Counseling in Nashville, TN. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Nashville, Tennessee will help you make the changes you want.

Brooke Lamb, LMFT

Brooke Lamb, LMFT

Licensed Marital and Family Therapist

2824 Erica Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37204 |

Therapy is first and foremost about the innate power of human connection, not cold and distant clinical treatment. We are honored to enter into your healing journey with you through providing safe, compassionate, human psychotherapy services.

Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital

Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital

300 Great Circle Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37228 | 615-338-9017

Offering both inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adults age 18 and older. Our holistic, comprehensive approach to behavioral health is designed to help patients overcome mental health concerns.

Hermitage Comprehensive Treatment Center, MAT

Hermitage Comprehensive Treatment Center, MAT

Hermitage Comprehensive Treatment Center

589 Stewarts ferry pike, Hermitage, Tennessee 37214 | (615) 912-3832

Hermitage Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC), located in Hermitage, Tennessee, is a leading outpatient addiction treatment center.

South Nashville Comprehensive Treatment Center, MAT

South Nashville Comprehensive Treatment Center, MAT

South Nashville Comprehensive Treatment Center

1420 Donelson Pike, Suite B19, Nashville, Tennessee 37217 | (615) 912-3462

South Nashville Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) provides opioid addiction treatment in Nashville, Tennessee, offering medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which combines the use of prescription medications like methadone with group and individual counseling.

Related Sites:
City of Nashville
Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Professional Counselors and Marital and Family Therapist

Counseling Nashville Tennessee

Therapist Watkins Park, Eastwood, Vanderbilt University, Berry Hill, Donelson, Duncan Wood, Belle Meade, Inglewood

The culture around Nashville has largely reflected the university population. Other notable places include the reconstruction of the original settlement of Fort Nashborough, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Parthenon, which is a full-sized replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The capitol building is one of the oldest working state capitol buildings in the country,1 along with the Hermitage, which is a presidential home that is open to the public. The Nashville Zoo is the newest attraction in the city. Of course, who can forget how big country music is to the city. Each year the CMA Music Festival is held in Nashville, which brings thousands of people to the city. There is also a large Christian pop music industry booming here.

Mental Health in Nashville

Illegal drug use is a problem of significant concern in the Nashville area. Over 18 percent of Nashville adults report having used an illegal drug within the past year, which is nearly 4 percent higher than the national average. Of these, marijuana and prescription pills were the most often abused drugs. Rates of use in Nashville for both drugs outpaces the national and state averages.2 As a result, addiction and recovery services are in high demand in Nashville.

The Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee is committed to providing appropriate support for individuals and families who have been affected by an eating disorder. Families for Families is a free support group where parents, siblings, friends, and other loved ones can come together to offer emotional support as they seek to help their loved one overcome the obstacles of their illness. Further details about this group are available by calling 423-752-5207, extension 6. For college aged women who struggle with an eating disorder, the College-Oriented Eating Disorder Group can help develop coping strategies that alleviate stress and lead to selecting healthier choices. The group meets every other Wednesday throughout the course of a semester.3

Current Initiatives

Mental illness is a difficulty that many homeless individuals face. In order to address both mental health and housing needs at once, the Tennessee Creating Homes Initiative was started in 2001. The Initiative works to secure funding to create housing options for residents who struggle with mental health issues. The Initiative seeks to build 1,100 housing units each year, with the support of regional housing authorities. Over $100 million in public and private funds have been raised thus far.4


1. Wikipedia. (2017). Tennessee State Capitol. Retrieved from
2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin MSA. Retrieved from
3. Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee. (2017). Support Groups. Retrieved from
4. Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. (2017). Creating Homes Initiative. Retrieved from

Nashville is located in Davidson County, Tennessee. It has a land area of 503.84 square miles and a water area of 21.87 square miles.  The population of Nashville is 678,889 people with 248,677 households and a median annual income of $41,759. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Nashville, TN

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Nashville is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Nashville 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 Nashville public health department.