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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in Tennessee

Mental Health Crisis Response in Tennessee

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or just need someone to talk to, call the Tennesse Statewide Crisis Line at 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471). You can also find your local hotline by consulting this list. Alternatively, you may call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in Tennessee

Tennessee currently ranks 38th in the United States for mental healthcare. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), is responsible for the reformation of their current mental healthcare system, and for providing the community-based programs and culturally responsive community support services necessary to build resilience in their communities. The TDMHSAS determines the standard of care that all Tennessee residents can expect when they seek treatment from a licensed counselor or therapist.

Currently, the TDMHSAS is improving accessibility in all phases of mental illness - from prevention, to treatment and recovery - by providing linguistically competent services and encouraging co-occurring programs. The TDMHSAS wants to ensure that all residents have access to the resources that promote their well-being and ability to prosper. This includes access to therapists, psychologists, and counselors throughout the state.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse, call the Tennessee Redline at 1-800-889-9789.

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI Tennessee

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Tennessee, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in Tennessee

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Picture of esau mcmorris, therapist in Tennessee
esau mcmorris
Together, we will:

We will address fears ,trauma,relationship issues, relapse prevention,stages of change,overcoming addiction,overcoming cravings, dealing with relapse, dual diagnosis, and handling detoxification


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Together, we will:

We will address fears ,trauma,relationship issues, relapse prevention,stages of change,overcoming addiction,overcoming cravings, dealing with relapse, dual diagnosis, and handling detoxification

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people uncover blind spots and to find strength to move forward. I am also able to help people visualize themselves being clean and sober and how to find purpose to live. I am able to help them see recovery is more than not using drugs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Drug Abuse Center
  • Drug Use
  • Rehabilitation Drug Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Addiction Programs
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esau mcmorris remote and phone therapy in Tennessee
Picture of Maura Merritt, therapist in California, Tennessee
Maura Merritt
Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.


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Picture of Maura Merritt, therapist in California, Tennessee
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Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT techniques and teach DBT skills. CBT involves exploring how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effect each other to create maladaptive patterns. DBT skills focus on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and relationship skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Identity Issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Orientation
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Maura Merritt remote and phone therapy in California, Tennessee
Picture of Linda Huber, therapist in Illinois, Tennessee
Linda Huber
Together, we will:

Open up pathways for restoring emotional health, building strong relationships, strengthening /enhancing social thinking, and/or compensating for sensory issues. You will find hope for your future and walk confidently knowing that you are not alone.


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Picture of Linda Huber, therapist in Illinois, Tennessee
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Together, we will:

Open up pathways for restoring emotional health, building strong relationships, strengthening /enhancing social thinking, and/or compensating for sensory issues. You will find hope for your future and walk confidently knowing that you are not alone.

Something to know about my approach is:

My affirming, eclectic, goal-based approach builds on your strengths by enhancing your personal story. I can help you discover new ways of thinking about your circumstances and lead you to a path of healing, wholeness, and unconditional acceptance.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Christian
  • Depression
  • Educational Advocacy
  • High functioning autism
  • Life Transitions
  • Neurodivergence
  • Parenting Issues
  • Parenting Special Needs Children
  • Psychological/Neurocognitive Evaluations
  • Testing
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Linda Huber remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Tennessee
Picture of Melissa Russiano, therapist in California, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Melissa Russiano
Together, we will:

Together we will develop skills to overcome stress, feelings of being overwhelmed, and probably burned out. I see you as an authentically imperfect human, self-driven, and committed. Together we will empower you to be able to see that in you too.


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Picture of Melissa Russiano, therapist in California, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
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Together, we will:

Together we will develop skills to overcome stress, feelings of being overwhelmed, and probably burned out. I see you as an authentically imperfect human, self-driven, and committed. Together we will empower you to be able to see that in you too.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am empowering, compassionate, empathetic, supportive, and truly am committed to partnering with you to achieving your ultimate goals. However, I can be very direct in order to hold you accountable to the concrete goals you have set for you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Burn Out
  • Chronic stress
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Shame
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Melissa Russiano remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Picture of Xenia Hatzilias, therapist in Florida, Tennessee
Xenia Hatzilias
Together, we will:

Work through past and present traumas and find the root of the cause of the anxiety you’re feeling about the future. We will also learn tools fir you to use in your everyday life. Counseling is such a small part of that, but can make a huge impact.


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Picture of Xenia Hatzilias, therapist in Florida, Tennessee
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Together, we will:

Work through past and present traumas and find the root of the cause of the anxiety you’re feeling about the future. We will also learn tools fir you to use in your everyday life. Counseling is such a small part of that, but can make a huge impact.

Something to know about my approach is:

I do remote counseling via telehealth and I’ve found that although it can feel odd to do therapy through a screen at first, it allows you to be in your own space and feel safe enough to open up even more so than in a therapy office!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Parenting Skills
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
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Xenia Hatzilias remote and phone therapy in Florida, Tennessee