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As an individual who has experienced anxiety and depression, I understand the value of having support to help you navigate through these issues. I wo... As an individual who has experienced anxiety and depression, I understand the value of having support to help you navigate through these issues. I would love to be that support for you and walk alongside you as you become the best version of yourself! Read more

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Starting Goal-setting counseling

What is Goal-setting counseling?

Goal-setting counseling from a provider at Thriveworks in Knoxville, TN helps individuals clarify goals, develop action plans, and navigate challenges along the way. Goal-setting counselors employ effective communication and active listening to assist clients in overcoming obstacles, unlocking their potential, and achieving personal growth for a more fulfilling life.

How does Goal-setting counseling work?

In goal-setting counseling, our counselors utilize diverse therapeutic techniques that are tailored to individuals, including Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), mindfulness, and positive psychology approaches. They also utilize active listening and empathetic communication to provide a supportive space for you to explore and achieve personal goals and overcome challenges, fostering personal growth and clarity.

Is Goal-setting counseling conducted in person or online?

Goal-setting counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Goal-setting counseling last?

The number of goal-setting counseling sessions someone attends can differ based on the counselor and the client. How many sessions are needed and how often they occur often hinges on the client's objectives and the complexity of their concerns. Some clients might opt for a few sessions to tackle particular goals or issues, while others may decide on ongoing sessions to work on personal growth and life enhancement over a more extended period of time.

Need more help deciding?

What is on your to-do list today? People face an infinite amount of choices about how to use their time each day—often balancing what they need to do with what they want to do. Many people need to go to their jobs, run a few errands, and clean up around the house. Many people want to take a jog, play a video game, watch TV, go out with their friends. Think about tomorrow’s to-do list and the next day’s. What about in a month or a year? Do you know what might be on your plate then? Most people have a general idea of what they would like out of life, but balancing daily needs and wants in light of long-term dreams is difficult. Many people are managing the challenge by reaching out for goal-setting help.

“The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun,
in the short run. It seems to me, though, that
the people who get things done, who lead,
who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.”
—Seth Godin

Significant research displays the power of setting a goal—when people write down their goals, they often achieve them. And yet, a lot of people struggle. Setting goals is often easier said than done. Seth Godin verbalizes what many people feel intuitively: anything worth pursuing usually means a sacrifice in the short-term in order to achieve long-term success. Achievement has no short-cuts, but many people have found help and support that make the process more manageable. A lot of people are working with a mental health counselor or coach to help them set and accomplish their goals.

Appointments are available for coaching and counseling at Thriveworks Knoxville, and many people have found the help they need to focus upon what is most important in their lives.

Why Set Goals?

Prioritizing what is most important in life may be easier said than done. Countless distractions pop up and try to knock people off their focus. Success, in any area, takes a game-plan. Setting goals may help because they can…

  1. Keep people’s attention focused on what matters.
  2. Ignite meaningful action steps.
  3. Align people’s behavior and their focus.
  4. Bolster motivation during challenging times and setbacks.
  5. Prompt self-control.

A Variety of Ambitions

The term, “goal-setting,” may trigger thoughts of people forcing themselves to do tasks no one wants to do: making their bed, eating less sugar, flossing their teeth, and on and on the list could go. There is another way to see goals—they are a way of prioritizing what is truly important to a person both personally and professionally. That means people can make goals about fun. In fact, people can make goals about anything they love, value, and enjoy. For example, people can pursue a variety of ambitions, such as,

  • Financial: what financial steps could you take to support the life you want to live?
  • Career: Is there a job or career path you want to pursue?
  • Pleasurable: What makes you laugh and energizes you? How can those activities become more a part of your routine?
  • Familial: What kind of relationships do you want with your children, spouse, siblings, parents, extended family?
  • Physical: What kind of health do you want to sustain throughout life?
  • Educational: What ideas do you want to explore more?
  • Artistic: Is there a musical or artistic skill you want to practice?
  • Attitude: Is there a character trait you want to cultivate? Patience? Self-confidence? Empathy? Loyalty?

There is truly no limit to the types of goals that can be set. Among other things, goals should at least be exciting and inspiring. Whether the goal is to take a Hawaiian vacation within a year or to become an executive within five years, each goal should reflect something that people value enough to put effort toward achieving.

Goal Setting Specifics

Along with setting goals that inspire and excite, there are other tips that can help people achieve their goals. In many ways, the details of each goal are personal and should fit within their priorities, talents, and skills. Realistic goals are often challenging but also achievable.

The details may vary from person to person, but the structures of well-formed goals are often the same. Goals are often more powerful if they are:

  • Time-bound: Each goal should have a deadline. A timeframe often motivates and gives a point of evaluation.
  • Written: Goals that are written can be reviewed regularly. They capture and focus people’s attention.
  • Specific: Specific goals can be measured. This allows people to know they achieved the goal and feel the accomplishment and reward.
  • Shared: Achievement often requires support—either in the form of tangible help or in the form of encouragement. Share goals with people who can be allies in the achievement.

Counseling for Goal Setting Help at Thriveworks Knoxville, TN

Are you ready to speak to a counselor or a life coach about achieving a goal? Know that Thriveworks Knoxville has appointments available for goal-setting help.

Our office offers weekend and evening appointments. We work with most insurance companies, and many new clients are able to meet with their therapist the day following their first call to Thriveworks Knoxville. If you are ready to achieve a goal, we are ready to help. Let’s get started. Contact Thriveworks Knoxville today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Knoxville therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Knoxville
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.6 Thriveworks Knoxville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
Read more I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
Knoxville Feb 2020
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★★★★★
I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
Read more I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
Knoxville Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
Read more Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
Knoxville Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
Read more Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
Knoxville Dec 2018
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★★★★★
Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
Read more Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
Knoxville Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
Read more Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
Knoxville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
Read more My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
Knoxville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
Read more I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
Knoxville Sep 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Knoxville is located off of N Peters Rd and Market Pl Blvd, across the street from Market Place Shopping Center. Our other neighbors include Block Advisors, Geosyntec Consultants, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Knoxville West - Cedar Bluff. The closest bus stop to our building is N Peters Rd EB @ Market Place Blvd.

Phone number

(865) 290-2278

Languages spoken by TN providers

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