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Deborah Vaughn

(she/her)

Deborah Vaughn profile image
LPC/MHSP
20 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
1630 South Chur...
24 mi
Hi. My name is Deborah Vaughn and I have dedicated my life to making your life better. I have laughed and I have loved. I have cried and I have lost. I have experienced anxiety and depression, poverty and wealth. I have had beauty and acceptance, age and neglect. I have given birth to four children, two that were incarcerated for crimes, and I have had them brought back to me renewed again in life. I've been sad and lonely and I have been on top of the mountain singing praises to the God of the Universe. Experiences, I've had too many to number, both good and bad, and I have learned from each and every one. Empathy I have for all, because I too have probably been there, or I could have been there easily enough. I have saved them all in my mind and heart so that I can help you through any of them you might need my help with. Sincerely, Deborah

Next available: Apr 24

Kay Collake

(she/her)

Kay Collake profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the competing priorities of daily life? Stuck in unhealthy patterns such as overuse of alcohol, procrastination, or emotional eating? Are your days spent battling perfectionism and negative self-talk? Would you like to be more active socially but struggle with anxiety or feelings of low self-worth? Hi. I’m Kay. Congratulations on taking the first step toward living your best life! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Tennessee with 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy, assessment, and referral services to adults, children, and families. Common areas of practice include anxiety and depression management, women's issues, support with the management of chronic health conditions, minority stress, trauma, relationship difficulties, and grief/loss. It takes courage to choose a path of self-discovery and healing. But you don’t have to walk this path alone. Whether you are seeking assistance with managing an ongoing mental health issue, or are seeking solution-focused therapy to deal with a specific problem, I'm here to help

Next available: Apr 29

Karen Collins

(she/her)

Karen Collins profile image
LCSW
19 years of experience
Virtual
Karen Collins is a psychotherapist in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. She is originally from Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University. She has worked at inpatient adult and adolescent psychiatric hospitals in Ohio for 8 years along with managing her private therapy practice and teaching at The Ohio State University. Then in 2012, she said good-bye to the cold weather and moved to Jupiter, FL where she began working at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center for 10 years. Her career at the WPB VA Medical Center offered her the opportunity to work with Veterans in the following capacities over that 10 year period; as a Mental Health Therapist, Program Manager of Post Deployment Clinic and the Care Giver Support Program, Supervisor of Homeless Programs and Supervisor over programs serving Veterans with serious mental health conditions. In addition to working at the WPB VA Medical Center, she worked in private practice in Jupiter, FL. In March of 2022, she left the WPB VA Medical Center in February to focus completely on her private practice which moved with her from Jupiter to Palm Beach Gardens, FL. She has published two books, one on relationships and another on managing depression. She has written a couples interactive co-journal and is also working on publishing other journal series for situation-specific healing journals for life events such as healing post affair, moving forward after the end of a relationship, healing after death of a partner; to name a few. She has published multiple articles on relationships, depression, improving well-being, thriving during and after a serious health issue and reducing acute stress response. She has a YouTube Channel, “Therapy with Karen Collins” where she posts peaceful places, guided meditations, provoking ideas to consider and a segment on managing acute stress response and improving overall well-being to teach how to prevent over-responding to stressors. She has provided therapy virtually for over 11 years (long before it was trending as a popular method) and she is a MDLIVE provider joining that company in the beginning of their virtual platform launch. The past few years have proven that virtual therapy is an effective method of providing therapy removing additional barriers such as drive time, inconvenience, lack of child care, etc. to accessing needed services.

Next available: Apr 24

Robert Price

(he/him)

Robert Price profile image
LPC/MHSP
30 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
128 South Main ...
215 mi
I have approximately 30 years of experience in virtually all clinical settings. I began my career working in a juvenile penitentiary (referred to as a 'youth development center) and after almost 6 years, left that setting and moved on to new opportunities. Along the way, I worked with group homes, foster homes, substance abuse treatment programs, and even provided treatment in a sexual offender treatment program. In 2004 I went solely into private practice and currently operate two offices. I also provided on-site services to businesses that suffer a death or other disruptive event; I have provided over 170 of these services in four states during the last several years. While you don't need any faith to see me, I also offer Christian Counseling. Finally, I am a US Army veteran and understand the challenges and needs of veterans. I operate under a practical approach that seeks to build on a person's strengths to achieve realistic, measurable goals. I utilize primarily cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy to help my clients achieve their goals and to live life more fully.

