Agee opens new counseling practice in Maryville

Annabel Agee

Annabel Agee

Annabel Agee, PHD, a licensed professional counselor/mental health services provider, has opened her private practice in a new office in Maryville. Located at 470 Ellis Avenue (in the middle level of the highland complex), Dr. Agee provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

Dr. Agee states, “my approach to therapy is gentle and client-centered, and I am comfortable working with individuals of all ages and life experiences.”

“I know how to listen, not only with my ears but with my heart,” Dr. Agee offers as the reason people are able to connect with her so easily.

According to Dr. Agee, “reaching out for help is a sign of strength and resilience for individuals and families struggling with the stress of life.”

Her specialized training includes level II EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), level II Eagala Model Equine-assisted Therapy, and level II Dialectical Behavior Therapy. For on-line information, visit

Offering a limited, introductory rate of $10 per session for psychoeducational groups: women in families (Monday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m.) and grandparents as parents (Thursday afternoons, 1-2:30 p.m.), Dr. Agee is excited about giving people opportunities to recognize their strengths and make sense of life transitions.

Following her 20-year career with Pellissippi State - teaching and serving as head of the Blount County campus until 1998 - Agee returned to the University of Tennessee to pursue her doctoral degree in family studies. She then served in various roles at nursing homes, community mental health programs, and residential mental health programs before resuming her private practice in Maryville.

Dr. Agee is the daughter of Dorothy Martin Agee and the late Dr. Oliver Agee. She has two adult children, Kim Agee of Maryville and Mark Hughes of Nashville, and three grandchildren - Keeana Agee, age 13; Dashawn Williams, age 5; and Emma Hughes, age 5.

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