Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee Therapists

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Portland, Tennessee

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Tennessee, Kentucky

You are struggling with life. Maybe you believe that you are "at fault." Perhaps your past is catching up to you and your relationships, work performance, or health are starting to suffer. You want more for your life. You want better! Your mind and...
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Tennessee

You deserve to feel better! Hi, I’m Doug, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice. Simply put, my goal is to help my clients feel better and get the most out of life. The way I see it, the decision to get counseling is a sign...
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Nashville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I have been working for over 30 years helping my clients explore the barriers that keep them from living a more fulfilling life and lifestyle. We work together to understand how traumatic experiences may be blocking their progress toward a happier...
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Nashville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Growing up in Atlanta, GA. I attended The Lovett School and completed my BS. in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. After receiving my M.A. in Counseling at Denver Seminary, I completed my certification as a School...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

My clients find that I am slow to judge, open minded and eager to understand life from their perspective. My primary goal is to establish a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship. From that foundation we move forward, together, to address...
Leah Newman
LPC-MHSP 4, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Leah Newman, LPC-MHSP, MEd, MS Specialties: Sexuality, Gender, & Alternative Spirituality Are you looking for an LGBT Counselor or coach in Tennessee? Or perhaps you are looking for someone who is comfortable and knowledgeable about alternative...
Rebecca Bailey
LPC-MHSP 4, MA
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Hendersonville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I am a friendly, empathetic, and encouraging mental health professional who utilizes a wide range of skills and techniques to help my clients achieve their goals. I have a master’s level education in mental health counseling and have received...
Dakota Lawrence
LPC-MHSP 4
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Brentwood, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Hi, I’m Dakota. I’m passionate about helping adults and adolescents heal from the pain of their past and grow into lives that bring them joy and fulfillment. You may be dealing with chronic pain, depression, trauma, or just feel lost or stuck....
Glynn Griggs
LPC 172
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Nashville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I received my Masters Degree (M.Ed) in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University in 2002. I am licensed in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In 2003 I became a certified Grief Counselor (CT, Certified in...
Lane Newton
LPC-MHSP 4
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Oak Hill, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Lane Newton is a licensed professional counselor who provides counseling services to children, adolescents, and families in Nashville. She specializes in working with trauma and attachment. Lane has experience with clients in a variety of settings,...
April Tyson
LPC-MHSP 4
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I am a native to Nashville. I've spent the last 13 yrs in the helping profession. I have worked with domestic violence, substance abuse, anger problems, assessments for courts and child protective services, and several years working with severe and...
Holli Quinn
LPC-MHSP 4
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Hendersonville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I graduated with my degree in Community Counseling in 2006 and have been employed as mental health counselor consistently since then! I became licensed in 2009 and opened my private practice in 2013. I now run a group therapy practice called The...
Sarah Beacham
LMFT, MA
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Brentwood, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I use an integrative and systemic approach to meet each client where they are based upon their needs, goals and unique personalities. I recognize the body-mind-spirit connection and seek to foster a safe space for emotional expression and...
Garren Carter
LPC-MHSP 4
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Gallatin, Tennessee

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Tennessee

Garren is the Clinical Director of Waypoint Therapy Solutions. He provides leadership to one of the premier private practices in the Nashville area. Garren has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with adults, adolescence and families...
Krystal Fortney
LPC-MHSP 4
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Krystal Fortney is a licensed professional counselor with a designation in mental health for the state of Tennessee; she is a National Certified Counselor, and a Mandatory Pre-Screening Agent. Krystal received her Bachelor of Science degree in...

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.