I. Therapists in Nashville, TN

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There are no therapists currently located in Nashville, TN. The following therapists are located in TN.

Paula Fowler

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Amanda Buchanan

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Lori Simms

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Nashville, Tennessee
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

State License: Tennessee

Andy Melton

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Nashville, Tennessee
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Tennessee

Tiffany Phillips

  • 22 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Nashville, Tennessee
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family / Marital

State License: Tennessee

Kristin Money

  • 8 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Nashville, Tennessee
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Eclectic, Humanistic, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic, Trauma Focused

State License: Tennessee

Carol Rella

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Nashville, Tennessee
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Career Counseling, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Gestalt, Humanistic, Imago, Information and Referral, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative, Psycho-Educational, Redecision Therapy, Systemic

State License: Tennessee

Cynthia Fry

  • 28 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Nashville, Tennessee
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Anger Management, ADHD, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Marital / Premarital, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions, Multicultural Issues, Parenting, Phobias, Pregnancy, Sexual Orientation, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Holistic, Humanistic, Information and Referral, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Meditation/Relaxation, Psycho-Educational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support

State License: Tennessee

II. The Best Therapists in Nashville, TN

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The 17 best therapists in Nashville were chosen based on eight key factors, including specializations, availability, credentials, and cost. Understanding what each therapist offers can help you pick the one who’s a good fit for you.

Choosing the Best Nashville, TN Therapists

Credentials

Counselors in Nashville must have an accredited master’s degree, a passing score on both national and state licensure exams, and many hours of supervised experience working directly with patients.

Accessibility

Therapists on this list were chosen for flexible scheduling options and appointment times, such as session availability during evenings or over the weekend. The best therapists also offer remote sessions for counseling whenever it’s most convenient for you.

Cost

Getting therapy doesn’t have to be out of your budget. Counselors were evaluated on the average cost for a session and the insurances they accept. Ideally, therapists should offer a sliding scale fee that lets you pay what you can afford or a free initial consult.

Margaret Brittingham: M.Ed., LPC, MHSP, CCATP | Best for mind-body therapy

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615-601-0647
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Margaret Brittingham is a holistic therapy practitioner who treats anxiety and depression with mindfulness techniques, including meditation and trauma-sensitive yoga. She also specializes in treating trauma, and use Brainspotting to help patients resolve longstanding wounds from their source.

What patients say: “Margaret is such a good listener, very understanding and insightful.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Life Transitions
N/A $150 per 50-minute session
No Yes

Philip Chanin: Ed.D., ABPP, CGP | Best for Buddhist psychotherapy

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615-504-1051
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Philip Chanin offers Buddhist-based counseling for individuals, couples, and small groups. He focuses on helping clients overcome anxiety, excessive anger, and feelings of guilt. His couples counseling includes Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT), which teaches partners active listening skills and methods for more productive communication.

What patients say: “I always felt safe in his care and was able to better understand and work through the issues we discussed.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Narcissistic Personality
Depression
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per Session:
individual and couple’s therapy is $175 per session
Yes Yes

Benjamin Holmes: LCSW | Best for men's issues

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615-319-8063
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Benjamin Holmes teaches clients how to gain mastery over their thoughts and feelings using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). He specializes in treating issues commonly faced by men, including anger problems, insecurity, and shame. Benjamin also provides support for clients who are separating or going through a divorce.

What patients say: “He’s so accessible, easy to work with, so sincere, and makes his clients priority.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Men’s Issues
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $120 Yes Yes

Katharine Marie Nicodemus: Psy.D., HSP | Best for hypnotherapy

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615-955-0302
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Katharine Marie Nicodemus has more than 20 years of experience treating clients suffering from mood disorders, PTSD, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injuries. One of her main treatment methods is hypnotherapy, which uses intensive concentration and guided relaxation techniques to help patients focus on their feelings and thoughts. She also offers sleep disorder management therapy and counseling for autism-related issues.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per Session: $200 No Yes

