Therapy and Counseling in Knoxville, TN. Personalized to fit your life.

We are Knoxville’s modern and progressive counseling provider focused on empowering you to reach your goals and improve your life in meaningful ways. We offer a variety of therapeutic services including individual, family, relationship counseling, and child/adolescent therapy to meet the needs of you, your families, or your loved ones. 

Our highly qualified therapists are experienced in working with anxiety related issues, depression, trauma (PTSD), relational issues, family therapy, child and adolescent issues, mood disorders, and other mental health needs. We employ a variety of evidence based techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), and more. We understand with each person or family we work with that everyone has shared and unique needs. We specialize in providing high quality care and respect while helping people build resilience and make lasting change

Our therapists are currently accepting self-pay clients only. Please reach out to inquire about availability and individual rates for sessions.

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Our Therapists

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Lauren Thomas, LMSW, TCTSY-F

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Joe Mixon, LMFT(t)

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Sarah Bruck, LCSW, RYT

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Michele Aguilar, MSW

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Dr. Phil Rountree, MD, PsyD, MP

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Kylie Piper, LMSW

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Providing excellence in mental health care through integrative and evidence-based treatments.

Our Services

Individual Therapy

Helping you undergo a process of change in which you learn new coping skills and achieve understanding, acceptance, healing and growth.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a widely researched treatment that helps people heal.

Couples Counseling

All types of relationships come with unique struggles, having a good strong foundation and understanding of your needs is crucial.

Child and Family Therapy

Help your child succeed by overcoming mental, emotional and behavioral challenges and make your family life less stressful and more fulfilling.

TCTSY

Trauma Certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex, developmental trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD.

Play Therapy Techniques

Play therapy techniques utilize play, children's natural medium of expression, to help them express their feelings more easily through toys instead of words.

Located in Knoxville, TN. or via Telehealth

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  • Some positive and compassionate affirmations to start your day. 🌱✨🌱#mentalhealth #knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvilletherapist
  • At Knox Therapy Center, we regularly see how different trauma triggers manifest in relationships.  A trigger can be defined as anything that reminds you of a past trauma — which might include a certain smell, a particular song or sound, or a piece of clothing. Triggers are unique to the individual. They are typically something from our childhood or a previous relationship.
Once triggered, we may react or respond in a variety of ways. In our past, we may have learned these responses to help us cope with traumatic situations. The truth is, these coping strategies worked when we were young and even helped us survive trauma, but are now hinder our ability to have a healthy relationship. Triggers create relational landmines. These landmines grow from unprocessed and unhealed wounds in our story and create tender places within us that can cause us to overact or project unfairly onto our partners. It’s vital that we learn how to navigate our own triggers within ourselves and with our partner. These issues are common in relationships, and depending on your emotional health or your partner’s, they can wreak havoc if not tended to properly. 
#knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvilletherapist #knoxvilletherapy #mentalhealth #traumatherapy
  • We all have an inner child. 
Your inner child is comprised of a collection of developmental stages that you’ve passed through, your relationships with others, your attachment & security, your experiences that taught you who you are.
Some may see their inner child as playful and carefree, while others, who may have experienced neglect, trauma, or emotional pain, might find that their inner child feels small, vulnerable, and mistrustful. The pain associated with your inner child may be buried as a way to protect yourself, hiding away from difficult and painful emotions. 
Ultimately however, hiding pain doesn’t heal it. Instead, it often surfaces in your adult life, showing up as distress in personal relationships or difficulty meeting your own needs. Working to heal your inner child can help you address some of these issues. #knoxvillementalhealth #traumatherapy #knoxtherapycenter #knoxvilletherapy #knoxvilletherapist #tennesseetherapist
  • Starting out our week appreciating one of our incredible therapists, Lauren. As a trauma therapist, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), and Registered Yoga Teacher, Lauren is passionate about helping individuals of all ages identify how their minds and bodies are impacted by their mental health. Lauren’s approach to therapy is grounded in trauma and attachment theory, as well as, thousands of hours of training in the neuroscience of trauma. She has been trained and/or certified in the following interventions: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Attachment Regulation and Control (ARC), and more! #knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvillecounseling #TCTSY #EMDR #tennesseementalhealth
  • Let’s look at the relationships that we have with ourselves. How do you show up for yourself? How do you engage in self care? 

