Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Jackson, Tennessee

Find a therapist in Jackson , Tennessee that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Jackson, 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

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

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

Angel Babcock

LPC-MHSP
6 years experience
My name is Angel Babcock and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee and Indiana. I have had over 6 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, outpatient, and in home. Much of my experience comes from working with those struggling with addiction. This has given me the opportunity to work those with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, complex trauma... Read More
My name is Angel Babcock and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee and Indiana. I have had over 6 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

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

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

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

Kelly Bellis

MA, LMHC, LPC
15 years experience
Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I commend you for taking this step to reach out and improve your quality of life. I know from experience that it takes courage to initiate change and ask for help, and I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Kelly, and I am a licensed counselor in both Tennessee and Iowa. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology, and I completed my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2004.... Read More
Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I commend you for taking this step to reach out and improve your quality of life. I know from experience that it takes courage to initiate change and ask for help, and I’m so glad... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Jackson, Tennessee

Jackson is the largest city in, and county seat of, Madison County, Tennessee. The eighth-largest city in Tennessee, Jackson is a major manufacturing community with a significant history in the railroad industry. The population of Jackson has hovered at right about 67,000 for at least the last two years.

Demographic Data for Jackson, Tennessee

Female residents of Jackson outnumber male residents by a fairly significant margin: 54.9 and 45.1 percent, respectively. The two most populous ethnicities in Jackson are Caucasians at 47.8 percent and African Americans at 44.7 percent, far outstripping the next most populous demographic of Hispanics at 4.5 percent.

Availability and Effectiveness of Mental Health Services in Jackson, Tennessee

The statewide ratio of population to mental health providers was 786:1 in 2015, which is better than the national median of 1128:1. It should be noted, however, that that figure is not consistent universally throughout the state. The ratio of Tennessee population to mental health providers can range from 313:1 on the low side to 22,701:1 on the high side, which would suggest the existence of mental health provider shortage areas.

Furthermore, statistics demonstrate that a majority of people in Tennessee who need mental health services tend not to receive them: 56.8 percent of Tennessee adults aged 18 and older with any mental illness did not receive mental health treatment or counseling. The numbers are even more disquieting for Tennessee adolescents aged 12 to 17 with a major depressive episode, 66.9 percent of whom did not receive mental health services. Somewhat encouragingly, however, 71.4 percent of Tennesseans aged 17 and younger who did receive mental health services reported that their functioning had improved as a result, better than the nationwide percentage of 69.5 percent. Unfortunately, however, only about 66 percent of Tennessee adults who received treatment reported improved functioning as a result, compared with 70.9 percent for the United States as a whole.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Jackson, Tennessee

While it is difficult to find specific data regarding mental health in Jackson, the city does face some significant challenges that are known to potentially have a negative psychological effect on those affected.

  • Violent Crime: The rate of homicides in Madison County is quite high compared with the rest of the state at 11.5 per 100,000 for 2016. There is also a significant number of violent crimes committed in Madison County; at 1,017.4 per 100,000 people, it just barely missed ranking as one of the counties with the highest numbers of violent crimes in the state, the cutoff for which was 1,100 per 100,000 people.
  • Poverty: A huge percentage of Jackson residents live in poverty, 23.3 percent compared to the nationwide average of 14 percent. The median household income in Jackson is only $39,747, lower than the medians for Madison County and Tennessee and significantly lower than the median for the United States. Approximately 56.1 percent of black or African American residents live in poverty, and the largest demographic of residents living in poverty are 25- to 34-year-old females.
  • Divorce: Tennessee is ranked tenth in the nation for the highest number of divorces. Every year there are 16.5 marriages and 19.1 divorces per 1,000 people in Tennessee. The divorce rate for Madison County specifically was 8.8 per 1,000 people in 2017, and though that is only slightly more than half of the statewide divorce rate, it is one of the highest rates compared to other Tennessee counties. While it can be difficult to pinpoint a cause for the high divorce rate, there may be a correlation between divorce and financial stresses.
  • Drug Abuse: Statistics on substance abuse in Tennessee are moderate but still troubling. In 2016, there were 24.5 deaths from drug overdose statewide per 100,000 people, 18.1 of which were due specifically to opioid overdose.

Mental Health Resources in Jackson, Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services provides resources statewide, while the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) provides referral services. Mental health providers in Jackson include Quinco Mental Health and Pathways Behavioral Health Services. Quinco is primarily an outpatient facility while Pathways also offers inpatient services. Both offer 24-hour crisis lines and substances abuse services.

Look to E-Counseling.Com When You Don’t Know Where To Turn

It can be very difficult to take the first step to obtain treatment, especially when you’re not sure where to start. The therapist directory at E-Counseling.com is intended to help you find a therapist or counselor you can trust.