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Kathy Duncan, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Hello, it is nice to meet you. My name is Kathy, and I live in Knoxville, TN. I have 33 years of experience working in the mental health profession and over 25 years of practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive knowledge in the treatment of depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, anger management, low self-esteem, relationship issues, ADHD and substance use. I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with individuals and couples dealing with difficult life circumstances, unexpected changes and past/present trauma. Over the course of my career, I have assisted individual in learning to manage some of the most difficult and often life-altering situations.

My approach combines cognitive behavioral, person-centered and psychodynamic therapy. I am particularly interested in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy as I firmly believe in the connection between our thoughts and how they affect our functioning. I will approach each visit with an open mind and non-judgmental attitude. I have had many former clients report that I am warm, empathetic, compassionate and affable. It is my belief that a strong therapeutic rapport is the foundation for a successful treatment outcome.

I look forward to meeting you soon and am so glad that you have decided to take this step forward in your journey towards better mental health.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TN LCSW 3543

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kathy Duncan. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I love being able to speak freely. Kathy has similar experiences This makes therapy so helpful and essential as I am greiving the loss of my mom.

Written on Feb 14, 2024 after therapy with Kathy for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kathy is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She’s a great listener and provides additional support, guidance and words of encouragement throughout the process. Kathy is gentle and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend.

Written on Jan 19, 2024 after therapy with Kathy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Always empathetic , considerate and constructive

Written on Jan 18, 2024 after therapy with Kathy for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is wonderful and listens, helping me work through issues. I really enjoy my therapy sessions and feel that it is helping me feel better.

Written on Nov 27, 2023 after therapy with Kathy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Awesome lady and therapist, would recommend her to anyone needing therapy! Very empathetic and provides great feedback!

Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Kathy for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kathy has been phenomenal from the very start. She is kind, honest, caring, and logical. Prior to working with Kathy, I had seen other therapists that didn't offer the level of support she does. I highly recommend her to any and everyone!

Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Kathy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse