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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting increased happiness counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Starting Increased happiness counseling

What is Increased happiness counseling?

Increased happiness counseling from our Thriveworks therapists in Knoxville, TN guides clients in cultivating gratitude, resilience, and a deeper understanding of their own values and goals. The aim of increased happiness counseling is to empower individuals to lead happier and more fulfilling lives by promoting a greater sense of personal satisfaction and emotional equilibrium.

How does Increased happiness counseling work?

Therapists who specialize in increased happiness counseling can utilize a diverse array of methods, such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies, mindfulness exercises, and the principles of positive psychology, to assist you in nurturing qualities like gratitude, resilience, and a deeper comprehension of your values and aspirations. The primary objective of increased happiness counseling is to empower you to live a more joyful and satisfying life, fostering an enhanced sense of personal contentment and emotional balance.

Is Increased happiness counseling conducted in person or online?

Increased happiness counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Increased happiness counseling last?

Some individuals may achieve their objectives with just a few sessions to gain insights and strategies for enhancing their happiness. In contrast, others may opt for an extended counseling journey to address deeper emotional concerns and establish lasting happiness and well-being. The frequency and duration of your sessions during counseling in Knoxville is typically determined through collaboration between the client and therapist.

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Counseling to Increase Happiness in Knoxville, TN

How do happy people maintain their joy even when life is hard? The Internet has countless suggestions about which foods to eat, how power poses could help, and the right number of friends to have for optimum happiness. But do these actually work? Can people change how much happiness they feel?

Research has recently shown that people can adjust the amount of happiness they feel. In many ways, happiness is like an emotional muscle: with exercise and time, people can strengthen and increase the joy they feel. The more people train their mind to feel happy, the more they may feel happy.

If people can increase their happiness, how can they distinguish between exercises that boost joy and those that are simply clickbait? Thriveworks Knoxville has helped many clients increase their happiness, and find a fulfilling, joyful life. Our professionals are experienced and skilled—we know how to guide each client through the emotional work it takes to increase their happiness. Reach out today for help.

Emotional Habits that Kill Happiness

No one can (or should) control another person, and often, circumstances are also out of people’s control. Boosting personal happiness often begins by identifying habits that are within a person’s control that may be hindering their joy. There are many things people do that undermine their own happiness, and a few of these habits include:

  • Comparison: Measuring what one has or does by comparing it to what other have and do is a recipe for unhappiness. Instead, comparison cultivates feelings of superiority or inferiority.
  • Entitlement: Sitting back and waiting for joy to appear, as if it is deserved will lead to resentment, not happiness. Delight, cheer, joy, and happiness often come from an active stance as opposed to a passive stance.
  • Control: People often allow things outside of their control to determine their happiness. They may think, If I were tall and skinny, I would be so happy. Reality is they can be perfectly happy in their current situation.
  • Blame: There is always an excuse not to be happy. Blame disempowers people instead of equipping them to make difference choices and cultivate different thoughts that could truly lead to joy.

Emotional Habits that Promote Happiness

Mental health professionals can help people identify emotional habits that promote happiness. Each person’s emotional life is unique, but many people need to offset their negative habits with positive emotional habits that promote happiness. Little, daily shifts can add up to feeling happier. Habits that may lead to more joy may include…

  • Prioritizing thankfulness – Listing just three things to be thankful for can lead to happiness. Thankfulness focuses people’s attention upon what is good and right in the world.
  • Practicing mindfulness – Be in the moment. Notice every thought, feeling, and sensation as it arises. Paying attention without judgment may increase a person’s awareness and may lead to more happiness.
  • Striving toward a goal – Choose an achievable personal or professional target and work toward it. Being proactive about life often promotes joy.
  • Changing one’s mindset – People can learn new skills, habits, knowledge, feelings, and more. Being open to new experiences and new growth often means people are open to being happier.

Counseling to Increase Happiness at Thriveworks Knoxville

Life is full of ups and downs, but it is possible to be happy regardless of the rollercoaster. Intentional joy takes intentional effort, and many people are turning to mental health professionals to learn to how cultivate and sustain happiness.

If you want to speak to a counselor about living a happier life, the counselors at Thriveworks Knoxville are ready to listen. When you reach out to our office, know that…

  1. You will not reach a voicemail or an automatic response, but a person answers our phone.
  2. Evening and weekend sessions are available.
  3. We accept many forms of insurance.
  4. You will never be put on a waitlist.
  5. Most new clients meet with their counselor the same week of their call.

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Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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 & Therapy 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

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