Next available: Apr 22

Jamil Matthews

(he/him)

Jamil Matthews profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
1355 Lynnfield ...
188 mi
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, dialectical and solutions-focused therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Apr 28

Robert Golan MS, LPC, CPCS, NCC

Robert Golan MS, LPC, CPCS, NCC profile image
LPC/MHSP
28 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Hello, my name is Robert Golan. I would like to provide you with some background information about me and also let you know your rights and responsibilities as a client. I have been counseling for 28 years. I use a collection of techniques to help my clients. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as my primary approach. I have found this method to be very successful with clients. I believe in building on client’s strengths which gives them the opportunity to express what they wish to accomplish while we work together towards that end. I prefer to use encouragement and help clients find their own motivation for improving their lives. I utilize mindfulness as well as behavior modification to augment my client’s well being. I also use Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when it is appropriate to help clients with past trauma. Counseling is a very collaborative process so I look forward to helping you achieve your goals. Education and Training I am a Board Certified Counselor (NCC) as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee and Georgia. I am also a Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor (CPCS) in Georgia. I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lee University. I have worked with people who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, low self image, and spiritual issues. I have been counseling for 28 years with extensive experience in individual as well as marriage and family counseling. I have worked with adolescents as well as adults. I regularly attend training to keep current on the best techniques to address trauma, mood, and anxiety. I enjoy building a strong relationship with my clients and watching them grow and overcome the issues that have limited their quality of life.

Next available: Apr 23

Sandy Schwartz, LMHC, LPC-MHSP

(she/her)

Sandy Schwartz, LMHC, LPC-MHSP profile image
LPC/MHSP
30 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. After completing my training at the University of Florida, I began practicing psychotherapy. My therapy approach includes strength-based counseling, insight-oriented therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have a specialty in working with people with chronic illness, disability and anxiety disorders. In my free time, I enjoy time with friends, traveling, SCUBA diving and spending time with my dog, Cubby.

Next available: Apr 30

Dr Robert m Cox

(he/they)

Dr Robert m Cox profile image
LPC/MHSP
23 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Life can be tough, leaving us feeling helpless and tired. You don't have to be alone during those times. When you're struggling with grief, pain, anxiety, or depression from the effects of traumatic experiences, discrimination, toxic environments, or substance use (yours or another's), reach out to Cox Family Wellness. We will support your strength and resilience, help you problem-solve, and, most of all, help you live into a new future. We are trauma-informed and certified in Autism treatment. Dr Robert Cox and Cox Family Wellness provide a safe, quiet, confidential, professional space for adults and couples to discuss whatever is on their minds. I work from a mindful, compassionate approach that allows people to feel seen and heard. My experience is in crisis services, substance use, anxiety, and depression. I am glad to chat about your concerns and your resilience. I want to help you remember your power. If you would like to talk about the power of attachment, the stress in your body, and the uses of self-compassion and mindfulness, please call or email. We can talk once or often. Same-day and single-session appointments are available. Be good to you!

Next available: Apr 23

Nazli Koyl

Nazli Koyl profile image
LPC/MHSP
6 years of experience
Warm
Virtual
Everyone has a story. I am a person-centered licensed professional counselor who believes in collaborative work with the client. I provide individual and couples therapy. I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to help my clients reach their personal goals. I also utilize existential counseling and multicultural counseling. I am available online to all adult residents of TN.

Next available: May 9

Lisa J Terry

(she/her)

Lisa J Terry profile image
LCSW
27 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
I believe people CAN change! We are not leopards, we CAN change our spots! We just need a little encouragement, belief, & guidance, to help remind us of our true nature...to thrive, love, and live. Take action, and Decide now...call/text me or another counselor :) A few reasons to schedule an appointment might be...Couples conflict-same arguments over & over, Addiction to cell, social media, Alcohol/drugs, Codependency, Insomnia, Anxiety, Chronic Worry, Anger, Grief, and Depression. Specializing in: Mindfulness-Cognitive Psychotherapy, Buddhist Psychology, Mindfulness techniques, Meditation, Spiritual-Psychotherapy, CBT, a sense of humor. Thoughts & emotions are our MOST powerful tools in creating happiness and misery...It is sooo liberating to learn how to regulate, manage & change them :-)

Next available: Apr 29

Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell profile image
LMFT
33 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the states of Texas and Tennessee with 30 years of counseling and ministry experience. I began as a minister of the Gospel in the Southern Baptist tradition in 1993 working with the homeless to overcome the struggles of addiction and hopelessness in North Carolina and Tennessee. From there, I became a case manager in a rural oupatient behavioral health clinic helping the chronically mentally ill live independently outside of the institutional settings. As my family of five children grew, my wife encouraged me to join the military in 2007 and for the next 13 years we served alongside our Soldiers and their Families as a chaplain. There, I learned through experience how to work through the stress of multiple transitions, the unyeilding demands for time and energy, and the unjust nature of toxic environments. I learned how to support those who wanted to strengthen themselves and their relationships in these environments and to ultimately be at peace with who they are and who they want to be. As I have matured in my training and become licensed in marriage and family therapy, I have found that I now specialize in using Solution Focused therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals identify their strengths and the beliefs that are guiding their behavior. With this knowledge, people can begin to choose who they want to be.

