Knoxville, Tennessee Therapists

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Camden Morgante
Psy.D., MA
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Knoxville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Dr. Camden Morgante is a licensed clinical psychologist (License #3180) and therapist in Knoxville, Tennessee. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy for ages 16 and up. Life is all about relationships. You might be dealing with unhealthy...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

My clients find that I am slow to judge, open minded and eager to understand life from their perspective. My primary goal is to establish a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship. From that foundation we move forward, together, to address...
Rebecca Bailey
LPC-MHSP 4, MA
In-Person Sessions:

White House, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I am a friendly, empathetic, and encouraging mental health professional who utilizes a wide range of skills and techniques to help my clients achieve their goals. I have a master’s level education in mental health counseling and have received...
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Portland, Tennessee

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Tennessee, Kentucky

You are struggling with life. Maybe you believe that you are "at fault." Perhaps your past is catching up to you and your relationships, work performance, or health are starting to suffer. You want more for your life. You want better! Your mind and...
Melissa Russiano
LCSW, LISW, CDWF
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, Tennessee

Melissa Russiano is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice for the last twelve years after a career in non-profit administration. She also works as a professor in the Master of Social Work program at Simmons University....
Anna Cook
PMHNP-BC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Dr. Anna Cook is a doctorally prepared Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating various mental health conditions. As an experienced healthcare professional, she will make your mental health...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Crystal DeBerry teaches in the Social Work department for The University of Memphis and Union University. She is the founder of Indomitable Families Affected by Incarceration, Inc and the owner of DeNovo Clinical Strategies, LLC. Mrs. DeBerry is...
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Memphis, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee, Arkansas

Sometimes life throws curve balls, causing a rollercoaster of emotions that seems difficult to handle. Maybe you were once confident, but due to life stressors, you find that you now lack the motivation to get moving again? Maybe life just seems...
Sarah Beacham
LMFT, MA
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Brentwood, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I use an integrative and systemic approach to meet each client where they are based upon their needs, goals and unique personalities. I recognize the body-mind-spirit connection and seek to foster a safe space for emotional expression and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kentucky, Tennessee

Struggling to cope with or find meaning in a loss, disappointment, or trauma? Or, perhaps you just want to become your best self and live your optimal life? I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of experience who offers teletherapy through...
Krystal Fortney
LPC-MHSP 4
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Krystal Fortney is a licensed professional counselor with a designation in mental health for the state of Tennessee; she is a National Certified Counselor, and a Mandatory Pre-Screening Agent. Krystal received her Bachelor of Science degree in...
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Knoxville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Hello everyone. I hope all is well. I have been I. The area since 1995. My passion is helping people.
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Nashville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I have been working for over 30 years helping my clients explore the barriers that keep them from living a more fulfilling life and lifestyle. We work together to understand how traumatic experiences may be blocking their progress toward a happier...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee, Arkansas

I'm interested in helping you find healing and a sense of empowerment as you strive to live life to its fullest potential. Together, we can get there. Do you need to improve your social or coping skills or boost your self-esteem? I can help with...
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Nashville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Growing up in Atlanta, GA. I attended The Lovett School and completed my BS. in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. After receiving my M.A. in Counseling at Denver Seminary, I completed my certification as a School...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

You deserve to feel better! Hi, I’m Doug, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice. Simply put, my goal is to help my clients feel better and get the most out of life. The way I see it, the decision to get counseling is a sign...
Leah Newman
LPC-MHSP 4, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

Leah Newman, LPC-MHSP, MEd, MS Specialties: Sexuality, Gender, & Alternative Spirituality Are you looking for an LGBT Counselor or coach in Tennessee? Or perhaps you are looking for someone who is comfortable and knowledgeable about alternative...
Patricia Maynard
LPC-MHSP 4, LPC-Supervisor 1
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I received my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. I am currently licensed in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor, with Mental Health Service Provider designation (LPC-MHSP). I am a...
April Tyson
LPC-MHSP 4
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I am a native to Nashville. I've spent the last 13 yrs in the helping profession. I have worked with domestic violence, substance abuse, anger problems, assessments for courts and child protective services, and several years working with severe and...
Allan Katz
LPC, MS
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Memphis, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee, Mississippi

