Mona Williams-Hayes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

Mona Williams-Hayes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 4751
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: I will not be able to return emails May 27-June 12th, but you can call and listen to my voicemail. I'll reach out ASAP after June 12th.
Private pay only but I can provide Superbills for you to file with your insurance. $175 (sessions are 45-50 minutes).
15-minute consultation calls are free and encouraged. I want this to be the best possible fit!
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

307 Ebenezer Rd. Suite 2
Ebenezer Crossings
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

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My Approach to Helping

Are you motivated, but feel anxious, sad or wounded? Are you feeling the effects of the pandemic? Or, are you experiencing a transition? Do you believe you are a work in progress, like I do? If so, then I think we would work well together!


Clients who have wounds, especially interpersonal ones, find that they feel heard without judgement when working with me. I don't get embarrassed or surprised and I think clients find I am warm, genuine, open-minded and respectful. My experience is heavily focused on trauma, especially interpersonal; anxiety; and parenting challenges. Talking with people in counseling is a gift people share with me and I am honored when I can be a part of someone's "story." With 20 years of clinical experience, I have had many opportunities to help people navigate changes in their lives. I believe in the importance of connectedness.

My approach is solution-focused, client-centered, and strengths-based. I have extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), CBT, and I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have experience and training in grief and provide in-home sessions, traditional office visits, walk & talk therapy and telehealth.

I believe in the importance of connectedness. Connection in therapy is critical! Connection, to me, means sitting with you in joy or sorrow and listening to your story with my eyes, ears, and heart. I would love to hear from you and have a heart-to-heart connection.

I have availability now! If you want to make a change or feel better, we can start this week.

More Info About My Practice

In addition to office sessions and telehealth appointments, I offer in-home services or walk and talk therapy. You'll find our office space cozy and comfortable helping to enhance feelings of emotional safety.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am a Certified EMDR clinician and can use EMDR with kids, teens and adults. I love to use EMDR with creative processes, too. Ask me more about EMDR or about using our creative sides in therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I serve adults and teens and am a LGBTQ+ ally. While I have not been in the military, I am an Air Force brat and am familiar with the often-nomadic lifestyle and the culture of the military. I have extensive experience working with interpersonal violence such as rape and child sexual abuse. Additionally, I have worked with clients who have witnessed murder and suicide. While trauma is a specialty, I work with all types of concerns such as issues related to life transitions, anxiety, depression, and those interested in improving themselves.

    If you're looking for an authentic experience, then look no further. I am genuinely concerned for and care about people.

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Cancer
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

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