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.


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

Allyson Barnes

LPC-MHSP, NCC
4 years experience
Hi! My name is Allyson and I am a therapist working in Tennessee. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Auburn University and my Education Specialist/Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University. The quote I base my practice off is, "Everything I am looking for, I can find within myself."... Read More
Hi! My name is Allyson and I am a therapist working in Tennessee. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Psychology... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Denise Fisher

MA, NCC, LPC
13 years experience
My name is Denise Fisher and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee and Virginia. I am also certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, teens and adults in community based programs and 12 years experience working in the field of mental health. Counseling with individuals and groups, including families and work groups, has provided me with the... Read More
My name is Denise Fisher and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee and Virginia. I am also certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have over 20 years of experience working with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Sara Fulton

LPC, MHSP
3 years experience
As a licensed counselor, I am committed to providing quality counseling services to Tennessee residents. I received my Master's in Mental Health Counseling in 2012 and have been licensed in Tennessee since 2015. I have worked in mental health since 2008. From 2012-2016 I had the pleasure of working through a church in a Christian environment providing guidance and support through a Christ-centered, holistic approach. However, I only provide Christian faith based counseling... Read More
As a licensed counselor, I am committed to providing quality counseling services to Tennessee residents. I received my Master's in Mental Health Counseling in 2012 and have been licensed in Tennessee since 2015. I have worked in mental health... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Cynthia Cox

LCSW
4 years experience
Life can be difficult at times and it is good to have someone you can talk to in confident about life struggles you are going through. We all go through tough times and experience pain and that is part of the human experience. Everyone has their reason for seeking out therapy and everyone needs some extra support in life, especially during difficult times. I am dedicated to helping individuals. ... Read More
Life can be difficult at times and it is good to have someone you can talk to in confident about life struggles you are going through. We all go through tough times and experience pain and that... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

April Bailye

LCSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is April Bailye and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Bradley University and went on to obtain my Master's Degree in Social Work Mental Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I am originally from Illinois, but have lived in Memphis, TN for the last ten years and just moved to the Atlanta area a couple months ago. I've been... Read More
Hello! My name is April Bailye and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Bradley University and went on to obtain my Master's Degree in Social Work Mental Health at... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

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

Jibby Redfield

MSSW, LCSW
15 years experience
Hello there! My name is Jibby Redfield. I first wanted to congratulate you for taking the first big step in your journey to a stronger you! I have been in the industry since 1997 and professionally licensed since 2004. I have worked with people of all ages and walks of life. I have my Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Social Work. Clients have used words like... Read More
Hello there! My name is Jibby Redfield. I first wanted to congratulate you for taking the first big step in your journey to a stronger you! I have been in the industry since 1997 and professionally licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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 e-counseling.com directory is an easy to use resource to find a therapist.