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Alan Whitley, LMSW

Alan Whitley

Therapist at The Counseling Center at St. Philip's Episcopal Church

Alan is a Licensed Master Social Worker. Alan is a graduate of Belmont University. After completing his Bachelor’s degree, he completed his Master’s at The University of Tennessee Knoxville.


Alan works regularly with individuals experiencing a variety of struggles including anxiety, depression, grief, low self-worth, relational challenges, life transitions specifically within college students, substance abuse, spiritual issues, and issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.


 Alan believes the most important part of therapy is creating a safe space for the client to be their full authentic self. Alan’s primary goal is to create a non-judgmental space and meet the client right where they are. While he works with a variety of therapeutic approaches, Alan finds most of his work centers around cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, narrative therapy, 12-step approach, and mindfulness- based approaches that utilize relaxation, deep breathing techniques, and essential oils. Alan believes that we each have a story, and that we each deserve the opportunity to embrace and heal the different chapters of our life.





Master of Social Work, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2021)

 Bachelor of Social Work, Belmont University (2019) 


Certifications & Licensure:

Licensed Master Social Worker

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