Lara Edington, MA, CPC

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  • MA in Prof. Counseling & Certified Prof. Coach
  • 9111 Cross Park Dr. Suite D200, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37923
  • Phone: 865-335-7812
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  • Session Fees: $50-$90 per session; $10 per group session
  • AnOpenMindLLC.com
  • This member is also available for E-counseling.
  • E-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam

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My Story:
I was born and raised here in Knoxville, Tennessee.My parents divorced when I was 15 years old
after a very turbulent 21 years. I was forced to go to family therapy with my mom and sister and it was in that first, and only session that I decided that I wanted to become a Counselor. I left that session feeling horrible and like I had no voice because I was a kid. I promised myself that I would learn how to be a counselor and never make anyone feel the way I did that day. After watching my parents go through such a rough marriage, divorce, and post-divorce, I became very intrigued with helping other couples. In college, I was determined to become a Couples and Sex Therapist because I felt that my open-mindedness and my positive energy could greatly benefit people in this area. At the end of a long, winding road with several forks in it, I finally opened my practice in April 2012. After 5 years of practice, a marriage, and a baby, I'm still going strong working with couples, individuals, and families to make their lives happier and healthier and loving every minute of it.

Qualifications:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
*Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology
ArgosyUniversity, Nashville
*Master’s in Professional Counseling
Fowler Wainwright International
*Certification in Professional Coaching

Mental Health Experience:
KingstonAcademy (formerly known
as Camelot Schools, LLC) from 2001-2003.
*Worked with Emotionally Disturbed Children in
a residential setting.
Helen Ross McNabb Center from 2003-2009.
*Liaison Counselor and Program Coordinator in a program for Emotionally Disturbed children in Knox County Schools.
*Program Coordinator in the Children and Youth Medication Clinic.
*Program Coordinator in a residential alcohol and drug treatment facility for adolescent males.
The Solution Source, LLC from 2009-2012.
*Admissions Coordinator and Operations Manager of an Outpatient Behavioral Health Treatment Facility.
Youth Villages from 2012-2013
*PRN Specialized Crisis Counselor for children and youth who are in need of a crisis assessment in the Knoxville and surrounding area.

Other:
Metropolitan Drug Coalition from 2006 to 2014.
* Committee for Decreasing Prescription Drug Abuse
Richard Yoakley School from 2012 to 2014.
*Volunteer biweekly in two classrooms providing adventure-based social skills training.
The Bride Link from 2012 to 2015.
*Vendor, Relationship Expert, and Blog Author
Successful Women Networking Together from 2012 to current.
*Networking group for women.
Autism Society of East Tennessee from 2013-current.
*Chair the Rock Around the Dock for Autism event each Spring.
















Lara Edington Reaches

Knoxville TN