Green and Purple Succulents

 MEET THE TEAM 

 ** Our nurse practitioners are only taking new patients with referrals**

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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.  Hopefully clients will begin to realize they deserve a different life than the one they are living because thats where the magic starts. 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, Medcost, United, Aetna, Friday

Jason Jones
LCSW-A, 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 Pavillion 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, Medcost, Cigna, Aetna and Friday

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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, Medcost, Aetna, Friday

Patrice Wishon
LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Therapist

"I received my Master’s in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993.  I began my counseling career working with pregnant and post-partum women struggling with addiction, followed by my work with adults involved in the criminal justice system.  I also worked in a residential treatment program and with clients experiencing homelessness.  I am passionate about serving the needs of those in recovery or struggling with addiction, people dealing with the effects of trauma, and those looking for support in managing intense emotions and mental health issues. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) in the state of NC.  My approach is strengths-based and warm but direct.  I am trained in EMDR  and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and provide services with non-judgement and respect.  I was born and raised in the mountains of western NC and enjoy gardening, swimming and baking in my free time." 

 

Clients age: 18 and up

Insurance: BCBS, Aetna, United, Medcost, Cigna, Friday

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Lauren Myers
LCMHC-A, LCAS-A

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, United, Medcost and Friday

John Price
CADC-R

Office Manager

John came to Daya about a week before the world shut down due to Covid. Needless to say, he was throw in, head first.  In a "past life" he was a chef, but after getting sober he realized that the restaurant environment was not conducive to recovery. He became a Peer Support specialist and is now working on his Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor credentials as well as being in school for a degree in therapy.  He enjoys basketball, soccer and spending time with his family. He still enjoys cooking and on occasion we can talk him into bringing some of his creations to the office.

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Jessica Severs
'Jess'

Office Manager

Jess joined Daya in 2021 when we began expanding the practice. She has been in long term recovery for many years and has always been a woman that others look up to from the recovery community. When you call the office she is most likely the person first person you will come in contact with. She is a recent newlywed and loves spending time with her family. In her spare time she has been known to do a little snowboarding and collects quite a few very large fish. Jess and John truly help keep Daya running smoothly.

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