My passion is seeing people establish and restore healthy relationships with themselves, others, and their most deeply held dreams and passions.

Phillip Tucker

MA, LPC-MHSP

I help people make peace with themselves and the difficult parts of their journey through various skills and techniques. Counseling is the container for building a solid relationship with my clients and helping them learn solutions to their problems.

My clients find mindful self awareness helps them tap into their inner wisdom and regular self-care practices help heal old wounds. This frees them up to live more fully in the present, while building an optimal future.

My resume is colored with a wide variety of jobs working with diverse populations. My history of working with clients from a variety of  backgrounds through previous non-profit, government, community mental health, and residential settings, deeply influences my practice.

One of my most rewarding experiences was working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. I learned so much about grace, love, and the tenacity of the human spirit.

I view my work with clients as being very collaborative.

I believe you bring a lot of resources to the table already, including some that you may view as part of “the problem.” The problem was oftentimes an answer to an earlier challenge, which is why we call it “The Answer.” My clients are often stunned by this revelation when they experience this truth for the first time. I offer support and strive to create safety in therapy, yet don’t shy away from giving direct feedback or challenging a thought or belief that might be getting in the way of progress.

Clients tend to appreciate my blunt, yet caring disposition. I’m unapologetically me and encourage you to be the same.

I genuinely believe we are all on a journey to achieve whatever it is that we most want out of life. We all need to know that we have what it takes to fully embrace that journey. The only way to truly know that is to take the leap. You have to be willing to go to the places within yourself that scare you the most in order to achieve the greatest rewards. We all have our metaphorical dragons to slay.  

If you’re willing to go to those scary places within, We will help equip you with the skills and resources you need for the journey .

Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Cum Laude)
Bachelor of Arts in English (Cum Laude)

Johnson University
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy/Professional Counseling

Credentials, Training, and Memberships

Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP)

Level I Somatic Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization Trained (SAFE - EMDR)
**Level II Certification in progress**

American Counseling Association (ACA) Member
Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) Member 

Katie Tucker

BS, Psychology

Katie is the First Impression Manager for Shade Tree Therapy and the creative passion behind the Life on the Run podcast. Katie holds a bachelors in Psychology, which guides her passion for running  and inspiring others.

Katie is currently in the process of obtaining her Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Coaching Certification. Along with many races we were impatiently looking forward to, this process has been delayed by Covid - 19. Stay tuned for running coaching services… In the meantime, catch Katie on the Life on the Run Podcast.