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2,092 people sought couples therapy help at Knoxville in the last year

Discover how starting couples therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Good news! We have 12 therapists in Tennessee available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Couples therapy

What is Couples therapy?

Thriveworks Couples therapy helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. It is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

How does Couples therapy work?

Couples therapy works by helping couples identify and better navigate their unique challenges. Following an initial assessment of the couple in terms of strengths and needs, the therapist would then discuss their therapeutic goals and any possible approaches or ways of working together as therapist and couple.
Couples attend sessions together, whether they meet in person or by video. In addition to regular couples therapy sessions, each partner may also be asked to attend a few individual sessions to supplement their progress. This will allow their counselor to get to know each individual better, assess each of their personal needs, and develop the very best treatment plan moving forward.

Is Couples therapy conducted in person or online?

Couples therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does Couples therapy last?

On average, couples attend couples therapy for 12 weeks. However, couples therapy may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples' needs, the challenges they'd like to work through, and the pace of their progress.

Need more help deciding?

We’re glad you’ve taken the time to consider how couples therapy might benefit the health of your relationship. All relationships experience positive and negative seasons, ups and downs.

Yours is no different. What you’re experiencing right now is likely not what your relationship was like when you first got together and is inevitably different from what your relationship could be like in the near future.

Perhaps you are like Maggie and Chris. After marrying right out of college, it didn’t take long for them to question if their commitment was premature. Chris wanted to travel the world and Maggie was curious about exploring life as a single, independent woman. In just three years of marriage, wanderlust led to resentment. On the day Liz and John’s last son moved away to college, they sat across from each other at dinner, terrified. After over twenty years of raising children, they hardly knew each other. Both felt overwhelmed by how to start a new phase of life together.

Or maybe your situation reminds you of Tiffany and Brian, two dedicated parents who grew up in radically different homes. Tiffany never had a curfew as a teenager and Brian was expected to wear a collared shirt to dinner. Now raising a rebellious 16-year-old daughter, they constantly bicker about how to find a common ground in their philosophies on parenting.

Are you satisfied with the state of your relationship?

Often explicit circumstances—like parenting, infidelity, trust issues, or problems getting along — drive our clients to seek professional guidance. In other cases, couples choose to see a therapist based on a sense that their relationship is missing something. Others come because they want for more intimacy and connection.

Are you willing to do the work to improve the quality of your relationship?

It’s perfectly normal to feel apprehensive or overwhelmed at the prospect of talking about the personal issues in your relationship. If you’re like some of our clients, one partner might be ready for therapy while the other has some reservations. However, years of experience in the field tell us that making a commitment to change is far more effective and fruitful when done under the guidance of a professional.

Change doesn’t happen overnight, but we believe it can be achieved sooner and with more promising results when it happens within the support system of counseling. Thriveworks therapists specialize in a variety of strategies to get to the root of your particular challenge.”

We’re ready when you are. Making an appointment is your first assignment.

Why Thriveworks Knoxville Couples Counseling?

Thriveworks licensed counselors listen to your story. We assess the needs and goals of the individuals in counseling and the needs and goals of the relationship. Our job is to offer you new tools to help navigate through your specific issues and arrive a place of understanding and resolution. Our therapists don’t tell you what decisions to make. We facilitate conversation and practices that develop a fuller understanding of your sense of self, family history, and relationship dynamics. That’s how real change happens.

Most clients who are new to counseling are surprised to learn that our therapists consider the most constructive paths for each of the “three clients” in a session: the two partners, and the relationship itself. For instance, Tiffany and Brian were loving, generous, and emotionally healthy individuals. They simply wanted the best for their daughter. It was just their style of communication that needed some work. This distinction helped them see their situation in a more positive and hopeful light.

Get to Know Us

Thriveworks Knoxville couples counseling has helped thousands of couples improve the quality of their relationships. Our mission at Thriveworks Knoxville Counseling is to offer a positive, empowering and life-enriching experience for our clients.

With a staff of highly trained, licensed mental health professionals, Thriveworks has achieved national media acclaim as leaders in our field. In addition to attention on national ABC and NBC broadcasts, Thriveworks has been featured in publications such as The Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Counseling Today, Prevention, and Psychiatric Times.

A Space to Be Yourself

Couples therapy requires transparency and a sense of safety. That’s why we provide a comfortable setting for talking through your situation — the good and the bad parts.

Our Knoxville, Tenn., facilities offer private rooms with tasteful décor. We want you to feel at home when you’re with us.

Relationships are complex, and explaining your history to a third party may feel daunting. That’s why we hire therapists who are warm, compassionate, and focused listeners.

There is no “right” way or “wrong” way to arrive at a session. Our therapists are prepared to meet you exactly where you are.

No Waiting List Policy For Couples Counseling

We understand that the circumstances that drive couples to therapy can be emotionally intense, so we make a point to be absolutely accessible to our clients. We’ve made it easy for you to get in touch.

Our counselors are available within 24 hours of the time you call to make an appointment. We honor punctuality in all of our sessions; we always start and end on time.

As a Thriveworks Knoxville couples counseling client, you always have the option to call your counselor, even if you don’t have an appointment. You can expect to receive a prompt call back, even during evening hours. In addition, mental health professionals are on standby 24-hours a day in the case of an urgent event.

Yes, We Accept Your Insurance!

Thriveworks Knoxville couples counseling is pleased to accept most insurance plans. We believe cost should never be an obstacle to pursuing couples counseling.

Ready to Take the First Step?

We believe investment in your emotional wellness is just as essential to your overall health as regular exercise and proper nutrition. Couples counseling can be a powerful tool in bringing balance to your personal life and relationship.

Make your first move to pursue counseling therapy services with a Thriveworks provider today. Call us at 865-730-4171.

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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