Mental and physical self care are crucial for overall well-being, and can be very different from person to person. Remember, self care is NOT selfish. You can’t pour from an empty cup. 

Challenge yourself to spend 15-20 minutes each day to do something that fills your cup. 

Notice your internal critical voice whose only job is to find faults and bring you down. Try to encourage yourself and challenge that voice using truth and exceptions to what is said. 

Give yourself space to feel emotions without judgement and honor your feelings. 

You’re starting your journey to self love ❤️ #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #tennesseementalhealth #knoxvilletherapy #knoxvilletherapist #knoxtherapycenter
  • Tips for coping with anxiety as we start a new week. Reminder to take care of yourself and honor your feelings. #knoxvillementalhealth #mentalhealth #tennesseecounseling #knoxtherapycenter #knoxvillecounseling #therapy
Some positive and compassionate affirmations to start your day. 🌱✨🌱#mentalhealth #knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvilletherapist
Some positive and compassionate affirmations to start your day. 🌱✨🌱#mentalhealth #knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvilletherapist
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At Knox Therapy Center, we regularly see how different trauma triggers manifest in relationships.  A trigger can be defined as anything that reminds you of a past trauma — which might include a certain smell, a particular song or sound, or a piece of clothing. Triggers are unique to the individual. They are typically something from our childhood or a previous relationship.
Once triggered, we may react or respond in a variety of ways. In our past, we may have learned these responses to help us cope with traumatic situations. The truth is, these coping strategies worked when we were young and even helped us survive trauma, but are now hinder our ability to have a healthy relationship. Triggers create relational landmines. These landmines grow from unprocessed and unhealed wounds in our story and create tender places within us that can cause us to overact or project unfairly onto our partners. It’s vital that we learn how to navigate our own triggers within ourselves and with our partner. These issues are common in relationships, and depending on your emotional health or your partner’s, they can wreak havoc if not tended to properly. 
#knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvilletherapist #knoxvilletherapy #mentalhealth #traumatherapy
At Knox Therapy Center, we regularly see how different trauma triggers manifest in relationships.  A trigger can be defined as anything that reminds you of a past trauma — which might include a certain smell, a particular song or sound, or a piece of clothing. Triggers are unique to the individual. They are typically something from our childhood or a previous relationship. Once triggered, we may react or respond in a variety of ways. In our past, we may have learned these responses to help us cope with traumatic situations. The truth is, these coping strategies worked when we were young and even helped us survive trauma, but are now hinder our ability to have a healthy relationship. Triggers create relational landmines. These landmines grow from unprocessed and unhealed wounds in our story and create tender places within us that can cause us to overact or project unfairly onto our partners. It’s vital that we learn how to navigate our own triggers within ourselves and with our partner. These issues are common in relationships, and depending on your emotional health or your partner’s, they can wreak havoc if not tended to properly.  #knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvilletherapist #knoxvilletherapy #mentalhealth #traumatherapy
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We all have an inner child. 
Your inner child is comprised of a collection of developmental stages that you’ve passed through, your relationships with others, your attachment & security, your experiences that taught you who you are.
Some may see their inner child as playful and carefree, while others, who may have experienced neglect, trauma, or emotional pain, might find that their inner child feels small, vulnerable, and mistrustful. The pain associated with your inner child may be buried as a way to protect yourself, hiding away from difficult and painful emotions. 
Ultimately however, hiding pain doesn’t heal it. Instead, it often surfaces in your adult life, showing up as distress in personal relationships or difficulty meeting your own needs. Working to heal your inner child can help you address some of these issues. #knoxvillementalhealth #traumatherapy #knoxtherapycenter #knoxvilletherapy #knoxvilletherapist #tennesseetherapist
We all have an inner child. Your inner child is comprised of a collection of developmental stages that you’ve passed through, your relationships with others, your attachment & security, your experiences that taught you who you are. Some may see their inner child as playful and carefree, while others, who may have experienced neglect, trauma, or emotional pain, might find that their inner child feels small, vulnerable, and mistrustful. The pain associated with your inner child may be buried as a way to protect yourself, hiding away from difficult and painful emotions. Ultimately however, hiding pain doesn’t heal it. Instead, it often surfaces in your adult life, showing up as distress in personal relationships or difficulty meeting your own needs. Working to heal your inner child can help you address some of these issues. #knoxvillementalhealth #traumatherapy #knoxtherapycenter #knoxvilletherapy #knoxvilletherapist #tennesseetherapist
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Starting out our week appreciating one of our incredible therapists, Lauren. As a trauma therapist, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), and Registered Yoga Teacher, Lauren is passionate about helping individuals of all ages identify how their minds and bodies are impacted by their mental health. Lauren’s approach to therapy is grounded in trauma and attachment theory, as well as, thousands of hours of training in the neuroscience of trauma. She has been trained and/or certified in the following interventions: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Attachment Regulation and Control (ARC), and more! #knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvillecounseling #TCTSY #EMDR #tennesseementalhealth
Starting out our week appreciating one of our incredible therapists, Lauren. As a trauma therapist, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), and Registered Yoga Teacher, Lauren is passionate about helping individuals of all ages identify how their minds and bodies are impacted by their mental health. Lauren’s approach to therapy is grounded in trauma and attachment theory, as well as, thousands of hours of training in the neuroscience of trauma. She has been trained and/or certified in the following interventions: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Attachment Regulation and Control (ARC), and more! #knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvillecounseling #TCTSY #EMDR #tennesseementalhealth
Starting out our week appreciating one of our incredible therapists, Lauren. As a trauma therapist, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), and Registered Yoga Teacher, Lauren is passionate about helping individuals of all ages identify how their minds and bodies are impacted by their mental health. Lauren’s approach to therapy is grounded in trauma and attachment theory, as well as, thousands of hours of training in the neuroscience of trauma. She has been trained and/or certified in the following interventions: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Attachment Regulation and Control (ARC), and more! #knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvillecounseling #TCTSY #EMDR #tennesseementalhealth
Starting out our week appreciating one of our incredible therapists, Lauren. As a trauma therapist, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), and Registered Yoga Teacher, Lauren is passionate about helping individuals of all ages identify how their minds and bodies are impacted by their mental health. Lauren’s approach to therapy is grounded in trauma and attachment theory, as well as, thousands of hours of training in the neuroscience of trauma. She has been trained and/or certified in the following interventions: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Attachment Regulation and Control (ARC), and more! #knoxvillementalhealth #knoxvillecounseling #TCTSY #EMDR #tennesseementalhealth
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Let’s look at the relationships that we have with ourselves. How do you show up for yourself? How do you engage in self care? 

