Haley Stocker, M.S
Many clients struggle with understanding who they are and who they would ultimately like to become. I believe therapy should be a safe space for clients to explore identity and how our past experiences contribute to our sense of self today. Every person has a unique story. I am here to listen to that story, without judgment, and to help a person navigate their life moving forward.
I am a therapist currently working towards licensure in the state of Tennessee. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of the South. Upon graduation, I took a position with a rural re-entry program, I worked with incarcerated and recently released individuals on domains of employment, education, and other social services. This work provided me with an opportunity to see the lack of mental health services among many different underserved communities. I decided to pursue graduate studies at Lipscomb University, where I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
My treatment style is eclectic. I use methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness-based practices. I believe that everyone has their own path to recovery and that treatment methods should be tailored to the client. Therapy should be a collaborative effort that focuses on helping to resolve client issues.
I work with adolescents and adults. My treatment interests include working with the LGBTQ+ community, substance-related issues, anxiety, family/systems issues, developing positive communication, increasing self-esteem/self-advocacy, and life transitions.
When I am not providing counseling services, I also work as a researcher. I pride myself on being up to date with the latest clinical research. Some of my other interests include needlepoint, baking, gardening, horror films, and exploring new restaurants.