McKenna McCracken, MA
In-office visits: Knoxville
My therapeutic approach:
- Throughout life various events, trauma, our childhood, life stressors etc. may condition us to lose touch with our true nature. As a counselor my goal is to help you connect with your authentic Self and the innate wisdom for healing you possess.
- Creating safety in the therapeutic relationship is essential. Oftentimes when we enter therapy, our relationships may not be a source of ease or trust in our lives. My aim as a counselor is to cultivate a connection built around transparency and honesty – qualities necessary for meaningful change and healing.
- As human beings our experience of health is based on so much more than our mental landscape. As a counselor my philosophy centers on viewing everyone holistically engaging mind, body, and spirit and assessing their unique needs; from there therapy is tailored to meet individual strengths and goals.
- Most of us have changes we wish to see in our lives, and in ourselves – sometimes we approach this change with self-criticism and shame. As a counselor one of my goals is to guide clients towards self-compassion and empathetic reflection to release emotional blockages and ultimately create new ways of relating to themselves and their environment.
Mckenna has a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Regis University. She has worked in various mental health settings and has provided care to clients of all ages. McKenna enjoys working with clients who are ready to make positive changes in their life. She has experience working with individuals going through tough life transitions, those who have experienced traumatic events, and individuals who are having a difficult time managing anxiety and depression. She is skilled in helping her clients change by teaching positive coping skills, emotional regulation techniques, and by promoting healthy life balance. By utilizing mindfulness, person-centered therapeutic techniques, and trauma-informed modalities McKenna is able to help guide her clients on a journey to self-discovery.
Via email: McKenna@withinholisticcounseling.com
Via Phone: 865-297-5077 ext.114