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Nashville Mental Health Counselors

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  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Monica V.
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This is my first experience with counseling and it was a great one! I felt very comfortable and at easy with my counselor.

Deborah P. Martin, MA, LMFT
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Charles S.
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Deborah is an insightful, engaging and thoughtful therapist who has many life experiences and maturity to bring to bear on the process of assisting clients in confronting their issues. She comes highly recommended.

Wright Way Wellness
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Susanne L.
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Chuck is great in keeping me encouraged and motivated in regards of my spiritual, mental and physical wellness. I have been working out with Chuck for 2 months, and I like the fact that I can breath deeper and my joints don't hurt as much as they used to; I am getting stronger. As I am gracefully approaching my Senior years, he is knowledgeable about "stretching" my capabilities without straining my capabilities. I like the casual workout facilities and he is always on time.

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Ataana is one of those rare treasures in life that if you are lucky enough to cross paths with, has the gifted ability to assist in transforming your entire life. Whether, it is a mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual issue. Ataana is like having a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, nutritionist and a guardian angel all in one. Unlike traditional medicine, Ataana is able to see the root cause of the problem and addresses it through Chakra balancing, affirmations, herbal supplements, vitamins, oils, along with nutritional guidance. He has been instrumental in all areas of my personal healing journey from grief process work to a dreadful spider bite. Ataana has also helped heal my twelve year old mini-schnauzer. One day my little buddy was no longer able to climb stairs. After one session, he was able to not only walk up the stairs but was able to run up them. We are so very grateful for Mr. A and highly recommend him!

Monte J. King Th.M., M.A.
from 6 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tina K.
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Easy to talk to, deeply caring and highly knowledgable are just a few words to describe our experience with Monte as our marriage counselor. Throughout the many years we've seen him, we've never hesitated to recommended him to our friends, family and co-workers. So thankful for Monte King!

Wild Thing Wellness
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin M.
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Joelle is working with me personally, custom planning more than dietary and wellness needs but a full lifestyle adjustment aimed a fitnesS and health, specifically lowering blood pressure and digestive comfort. I am very thankful to have her care and efforts!

Finding Ewe
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
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Jean is a incredible woman with strong leadership and compassion for myself and others who will assist and transform you from deep within and guide you to become the best person you can be in your life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. She is caring and listens without judgement. Once you place your trust in Jean, she will help you achieve your best LIFE. You will become stronger, respected, connected and happy with yourself and others. Your love for yourself and others will have new meaning in a positive way and your life will flourish. Are you ready to to take that step as I did? If so, I highly recommend Finding Ewe...You won't regret it!

  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Pam R.
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I started working with Chris as someone to talk with about things that I didn't think I could talk with my friends and family. Chris was helpful and challenging during this time. I wanted him to give me the answers but he encouraged me to work through my concerns and come up with a solution or strategy on my own. After many months of talking with Chris, I moved away from Nashville. My life took a major turn for the worse while I was away. Even though I had a new counselor, Chris was willing to talk with me over the phone a number of times. If I came back through Nashville, I often would set up an appointment to talk with him. After having worked through things with him while in Nashville, I needed the continuity of being able to talk things over with him without starting all over. I have moved again since I left Nashville in 2013. Chris was able to refer me to a counselor in my new city. There are still times that I email Chris with problems I am having and he has always been available to answer me back. I have continued to set up appointments with him whenever I am back in Nashville. He has never tried to take the place of my new counselor and has even at times told me I needed to talk more with my counselor about what is going on in my life. I continue to keep in touch with Chris because he has and continues to be a person who truly cares about me and what is going to happen in my life. I miss seeing him and hearing how he responds to my thoughts on issues. I would recommend Chris as a therapist to anyone who is looking for a friend who cares for you, no matter what has happened or is happening in your life. I'll be back to see Chris as I pass through Nashville.

Golden Dolphin Healing
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel H.
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I started seeing Amanda at a dark time in my life. I had no idea what I needed from a counselor- I just knew I needed help. She knew exactly how to help me through my problems and helped me see the light and joy inside myself. I now consider her to be so much more than a counselor, but also a friend I can go to whenever I need emotional/spiritual support and guidance. Can't recommend her enough!

Pro-Health Innovation
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kedren F.
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I am still working with Terrell and enjoys what he does which makes it fun. He is very determined to figure out how to make things easier and better for your success. He is not pushy but is encouraging to keep you motivated. I would recommend him to any one who is only seeking the best in wanting a lifestyle change.


We treat you like your life depended on it. We provide physical and occupational therapy. It is gentle physical and occupational therapy. We help the body heal and teach exercise programs that help restore function. Combined with conventional therapy is natural health to support the body's natural tendency to heal.

  • 8 years in business

I consider therapy as a collaborative process in which we focus on your unique goals, values, and needs. I believe that authentic and mutual connection in relationships is necessary for growth and change. I attempt to provide a challenging and nurturing space in which change, healing, and growth can occur. And above all, I welcome people from all backgrounds.

  • 5 years in business

Results, plain and simple. My referral base is very high because I always reach or exceed my clients goals!


I work on mental health, depression assessment and treatment, PTSD, anxiety, and marital and family conflict. Individual and family counseling is available.


I am a Pastor of a small Baptist church and would be interested in performing wedding ceremonies, but would also be interested in doing wedding counseling.

  • 6 years in business

My services include the following: * Private cooking * Health coaching * In home cooking * Diet tips * Help with addressing health issues with alternative options * Healthy cooking options * Weight loss management * Health prevention strategies


Doug DeJoe believes in keeping his clients awake and fully aware. Thus, he is engaging, funny, and demonstrative and makes total use of the room when teaching. He was a high school English teacher in New York, and the classroom was alive and electric. "I teach a difficult language, and I want the student to be fully aware so that he/she can comprehend vocabulary, parts of speech, sentence structure, literary terms, clear pronunciation, and how the language works." As a mental health therapist, DeJoe uses a client-centered approach and tackles adolescent, family, and adult therapy. He is a master-level therapist and is also trained in Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), which uses a cognitive-behavioral approach and deals with alcohol and substance abusers. DeJoe believes in a compassionate style which employs rational-logical consequences. "I believe in putting the ball in the client's court and being honest and up-front with them. I view my job as holding the mirror up to the client's behaviors. It is often painful and difficult, but the client must see the reality and truth about who they are and where they're at. Oftentimes, they are stuck at a certain stage in their life and need the therapist to show them where and why they are stuck. Once a clear understanding is achieved, the therapist and client work together to get them unstuck." DeJoe has been a teacher since 1987 and became a master's level mental health therapist in 1991.


I am a certified health and wellness coach who takes a holistic approach in covering all aspects of a person's life: career, relationships, health, and spiritual.


IMMIX Health creates a healthy living personalized roadmap for the busy lifestyle. We take the guess work out of "what works for me?" in the wellness arena. Our approach looks at whole self which includes your internal and external environment to create your Healthy Living protocol. We support through life skills coaching while you execute your plan.


I work on holistic health and alternative medicine. I am board-certified by AADP and do counseling/coaching services.


I have life experience and have been down that path so many couples face.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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