Founder & Clinic Director
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Dr. Stephen "David" Hall is a family therapist and mental health counselor who is the Clinic Director of Haven Counseling Center, which he founded as "Haven Family Psychiatry" in 2015. Dr. Hall’s clinical experience is in working with professionals, teenagers, college students, families, and couples with issues such as personal identity, career counseling, sexual health, family communication, spiritual/faith concerns, and anxiety. His expertise is in the therapeutic use of story, imagery, and metaphor as ways to help people see their lives and new solutions. Dr. Hall also provides clinical supervision for post-graduates seeking LPC-MHSP and/or LMFT licensure in Tennessee.

Professionally, Dr. Hall holds dual licenses in Tennessee as a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) and as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider-Approved Supervisor (LPC-MHSP-AS). He is an Approved Supervisor (AS) under the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT Approved Supervisor), a certified sex therapist (CST) under the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists, a national certified counselor (NCC) under the National Board for Certified Counselors, and earned a certificate in substance abuse disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also done therapeutic training under the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH).

Along with his clinical work, Dr. Hall is the Founder and Chief Maven of PsychMaven, a group that provides courses, consulting, and other resources for therapists seeking career/business development as well as clinical continuing education training. Since 2011, Dr. Hall has been the Director of the Narrative Institute, a founding component institute of PsychMaven that provides education and training in the study and application of narrative theory and the craft of story in multiple settings. He also has the privilege of serving as an adjunct professor with Richmont Graduate University and as a former President of the Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TNAMFT), the Tennessee state division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Growing up in the Rocky Hill and Bearden neighborhoods of West Knoxville, David graduated high school from the Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK). David received his B.A. in History from Middle Tennessee State University, his M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University, and his Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) from California Southern University. After beginning his clinical career in Atlanta, David and his wife, Brandy, relocated to Knoxville and both joined the therapy staff of Ebenezer Counseling Services in 2008. At the end of 2015, David launched Haven in the hopes of offering more services to the Knoxville community. On a personal note, David enjoys the mountains, podcasts, old movies, good reads, conversations about anything and sometimes just being lazy with his wife, family, and friends. David is also a novelist and songwriter who loves to see how art and story show the hand and mind of the Creator and interwoven narratives of peoples' lives. 

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Approved Supervisor- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Approved Supervisor (AS)- Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors & Therapists (for LPC-MHSP licensure)

Dr. Hall's Services and Pricing

  • New Patient Therapy Appointment (Up to 90 mins)


  • Follow-Up Therapy Appointments (45 mins)     

  • Clinical Supervision (for LMFT and LPC/MHSP)

  • Group Supervision (minimum of 3 supervisees)


-$200 per intake

-$150 per session

-$100 per session

-$35 per session

Dr. Hall is out-of-network with all insurance plans, we can help you file for your out-of-network benefits on request.

Limited Availability of Scholarship Assistance for Sessions on Request, Click Here For More Information


Dr. Hall is currently not accepting new clients, but is happy to book appointments with current or returning clients. To book a session, please Click Here

Or you can call us at 865-409-5001, ext 801

For general inquiries, you can also reach out to Dr. Hall on his Psychology Today page here.