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.

Rebecca Henry

Rebecca Henry, LCSW

I am an open-minded practitioner with a here-and-now focus who values warmth, unconditional positive regard, kindness, and understanding. I am a licensed independent clinician with more than 10 years in the social work field and mental health field. I have a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in social work from East TN State University. I have dedicated my life to the field of clinical social work. I am currently a licensed clinical social Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Ellen Parkinson

Ellen Parkinson, LCSW

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 17 years in the field, I have developed a strong professional Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Kalii Roller

Kalii Roller, LPC-MHSP

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Anne McCutchen

Anne McCutchen, MA, LPC

Hello, my name is Anne McCutchen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Tennessee with 20 years of experience working as a counselor in Private Practice, for agencies, inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation, and counseling military service members and their families. My expertise includes a variety of issues, including, but not limited to trauma, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, depression, anxiety, PTSD, coping skills, anger management, grief/loss, bereavement, relationships, communication skills, parenting Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Harry R Gilley

Harry R Gilley, LCSW, MS, Rehab, Admin, Certified, Anger, Management, Specialist

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

VaKendall Long

VaKendall Long , LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in the social work field. I have over 6 years of experience providing counseling and mental health services. I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who have experienced some type of trauma or mental health crisis; specifically, individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and anger issues. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele; I enjoy helping people in general Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Debra Shelton

Debra Shelton, LPC, MHSP

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I have found that the courage you are now using to seek help can lead to great rewards! I would be honored to work with you. I have been counseling for the past 15 years and provide therapy on this website to residents of Tennessee. I have worked with clients with a wide range Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Danny Drew

Danny Drew, LPCC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Dr. King Counts

Dr. King Counts, D.Min, LMFT

My aim is to serve my clients by providing excellent caring and effective therapy while respecting each client's individuality. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and an ordained Christian minister. I care and love helping people heal and progress and accept each person's right to make their own decisions. I have extensive experience helping people not only as a clinical therapist but as a minister, mentor, college Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Connie Drew

Connie Drew, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Chelsey Gorham , LMFT in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, GC-C

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Certified Grief Counselor licensed in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. In addition I am the owner of Innovative Family Therapy a small group private practice located in Louisville, KY. As a therapist I like to meet my clients where they are and work right alongside them in their journey towards healing.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5+ 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.