Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Memphis, TN

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Jaimie Walker Dutoit
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, MHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
Waitlist for new clients
In my experience as a counselor, I have worked substance use disorders, mood disorders, process addictions, trauma-related issues, grief and loss, and suicidal ideation.
I am accepting new supervisees for licensure in MS & TN, in addition to any EMDR trained therapist needing consultation or working towards certification. I believe in a tailored approach to meet clients where they are and work together to develop a road map for his or her journey through change. I specialize in using a combination of EMDR with mindfulness, Ego State Therapy, CBT/DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Expressive Art Therapy to assist clients in the healing process. I have experience working with dual-diagnosis population in both individual and group settings.
In my experience as a counselor, I have worked substance use disorders, mood disorders, process addictions, trauma-related issues, grief and loss, and suicidal ideation.
I am accepting new supervisees for licensure in MS & TN, in addition to any EMDR trained therapist needing consultation or working towards certification. I believe in a tailored approach to meet clients where they are and work together to develop a road map for his or her journey through change. I specialize in using a combination of EMDR with mindfulness, Ego State Therapy, CBT/DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Expressive Art Therapy to assist clients in the healing process. I have experience working with dual-diagnosis population in both individual and group settings.
(662) 318-4239 View (662) 318-4239
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Jasmine A Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Sometimes life just gets messy. I enjoy supporting both minors and adults in finding self compassion and growth while experiencing the uncomfortable. In sessions together, we can learn to do this by navigating trauma responses, depression, anxiety, life transitions, suicidal thoughts, relationships, body-image challanges, disordered eating, behavioral issues, and stress. Through both doing my own work and spending time with clients, I wholeheartedly feel we can find so much healing by getting curious about our emotions and greeting whatever arises with kindness, respect, and a bit of humor
Sometimes life just gets messy. I enjoy supporting both minors and adults in finding self compassion and growth while experiencing the uncomfortable. In sessions together, we can learn to do this by navigating trauma responses, depression, anxiety, life transitions, suicidal thoughts, relationships, body-image challanges, disordered eating, behavioral issues, and stress. Through both doing my own work and spending time with clients, I wholeheartedly feel we can find so much healing by getting curious about our emotions and greeting whatever arises with kindness, respect, and a bit of humor
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Dr. Kimberly Atkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120  (Online Only)
With a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and over 20 years of counseling experience, I can help you get through life's trials and tribulations. I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in stress, grief, depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, chronic management illness, crises management, as well as in coping skills in both adolescents and adults. My expertise is a combination of professional and personal skills that can help any person tackle unexpected life crisis. I have experience in couples counseling, family counseling, group counseling, and career counseling.
With a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and over 20 years of counseling experience, I can help you get through life's trials and tribulations. I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in stress, grief, depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, chronic management illness, crises management, as well as in coping skills in both adolescents and adults. My expertise is a combination of professional and personal skills that can help any person tackle unexpected life crisis. I have experience in couples counseling, family counseling, group counseling, and career counseling.
(901) 203-5291 View (901) 203-5291
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Danielle Tipping
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
Developing your personal and relational identity is the top focus of the therapy I provide. My goal as your provider is to help you reach your full potential for growth and happiness. I help those who are experiencing gender dysphoria, sexuality concerns, mood disturbance, anxiety issues, behavioral issues, trauma survivors, and those who are self-harming or suicidal reconnect with whom they are essentially. I believe it is imperative to identify and examine systemic, environmental, and community influences that may be thwarting your growth and decrease self-blame for factors outside your control.
Developing your personal and relational identity is the top focus of the therapy I provide. My goal as your provider is to help you reach your full potential for growth and happiness. I help those who are experiencing gender dysphoria, sexuality concerns, mood disturbance, anxiety issues, behavioral issues, trauma survivors, and those who are self-harming or suicidal reconnect with whom they are essentially. I believe it is imperative to identify and examine systemic, environmental, and community influences that may be thwarting your growth and decrease self-blame for factors outside your control.
(901) 472-7870 View (901) 472-7870
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Katy Leech
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38122
Adolescents and young adult women are my specialties, especially those with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts.
