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Aleana Young-Hilsinger LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Aleana Young-Hilsinger Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. Hello, I am glad that you are here! As you work with me, you will see that I am very liberal, non-judgmental, and inclusive to all cultural and racial identities. Clients often want to work with me because I have a holistic approach to therapy and teach a wide variety of skills. I am of the LGBTQIA + community and specialize in issues that arise in this population, including religious persecution.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Aleana Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 14 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about working with women, LGBTQIA+, and trauma victims. She primarily works with adults that are dealing with mental health issues, life stressors, and traumatic experiences. Aleana specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and trauma-related Disorders. She has a lot of experience working with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and PTSD. It is her mission to empower those that have been oppressed by violence and prejudice. Aleana completed her Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Tennessee. She attended UT for undergraduate studies as well and obtained a bachelor's degree in Psychology. People often appreciate that she is open-minded and a "non-religious" therapist that leans more toward spirituality and healing. Aleana has certifications in mindfulness-based Therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), as well as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). She also utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and intuitive counseling. Aleana has been a Reiki Master/ Teacher since 2000 and incorporates this into sessions when requested. She is passionate about empowering her clients to find their inner strengths and supporting them on their healing journey. Many of us have experienced anxiety, depression, or difficult life changes. It can seem overwhelming trying to navigate everything we have to do while taking care of ourselves emotionally, mentally, and physically. She is here to help you learn how to cope with extreme emotions and anxiety; teach you how to overcome a depressive episode, manage anxiety disorders, or complete EMDR for trauma-related conditions. She teaches meditation skills and utilizes a strength-based approach to help you become the best version of yourself. Aleana encourages her clients to embrace their authentic selves, increase self-love, and find the things in life that bring them joy.





Borderline Personality Disorder

Domestic violence

General Expertise





Borderline Personality Disorder


Aging related concerns

Bipolar disorder

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Existential Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Tennessee, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 6310


Master of Social Work, University of Tennessee

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Frequently Asked Questions About Aleana Young-Hilsinger, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Aleana Young-Hilsinger, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Aleana Young-Hilsinger accepting new clients?

Yes, Aleana Young-Hilsinger is accepting new clients for online therapy in Tennessee and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling Knoxville, 320 N Peters Rd Suite C, Knoxville, TN, 37922.

Does Aleana Young-Hilsinger accept insurance?

Yes, Aleana Young-Hilsinger accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Humana.

What types of therapy does Aleana Young-Hilsinger offer?

Aleana Young-Hilsinger offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Aleana Young-Hilsinger offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Aleana Young-Hilsinger offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling Knoxville, 320 N Peters Rd Suite C, Knoxville, TN, 37922.

Does Aleana Young-Hilsinger offer online therapy?

Yes, Aleana Young-Hilsinger offers online therapy to people in Tennessee.

How quickly can I see Aleana Young-Hilsinger?

Aleana Young-Hilsinger typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Aleana Young-Hilsinger speak?

Aleana Young-Hilsinger conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Aleana Young-Hilsinger online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Aleana Young-Hilsinger online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.