Jeremy Lehmann: MMFC/T, CCTP | Best for relationship therapy for singles

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615-823-0701
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Jeremy Lehmann provides therapy for singles who are recently separated or between relationships. He guides clients toward establishing their relationship goals and teaches techniques that can help improve intimacy and communication. Jeremy also offers LGBTQ-affirming therapy and counseling for religious-based trauma, which can include feelings of inadequacy and struggles with identity.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Gay
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
N/A Cost per Session:
$125 for a clinical hour (50 min.)
Yes Yes

David S. Thornton: M.A., Dmin | Best for pastoral therapy

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615-289-6546
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David Thornton takes a broad approach to psychotherapy that focuses on treating all aspects of a patient’s mind, body, and spirit. His main focuses are addiction counseling and recovery support for victims of trauma and abuse. David can help clients move past obsessive thoughts, compulsions, and feelings of hopelessness caused by past wounds. He also offers couples counseling for partners who wish to know each other on a more spiritual level.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Sexual Abuse
Spirituality
N/A Cost per Session:
regular fee is $120
Yes Yes

Sue Foster: M.A., LMFT | Best for couples counseling

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303-484-1948
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Sue Foster works with couples who have communication difficulties and need help navigating complicated problems in their relationship. She is experienced with grief therapy and counsels clients who may be going through a major life transition, such as divorce, job loss, or the death of a loved one. Individual counseling is available for people with anxiety, depression, or other mood disorders.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Relationship Issues
Mood Disorders
Anthem
Beacon
Beacon – Kaiser
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Magellan
Military OneSource
New Directions
Optum
Profile EAP
TRICARE
TriWest
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $125 Yes Yes

LaTonya N. Shelton: LCSW, RYT | Best for sexual abuse therapy

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615-606-2964
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LaTonya Shelton helps sexual abuse survivors release trapped emotions that can keep them in a state of feeling helpless, wounded, and numb. She gives clients the tools to heal from trauma and move toward a place of fulfillment and self-love. Her approach includes breath work and mindfulness meditation that’s aimed at reducing stress and easing anxious thoughts.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Sexual Abuse
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Magellan
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:
$135.00 per 50-minute individual session
No Yes

Candi R. Kaatz: Ph.D. | Best for sex addiction

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615-392-0441
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Dr. Kaatz offers counseling for clients who struggle with problems related to sexual compulsions, which may include infidelity, porn addiction, and frequent shame or guilt. She also gives support to partners and can help them cope with feelings of sadness and betrayal.

What patients say: “I’ve been seeing Candi for a couple of years now for healing from trauma from a bad relationship. I find her to be insightful, wise, and compassionate.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Therapy
Sexual Addiction
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per Session: $185 No Yes

Kendra K. Allen: LPC, MHSP | Best for Enneagram-based counseling

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615-500-3426
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Kendra Allen uses Enneagram-based therapy to identify negative coping strategies and suggests ways to overcome them based on a client’s unique personality type. Her insight-oriented holistic approach is suited for people with anxiety and unhealthy levels of stress. Kendra specializes in counseling for women’s issues, including infertility, postpartum depression, and loss of a pregnancy. Other areas she can assist with include eating disorders, career dissatisfaction, life transitions, and relationship conflicts.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Grief
N/A Cost per Session:
50 minute therapy sessions is $150
No Yes

Catherine Stutzner: M.S., LPC-TEMP, MHSP, NCC | Best for eating disorders and body positivity

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615-377-5915
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Catherine Stutzner works with kids, teens, and adults who suffer from disordered eating, which can include anorexia, bulimia, and addiction to food. She teaches clients how to make healthy choices that support both the body and mind. Catherine also has counseling for depression and anxiety, with sessions open to both individuals and groups.

