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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brian Kjelvik

LPC-MHSP
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider licensed in Tennessee with over 4 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider licensed in Tennessee with over 4 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Josh Reed

LPC-MHSP, LPCC
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Josh Reed. I currently live and am licensed in the state of Tennessee, but I have spent the majority of my time as a Licensed Professional Counselor and life in Ohio (and currently hold dual licensure with TN and OH). I am a Christian and received my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have six years of experience working with clients dealing with questions about faith/spirituality, depression,... Read More
Hi! My name is Josh Reed. I currently live and am licensed in the state of Tennessee, but I have spent the majority of my time as a Licensed Professional Counselor and life in Ohio (and currently hold dual licensure... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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.