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.

Jeffrey Lambert

12 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: 12 years

Rebecca Henry

LCSW
5 years experience
I am an open-minded practitioner with a here-and-now focus who values warmth, unconditional positive regard, kindness, and understanding. I am a licensed independent clinician with more than 10 years in the social work field and mental health field. I have a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in social work from East TN State University. I have dedicated my life to the field of clinical social work. I am currently a licensed clinical social... Read More
I am an open-minded practitioner with a here-and-now focus who values warmth, unconditional positive regard, kindness, and understanding. I am a licensed independent clinician with more than 10 years in the social work field and mental health field. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Roy Woods

LPC-MHSP
13 years experience
Greetings and Salutations, My initial objective is to provide my client with some relief. My primary objective is to empower my client. Both processes begin with meeting the client where they are on their current life journey while building rapport with client-centered therapeutic techniques. I appreciate and respect that every client is different. As a result, we work as a team to collaborate on their dreams, goals, desires, and objectives as well... Read More
Greetings and Salutations, My initial objective is to provide my client with some relief. My primary objective is to empower my client. Both processes begin with meeting the client where they are on their current life journey while building... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

VaKendall Long

LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in the social work field. I have over 6 years of experience providing counseling and mental health services. I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who have experienced some type of trauma or mental health crisis; specifically, individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and anger issues. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele; I enjoy helping people in general... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in the social work field. I have over 6 years of experience providing counseling and mental health services. I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Anne McCutchen

MA, LPC
18 years experience
College and university students - it's almost time for a new semester! Ugh, I know. I understand the fear and anxiety of leaving home and figuring things out on campus, trying to make new friends, keep up with classes, and feeling homesick, lost, and overwhelmed. It's very exciting but can cause a lot of worry, stress, and sleepless nights. I also know the frustration of managing time trying to work a job... Read More
College and university students - it's almost time for a new semester! Ugh, I know. I understand the fear and anxiety of leaving home and figuring things out on campus, trying to make new friends, keep up with classes,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 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

Connie Drew

LPC
15 years experience
I consider it my life's work to help heal broken hearts. I am a counselor licensed in North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky with over 15 years of experience working as a Cognitive Behavioral Counselor and Life Coach helping those that are hurting to heal. I have worked with clients from all walks of life (including veterans) with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management... Read More
I consider it my life's work to help heal broken hearts. I am a counselor licensed in North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky with over 15 years of experience working as a Cognitive Behavioral Counselor and Life Coach helping those... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Susan Hundley

LCSW
4 years experience
I am an LCSW licensed in Tennessee with over 4 years of experience working as a therapist and over 13 years working in mental health treatment. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also helped many people who have experienced addiction problems. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion,... Read More
I am an LCSW licensed in Tennessee with over 4 years of experience working as a therapist and over 13 years working in mental health treatment. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Brian Edwards

MA, LCSW
25 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in Tennessee with more than 25 years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, as well as pastoral care and counseling to young people and their families in an educational setting. I have vast experience working with clients who have depression, anxiety, relationship problems, difficulty in parenting, couples therapy, as well as faith-based issues. I strive to be warm and interactive as a... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in Tennessee with more than 25 years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, as well as pastoral care and counseling to young people and their families in an... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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.