Find hope & feel like yourself again

Amye R. Cole, LMFT specializes in individuals and families who are feeling disconnected from life and want to embrace their whole selves through curiosity, clarity, and peace of mind.
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My north star is service

I have over 11 years of experience working with individual adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, and groups in therapeutic settings. I work with individuals who have experienced a specific traumatic event and are feeling more stressed than usual and having a hard time focusing and families with adult children who feel disconnected from one another. I help clients stop having the past affect their daily life and restore feeling like themselves again. I ascribe to the belief that all people have a desire for belonging with ourselves as well as how we engage with others in the world. I provide a nonjudgmental space with accurate empathy where you can relax and be yourself in a confidential and trusting place. I believe in the evidence-based approach that trust and safety established in the therapeutic relationship is the foundation to healing. I incorporate the theoretical foundations of person-centered humanism, existentialism, and attachment-based family systems. Using these foundations, I adapt specific intervention tools to the individual needs of each client, couple, or family. I do this by working on a collaborative path with each client to develop a stronger and healthier sense of self, create healthy boundaries and assertiveness skills, realize a deeper meaning of existence in this world, strengthen relationships, and solicit appropriate change in a healthy adaptive way. In 2017, I began specializing in EMDR, a psychotherapy technique to alleviate distress associated with traumatic and emotionally vulnerable memories. I hold two master’s degrees, an M.A. in Educational Psychology with emphases in both School Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy and an M.B.A. in Strategic Management. I earned an Advanced Certificate in Addiction Treatment and Services in 2015 and became both a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and an NBCC International Mental Health Facilitator Trainer in Kigali, Rwanda in 2017. Service to the community is a central part of my life. I have volunteered at Ground Zero after September 11th, traveled with a maternal health nonprofit in the rural Himalayas of northern Nepal, and led a mental health education course with survivors of the genocide in Kigali, Rwanda in collaboration with local mental health colleagues. I also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer and an intern at a non-governmental organization at the United Nations. Working in mental health is my second career, and I consider it my vocational calling. Prior to this, I worked for almost ten years in secondary and higher education administration. I began working in a therapeutic capacity in 2012 in an outdoor setting with youth and young adults who had emotional and communication challenges. I continued on to work in school counseling, case management, a family violence and sexual assault center, substance use treatment, educational and advocacy settings, and now as an independent private practitioner. I am a life-long learner and devote time each year to attend workshops, seminars, conferences, and consultation groups relevant to my work throughout the country.
Amye R. Cole, MA, MBA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Blended Families
  • Career Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Work Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital


  • Attachment-Based
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors

Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Optum


  • Session Fees: $180 - $270

TeleHealth services to TN, CA, NV, & VA

Three Leaf Connections

Knoxville, TN 37940-4000