Dallas Johnson, MS, LCMHCS, NCC
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider
My life's work and education is dedicated to helping others. The techniques that I use in therapy are techniques that I would trust to be used with my own family. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider. I specialize and have extensive training in trauma focused work and the treatment of ADHD. I also enjoy working with various client needs and with clients of all ages. Common client concerns that I treat include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stress Related Disorders, as well as, Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders. Treatment models are chosen based upon my clients’ needs and treatment preferences. Some of the treatments I specialize in are: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child- Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, and Play Therapy. I look forward to joining you on your journey to positive mental health.
Mark Waddell, MA, LCMHC, LCAS NCC
Certified Trauma Professional
Life is beautiful, challenging, chaotic, and horrifying at times. It is easy to get caught up in our
experiences and lose our way. I am here as a result of my experiences and education to help you
improve your quality of life and your general wellbeing.
I have assisted individuals and families which have more common struggles and challenges to those
which suffer from more severe and persistent mental illness. I am culturally diverse and have worked
with individuals from all age ranges and genders. I believe in a holistic approach that considers an
individual’s physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.
I obtained my Masters in Professional Counseling and Bachelors in Psychology from Liberty University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) and a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) instructor. I employ a person-centered therapy model while also utilizing elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and others. My goal is to help you develop and improve on the skills you already posses to lead a more peaceful and successful life.
Jordan Shore, Intern
It has always been my goal in life to have a job where I got to help people daily. Pursing a degree in mental health counseling will help me reach my goal of helping people and allow me to give back to my community. I am currently a graduate student at Liberty University, and have years of experience working with children of all ages. I am excited to keep gaining experience working with children, and people of all ages at Aspen Mental Health. I look forward to serving you!
Audra Pavlansky, Intern
We all go through difficult seasons in life and sometimes those difficult seasons cause us to feel stuck, afraid, alone, depressed, unsure, or unsteady. Life can be hard. Through doing my own personal counseling, I have learned how to navigate those hard seasons better, and instead of just surviving, I learned how to thrive and grow. Now, I would like to help you thrive and grow. If you find yourself in a difficult season of life and do not know how to move forward, counseling can help you see a new way forward. Together, we can work towards finding who you were created to be, your best self.
When I am not in the counseling office, I can be found spending time with my husband and four kids and pets. School and family keep me busy, but when I have the time, I enjoy nature, traveling, gardening, cooking, photography, playing games, and reading. I received my BA from Hardin-Simmons University and am currently working towards my MA from Colorado Christian University. I am working towards becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist. I see individuals, families, and couples.
Sarah Poole, MSW, LCSWA
Every flower needs both sunshine and rain to grow. Like flowers, I believe that our growth relies on our darkest days as much as it does our happiest. My goal is to assist clients in celebrating the sunshine and navigating through the rain.
I obtained my Bachelor’s in Social Work at Winston-Salem State University in December 2021 and will complete my Master’s in Social Work in May 2023 at Appalachian State University.
I have been working in the mental health field since 2013. I have worked in both individual and group settings assisting individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, substance use challenges, and trauma. I have experience with psycho-educational groups such as Anger Management, DBT, MRT, and Wellness Recovery Action Planning. I also have experience with facilitating anxiety and depression support groups.
I am proud of the strength and courage you have shown to take a step towards wellness and look forward to meeting you!
Hope Williams, MA, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
I believe working as a counselor is my calling, not just my profession. I feel strongly that everyone deserves a safe space where they may speak about their thoughts, examine their feelings, unburden their past, and gain assistance in navigating the perspectives and coping tendencies that will determine their future. I have dedicated an extensive education and my life’s work to providing that safe space. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, minor in Christian Counseling, and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University, VA. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA), a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCASA), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I enjoy working with a diverse range of client needs for persons ages 6 and up within individual sessions, family sessions, couple’s therapy, and group therapy settings. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and relational conflicts. I am a certified SYMBIS facilitator and have found this model to be of great value in couples counseling, especially in use for pre-marital counseling scenarios. I work from an approach addressing the combined psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual components of the human experience. As such, I pull from various treatments such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Play Therapy.