Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

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


Sandra Fields

MA, LPC/MHSP
13 years experience
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental health Service Provider in TN with over 13 years post graduate clinical experience working with a wide range of clients ranging in age from infant through geriatric. My experience includes working with clients dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, life changes, adjustment disorder, anger management, and parenting. Sometimes events like transitions, trauma, loss, and adjustment to divorce or limited social support trigger difficulties.... Read More
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental health Service Provider in TN with over 13 years post graduate clinical experience working with a wide range of clients ranging in age from infant through geriatric. My experience includes... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

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

Betsy Petersen

LCSW
4 years experience
Hi there! My name is Betsy Petersen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a fairly new resident of Idaho after moving from Tennessee, my home state. I received my education from the University of Tennessee and have been working in the mental health field since 2014. I strive to bring an empathetic and motivated approach to therapy to explore all areas of life that affect the person and their... Read More
Hi there! My name is Betsy Petersen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a fairly new resident of Idaho after moving from Tennessee, my home state. I received my education from the University of Tennessee... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Mari Flatt

M.A., LPC
7 years experience
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about seven years (two years while in Graduate School). I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota. I am currently licensed in Colorado (LPC), North Carolina (LCMHC), and Tennessee (LPC). During my time in this profession,... Read More
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about seven years (two years while in Graduate School). I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Jessica Hamm

PhD, LPC-MHSP, MAC
12 years experience
I am a PhD level counselor licensed in Tennessee with nine years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, trauma, and addiction related issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe we are all worthy of being treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is tailored to the individual but I... Read More
I am a PhD level counselor licensed in Tennessee with nine years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, trauma, and addiction related issues. My counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

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

Connie Drew

LPC
15 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

Cindy Cothran

LPC-MHSP
18 years experience
Hello, starting therapy can be tough and I hope to make the first steps easier if possible. It is my belief that therapy can be a place of emotional refuge and I work hard to let each person know that their best interest comes first. I hope that through understanding and gentle humor, we can find connection and work on the challenges that brought you to seek a therapist. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression,... Read More
Hello, starting therapy can be tough and I hope to make the first steps easier if possible. It is my belief that therapy can be a place of emotional refuge and I work hard to let each person know that... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Kristin Money

NCC, LPC-MHSP
8 years experience
Hi! I'm Kristin. I work with men struggling with grief, trauma and depression. I received my Bachelors in Psychology from Lincoln Memorial University and my Masters in Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College. I am an LPC-MHSP and provide counseling in the great state of Tennessee! Read More
Hi! I'm Kristin. I work with men struggling with grief, trauma and depression. I received my Bachelors in Psychology from Lincoln Memorial University and my Masters in Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College. I am an LPC-MHSP and provide counseling in the great state of Tennessee! Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennesse is the state capital and a great vacation destination of the United States. People love to visit Music City and check out the Grand Ole Opry and Johnny Cash Museum. It’s a younger city, with the median age being just 34 years old.

The median household income in Nashville is slightly higher than the rest of the state, at $54,000 per year. The city is on the rise as the per capita income has increased from just $22,000 in 2000 to almost $32,000 in 2015.

Despite the high proportion of people in Tennessee suffering from a mental illness, almost 60% go untreated. There simply aren’t the resources need to treat all the people in the area who have a mental illness. This is why it’s so important that the people of Nashville have a one-stop place to find and secure mental health care.

Mental Health Statistics for Nashville

Of Tennessee’s 6.5 million people. it is estimated that 4.5% have a serious mental illness. This includes schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorders. Tennessee has put forth an initiative to help provide mental health services to those who need it. What they have found through this Mental Health Cooperative is that when people do actually seek treatment, their conditions improve.

One concern for Tennessee is treating young people with both mental health issues and substance abuse issues. Studies have shown that people with untreated depression die an average of 25 years earlier than those without a mental illness. They also show that over 90% of people who commit suicide are suffering from a mental illness.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee realized over the last decade that they had an issue with treating people with mental illness. Although Medicaid is available, many people simply didn’t have the information needed to seek treatment. Furthermore, there weren’t enough mental health professionals to help all of the people with mental health issues.

This is why they put forth the Mental Health Cooperative. Their hope is to reach people, especially young people, early enough to treat serious mental issues before they progress. If left untreated, mental illness can lead to the following:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Child abuse
  • Unemployment
  • Homelessness

Given the efforts made by the state of Tennessee, there is hope that the residents of Nashville will see an improvement when it comes to finding mental health resources.

What Makes Nashville Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

Like a lot of larger cities, Nashville has its share of problems. Although they have better resources than many other states plagued with mental illness, over 60% of people suffering from a serious mental health illness still don’t get treatment. Some of the reasons Nashville has issues regarding mental health include:

  • Culture: The culture of Nashville can lead to an increase in substance abuse. The lifestyle, especially in the heart of Nashville, is infused with clubs and bars thanks to the rich music culture.
  • Education: Nashville has one of the worst school systems in Tennessee. This leads to a long-term problem with employment, income levels and professional success.
  • Unemployment Rate: Nashville’s unemployment rate is 2.4%, a bit higher than other U.S. cities.
  • Socioeconomic Factors: Nashville has 50% minorities, a class that historically suffers from mental illness at a higher rate than other groups. Also, because of the lack of information and resources, this group just doesn’t have access to the mental health care they need.

Divorce Rate in Nashville

Tennessee, in general, has a high divorce rate. There are also more divorces in Nashville than in any other city in the South. There are counties in Tennessee where the divorce rate is higher than the marriage rate. In Trousdale County, the divorce rate is actually 90%.

A couple of the reasons for this are the fact that the marriage rate in Nashville is higher than most other places in the South. Also, a lot of young couples move to the city to follow their dreams only to get divorced a few years later.

Mental Health Resources in Nashville

Tennessee has improved its mental health resources over the last decade. Currently, the state is able to treat close to 30,000 people with mental health disorders every year. Treatment is offered at 168 locations.

As far as substance abuse is concerned, the state is making strides in this department as well. Almost 20,000 addicts received treatment in Tennessee last year, with over 300 recovery programs available.

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

E-Counseling is a one-stop mental health resource for the residents of Nashville, Tennessee. The goal of this service is to provide information and treatment for thousands of people suffering from serious mental health illnesses. Since lack of information is one of the biggest reasons for lack of treatment, E-Counseling strives to bridge the gap between those who need mental health treatment and those who receive it.