Sex Therapy in Knoxville, TN

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S. David Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Hall is trained in sex therapy and specialize in working with people from religious backgrounds.
Dr. Stephen "David" Hall is the clinic director and co-owner of Haven Counseling Center. Whether your struggle is with relationships, anxiety, spiritual concerns, sexual health, or just personal growth; Dr. Hall would love the chance to help you work through these difficult parts of life. Dr. Hall has a particular interest in music, movies, art, and stories in general, and tries to use the theory and craft of story as a way to help the people he works with find new ways to see their lives and possible solutions.
(865) 409-5001
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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$150 per session
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Justin Friel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm a trained sex therapist specializing in concerns relating to sex , sexuality , gender identity, & LGBT+ concerns.
Life is hard. It can be confusing and full of pain and loss, as well as growth and joy. Our pasts too often crowd into our present, and our fear of the future too often holds us hostage. Sometimes we’re just at a loss, asking questions like “who am I anyway,” “why does this keep happening” or “why do I keep doing this.” Or maybe you are facing some inner conflict between parts of yourself, and it is getting in the way of how they want to live their lives. These and many other things are the sorts of things that often bring someone to counseling, and they are the things that many of my clients face. I’m here to help with that.
(865) 234-9514
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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$150 per session
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Marci S Burroughs
Psychologist, PhD, CST
Verified
Verified
My main clinical focus is on sexual concerns and sexuality including gender identity, sexual orientation, mismatched libidos, ED and more. I provide a non-judgmental environment for people who identify as LGBTQ+, poly, nonmonogamous and kink to explore their concerns within the context of their lifestyle. With over 20 years of experience, I find it rewarding to work with clients to address their concerns whether it be a common problem of living, concerns with their sexuality / sex life, relationship issues, a mental health disorder or any combination of the above.
(865) 213-7517
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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$200 (individual)$225 (couples)
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Dr. Mesha Ellis, Relationship & Sex Therapist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist, and Certified Gottman Therapist.
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Is the conflict in your family extreme? Are you struggling to coparent effectively? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
(629) 216-3559
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Knoxville, TN 37996
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Florence Paquet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I provide sex therapy that integrates mind, body, and spirit. I work with individuals and partners seeking to improve their sexual connection and unleash their sexuality from trauma, conflict and shame. I work well with folks who enjoy an alternative approach that incorporates meditation, tarot, reiki, somatic (body) work, and psychedelic assisted therapy as desired. I see my role in therapy as a facilitator of pleasure and a fellow hand in the dark as we walk towards your innate wisdom, strength, and light. I am sex -positive, trauma-informed, and LGBTQIA, poly, and kink/lifestyle-friendly.
(217) 284-2840
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Knoxville, TN 37917
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$175 (individual)$175 (couples)
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Nashville Sex Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, JD
Verified
Verified
As a sex therapist, I specialize in treating sexual issues. These often include relationship challenges and sexual problems such as lack of desire/low libido, difficulty with arousal, premature ejaculation and trouble reaching orgasm. Anxiety about sexual performance, lost intimacy, sexual abuse, infidelity, menopause, illness and aging can also interfere with sexual satisfaction. Sex therapy addresses problematic or illegal sexual behaviors, sexual compulsivity, paraphilias and fetishes. Clients benefit from exploring issues surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity, asexuality, polyamory and kink. I am passionate about helping clients overcome the issues that affect their sexuality so that they more fully enjoy life.
(615) 651-6590
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Knoxville, TN 37902
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$200 per session
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Terina Gillette
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-, MHSP(t), NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have extensive training, education, experience, and certifications in trauma care, marriage/family matters, sexuality , and functional brain health.
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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$115 (individual)$125 (couples)
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Jarrod L Justice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I facilitate the Prepare/Enrich inventory for premarital couples, and hold a certificate in Christian Sex Therapy to professionally care for issues surrounding sexuality .
Hi there! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist 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, and life transitions.
(865) 269-6516
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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$147 per session
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David Montgomery Harb
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
22 Endorsed
Verified
22 Endorsed
My areas of special focus include nontraditional relationships, high-conflict couples, entertainment industry stressors, creative blocks and artistic inspiration, sex therapy , mood and personality disorders, as well as spiritual and existential crisis.
Hi, I’m David. As the founder and clinical director of the Nashville Therapy Group, I can match you with a gifted therapist who is the best fit for your unique needs, or if you think we’re the right fit, we can work together as you make your way towards lasting positive change. As your therapist, we’ll explore your thoughts and feelings, and I’ll offer a fresh perspective using the latest evidence-based interventions. We will identify your potential for growth and challenge the beliefs and behaviors that keep you and your loved ones from experiencing happiness, harmony, and health.
(615) 697-4781
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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Rebecca Deardorff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Have you struggled to find a therapist who respects your individuality while challenging you to grow? My name is Rebecca, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eight years of experience in Tennessee and North Carolina. I am passionate about supporting people through their lives ups and downs. My counseling style is focused on the client. I believe they are experts in their own life, and I am here to support them make the changes they want to make in their life. I enjoy working with and have experience with LGBTQ+ clients, and I am poly, sex , and kink knowledgeable. -Openings begin in January 2023-
(629) 201-7754
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Knoxville, TN 37912
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$105 (individual)$150 (couples)
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The Briggs Institute, Inc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We work with clients managing issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, addiction, work-life balance, corporate consulting, entertainment industry stressors, couple conflict, divorce, sexual and physical trauma, sex therapy , and parenting issues,.
“How can I make things better?” Whether you’re managing mental health issues like anxiety or depression or existing in a dissatisfying relationship, you’ve probably asked yourself many versions of this question. If you’re willing to work hard and are open to making changes, know that you have every reason to believe you can enjoy a healthier and happier life. Our purpose is to help our clients know what changes they may need to make in order to reach their goals. We are eager to serve and look forward to working with you.
(615) 991-6214
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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Tamara Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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$90 per session
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George Mack
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I strive for my clients to feel comforted and safe while they heal. I also offer telehealth for individuals who are not reasonably located near my practice or prefer therapy at their location. I consider myself a Rogerian therapist as I feel that a clinician has to be empathetic and genuine and display strong positive regard for the client.
(423) 556-3739
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Knoxville, TN 37901
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$75 (individual)$75 (couples)
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Katherine Campbell
NCC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Katherine has a passion for sharing space with clients where they feel heard, safe, and able to grow beyond shame. Katherine believes that with the right environment and relationships an individual can learn to thrive in their life rather than struggle to survive. Katherine takes a humanistic approach to counseling and finds incorporating person-centered, feminist, and gestalt therapeutic methods assist clients in understanding who they are and how they want to live their lives. Katherine enjoys working with clients who find themselves in a season of confusion or loss and may want to renew themselves or create a new path.
(865) 419-9293
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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$90 (individual)$135 (couples)
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Travis Kobler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, ACS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
There is a major difference in 'feeling alone' and 'being alone'. Loneliness in the midst of crisis can feel suffocating, especially in our marriages and/or relationships. The counseling process can be a therapeutic alliance when all else feels lost and hopeless. Asking for help can be a very difficult process, but it is a vital first step towards healing and wellness. Let's partner up and journey together. Our motto is "Because no one should have journey alone".
(865) 355-0905
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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$95 per session
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Dayle Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC(T), MHSP(T)
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
A warm hello. I work with individuals and couples, helping them navigate life's challenges. I am person-centered and strengths-focused, meeting my clients with genuine, heart-centered quality care. Utilizing EMDR, CBT, DBT, and a variety of other modalities through a relational approach ensures individualized treatment for each client I see. I am LGBTQ+ affirming. Sitting with my clients is a magnificent journey that I’m truly honored to be part of. Don't hesitate to reach out - I look forward to meeting you!
(865) 426-1255
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Knoxville, TN 37923
$95 (individual)$130 (couples)
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Michele Aguilar
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you feeling burnt out or having issues struggling with all of life’s obstacles? I get that. Let’s work through it together. I hope to help assist and support you in gaining the skills needed to successfully overcome the obstacles that you are facing as we are on this healing journey together.
(865) 346-3857
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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$100 (individual)$120 (couples)
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Lyons View Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Verified
Dr. Smelcer has over 15 years of clinical experience specializing in treating depression, anxiety, addiction disorders including behavioral addictions, trauma, grief, sexual identity concerns, premarital, life transitions, ADHD, LGBTQ and childhood disorders. Dr. Smelcer is passionate about helping clients gain insight and build from their strengths to make changes that improve their overall functioning.
(865) 344-6076
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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Carrie Joy Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carrie's background and training is in Substance Abuse and Integrative Mental Health Counseling. After a very rewarding and joyful career of raising five children, Carrie discovered her passion for psychology, counseling, and the clients she has been honored to work with. Nothing is quite as rewarding as watching a client during an "aha" moment or hearing about a particularly difficult challenge successfully overcome. Nothing touches the soul quite as much as someone trusting you with their deepest of pains.
(813) 541-0145
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Knoxville, TN 37921
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$140 per session
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Stina Nesbit
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, RYT, NCC, LPCMHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Many of my clients have a lot of knowledge about both themselves and mental health issues yet they still find themselves stuck in the same patterns. I love working with my clients to help them create a deeper understanding of their core issues, process emotional and cognitive barriers, and then make the changes they want in their lives.
(865) 448-4204
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Knoxville, TN 37920
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$100 (individual)$125 (couples)

