I provide counseling services to adolescents and young adults on a wide range of issues and challenges. Here are a few of the areas that I commonly address:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma experiences
  • Self esteem and identity 
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Anger 
  • Personality Disorders
  • Grief

Treatment options include individual therapy once a week or more depending on the severity of current issues. I also can see clients bi weekly or once a month. Each session will last between 45-55 minutes. It is imperative that I meet with or check in with the parents and caregivers when I see their child to ensure continuity of care. Parents/Caregivers are an integral part of treatment to ensure skills are utilized at home and school. 

Intake process:

The first session that we meet together will be spent gathering information regarding your current symptoms, your mental health and medical history, family medical and mental health history. We will also spend time creating a treatment plan together. There will be paperwork to fill out during your first visit as well so please arrive a few minutes early, if possible. Please come prepared with your insurance card and a form of identification as well. 

 

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Below are some resources regarding various topics

General Mental Health:

Mobile Crisis Numbers:

Adults should call 1-855-274-7471 and you will be routed to a trained crisis specialist in your area. 

Children/Adolescents in Blount, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, and Sevier Counties should call: 865-539-2409; services are provided by Helen Ross McNabb

Children/Adolescents in Cocke, Union, Jefferson, Roane, and Anderson Counties should call: 866-791-9224; services are provided by Youth Villages

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8225

Depression/Anxiety:

Trauma/PTSD:

Helpful/Credible Blogs: