P. Maggie Klotz

Ph.D. | HSP

To have someone open their heart in therapy and trust me with it, is truly an honor. Therapy can be hard. It can feel extremely vulnerable to allow another person witness you open up. Often times people share things with me they haven’t shared with anyone else. Because of this, I believe the relationship between client and therapist is the most important factor in therapy. I firmly believe that in order to get the most out of therapy, you have to feel connected with the person sitting across from you and feel like your therapist “gets it.”

Therefore my first goal in therapy is to help my clients feel safe in my office while discussing their concerns. Beyond that, I take an integrative approach to therapy, conceptualizing problem development from psychodynamic and interpersonal theories while utilizing interventions from emotion focused, dialectical behavioral, interpersonal and cognitive behavioral theories. Moreover, all of my work is grounded in strength-based and multicultural perspectives.

Pronouns: She/Her

Clinical Interests

While I am trained as a generalist and enjoy working with a wide range of presenting concerns, I have expertise in areas related to complex trauma, relationship difficulties, sports performance, family-of-origin issues, impulse-control, suicidality, self-injurious behavior, and identity concerns. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming provider and consider my office to be a safe place for all.

Professional History

I am a Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Tennessee. I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2014. Prior to receiving my doctorate degree, I received my Master’s of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and my Bachelor’s of Science (Psychology Major) from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I moved to Knoxville after accepting a job at University of Tennessee and spent over a decade working in College Counseling before starting my own practice.

Personal Interests

Family is always my top priority so most my free time is spent with them! I also love being outdoors with my camera and love both landscape and journalistic photography. I was a college athlete and am still a huge sports fan so I enjoy playing or watching almost any sport. If I don’t feel like being active, I can be found curled up on my couch with my family and our scruffy little pup, Baxter.