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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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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!

Ardelle Bland, PhD, LCMHC, NCC,MAC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Master's Addiction Specialist

I believe we all have baggage from experiences we have had in this life and that we had to find a way to survive, and we did. Survive, that is. Maybe we didn’t use the best strategy long-term, but we got through it. Then later in life we might realize a habit was formed. Perhaps that habit is causing some problems. Maybe that habit is yelling at people, or maybe it’s an addiction of some kind, maybe it’s being on high alert, maybe it’s anxiety, maybe it’s food. The list goes on. I believe we all carry baggage of some kind. But I also believe in healing. I believe we can change. I believe we can grow and learn new ways of being. I also believe growth is a journey. It’s a process. Learning a new skill, new habits, new ways of being, new ways of coping; the growth journey takes time. Sometimes we need some support and guidance to get started. That’s where therapy can help. As a therapist, I can guide you through the process. I can help you identify life events, beliefs that resulted, habits, and ways of coping that came about. I can help you identify new habits and create a plan for a new chapter. I can offer support and help you be realistic about the journey. I can help you identify blind spots, like internal conflicts and barriers. I can help you find a new path. I currently work with women seeking to make or navigate a life change. Perhaps it’s to alleviate symptoms of depression or anxiety, or cope with a job or life change. Perhaps it’s a goal to reduce stress or improve coping strategies. I have training and experience in working with disordered eating, substance abuse, and healing trauma narratives. I graduated with a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University while practicing in the field. I have worked in a university setting, residential rehab and intensive outpatient programs for eating disorders and addiction treatment, a large faith-based counseling center, a wellness retreat, and also have experience providing online counseling. I have also been on my own lifelong healing journey and draw on my experiences to offer empathy, hope, support, and encouragement. I look forward to learning more about you and your journey!

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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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