Knoxville Child/Adolescent Counseling

Child and Adolescent Therapy – Counselors and Therapists in Knoxville

Screaming matches, slammed doors, cursing, threatening — these are the things that take up your life with your teenager…”

Everyone goes through stages in a normal life cycle. Children and teenagers are no exception. From toddlerhood and through adolescence, children will have multiple changes and challenges on the road to adulthood. Sometimes, a child or adolescent passes easily and naturally through such changes, but at other times, professional help is paramount for success.

Has your son or daughter experienced a traumatic event? Maybe it is something you could not have imagined ever happening in your family. You and your child face many sleepless nights and swollen eyes from crying in the mornings. You are ashamed and embarrassed and cannot talk to anyone about your family’s issue.

Screaming matches, slammed doors, cursing, threatening — these are the things that take up your life with your teenager. Your sweet little son or daughter is nowhere to be found. You cannot believe that the little child you used to tuck in at night and read bedtime stories to has turned into this surly young person. You want to restore your relationship, but you have no idea where to begin.

A professional child therapist at Thriveworks Knoxville can possibly be of assistance in all of these cases. You do not have to walk alone on this journey. Perhaps you are a single parent, or maybe your spouse does not understand what you are going through with your child. Or possibly, both parents are working their hardest to reach or help their child, and nothing has helped. Thriveworks child therapists can help you.

What Kind of Parents Pursue Child Therapy?

There are many reasons why parents may pursue child therapy. As described above, your child may simply be facing a difficult transition such as a new school or their parent’s divorce. Maybe they are struggling in school, having difficulty concentrating in class or completing tasks.

Reasons to pursue child therapy may include:

  • Autism concerns
  • ADD/ADHD symptoms
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Life transition such as a move
  • Social problems
  • Death in the family
  • Trauma or abuse
  • Past neglect or difficult home life
  • Joining an adoptive family

The reason you are considering child therapy may be on this list, or it may not be. Either way, child therapy can help your son or daughter. It may be difficult to put into words the issues you face with your child. You may just have a feeling in your gut, as the parent, that something is just not right. Do not ignore this feeling. You are the expert on your child and your feelings should not be ignored.

Methods of Child and Adolescent Counseling

There are many methods of child therapy that an experienced counselor can employ to assist your child. Working with a child or teenager is unique and distinct from working with an adult. Some methods may be the same as work with adults, but used in a different way. Our trained Thriveworks child therapists will be able to determine what type of therapy will be best for your child’s unique situation.

A combination of methods may include:

  • Play therapy
  • Talk therapy
  • Examining underlying medical issues
  • Discovering serious psychological problems
  • Family therapy
  • Managing obsessive compulsive tendencies
  • Teaching communication skills
  • Guidance through trouble in school
  • Addiction therapy
  • Stress management
  • Practicing social skills

A skilled adolescent or child counselor will be able to talk with your child in a way that may be different from how you are able to communicate at home. An unresponsive teenager may be more open and honest in a therapist’s office than they are at the family dinner table. A toddler that cannot express the pain or confusion they feel may open up under the inviting environment of play therapy.

Why Do Parents in Knoxville, Tenn., Choose Thriveworks Child Therapists?

At Thriveworks Knoxville Counseling, we are ready and able to help you tackle the difficult situation in your family. There is no problem too large or small to discuss with our therapists. We will not be shocked by whatever you bring to our office. We are experienced professionals, ready to help.

Thriveworks counselors and therapists are leaders in their field. They have been published in leading news outlets and journals. Some of these include The Boston Globe, CNN, The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Today, Boston Business Journal, and many others. We are ready and willing to put our expertise to work for your son or daughter. There is no need to face your struggles alone. You know that your child deserves the best, and pursuing therapy for your child may be the best option.

Every parent knows that their child is unique and special. We, at Thriveworks, believe that as well and honor it in our clinician’s offices. We treat every case and every client as different and distinct. No two people are the same and no two problems are the same. Your child deserves to be heard, respected, and helped.

We pride ourselves on not operating with a wait list. In most cases, appointments are available within 24 hours of the time you call. We understand that it has been difficult for you to make the decision to call us and we want to be ready when you reach out.

We would be honored to walk this journey with you and your child.

