Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Photo of Jamila J Walker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Jamila J Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW
Verified
10 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
No one is exempt from hardship, struggle, stress or difficulty. In this life we all experience situations and circumstances that are at times beyond our control. I wholeheartedly believe that we are all born with the ability to heal ourselves but that at times we could use a helping hand. Everyone needs a safe supportive space that will allow them to reconnect with themselves. Everyone needs a place that nurtures a sense of emotional well-being and that will allow them to more openly explore pain, release blocks and heal wounds. Nashville Emotional Wellness (NEW) Counseling is this place.
No one is exempt from hardship, struggle, stress or difficulty. In this life we all experience situations and circumstances that are at times beyond our control. I wholeheartedly believe that we are all born with the ability to heal ourselves but that at times we could use a helping hand. Everyone needs a safe supportive space that will allow them to reconnect with themselves. Everyone needs a place that nurtures a sense of emotional well-being and that will allow them to more openly explore pain, release blocks and heal wounds. Nashville Emotional Wellness (NEW) Counseling is this place.
(615) 455-3383 View (615) 455-3383
Photo of Blake Butterfield, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Blake Butterfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37214  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are feeling stuck, hopeless, or overwhelmed by your current circumstances. Are you hoping to move forward and unsure how? Maybe you are struggling with feelings of worthlessness and believing you are not enough. Do you want to find relief as well as further explore your own beliefs, feelings, and behaviors?
Perhaps you are feeling stuck, hopeless, or overwhelmed by your current circumstances. Are you hoping to move forward and unsure how? Maybe you are struggling with feelings of worthlessness and believing you are not enough. Do you want to find relief as well as further explore your own beliefs, feelings, and behaviors?
(615) 488-5433 View (615) 488-5433
Photo of Karen Grossman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Karen Grossman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
Karen is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a passion for helping her clients find fulfillment in their lives. Her strength is empathy, listening compassionately while creating a warm, comfortable space for clients to feel safe and be able to open up. She helps her clients reach their goals through an approach that blends self-acceptance with fostering change and growth. She is open-minded, non-judgmental, and strives to be culturally competent.
Karen is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a passion for helping her clients find fulfillment in their lives. Her strength is empathy, listening compassionately while creating a warm, comfortable space for clients to feel safe and be able to open up. She helps her clients reach their goals through an approach that blends self-acceptance with fostering change and growth. She is open-minded, non-judgmental, and strives to be culturally competent.
(615) 701-6691 View (615) 701-6691
Photo of Susan Hammonds-White, Counselor in Nashville, TN
Susan Hammonds-White
Counselor, EdD, LPC, MHSP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221
I have the privilege of helping my clients heal broken hearts. Whether your heart is broken due to a relationship breakup, death of a loved one, or because of circumstances in your life that stand in the way of your having what you desire, counseling can help. I am an experienced and warm therapist with a strong commitment to helping you find the life that you want. Whether you are dealing with codependency, addictions to substances or behaviors, or stress after stress that just becomes overwhelming, counseling can help.
I have the privilege of helping my clients heal broken hearts. Whether your heart is broken due to a relationship breakup, death of a loved one, or because of circumstances in your life that stand in the way of your having what you desire, counseling can help. I am an experienced and warm therapist with a strong commitment to helping you find the life that you want. Whether you are dealing with codependency, addictions to substances or behaviors, or stress after stress that just becomes overwhelming, counseling can help.
(615) 656-7415 View (615) 656-7415
Photo of Alex Van Fleet, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
Alex Van Fleet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Nashville, TN 37214
Let's be honest, relationships are hard work! Therapy takes intentional effort, vulnerability and persistence to bring about meaningful change in our lives. Before that change can occur, we must first learn what is going on. I want to help you identify the negative patterns in your life and provide tools to replace them with new life-giving actions and transforming truths to bring about healing and restoration in your relationships. Change is possible!
Let's be honest, relationships are hard work! Therapy takes intentional effort, vulnerability and persistence to bring about meaningful change in our lives. Before that change can occur, we must first learn what is going on. I want to help you identify the negative patterns in your life and provide tools to replace them with new life-giving actions and transforming truths to bring about healing and restoration in your relationships. Change is possible!
(615) 544-6068 View (615) 544-6068
Photo of Catherine Bost Taylor, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
Catherine Bost Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37228
The greatest privilege of our lives is to be seen, heard, and truly known by the ones we love. In the end, we are all we have. Whether it’s your partner or family member, when you feel disconnected from the one you love most, it can be extremely painful. My specialty is adult love and creating bonding experiences in couples and families. Helping people repair and reconnect after times of distress is my passion. I help couples heal their wounds from the past through emotional re-engagement and responsiveness. This allows them to move forward in a healthier way, so the past doesn’t keep sabotaging their present and future.
