Therapists in Knoxville, TN

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Photo of Faith Shultz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Knoxville, TN
Faith Shultz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37923  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with life's difficulties? Do you struggle with feeling powerless, anxious, depressed, or just "different"? You deserve to be heard and I'm here to listen.
Are you dealing with life's difficulties? Do you struggle with feeling powerless, anxious, depressed, or just "different"? You deserve to be heard and I'm here to listen.
(865) 737-1943 View (865) 737-1943
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Timothy Raper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37922
I see individuals ages 8-26. I offer individual and family therapy sessions. My sessions are very unique in that I allow a place for kiddos to be kiddos. My favorite part of my job is when a client tells me, "I never thought therapy could be like this." or "This makes so much sense." Kiddos are in a state of development that can be either extremely scary or exciting. What makes the difference is when they and loved ones understand this process on a cognitive, emotional, and physiological level. Then behaviors and responses become more clear and how to handle them becomes more effective.
I see individuals ages 8-26. I offer individual and family therapy sessions. My sessions are very unique in that I allow a place for kiddos to be kiddos. My favorite part of my job is when a client tells me, "I never thought therapy could be like this." or "This makes so much sense." Kiddos are in a state of development that can be either extremely scary or exciting. What makes the difference is when they and loved ones understand this process on a cognitive, emotional, and physiological level. Then behaviors and responses become more clear and how to handle them becomes more effective.
(865) 674-9620 View (865) 674-9620
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Dr. Chandra Feltman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37917
Being human is hard. It’s messy. And it can feel totally overwhelming at times. However, when we learn to give voice to these inner experiences, they start to become more manageable. We begin to realize the feelings and symptoms we experience aren’t random, they’re telling us something. As your therapist, I can help you learn how to better connect with, understand, and express painful emotions, while also providing tools to help you cope. Through it all, I will offer you compassion, warmth, empathy - maybe even a well timed curse word if necessary. I’ll bring my whole authentic self to the therapy room and invite you to do the same.
Being human is hard. It’s messy. And it can feel totally overwhelming at times. However, when we learn to give voice to these inner experiences, they start to become more manageable. We begin to realize the feelings and symptoms we experience aren’t random, they’re telling us something. As your therapist, I can help you learn how to better connect with, understand, and express painful emotions, while also providing tools to help you cope. Through it all, I will offer you compassion, warmth, empathy - maybe even a well timed curse word if necessary. I’ll bring my whole authentic self to the therapy room and invite you to do the same.
(865) 412-4138 View (865) 412-4138
Photo of Tony D. Weaver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Knoxville, TN
Tony D. Weaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37923
Tony is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has extensive experience treating both first responders and military personnel and their dependents for trauma-related issues as well as a host of other concerns. Tony and his family reside in West Knoxville and he is well versed in the Tennessee culture having been raised in East Tennessee. In addition to an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Tony earned a Master of Divinity and served for over 15 years in the pastoral setting. From his broad academic and experiential background he brings to the clinical setting a wealth of wisdom and skill with a unique perspective.
Tony is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has extensive experience treating both first responders and military personnel and their dependents for trauma-related issues as well as a host of other concerns. Tony and his family reside in West Knoxville and he is well versed in the Tennessee culture having been raised in East Tennessee. In addition to an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Tony earned a Master of Divinity and served for over 15 years in the pastoral setting. From his broad academic and experiential background he brings to the clinical setting a wealth of wisdom and skill with a unique perspective.
(865) 234-3426 View (865) 234-3426
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Roberta Wilbanks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37917
Life can feel like a struggle sometimes. We may have had negative experiences, and may find ourselves stuck in certain patterns or ways of reacting. As a therapist my goals are to explore and validate my clients’ experiences, help them better understand where our patterns come from and help to empower my clients to find new ways to move forward.
Life can feel like a struggle sometimes. We may have had negative experiences, and may find ourselves stuck in certain patterns or ways of reacting. As a therapist my goals are to explore and validate my clients’ experiences, help them better understand where our patterns come from and help to empower my clients to find new ways to move forward.
