute to the substance abuse problem in Tennessee, but a few are the most egregious offenders.

  • Pain Killers: Consistently, about 10 percent of young adults report using pain relievers for nonmedical use in the past year.
  • Tobacco and Cigarettes: Tennessee has one of the largest percentages of youth and of adults who smoked a cigarette at least once in the past 30 days.
  • Meth: In 2013, almost 5 percent of youth reported using meth in their lifetime.
  • Alcohol: Among those with alcohol dependence or abuse, only 4 percent received mental health treatment.

Treatment Barriers

Though counseling and treatment exist, stigma, lack of awareness, and a shortage of professionals contribute to the gap between those who need help and those who receive it. Additionally, those with mental illnesses may not know how to access the services that are available.

Counseling

E-counseling solves the problem by providing a directory of highly trained professionals and various information and resources regarding mental health.