Allison Hunnicutt, LMFT, CCTP, CSAT-S, CMAT
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, Certified ADHD Service Provider, and is trained in EMDR levels 1 and 2, EFT therapy for couples, and Prepare and Enrich therapy for couples. She is 1 of only 6 CSAT supervisors in the state of Tennessee.
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
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.
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.
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, 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.
Maddie Sisavath, MSW
Maddie is a received a masters in social work from Middle Tennessee State University and is a proud member of the National Association of Social Workers.
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. Maddie is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) . 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, 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.
Maddie is an involved member of the American Association of Play Therapy. 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 cat, Nugget.
Kristen Rucker, MS, MSW Intern, CPTT -C
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 training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and specialized training as a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist, and does extensive work with betrayed partners of infidelity. She is currently in the process of completing her training as a in Internal Family Systems.
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.
Jennifer Haendel, Counseling Intern
Jennifer Haendel is a Master's level counseling intern at Anchored in Healing, currently studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lipscomb University. Before moving to our practice, she spent her internship working with clients at Lipscomb's collegiate counseling center as well as serving as a Behavior Health Consultant for the health clinic.
Jennifer is entering the counseling profession after a full administrative career, bringing with her a wealth of personal and professional experience that allows her to understand the complexities of being human. She is always eager to help people make sense of themselves and their world by offering them insight and compassion in a non-judgmental space.
Outside of therapy, Jennifer enjoys driving backcountry roads with the windows down while singing loudly. She is an unpublished writer and hopes to change that one day. She is extraordinarily proud of her two sons and enjoys spending time with her husband. She also uses humor pretty frequently.
Roland Stevens, Counseling Intern
Ro Stevens is a Master's level intern at Anchored in Healing and is currently studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lipscomb University. He is an active member of the American Counseling Association.
Ro has a desire to work with people of all ages, most recently working with college students at the Lipscomb University Counseling Center. He also has experience with middle school-aged children through substitute teaching and coaching basketball. Ro is drawn toward existential theory and believes everyone has a unique purpose in life. He has always practiced good listening skills and empathy in his relationships. Ro prides himself in establishing a calm and open environment in the therapeutic relationship.
In Ro's spare time, he enjoys playing and watching basketball, reading, and listening to music. He has an interest in sports psychology and hopes to work with athletes in the field one day.
Samantha Campbell, MA, MMFT
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, is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing [EMDR], and is certified in Acudetox.
Sam has a passion for helping clients find meaning in their story, by understanding their story of the past, and writing the story people want for their future. Sam’s compassionate approach helps individuals learn how to move through emotions, embrace where they are at, and gain the skills to thrive and live life abundantly. She believes in client centered care; therefore, she matches theoretical approaches to the individual/family/couple. Sam works with individuals [adolescents through adult], families, couples. She commonly works with clients who suffer from symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, thought disorders, addiction, and those who are healing from trauma and attachment wounds.
In her free time Sam enjoys spending time with her husband.
Brittany Puckett, MS
Brittany received her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from the University of West Alabama and is now excited to be pursuing her full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Brittany also has a master’s degree in education. Before becoming a counselor, Brittany had a teaching career in elementary education and enjoyed teaching in both Alabama and Tennessee. Her initial career in education has given her a unique perspective in working with both children and parents, as it gives her greater insight into the development of individuals.
Through her own personal life experience, Brittany realized how important counseling could be to supporting one through life’s difficulties. It became her goal to support others who found themselves facing the unthinkable. As a counselor, Brittany believes that the therapeutic relationship involves a mutual learning from one another, as well as addressing a person’s needs from all arenas, from emotional to physical to spiritual.
Brittany is passionate about women’s issues and navigating abuse trauma, body image, eating disorders, new motherhood, and sexual dysfunction. Brittany is trained in Prepare/Enrich for couples and has also completed training as a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional [CSTIP].
In her spare time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family.