(865) 685-9875 View (865) 685-9875
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Madison Whaley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37923
I am a graduate intern pursuing my Master of Science in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Practice from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2023 with my Bachelor of Science in Social Work. I am interested in working with clients 10 and older who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and relationship or school issues.
I am a graduate intern pursuing my Master of Science in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Practice from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2023 with my Bachelor of Science in Social Work. I am interested in working with clients 10 and older who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and relationship or school issues.
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Connie Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37934
Connie Ward is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Mental Health Service Provider in the state of Tennessee. Connie welcomes challenges in her work with clients, and values every unique perspective offered through the process of counseling. After completing her Master's degree at Lincoln Memorial University, she worked within community service agencies, local court systems, in residential settings, and in crisis management. Connie has been in the field of counseling and social services for over 20 years. She has worked with a wide range of populations including children, adolescents, and families.
Connie Ward is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Mental Health Service Provider in the state of Tennessee. Connie welcomes challenges in her work with clients, and values every unique perspective offered through the process of counseling. After completing her Master's degree at Lincoln Memorial University, she worked within community service agencies, local court systems, in residential settings, and in crisis management. Connie has been in the field of counseling and social services for over 20 years. She has worked with a wide range of populations including children, adolescents, and families.
(865) 345-5716 View (865) 345-5716
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Brittany Tyler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37922  (Online Only)
Brittany Tyler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in TN with 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about empowering individuals to take the steps necessary for a better life. Brittany specializes in treating individuals with depression, stress, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, abuse, self-esteem, and relationship issues. Brittany completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She has worked with clients with a wide range of diagnoses and life circumstances.
Brittany Tyler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in TN with 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about empowering individuals to take the steps necessary for a better life. Brittany specializes in treating individuals with depression, stress, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, abuse, self-esteem, and relationship issues. Brittany completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She has worked with clients with a wide range of diagnoses and life circumstances.
(865) 674-1871 View (865) 674-1871
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Sascha Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, C-DBT
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37909
Sascha Smith is a licensed professional counselor that has been working in the mental health field for over 6 years with adolescents, children, and families. Sascha has worked in-patient severe trauma treatment centers for youth in foster care, community mental health centers, community based in-home family therapy centers, and adolescent alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities, Sascha treats children and teenagers with a variety of behavioral health concerns using multiple evidence-based models of treatment.
Sascha Smith is a licensed professional counselor that has been working in the mental health field for over 6 years with adolescents, children, and families. Sascha has worked in-patient severe trauma treatment centers for youth in foster care, community mental health centers, community based in-home family therapy centers, and adolescent alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities, Sascha treats children and teenagers with a variety of behavioral health concerns using multiple evidence-based models of treatment.
(865) 424-7460 View (865) 424-7460
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Amber Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37916  (Online Only)
I am a licensed LCSW with over 12 years of experience and a compassionate approach to working with people. I have worked in a variety of settings including domestic violence advocacy, recovery court IOP, inpatient psychiatric treatment, dual diagnosis, and others. My wealth of experience has honed my skills in group therapy, individual therapy, and case management.
I am a licensed LCSW with over 12 years of experience and a compassionate approach to working with people. I have worked in a variety of settings including domestic violence advocacy, recovery court IOP, inpatient psychiatric treatment, dual diagnosis, and others. My wealth of experience has honed my skills in group therapy, individual therapy, and case management.
(865) 800-8312 View (865) 800-8312
Photo of Kamary Crocker, Pre-Licensed Professional in Knoxville, TN
Kamary Crocker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PC
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37922
I believe there is a solution to every problem.
I believe there is a solution to every problem.
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Nicola Bone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37922
Nicola is a licensed clinical social worker who has encouraged individuals in the pursuit of personal growth and healing for more than 20 years. Nicola has worked in a variety of settings including the District Attorney's Office in Atlanta, GA, Loudon County School systems, hospice and private practice. In these arenas, Nicola has learned about the resilience of the human spirit.
