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Allison Hunnicutt, LMFT, CCTP, CSAT-S, CMAT
Anchored in Healing, LLC Founder & CEO

Allison is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. She believes that all behavior makes sense in the context of someone's story. She greatly empowers individuals and couples to heal from trauma, learn from setbacks, and create the life they have longed for. Allison works from an strong attachment perspective believing that when we can be more securely attached to ourselves and others, we encompass the skills needed to weather any storm that comes in our life. 

In addition to her Master's Degree and educational training, Allison has received extensive training in the areas of Trauma, Addiction, Intimacy Disorders, and ADHD. 

Allison is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist [and CSAT supervisor], Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified ADHD Service Provider. She is trained in EMDR levels 1 and 2, EFT therapy for couples, Gottman Couples therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy, and Prepare and Enrich therapy for couples. She is 1 of only 7 CSAT supervisors in the state of Tennessee. Allison is also an AAMFT approved supervisor for marriage and family therapists who are in the licensure process. Allison is an active professional member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, American Psychological Association, and The Association for Play Therapy. 

Through her education, life experience, and her extensive training, Allison has been able to help thousands of clients work through the road blocks of their life and achieve a level of freedom and satisfaction they didn't know existed.

JoAnn Breiner, LPC-MHSP, NCC, CSAT-C

National Board Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider, JoAnn is passionate about helping others. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2004 from The University of Dayton and Bachelor's of Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. JoAnn studied abroad in Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Switzerland upon completing her degrees.

Mrs. Breiner conducted group and individual therapy in a detention center in Cincinnati, Ohio and worked with victims of sexual abuse. Later in her career, she counseled in a community mental health center in Miami, Florida. Breiner has developed treatment plans for individuals, couples, and groups. Mrs. Breiner partnered with the Department of Children and Families in Miami, Florida to conduct Level of Care Assessments. She has completed CANS training, Trauma Focused-CBT training, training with the Gottman Institute and training in PolyVagal Theory. JoAnn is trained in EMDR levels 1 and 2 and has a strong trauma focus to healing, and is currently in the process of completing her Certification as a Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT-C). JoAnn is also an approved LPC-MHSP supervisor for pre-licensed professionals in the licensure process pursuing a LPC-MHSP license.  

Along with working in the community mental health field, Mrs. Breiner served as director of college counseling in Miami, FL and spent two years as a Crisis Counselor in the high school setting.

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Jennifer Pascual, LMSW , CSAT-C

Jennifer Pascual is a Licensed Masters of Social Work who received a Masters Degree from Middle Tennessee State University.  Jen joined Anchored in Healing with 20 years of experience with the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, where she held various positions in child protective services, foster care, training, and leadership. She has extensive training, knowledge, and experience working with children, adults, and families healing from trauma, abuse, and addiction. In addition, Jen has completed training in Prepare and Enrich therapy for couples, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy [EFT] for couples, EMDR, Play Therapy, and is currently in the process of completing her Certification as a Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT-C).  


Jen is genuinely interested in hearing, believing, and understanding her client's experience. Her friendly personality and personable communication style allow her to connect easily with people. She enjoys working with couples and helping them gain new perspectives. Jen has a practical approach to behavior change and is committed to helping her clients reach their goals for healthy minds and spirits. She teaches tools to reframe negative thoughts and mindfulness techniques to help improve emotional regulation. 



Jen is a genuine people person who never meets a stranger. She is a fantastic hostess, chef, and party planner. Jen's life is bursting with people she loves, and she stays busy having fun with her husband, two teenagers, two dogs, a large extended family, and way too many friends to count. She also enjoys traveling, volunteering in her faith community, and reading.


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Maddie Sisavath, LMSW 

Maddie is a TN Licensed Master of Social Work and received her masters in social work from Middle Tennessee State University. She is an active professional member of the National Association of Social Workers as well as the Association for Play Therapy.  


Maddie has a deep passion for working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Maddie has received extensive training in working with kids with various forms of presenting issues and trauma. Maddie is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)  levels 1 and 2. She utilizes various forms of therapy to help clients learn to better cope with mental, emotional, social, and/or behavioral struggles, and guide them towards health. She aims to help clients become emotionally resilient to the ongoing challenges that life continues to present! She empowers clients to use their voice, challenge negative core beliefs, and celebrate their gifts and talents no matter how old they are. Common areas of practice for her are adoption, divorce care, ADHD, trauma healing, sexual and other forms of abuse, emotional regulation, self esteem struggles, anxiety, and more.

