Emily Heird. Counseling. Knoxville. Couples Counseling. Divorce.

Welcome.  Entering into therapy is an important decision, and finding the right therapist is essential to a successful experience. I believe that every person is deserving of compassion and respect, and is capable of living a rich and satisfying life. Let me tell you more about me and my approach to therapy, and if you are interested in meeting in person, I would welcome the opportunity to hear about you, your life, and your desire to make it better. 

Each client is unique and together we will create an approach that works best for you. In our sessions, I will focus on empowering emotional, physical, mental, social, and spiritual well being. Central to this process is collaboration. I believe that we can do our best work when we come to a shared understanding of your specific challenges and find helpful ways to work on them. I take an integrative strengths-based approach to counseling, incorporating techniques from many approaches including cognitive-behavioral, positive psychology, and solution-focused. We work to find what approach best fit your needs. 

My Background. 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider (LPC/MHSP) in the State of Tennessee. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from William & Mary and a Master of Science in Counseling and Counselor Education at Indiana University. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in Knoxville since 2011. Prior to starting this practice, I was a therapist an agency, working with many youth and families who primarily had experienced trauma and abuse. I was also the director of the Knoxville facility, supervising the clinical staff and overseeing daily operations of the business. I held the position of Adjunct Professor of Psychology at King University from 2014-2016.

In addition to offering therapeutic services, I am a certified Collaborative Divorce Coach and Vice President of the East Tennessee Collaborative Alliance. 

Next Step

If you wish to talk with me further, I am honored to meet with you. Simply call me at 865-776-0667 or email me to set up an appointment time.