Next available: Apr 22

Dr. Renita Hogan

Dr. Renita Hogan profile image
LPC/MHSP
9 years of experience
Virtual
Dr. Renita Hogan obtained her doctorate from Mississippi College, Fall of 2020. In 2015, she earned her Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Delta State University. She provides clinical therapy as well as clinical supervision with 9 years of experience. She is licensed in both MS and TN. She has treated a wide range of disorders.

Next available: Apr 22

Nancy Spitzer

Nancy Spitzer profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome and hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have found an incredible passion for help individuals. I have worked extensively in substance abuse, with woman's issues (infertility), trauma, couples and family therapy. I feel it is an honor to get to work with someone during their decision to grow. I feel that my desire to help others come from my own personal experience.

Next available: Apr 22

Dr. Bobby Tinner

Dr. Bobby Tinner profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Virtual
I’ve been a counselor for 25 years and have lots of life experience to add to our counseling experience. I enjoy using humor, and evidence-based treatment to help clients reach their goals. I am a licensed clinical social worker and have a PhD in counseling. I believe in client self-determination, and will work with you to achieve the goals that matter to you.

Next available: Apr 25

Todd Wainman

Todd Wainman profile image
LMFT
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am Licensed in the State of Tennessee. I have been practicing as a counselor for the past 4 years however I have been providing counseling services as a Military Chaplain for 20 years. I have seen individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life going through many difficult situations. I have walked with them through times of grief, anxiety, loss, separation, suicidal thoughts, legal issues, etc. I have seen how choosing the right therapist can help a person get through from the person's perspective can be one of the hard times of their life.

Next available: Apr 22

Rebecca Gregory

Rebecca Gregory profile image
LPC/MHSP
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm Rebecca Gregory. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Tennessee. I graduated from Liberty University with a master's degree in marriage and family counseling and have been helping families and individuals for more than a decade. I guide my clients through the difficult and emotional process of healing relationships and overcoming the challenges of life in all its stages. My primary focus is on family relationships, but I also work with older teenagers and adults needing individual counseling.

Next available: Apr 27

Ashley Householder

(she/her)

Ashley Householder profile image
LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2298 South Germ...
185 mi
Hey! My name is Ashley Householder, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Germantown, TN. I have been practicing for four years and created my private practice, Happy-ish LLC, in June 2023. It makes me feel purposeful when I watch my clients grow and thrive before my eyes. As a sensitive, emotional, and empathetic person, therapy has given me an outlet to show my best characteristics. Outside of therapy, I enjoy my time with several different hobbies that I will randomly pick up after watching TikToks or scrolling Pinterest. These often include art, home renovating, embroidery, reading, working out, traveling, and even just walking around Anthropologie for fun. I have been married for 7 years to my high school sweetheart (yes, we make jokes about being married to a therapist). We have a dog together named Scotch and 5 chickens.

Next available: Apr 22

Susan Ennis MSW, LCSW, CSAC

Susan Ennis MSW, LCSW, CSAC profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, and thank you for taking the first step in your journey to a better you! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. My career spans twenty years of working with Adults, Kiddos, Couples and Families through the multiple stressors life can present. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, ADHD, Childrens Behavioral Issues, Illness Management and Trauma. I have an extensive history of working with Helping Professionals. I will bring to you my experience in current therapeutic models, and evidence-based modalities to help you find ways to cope at this time in your life.

Next available: Apr 26

Tammy Johnson

(she/her)

Tammy Johnson profile image
LCSW
18 years of experience
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
I have worked in the mental health field for 18 years helping people to discover the best and highest expression of themselves once they are free from destructive hurts, habits and hang-ups. I have a Bachelor's in Psychology, Master's in Social Work, Masters in Christian Counseling and a Doctorate in Theology. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Life Coach, and Drug/Alcohol Counselor.

