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.


Michelle Barnhart

MA,LPC,MHSP,ACS
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. I have over 18 years of varied experience with adults, children, and teens with varied mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, history of trauma and PTSD, reactive attachment behaviors, family issues, parenting, and life changes. To better serve those I work with, I have begun to incorporate EMDR and Sand tray to address many issues in the therapeutic setting.... Read More
Hello, my name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. I have over 18 years of varied experience with adults, children, and teens with varied mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, history of trauma... 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

Rachel Dorris

LCSW
13 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice, in the state of TN (Note: I am only licensed to counsel people who live in the state of TN), for the past 13 years. I have been in mental health for over 20 years, working in variety of different roles, from inpatient psychiatric, home health, hospice, case management, etc. I have worked with clients from varying backgrounds and demographics... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice, in the state of TN (Note: I am only licensed to counsel people who live in the state of TN), for the past 13 years. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Jeffrey Lambert

MA,LPC-MHSP
13 years experience
Welcome and thank you for your interest in letting me provide services for you! My name is Jeff and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee. I have been working in the field of mental health as a counselor for 12 years. I have worked in various settings including inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient, alcohol/drug, and crisis. I have counseled individuals with issues ranging from minor life stressors... Read More
Welcome and thank you for your interest in letting me provide services for you! My name is Jeff and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee. I have been working in the field of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Dean Ross

M.Ed.,LPC/MHSP,NCC
3 years experience
Life is full of uncertainties and things beyond our control. I believe that we are all doing our best, but sometimes we can feel stuck, whether it’s in our relationships, jobs, or general way of thinking. I want to work with you to help empower you as you navigate life’s obstacles. I believe that people know themselves best and for that reason I take a collaborative approach when working with my clients. I... Read More
Life is full of uncertainties and things beyond our control. I believe that we are all doing our best, but sometimes we can feel stuck, whether it’s in our relationships, jobs, or general way of thinking. I want to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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

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

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

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

Mari Carter

LPC-MHSP
3 years experience
"You don't get to rewrite your past, but YOU get to decide how your story ends!" My counseling philosophy is the belief that individuals have power, choice, voice. I have five years counseling experience with individuals with addiction issues, unresolved trauma, and grief and loss. I aim to assist individuals in reconnecting with his or her power of choice and voice, as well as, guiding one toward healing through development of healthy... Read More
"You don't get to rewrite your past, but YOU get to decide how your story ends!" My counseling philosophy is the belief that individuals have power, choice, voice. I have five years counseling experience with individuals with addiction... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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.