Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Photo of Sarah Swaney, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Sarah Swaney
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Have you been finding it difficult to cope with overwhelming emotions? Have you been feeling disconnected from yourself and those around you? Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or self-esteem issues? Do you find yourself held back by perfectionism, people-pleasing tendencies, and an overall tumultuous relationship with yourself? Do you have a history of relational hurts and trauma that you are trying to navigate the impacts of and process? I work with individuals who are looking to work through these concerns and the impacts of challenging life experiences and circumstances.
Have you been finding it difficult to cope with overwhelming emotions? Have you been feeling disconnected from yourself and those around you? Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or self-esteem issues? Do you find yourself held back by perfectionism, people-pleasing tendencies, and an overall tumultuous relationship with yourself? Do you have a history of relational hurts and trauma that you are trying to navigate the impacts of and process? I work with individuals who are looking to work through these concerns and the impacts of challenging life experiences and circumstances.
(615) 492-3798 View (615) 492-3798
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India Lacerda
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Have you been feeling stuck lately? When things feel unstable or uncertain, we tend to hide behind protective behaviors that we learn over time. While they serve a function in the present, if we stay there, they can keep us from fulfilling lives and relationships. Whether you’re lost in grief, caught up in an unproductive cycle within your relationships, or struggling to bridge the gap between you and your partner, feeling stuck can be an isolating and lonely experience. My passion is to help individuals and couples break free from the cycles, roles, and patterns keeping them disconnected from others.
Have you been feeling stuck lately? When things feel unstable or uncertain, we tend to hide behind protective behaviors that we learn over time. While they serve a function in the present, if we stay there, they can keep us from fulfilling lives and relationships. Whether you’re lost in grief, caught up in an unproductive cycle within your relationships, or struggling to bridge the gap between you and your partner, feeling stuck can be an isolating and lonely experience. My passion is to help individuals and couples break free from the cycles, roles, and patterns keeping them disconnected from others.
(615) 235-7248 View (615) 235-7248
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Aiesha D Walker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
** Now offering convenient weekend hours** As a therapist, I believe that compassion, understanding, and trust are important in the therapist-client relationship. I aim to have that with each and every client I see. I have experience working in residential facilities and private agencies assisting troubled youth and their families from diverse backgrounds and a range of concerns. I am also known for conducting creative group therapy for teens, parents, and women. In my private practice I welcome individuals, children, teens, couples, families.
** Now offering convenient weekend hours** As a therapist, I believe that compassion, understanding, and trust are important in the therapist-client relationship. I aim to have that with each and every client I see. I have experience working in residential facilities and private agencies assisting troubled youth and their families from diverse backgrounds and a range of concerns. I am also known for conducting creative group therapy for teens, parents, and women. In my private practice I welcome individuals, children, teens, couples, families.
(615) 905-1620 View (615) 905-1620
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Lj Ratliff, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
I believe the therapeutic relationship heals and will keep good boundaries while also genuinely caring about your well-being. I am a warm, intelligent, down-to-earth person who snorts when she laughs. I am interactive and fun, compassionate and heart-centered, as well as grounded and practical. I welcome all people from all walks of life and will allow your therapy journey to unfold organically, at your pace and with your power. I also give feedback and homework and will give you gentle nudges from time to time, if needed. Therapy is hard and fun and beautiful and painful. I hold safe space.
I believe the therapeutic relationship heals and will keep good boundaries while also genuinely caring about your well-being. I am a warm, intelligent, down-to-earth person who snorts when she laughs. I am interactive and fun, compassionate and heart-centered, as well as grounded and practical. I welcome all people from all walks of life and will allow your therapy journey to unfold organically, at your pace and with your power. I also give feedback and homework and will give you gentle nudges from time to time, if needed. Therapy is hard and fun and beautiful and painful. I hold safe space.