What patients say: “She is open-minded, welcomes tough discussion, and is honest about what she does and doesn’t know.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Eating Disorders
N/A Cost per Session:
Psycho Therapy $125 – 50 mins
Yes Yes

Julia A. McAninch: Psy.D. | Best for collaborative problem solving

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615-400-2601
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Julia McAninch helps clients learn how to better collaborate with others, including workplace teams, and navigate high-stakes conversations in a corporate setting. Couples going through a divorce can also benefit from her collaborative approach, which aims to provide emotional support while avoiding court legislation with a mutually acceptable separation agreement. Psychotherapy sessions are available for individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Divorce
N/A Cost per Session: $170 Yes Yes

Brian Hooper: M.Div., Psy.D., LCPT | Best for relationship challenges

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615-485-5923
Website

Brian Hooper is a proponent of the Gottman Relationship Checkup inventory, which guides couples toward restoring their emotional connection while managing conflicts in a kind, compassionate way. One of his main focus areas is counseling for gay men dealing with guilt, low self-esteem, substance abuse, and unsupportive family.

What patients say: “He is soothing, intelligent, direct and practical. A better version of yourself is possible with his guidance.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Alcohol Use
Trauma and PTSD
Spirituality
N/A Cost per Session: $200 No Yes

Linda Odom: Ph.D. | Best for holistic psychotherapy

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615-385-2550
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Dr. Odom views psychotherapy as a nurturing process that brings harmony to a patient’s mind, body, and soul. Some of the techniques she employs include role play, art therapy, expressive writing, and interpretation of a client’s dreams. She can guide clients through stressful life transitions and help them adjust to changes in a positive and healthy manner. Other services include intensive couples therapy and group therapy that’s focused on healing from shame.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Relationship Issues
Mood Disorders
N/A  $180 for a 50-minute session No Yes

Karen Tringle: Psy.D., HSP | Best for animal therapy

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615-510-7097
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Talking about emotions and problems can feel daunting, so Karen Tingle offers animal therapy to help put a client’s mind at ease. Her trained therapy dog is available to help soothe anxiety during sessions and may encourage patients to be more comfortable opening up. Her counseling style includes eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment that can help patients overcome traumatic memories and move forward with their healing process.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Life Transitions
Mood Disorders
N/A Cost per Session:
$200 per therapy session, with a typical session lasting 45-50 minutes.
Initial appointments are between 75-90 minutes for $300.
I offer extended sessions, for 75 minutes, at $300
No Yes

Griffin Bonham: LPC-TEMP, NCC | Best for individual and couples counseling

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434-216-6312
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Griffin Bonham uses psychodrama and acceptance-based therapy to help people cope with anxiety, recover from addiction, and learn how to handle difficult transitions in life. He works with couples who want to improve communication and cut back on unproductive arguments, as well as clients who are grappling with severe stress and problems at work.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Life Transitions
N/A Cost per Session: $125 Yes Yes

Luke DeLaVergne: LMFT | Best for life coaching

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615-549-5033
Website

As the owner of Thrive Consulting, Luke DeLaVergne provides career counseling and life coaching for students, professionals, and young adults. He guides clients through the discovery phase of their career development by helping them uncover their talents and passions in life. Clients work alongside Luke to craft a custom-tailored plan that’s aimed at helping them reach their goals and find a career that’s a great match for them.

What patients say: “Working with Luke at Thrive Consulting gave me the clarity and confidence to pursue a career path that I am so excited about!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Career Counseling
Life Transitions
Stress
N/BlueCross and BlueShield Cost per Session: $125 No Yes

III. What You Should Know About Nashville Therapists

How are Nashville therapists licensed?

Professional counselors in Tennessee must hold a master’s degree in counseling from a program that’s accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or a similar accredited body. They must also receive a passing score on the Tennessee Jurisprudence Exam and the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification. Aspiring LPCs must have 1,000 supervised hours of direct client contact, and those desiring an MHSP designation must have 3,000 hours of experience.

How much does therapy cost in Nashville?

The cost of therapy in Nashville is between $120 and $200, depending on the therapist and their specializations. Prices may be lower for a virtual therapy session, which lets counselors speak with patients via video chat on their computer or mobile device. Some therapists let clients pay what they can afford based on a sliding scale plan. Several also accept insurance, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Anthem.

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