Nicola is a licensed clinical social worker who has encouraged individuals in the pursuit of personal growth and healing for more than 20 years. Nicola has worked in a variety of settings including the District Attorney's Office in Atlanta, GA, Loudon County School systems, hospice and private practice. In these arenas, Nicola has learned about the resilience of the human spirit.
(865) 326-3997 View (865) 326-3997
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Christopher Koontz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS-II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37923
Are you anxious? Scared? Or, maybe you’re just plain mad? That’s OK! Sometimes life can get overwhelming! When the pressure of life squeezes us, it's easy to respond in fear or anger. But, I want to help you find another path: the path to relaxation, mindfulness, and personal growth!
Are you anxious? Scared? Or, maybe you’re just plain mad? That’s OK! Sometimes life can get overwhelming! When the pressure of life squeezes us, it's easy to respond in fear or anger. But, I want to help you find another path: the path to relaxation, mindfulness, and personal growth!
(865) 327-0527 View (865) 327-0527
Photo of Samantha Perkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Knoxville, TN
Samantha Perkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37901
I specialize in working with autistic and neurodivergent indviduals. Throughout my career I have advocated for my clients’ needs in the educational system, community agencies, and in higher education. I have encountered several barriers in these settings, including a lack of support in providing equal access and accommodations to neurodivergent individuals. This has guided me to focus my skills on providing a safe therapeutic environment that fosters accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.
I specialize in working with autistic and neurodivergent indviduals. Throughout my career I have advocated for my clients’ needs in the educational system, community agencies, and in higher education. I have encountered several barriers in these settings, including a lack of support in providing equal access and accommodations to neurodivergent individuals. This has guided me to focus my skills on providing a safe therapeutic environment that fosters accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.
(865) 290-2405 View (865) 290-2405
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Jeffrey Scarbrough
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37918  (Online Only)
With over 16 years of experience in the field, I have helped many families, individuals, adolescents, and couples navigate difficult seasons in their lives. I offer faith-based, practical, personalized therapy to my clients and truly care about each person that comes to me for help. I know it’s not easy to reach out, and I consider it a privilege to be chosen by my clients.
With over 16 years of experience in the field, I have helped many families, individuals, adolescents, and couples navigate difficult seasons in their lives. I offer faith-based, practical, personalized therapy to my clients and truly care about each person that comes to me for help. I know it’s not easy to reach out, and I consider it a privilege to be chosen by my clients.
(865) 344-2185 View (865) 344-2185
Photo of Kimberly Chasan Shrewsberry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Knoxville, TN
Kimberly Chasan Shrewsberry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37923
Not accepting new clients
Does it feel like you and your spouse are having the same fight over and over again? These recurring disagreements often provide little resolution, leaving us feeling misunderstood and disconnected. This relationship dynamic is not only frustrating, it starts to impact our own individual happiness and health. I assist couples by helping them step back and view their own relationship dynamic in a way that brings about their true voice and intentions in the moments of anger, blame, disconnection and withdrawal. In this way, each partner can begin to hear and experience one another in a way that builds intimacy, connection and hope.
Does it feel like you and your spouse are having the same fight over and over again? These recurring disagreements often provide little resolution, leaving us feeling misunderstood and disconnected. This relationship dynamic is not only frustrating, it starts to impact our own individual happiness and health. I assist couples by helping them step back and view their own relationship dynamic in a way that brings about their true voice and intentions in the moments of anger, blame, disconnection and withdrawal. In this way, each partner can begin to hear and experience one another in a way that builds intimacy, connection and hope.