Do you feel stuck? Maybe you feel scared and hopeless. Perhaps you're a parent, whose daughter is depressed and cutting herself. Perhaps you're personally dealing with depression that makes each day heavy, and/or anxiety that makes each moment a battle. I understand what it's like to be in those moments, wondering if things can ever get better. I understand how, as a parent, you're afraid for you daughter and wondering how to help. You probably are wondering if I can even help you. The good news is: there is hope. And we can work together to find it.
Adolescents and young adult women are my specialties, especially those with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts.
Do you feel stuck? Maybe you feel scared and hopeless. Perhaps you're a parent, whose daughter is depressed and cutting herself. Perhaps you're personally dealing with depression that makes each day heavy, and/or anxiety that makes each moment a battle. I understand what it's like to be in those moments, wondering if things can ever get better. I understand how, as a parent, you're afraid for you daughter and wondering how to help. You probably are wondering if I can even help you. The good news is: there is hope. And we can work together to find it.
(662) 331-6164 View (662) 331-6164
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Shadeau Rhodes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38105
Waitlist for new clients
Specialties include trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, suicidal ideation/self-harm, attachment, and life transitions.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page! My goal is to treat the whole person and meet clients where they are in the healing journey. I believe each person is the expert of their own experience and that everyone deserves to live their most beautiful life despite the many challenges and struggles that life brings. I believe everyone has innate strengths that help them through life's difficulties. I enjoy helping clients regain control over their experiences by enhancing their strengths, teaching new skills to cope, processing stresses of life, and defining goals for their future.
Specialties include trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, suicidal ideation/self-harm, attachment, and life transitions.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page! My goal is to treat the whole person and meet clients where they are in the healing journey. I believe each person is the expert of their own experience and that everyone deserves to live their most beautiful life despite the many challenges and struggles that life brings. I believe everyone has innate strengths that help them through life's difficulties. I enjoy helping clients regain control over their experiences by enhancing their strengths, teaching new skills to cope, processing stresses of life, and defining goals for their future.
(901) 308-6991 View (901) 308-6991
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Channelle Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
I understand the vulnerability it takes to open yourself up to a therapist, and I promise to join you on your journey with patience, strength, and hope lighting the way. With collaboration and mindfulness, it is my goal to increase your tolerance for heavy emotions, integrate fragmented parts of the self, and discovered the uncharted territory barrier within your mind. I work with individuals and couples to explore experiences in attachment trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, and other life changing experiences.
I understand the vulnerability it takes to open yourself up to a therapist, and I promise to join you on your journey with patience, strength, and hope lighting the way. With collaboration and mindfulness, it is my goal to increase your tolerance for heavy emotions, integrate fragmented parts of the self, and discovered the uncharted territory barrier within your mind. I work with individuals and couples to explore experiences in attachment trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, and other life changing experiences.
(901) 450-5379 View (901) 450-5379
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Lauren Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Step 1 is complete; you've searched for therapists. Chances are you have been thinking about doing this for some time, but something recently gave you a nudge or you're at your breaking point. Whatever you're bringing with you, I am here to help you work through it.
Step 1 is complete; you've searched for therapists. Chances are you have been thinking about doing this for some time, but something recently gave you a nudge or you're at your breaking point. Whatever you're bringing with you, I am here to help you work through it.
(901) 245-5214 View (901) 245-5214
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Valentine Behavioral & Mental Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEdNCC, LPCMHSP, CMHC, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38125  (Online Only)
I am a counselor who is very client-focused and believe in treatment planning and objectives that are reasonable and attainable. It is very important to build a rapport with the client and the pair working to identify objectives and goals of treatment. I have years of experience working with clients with a wide range of mental and behavioral health needs including: trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting and have been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with child and adolescent counseling and adults.
I am a counselor who is very client-focused and believe in treatment planning and objectives that are reasonable and attainable. It is very important to build a rapport with the client and the pair working to identify objectives and goals of treatment. I have years of experience working with clients with a wide range of mental and behavioral health needs including: trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting and have been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with child and adolescent counseling and adults.
(731) 666-6903 View (731) 666-6903
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Dr. DeAvila Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38125  (Online Only)
You have always given your all in your relationships. Whether it was with your parent, friends, or intimate partners; you wanted healthy relationships in your life. However, you often ended up feeling like you were not enough for any of them. You often felt rejected and disposable. You didn’t realize that this would impact you, but it has. Now, you often isolate yourself or just remain in relationships with toxic people who often use you for what they need and discard you. You have never felt good enough and often wondered if you would truly ever be loved adequately.
