Counselor Bios

 
 Sara DeYoung, LCSW

Sara DeYoung, LCSW

Sara DeYoung, LCSW

I have been a clinical social worker for 15 years and I have provided therapy in several different settings - in private practice, community health centers, as well as public schools. I have formal training in a variety of therapeutic techniques - including psychoanalytic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

I feel honored that my clients share their stories, their dreams and their goals with me. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I tend to work more with depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I would love to discuss with you more about your specific needs.

Phone: 423-902-6352
Email:
sldeyoung13@gmail.com


 Stephanie Nelson, LCSW

Stephanie Nelson, LCSW

Stephanie Nelson, LCSW

I earned my degrees at Ohio University, Athens, OH and University of Wisconsin-Madison. My work has been in mental health in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment, intensive outpatient, research and outpatient. I currently work in a private practice setting and as an Adjunct Professor in the Social Work Department at UTC.

I can help you achieve your goals utilizing personalized treatment to address specific needs and concerns. I work with individuals and families and have a strong clinical background in mental health, behavioral, parenting, grief/loss, trauma, relationship issues, problem solving, coping with stress and goal setting.

I will provide a confidential and relaxing environment where you (as individuals or families) can feel comfortable and safe sharing your feelings and concerns. You will be guided through the process of utilizing your strengths as you work toward accomplishing your goals.

My office is handicap accessible and has a private entrance. Office hours are by appointment only to meet client needs.

Phone: 423-800-2881
Email:
sn_nelson@yahoo.com 
Website:
StephanieNelsonLCSW.com


 Kim Stricker, LCSW

Kim Stricker, LCSW

Kim Stricker, LCSW

Kimberly Stricker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice, close to Shallowford Road and Lee Highway, with over 20 years of experience in mental health and wellness.  Some specific areas of focus include depression, anxiety, stress, grief, trauma, job stress management, relationship stress management, couples therapy, food addictive behaviors, and providing clinical supervision for professionals seeking licensure.  Videotherapy through a HIPAA-compliant patient portal is an additional option for busy physicians struggling to find the time to care for themselves the way they care for so many others.

Phone: 423-510-1999 ext. 3
Email:
kimstrickerlcsw@gmail.com


 
 
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Lawrence Wentworth, LCSW

I have been a psychotherapist in the Chattanooga area for 41 years and in private practice for the past 14 years. During that time, I have been a provider of EAP services for several companies, which requires an approach based on a short term, problem-solving method of treatment. I have also been a provider for the TNPAP program for about ten years. My practice is for adults. I enjoy my work and approach each person holistically as a unique individual and work together with the person to decide what the focus of the counseling will be and what the desired outcomes are. I have learned many different approaches and techniques and am flexible and practical in my counseling methods. I am usually quite successful with most clients.

Phone: 423-296-1230
Email:
ldwlcsw77@att.net

 

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William Wray, Ed.D., LCP

I provide counseling and consultative services. With the help of my colleague, Mark Shively, we also provide training using biofeedback technology. As a counselor, my role is to listen, discern strengths and vulnerabilities, and invite growth/advancement from those placing trust in my care. As a consultant, I strive to provide fair/impartial answers (in the manner of a scientist) to posted questions. Cognitive-behavioral training can address many thought patterns, behaviors and psychological states (such as stress).

Some of the more common problems addressed here are high anxiety, dysphoria/depression, attention-deficit disorders, post-traumatic stress, brain/memory dysfunction, relationship issues, communication issues, sadness/grief, and recovery from major illness or injury.

Phone: 423-267-2134
Email:
williamawray@gmail.com