Next available: May 3

Taylor Bell

(he/him)

Taylor Bell profile image
LPC/MHSP
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
In-person
236 North Avenu...
116 mi
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation (LPC-MHSP) based in the state of Tennessee. I received my Masters from Freed-Hardeman University five years ago and have been working with people struggling with trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression since that time. I am passionate about helping my clients reclaim purpose and joy in their lives.

Next available: Apr 22

Marsha Litton-Baker

Marsha Litton-Baker profile image
LPC/MHSP
20 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Virtual
In my career spanning over 20 years, 12 of those years have been as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider focusing on outpatient behavioral health. I like to inform clients, that like all humans, I am far from perfect even though I am on the other side of the desk with the answers and knowledge. This helps to build rapport and allows authentic and vulnerable conversations to occur through my nonjudgmental eyes, open minded thoughts, being a great listener, providing honesty, and direct feedback.

Next available: Apr 25

Liz Drain

Liz Drain profile image
LPC/MHSP
8 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
Hi, I'm Liz. Do you have trouble calming your mind and stopping your rushing thoughts? Do you have trouble focusing and juggling work and personal obligations? Do you see how a lack of self-love and confidence makes life harder to handle? Do you often feel weight down by feelings of anxiety or depression? Are you struggling to overcome communication challenges in your relationship? Can you imagine what life would be like if you were more confident and happier? Life can feel a lot different when “Thinking leads to feeling if we think differently, then we feel differently”. There is nothing you wouldn’t do for things to feel normal again. You don’t have to go at it alone, together we will work on strategies that allow you to address and overcome challenges. Together, we can identify what's not working and make changes to help you regain a sense of control over your life. I'm here to support you, whether you're going through periods of anxiety and despair, overwhelm, or relationship problems. It can be intimidating to seek counseling, but you have made the first and most important step by reaching out for help. I provide a safe place for you to heal and develop. I'll approach you with compassion and use strategies that have been proven effective so you may get over the shackles and routines holding you back.

Next available: Apr 26

Rhett Brandt

(he/him)

Rhett Brandt profile image
LPC/MHSP
27 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I have been doing clinical counseling for 25 years, and unlike most providers, I have a doctorate degree in counseling. I believe that the extra education helps me to provide more thorough, informed, and helpful feedback for clients. I currently provide therapy on a broad range of issues including trauma, anxiety, substance abuse and mood disorders. I am also comfortable working with sexual, gender, and eating issues. I have experience as well with neurodivergence and autism spectrum clients. My passion in a clinical setting involves working with trauma and dissociation, in particular clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder. I believe in giving you tangible feedback and practical solutions. I intend to demystify the process of counseling so that you can truly benefit from your work. In terms of my own self-care I enjoy walking outdoors as a means of reconnecting with nature. Recently, I rediscovered tennis, and have been playing doubles with a local group twice a week. I also recently started playing ping pong and pickleball.

Next available: Apr 22

Joe Taylor

Joe Taylor profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I am a board certified Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I am licensed in both Californai and Tennessee. I work with INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES. For more than 20 years, I've provided care for patients who struggle with navigating the difficulties in the marriage relationship. I am trained in and use a variety of evidence-based strategies to help you in your relationship. I have been a Supervisor of many Associate Marriage Family Therapists. I studied at Chapman University in Orange, CA and obtained a Master of Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (1997). I was trained by the University of California, Davis in PCIT. And recieved a certification as a trainer of therapists for Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in 2007, I also studied at Golden Gate Seminary and obtained a Master of Arts in Christian Education in 1979.

Next available: Apr 24

Dr. Dava Wilson

(she/her)

Dr. Dava Wilson profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina (self-pay only), and Tennessee with 8 years experience working with people making change in their life. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I believe that you have the ability to rewrite your own story with support from a professional. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them! Be proud of yourself for taking this first step to your new narrative!

Next available: Apr 29

Beth P Siller

(she/her)

Beth P Siller profile image
LMFT
4 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
My journey towards becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist began in 2004 when I received my B.A. in Theater from Southern Connecticut State University. Knowing it was my passion to creatively help others, I began teaching children in diverse settings including preschools, elementary schools, community centers, homes, and camps. I was introduced to Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy as an Early Childhood Educator and never looked back! As I continued working with children, families, and parents of all backgrounds over the years, I found myself becoming more intrigued with their social/emotional dynamics as opposed to the academics of the profession. My realization led me to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where I pursued my M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marital and Family Therapy. Since then, I’ve had many incredible opportunities to gain experience through the roles of a School Counselor, Program Therapist, Private Practice Owner, and Group Therapist. Through these experiences, I've grown immensely as a therapist by expanding the populations I work with and the specialties I’m able to offer.

Next available: Apr 22

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