You have always given your all in your relationships. Whether it was with your parent, friends, or intimate partners; you wanted healthy relationships in your life. However, you often ended up feeling like you were not enough for any of them. You often felt rejected and disposable. You didn’t realize that this would impact you, but it has. Now, you often isolate yourself or just remain in relationships with toxic people who often use you for what they need and discard you. You have never felt good enough and often wondered if you would truly ever be loved adequately.
(901) 612-3828 View (901) 612-3828
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Forward Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, PMHNP, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Are you looking for personal growth and the possibility of change? Do you like setting goals and reaching them? Forward Counseling is a group of independent professionals that utilize evidenced based interventions to move our clients towards their goals. We offer individual, family, group, and couples counseling virtually or in office. To get started, call or complete a contact form on our site at forwardcounseling.com/contact or bit.ly/newclientcontactform
Are you looking for personal growth and the possibility of change? Do you like setting goals and reaching them? Forward Counseling is a group of independent professionals that utilize evidenced based interventions to move our clients towards their goals. We offer individual, family, group, and couples counseling virtually or in office. To get started, call or complete a contact form on our site at forwardcounseling.com/contact or bit.ly/newclientcontactform
(901) 310-3911 View (901) 310-3911
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Brenda Gilman
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families in the areas of marriage counseling, affair recovery, sexual intimacy, sexual addiction recovery, trauma and abuse, EMDR, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. My desire is to provide quality professional care to those that are in desperate need of experiencing hope and healing through their brokenness and pain. Seeking someone to walk with you through your darkest moments can provide the opportunity for tremendous growth and greater understanding of who you are created to be. I believe this is done well through a relational approach that will provide growth emotionally, spiritually and relationally.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families in the areas of marriage counseling, affair recovery, sexual intimacy, sexual addiction recovery, trauma and abuse, EMDR, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. My desire is to provide quality professional care to those that are in desperate need of experiencing hope and healing through their brokenness and pain. Seeking someone to walk with you through your darkest moments can provide the opportunity for tremendous growth and greater understanding of who you are created to be. I believe this is done well through a relational approach that will provide growth emotionally, spiritually and relationally.
(901) 352-2332 View (901) 352-2332
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Caitlin Leggett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Welcome! Do you feel like anxiety consumes all your energy? Do you get nervous and self-conscious when talking to other people? Does life feel chaotic and unmanageable? These are just a few of the many issues I help my clients work through. Anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, and life stress can definitely leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, but you don’t have to go through it alone! I am a Counselor and Art Therapist with experience treating teens and adults for various anxiety and depressive disorders. I am also passionate about assisting clients improve their self-esteem and relationships with others.
Welcome! Do you feel like anxiety consumes all your energy? Do you get nervous and self-conscious when talking to other people? Does life feel chaotic and unmanageable? These are just a few of the many issues I help my clients work through. Anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, and life stress can definitely leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, but you don’t have to go through it alone! I am a Counselor and Art Therapist with experience treating teens and adults for various anxiety and depressive disorders. I am also passionate about assisting clients improve their self-esteem and relationships with others.
(901) 472-1396 View (901) 472-1396
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Jared Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC, CSTIP, CEAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
The most important parts of mental wellness are the ability to increase one’s self-awareness and broaden one’s perspective. As your counselor, I will provide a safe and judgment free environment for you to gain a better understanding of whatever issues you are dealing with as an individual, couple, or in any other types of romantic relationships. The main goal of most clients is "to feel better," and I am here to help you make that goal more specific so that you can grow in the areas most important to you. I also strive to destigmatize counseling for men, Black / African-Americans, and other minority groups.
The most important parts of mental wellness are the ability to increase one’s self-awareness and broaden one’s perspective. As your counselor, I will provide a safe and judgment free environment for you to gain a better understanding of whatever issues you are dealing with as an individual, couple, or in any other types of romantic relationships. The main goal of most clients is "to feel better," and I am here to help you make that goal more specific so that you can grow in the areas most important to you. I also strive to destigmatize counseling for men, Black / African-Americans, and other minority groups.
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John Berger
Counselor, MA, LPCMHSP
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38111
Family conflict, marital problems, trauma, communication issues, anxiety, and other common problems that arise simply from being human are in my wheelhouse. Managing the thoughts and emotions we have as we navigate through the obstacles of life are critical.
