Kirsten Cannon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee

Kirsten Cannon, LPC-MHSP, LCMHC, NCC

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weight-inclusive, LGBTQIA+ affirming, anti-diet, sex-positive, neurodivergent therapist practicing with compassion and a sense of humor

I take an individualized, integrative, holistic approach to counseling and believe that a trusting, authentic therapist-client relationship is the foundation of any meaningful therapy work. I am an ideal fit for clients who are ready to dig deep and want to be heard and validated while also being challenged and held accountable. You will always be *safe* in sessions with me, but you may not always be *comfortable*. I have been trained in many interventions and I work collaboratively with clients to determine the best course of treatment for each individual. I personally understand the vulnerability and courage it takes to go to counseling and face your struggles, and I consider it an honor to walk your therapy journey with you. I have specialized experience in working with varying levels of disordered eating and sexual shame, and I am passionate about helping clients find freedom and recovery from diet culture and purity culture.

In therapy, I believe everything is relevant. There is no such thing as "too much information;" tell me everything and we can connect the dots together. I believe in a true holistic and multidisciplinary approach and I love to collaborate with physicians, PTs, dietitians, and body workers to help my clients heal their whole selves. I believe that our bodies remember things our minds have forgotten, so we have to include the body in the therapeutic healing process. Most of us are taught to disconnect from our bodies at a young age for various reasons, which results in us learning to abandon not only our bodies but ourselves, trusting outside sources rather than our own intuition about what we feel, think, like, and believe. Real and true emotional healing comes when we are able to reopen the conversation with our bodies, repair that ruptured relationship, and integrate into one gracefully embodied self. You are and have always been the expert on yourself and who you are.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Illness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Nutrition
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Autism
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$200.00 - $250.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Cash, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
8
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
4755
Tennessee
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
12554508-6004
Utah
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
National Certified Counselor
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
2015
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals)
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Memphis
Master of Science in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health)
2015
University of Memphis
Graduate Certificate in School Counseling
2019