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.


Tamara Johnson

MSSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Tamara Johnson, I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in 2004. I have over 16 years of experience working with children, adults, families, and Veteran populations. Several years ago, I experienced some setbacks related to a loss of a long-term relationship which caused lots of grief, financial hardship and multiple stressors including new... Read More
Hello, my name is Tamara Johnson, I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in 2004. I have over 16 years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Devon Bridgwaters

M.Ed.,LPC-MHSP
5 years experience
I am a fully licensed professional counselor practicing in the state of TN, and I am the co-founder of a private practice called Evolve Counseling Associates, LLC. I received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Furman University and Masters of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University. The majority of my therapeutic experience comes from opportunities at eating disorder treatment centers, private schools, alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities,... Read More
I am a fully licensed professional counselor practicing in the state of TN, and I am the co-founder of a private practice called Evolve Counseling Associates, LLC. I received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Furman University... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 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

Karissa Melchior

LPC-MHSP,ATR-BC
6 years experience
Hello!! I am a Licensed Professional Counseling and Board Certified Art Therapist working in Tennessee. After completing my undergraduate work at Columbia College Chicago, I received my Masters degree from the Universoty of Louisville. I have years of experience working with young adults and adults navigating a variety of life obstacles. People seek counseling for various reasons. Sometimes it gets challenging keeping up with the hustle and bustle of daily life and dealing with unexpected... Read More
Hello!! I am a Licensed Professional Counseling and Board Certified Art Therapist working in Tennessee. After completing my undergraduate work at Columbia College Chicago, I received my Masters degree from the Universoty of Louisville. I have years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 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

Elizabeth Jones

LCSW
7 years experience
Hello, my name is Elizabeth, but everyone calls me Ellie. I have a master's degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice. I am a LCSW, licensed in KY and TN. My primary focus has been with the male population, people in addiction, and women with a trauma history. I enjoy working with all populations and strongly believe that people have everything they need to change their situation and outlook within. ... Read More
Hello, my name is Elizabeth, but everyone calls me Ellie. I have a master's degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice. I am a LCSW, licensed in KY and TN. My primary focus has been with the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Stephanie Adams

LCSW,MAC
3 years experience
Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! You are here to find some assistance with something that is going on in your life. I’d like to help you! Let me tell you a little about myself. I earned my master’s in social work at the University of Montana in 2013, where I focused on co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Since then, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings. I am... Read More
Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! You are here to find some assistance with something that is going on in your life. I’d like to help you! Let me tell you a little about myself. I earned my master’s in social work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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

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

Trina Middleton

LCSW
30 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and I have worked as a therapist for 30 years. I have experience working with people from all backgrounds, ages, and different challenges . I have worked with clients with a variety of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, depression, and isolation and loneliness.... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and I have worked as a therapist for 30 years. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 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, many 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.