Mental and physical self care are crucial for overall well-being, and can be very different from person to person. Remember, self care is NOT selfish. You can’t pour from an empty cup. 

Challenge yourself to spend 15-20 minutes each day to do something that fills your cup. 

Notice your internal critical voice whose only job is to find faults and bring you down. Try to encourage yourself and challenge that voice using truth and exceptions to what is said. 

Give yourself space to feel emotions without judgement and honor your feelings. 

You’re starting your journey to self love ❤️ #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #tennesseementalhealth #knoxvilletherapy #knoxvilletherapist #knoxtherapycenter
Let’s look at the relationships that we have with ourselves. How do you show up for yourself? How do you engage in self care? Mental and physical self care are crucial for overall well-being, and can be very different from person to person. Remember, self care is NOT selfish. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Challenge yourself to spend 15-20 minutes each day to do something that fills your cup. Notice your internal critical voice whose only job is to find faults and bring you down. Try to encourage yourself and challenge that voice using truth and exceptions to what is said. Give yourself space to feel emotions without judgement and honor your feelings. You’re starting your journey to self love ❤️ #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #tennesseementalhealth #knoxvilletherapy #knoxvilletherapist #knoxtherapycenter
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Tips for coping with anxiety as we start a new week. Reminder to take care of yourself and honor your feelings. #knoxvillementalhealth #mentalhealth #tennesseecounseling #knoxtherapycenter #knoxvillecounseling #therapy
Tips for coping with anxiety as we start a new week. Reminder to take care of yourself and honor your feelings. #knoxvillementalhealth #mentalhealth #tennesseecounseling #knoxtherapycenter #knoxvillecounseling #therapy
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