Therapists in Knox County, TN

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Photo of Ronald Richard Brown, Psychologist in Knox County, TN
Ronald Richard Brown
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37918
All of the clients, of which I am honored to see, are ideal. These are clients struggling and/challenged with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Grief or Loss, Pre-Marital, Marital and Divorce concerns, Parenting Skills Training, Christian Counseling, and Sports Psychology are also services provided.
All of the clients, of which I am honored to see, are ideal. These are clients struggling and/challenged with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Grief or Loss, Pre-Marital, Marital and Divorce concerns, Parenting Skills Training, Christian Counseling, and Sports Psychology are also services provided.
(865) 329-6249 View (865) 329-6249
Photo of Tamara Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Knox County, TN
Tamara Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Farragut, TN 37934  (Online Only)
Family structure, life circumstances, trauma and grief can challenge the way we think and feel. Our emotions are often triggered by these life circumstances causing negative behavioral responses such as anxiety, angry outbursts, obsessive-compulsive disorders, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual addiction, gambling, depression, and relationship conflict. The consequences of these behaviors cause heartache and pain in our lives and often have adverse effects on the people around us. Therapy can show you how negative behaviors limit your life and prevent you from living your life to the fullest potential.
Family structure, life circumstances, trauma and grief can challenge the way we think and feel. Our emotions are often triggered by these life circumstances causing negative behavioral responses such as anxiety, angry outbursts, obsessive-compulsive disorders, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual addiction, gambling, depression, and relationship conflict. The consequences of these behaviors cause heartache and pain in our lives and often have adverse effects on the people around us. Therapy can show you how negative behaviors limit your life and prevent you from living your life to the fullest potential.
(865) 344-1085 View (865) 344-1085
Photo of Lisa M. Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Knox County, TN
Lisa M. Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37922
Are you ready to connect with a counselor who can assist you with what you need? Are you looking to be understood while sorting through life difficulties you or your family are facing? I work with children, families, adults and couples who are working through grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and conflict.
Are you ready to connect with a counselor who can assist you with what you need? Are you looking to be understood while sorting through life difficulties you or your family are facing? I work with children, families, adults and couples who are working through grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and conflict.
(865) 217-7577 View (865) 217-7577
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Shannon Hays
Psychologist, PSY
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37934
Dr. Shannon K. Hays is a Psychologist in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2001. Dr. Hays feels that her skills in assessment can provide valuable information to the treatment team and can aid in a comprehensive treatment plan for the client. Outside of work Dr. Hays enjoys reading, writing letters, concerts, the theater, museums, and spending time with her family and 4 cats.
Dr. Shannon K. Hays is a Psychologist in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2001. Dr. Hays feels that her skills in assessment can provide valuable information to the treatment team and can aid in a comprehensive treatment plan for the client. Outside of work Dr. Hays enjoys reading, writing letters, concerts, the theater, museums, and spending time with her family and 4 cats.
(865) 346-3419 View (865) 346-3419
Photo of John Chandler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Knox County, TN
John Chandler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37909
“If you do what you have always done, you will get what you always got.” Are you tired of being stuck in the same old cycles? Whether the problem is self-sabotaging behavior, feelings of worthlessness, constant family squabbling, or the like, let me help you break free from the madness and put you on a path to mental and emotional wellness. I will come along side you with encouraging insight, practical wisdom and competent care to jumpstart your journey to become your very best self.
“If you do what you have always done, you will get what you always got.” Are you tired of being stuck in the same old cycles? Whether the problem is self-sabotaging behavior, feelings of worthlessness, constant family squabbling, or the like, let me help you break free from the madness and put you on a path to mental and emotional wellness. I will come along side you with encouraging insight, practical wisdom and competent care to jumpstart your journey to become your very best self.
(865) 432-1015 View (865) 432-1015
Photo of Jennifer Smith McComas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Knox County, TN
Jennifer Smith McComas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37919
Are you someone who is curious about your inner life? Has something difficult happened and you can’t seem to move on? Have you noticed frustrating patterns in relationships, self-esteem struggles, codependency, perfectionism, identity questions or spiritual concerns? In a world where we can feel caught between so many competing demands, it can be hard to identify our own voice. While I work with a variety of individuals, I specialize in young adults, women and LGBT people experiencing life transitions, anxiety, identity concerns, relationship challenges and those deconstructing/reconstructing religious faith.