The greatest privilege of our lives is to be seen, heard, and truly known by the ones we love. In the end, we are all we have. Whether it’s your partner or family member, when you feel disconnected from the one you love most, it can be extremely painful. My specialty is adult love and creating bonding experiences in couples and families. Helping people repair and reconnect after times of distress is my passion. I help couples heal their wounds from the past through emotional re-engagement and responsiveness. This allows them to move forward in a healthier way, so the past doesn’t keep sabotaging their present and future.
(615) 455-2193 View (615) 455-2193
Photo of Gilda Linder, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Gilda Linder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Everyone faces hardships and needs someone to walk alongside them through life’s challenges. I believe in holding space for my clients to feel seen, accepted, and safe within the therapeutic relationship. I view each individual as having unique and priceless value and feel collaborating with clients is an honor. I believe that strength, resilience, and growth are the rewards of those who dare to face and persevere through painful experiences toward healing.
Everyone faces hardships and needs someone to walk alongside them through life’s challenges. I believe in holding space for my clients to feel seen, accepted, and safe within the therapeutic relationship. I view each individual as having unique and priceless value and feel collaborating with clients is an honor. I believe that strength, resilience, and growth are the rewards of those who dare to face and persevere through painful experiences toward healing.
(615) 709-5741 View (615) 709-5741
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Rachel Hammons
Counselor, MA, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
(615) 471-7560 View (615) 471-7560
Photo of Kia Davis, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Kia Davis
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37217
I'm a graduate student in the Master's of Clinical Social Work program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. My therapeutic approach consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychosocial therapy, and crisis intervention. I'm passionate about providing a safe space for you while helping build your resiliency and strengths. I believe in a judgment-free space filled with compassion and understanding, and I am willing to work with you to reach your goals of healing and self-efficacy.
I'm a graduate student in the Master's of Clinical Social Work program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. My therapeutic approach consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychosocial therapy, and crisis intervention. I'm passionate about providing a safe space for you while helping build your resiliency and strengths. I believe in a judgment-free space filled with compassion and understanding, and I am willing to work with you to reach your goals of healing and self-efficacy.
(615) 988-4763 View (615) 988-4763
Photo of Hannah Biggs, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Hannah Biggs
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with individuals experiencing a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders, interpersonal conflict, and difficult life transitions. I believe that everyone has the potential to heal and grow, and I'm committed to helping clients reach their full potential.
I have experience working with individuals experiencing a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders, interpersonal conflict, and difficult life transitions. I believe that everyone has the potential to heal and grow, and I'm committed to helping clients reach their full potential.
(615) 378-0553 View (615) 378-0553
Photo of Gayden McFarlin Fite, Counselor in Nashville, TN
Gayden McFarlin Fite
Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP, LICDC, TTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
I have over 20 years experience in private practice and institutional settings. I work with individuals and couples. I use traditional talk therapy methods as well as instituting new approaches such as the use of EMDR for those suffering from trauma.
I have over 20 years experience in private practice and institutional settings. I work with individuals and couples. I use traditional talk therapy methods as well as instituting new approaches such as the use of EMDR for those suffering from trauma.
(615) 576-0972 View (615) 576-0972
Photo of Abbie Phifer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Abbie Phifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC , MHSP
Verified
Nashville, TN 37204  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I strive to create a warm and safe environment for you to explore any issues that are you are facing. We will work together to achieve your goals and start a new chapter in your life.
I strive to create a warm and safe environment for you to explore any issues that are you are facing. We will work together to achieve your goals and start a new chapter in your life.
(615) 560-9345 View (615) 560-9345
Photo of Tom Wasik, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Tom Wasik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, LCSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37206
I believe in the potential of transformation, whether it's exploring a sober lifestyle, managing recurrent depression and/or anxiety, or coming to terms with one's unique purpose in life. Awareness is key to change.
I believe in the potential of transformation, whether it's exploring a sober lifestyle, managing recurrent depression and/or anxiety, or coming to terms with one's unique purpose in life. Awareness is key to change.
(615) 378-2171 View (615) 378-2171
Photo of Nashville Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Nashville Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Nashville, TN 37201
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(629) 276-9962 View (629) 276-9962
Photo of Thomas David Neilson, Psychologist in Nashville, TN
Thomas David Neilson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
My approach to psychological healing is integrative, mixing psychodynamic, mind/body, transpersonal, mindfulness, and CBT approaches to psychotherapy. My philosophy of therapy stresses respect for the client and the client’s experience. Therapy often involves the exploration of family of origin issues and the impact of old conditioning on current functioning. I also emphasize the importance of developing existing personal strengths and resources. I often use a personality system called the Enneagram to clarify client strengths and issues. I have expertise in mindfulness. See my website, www.musiccitytherapy.com.
