Online Counseling at Knoxville, TN—Therapists in Knox County

Online Counseling at Knoxville, TN—Therapists in Knox County

We’ve all experienced events that we thought would break us. Maybe it’s a relationship that ended badly, a mental illness that wouldn’t let up, or the current coronavirus pandemic. It’s not fun when you’re hurting.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” -Randy Pausch

Would you believe us if we said that not only is healing possible, but thriving is too?

It is! And now with online counseling with Thriveworks Knoxville, the tools to thrive can be found in your own home. If you want to schedule an online counseling appointment today, call (865) 730-4171.

What Is Online Counseling?

When you think of counseling, the picture that comes to mind is a counselor meeting face-to-face with a client. However, that is not the only option. With technology like phones and video, counselors and clients have the option of meeting virtually.

Online counseling– or teletherapy as it is sometimes called- is a way to receive licensed, professional help through the medium of phone or video calls. Online counseling is just as effective, affordable, and safe as in-person counseling.

Together with a counselor, you will decide which method of online counseling you would like to use phone counseling or video counseling. Both are simple, easy to use methods. If you opt for phone counseling, your counselor will call you for your scheduled appointment. For video counseling, your counselor will send you a link to follow shortly before your scheduled appointment. After that, it’s counseling as normal! All you need is a safe, comfortable spot to sit and Wi-Fi.

Does Online Counseling Work?

This is the other question we get a lot. Is it effective? Is it inferior to in-person counseling?

Thriveworks Knoxville is happy to report that the research has been done and the results are conclusive: online therapy is just as effective as in-person counseling. And, it has some added benefits.

Let’s imagine a situation:

It’s 3 pm and you just put the kids down for a nap. You tiptoe out and make a cup of coffee before snuggling into your favorite chair with your favorite blanket. Your counselor has sent you the video link ahead of time, so you just pop in your earbuds and hit the link. For one hour you give yourself room to heal and grow.

Or:

It’s noon and you have a one-hour lunch break before it’s back to work meetings until 7 tonight. You hurry out to your car with lunch in hand. As you slide into the front seat and open the leftovers, you answer the phone call from your counselor. You eat as you rehash how the new coping skills you’re learning are helping with your anxiety, but how you still aren’t sleeping well at night. By the time you have to rush back into work you’re feeling refreshed and excited about what the future holds.

These are situations that can absolutely happen in online therapy with Thriveworks Knoxville. Online counseling is flexible to your needs and lifestyle. The 5 things the two counseling session had in common were:

  1. Convenient: You can fit online counseling into your No more driving around town to get to a session or worrying about counseling office hours.
  2. Comfortable: Feeling safe and comfortable is vital to a successful counseling appointment. All of Thriveworks Knoxville’s offices and counselors create a welcoming atmosphere, but sometimes you’re just more comfortable at home.
  3. Safety: For one, you don’t have to worry about driving in dangerous weather or getting caught in traffic. Also, all of the phones and video apps Thriveworks Knoxville uses are 100% safe. You never have to worry about your confidentiality being leaked.
  4. Affordability: Most insurances now cover online therapy (both phone counseling and video counseling). If your insurance doesn’t cover online counseling, Thriveworks Knoxville, TN has an affordable self-pay option.
  5. Positive Benefits: The benefits of counseling can range from sleeping better at night to being more productive, to starting down a career path you’re excited about! Counseling is a tool we can help you use to shape the future you want, however that looks.

Online counseling with Thriveworks Knoxville makes it easy and accessible for everyone to receive professional counseling. The opportunity to thrive is just a phone call away.

Coronavirus Outbreak and Online Counseling

The coronavirus pandemic has hit us all in different ways. Maybe you’re worried about the health and safety of a loved one. Maybe you’re concerned about your financial future and the small businesses here in Knoxville. Or maybe the simple stress and loneliness of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders are weighing heavy on you. Whatever you are facing today, Thriveworks Knoxville wants you to know:

You are not alone. You are strong and together we will get through this.

Online counseling is a way to remain safe while addressing the mental and behavioral health concerns that might arise during this time. Thriveworks Knoxville has seen people virtually for reasons including:

  • Coronavirus anxiety. Yep, it’s a real thing. Psychologists have seen anxiety and other mental illnesses spike during this time. There’s nothing shameful about that! It’s important to talk to someone if you’re feeling overly anxious. Symptoms of coronavirus anxiety can include obsessively checking the news, stomach pains or headaches, and thoughts that loop back to worst-case scenarios.
  • This can be a big deal! No one deserves to feel lonely, and there are ways to feel better, even in the midst of social isolation.
  • Counseling for children and adolescents. Whether it’s boredom, anxiety, feeling lost, or despondency, your children are probably facing extra challenges during this pandemic. The stability and fun of school and extracurricular activities were taken away from them suddenly. Thriveworks Knoxville has counselors who love working with kids and can help your children self-regulate their emotions and keep their feet grounded during this chaotic time.

The coronavirus pandemic is no joke. Online counseling is our response to it. We will continue to meet the needs of our community and your mental health during this stressful time and beyond.

Online Counseling in Knoxville, TN—Knox County

Online counseling delivers professional, beneficial therapy to the privacy of your home or even the front seat of your car. It is convenient, comfortable, and safe. Thriveworks Knoxville is glad we are able to provide this service and look forward to your call! We can be reached at (865) 730-4171.

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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

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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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