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.


Dr. Kristel Headley

PhD, LPC-MHSP, RPT-S
15 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP), play therapist (RPT-S), and counselor educator in Tennessee. I have worked in the counseling field since 2005 with a wide variety of clients. Many of my clients have been affected by trauma, either through large events or the residue of smaller events that may block client development and potential. To help clients work through these blocks – blocks that may present as anxiety, depression, relational issues, or... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP), play therapist (RPT-S), and counselor educator in Tennessee. I have worked in the counseling field since 2005 with a wide variety of clients. Many of my clients have been affected by trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

Trina Middleton

LCSW
30 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and I have worked as a therapist for 30 years. I have experience working with people from all backgrounds, ages, and different challenges . I have worked with clients with a variety of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, depression, and isolation and loneliness.... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and I have worked as a therapist for 30 years. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Matthew Chingren

LCSW
12 years experience
Thank you for stopping by! I'm excited to introduce myself and share ways that perhaps working together will help you fulfill your goals of being happier, healthier, and feeling more whole! My name is Matthew, but I'm fine going by Matt! I am a clinical social worker who has almost 20 years of experience in the field of mental health services, and now being an LCSW providing direct therapy interventions... Read More
Thank you for stopping by! I'm excited to introduce myself and share ways that perhaps working together will help you fulfill your goals of being happier, healthier, and feeling more whole! My name is Matthew, but I'm... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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.