Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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


Michelle Barnhart

MA,LPC,MHSP,ACS
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. I have over 18 years of varied experience with adults, children, and teens with varied mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, history of trauma and PTSD, reactive attachment behaviors, family issues, parenting, and life changes. To better serve those I work with, I have begun to incorporate EMDR and Sand tray to address many issues in the therapeutic setting.... Read More
Hello, my name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. I have over 18 years of varied experience with adults, children, and teens with varied mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, history of trauma... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Bearlyn Ash

NCC,LPC,ACS
15 years experience
As a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience, I am dedicated to helping you overcome difficulties in managing troubling emotions, dysfunctional behaviors, problems in career, relationships, or life transitions. My experience has allowed me to tailor therapeutic interventions to meet your needs. Drawing upon my diverse clinical background, I incorporate a variety of approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and... Read More
As a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience, I am dedicated to helping you overcome difficulties in managing troubling emotions, dysfunctional behaviors, problems in career, relationships, or life transitions. My... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Rachel Dorris

LCSW
13 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice, in the state of TN (Note: I am only licensed to counsel people who live in the state of TN), for the past 13 years. I have been in mental health for over 20 years, working in variety of different roles, from inpatient psychiatric, home health, hospice, case management, etc. I have worked with clients from varying backgrounds and demographics... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice, in the state of TN (Note: I am only licensed to counsel people who live in the state of TN), for the past 13 years. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Jeffrey Lambert

MA,LPC-MHSP
13 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:13 years

Dean Ross

M.Ed.,LPC/MHSP,NCC
3 years experience
Life is full of uncertainties and things beyond our control. I believe that we are all doing our best, but sometimes we can feel stuck, whether it’s in our relationships, jobs, or general way of thinking. I want to work with you to help empower you as you navigate life’s obstacles. I believe that people know themselves best and for that reason I take a collaborative approach when working with my clients. I... Read More
Life is full of uncertainties and things beyond our control. I believe that we are all doing our best, but sometimes we can feel stuck, whether it’s in our relationships, jobs, or general way of thinking. I want to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Trish Miller

MS,LPC-MHSP
18 years experience
Hi, my name is Trish Miller and I am a Master's Level Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider for the state of Tennessee. I currently have over 18 years experience in a wide array of mental health and relationship issues in which I am also SYMBIS Assessment Certified. Whether you are experiencing everyday anxiety, life stressors or have been through a traumatic experience, it is my mission to give you a safe... Read More
Hi, my name is Trish Miller and I am a Master's Level Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider for the state of Tennessee. I currently have over 18 years experience in a wide array of mental health and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Auslyn Thomas

LPC-MHSP
5 years experience
“Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning to live your life the way you choose.” – Baljeal Madaan. I am your team player in achieving the freedom you desire no matter what that may be. I work with the strengths you bring and build from there. I meet... Read More
“Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning to live your life the way you choose.” – Baljeal... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 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

Harry R Gilley

LCSW,MS,Rehab,Admin,Certified,Anger,Management,Specialist
25 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Mari Carter

LPC-MHSP
3 years experience
"You don't get to rewrite your past, but YOU get to decide how your story ends!" My counseling philosophy is the belief that individuals have power, choice, voice. I have five years counseling experience with individuals with addiction issues, unresolved trauma, and grief and loss. I aim to assist individuals in reconnecting with his or her power of choice and voice, as well as, guiding one toward healing through development of healthy... Read More
"You don't get to rewrite your past, but YOU get to decide how your story ends!" My counseling philosophy is the belief that individuals have power, choice, voice. I have five years counseling experience with individuals with addiction... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee is a city on the rise. It has almost doubled in size from 2000 to 2010, with a current population of about 120,000 people. It is about 35 miles from Nashville and has been identified as the number one growing city in the country.

Murfreesboro is home to the second largest college in the state, Middle Tennessee State University with over 22,000 students. These students make up about 15% of the population. Because students are transient, they don’t really put down roots in the city. However, more and more people are migrating into the city because it’s so close to Nashville but is a lot less expensive.

The median household income is only $53,000. This number is skewed because such a large part of the city are college students with no income. One other interesting thing is that men in Murfreesboro make 1 ½ times as much as women on average. Despite it being one of the fastest growing cities, they still underpay and under-employ women. despite the low household income level.

Mental Health Statistics for Murfreesboro

One of the greatest mental health issues plaguing Murfreesboro and the entire Nashville area is substance abuse. Drug use in Murfreesboro is about 5% higher than it is in the rest of the country. It’s also higher in the Nashville area than the rest of the state.

In addition to drug abuse, there is a high incidence of mental health illness in Murfreesboro. Almost 9% of the population of Murfreesboro suffer from major depression. And, these numbers only account for the adults. When you add in the number of children suffering a serious mental health issue, these numbers increase.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The reason a lot of people in Murfreesboro don’t receive the mental health treatment they need is two-fold. First, people dealing with substance abuse issues are reluctant to seek any type of treatment. Since many drug abusers are also suffering from a serious mental illness, it compounds the problem when they don’t get the help they need.

The other reason people don’t get treatment is that 15% of the population are college students. Despite having access to college mental health resources, college kids are reluctant to admit they have a problem and get help.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Criminal activity
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Worsened mental health issues
  • Substance abuse

If people have better access to mental health information, they may not be so reluctant to seek out help.

What Makes Murfreesboro Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

There is nothing remarkable about Murfreesboro. It is just like every other small city in the United States. The difference is, it’s very close to Nashville, one of the most exciting cities in the U.S. People tend to come and go, without setting down any roots. People who come to Murfreesboro also have left their families and friends behind, either for college or to pursue a dream career in music.

  • Culture: Murfreesboro is a college town, with a mixture of people from all over the country. It is close to Nashville, one of the greatest music cities in the world.
  • Economic: The median household income is under $55,000 and the poverty level is quite high at 16%.
  • Climate: The climate in Tennessee is kind of mild when compared to most of the country. It’s also far enough away from the swampy Southeast that it’s bearable in the summers.

Divorce Rate in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The divorce rate in Tennessee is the 10th highest in the country. Over 19 people per 1,000 people which is quite high. Part of this is due to the transiency of the population. Also, since there are not many people getting married in the Nashville area, there is nothing to skew the divorce rate.

Murfreesboro suffers from the same issues that trigger divorce in any U.S. city – financial stress, unemployment and fear of marriage.

Mental Health Resources in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro has a shortage of mental health resources. As opposed to most other cities who have over 150-200 mental health professionals for every 100,000, there are only 74 in Murfreesboro. There just aren’t enough counselors and doctors to help the people with mental health illnesses.

With such a shortage of resources, it makes it even harder for people to find information about mental health assistance. There needs to be an easier way for people to have access to these resources.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Murfreesboro

E-Counseling believes that everybody deserves good mental health treatment. This can be a challenge in a city with such a shortage of mental health professionals. People in Murfreesboro need a place to find mental health resources where they feel safe and unjudged. E-Counseling’s directory offers a unique way of having private access to mental health resources.