Parenting Therapists in Knoxville, TN

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Stephanie Ann Harness-Gambill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with clients who are struggling with mood disorders, grief, trauma, guilt and shame, and individuals who feel dismayed by life changes such as divorce, parenting , and midlife.
Walking with people through some of their most difficult times is an honor and a responsibility that I do not take lightly. I have worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults in my career as a social worker. I am passionate about working with individuals who desire to do their own personal growth work, and families wishing to develop healthier boundaries and communication patterns that honor authenticity, connection, and compassion.
(865) 213-7341
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Susan Stirewalt
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP(t), NCC
Verified
Verified
Currently accepting new clients! If your child or teen is going through a difficult season or needs help managing big emotions, it helps to have a therapist partner with you to find ways to support them. Traditional talk therapy can be difficult for young children because their capacity for verbal processing is limited. I use expressive modalities including play therapy, art, and sand tray to connect with children and teens where they are and to help them process emotions and develop effective coping skills. I am also a registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator and can provide classes in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.
(865) 276-8921
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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Built to Bond, Inc. Attachment Institute
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, BCPC, CTS, CDVC, NCCE
Verified
Verified
If you are broken and in need of healing from abuse and trauma and/or are trying to parent a "child forgotten" you have come to the right place. Suffering through the aftermath of sexual abuse, domestic violence, emotional abuse, foster care and extreme neglect often makes it nearly impossible to trust others, which is a necessary starting point for healthy relationship formation. Built to Bond, Inc. is designed to enable you to make sense of your trauma and begin the healing process from a Christian perspective through the "Treat PTSD with PTSD to get PTSD" treatment modality.
(865) 685-5895
Knoxville, TN 37931
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Melissa Rose
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, -MHSP, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am currently on maternity leave and will return May 1, 2023. As an experienced child and family therapist, I am committed to helping families become happy, healthy, and whole. My area of expertise includes early childhood development, trauma, and childhood mental health. I am experienced in the treatment of a wide range of issues including ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, and behavioral issues. Other issues I commonly work with are emotion dysregulation, school-related difficulties, and parenting challenges.
(865) 269-9047
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Charles E. Galyon
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I offer parent or school consultations and direct treatment.
I currently have a long waitlist! I understand the concern and confusion that parents may have when their child experiences difficulties in school, home, or elsewhere. I believe in working together with parents to help their children. I take time to get to know my clients so I can offer the most appropriate, individualized care for them. I trained in educational and behavioral psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In addition to direct treatment services, I am able to provide evaluations with extensive reports to aid in treatment planning.
(865) 622-4383
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Felicia Nicole Reid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC, LPCS-C, LCMHC, PC, Mediatr
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Currently accepting therapy and court related clients! Family court mediation services (divorce, alimony, child support, custody, parenting agreements) probate court services are offered in SC & TN. If your marriage, relationship, or overall life needs to be revitalized, we're here to help. Specialties- psychological evaluations, CALOCUS, family/marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, individual counseling, ADHD diagnosis, relationship issues, workplace issues, life adjustment issues, court mandated therapy, expert witness services, supervised visitation/exchanges, and home studies. We accept most insurances & self-pay clients.
(864) 374-2473
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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HopeNation
Verified
Verified
Does your child, teen or young adult (up to age 26) struggle to experience the best that life has to offer? As a parent do you have challenges that create overwhelm and distance between you and your child? As a young adult, are you at a loss for how to handle what life throws your way? HopeNation therapists offer hope and healing to children, teens, young adults and their families by empowering our clients to take charge of their lives. Proven interventions are used within a supportive and non-judgmental space that allows growth and transformation to take hold and flourish. You are not alone, reach out and connect today...
(877) 290-0557
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Knoxville, TN 37934
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Jillian Creswell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with challenges related to daily stressors, past trauma or life transitions? Are you the parent of a child who is struggling with emotional or behavioral difficulties? I understand that change can be scary, and I am here to help clients through this process. I am passionate about my work with young adults, children and adolescents, and often utilize play therapy and creative interventions for my clients. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework.
(865) 270-4729
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Knoxville, TN 37917
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Mona Marie Williams-Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Clients who have wounds, especially interpersonal ones, find that they feel heard without judgement when working with me. I don't get embarrassed or surprised and I think clients find I am warm, genuine, open-minded and respectful. My experience is heavily focused on trauma, especially interpersonal; anxiety; and parenting challenges. Talking with people in counseling is a gift people share with me and I am honored when I can be a part of someone's "story." With 20 years of clinical experience, I have had many opportunities to help people navigate changes in their lives. I believe in the importance of connectedness.
