Green and Purple Succulents

 MEET THE TEAM 

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Tabatha Jones
PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Owner

“I have always hated when people ask me to write a little something about myself, but here goes nothing…I have been a nurse since I was 20 years old. I could actually give out morphine before I could buy beer, which I find funny considering the area of practice I would eventually get into. Since becoming a nurse, I have worked in many different specialties, but the last 11 years has enabled me to care for the clients that I am truly passionate about... people in recovery. I began working with clients with addictions on the detox unit at ADATC in Black Mountain. I worked there for around 8 years before deciding to start my own private practice that would allow clients to access care after they left inpatient. I opened Daya in 2018 to be able to provide care to people that were struggling with addiction. Since opening we have expanded and now provide services for a wide range of mental health conditions in addition to addiction. Being in long term recovery myself,  gives me a unique understanding of the desperation we feel when we want nothing more than to be clean, but just can’t make ourselves stop using. I see that same desperation when people come to me the first time.  Sometimes my only goal for clients in active addiction is to help them stay alive long enough for them to decide they want to stay clean.  Some days thats all we can ask for. Just one more day to try again.  Hopefully in that process clients begin to realize they deserve a different life than the one they are living. Watching someone take that spark of hope and grow into individuals with full and happy lives is a beautiful thing to see. THAT is why I do what I do. I do admit, I am not for everyone. I wear jeans and Vans most days to work, because in reality, white coats and dress clothes can be intimidating. I can be tough (so I am told) and I hold people accountable to what they say they will do, but I will also do anything in my power to help you stay clean. Outside of work, I love to travel and spend time with my family. I married the guy down the hall that some of you may see for therapy and we have one daughter that deeply loves our adventurous cat ‘Penelope’ and our anxiety ridden Aussie named ‘Brady’ (Yes my husband is a Patriots fan).”  

Clients age: 18-60 

Please call the office for requests for teens with addiction concerns

Insurance: BCBS, United, Aetna, Friday, Bright Health, Cigna

Jason Jones
LCSW, LCAS, CSI

Therapist

Owner

Jason is a licensed clinical addiction specialist and has his masters level degree in social work from East Tennessee State University.  He attended Western Carolina University for his undergrad work. He has worked with clients with substance abuse and co occurring disorders at places such as October Road’s men’s program and Pavilion Addiction Treatment Center. He is also currently providing supervision for people that are interested in obtaining their CADC in North Carolina. He sees patients that are suffering from addiction issues and trauma. He also works well with clients with a variety of mood disorders.  In his spare time he loves to fish, ride his Harley and cheer on his favorite team-the Patriots!

Clients age: 18 and up

Insurance: BCBS, United, Cigna, Aetna and Friday, Bright Health

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Nyoka Dunbar
PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner

 "I am a dual certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner with experience providing services to all age groups. After receiving my bachelor’s degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, I began my nursing career as a medical-surgical nurse, soon advancing to float pool and travel nursing. After developing a desire to impact access to quality health care, I received my master’s degree in family practice from Winston Salem State University. While working full-time delivering care in client homes, I pursued and received my post master’s degree in psychiatry from the University of Cincinnati.  I am currently board certified in North Carolina. I treat all age groups for all mental healthcare needs with a caring and compassionate approach. Improving and maintaining balance for optimal health for my clients is my primary focus. I was born and raised in SC and enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and watching The Golden Girls in my free time."

 

Clients age: 5 and up

Insurance: United, BCBS, Aetna, Friday, Bright Health

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Lauren Myers
LCMHC, LCAS

Therapist

Lauren works with young adult female/ non binary clients that are struggling with identity and showing up in a way that aligns with their values and internal processing. She works with clients that are struggling with substance use concerns or currently in recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma, body image concerns and eating disorders. Lauren is seeing clients in person and online.

 

Client Age: 18 and up

Insurance: Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, and Friday

Jenna McLeod
LCMHC-A

Therapist

"My approach to counseling is in reverence for the whole person, your whole experience, especially your  mind-body connection. Within the therapeutic alliance, I have seen this happen when clients gain integration and acceptance of their experiences, increase their authenticity, and are able to be in the here-and-now moment. I utilize a somatic approach, Gestalt Therapy, and a Trauma-informed lens. This means while we explore your experiences, we are also exploring the impact it has on your body’s nervous system, our relationship, and your named goals. We can also incorporate creative expression in our work together. This includes visual arts, movement, music, storytelling, and writing to help explore, name, and evolve your emotions and self-awareness in a different way than talking can. In therapy sessions, the outcome or product of your art is not point, but the process. What came up for you when creating it? How does it feel to look at it now? This non-traditional process encourages trust, acceptance, curiosity, non-judgment, and freedom. Especially when you get to decide what happens with the art afterwards – throwing it away, burning it, framing it, etc. My background includes my counseling program’s internship at Our VOICE, a local community agency that serves people impacted by sexual violence. My counseling work primarily focused on adults with concerns related to trauma (past and present), grief, anxiety, depression, sexuality, relationship issues, and cultural oppression. I provided individual and group counseling. In non-counseling roles, I have also worked with trauma survivors in prisons and substance abuse treatment programs." 

