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Licensed Counselors

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Tammy Maxey, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CEDS
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, 
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

Owner, Founder
**Currently not accepting new clients**


My desire is working with each client in a non-judgmental manner as they strive to overcome their difficulties and working together toward an authentic life. My approach is assisting clients in discovering and expressing their gifts, talents and desires through the creation of self-compassion, while providing hope and support for their goals.


My approach, training and experience is based on evidenced based practices and include a combination of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT). This eclectic approach allows for you to learn practical coping skills to assist you in addressing your immediate concerns, as well as therapies to aide in your long term growth toward your goals. 


These approaches have been found to be effective in coping with a wide range of issues including Eating Disorders and other process Addictions, Substance Abuse, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders and Trauma.


I graduated from Capella University with Distinction in 2012 earning a Masters Degree in Addiction Counseling. I have obtained the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), the Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) credentials and certifications for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Traumatic Stress Studies from JRI in Boston, MA.

Additionally, I have experienced working at various levels of care, including a hospital crisis stabilization unit, residential programs, psychiatric and medical case management, contract agency employment and private practice. These opportunities have allowed me to gain a wide variety of experience in a multitude of behavioral health issues.


I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Dustin Nisley, LCSW, CSAM

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Certified Specialist in Anger Management

828-513-0989 or email

Has life ever kicked you down and as you were trying to recover from the setback, it felt as though no matter what you did or do, you just can't seem to get back up again? Thoughts and feelings of 'being stuck' ever cross your mind? As we go through life, it can be easy to look for things to blame our struggles on, and as we continue to build these expectations, it's as if we were never in control in the first place! Shifting thoughts, feelings, and perspectives about certain events that happen to us can be an extraordinary challenge; a process that can sometimes take many weeks, months, or even years. And that's okay! We can't always get through some of those challenges alone, so finding a therapist may be an important step on your new adventure of processing and healing. As a therapist, I am here to help guide you on your journey of shifting perspectives on your understanding of life, relationships, trauma, and everything else in between. This is done in a safe, non-judgmental environment where you get to take the reins! My professional mantra is that I will never ask you to do or participate in something I haven't done, or I am not willing to do myself, because what would the point of that be, am I right? I come to the field with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Indiana University with a concentration in mental health and substance misuse. I have approximately 10 years of experience working with children and their families who have struggled with many crises in their lives, and half of that time dedicated to families who have experienced domestic violence. I am trained in several treatment modalities which include: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I am a person-centered, strengths based, and solution focused clinician and I look forward to assisting you in creating the path to healing that works best for you.  ​

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Katie Young, MSW, LCSW-A

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

At this time I am only able to offer Virtual sessions

Intrusive thoughts? Feelings of dread? Relationship challenges? Trauma, anxiety, attachment wounds, and other mental health challenges all have a way of coming out in areas where we don’t want them. Therapy can help by providing a safe, non-judgemental space to process everything from daily stressors to deeply traumatic events, break generational patterns, and learn healthy coping skills along the way. I believe in a person-centered approach putting you in control while using a mix of EMDR, CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic therapy; all of this from an attachment and trauma informed lens. I’m a huge nerd and deeply value psycho education and using evidence-based modalities. I’m always happy to explain the science behind what we’re doing and why we as humans may respond in certain ways to certain situations based on our own unique experiences. Prior to entering the world of mental health, I graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University where I studied psychology and spent several years in the social justice field. Eventually, my experiences inspired me to make the transition into mental health. I received a master’s degree in clinical social work from Boston University in May of 2021, where I focused on trauma, CBT, and psychodynamic therapy. During graduate school and in my years prior to coming to private practice, I worked in community mental health and social services agencies. I have received additional training in: Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, Circle of Security Parenting (trained facilitator), EMDR, Polyvagal Theory, and the Gottman couples method (ongoing). One of the greatest predictors of effective therapy is feeling comfortable with your therapist. If you feel like we could work well together, I welcome your call (828-209-8881). We can chat about your goals and determine if I might be an effective fit. If it turns out I’m not, I work with some fabulous therapists I may be able to connect you with. Either way, it’s a start along your path.

