Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Franklin, Tennessee

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


Ellen Parkinson

LCSW
19 years experience
Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Ellen, and my approach is unique to each client. I am committed to working with you to ensure that you accomplish your goals. My eclectic counseling style is comprised of many different theories, techniques, and evidence based practices. I have specialized training and experience working with CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Social Thinking, and Family Systems Therapy. After 19 years in the field, I have developed a strong professional... Read More
Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Ellen, and my approach is unique to each client. I am committed to working with you to ensure that you accomplish your goals. My eclectic counseling style is comprised of many different... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Jamie Brandmair

LCSW, TFCBT
9 years experience
Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a licensed therapist with almost nine years of experience in individual, family, and group therapy. I am passionate about supporting others in their journey to find inner peace and balance. Mental health often creates barriers to the ability to have healthy relationships, motivation to utilize healthy coping skills, and to find joy in daily life. I am currently licensed in Tennessee as a LCSW (#6086)... Read More
Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a licensed therapist with almost nine years of experience in individual, family, and group therapy. I am passionate about supporting others in their journey to find inner peace and balance. Mental... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Kalii Roller

LPC-MHSP
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Kalii Roller and I am licensed as an LPC-MHSP (Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider) in the state of Tennessee. I have 8 years experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families in a variety of settings including in-home therapy, Crisis Services, and out-patient therapy. I have experience working with a wide variety of concerns including depression, bi-polar, anxiety, stress, self-harm, suicidal and homicidal ideations, issues... Read More
Hello! My name is Kalii Roller and I am licensed as an LPC-MHSP (Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider) in the state of Tennessee. I have 8 years experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Trish Miller

MS, LPC-MHSP
18 years experience
Hi, my name is Trish Miller and I am a Master's Level Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider for the state of Tennessee. I currently have over 18 years experience in a wide array of mental health and relationship issues in which I am also SYMBIS Assessment Certified. Whether you are experiencing everyday anxiety, life stressors or have been through a traumatic experience, it is my mission to give you a safe... Read More
Hi, my name is Trish Miller and I am a Master's Level Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider for the state of Tennessee. I currently have over 18 years experience in a wide array of mental health and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Harry R Gilley

LCSW, MS, Rehab, Admin, Certified, Anger, Management, Specialist
25 years experience
Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while living in South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, and Tennessee. I currently live in TN and teach at the University of Tennessee at Martin. I teach Social Work (SW) and specialize in SW and Health... Read More
Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Danny Drew

LPCC
25 years experience
My strength is listening and assisting others with knowing self better so as to tap into talents as one resolves and better understand present concerns and issues negatively impacting on health and wellness. I've twenty five plus years experience counseling others in better managing depression, anxiety, loss and grief, parenting, addictions, bullying, acceptance, traumas and other challenges. Having worked with many clients as a licenced counselor in North Carolina, Kentucky and... Read More
My strength is listening and assisting others with knowing self better so as to tap into talents as one resolves and better understand present concerns and issues negatively impacting on health and wellness. I've twenty five plus years... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Syrenia Johnson

MSW, LCSW, Certified, Life, Coach
4 years experience
Are you looking for someone to talk to about your mental health because you are not comfortable with disclosing to family and friends? Are you needing guidance about self-esteem, productivity, or life purpose? Are you experiencing feelings or emotions that you are unsure of what they could mean? I can talk to you about them and provide education and tools. Have you experienced a traumatic event or a personal loss that you have not recovered... Read More
Are you looking for someone to talk to about your mental health because you are not comfortable with disclosing to family and friends? Are you needing guidance about self-esteem, productivity, or life purpose? Are you experiencing feelings or emotions that... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Jibby Redfield

MSSW, LCSW
15 years experience
Hello there! My name is Jibby Redfield. I first wanted to congratulate you for taking the first big step in your journey to a stronger you! I have been in the industry since 1997 and professionally licensed since 2004. I have worked with people of all ages and walks of life. I have my Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Social Work. Clients have used words like... Read More
Hello there! My name is Jibby Redfield. I first wanted to congratulate you for taking the first big step in your journey to a stronger you! I have been in the industry since 1997 and professionally licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Brian Kjelvik

LPC-MHSP
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider licensed in Tennessee with over 4 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider licensed in Tennessee with over 4 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Josh Reed

LPC-MHSP, LPCC
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Josh Reed. I currently live and am licensed in the state of Tennessee, but I have spent the majority of my time as a Licensed Professional Counselor and life in Ohio (and currently hold dual licensure with TN and OH). I am a Christian and received my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have six years of experience working with clients dealing with questions about faith/spirituality, depression,... Read More
Hi! My name is Josh Reed. I currently live and am licensed in the state of Tennessee, but I have spent the majority of my time as a Licensed Professional Counselor and life in Ohio (and currently hold dual licensure... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

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 the top 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. Almost 10 percent of 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.