(615) 258-6503 View (615) 258-6503
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Abby H Moskal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
I'm passionate about helping all individuals, particularly women, teens, and LGBTQ+, develop introspective compassion for themselves that they can turn into action. I'm laid back, curse a lot, and love to laugh with my clients. If you're the type of person who has been skeptical about therapy, we'll probably get along great.
I'm passionate about helping all individuals, particularly women, teens, and LGBTQ+, develop introspective compassion for themselves that they can turn into action. I'm laid back, curse a lot, and love to laugh with my clients. If you're the type of person who has been skeptical about therapy, we'll probably get along great.
(615) 909-5986 View (615) 909-5986
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Insight Counseling Centers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
We support you in finding the therapist who's right for you! We offer a safe place to address anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, premarital counseling, grief and loss, spiritual abuse, trauma, and stress, among other concerns. We serve individuals, couples, and families of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. Whether you have been struggling with a particular issue for years or you just want to try to make your life a little better, we are here to help.
We support you in finding the therapist who's right for you! We offer a safe place to address anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, premarital counseling, grief and loss, spiritual abuse, trauma, and stress, among other concerns. We serve individuals, couples, and families of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. Whether you have been struggling with a particular issue for years or you just want to try to make your life a little better, we are here to help.
(615) 994-7026 View (615) 994-7026
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Lauren Kelly
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214
By creating a safe, inclusive and judgment free environment, I strive to provide a space that fosters connection and understanding. I am passionate about working with individuals who struggle with complex trauma, eating disorders/disordered eating, weight and body image concerns, and anxiety
By creating a safe, inclusive and judgment free environment, I strive to provide a space that fosters connection and understanding. I am passionate about working with individuals who struggle with complex trauma, eating disorders/disordered eating, weight and body image concerns, and anxiety
(615) 905-1442 View (615) 905-1442
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Amy Knutson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209
I work with women and adolescent girls who are navigating a variety of life challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, and self-esteem or body image concerns. Women often face unique difficulties in the realm of mental health, but they also have unique strengths that deserve to be recognized and celebrated. I enjoy helping my clients identify and build upon their existing strengths to achieve their goals and create meaningful change in their lives. While I am passionate about connecting with women of all ages, I have extensive experience counseling adolescents and teens.
I work with women and adolescent girls who are navigating a variety of life challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, and self-esteem or body image concerns. Women often face unique difficulties in the realm of mental health, but they also have unique strengths that deserve to be recognized and celebrated. I enjoy helping my clients identify and build upon their existing strengths to achieve their goals and create meaningful change in their lives. While I am passionate about connecting with women of all ages, I have extensive experience counseling adolescents and teens.
(615) 471-7309 x104 View (615) 471-7309 x104
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Brittany Hoppe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
In the journey of life, we all encounter challenges that may seem insurmountable at times. Amidst the twists and turns, finding a guiding light rooted in faith can make all the difference. I offer a compassionate haven where faith meets healing, providing steadfast support for individuals navigating life transitions, those caring for aging loved ones, and those grappling with substance misuse.
In the journey of life, we all encounter challenges that may seem insurmountable at times. Amidst the twists and turns, finding a guiding light rooted in faith can make all the difference. I offer a compassionate haven where faith meets healing, providing steadfast support for individuals navigating life transitions, those caring for aging loved ones, and those grappling with substance misuse.
(615) 437-3891 View (615) 437-3891
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Marie Turley
MA, LSPE, MHSP
Not Verified Not Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming or just plain hard. Do you need someone to walk with you on your individual journey toward healing? If you struggle with affects of trauma, reactivity to difficult life events or people, relationship issues, feeling stuck, self criticism, emotional turmoil, codependency, burn out, or transition, I'd like to face it with you. Together we can look at your challenges and approach them in ways that feel right to you. It's never too late to move toward having the life you really want.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming or just plain hard. Do you need someone to walk with you on your individual journey toward healing? If you struggle with affects of trauma, reactivity to difficult life events or people, relationship issues, feeling stuck, self criticism, emotional turmoil, codependency, burn out, or transition, I'd like to face it with you. Together we can look at your challenges and approach them in ways that feel right to you. It's never too late to move toward having the life you really want.