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Sex Therapy

Who is sex therapy for?

Sex problems are common in relationships. Many people want a better sex life and want to feel loved and desired by their partner. It is difficult for couples to resolve sexual problems on their own because people often feel ashamed to talk about their sexual desires fearing they are not normal, when in fact a very broad range of preferences and behaviors are normal. A sex therapist can help clarify this and other matters.

Why do people need sex therapy?

Many people do not know how to talk about their erotic needs or their emotional needs, both of which are addressed in sex therapy. Couples often live with sexual difficulties for years before seeking help, and in that time, partners may experience so much disappointment and alienation that they may fear their problems mean they are incompatible. Once people experience disappointment, it is difficult to find resolution without help.

What happens in sex therapy?

People have many misconceptions about what takes place in sex therapy. First, it is a form of talk therapy in which partners discuss their sexual concerns; it does not involve touching or physical exploration of any kind. Sex therapy typically helps couples get comfortable talking to each other about sex so that, in the privacy of their home life, they can openly discuss their sexual desires and make decisions about what they want to do. Couples are typically assigned activities to do at home that build intimacy skills.

What kinds of problems do sex therapists treat?

Very often, partners differ in their degree of sexual desire and struggle over how often to have sex. Or they may have fights about porn use or have difficulty connecting sexually after one partner is unfaithful. Men may have problems with premature ejaculation. Women may find themselves struggling to become aroused or to achieve an orgasm. Sometimes partners feel like they have lost the sense of attraction to their partner. These are all common issues dealt with in sex therapy.