$90 for individual session  

 

Individual 

$20 for group therapy 

Only graduates from Middle Path IOP program are eligible.

 

Group

middle path intensive outpatient aftercare DBT group

How do i pay?

You can self pay the entire fee or your insurance co-pay with credit card, debit card, cash, check, or HSA account

If you have United Health Care, you can use your insurance to cover a portion of your cost. How much is covered will depend on your individual plan. 

DIAGNOSIS TREATED

  • Major Depression Disorder

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Borderline Personality disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder

What you can expect

You're doing the best you can, and treating the behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that cause you misery will be challenging. Trying to self-medicate will only lead to dangerous addictions, feelings of worthlessness, and an exhausting cycle of resurfacing and avoiding. Therapy can help you by providing a relationship with a knowledgable and caring professional to face the things that are keeping you from living the life you want. You will learn skills and receive support that will change your brain's ability to cope with and process past, present, and future experiences.

 

My goal is to work myself out of a job. First, I listen to my clients and their unique perspective on their experiences. Then I use my knowledge gained from training and experience to support, encourage, guide, challenge, and teach you to respond to your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings, in a way that will illicit positive change in your life.

What information do you need before the session? 

Once we establish if my availability and price work for you, then we will schedule an appointment and I will send a link for you to set up a client portal. On the client portal you will be directed to fill out an intake questionnaire that has all the questions I will need to know before you come to session. Please fill out paperwork 24 hours in advance in order to give me time to review it before our first session.

Do you work with couples? 

No. There are other counselors specifically trained to work with couples. I am more experienced and qualified to work with individuals, but I can refer out for couples work. 

Do you work with minors?

Yes. Additionally, parents need to be present for at least the first four sessions to have follow up conversations about your child's treatment. 

When does a counselor need to break confidentially?

People come to counseling so they can have a confidential non-judgmental environment to share their lives in. Most of what is said in the counseling office never leaves the counseling office. There are two exceptions to that rule.  The first exception is if you are a danger to someone else. Counselors have a duty to warn and if you report an active desire to cause harm to another person then it becomes necessary for me to report. However I am able to understand that being angry and wanting to hurt someone is very different that having a plan and intent. The second exception is if you are a danger to yourself.  Being a danger to yourself means that you are unable to report a desire or plan to keep yourself self from suicide. I do understand the difference in have suicidal thoughts due to high levels of depression and hopelessness and having an active plan. My goal is to help you work to a safe a place and if I believe you need others to do that then I will create a plan with you on who we can safely break confidential with. 

Do you prescribe medications? 

No and there are lots of wonderful people that do! I’m happy to help my client’s find a provider that fits their medical needs. Medication can be a great help in the counseling process and I like to work along side medication providers to provide comprehensive care for my clients. 

What is DBT?

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  DBT is a behavioral based therapy (like Cognitive Behavior Therapy) that helps client’s to reduce judgement and understand the causes of their unwanted patterns of behavior, thoughts, and emotions. The therapy is full of wonderful tools that help clients increase their mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness (communication skills), emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. 

What is Trauma informed?

Trauma informed means that I am looking for signs and symptoms of trauma in my clients and adjusting the speed and depth of counseling based the intensity of the symptoms of trauma. Trauma includes any situation (some we remember and some we don’t) where your body and brain didn’t have the appropriate means of coping or understanding what was happening to it and had to slip into survival mode. This can have lasting effects on our nervous system and our view of the world. 

Does counseling cause more harm?

Making any meaningful long term changes in our life is going to cause some level of distress. Distress is not always harmful it if helps us to grow and learn. Therefore feeling some distress in the counseling process is normal and healthy. However, If you are constantly feeling in distress in a way that it is impacting your life outside of counseling, then counseling might be causing you more harm. If that is the case, it might not be counseling that is the issue but the relationship you have with your counselor.  If counselors know that you are feeling high levels of distress they can adjust the speed, techniques, and depth at which they are using to help reduce unnecessary distress. If you feel this is the case with me or with anyone else I highly recommend you communicate that and if it can’t be repaired then start the search for a counselor that would be a better fit for you.

CONTACt

Phone

615-945-0090

Email  emily@emilyelliscounseling.com

OFFICE HOURS

Mon + Wed + Thurs

9am - 4pm

TUES + FRI

9am - 8pm

SAT

Available on Request

 

LOCATION

ADDRESS

245 S Peters Road

Knoxville, TN 37923