Chronic Illness Therapists in Knoxville, TN

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Photo of Ailie Green, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Knoxville, TN
Ailie Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I particularly enjoy working with (but not limited to) anxiety, chronic illness /pain, stress, grief, and depression.
I hold a belief that we are all doing the very best we can with the skills and the knowledge that we have. I also hold a belief that sometimes we need support to step into healthier skills and gain new knowledge to grow and to heal. Being human is messy, imperfection is our only option, and wow that can be hard to sit with sometimes. Whether you are searching for support because you are deep in struggle or you are searching for support because you are interested in growing as a human, I am here for it! If this is your first interaction with therapy OR you've tried therapy and want to give it another go, you are so welcome here!
(629) 205-7984
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Knoxville, TN 37921
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Lauren Shockley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have extensive experience addressing individual concerns around anxiety, depression, self-esteem, emotion regulation, chronic illness , relationship issues, and more.
When you face challenges in your life, it's helpful to have support along the way. My role as a therapist is to work alongside you as a guide, not tell you what to do. Therapy sessions are a collaborative process, and they are aimed at empowering you to better understand yourself and to develop the coping skills necessary to live a more fulfilling life. Together, we will focus on your unique needs and explore meaningful changes you would like to see in your life so that you can be your most authentic self, and live a life of meaning and purpose.
(865) 419-7912
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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April Ella
Counselor, LPC-, MHSP-t, NCC, MS
Verified
Verified
Marital issues, eating disorders, life transitions, relationship issues, lack of self-esteem, self-awareness, and boundaries, marriage stressors and communication, depression and sadness, grief, fertility issues, loss of pregnancy, trauma, feeling overwhelmed, chronic illness , personal women's issues, aging concerns (health, hair loss, relationships), sexuality/shame (abuse, emptiness, STD's).
(865) 351-6215
Knoxville, TN 37923
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Kathy Paradis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Verified
I have experience helping clients cope with grief, chronic illness , and relationship conflict.
Now Accepting New Clients. Therapy is a collaborative endeavor. I partner with my clients to discover their goals and to identify the barriers that are obstructing their ability to move forward. It is an honor to be trusted by my clients, to hear their stories, and journey with them as they grow and find meaning in their lives. If you are interested in creating more authenticity in your life, it would be a privilege to partner with you.
(865) 327-2407
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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Wanda Komjathy
LPC-T, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are experiencing heaviness, stress, depression, and/or anxiety and are motivated in fostering change for yourself, I am here for you. Often, we all experience a wide variety of issues that life throws at us. Not so often do we have the tools in knowing and understanding how to cope with and adapt to these events in healthy ways. My purpose in my role is to provide these tools while openly navigating through some uncomfortable subjects along with you. I am someone you can be authentic with as well as secure.
(615) 622-2193
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Aubrey Noel McMillan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you ever feel like no one understands you? Do you often feel worried, stressed or alone? I would love try to validate your worth by setting goals with you that makes you feel that you matter. I believe in all forms of self-care and putting in the work to love yourself so you can hopefully have better quality of life. Life can be frustrating and full of obstacles so let's try to find a new path to create that gets you as close as possible to where you truly want to be. I am a firm believer that nature is inherently healing, and what a remarkable place to live in Tennessee to heal our brokenness.
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Anne Warwick Landry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSSW, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Now accepting new clients for wait-list. I provide a sliding scale. I come from a non-judgmental, client-centered approach and have years of experience working with adults, teens, and children in outpatient and inpatient settings. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Motivational Therapy and many other approaches. Contact me today for a free phone consultation.
(865) 234-9541
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Not accepting new clients
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P.J. Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CT, CCTP, BCD
Verified
Verified
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
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Knoxville, TN 37919
Not accepting new clients
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Kylie Piper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My practice is rooted in the conviction that every living being is worthy of compassion. I believe that everyone has a story to tell, and I would be honored to listen to yours. I specialize in the treatment of depressive & anxiety disorders, and I enjoy working with helping professionals who are facing compassion fatigue or burnout. I believe deeply in the human-animal bond, and I am honored to hold space for anyone who is struggling with the loss of a beloved pet or facing difficult decisions regarding their pet's medical needs.
(865) 413-8098
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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Whitney R Biggs
Counselor, MA, LPC-, MHSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
It takes courage to do what you are doing, and I commend you for taking the first step. Fear, anxiety, grief, and depression are emotions that we all experience. They aren’t unusual, but at times they can feel like a runaway train, stealing your thoughts, time, energy and happiness. I work together with my clients on managing and regulating these overwhelming thoughts and emotions, and help them to draw from their own strength to live a life that’s purposeful and fulfilling according to their values. You are the expert on you, and I will be there to give insight, feedback, and offer new perspectives and coping skills.
