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Low Income Safety Net & Counseling Resources

Please check with providers before going to outpatient counseling services. As a result of  the COVID-19 outbreak, many counselors and therapists are offering telehealth calls, or other forms of “SAFE” alternative forms of counseling. 

Tennessee Behavioral Health Safety Net:  The State of Tennessee establised the Safety Net to help people with mental health issues and/or substance use issues, who may lack income or insurance, to access services. For information on qualifying and applying for the Safety net CLICK HERE.  If qualified, benefits may be provided by one of the state’s Managed Care Organizations (MCO), Blue Care, United Healthcare, and Amerigroup Community Plan, through TennCare.

Behavioral Health Safety Map Link – Click on Map to find Services in your county

Safety Net Services are most commonly rendered through the two providers below, but are not limited to them. Click on the logos to link to them. See other providers by clicking on the map link above.

Mental Health Provider MHC-TN  Mental Health Provider Centerstone


Greater Nashville Area Mental Health Services Sliding Fee Scale & Multicultural:

Insight Counseling Centers 

Licensed Pastoral Counselors available

Agape Counseling

Faith-based counseling center

Family & Children’s Services

Multi-lingual counseling resource for children and families

Center of Hope for Behavioral Health

An open door for people with serious mental illness and other issues

Cafe Azafran

El “Family & Children’s Service” (FCS) sirve a las personas que están pasando por una crisis u transiciones en su vida. (FCS) siempre busca comprender sus necesidades para conectar las personas a los recursos que necesitan.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee

Offers multi-lingual counseling services, and services to immigrants


Services  for Seniors:

Greater Nashville Regional Council on Aging & Disability

“GNRC’s information and Assistance program provides a helpline designed to assist seniors and adults with disabilities navigate through community resources and the long-term care system by providing information, referrals, and assessments. The helpline is available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.”  615-862-8828

Care Through Conversation Warmline

To register yourself or someone else to receive calls at no cost from Care Through Conversation, call 615-253-4307 or visit


Counseling Resources for the LGBTQ Community: 

CLICK HERE for TEP’S Counseling Unconditionally Resource Map


Counseling for  newly diagnosed in the Autism Community:


Austism Spectrum Adult Peer Support Group on Facebook:



Counseling Resources in the African American Community: 

Black Girl Therapy, a resource directory of practitioners of primarily African American mental health professionals.

Brother You’re on My Mind
An initiative launched by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and  the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to raise awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect Black men and families.


Support for Post-Partum Depression & More

Post-Partum Support International (PSI) Tennessee Chapter

Support for Perinatal mood disordedrs. Confused and feeling guilty about your negative emotions about your baby? Find support and understanding, and a path to the love you want to feel free to express.


OCD Meet-Up Group 

Nashville OCD Meet-Up Group

Hosting an online weekly Sunday afternoon support group.


Groups for Siblings

TABS is a statewide network that aims to empower and educate siblings of individuals with all types of disabilities by providing information and peer support. TABS welcomes the participation of anyone interested in sibling issues, including but not limited to “siblings-in-law”, professionals, other family members, and those whose siblings with disabilities may have passed away. For more information on Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters, visit the TABS webpage. TABS is the Tennessee state chapter of the national Sibling Leadership Network. The best way to stay up to date on events and news from TABS is follow them on Facebook: In 2020-2021, they are holding free virtual monthly meetings on topics of interest to adult siblings of people with disabilities.  Contact: [email protected]


Emotional and Mental Health Support Groups:

NAMI Davidson County Support Groups

Free monthly support groups for caregivers and people with the lived experience of a mental health issue


Substance Use Information & Support Groups: 

TAADAS  – Tennessee Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

24 Hour TN Redline 800-889-9789 for people with substance use issues, treatment resources, peer suppprt

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous

Peer-based support for people need support with alcohol use

NA – Narcotics Anonymous

Peer-based support for people  – scroll down the listing to virtual meetings


Peer-based coping support groups for family members and friends of persons with addictions and other issues.


Please note the resources here are not definitive. There are, or maybe, additional counseling resources availble. NAMI Davidson Co. offers these for informational purposes only. Posting of any resource above does not constitute an endorsement.

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