Travis Kobler, LPC-MHSP, ACS
Owner & Operator
- In-Person or Telehealth
- Accepting New Clients: Yes
- Phone: (865) 805-2575
- Email: [email protected]
Hello, I’m Travis and I am a generalist mental health practitioner. This means that I specialize in a wide variety of issues, both individually and with couples, to help clients achieve their desired goals.
I founded Crossroads Mental Wellness Center in November, 2020, with my wife, Kendall. Together we bring to Knoxville, Tennessee over 20+ years of combined mental health experience in school and clinical mental health perspectives.
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. Most recently I completed the course work to become an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
My approach to counseling is both holistic and relational. Crisis, emotion, and life circumstances can cause us to lose focus and objectivity. This can cause us to challenge everything we believe and know, leaving us confused and afraid. It is in these times that we reach out and counseling can be beneficial to help improve our overall mental health.
I’m glad you’re here and if you’re ready to schedule an appointment with me, please send me a message. I look forward to talking to you!
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 adult 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.
Christianity, spirituality, and faith systems play a significant role into most people’s journeys. While I can 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!