Learn more about our therapists, their specialities, and the ages of clients they see. Please note that office hours, fee structures, and any insurances accepted are unique to each therapist. You can contact each of us directly through our individual pages or through the general contact page. We strive to get back to new clients quickly. Please allow 24-48 business hours to respond to an inquiry as we answer all phone calls and emails ourselves. Emails will likely receive a quicker response.
Emily Heird, LPC/MHSP
Emily founded Knoxville Counseling Services, PLLC in 2015 and serves as President and CEO. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Collaborative Divorce Coach, and Rule 31 Mediator. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of William & Mary, and her Master of Education in Counseling and Counselor Education from Indiana University. Emily has been providing counseling services to individuals and families in Knoxville since 2011.
Emily specializes in adult individual therapy, couples therapy, and divorce services. Please click below to learn about office hours, fees, and contact details.
Courtney Brandon, LPC/MHSP
Courtney is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, and her Master of Education degree from Lincoln Memorial University in 2013. She has worked with children, adolescents and families in conflict or with behavioral and emotional issues since 2006 in a variety of clinical and advocate roles. Courtney joined KCS in 2016 and is the Vice President and Director of Business Operations.
Courtney specializes in play therapy and working with children and adolescents. Please click below to learn about office hours, fees and contact details.
Connie Crossley, LMFT
Connie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated with her an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Tennessee. She briefly worked for the Department of Children services as an investigator before furthering her education at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. She received her Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from Southern and then pursued a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. Connie has been practicing in the field since 2006. She has served in numerous capacities including Clinical Director for residential units, Clinical Supervisor and Program Director for community based programs and Diagnostic Counselor in the school system.
Connie specializes in marriage counseling, family therapy, and adult individual therapy. Please click below to learn more about services offered, office hours, fees, and contact details.
Dr. Amy Skinner, LPC/MHSP
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Alabama and her Masters and PhD from Mississippi State University. She has been a director of a counseling center, a rehabilitation counselor, and she trained counselors at the University of Tennessee as a tenured professor for 16 years. She has been in the counseling field for over 23 years, providing services to students and adults.
Amy specializes in adult individual services. She focuses on working with young college students in transition, females of all ages, the LGBTQ community and Veterans.
Please click below to learn more about services offered, office hours, fees, and contact details.
Emily Ellis, LPC/MHSP
Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee. She received her Bachelors of Science from University of Tennessee Knoxville in Recreation Therapy and her Masters of Education degree from University of Tennessee Chattanooga in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in the field of mental health since 2012 in a wide range of mental health services, including experience as a field instructor for a wilderness therapy based program for adolescents, a group therapist at an adult psychiatric hospital, an in home counselor working with at-risk youth and families, and an individual and family therapist for women in a residential treatment setting. Emily joined Knoxville Counseling Services in March of 2019.
Emily specializes in adult and adolescent individual services. Please click below to learn more about services offered, office hours, fees, and contact details.
Dr. Eric Manley, PhD., LP
Eric is a Licensed Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in English. He went on to the University of Montevallo to receive his Master’s in Education in Counseling and Guidance. Eric graduated in 2005 with a PhD. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis. He has worked in numerous settings before engaging in private practice including college and university counseling centers, nursing homes, veteran’s groups and military bases. Eric works with individual adults and couples as well as providing supervision to psychologist in training. Eric joined Knoxville Counseling Services in June of 2019
Eric specializes in adult individual and couples services. Please click below to learn more about services offered, office hours, fees, and contact details.
Sarah Lord, LPC/MHSP
Sarah is a licensed professional counseling in the state of Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Bob Jones University, and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Forensic Counseling from Walden University. Sarah has been practicing counseling since 2012. Sarah has worked with infants, children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Sarah has extensive training in trauma, anxiety, and depression. Sarah joined Knoxville Counseling Services in April of 2019.
Sarah enjoys the variety of working with individuals across the lifespan, from children to older adults. Please click below to learn more about services offered, office hours, fees, and contact details.