With younger clients Maddie works from a behavioral aspect through play therapy. Play allows children to symbolically create play scenarios that resemble their own emotional experiences and provide an opportunity for the therapist and/or parent to provide validation and reparative experiences. The work she does with her clients is a reflection of her credentials, values, and experience. Maddie's schedule is flexible and she offers evening and weekend openings to accommodations sessions with children outside of school hours.


Maddie appreciates quality time with her family, traveling the world, and trying new foods. She also enjoys spending time with her fiancé and cat, Nugget.

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Kristen Rucker, MS, MSW, APTT

Kristen is a Master's Level Intern at Anchored in Healing and is pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at Middle Tennessee State University. Kristen earned a Bachelor of Social Work in 2005 and a Master of Science in Public Administration in 2009. She began her career in child protective services at the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, working with children and families. Kristen's life experience has taught her that life is full of contradictory emotions. She is driven by the desire to help others recognize the opportunities for growth, change, and healing that life presents to each of us. Kristen appreciates each person's individuality and is genuinely interested in people's individual stories. Kristen enjoys working with teenagers, adults, and couples. Kristen has completed specialized training as an Associate Partner Trauma therapist and has extensive experience working with betrayed partners of infidelity.  She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels 1 and 2, as well as, Level 1 Internal Family Systems (IFS).   


Kristen cherishes her time with her husband and two sons. Her interests include reading, laughing, exploring people's enneagram numbers, listening to crime podcasts, and watching way too much Netflix.

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Samantha Campbell, MA, LMFT

Samantha earned her Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University and earned her master's degree from Liberty University. Sam has worked in various clinical settings including inpatient treatment centers and outpatient therapy settings. In addition to her education and experience, Sam has a strong trauma focus and has completed specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), addictions, and is certified in Acudetox. 

Sam has a passion for helping clients find meaning in their story. By understanding their story of the past, Sam walks alongside clients in writing the story they want for their future. Sam's compassionate approach helps individuals learn how to move through emotions, embrace where they are at, and gain skills to thrive and live abundantly. She believes in client centered care; therefor, she matches theoretical approaches to the individual/family/couple. Sam works with individuals (adolescent through adult), families, and couples. She commonly works with clients who suffer from symptoms of  depression, anxiety, mood disorder, personality disorders, addiction, thoughts disorders, and those who are healing from trauma and attachment wounds. 

In her free time, Sam enjoys spending time with her husband.

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Telese Pickens, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

Telese Pickens is a master’s level marriage and family therapy intern at Anchored in Healing. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University. She is an active member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the Association for Play Therapy. She is highly dedicated to outside training to continue grow and utilize the most recent researched methods of treatment in the areas of couples and family systems.


Telese desires to work with people of all ages, populations, and backgrounds. Before moving to Anchored in Healing, Telese did administrative work in the mental health field, allowing her the opportunity to gather a strong understanding of what is necessary to develop a strong and positive therapeutic relationship. Telese has previous experience work with couples through a mentorship program as well as with children and adolescents with developmental, intellectual, or behavioral challenges. Telese prides herself on her listening and observational skills and enjoys creating welcoming and warm atmospheres with her down to earth humor and personal approach to therapy. Telese believes that healing starts from within and should not be done alone.  Telese enjoys helping people explore their definition of wholeness and what it takes to move towards that.


In Telese’s spare time she enjoys reading, shopping, self-care, and unplanned days on the couch with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys traveling, live music, coffee, and trying new restaurants.

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Carissa Seaton, MA, MMFT

Carissa earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University. Carissa is currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology with a marriage and family therapy focus at Alliant International University. While working in community mental health in El Cajon, CA with children, adolescents, teens, and families, Carissa pursued further certifications in Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy Training. Carissa is also an active member of the Association for Play Therapy and loves to explore the child's mind through play and experience. 


After living in several parts of the USA, the UK, and Switzerland, Carissa is thrilled to be back home in Middle Tennessee. Through exploring the world, she realized the importance of seeing each person as unique and honoring the different life experiences and perspectives each client brings to the therapy space. Carissa has also been teaching fitness classes for the past 15 years and believes in a holistic approach to health with an emphasis on emotional regulation through mind and body awareness. In her spare time,


Carissa enjoys spending time with her family, four Italian Greyhounds, and
getting outside as much as possible.

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