My approach to psychological healing is integrative, mixing psychodynamic, mind/body, transpersonal, mindfulness, and CBT approaches to psychotherapy. My philosophy of therapy stresses respect for the client and the client’s experience. Therapy often involves the exploration of family of origin issues and the impact of old conditioning on current functioning. I also emphasize the importance of developing existing personal strengths and resources. I often use a personality system called the Enneagram to clarify client strengths and issues. I have expertise in mindfulness. See my website, www.musiccitytherapy.com.
(615) 800-7271 View (615) 800-7271
Photo of Caitlin Foote, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Caitlin Foote
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221
As a therapist, I believe that growth happens in relationship. Therapy is a collaborative process, and my goal is to provide a safe environment where curiosity, compassion, and connection can forge a path to healing. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist working from an attachment lens and a person-centered approach with a background in trauma and relational issues. I work with individuals and couples and have a particular interest in women's health and maternal mental health including infertility, loss, and navigating the pregnancy and postpartum period, as well as the changing relationship between partners during this time.
As a therapist, I believe that growth happens in relationship. Therapy is a collaborative process, and my goal is to provide a safe environment where curiosity, compassion, and connection can forge a path to healing. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist working from an attachment lens and a person-centered approach with a background in trauma and relational issues. I work with individuals and couples and have a particular interest in women's health and maternal mental health including infertility, loss, and navigating the pregnancy and postpartum period, as well as the changing relationship between partners during this time.
(615) 696-6341 View (615) 696-6341
Photo of Jackson (Jack) Garner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Jackson (Jack) Garner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37201  (Online Only)
Do you identify as gender diverse/non-conforming? Are you questioning or discovering your gender, do you need a safe space to process gender related concerns, or just seeking a referral letter? Jack is a licensed therapist in the states of IN, KY, TN, & IL. Their practice provides Individual Counseling, Holistic Life Coaching, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and WPATH Referral Letters for medical transition steps (Note: All letters are written per WPATH standards and provided under an Informed Consent Model, meaning just one session with NO additional fees).
Do you identify as gender diverse/non-conforming? Are you questioning or discovering your gender, do you need a safe space to process gender related concerns, or just seeking a referral letter? Jack is a licensed therapist in the states of IN, KY, TN, & IL. Their practice provides Individual Counseling, Holistic Life Coaching, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and WPATH Referral Letters for medical transition steps (Note: All letters are written per WPATH standards and provided under an Informed Consent Model, meaning just one session with NO additional fees).
(931) 538-3486 View (931) 538-3486
Photo of Corisa Ricciardi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Corisa Ricciardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
My goal is to offer a therapeutic space of connection and to move at the client’s own pace to tap into the resiliency and capacity for growth that resides within them. Whether you are wanting to grow your skills in coping with life’s many challenges, to know yourself more fully, or to seek healing from trauma, I am glad to meet you here and would feel honored to collaborate with you on your therapy journey.
My goal is to offer a therapeutic space of connection and to move at the client’s own pace to tap into the resiliency and capacity for growth that resides within them. Whether you are wanting to grow your skills in coping with life’s many challenges, to know yourself more fully, or to seek healing from trauma, I am glad to meet you here and would feel honored to collaborate with you on your therapy journey.
(615) 697-6091 View (615) 697-6091
Photo of Heather Brown Tribble, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Heather Brown Tribble
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC/MHS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37217
Are you trying to figure out what marriage will look like before your special day? Are you a couple that needs to work through some issues and figure out “where do we go from here?”
Are you trying to figure out what marriage will look like before your special day? Are you a couple that needs to work through some issues and figure out “where do we go from here?”
(615) 437-7459 x5 View (615) 437-7459 x5
Photo of Hannah Dunsmore, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Hannah Dunsmore
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Do you feel stuck in patterns that you know aren’t working for you anymore, but feel powerless to change them? Have you experienced persistent anxiety or depression for so long it’s starting to feel impossible to find relief? For clients who have trauma histories, sometimes talk therapy isn’t enough to fully heal from the past. Traumatic experiences can get stuck in our nervous system, sending a constant signal to our bodies that we are in danger, even long after the danger has passed. Unfortunately, what we know on a mind level we don’t always feel in our bodies.
Do you feel stuck in patterns that you know aren’t working for you anymore, but feel powerless to change them? Have you experienced persistent anxiety or depression for so long it’s starting to feel impossible to find relief? For clients who have trauma histories, sometimes talk therapy isn’t enough to fully heal from the past. Traumatic experiences can get stuck in our nervous system, sending a constant signal to our bodies that we are in danger, even long after the danger has passed. Unfortunately, what we know on a mind level we don’t always feel in our bodies.
(615) 471-7134 View (615) 471-7134

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Number of Therapists in Nashville, TN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$139

Therapists in Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Cigna and Evernorth
71% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Nashville, TN see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Nashville?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.