Are you someone who is curious about your inner life? Has something difficult happened and you can’t seem to move on? Have you noticed frustrating patterns in relationships, self-esteem struggles, codependency, perfectionism, identity questions or spiritual concerns? In a world where we can feel caught between so many competing demands, it can be hard to identify our own voice. While I work with a variety of individuals, I specialize in young adults, women and LGBT people experiencing life transitions, anxiety, identity concerns, relationship challenges and those deconstructing/reconstructing religious faith.
(865) 328-2327 View (865) 328-2327
Photo of Dottie Cornett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Knox County, TN
Dottie Cornett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37932
Dottie Cornett, LPC-MHSP Dottie Cornett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2004. Dottie has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addiction depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. She has also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Dottie's counseling style is warm and interactive. She believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. She does not believe in stigmatizing labels.
Dottie Cornett, LPC-MHSP Dottie Cornett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2004. Dottie has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addiction depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. She has also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Dottie's counseling style is warm and interactive. She believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. She does not believe in stigmatizing labels.
(865) 328-4012 View (865) 328-4012
Photo of Joelle Burkett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Knox County, TN
Joelle Burkett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSPE
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37909
Joelle Burkett, LSPE Joelle Burkett is a Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner in Tennessee who has been practicing since 1998. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Tennessee and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Austin Peay State University. Joelle received her license as a Psychological Examiner and her Senior Psychological Examiner license from the State of Tennessee. Joelle has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution focused Therapy and Trauma Focused Therapy.
Joelle Burkett, LSPE Joelle Burkett is a Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner in Tennessee who has been practicing since 1998. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Tennessee and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Austin Peay State University. Joelle received her license as a Psychological Examiner and her Senior Psychological Examiner license from the State of Tennessee. Joelle has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution focused Therapy and Trauma Focused Therapy.
(865) 500-6807 View (865) 500-6807
Photo of Dr. Laura S Wheat, Licensed Professional Counselor in Knox County, TN
Dr. Laura S Wheat
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37919
Hello! I’m Laura. Being human is so complicated, isn't it? Such an intensely personal and sometimes isolating experience, and often so very messy. And just when you think you've figured it out - the universe laughs. Every human needs a little help sometimes (even if we hate admitting it). As a therapist, I am privileged to sit with you in the eye of whatever storm you're navigating and helping you get through it stronger.
Hello! I’m Laura. Being human is so complicated, isn't it? Such an intensely personal and sometimes isolating experience, and often so very messy. And just when you think you've figured it out - the universe laughs. Every human needs a little help sometimes (even if we hate admitting it). As a therapist, I am privileged to sit with you in the eye of whatever storm you're navigating and helping you get through it stronger.
(865) 345-4178 View (865) 345-4178
Photo of Sarah R. Hamblen, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Knox County, TN
Sarah R. Hamblen, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37922
My name is Sarah R. Hamblen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing clinical services for over 17 years. I have worked with a variety of individuals of all ages, couples, and families on many different issues and concerns. The heart of my practice is finding the strengths within each individual and family. I strive to empower them to reach their goals both independently and as a family group. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help individuals gain insight, understanding, and implement effective change.
My name is Sarah R. Hamblen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing clinical services for over 17 years. I have worked with a variety of individuals of all ages, couples, and families on many different issues and concerns. The heart of my practice is finding the strengths within each individual and family. I strive to empower them to reach their goals both independently and as a family group. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help individuals gain insight, understanding, and implement effective change.
(865) 248-6816 View (865) 248-6816
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Knox Neuro, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37922
I have a special interest in supporting persons with neurological conditions or neurodegenerative disorders and their families, and I strive to provide patient-centered assessment and therapeutic services that help patients function at their best, wherever they align on the healthy to disease continuum. I see adults (18 and older) and have specific expertise in neurodegenerative conditions, neurological conditions, geriatrics, capacity evaluation, traumatic brain injury, stroke, ADHD, pre-surgical evaluations (e.g., bariatric, deep brain stimulation), and psychodiagnostic evaluations.