(865) 830-6039
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Summer Bryant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, to parenting support, addiction, marital counseling and beyond.
As a therapist, my goal is to build a relationship with you so that I can walk alongside you in your journey to emotional health, in a safe and comfortable environment. While we cannot change dfficult situations from the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a tough time or are ready to take a new direction in your life, I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
(865) 229-1302
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Knoxville, TN 37931
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Jeff Cockerham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, MSc, MDiv
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Stressed? Have difficult relationships, marriage, or parenting ? Anxious? Depressed? Do you ever wonder, "Why do I do the things I do?" Ever wish for a better life? We will walk together to find answers to these questions and then decide on tools to help you live the life you desire.
I am currently accepting new clients. I specialize in couples (Gottman Method - Level 2), depression, anxiety, anger, and religious trauma. I am not accepting insurance at this time. Both in-person and telehealth appointments are available. If you'd like to make an appointment, click here: www.jeff-cockerham-lpc-mhsp.square.site/
(865) 351-2646
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Knoxville, TN 37918
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Stacy P Park
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
From the individual facing grief, to the parent coping with childhood struggles, to the individual considering a relationship change, I enjoy learning about those I meet in the therapy relationship.
I find it a true honor to have had the opportunity to work for over 30 years with individuals and families in varying levels of distress (inpatient, crisis work, outpatient). I believe that it takes courage to face change and look forward to meeting you and to committing to joining you on your journey. To share my style of compassion and positivity, I take a "glass half full" view of life and pledge to help guide others toward finding their "real truth".
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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Sarah McNamara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi I'm Sarah, therapist and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional. It is my privilege & passion to partner with women and families on their journey to and through pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, grief and loss and early parenting . I am certainly no stranger to the messiness of motherhood. At Ready Nest Counseling, I provide specialized services for women and families in this hard, beautiful season.
(865) 409-2168
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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Kindal Akers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in helping individuals and families heal from and cope with the impact of issues like trauma, abuse, grief, loss, adoption, attachment problems, anxiety, depression, life transitions, parenting challenges, family conflict, relationship struggles, and postpartum and women's issues. I believe every client I see is more than their problems or labels. I complete a thorough assessment, so I can customize treatment to meet clients where they are and help them toward their goals. I also create a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere that allows for reflection and healing.
(865) 205-0967
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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Kathy Paradis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping clients navigate through life transitions such as: newlywed, new parent , empty nest, job change, retirement, and divorce.
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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Jordan Haynes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Training (PCIT) & Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Welcome! For the past seven years, my passion has been to help facilitate personal growth in young children, adolescents, and teens. My primary focus is to be someone you can turn to in a time of need. The stress of growing up in today's ever-changing society can be overwhelming. I would like to join you on your journey to develop the skills necessary to overcome those stressors by teaching you the skills needed. I like to practice from an unconditional, supportive therapist role, in a relaxing environment. I am dedicated to using all my resources to help achieve peace & happiness in your lives!
(865) 205-6277
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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Jarrod L Justice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NCC, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi there! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in the heart of Knoxville who works with college students, young professionals, dating couples, marriages, and families. I provide counseling for both men and women, who need help with: anxiety, depression, stress, new romantic relationships, relational problems, communication, conflict resolution, physical intimacy issues, sexual health concerns, parenting concerns, family dynamics, addictions, career-path decisions, premarital counseling, and life transitions.
(865) 269-6516
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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Suzi Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I work with children ages 5 and up, trauma victims, behavior problems, ADHD, parenting , domestic violence perpetrators, anger management as well as people of different cultures and faiths.
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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Ronald Richard Brown
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is one who is willing to work on his or her issues and concerns. I work well with clients dealing with depression and anxiety. I am also providing psychological assessments for a local attorney assisting individuals with their immigration concerns. I offer Testing and Management for ADD/ADHD, also Psychological Evaluations for Spinal Cord and Gastric Bypass Surgeries. I specialize in Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Management of Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Impulse, Grief or Loss, Panic, Pre-Marital, Marital and Divorce Therapy, Domestic Violence, Life Coaching, Parenting Skills Training, Christian Counseling, and Sports Psychology.
(865) 329-6249
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Knoxville, TN 37918
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Mannie (Amanda) D Switzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I love to create a safe place for healing and growth. Whether you are looking to start therapy for the first time or you are trying it again, our time together is centered around your goals. My areas of interest and experience include helping people work through issues related to trauma, anxiety, parenting , relationships, and substance use. I work with adults and children, and especially enjoy serving the LGBTQIA+ and international communities.
(865) 217-2527
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.