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.


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

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

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

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

Ellen Parkinson

LCSW
20 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 20 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: 20 years

Dan LaVelle

M.S., LPC/MHSP
6 years experience
I am a licensed mental health service provider in the state of Tennessee with over 6 years of experience working as a meditation coach, hypnotherapist, addictions therapist, and counselor. I have experience with clients of all ages with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, relationship issues, grief, physical pain, and many other manifestations of stress. My passion is helping clients find ways to tackle their problems holistically, enabling the mind, body, and... Read More
I am a licensed mental health service provider in the state of Tennessee with over 6 years of experience working as a meditation coach, hypnotherapist, addictions therapist, and counselor. I have experience with clients of all ages with a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Rebecca Henry

LCSW
5 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Sarah O'Keefe

LCSW
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience helping adults, families, and children overcome parent-child conflict, addiction, life transitions/stress, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and mood disorders. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN and have worked in various clinical settings including private practice, outpatient clinics, and residential rehab. Do you wish you were happier? Do you ever feel unfulfilled or dissatisfied... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience helping adults, families, and children overcome parent-child conflict, addiction, life transitions/stress, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and mood disorders. I earned my Master of Social Work... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

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.