Find Shame Therapists & Counselors in Knoxville, TN.

 

Is shame negatively affecting your life? Many people feel shame for all sorts of reasons, but shame is often a weapon used in bullying behaviors to make others feel defenseless, embarrassed, or confused. If you are experiencing these symptoms of shame, then it's a good idea to seek professional assistance from a licensed therapist, who can help you make sense of those feelings and stop them at the source.

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.

Common Signs of Shame

If you’re wondering whether you’re experiencing shame, this section is for you. Shame can bring on a myriad of symptoms, including:

  • Feelings of vulnerability.
  • Feelings of rejection.
  • Feeling small in relation to others.
  • Worrying about failing.
  • Worrying about what others may think about you.

This is not an exhaustive list. Licensed therapist Aaron Mason wrote this article about shame, imperfections, and the difference between guilt and shame.

Don’t Wait: Get Shame Counseling Today!

It’s totally normal to feel shame in the short term, but when these feelings linger or grow over time, they can have detrimental effects on your self-esteem and mental health as a whole. Therapy can help tremendously by helping you discover the source of your shame and how to overcome it. And Mental Health Match can help you find a quality therapist to get started. Start by browsing below or using our free therapist matching tool.

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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP
Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems


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Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems

Something to know about my approach is:

authentic, no-nonsense, and straightforward, with equal measures of compassion and humor, to focus on your presenting concerns. We'll highlight your current assets and strengths, while building new skills, tools, and resources to tackle any situation

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • College Students
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personal growth
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Shame
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Working Professionals
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Melissa Russiano
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Together we will develop skills to overcome stress, feelings of being overwhelmed, and probably burned out. I see you as an authentically imperfect human, self-driven, and committed. Together we will empower you to be able to see that in you too.


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Together, we will:

Together we will develop skills to overcome stress, feelings of being overwhelmed, and probably burned out. I see you as an authentically imperfect human, self-driven, and committed. Together we will empower you to be able to see that in you too.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am empowering, compassionate, empathetic, supportive, and truly am committed to partnering with you to achieving your ultimate goals. However, I can be very direct in order to hold you accountable to the concrete goals you have set for you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Burn Out
  • Chronic stress
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Shame
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Melissa Russiano remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas
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Maura Merritt
Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.


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Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT techniques and teach DBT skills. CBT involves exploring how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effect each other to create maladaptive patterns. DBT skills focus on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and relationship skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Identity Issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Orientation
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Maura Merritt remote and phone therapy in California, Tennessee
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Brittany Woodley
Together, we will:

gain insight in making the changes to take back control of your life, tame the chaos that presents itself in the mind and body s, uncover strengths and rewire the thought process to create resilience. We can't wait to empower you!


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Together, we will:

gain insight in making the changes to take back control of your life, tame the chaos that presents itself in the mind and body s, uncover strengths and rewire the thought process to create resilience. We can't wait to empower you!

Something to know about my approach is:

We believe in an “Empowerment Approach." Although you may not realize it, you have many strengths and skills that we will build upon to assist you in reaching your goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma EMDR
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Brittany Woodley remote and phone therapy in Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas
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Sharon Davern
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.


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VIEW PROFILE
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