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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

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Kathy has been fantastic. She has offered suggestions and tips on how to lessen my anxiety and stress. She is an active listener and responds quickly to messages.

Written on Jun 05, 2024 after therapy with Kathy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I love Kathy, very receptive and kind, nonjudgmental, allows me to talk and offers her professional advice! Definitely recommend her!

Written on Jun 04, 2024 after therapy with Kathy for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kathy has always offered me the best possible and tangible advice. She's helped me through some very difficult moments over the past two years.

Written on May 09, 2024 after therapy with Kathy for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This was my first session. Kathy listened to my primary concerns. Although, she doesn't have expertise with eating disorders, her knowledge was better than some "experts" I have seen in the past. I look forward to our next session.

Written on Mar 04, 2024 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

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