I have a special interest in supporting persons with neurological conditions or neurodegenerative disorders and their families, and I strive to provide patient-centered assessment and therapeutic services that help patients function at their best, wherever they align on the healthy to disease continuum. I see adults (18 and older) and have specific expertise in neurodegenerative conditions, neurological conditions, geriatrics, capacity evaluation, traumatic brain injury, stroke, ADHD, pre-surgical evaluations (e.g., bariatric, deep brain stimulation), and psychodiagnostic evaluations.
(865) 672-8204 View (865) 672-8204
Photo of Ken O’Hearn, Pre-Licensed Professional in Knox County, TN
Ken O’Hearn
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP(t), MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37922
I am accepting new clients and taking in-network Cigna Insurance. As a former USAF Combat Medic and civilian paramedic with over two decades of experience, I have dedicated my life to serving others in times of crisis. Witnessing the toll that trauma takes on individuals firsthand, I made the profound decision to transition from the front lines of emergency response to the forefront of mental health care. Driven by the loss of my comrades and friends to the silent battles of PTSD, I embarked on a new journey to make a difference in a different capacity.
I am accepting new clients and taking in-network Cigna Insurance. As a former USAF Combat Medic and civilian paramedic with over two decades of experience, I have dedicated my life to serving others in times of crisis. Witnessing the toll that trauma takes on individuals firsthand, I made the profound decision to transition from the front lines of emergency response to the forefront of mental health care. Driven by the loss of my comrades and friends to the silent battles of PTSD, I embarked on a new journey to make a difference in a different capacity.
(865) 509-9338 View (865) 509-9338
Photo of Angela Hill, Pre-Licensed Professional in Knox County, TN
Angela Hill
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSSW, LMT
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37919
Healing begins when we learn to understand ourselves. I help adults, children, adolescents and families shine a compassionate light on their thoughts, feelings, and patterns of relating to find new possibilities beyond the habitual survival strategies that have helped you to defend against stress and trauma. Therapy can give you the tools and awareness to make the changes that you want to make while you learn to experience a greater sense of safety and resilience, recover from difficult experiences, find more acceptance, get your needs met with more clarity, balance connection with boundaries, and live life with greater meaning.
Healing begins when we learn to understand ourselves. I help adults, children, adolescents and families shine a compassionate light on their thoughts, feelings, and patterns of relating to find new possibilities beyond the habitual survival strategies that have helped you to defend against stress and trauma. Therapy can give you the tools and awareness to make the changes that you want to make while you learn to experience a greater sense of safety and resilience, recover from difficult experiences, find more acceptance, get your needs met with more clarity, balance connection with boundaries, and live life with greater meaning.
(865) 672-8363 View (865) 672-8363
Photo of Erin Borden, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Knox County, TN
Erin Borden
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADACII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37919
I am passionate about working with individuals, partners, and families that have been impacted by substance use and alcoholism. These experiences have a way of breaking us down causing disconnection and hopelessness. I believe psychoeducation, connection, and support can build a pathway to recovery that is sustainable and provides a foundation for a life worth living. Research shows us that the more support and connection an individual or family has, the more likely they are to overcome challenges. My goal is to help guide, support, and teach you skills that will help you or your loved one live without alcohol or other drugs.
I am passionate about working with individuals, partners, and families that have been impacted by substance use and alcoholism. These experiences have a way of breaking us down causing disconnection and hopelessness. I believe psychoeducation, connection, and support can build a pathway to recovery that is sustainable and provides a foundation for a life worth living. Research shows us that the more support and connection an individual or family has, the more likely they are to overcome challenges. My goal is to help guide, support, and teach you skills that will help you or your loved one live without alcohol or other drugs.
(865) 737-1569 View (865) 737-1569
Photo of Paula Christine Sammons, Pre-Licensed Professional in Knox County, TN
Paula Christine Sammons
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37918
I strive to provide A safe space for you to begin your healing journey. You will be heard, validated, challenged, encouraged and cared for.
I strive to provide A safe space for you to begin your healing journey. You will be heard, validated, challenged, encouraged and cared for.
(865) 346-6299 View (865) 346-6299
Photo of Aleana Marie Krupinsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Knox County, TN
Aleana Marie Krupinsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37932  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you want to feel more connected to others and more in control of your body. If you're looking for stress management skills, recovery from trauma or struggling with addiction, I see you and want to support you. Mental Health Matters.
If you want to feel more connected to others and more in control of your body. If you're looking for stress management skills, recovery from trauma or struggling with addiction, I see you and want to support you. Mental Health Matters.