(865) 351-6099 View (865) 351-6099
Photo of Candis Cochran, Licensed Professional Counselor in Knoxville, TN
Candis Cochran
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37919  (Online Only)
Welcome! I applaud you for taking the steps to help yourself grow. I have over 10 years of experience helping people discover how to be the best version of themself. If you feel anxious, overwhelmed or depressed or feel that you are missing out, struggling to find joy or are becoming overly cynical I would love to talk with you and help you figure out what is missing. If you struggle with people pleasing, enabling, or over functioning this can also make life feel overwhelming but I would love to help. If you are struggling to connect with your partner or have a lot of miscommunications I can help you create a thriving marriage.
Welcome! I applaud you for taking the steps to help yourself grow. I have over 10 years of experience helping people discover how to be the best version of themself. If you feel anxious, overwhelmed or depressed or feel that you are missing out, struggling to find joy or are becoming overly cynical I would love to talk with you and help you figure out what is missing. If you struggle with people pleasing, enabling, or over functioning this can also make life feel overwhelming but I would love to help. If you are struggling to connect with your partner or have a lot of miscommunications I can help you create a thriving marriage.
(865) 518-8415 View (865) 518-8415
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P.J. Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CT, CCTP, BCD
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37919
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed therapist and hold specialty certifications in Grief/Thanantology (Association of Death Education and Counseling), Clinical Certified Trauma Professional (IATP) & EMDR Level II certification. I have worked with many clients following traumatic loss or those experiencing anxiety, depression, past or current abusive situations, post abortion stress syndrome (PASS), parenting special needs children, or chronic or life shortening illnesses. I also offer a monthly support group for those seeking healing after the suicide of a significant person in their life (see information in "groups" below)
I am a licensed therapist and hold specialty certifications in Grief/Thanantology (Association of Death Education and Counseling), Clinical Certified Trauma Professional (IATP) & EMDR Level II certification. I have worked with many clients following traumatic loss or those experiencing anxiety, depression, past or current abusive situations, post abortion stress syndrome (PASS), parenting special needs children, or chronic or life shortening illnesses. I also offer a monthly support group for those seeking healing after the suicide of a significant person in their life (see information in "groups" below)
(865) 498-9999 View (865) 498-9999
Photo of Bearden Behavioral Health, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Knoxville, TN
Bearden Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37922
I love to work with people from 20 to 90 whether you need someone to help you walk through a particularly rough patch or have had long term problems with abuse or trauma issues, substance use, depression, anxiety or self-harm. If you have childhood issues or problems in present day life I have an eclectic approach with a wealth of experience and expertise. If your goal is to identify what direction you want to go in and how to get where you want to be I am ready to take that journey with you.
I love to work with people from 20 to 90 whether you need someone to help you walk through a particularly rough patch or have had long term problems with abuse or trauma issues, substance use, depression, anxiety or self-harm. If you have childhood issues or problems in present day life I have an eclectic approach with a wealth of experience and expertise. If your goal is to identify what direction you want to go in and how to get where you want to be I am ready to take that journey with you.
(865) 830-1876 View (865) 830-1876
Photo of Sara F Cawood, Marriage & Family Therapist in Knoxville, TN
Sara F Cawood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37919
Most people have difficulty navigating major changes at some stage of life. I treat individuals, couples and families with such developmental or adjustment difficulty or general mental health issues such as depression & anxiety. I offer counseling for marital and relationship issues either with the couple or one of the individuals if the other is resistant to couples therapy. Other frequently seen issues include dealing with loss of partner or friend or family member due to death or divorce, and the problems associated with work or school stress.
Most people have difficulty navigating major changes at some stage of life. I treat individuals, couples and families with such developmental or adjustment difficulty or general mental health issues such as depression & anxiety. I offer counseling for marital and relationship issues either with the couple or one of the individuals if the other is resistant to couples therapy. Other frequently seen issues include dealing with loss of partner or friend or family member due to death or divorce, and the problems associated with work or school stress.
(865) 229-1278 View (865) 229-1278

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Number of Therapists in Knoxville, TN

600+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Knoxville, TN who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
66% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Optum
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Knoxville, TN see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Knoxville?

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.

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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.