(615) 559-0138 View (615) 559-0138
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Libby Sanders Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, JD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
My passion as a counselor is two-fold: to walk alongside couples who feel emotionally distant and distressed in their relationships on the path toward connection and healing, and to journey with women who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, conflict resolution, and other relational issues.
My passion as a counselor is two-fold: to walk alongside couples who feel emotionally distant and distressed in their relationships on the path toward connection and healing, and to journey with women who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, conflict resolution, and other relational issues.
(205) 810-2402 View (205) 810-2402
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Tricia E Thornton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
As a Registered Play Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor, I use play therapy tools to develop the heart, mind and soul of children. After working with children and families in private practice and in school settings for many years, my passion is to empower my clients through play. Through their natural language, play, children can express their emotions and start to heal. I specialize in working with children ages 4 years to 12 years but can work with all ages and adults. Common issues I treat are: trauma, fear, anxiety, anger, loss and grief, ADHD, change in their families, and social anxiety, various school issues.
As a Registered Play Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor, I use play therapy tools to develop the heart, mind and soul of children. After working with children and families in private practice and in school settings for many years, my passion is to empower my clients through play. Through their natural language, play, children can express their emotions and start to heal. I specialize in working with children ages 4 years to 12 years but can work with all ages and adults. Common issues I treat are: trauma, fear, anxiety, anger, loss and grief, ADHD, change in their families, and social anxiety, various school issues.
(615) 492-9258 View (615) 492-9258
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Maryam Abdallah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
Overwhelmed and stressed by the thought of being "Superwoman" again? Time after time, you find yourself rescuing others and putting others before you. Leaving absolutely no time for yourself. Tired of constantly being the "Strong One?" Leaving yourself feeling drained and unfulfilled. At work, you go above and beyond but it goes unnoticed. At home, your days are filled with tasks that take up your entire day but you still feel unappreciated. Personally, you have told yourself that staying busy, overextending yourself and being the "Strong One" equals your success, value and worth.
Overwhelmed and stressed by the thought of being "Superwoman" again? Time after time, you find yourself rescuing others and putting others before you. Leaving absolutely no time for yourself. Tired of constantly being the "Strong One?" Leaving yourself feeling drained and unfulfilled. At work, you go above and beyond but it goes unnoticed. At home, your days are filled with tasks that take up your entire day but you still feel unappreciated. Personally, you have told yourself that staying busy, overextending yourself and being the "Strong One" equals your success, value and worth.
(615) 237-7520 View (615) 237-7520
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Behavioral and Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214
I love working with motivated clients who are ready to address some hard issues. I am often inspired by people's bravery when they are ready to face issues head on. Therapy is about progress, not perfection and I want to walk side by side with those who are striving for progress.
I love working with motivated clients who are ready to address some hard issues. I am often inspired by people's bravery when they are ready to face issues head on. Therapy is about progress, not perfection and I want to walk side by side with those who are striving for progress.
(615) 247-6931 View (615) 247-6931
Photo of Campbell Bowden, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Campbell Bowden
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Hi, I am so glad you are here. Life can be really hard and sometimes feel impossible to get through. I am here to help walk alongside you in the darkest of times and in the victories of life. I am so excited to meet you and begin our journey to healing together!
Hi, I am so glad you are here. Life can be really hard and sometimes feel impossible to get through. I am here to help walk alongside you in the darkest of times and in the victories of life. I am so excited to meet you and begin our journey to healing together!
(615) 288-5772 View (615) 288-5772
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Kristin Finch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
My approach to therapy is collaborative and relational. While woundings often occur in relationship, I also believe that healing happens in relationship. In navigating life woundings, we join together as a team to create safety, security, and trust in order to understand what brought you into the therapy. A firm believer in the power of discovering one’s own voice and core identity, my hope is that clients leave feeling more connected to the person they were created to be. A true extrovert and lover of conversation and exploration, I aim to have clients feel seen, understood, and heard.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and relational. While woundings often occur in relationship, I also believe that healing happens in relationship. In navigating life woundings, we join together as a team to create safety, security, and trust in order to understand what brought you into the therapy. A firm believer in the power of discovering one’s own voice and core identity, my hope is that clients leave feeling more connected to the person they were created to be. A true extrovert and lover of conversation and exploration, I aim to have clients feel seen, understood, and heard.
