If you are new to therapy, you may have many images and ideas that come to mind. You may find it hard to make the initial call. You may have previous experience with therapy, but you may be searching for a new approach or  want to find a therapist you connect with. At Knoxville Behavioral &  Mental Health Services, we are happy to address any questions or concerns you might have prior to an appointment through email or phone consultation. 

In order for healing to occur, we  believe the connection between you and your therapist must be a good  fit.  We encourage open and continuous dialogues about our relationship. Please check our "About Us" section to learn more about our staff.

Once  an appointment is requested, you will be contacted to set up an initial time to meet. During this first visit,  we will gather background information in order to further discuss  therapeutic options available within our area of practice. This includes the various types of evidence-based treatments we offer, expected treatment duration, and possible referrals to individuals and/or agencies who  specialize in a particular area. At the end of the initial appointment, we will collaboratively decide if we are a good fit (e.g., personality styles, treatment options, fees, etc.). We want you to get the most out of our work together!

Therapy - We provide therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Therapy is a unique and personal experience. Our clinicians offer a variety of approaches to therapy, which enables us to find a better fit for your particular needs and style. 

  • Our therapists are trained in a variety of approaches, including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Focused Therapies, Marriage and Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, and Exposure Therapy

  • Therapy is offered in individual, group, and family formats within the clinic

  • Therapy is available for a variety of concerns, including: 
    • Anxiety including Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Separation Anxiety, Mutism, Social Anxiety, and School Anxiety/Refusal
    • Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicidal Ideation
    • Anger Management/Emotional Regulation
    • Grief and Loss
    • Abuse and Trauma

  • Family Concerns including Marital Challenges, Parental Separation/Divorce, Blending Families, Fostering/Adopting a Child, Parenting Stress, and Parent Training/Consultation

  • Adult Issues including Family Concerns mentioned above and Career/Life Goals