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Find Racial Justice Therapists & Counselors in Knoxville, TN.

 

Many therapists commit to racial justice principles, including working to expose and counter white privilege and heal the effects of racial trauma. Racial trauma can take the form of hurtful social interactions, lack of education and employment opportunities, and more.

Thankfully, racial justice therapists are available not only to help you heal but to empower you to commit to racial injustice. Whether you are located in downtown Knoxville, the suburbs of Knoxville, other nearby places such as Kingsport, Johnson City, or anywhere else in Tennessee, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

How Racial Justice Therapists Can Help

Here are a few of the ways racial justice therapists can help you:

  • They can be a supportive guide to understanding the effect racism has on you, your mental health, and your life.
  • They set the stage for a meaningful discussion and inspire you to look inwardly for answers to problems.
  • They can give you tips and tricks to remain calm amidst racial aggressions.
  • They can help you feel empowered about who you are.
  • They can help you understand and dismantle white privilege.

If you are a White person considering a racial justice therapist, read licensed therapist Marla Berger’s article on promoting racial equality. If you are BIPOC, consider licensed therapist Vaughn O'Neal’s tips for Black mental health during turbulent times.

Get Started with a Racial Justice Therapist Today!

A licensed racial justice therapist is available to help you improve your mental health with the help of someone who shares your values. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified counselor or therapist is easy! Start by browsing racial justice therapists below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Sharon Davern
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Explore what subconcious beliefs you may have that are causing issues for you. I.e. believing people will leave you if you are honest so you are overly pleasing and hang onto toxic relationships. I hope to help you find permanent change.


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Together, we will:

Explore what subconcious beliefs you may have that are causing issues for you. I.e. believing people will leave you if you are honest so you are overly pleasing and hang onto toxic relationships. I hope to help you find permanent change.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am very direct but give you all the opportunity to reject what my opinion might be. I attempt to hope you find the beliefs that may be driving your behavior in negative fashion. My training is to work with everyone involved.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Families of Trauma and Critical Incidents
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Healing from Relationships
  • High anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Sharon Davern remote and phone therapy in Minnesota, Tennessee
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Nakia Thomas
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Discover yourself and your relationship in new ways and discover healing and restoration. This is the first step on your journey. My therapeutic style is eclectic, personal, and supportive, addressing a variety of concerns and issues.


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Discover yourself and your relationship in new ways and discover healing and restoration. This is the first step on your journey. My therapeutic style is eclectic, personal, and supportive, addressing a variety of concerns and issues.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is direct, relational and intimacy driven, walking with you on your journey to live life on purpose. Blending theories, practice, experience, and beliefs. Relationships are my passion, beginning with the relationship one has with self.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Families
  • Marriage
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
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Nakia Thomas remote and phone therapy in Tennessee
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Paige L. Freeman
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Let's collaboratively determine, clarify, and work towards YOUR values and goals for your life. You have the life experience and the knowledge about yourself and I want you to trust in yourself, as well as our therapeutic relationship.


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Together, we will:

Let's collaboratively determine, clarify, and work towards YOUR values and goals for your life. You have the life experience and the knowledge about yourself and I want you to trust in yourself, as well as our therapeutic relationship.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will encourage transparency, value-driven decision making, humor, self-compassion, and making room for your thoughts and feelings. I will help you respond to anxiety in a psychologically flexible way, which translates to richer life experience.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Food Allergy Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Parenting Issues
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Paige L. Freeman remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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esau mcmorris
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We will address fears ,trauma,relationship issues, relapse prevention,stages of change,overcoming addiction,overcoming cravings, dealing with relapse, dual diagnosis, and handling detoxification


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We will address fears ,trauma,relationship issues, relapse prevention,stages of change,overcoming addiction,overcoming cravings, dealing with relapse, dual diagnosis, and handling detoxification

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people uncover blind spots and to find strength to move forward. I am also able to help people visualize themselves being clean and sober and how to find purpose to live. I am able to help them see recovery is more than not using drugs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Drug Abuse Center
  • Drug Use
  • Rehabilitation Drug Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Addiction Programs
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esau mcmorris remote and phone therapy in Tennessee
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Brittany Bate (she/her)
Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!


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Picture of Brittany Bate (she/her), therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!

Something to know about my approach is:

Together, we work to more deeply understand your identity, struggles, grief, trauma, communication styles, and patterns. We customize solutions to move you towards the life you deeply desire and wholly deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Child Custody
  • Couples Therapy
  • Gender identity
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
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Brittany Bate (she/her) remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia