Counseling in Chattanooga, TN. Find the Right Therapist.

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Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, Inpatient, IOP

Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, Inpatient, IOP

Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital

804 N Holtzclaw Ave, Chatanooga, Tennessee 37404 | 423-380-1005

Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a leading mental health treatment center for adolescents, adults, and senior adults.

Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center, MAT

Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center, MAT

Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center

2347 Rossville Blvd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408 | (423) 822-8059

Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals who are struggling with opioid addiction in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Therapy Chattanooga, TN

Counseling Ridgeside, Lupton City, Red Bank, Harrison

Home of the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo, Chattanooga, TN is located in southeast Tennessee, on two lakes that form part of the Tennessee River. Teenagers and children will find lots to do in Chattanooga, which offers a wealth of family-oriented facilities. The city's Creative Discovery Museum offers a variety of hands-on exhibits to intrigue children from tots to 13. Families with older children and teenagers can spend an hour exploring the city in a land and water tour on an authentic WWII amphibious landing craft built specifically for the D-Day invasion. The tour is offered by the Chattanooga Ducks. Adults nostalgic for the Chattanooga Choo Choo, made famous by a 1941 song, can visit the restored terminal with their families to introduce their children to the song, take a train ride or ride the carousel. Train buffs of all ages will also enjoy taking a ride on a vintage train from the East Chattanooga Station of the Tennessee Valley Railroad, which offers a six-mile sightseeing tour that includes passage through a Civil War tunnel.1

Mental Health in Chattanooga

The Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services is committed to educating young people about the dangers of substance use. The agency engages in prevention and outreach services in local middle schools and high schools. The focus of these programs is to impart knowledge that allows youth to make healthy decisions, improves emotional health, and provides young people with effective skills to cope with life's stressors, be they related to home life, school, or relationships with their peers. To learn more about this valuable program, call 423-756-7644 extension 166.2

Individuals that are in a crisis situation can seek help from the Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults. Whether the emergency involves homelessness, domestic abuse, or some other form of violence, the agency is ready to provide safe shelter, advocacy services, and emergency mental health programs. Their crisis hotline is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Call the hotline at 423-755-2700 to receive immediate assistance.3

The Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee provides support groups for individuals that suffer from bulimia or anorexia and their families. Parents, siblings, spouses, and other family members can support one another in the Families Supporting Families group. This free program is offered on an ongoing basis in Chattanooga. A special group for college-aged women is also offered by the agency. Over the course of an eight-week class, participants learn about disordered eating and body image issues, as well as healthy methods to cope with stressors that diminish one's self-concept. This group is offered for free as well.4

Current Initiatives

Chattanooga parents who have a gifted child can join the Tennessee Association for the Gifted to take advantage of many resources designed specifically for exceptional children. There is a robust support system for parents, who can access quality programs to boost their child's learning and achievement. The Tennessee Association for the Gifted also offers summer camps where gifted children can explore dozens of academic subjects, socialize with peers, and receive guidance from mentors, teachers, and academic experts.5


1. Tennessee Valley Railroad. (2017). Chattanooga Station FAQs. Retrieved from
2. Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services. (2017). Prevention Services. Retrieved from
3. Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults. (2017). Crisis Services. Retrieved from
4. Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee. (2017). EDCT Support Program. Retrieved from
5. Tennessee Association for the Gifted. (2017). About TAG. Retrieved from

Chattanooga is located in Hamilton County, Tennessee. It has a land area of 143.07 square miles and a water area of 7.69 square miles.  The population of Chattanooga is 176,588 people with 70,228 households and a median annual income of $40,177. .

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Chattanooga is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Chattanooga are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Chattanooga public health department.