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Kailani Morse, M.Ed, Ed.S, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

 864-214-6741 or

My name is Kailani and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. I strive to offer a non-judgemental, compassionate, and collaborative connection for you to explore your life and movetowards what matters most to you. Your whole identity is not only welcome in my office, but alsoembraced and celebrated. I am a passionate supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, poly/kink friendly, and social justice advocate for marginalized communities. My professional background is in health education and chronic disease management. Yet, after about 5 years in that career, my personal success with trauma therapy and healing led me to the field of counseling. I graduated from Clemson University with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I’m passionate about helping others create a life of joy, safety, and love. As a trauma-informed counselor, I specialize in working with people with attachment injuries and survivors of complex post-traumatic stress disorder and childhood abuse. I am also trained by Postpartum Support International for Perinatal Mood Disorders and treat issues including infertility,grief and loss, postpartum anxiety/OCD, and depression. Together we work to build safety around you and within yourself. We help you learn to trust yourself and be in touch with your body to know your needs. I use evidence-based techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in my practice. As a certified lifestyle coach and health education specialist, I can also integrate holistic health coaching into my practice, if desired. I practice from a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, and we dive into how our overall physical wellness impacts our mental health. We can discuss general nutritional needs, safe and therapeutic movement, sleep hygiene, and more. I believe in your resilience and strength, and I am here to support you on this challenging, yet transformative journey. Together, we will heal, grow, and create a future filled with love, empowerment, and safety. It takes courage to hope for change in your life, to reach out for help, and to be willing to examine yourself with a stranger. I would be honored to walk alongside you!

Emma Davis, MSW, LCSWA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

My name is Emma and my goal as a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate (LCSWA) is to provide a therapeutic space for healing, compassion, empathy, and acceptance. You matter, and you don't have to walk your journey alone. Your struggles and triumphs deserve to be heard in a non-judgmental and caring space, with a therapist who values your individuality and the goals you want to achieve. My background consists of working with women who have experienced addiction, trauma, intrusive thoughts, attachment wounds, depression, anxiety, abusive relationships, and low self-esteem. When working with clients, I utilize evidence-based practices, including a trauma-informed and person centered approach. Other practices that I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an attachment frame, Polyvagal Theory, and the three-phase trauma processing model. All of these practices are designed to help promote healing, positive coping skills, healthy thinking habits, and self-confidence. I value the lessons that psychoeducation can give and have also integrated this consistently throughout my time as a therapist. I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work Degree and Master of Social Work Degree from Eastern Michigan University. I also have a Certificate in Child Welfare and worked primarily in this field during the years in which I was an undergraduate and graduate student. This included being an on-the-ground social worker serving families through child protective services, adoptions, and foster care, and witnessing first-hand how childhood trauma impacts us as human beings. After graduating with my Master's Degree, I moved to the mountains of North Carolina, a place I frequented every summer growing up and dreamed of one day living. It was here that I discovered my passion for working with adults in a counseling setting when I was employed at a nonprofit domestic violence agency in Brevard. I worked with women healing from and actively fleeing domestic violence for a year and a half and I obtained my LCSWA in the process. After being granted my licensure, I shifted to working in a residential rehab in Fletcher, NC, for women in active addiction and with co-occurring mental health disorders. It was here that I worked with women individually and also in groups, witnessing and walking alongside their journeys of hardship and hope. After deciding to shift to an outpatient setting, I came to work at Hendersonville Counseling and am so looking forward to the journey ahead. I would consider it an honor and a privilege to work with you as you make the brave decision to step outside of your comfort zone and prioritize yourself and your healing. Deciding to make a change in your life is a hard and important step, and I would be happy to talk to you more about your goals and what you are looking to focus on in your therapeutic work. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin, writer"

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Victoria Benson
Insurance, Billing, and Practice Consultant
Victory Mental Health Consulting


Victoria is the owner of Victory Mental Health Consulting (VMHC). Prior to the creation of her business, her background was in Finance and Profitability for large worldwide corporations. She developed a love of making companies profitable and more efficient, but found that the global companies were so massive in size, she couldn't see how her efforts helped transform individual lives. VMHC began in 2013 with a lot of faith, few clients, humble beginnings, and a passion to help small businesses grow and function efficiently on a more personal level. She focused her skill-set towards a field she is passionate about: Mental Health, as she believes in and knows the importance of what practitioners do. She has since had the honor of meeting mental health clinicians from all over the US and she enjoys watching their practices grow and become profitable.

When she's not working, she can be found discussing the fascinating world of Sociology, hanging out with her two children, chasing after her puppy warrior, Xena, or watching the newest series released on Netflix.

Billing Can be reached at 888-853-2141.

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