Family conflict, marital problems, trauma, communication issues, anxiety, and other common problems that arise simply from being human are in my wheelhouse. Managing the thoughts and emotions we have as we navigate through the obstacles of life are critical.
(901) 329-3953 View (901) 329-3953
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Rod Spencer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38104
I believe in the healing and transformational power of therapy. My work over 40 years with individuals, couples and families has shown that we have the ability to change ourselves, our relationships, our families and the world when we commit to learning and growing. I am open to the uniqueness of each individual without judgment. I have a background in spirituality and offer that as a resource for healing, if wanted and when appropriate. I believe that relationships are challenging and that we can learn skills to improve communication, intimacy, respect and trust with those we love.
I believe in the healing and transformational power of therapy. My work over 40 years with individuals, couples and families has shown that we have the ability to change ourselves, our relationships, our families and the world when we commit to learning and growing. I am open to the uniqueness of each individual without judgment. I have a background in spirituality and offer that as a resource for healing, if wanted and when appropriate. I believe that relationships are challenging and that we can learn skills to improve communication, intimacy, respect and trust with those we love.
(901) 460-2815 View (901) 460-2815
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Samara Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
At Samara, we meet each person where they are to identify tailored goals and move toward an improved quality of life. Support is provided within a safe, highly confidential, & creative space. We offer decades of experience providing therapeutic services within the entertainment industry. When needed, we help our clients explore their needs and life experiences through the lens of trauma-informed and trauma-focused care. Individual, family, and group therapy options are available. Connect with us to talk through next steps.
At Samara, we meet each person where they are to identify tailored goals and move toward an improved quality of life. Support is provided within a safe, highly confidential, & creative space. We offer decades of experience providing therapeutic services within the entertainment industry. When needed, we help our clients explore their needs and life experiences through the lens of trauma-informed and trauma-focused care. Individual, family, and group therapy options are available. Connect with us to talk through next steps.
(310) 879-5554 View (310) 879-5554
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Maya M Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, ICST, LPC, MHSP, temp
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I am a National Board Certified Mental Health Counselor under supervision. I have been practicing as a therapist for about 5 years. I hold a master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a certification in International Sandtray therapy. I assist individuals who are looking to improve self-esteem, manage depression and anxiety, utilize coping strategies, and guide adolescents and adults through healing the mind and body.
Welcome! I am a National Board Certified Mental Health Counselor under supervision. I have been practicing as a therapist for about 5 years. I hold a master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a certification in International Sandtray therapy. I assist individuals who are looking to improve self-esteem, manage depression and anxiety, utilize coping strategies, and guide adolescents and adults through healing the mind and body.
(901) 519-2814 View (901) 519-2814
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Memphis Center for Mindful Living, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
A genuine, trusting relationship is the essential basis for psychological healing and growth. Within that framework, we incorporate the tools and strategies for change that seem most suited to each individual's preferences, worldview and primary concerns. We believe in partnering with individuals by combining our training in evidence-based interventions with the strengths and resources they possess to best facilitate change. We believe in addressing all areas of a person's life: emotional, physical, social, and spiritual.
A genuine, trusting relationship is the essential basis for psychological healing and growth. Within that framework, we incorporate the tools and strategies for change that seem most suited to each individual's preferences, worldview and primary concerns. We believe in partnering with individuals by combining our training in evidence-based interventions with the strengths and resources they possess to best facilitate change. We believe in addressing all areas of a person's life: emotional, physical, social, and spiritual.
(901) 245-5285 View (901) 245-5285
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Grace Peterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38104  (Online Only)
I view counseling as a vital practice that involves connection, commitment, and hope for change. I’m able to recognize the courage it takes for anyone to ask for help, and I want to recognize the strength it takes to chose to ask for what you need. I focus on approaching each therapeutic relationship with understanding to begin building trust and open communication. My desire is to be able to provide a safe place for anyone to feel heard and work together to allow for growth.
I view counseling as a vital practice that involves connection, commitment, and hope for change. I’m able to recognize the courage it takes for anyone to ask for help, and I want to recognize the strength it takes to chose to ask for what you need. I focus on approaching each therapeutic relationship with understanding to begin building trust and open communication. My desire is to be able to provide a safe place for anyone to feel heard and work together to allow for growth.
(901) 459-5194 View (901) 459-5194
Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.