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Our therapists offer sex therapy in Knoxville, TN

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

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

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Good news! We have 10 therapists in Tennessee available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Sex therapy

What is Sex therapy?

Sex therapy addresses challenges and concerns, helping couples move forward in a healthy manner while addressing each person’s fears or worries. Sex is the closest form of intimacy, and when there are issues, the couple can feel distant and experience friction — sex therapy helps to dissolve this friction.

How does Sex therapy work?

Sex therapy providers at Thriveworks in Knoxville, TN take the time to address each person individually, as well as the couple as a whole. Through acknowledgment that each person brings a different sexual history, level of sexual desire, and openness, the couple can work through their unique sex issues successfully, with their therapist's guidance.

Is Sex therapy conducted in person or online?

Sex therapy at Thriveworks in Knoxville, TN is conducted both in person and virtually via online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Sex therapy last?

Sex therapy typically lasts for several months. However, it can be shorter or longer, depending on the couple's needs.

Need more help deciding?

Sex is an issue that cannot be avoided in adult life. In our personal lives, in the media, in our social conversations, we cannot go long without hearing about sex. We were designed to enjoy sex, although many people have a lot of issues, reservations, and painful histories with the topic. Although it is discussed openly in this time in society, it can be very difficult to discuss privately. Even in close relationships, or in marriages, sex is not a topic that is discussed easily. If you are looking for help with a sexual disorder or sexual issue, Thriveworks Knoxville has trained professionals ready to help. We are discreet, trained professionals, with experience dealing with a wide range of sexual issues. We are a judgment-free zone, ready to openly and honestly help you come to a solution for your sexual issue.

Sexual disorders and issues vary widely. Some common types of sexual issues include:

  • Sexual orientation
  • Anxiety about sex or sexual performance
  • Body image issues
  • Sex addiction
  • Promiscuity or unfaithfulness
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Conflicting sexual needs and wants in a relationship
  • Sexual abuse or rape recovery
  • Impotence
  • Sexual impulses and compulsions
  • Voyeurism
  • Fetishes

This is not a complete list but covers a lot of the common sexual problems. Thriveworks Knoxville counselors and therapists are prepared to deal with whatever you bring to our office. There is no need to feel shame or fear. You may have been dealing with this issue since childhood, and are used to keeping it a secret. Or perhaps there is a new trauma or issues in your life that need to be addressed, and you are unsure where to turn. Thriveworks Knoxville is a safe choice. We are ready to partner with you in making this journey to understanding.

When a couple is having sexual compatibility issues, their relationship can suffer in other areas as well. A lack of closeness, intimacy, and decreased connection can result. It can be very unclear whether the sexual issues came before or after other communication issues. A Thriveworks sex therapist or couples counselor can help navigate these issues, and identify the source of sexual problems. For many people, trauma from their childhood or past relationships cause difficulties in future relationships. When a person is able to openly deal with the pain from the past, they can begin to overcome their sexual issues in a new way. Thriveworks Knoxville sex therapists are able to help you on this journey, and monitor your progress.

We know that seeking counseling is not an easy decision for everyone. This may be your first time even considering seeing a therapist or counselor. When you are finally ready to reach out for help, we are ready to join you. At many offices, it can take weeks to get an initial appointment. At Thriveworks, we are different. We pride ourselves on not operating with a waiting list. In most cases, we have appointments available within 24 hours for new clients. It can be overwhelming to think about telling your story to someone new. But it may be the best decision you have ever made for your relationship, and for yourself. There is no need to suffer alone. Thriveworks Knoxville therapists and counselors are ready to help.

Call us today. Let’s get to work.

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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com

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

  • English
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