Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Memphis, Tennessee

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

Rebecca Henry

Rebecca Henry, LCSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Ellen Parkinson

Ellen Parkinson, LCSW

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 17 years in the field, I have developed a strong professional Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Kalii Roller

Kalii Roller, LPC-MHSP

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Anne McCutchen

Anne McCutchen, MA, LPC

Hello, my name is Anne McCutchen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Tennessee with 20 years of experience working as a counselor in Private Practice, for agencies, inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation, and counseling military service members and their families. My expertise includes a variety of issues, including, but not limited to trauma, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, depression, anxiety, PTSD, coping skills, anger management, grief/loss, bereavement, relationships, communication skills, parenting Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Harry R Gilley

Harry R Gilley, LCSW, MS, Rehab, Admin, Certified, Anger, Management, Specialist

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

VaKendall Long

VaKendall Long , LCSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Debra Shelton

Debra Shelton, LPC, MHSP

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I have found that the courage you are now using to seek help can lead to great rewards! I would be honored to work with you. I have been counseling for the past 15 years and provide therapy on this website to residents of Tennessee. I have worked with clients with a wide range Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Danny Drew

Danny Drew, LPCC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Dr. King Counts

Dr. King Counts, D.Min, LMFT

My aim is to serve my clients by providing excellent caring and effective therapy while respecting each client's individuality. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and an ordained Christian minister. I care and love helping people heal and progress and accept each person's right to make their own decisions. I have extensive experience helping people not only as a clinical therapist but as a minister, mentor, college Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Connie Drew

Connie Drew, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Chelsey Gorham , LMFT in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, GC-C

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Certified Grief Counselor licensed in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. In addition I am the owner of Innovative Family Therapy a small group private practice located in Louisville, KY. As a therapist I like to meet my clients where they are and work right alongside them in their journey towards healing.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5+ years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Memphis, Tennessee

A lot of people presume that depression is only common in great big cities. The truth is that people suffer from depression in all cities and all towns. Mental health disorders do not discriminate between age, sex, or race. They affect all types of people around the world. That is why it is so important that you can find help when you need it. Thankfully, there are places out there to find a good mental health professional. We understand that freedom and happiness depend on good mental health.

Memphis, Tennessee is an exciting place to live. It is known for its amazing barbeque and great music. It is also one of many cultural melting places in America. It is the birthplace of some of our musical legends. Memphis is also known as being the birthplace of the blues. Yes, blues refers to the music genre. However, many people in Memphis also suffer from the blues.

Mental Health Statistics for Memphis

Memphis is a great place to visit. People take trips every year to explore the music, food and heritage Memphis offers. Living in Memphis can be amazing too. However, like most cities, Memphis has its own mental health crisis on its hands. It is estimated that over 1 million people in Tennessee suffer from a mental disorder every year. About 20% of these people suffer from a serious mental illness. Sadly, the entire state of Tennesse only offers about 600 beds for people with mental health issues. You can do the math. Tennesse reports that over 200,000 people are turned away from treatment every year. This number is increasing with each year. The statistics are so saddening because one of the cornerstones of a rewarding life is optimal mental health. Everyone should have access to mental health resources.

This just demonstrates how important it is that people have an alternate resource for mental health treatment. There are over 1,800 mental health professionals in Memphis. They are trained to handle mental health and substance abuse issues. The problem is that many people don’t know how to find a good mental health professional. Every time you do a Google search, you will click on whichever therapist has the best search engine optimization. This doesn’t necessary mean they are the best fit for you.

Many people in Memphis don’t receive the treatment they need. There are a few reasons for this:

  • No insurance
  • Insurance doesn’t cover mental health professionals
  • In-network therapists are overbooked
  • No money for high co-pays
  • Homeless or no access to information

Regardless of the reason, there needs to be a centralized place to find reliable information on mental health professionals in Memphis.

What Makes Memphis Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

There are several factors unique to Memphis that make it a city prone to mental health issues.

  • Climate: The climate in Memphis could have something to do with its high level of mental health issues. In the spring and summer months, Memphis can be a very hot and humid place. Health issues in general are on the rise in weather like this. It can be hard to breath and air quality is poor.
  • Unemployment Rate: Although the statistics show that Memphis has a relatively low unemployment rate at  4.4%, this number is misleading. Even though the official rate is down, the number of jobless has not gone down. The unemployment rate doesn’t reflect those that have been unemployed so long they are no longer entitled to unemployment insurance. Being jobless is a very large contributor to mental illness. It can lead to depression, anxiety and isolation.
  • Drug Use at Epidemic Levels: The number of people in Memphis suffering from drug addiction is on the climb. To put this into perspective, the rate of drug related deaths is 484 per 100,000. Memphis has more drug use than any other city in Tennessee. Drug use has historically caused mental health issues. The problem is that drug use can also be caused by mental health issues. It is a double-sided problem.

Divorce Rate in Memphis

Tennesse has one of the highest divorce rates in the country at 19.1 per 1,000 married people.  In fact, in Memphis, at least 1/3 of people who are married are working on their second marriage. One of the major reasons for this high divorce rate is the poverty level. Memphis (and Tennessee in general) is a poor state. When people are dealing with financial issues, marriages disintegrate.

Many people in Memphis could benefit from marriage counseling, if they can afford it. Marriage counseling has been shown to decrease the chances of divorce. A couple who learns how to improve communicate has a much better chance of enjoying a long marriage. Memphis does have qualified marriage counselors. There are over 500 marriage counselors in Tennessee. It is a matter of finding them.

Mental Health Resources in Memphis

Memphis doesn’t have nearly as many mental health professionals as larger cities. However, there are over 1,800 state-wide. This number only includes those in private practice. There are also many public resources for mental health counselors.

What people need is a one-stop site for mental health resources. If people had easy and user-friendly access to a mental health professional, treatment would be possible. It is when people are frustrated or confused that they forego necessary treatment.

The directory is an easy to use resource to find a therapist.