Services

I currently accept Cigna, BCBS, Amerigroup, UHC (Commercial plans only).  Cash, Credit, or Checks Also Accepted.

01.

Individual therapy is a great way to take a critical look at yourself, identify problem areas and thoughts, create avenues of change, and amplify your strengths.  I can help you learn skills to tolerate distress, and regulate emotions, hopefully leading to a more manageable, peaceful life.  

02.

Along with private practice at The MIddle Path, I am the adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) intensive outpatient group therapist.  This IOP program teaches adolescents ages 13-18 to regulate mood and gain coping skills.  If you feel your child would benefit from this program, please contact The Middle Path at 865.693.7453.

03.

Couples often find themselves struggling with managing conflicting goals, schedules, personalities, and moods.  Couples also have or develop ideals and opinions that are in conflict over the course of the relationship; learning to communicate with your partner so that you can find truth in your partner's opinion creates a validating and more manageable relationship.  Basically, you can learn to argue effectively, be heard, and find common ground without a crisis. 

 

04.

Alcohol & Drug Assessments

I conduct drug and alcohol assessments for those needing letters for court/legal purposes, child custody matters, etc.  Other examples are pre-employment or a current employer, or those who feel they or someone they love might have a substance use issue.   Let a s substance abuse professional who worked at one of the top chemical dependency treatment centers in the country for 6 years meet with you to discuss your specific needs and make recommendations. Your appointment will take approximately 1.5 hours and will include an on-site 5-panel urine dip test for drugs and a urine dip test for alcohol (these tests are optional). There will be an interview and written screening questionnaires you will fill out on-site.  Assessment and recommendation letters can be sent to you or directly to legal representatives, requesting agency, etc.

05.

However you choose to define your family and whatever it looks like, you may be finding it difficult to manage personalities, schedules, moods, and more.  There is always competition for attention and validation in the family system, creating some difficult dynamics; let's talk about navigating these, discuss some new ways to communicate, and start the process of change.  

Family Therapy