(865) 424-6944 View (865) 424-6944
Photo of Jamie Suarez, Counselor in Knox County, TN
Jamie Suarez
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MS, CSAT-C, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37917
If you find yourself encountering emotional problems, engaging in addictive behaviors, or experiencing relational problems, I am here to help! Below is a checklist of specific issues you may have which I am qualified to work with and have significant training & experience in working with. I am also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate who works with those struggling with problematic sexual behavior and pornography, but I am well suited to work with people on many other issues as well. You can visit my website and click on the client portal link to schedule an appointment today!
If you find yourself encountering emotional problems, engaging in addictive behaviors, or experiencing relational problems, I am here to help! Below is a checklist of specific issues you may have which I am qualified to work with and have significant training & experience in working with. I am also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate who works with those struggling with problematic sexual behavior and pornography, but I am well suited to work with people on many other issues as well. You can visit my website and click on the client portal link to schedule an appointment today!
(865) 407-2281 View (865) 407-2281
Photo of Cynthia Searcy Crawford, Licensed Professional Counselor in Knox County, TN
Cynthia Searcy Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37923
I have devoted my life to working with children and adolescents. My experiences as a mother, K-12 teacher, elementary school counselor, school psychologist, and therapist have prepared me to work with youth who demonstrate a range of problems at school, home, and play. My clients are often depressed, have severe behavioral problems, have trouble making friends, demonstrate symptoms of anxiety, or have been victims of abuse or trauma. I believe all clients have within themselves the capacity for growth and positive change, provided the proper conditions in an environment of unconditional acceptance and self-worth.
I have devoted my life to working with children and adolescents. My experiences as a mother, K-12 teacher, elementary school counselor, school psychologist, and therapist have prepared me to work with youth who demonstrate a range of problems at school, home, and play. My clients are often depressed, have severe behavioral problems, have trouble making friends, demonstrate symptoms of anxiety, or have been victims of abuse or trauma. I believe all clients have within themselves the capacity for growth and positive change, provided the proper conditions in an environment of unconditional acceptance and self-worth.
(865) 409-1623 View (865) 409-1623
Photo of Peggy L. Olson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Knox County, TN
Peggy L. Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37923  (Online Only)
Trauma can make you feel alone and misunderstood. You might feel like there is no one you can talk to because you don't want to cause them pain. You try to smile and carry on but this too has stopped working. Maybe you are angry, maybe you are afraid. I get that. Maybe you just want it all to stop and go back to the way it used to be. I get that too. Trauma can be a big event or reoccurring smaller events (micro-traumas). Even relationships can feel traumatic.
Trauma can make you feel alone and misunderstood. You might feel like there is no one you can talk to because you don't want to cause them pain. You try to smile and carry on but this too has stopped working. Maybe you are angry, maybe you are afraid. I get that. Maybe you just want it all to stop and go back to the way it used to be. I get that too. Trauma can be a big event or reoccurring smaller events (micro-traumas). Even relationships can feel traumatic.
(865) 401-8738 View (865) 401-8738
Photo of 4C Therapeutics, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Knox County, TN
4C Therapeutics, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37922
Accepting new clients- private pay, UHC (commercial), and BCBS! Call and make an appointment within 48 business hours. We pride ourselves in offering compassionate, caring, and collaborative counseling. Our therapist can offer you a meaningful and insightful journey to achieving your goals. We understand reaching out for help can be difficult and finding the right therapist can be challenging. 4C Therapeutics offers an array of services to meet your mental health needs. We look forward to working with you as you take the next steps. Suffering from trauma? We can help. Call us and ask about EMDR!
Accepting new clients- private pay, UHC (commercial), and BCBS! Call and make an appointment within 48 business hours. We pride ourselves in offering compassionate, caring, and collaborative counseling. Our therapist can offer you a meaningful and insightful journey to achieving your goals. We understand reaching out for help can be difficult and finding the right therapist can be challenging. 4C Therapeutics offers an array of services to meet your mental health needs. We look forward to working with you as you take the next steps. Suffering from trauma? We can help. Call us and ask about EMDR!
(865) 401-9869 View (865) 401-9869

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Knox County, TN

700+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Knox County, TN who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
65% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Knox County, TN see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Knox County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.