As an OT, I work with children and adults - with or without a formal diagnosis - to help them feel more calm and comfortable in their bodies so that they can participate successfully and happily in everyday life. I use a sensory integration approach and work with children and adults whose difficulties may look like: sensitivity to textures or sounds, limited diet, clumsiness or poor coordination, easily overwhelmed, difficulty maintaining attention, or trouble with change/transitions.
I have provided counseling to many with panic & anxiety, navigating uncertain times, negative sense of self, relationships challenges (setting boundaries, healthy communication), understanding and managing emotions, developing or reaching a goal, grief/loss, finding meaning or motivation, and more. I find that moving through these challenging situations requires (1) an understanding of the experience, (2) skills to manage today and (3) a plan/direction to go forward. This provides relief, skills, and a positive outlook on the future.
I work with millennials who are driven to find their most authentic selves, and who possess a deep desire to live a life that's a true reflection of who they are and their values. Millennials find ourselves sandwiched between two very different generations. We've been tasked with learning a brand new way of living. One that will leave us feeling fulfilled, rather than empty. Inspired rather than soulless. To live a life driven by purpose and passion, and show the world it's possible to do so. Working together, we'll explore how to break free from learned toxic relationship patterns, societal expectations, and outdated gender roles.
OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS, JUST CALL 865-219-3615 TO SCHEDULE A SESSION. If you need a Substance Abuse Disorder Assessment or A&D Education as required by the court or your work place, I can help with that also. If you are a parent who is fearful about your child's choices, I am here to help. In any of these situations, think of me as a professional who has been in the field for 10 years and works in a compassionate, non-judgmental way. ALSO OFFERING NICOTINE CESSATION SESSIONS INDIVIDUALLY AND IN GROUP SESSIONS.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MA, WFR
I work with men of all ages who are trying to find their path. Life transitions are difficult, but every person has great potential. When anxiety, depression or negative thought patterns take hold, they can obscure your path forward. Though it is important to address these symptoms, I put the greatest focus on what is beneath. I believe that once you identify what you want and know what stands in your way and how to overcome it, you are more motivated to work towards your goals.
Now accepting new clients! Are you afraid to share your feelings with your loved ones? Is your partner not open to therapy? Do recent events leave you scared of the future? Do you want to deepen your existing relationships? Do you want to reduce your anxiety and depression, and improve the lives of your children and community? A satisfying relationship could be the key to your mental and physical health. If you identify as a creative, caregiver, highly sensitive person, living with chronic pain or illness, people-pleaser, perfectionist, romantic, or security-oriented you will benefit most from a relational approach to therapy.
Hello! I'm glad you're here. I think it was John Lennon who said, "Life is what happens while we're making other plans." At mid-life, you may find yourself coping with transitions that are harder than you expected. A potential career change. A big move. Getting used to an empty nest or helping aging parents. Even managing success in life, or business, can be tough. Sometimes, it all gets to the best of us and we find ourselves overwhelmed, burned out or a little lost. But know this: you can get help. You will find your footing again. And this is a good place to start.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, NCC, CCH
My goal as a therapist is to help you find your true self and the ideal path for your life. Oftentimes, our true selves and paths get buried under the hurt from the past, the auto-pilot of the present, and the fears of the future. Together, we will address that which holds you back from your true self and path. I will support you as you explore thoughts, experiences, patterns, beliefs, and emotions; and together we will find and identify your inner strength so that you can feel more grounded and rooted in the person you want to become.
Couples seek therapy when the stability of the most important relationship of their adult lives is in jeopardy: a sense of connection has been lost, intimacy isn’t a priority, problems have become difficult to resolve, stress and emotions are high, communication isn’t clear, misunderstandings are common. Sound familiar? Fortunately, it’s possible to interrupt negative cycles and redefine (and expand!) relationships.
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and encouraging them and giving them hope. I believe in balanced living and looking at how issues are effecting us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. I believe in looking at things from a Christian Worldview but work with people from all viewpoints.
As a therapist, I believe in meeting my clients exactly where they are in their healing journey. Too frequently, we create unrealistic expectations of ourselves and find it difficult to give ourselves space to breathe. I enjoy helping my clients to utilize coping skills, restore emotional regulation, and challenge cognitive distortions. Most importantly, I strive to create a genuine atmosphere for my clients to engage in healing and change.
Seeking help can be hard, but what can be even harder is walking through a difficult time or situation alone. Often times, struggles with things such as anxiety, poor decision making, or just not living true to one’s self is made worse when you are not supported. Having someone to talk to, sometimes outside of your social circle, may allow you to come through these times and situations faster, easier, and better than if you battle it alone. These discussions can help you identify further support systems and coping skills while also exploring action steps for your struggles.
I have experience as a therapist in outpatient mental health clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, substance abuse treatment centers and schools. With 9 years of serving both individuals and family systems, I have addressed a vast array of symptoms related to mental health concerns. I tend to focus on the whole body and its connections. I understand counseling as growth, much in the same way a tree grows. In counseling we honor our roots, noting where we came from while stretching our branches high and reaching for what we wish to become.
Whether you are clumsy, always “on the go”, have difficulty managing emotions and/or concentrating, or are sensitive to things like lights, sounds, food, or textures in clothing, occupational therapy may help with life’s day-to-day stressors. As an OT, I collaborate with children, adults, and their families to find and refine solutions for a more meaningful life. Using a client-centered approach, I use the strengths and interests of my client to help manage stress and improve areas of life that may be difficult.
I am sorry but I am not currently taking new client appointments. I encourage you to take a moment to think about what you are looking for and what you need. Maybe you know what needs to change or have no idea. My hope would be to help you figure that out. That might mean I work with you, your family or children.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, MSW
Happiness is already within you, the key to unlocking it is reaching within and seeing what is causing your distress, and learning how to change how you automatically react with emotional clarity, improved coping skills and enhanced mindset. Healing can feel big and overwhelming. There’s a reason we don’t like to do it alone. A safe space is a great way to address pain and big feelings. I can help you create the best version of yourself. I love to help people just like you learn the tools and skills they need to rediscover new hopes and sense of happiness.
My goal is to provide my clients with a safe non-judgemental space to grow emotionally. Together we are able to create individual unique plans that allow individuals and families to function in their desired capacity.
First of all, there is nothing wrong with you, okay? You are inherently whole and worthy just as you are. You are so much more than what has happened to you or what you are struggling with right now. Even if it feels like that’s all you can think about, there are time-tested tools we can use to get you or your child back to living the life you want to live. I am passionate about ending the cycle of generational anxiety and trauma by guiding parents through the landmines of their past and supporting children and families to become more connected and more present with each other. I would love to work with you if…
I am not able to take new clients at this time. Seeing a counselor doesn't mean you are "crazy" or weak. We all have times in our lives when we feel stuck and need help in getting ourselves or our family out of the patterns that aren't working for us. I strive to provide a personal, comfortable experience for my clients where they can learn to utilize their own strengths to develop the life and relationships they want. I hope to help people gain a better understanding of how their thoughts and experiences are influencing their emotions and provide practical feedback to guide you towards the life you want.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Maryville are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Maryville then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Maryville, or Child Psychologists in Maryville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Maryville psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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. Psychologists in Maryville specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.