GI For Kids Behavioral Health Clinic

Hello, I’m Scott Hendrix.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduate of The University of Tennessee Knoxville where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design and a Master of Science in Social Work. My prior experience and careers include business management, non-profit management, and serving my community for seven years as a law enforcement officer.  I began providing clinical services in an outpatient setting that utilized a community mental health model and spent the last six years serving people with substance use disorders/co-occurring mental health disorders in a residential and outpatient chemical dependency treatment center.  I am past board member and treasurer for The Symposium for the Advancement of Family Therapy, I teach suicide prevention in the community as a QPR Gatekeeper Instructor and am a member of The University of Tennessee College of Social Work Advisory Council.  In my spare time, I sell real estate which I have done for 14 years and am adjunct faculty in the UTK College of Social Work teaching substance abuse and social welfare courses.  I have been in Knoxville nearly all my life and enjoy hiking and backpacking in the Smoky Mountains.  I also collect crazy socks and love donuts.  

My approach to therapy is an evidence-based, client-centered and theoretically eclectic approach; while I do utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Schema Therapy, and both 12-Step and Harm Reduction interventions, I tailor my approach to meet the specific and individual needs of each client, which can even change during the course of a session.  I have experience working with law enforcement/public safety professionals and in programs specifically designed for individuals from the healthcare, transportation/railroad, and aviation industries with mental health/substance use disorders. I am a generalist social worker, so I treat most all conditions, but typically treat individuals, couples, and adolescents living with trauma/PTSD, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, religious trauma, sexual addictions, alcohol and drug, and anger management concerns. I also focus on serving the LGBTQIA+ community and will not turn anyone away for treatment unless your needs are outside the scope of my practice.  Everyone deserves help.

 I create a safe, affirming and gender inclusive space, accepting and supporting with unconditional positive regard all clients regardless of background, beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, or identity.  I believe we all have a story to tell, and if we don’t feel safe, we won’t tell or share it, therapy won’t work, and we won’t get better. We all have stories and some of us need help telling them, living with them, and even re-writing them to reduce unwelcome symptoms and recognize our full potential, whatever that looks like for you.  My hope for all my clients is that they feel safe, supported, and empowered to make real change.

I am excited to be able to offer practice counseling/therapy services to the patients at GI For Kids. Please contact the GI For Kids to schedule an appointment.

Scott is currently in network with Cigna and Amerigroup. Please contact GI For Kids for private pay details.

 

Call us at (865) 546-3998 to schedule a Behavioral Health Clinic appointment with Mr. Hendrix!