Last edited 12/11/2023

Melissa Whelpley LMSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

We don't have to do it all alone, we were never meant to - Brene Brown... This is why I am a therapist. I enjoy working alongside my clients, as a team, seeing them reach their goals. Often times people share things with me they haven't shared with anyone else. Because of this, I believe that relationship and trust between client and therapist are the most important factors in therapy. I work with ages 4-39 year old adults. I have a history working with individuals as well as families. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as well as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment, Self Regulation and Competency, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Play Therapy. My specialty is working with teens and young adults. I believe this critical transition period is so important in order for clients to reach their full potential.





General Expertise




Bipolar disorder

Child mental health

Veterans' issues

In-Network Insurance


Cigna EAP

Evernorth Health Services


UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete


Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)



  • Tennessee, LMSW, 13431


University of Tennessee Knoxville

Online Therapy

Office at 6305 Lonas Dr, Knoxville, TN

Frequently Asked Questions About Melissa Whelpley, LMSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Melissa Whelpley, LMSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Melissa Whelpley accepting new clients?

Yes, Melissa Whelpley is accepting new clients for online therapy in Tennessee and in-person appointments at 6305 Lonas Dr, Suite 101, Knoxville, TN, 37909.

Does Melissa Whelpley accept insurance?

Yes, Melissa Whelpley accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna EAP, Evernorth Health Services, Optum and UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete.

Does Melissa Whelpley offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Melissa Whelpley offers in-person appointments at 6305 Lonas Dr, Suite 101, Knoxville, TN, 37909.

Does Melissa Whelpley offer online therapy?

Yes, Melissa Whelpley offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Tennessee.

How quickly can I see Melissa Whelpley?

Melissa Whelpley 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 Melissa Whelpley speak?

Melissa Whelpley conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Melissa Whelpley online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Melissa Whelpley online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.