Roderick Lewis is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider in the state of Tennessee. Roderick received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Tennessee and his Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Lincoln Memorial University. Roderick has accumulated over 15 years of experience working in the mental health and counseling field. Roderick’s counseling experiences include crisis stabilization, private practice, faith-based counseling, community based treatment, residential treatment, and outpatient treatment.
Roderick uses an eclectic style of psychotherapy merging multiple theoretical orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Logotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Schema Therapy. Roderick uses his vast knowledge of these theoretical approaches to help his clients identify both their strengths and weaknesses in an effort to establish an effective course of action in the development of their individualized treatment plan. As a clinician, Roderick states, ” I believe the client is the foremost expert on themselves and it is my responsibility to create a safe environment in which the client is willing to share by earning the client’s trust through the application of the three Rogerian principles: empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard.” Roderick utilizes a person centered approach for the treatment of depression, anxiety, anger, grief, interpersonal and family relationships, personality disorders and other mental health diagnoses. This approach allows him an opportunity to implement an array of evidence based treatment interventions to assist and empower his clients through development of self awareness, identification of healthy coping skills, and intervention strategies. Roderick is an approved EMDR therapist and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) therapist. Lastly, he has a comprehensive understanding of evidence based techniques, strategies, and interventions which are effective for establishing self esteem, healthy communication, and trust to restore the individual, and help mend family relationships which have been eroded as result of trauma or addiction.
As a member of the 1989 and 1990 SEC Championship football teams at the University of Tennessee and VOL for life (VFL), Roderick enjoys all things Volunteer. In his free time, Roderick enjoys time with his family, visits to the beach, trips home on the Gulf Coast, participation in church activities, and service work in the Knoxville community with socially and economically challenged adults and youth.