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Amy Moore Kimsey, LCSW

 

 

Amy Moore Kimsey, L.C.S.W.


307 High Street, Maryville TN 37804
Phone: (865) 659-0834
Fax: (865) 379-2869


 

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Hello and welcome to Cove Mountain! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families.  The majority of my work is with parents and their children.  My approach is to provide practical interventions that work with your individual child/teen.   I believe that you are the expert on your child so my job is to guide, support and make suggestions towards obtaining your goals.

In working with families, I have discovered that one person is rarely to blame for children/family difficulties.  Instead, the difficulties come from unsuccessful interactions between family members.  Often, there is not a "good fit" between a parenting style and a child's personality/temperament.  I help families find new successful ways to interact which result in improved behavior, structured and organized households, improved communication, and closer relationships.

In addition to working with families, I am involved in advocating for women's rights.  I often see women in my office who feel that they have no ability to make their lives what they want it to be. They are over-working, over-giving, and need a chance to get back to taking care of themselves.  Taking this step results in a more fulfilling life in every area.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment or have any questions, call me at 659-0834.  Nothing worthwhile is ever easy, but with support you will be surprised at how much you can do.
 

ISSUES THAT I WORK WITH:
  • ADD/ADHDEating Disorders
  • Behavior Problems
  • School Problems
  • Divorce Adjustment
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Problems
  • Parenting Issues
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Emotional Developmental Delay
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Court Involvement
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Dissociation
  • Women's Issues

QUALIFICATIONS:

I received my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee in 1995.  From 1991-1998, I worked at Camelot Care Center in two different treatment programs for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.  The majority of my experience there was in an intensive program working with families in their homes.  From 1995-1998, I was a director of the Camelot in-home program in Maryville.  From 1998-2002, I worked at Blount Memorial Hospital Concern EAP while I began my private practice. I left that job this year to dedicate more time to my private practice.  I have provided trainings on children and adolescents to both parents and local organizations.