Allan is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC/MHSP) in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi. He is a Certified Addiction Counselor, certified by the state of Mississippi (CAT) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified by IITAP, the...
Christie Bates
LPC in MS, LPC-MHSP in TN
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee, Mississippi

My clients are bright, creative people - sometimes a bit weary of therapy at first - who regain confidence in the process due to the work we do. I've worked in residential trauma-focused settings to help people of all genders address and resolve...
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Knoxville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Knoxville, Tennessee and the owner of Gypsy Soul Knox. I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, eating disorders, and child development. I work with a wide range of...
Holli Quinn
LPC-MHSP 4
In-Person Sessions:

Hendersonville, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I graduated with my degree in Community Counseling in 2006 and have been employed as mental health counselor consistently since then! I became licensed in 2009 and opened my private practice in 2013. I now run a group therapy practice called The...
Kristin Money
LPC-MHSP 4, M.Ed., NCC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Tennessee

I have been a trauma therapist since 2014. I specialize in trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, traumatic grief and grief.

Mental Health Resources Knoxville, Tennessee

The famous city of Knoxville is in Knox County, Tennessee. It boasts an impressive population of 187,347 residents as of 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the third largest city in the state of Tennessee. Knoxville is known for its exquisite location in the Great Appalachian Valley. The town is amenity-laden with plenty of theaters, museums, restaurants, shopping centers, and more. Knoxville is not light on entertainment, even sporting its very own massive 53-acre zoo.

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cable networks. Job opportunity is the number one motivation behind why people want to move to and around the city. However, the job market is not as strong as some might think in Knoxville. And, for those who get a job, maintaining it is another challenge, with layoffs happening every day. The income per capita in the city of Knoxville is 23% lower than the national average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But, the large number of high-income people is likely a cause of a greater problem the city is going through. Experts say the city of Knoxville is experiencing a mental health crisis. So is the entire state of Tennessee. Let’s go over what mental health care looks like in Knoxville, what’s to blame for the poor status quo, and what you can do if you need counseling.

As previously mentioned, the concern of mental health is not one relegated to Knoxville alone. Instead, the entire state is experiencing a mental health crisis. As per a 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America, the prevalence of mental illnesses among Tennessee adults is higher than in 47 other states (Including the District of Columbia). When grading Tennessee’s level of access to mental health care, the state was ranked 48th again, making it one of the worst states for seeking out treatment for mental illness. In this context, and for the future, mental illness refers to any disorder of the mind, ranging from anxiety and clinical depression to PTSD. But, what is causing the rate of mental illness to be so high?

Firstly, Knoxville has a major crime problem. County officials have described crime as being rampant in the streets. According to statistics from the FBI, the overall crime rate in the city of Knoxville is a whopping 127% higher than the national average. It is no secret that crime is one of Knoxville’s most prolific problems and something needs to be done. However, crime has a strong correlation with mental illness. Areas that have a lot of crime tend to have higher rates of mental illness among their citizens. Unfortunately, Knoxville does not appear to be an exception.

While the cost of living in Knoxville is relatively low, especially compared to other cities of similar sizes, employment is still a problem. The number of people living below the federal poverty level is 76% higher than the rest of the nation, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. Poverty is a statistic of extreme concern, as it correlates heavily with other negative statistics, such as crime. There is also a link between poverty and mental illness. Growing up in an impoverished manner contributes to mental illness, statistically speaking.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Knoxville, Tennessee

Regrettably, the majority of people living in Knoxville who need treatment will not receive any. According to Mental Health America, 56% of American adults with a mental illness will not receive any care whatsoever. The penalties for lack of treatment are significant. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, mood-affecting disorders, such as bipolar disorder, are the third most common cause of hospitalization for Americans between the ages of 18 and 44.

What is to blame for the abysmal lack of access to care for mental illnesses in Knoxville? Experts believe the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals, poorly crafted and executed policies, stigma, and poverty are the causes of the access to care problem. A 2016 report from the Health Resources and Services Administration detailed an extreme shortage of 250,000 workers in the mental health care provider industry.

Additionally, the inhabitants of Knoxville are more likely to be uninsured than the average American. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 14.2% of those in Knoxville lack any form of health insurance. The national average is estimated to be 8.8%. The absence of insurance combined with a low income makes therapy and other forms of treatment largely unaffordable.