I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with a Mental Health Service Provider (MHSP) Designation. I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a M.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I received my B.S. from Newberry College (SC), and worked professionally in both the restaurant and construction industries prior to pursuing a career in the counseling profession.
I’m the founder of Crossroads Mental Wellness Center and have been counseling since 2014.
Mondays- 9:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesdays- 9:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesdays- 9:00am to 7:00pm
Thursdays- 9:00am to 6:00pm
Fridays- 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturdays- Scheduled on a client by client basis
* Phone Sessions and Telehealth available upon request.
I love sports, and have played sports all my life. I appreciate the individual responsibility, discipline, and teamwork structure it teaches and provides. Sports can teach us so much about ourselves and others. When I am not playing/watching sports, my wife and I tend to spend most of our time playing and chasing our two kids around.
A lot has happened in these years since moving to Knoxville, I met my wife, started my family, graduated from UTK, and began working in the counseling profession. After living all over the Southeast, it is easy to now call Knoxville, TN our home.
I have always viewed counseling as being a part of a journey. We all started somewhere, are heading towards a destination, and have been shaped by the paths we’ve taken. My focus in therapy is to align myself with my clients to gain a deep and meaningful understanding of where they have come from.
As we journey together, my hope as a therapist is to help my clients gain insight on the paths that have shaped them and help navigate them in the healing process. This process can ultimately have a significant impact on their present course, create course correction, and provide alternate outcomes for their destination. Life certainly is a series of goals, paths, destinations; a great and unique journey.
My therapeutic orientation is mainly derived from Reality Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Theories, but is also influenced by alternative theories producing more of an eclectic approach. I view counseling as an ingredient toward the process of healing, health, and wellness; and I do not believe in a singular approach to do therapy with my clients. We are all unique and individual and I work hard to understand who my client is and who they would like to become. My approach to counseling is client-centered, holistic, and relational.
My passion is working with adolescents, teen issues, and their relationships with parents. My other passions have grown into working with adults issues and couples/marital work. I also see all types of clients suffering with an array of anxiety disorders, grief & loss, depression, life stage developmental issues, self-exploration, sexual identification/ LGBTGI+ issues, communication skills, crisis, school related issues, career, and family conflict.
My journey has been, and continues to be, shaped and influenced by my relationship with Christ. Christianity, spirituality, and faith systems play a significant role into most people’s journeys. While I utilize faith based counseling, I work diligently to respect and honor the belief systems (or lack thereof) of my clients and meet them where they are. Ultimately it is our clients’ systems that provide them security, peace, direction, and influence. Asking for help can be a very difficult process, but it is a vital first step towards healing and wellness. Let’s partner up and journey together!
Crossroads Mental Wellness Center is counseling center located in Knoxville, Tennessee, registered under CrossroadsTN, LLC. Crossroads was founded by Travis & Kendall Kobler.