(615) 265-6678 View (615) 265-6678
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Landon Rives
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37220
Typical clientele: Anxious, avoidant, indecisive, looking for insights or solutions focused. Primary goals typically involve awareness and action orientation. The client is typically looking for something to change in their lives. They may not know what yet, but are seeking diligently and genuinely.
Typical clientele: Anxious, avoidant, indecisive, looking for insights or solutions focused. Primary goals typically involve awareness and action orientation. The client is typically looking for something to change in their lives. They may not know what yet, but are seeking diligently and genuinely.
(615) 247-6631 View (615) 247-6631
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Jessie Risman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I am passionate about the heart and deeply committed to seeing you live more fully by engaging yours. Because your needs are as unique and valuable as your story, my therapy is grounded in Person-Centered Theory. I trust you to be the expert on your own life, and thus the expert in the room. My approach to therapy is integrative and trauma-informed. While drawing from Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR and Play and Expressive Arts Therapy, my focus remains on the most powerful tool, the relationship. From my own healing journey, I have come to believe we're wounded in the context of relationship, and we heal in relationship, too.
I am passionate about the heart and deeply committed to seeing you live more fully by engaging yours. Because your needs are as unique and valuable as your story, my therapy is grounded in Person-Centered Theory. I trust you to be the expert on your own life, and thus the expert in the room. My approach to therapy is integrative and trauma-informed. While drawing from Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR and Play and Expressive Arts Therapy, my focus remains on the most powerful tool, the relationship. From my own healing journey, I have come to believe we're wounded in the context of relationship, and we heal in relationship, too.
(615) 205-8130 View (615) 205-8130
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Veronica Holmes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can be challenging or uncertain at times. When you feel overwhelmed or unprepared for a life challenge, it may be good to seek the support of a trained professional. I am prepared to support those who are grieving from a personal loss, including death, loss of a relationship, transitioning jobs, and other losses. Grief can have a significant impact on one's life and physical health. It can drain you of the energy needed to move forward in your life. Contact me for further information on how I can support you in reaching your goals of improved mental health.
Life can be challenging or uncertain at times. When you feel overwhelmed or unprepared for a life challenge, it may be good to seek the support of a trained professional. I am prepared to support those who are grieving from a personal loss, including death, loss of a relationship, transitioning jobs, and other losses. Grief can have a significant impact on one's life and physical health. It can drain you of the energy needed to move forward in your life. Contact me for further information on how I can support you in reaching your goals of improved mental health.
(615) 909-5600 View (615) 909-5600
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Katia Hurt
Pre-Licensed Professional, TLMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Hi! My name is Katia, and you’ll find me to be a positive, personable, and open-minded therapist who can offer you a safe place to grow and better understand yourself and your relationships. My practice of therapy is goal-centered and brought together with humor and kindness. Being in a position to serve my community is something I hold in high regard, and as your therapist, I am eager to listen, to comfort, and to understand you. Wherever you are in your process, I am here to support you and to help you become the very best version of yourself.
Hi! My name is Katia, and you’ll find me to be a positive, personable, and open-minded therapist who can offer you a safe place to grow and better understand yourself and your relationships. My practice of therapy is goal-centered and brought together with humor and kindness. Being in a position to serve my community is something I hold in high regard, and as your therapist, I am eager to listen, to comfort, and to understand you. Wherever you are in your process, I am here to support you and to help you become the very best version of yourself.
(615) 819-5494 View (615) 819-5494

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Nashville, TN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Cigna and Evernorth
73% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Nashville, TN see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% 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.