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.

Kim Deaton

Kim Deaton, LCSW

Welcome! Reaching out for help is often the first and most difficult step to initiating change in our lives but I’m so glad that you are here! My name is Kim and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been working in the field for over 25 years, the last 14 years have been in private practice. I received my Bachelor of Social Work from North Carolina State University in 1989 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Becky Scott

Becky Scott , LCSW

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field. I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work in May 2008 from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I have licenses in both Tennessee and Virginia. My experience includes numerous areas of social work including crisis care, adult case management, group therapy, individual therapy and marital therapy. Working in community mental health Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 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


Misty Davis

Misty Davis, LPC, MHSP

Hello, my name is Misty Davis. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) in the state of Tennessee. I have a masters in Education and Mental Health Counseling. Currently, I am working on my dissertation for my PhD in Education and Counselor Supervision. I am dedicated to helping my clients heal. My mission is for clients to be successful in their treatment. I will work with you collaboratively Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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, Specailist

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


Susan Hundley

Susan Hundley, LCSW

I am an LCSW licensed in Tennessee with over 4 years of experience working as a therapist and over 13 years working in mental health treatment. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also helped many people who have experienced addiction problems. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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


Indria Ross

Indria Ross, LCSW

I believe individuals have an inner strength and resiliency that lay the foundation for therapy. My strengths-based approach incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic. These evidence-based approaches have been successful in addressing numerous mental health issues including: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, abuse, trauma, and much more. I have over 15 years of counseling experience, possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work and am credentialed as Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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.