(865) 269-6144
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Ken O’Hearn
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am accepting new clients and have a rate of $50 per hour! I have over 25 years combined EMS and military experience as a paramedic. My passion is for Veterans, EMS, First Responders, and 911 Dispatchers. I have no misconceptions that families are affected by those who suffer from PTSD and need attention and compassion. Families are welcome for group therapy. My desire is to help those who find themselves lost in the abyss. I have been there. I know what you are going through. I can help you climb out of the chasm you find yourself in. I will give all that I am to help you and your family. I leave no man or woman behind.
(865) 509-9338
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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Not accepting new clients
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Cathy Chambers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
All of us encounter struggles throughout life. At times, those struggles can be overwhelming and challenge our ability to cope. During those times it is difficult and sometimes, impossible, to recognize our own inherent strength. Therapy can allow for a safe space to work through those struggles. I enjoy working with clients in developing self awareness of their own strengths. Together, we can then re-build or construct new ways to cope with life's stressors.
(865) 383-1131
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Knoxville, TN 37932
Not accepting new clients
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Terina Gillette
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-, MHSP(t), NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you struggling with stress or anxiety? Are you experiencing conflict in your relationships or marriage? Do you have a child that is struggling with focus, attention, or emotional regulation? Have you experienced grief, loss, or trauma? Are you uncertain about therapy because you are concerned the approach won't match your personal values? Do you wish you could find a therapist/coach that would be creative/unorthodox? I use a holistic and integrative approach to address areas of concern for families and individuals in a safe atmosphere of acceptance.
(865) 205-1074
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Not accepting new clients
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Ryan Boddy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
If you're feeling uncertain of your direction, "stuck" in your situation, and overwhelmed by the daily stress in your life, I would love the opportunity to help. I use several different approaches to therapy depending on your individual needs, and can help by working to identify and change unhealthy patterns, establish positive goals, and learn to minimize symptoms that act as a barrier between who you are now, and who you want to be.
(865) 268-8966
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Knoxville, TN 37923
Not accepting new clients
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Amanda McCune
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
During unexpected challenges in life, you may feel alone and as if no one fully understands your pain. You may even feel stuck and hopeless that things will ever improve or change. The decision to reach out for support is often scary, but an important and courageous step towards healing. Throughout my work hearing each person’s unique story, I have come to believe that meaningful connection and change is possible for everyone.
(865) 375-8084
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Knoxville, TN 37917
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Julius Melvin Jefferies
Licensed Professional Counselor, ASDCS, ELD, C-GC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Julius M. Jefferies is a Clinical Mental Health Therapist serving the Knox County area of Tennessee with specialties in a wide range of individual, couple, and group therapy interventions. His clinical experience in the last 15 years has focused on holistic, solution-focused therapy for both adolescents and adults who are living with autism, crisis, psychological disorder, trauma, and grief.  Julius earned a Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Freed-Hardeman University followed by specialty certifications in Grief Counseling, Autism Disorder Specialist intervention, and as an End of Life Doula.
(731) 327-4781
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Suzi Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you or your child needing guidance in expressing your FEELINGS and EMOTIONS appropriately? Does your child prefer an alternative approach utilizing ART and PLAY therapy? Do you or someone you know need help in making challenging decisions while being in alignment with your FAITH? Would you like to talk to someone who is CALM and NON-JUDGMENTAL? Have you or someone you know been dealing with issues of GRIEF and need someone to listen and help you navigate through the grief process?
(865) 205-9910
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Michelle Portman Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My clients often are experiencing a life that feels without meaning and control. A life that is filled with chronic stress. This stress results from conflict in our relationships and multiple roles in life. At other times,this stress is residue from unresolved life events that have depleted the ability to see through a lens of love. Life then naturally becomes driven by fear. If you are seeking to learn a way to create a life that feels worth living, despite any circumstance. I can teach you the way. The majority of my clients are experiencing anxiety, anger and depression in their daily life.
(865) 269-6125
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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Kelley Neufeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelley has extensive experience in working with individuals coping with caregiver fatigue, personal/professional burnout, anticipatory grief/loss, bereavement/complicated grief, life transitions, navigation of complex family and relational dynamics, coping with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and developing effective communication and self-care skills. Kelley has experience in working with specialty subpopulations to include geriatrics, couples, families, military and first responders, and those dealing with chronic and terminal illness.
(865) 205-7063
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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Mind Body Balance Center, LLC
MA, ACASD, HHP
Hello! My name is Madeline Blom and I am certified Bilingual Special Education Teacher with over 15 years of teaching and ABA experience. In addition to teaching, I am a certified Holistic Health Practitioner. I am an energetic and passionate professional who has a successful track record of teaching students with cognitive, physical, emotional, and behavioral issues. Helping parents raise healthier, more independent children with neurological issues through the teachings of ABA (NET), nutrition and improved temporal timing in the brain are something I’m also passionate about. Healthy families raise healthy children!
(865) 328-4322
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Knoxville, TN 37934
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What type of Knoxville mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Knoxville?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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