Client Ages:18 +

Insurance: BCBS, Aetna, Cigna

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Megan Peterson
PA-C, CAQ-Psychiatry

Physician Assistant

“Hi, my name is Megan, and my pronouns are she/her. I am a certified physician assistant, with a
specialty certification in psychiatry. I provide medication management along with
lifestyle/behavioral changes to help improve your mental health. I take the time to get to know
my patients before prescribing medications. Not everyone who sees me is a candidate for
medication, some patients can manage their symptoms through therapy. I work with my patients
to establish individualized treatment plans to meet their goals. Medication can help decrease
distressing symptoms and improve patients’ ability to function. I am a very weight conscious
prescriber, which means I do not like to prescribe medications that can potentially cause weight
gain. Additionally, I make sure the patient/guardian and myself agree on any medication
changes. I value the experience and input my patients bring to the table. If you do not want to
start a certain medication or you have specific concerns, please let me know so that we can
address those concerns together. I have experience working with a wide variety of patients and
enjoy building a trusting relationship with each one of them. I provide a judgement free, safe
space for all of my patients. I am part of the LGBTQ+ community and enjoy working with others
in that community as well. I am available to see patients in office or via telehealth. I am looking
forward to meeting with you soon to discuss your specific mental health concerns.”

Client Ages: 16-65

Insurance: BCBS, United, Aetna, Cigna, Friday, Bright Health

Vinny Baglini
PA-C

Physician Assistant

"I grew up in Sarasota, Florida, and went to undergraduate school at Florida State University (Go Noles!). I went to graduate school at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and have been a physician assistant for the past 10 years. Straight out of school I began working in emergency medicine. The ER has been where I have spent a large portion of my career. I love the ER, I have met a lot of incredible people and learned many valuable lessons. Over the past several years, I have had significant experience with mental illness in that setting, and have become very passionate about the importance of mental health care. Seeing people transition past their struggles into a life that is full is inspiring because it is not an easy path. My goal is to help each patient not just reach this path, but to stay accountable and aware. I am currently board certified and licensed in North Carolina. I have been married for six years to my beautiful wife. We moved to North Carolina last year and have enjoyed everything this state has to offer. When I am not at work, I love spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, cooking, trying new restaurants, watching movies/shows, and sports (especially hockey!)."

Client Ages: 18 and Up

Insurances: United, Cigna, United, Friday, BCBS, Bright Health

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Kenny Enclade
LCSW-A, LCAS

Therapist

Kenny is a licensed clinical addiction specialist, earning his master's level degree in social work from Simmons University. He holds certifications in trauma, emotional regulation, mood disorders, and compulsive self-defeating behaviors. He has been working in the helping profession since 2008, with extensive experience in both residential and outpatient settings. He is versed in numerous treatment modalities, tailoring patient-first treatment plans, while working at the patient's pace. Kenny is known for his warm demeanor and innate ability to connect with others, seeing the world from others' eyes. His outside interest includes creating and playing music with his band, golfing, spending time with his family, and being outdoors. He sees male, female, and non-binary patients online, offering afternoon and weekend appointments.

Ages: 18 and Up

Insurance: United, Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, Friday

Jill Reynolds
LCSW-A, LCAS

Therapist

"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I received both my Bachelor of Social Work and  Master of Social Work degrees from Western Carolina University in the beautiful mountains of Cullowhee, NC.  Previously, I worked with folks struggling with substance use disorders and other co-occurring disorders in a residential treatment setting. I currently see people who may have concerns about their substance use, have an active substance use disorder, or are in recovery. I also work with people who may feel stuck in body image concerns, have an active eating disorder, or are in recovery from an eating disorder. I pull from many treatment modalities to create the best approach for the client in front of me. I have a non-judgmental, direct, yet empathetic approach, and holds a healthy balance of seriousness and humor in session. Outside of Daya, you can catch me spending time with my family, friends, and many animals, singing and playing music, going to live music locally, exercising in a way that honors my body, and playing video games." 

Ages: 18 and Up

Insurance: BCBC, United, Aetna, Cigna

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