Contact us today. Together we can help your son or daughter grow through life’s challenges.
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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 19 5 1 19 reviews. See all reviews
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Justin Hall was great

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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.
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Anxiety

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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.
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Cannot Recommend Enough

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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.
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Dr Neal is amazing!!

★★★★★
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. :)
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Justin Hall

★★★★★
Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
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Amanda Gilliam

★★★★★
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!
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Mrs. Amanda

★★★★★
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!
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Justin Hall

★★★★★
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.
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Karen Trotter

★★★★★
Karen has been so AWESOME in assisting with my daughter’s healing process. It’s been a blessing having so many diverse avenues for myself & my daughter to communicate with Karen & her immediate responses 😘. I tried to rate Karen as 5 + but it wouldn’t let me 😁
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Not the place for me

★☆☆☆☆
I have attended one session alone and a second session with my then girlfriend at her urging me to seek couples therapy, in this session I was basically felt like all the relationship issues were my fault and as I was pressured more and more about my issues I walked out of the session to collect my thoughts as I was being bombarded by both my girlfriend and my therapist. Apparently after I stepped out the therapist told my girlfriend that I was worse than an addict and she was sorry but didn’t feel I was worth attending counseling with, this resulted in the end of that relationship before We even left the office. I have other issues and have realized that I am suffering from depression due to other issues and this has added to my depression. At this point I have no intention of returning to see this counselor or any other counselor there as they have added to my problems leaving me feeling like I am not good enough. Honestly if this is how they make their clients feel then as far as I’m concerned this office shouldn’t even exist. I need to find out how I can be refunded at Least a portion of the money I’ve “wasted” on this experience and hope I can find someone else who is willing to help me work through my issues and not feel persecuted.
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Makes Getting Better Easy

★★★★★
I can't thank Amanda Brooks enough. She's an amazing person and is an amazing place. After calling about 15 therapists and getting immediately turned away, returned my call within the hour and Amanda was hand-picked for me and my situation. I got an appointmentheduled that day. There's ALWAYS time for me andheduling/canceling is never a hassle. There's a therapist on call 24/7 and Amanda always makes time for me when I need it. The office is a lovely, calming place and I always feel comfortable and welcome. It makes getting better easy.
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Amanda genuinely cares

★★★★★
Amanda helped/helps me is so so many ways. No matter what I come into the office with she helps me problem solve and always genuinely cares about what I have to say or about how I feel. I feel like I can come to her with anything and there will be no judgement. She always welcomes me with a smile and helps me dig deep in every session and I couldn't ask for a better support.
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Perfect Therapist for My Child

★★★★★
Amanda Brooks has been a wonderful and supportive therapist for my child who was suffering from depression and anxiety. My child is very picky about who she trusts and Amanda has been the perfect therapist; she immediately put my child at ease and has been there for emotional support whenever we needed her help.
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Definitely Recommend

★★★★★
I have been very pleased with my experience at Thriveworks. Amanda has helped my children and I learn to deal with some major life issues. She has provided us with a listening ear and helpfulsolutions. She has helped us all develop skills to deal with life's ups and downs in a productive, positive way. I highly recommend her!
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Shocked

★☆☆☆☆
Justin was very rude to us when he was the one who didn't listen and made aheduling error. He was inappropriate to me in front of my son. Wouldn't recommend.
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Peace Keeper

★★★★★
Amanda Brooks has been such an excellent help to me throughout the past 2 1/2 years I've had her as my therapist. Ive been able to speak to her like I haven't even my closest friends. She's helped me to work through & over come many different obstacles, as well as past trauma in my lifetime & continues to help me find peace with my past, present & future. She's been my peace keeper through it all.
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Life Changing

★★★★★
Justin Hall has changed my life and the way that I approach it. He has a way of helping one redirect behaviors and ideas in order to improve overall quality of life. I would recommend him to anyone who wants positive change in thinking.
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Helped me out in a bad situation.

★★★★★
My work environment had become extremely difficult over the last 5 years. Justin helped me deal with a very dysfunctional system. Nothing has changes as far as circumstance, but my approach and thinking has changed. Things are much better. Very practical. Would recommend Justin to anyone looking for help.
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Excellent

★★★★★
My experience with Dr. Williams has been more than helpful. I initially came to her for couples counseling, but ended up seeing her one on one and finding my sanity again. My experience has been more than helpful. I highly recommend her.
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