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605 people sought Trauma/PTSD therapy help at Knoxville in the last year

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PTSD Counseling in Knoxville, TN — Counselors and Therapists

For some people, PTSD develops soon after a trauma. For others, it does not start for months or years after the danger and trauma have passed. Whenever or however it shows itself, it is important for those who suffer to know that it is okay to speak openly about what they have experienced. It is possible to resolve the difficult symptoms of PTSD, and often, a skilled therapist can guide that process.

Thriveworks Knoxville offers PTSD therapy. We have worked with many people who have survived traumatic events and who are ready to heal and move forward with their lives. If you have suffered a traumatic event, and think you could benefit from professional help, reach out to Thriveworks Knoxville. We’re here for you.

PTSD Signs and Symptoms

PTSD’s signs can be organized into four separate groups:

Re-experiencing the Trauma
Some people relive the event, over and over again. People can have these re-experiences at any moment, and they often arouse feelings and images of the event—the panic, horror, and fear can easily come flooding back. For example, PTSD can cause people to…

  1. Live with regular nightmares and night terrors that feel real.
  2. Have flashbacks and intrusive memories, feeling as if they are truly in the event.
  3. Develop triggers—smells, sights, and sounds that can bring the event back to the forefront of their experience.

Situational Avoidance
PTSD can also look like avoidance. People may rearrange their whole lives to avoid anything associated with the trauma. Unfortunately, when this occurs, people may also be cutting out positive and beneficial experiences as well. For instance, in order to avoid any reminder of the trauma, people may…

  1. Keeping clear of crowds or when in a crowd, never allowing oneself to feel trapped.
  2. Refusing to drive or ride in a car (especially if the trauma involved transportation like an auto accident).
  3. Avoiding TV shows, the news, movies, and more.
  4. Keeping away from anything remotely associated with the event.

Negative Impact on One’s Feeling and Beliefs
Trauma can change how people view themselves, the world, and the event. People who have lived through trauma may come to believe…

  1. That every relationship is not safe, and all people are untrustworthy.
  2. That they cannot or should not speak openly about the trauma.
  3. That the world is always dangerous.

Hyperarousal
Trauma can leave people alert to every potential danger that may or may not be lurking. Often, people are irritable, nervous, or angry after living through trauma. They may also…

  1. Experience trouble sleeping.
  2. Experience trouble concentrating.
  3. Startle at loud noises or surprises.
  4. Feel trapped or confined.

Scheduling an Appointment for PTSD at Thriveworks Knoxville

While reading about PTSD, did you recognize anything? If so, think about seeking help. Thriveworks Knoxville offers treatment for PTSD, and we have appointments available. When you call our office, a scheduling specialist will answer to help you get scheduled. New clients often have their first appointment within the week of their call. We also offer evening and weekend sessions, but we do not keep a waitlist, and we accept many different insurance plans. Let’s work together. Call 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 Medicare Advantage

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • 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
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Ongoing sessions

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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$1

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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 & 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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