Hi I'm Dr. Nina DiTommaso, I'm the Director of Operations for Thriveworks Counseling and Coaching in Knoxville, Johnson City, and Bristol, Tennessee. We have over 20 clinicians that are available to assist you with a variety of your counseling needs including anxiety, depression, life stressors, substance abuse, work performance, trauma, family of origin issues, divorce, grief and loss, and more. We specialize in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, couples, children, and adolescents. We use evidence based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Approaches, Person-Centered Counseling, EMDR, and more! Call us today at 865-281-1408 to start your relationship with an exceptional counselor!
Meet Our Counselors
Sara Anderson, LPC/MHSP
Johnson City, TN
Sara is passionate about restoration and healing brokenness. She is deeply committed to helping clients answer life’s big questions, gain insight into their emotions, and live authentically. Sara assists people throughout their lifespan, supporting them as they navigate anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, faith questions, emerging adulthood, and relationship issues. She spent several years in community mental health and also has experience working with children in the foster care system and families post-adoption. Sara grew up in Southeast Asia and spent another 10 years living and working abroad after university. She draws on this cross-cultural experience in her therapeutic practice, meeting people where they are and walking alongside them, no matter their background or worldview. Sara believes therapy is about more than diagnoses and symptoms. “There is something deeply humbling about being entrusted with someone’s story. Bearing witness to pain and sorrow, celebrating joy and growth…these are sacred spaces. It is a privilege to be invited in, to be given a seat at the table.” Contact Sara to book an appointment today!
Crystal Fondren, LPC/MHSP
Provides Telehealth for Tennessee Clients
Crystal is highly trained and experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults. She also enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. Crystal has a vast knowledge and training in Evidence-Based Treatment models that include but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). She is proficient with assisting her clients with their recovery from abuse and trauma. She enjoys helping clients work to lessen their symptoms of anxiety and depression. Crystal has a warm, laid-back personality, which provides a safe space for her clients to feel comfortable in opening up with her. She is an excellent listener and can provide a deep range of interventions ranging from psycho-education, to high-level trauma interventions and reprocessing. Crystal’s approach to treatment incorporates exploration of thoughts and behavioral patterns leading to deeper awareness. This development of self-awareness helps clients become empowered when they’re able to finally get in touch with their true self. Contact Crystal to set up an appointment today!
David Sapp, LPC/LSPE
Johnson City, TN
David is Licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Senior Psychological Examiner (LSPE). David relocated to Tennessee after growing up in New York. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Milligan University and his Masters of Education in Counseling from East Tennessee State University. He has worked for 35 years as a Professional Counselor in East Tennessee in a variety of settings including outpatient counseling as well as schools, nursing homes, hospitals, and jails. He enjoys working with teens, adults, couples, and families. David specializes in helping individuals and families experiencing mental health crises. He helps his clients find ways to stabilize, cope, set achievable goals, and learn new ways to support one another. David is a caring and compassionate counselor, offering the knowledge and expertise his clients seek. David walks alongside his clients in times of depression, anxiety, overwhelming grief, and life-altering circumstances. He uses a person-centered, solution-focused approach in working with his clients to find new ways to achieve their goals, and become the best version of themselves they can be. David creates a safe counseling space to help his clients explore the aspects that are negatively impacting their lives such as past attachments, traumas, faith issues, current relationship issues, and life circumstances. David looks forward to meeting you, and can not wait to assist you in achieving your goals! Contact David to set up an appointment today!
Kaleb Pratt, Psy.D.
Johnson City, TN
Dr. Kaleb Pratt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, born and raised in East Tennessee. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and completed his Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. Kaleb has experience with a wide range of client ages, diagnoses, and treatment methods. His research interests include assessment, personality theory, clinician self-care, and psychotherapy integration. In his free time, Kaleb enjoys playing video and board games, reading, and learning new things in all forms. Kaleb is fascinated by artistic expression and creative works of all types, especially those of amateurs and self-starters, and he loves seeing people following their passions. Kaleb specializes in psychological testing, particularly diagnostic testing. His clinical work thus far includes a strong foundation in assessment and diagnosis, completing a magnitude of assessments with clients of varying ages and diagnoses. Whether it is helping to put a name to an unknown problem, or formalizing a suspected condition, Kaleb’s hope is to help his clients begin their journey towards restoration and healing. Kaleb will enhance your treatment by moving you in the right direction towards your treatment goals. Contact Kaleb to set up an appointment today!
Hunter Cook, LPC/MHSP
Johnson City, TN
Hunter Cook is a Licensed Professional Counselor who grew up locally in the southwest Virginia, east Tennessee region. He has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health, adolescent residential, community mental health, as well as providing services to youth in the juvenile justice system. He always strives to provide compassionate care to individuals of all ages in all walks of life. Hunter makes it a priority to work with his clients to bring out their innate strengths in order to improve their lives. He does so by encouraging acceptance of their current life situation and working towards living in a manner more consistent with the client’s deeply held values of what is important to them. Hunter thoroughly enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families and he has a great deal of experience working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties including trauma. He understands that many times seeking help for life difficulties can often be hard, embarrassing, or even scary for both the client and even their family. Hunter feels that there is no wrong reason to seek assistance for the difficulties faced throughout life. Having been trained at Morehead State University and obtaining a master’s degree in clinical psychology, it is Hunter’s goal to assist his client’s in achieving their goals and promoting a rich, full, and valuable life for each person who he works with. When working with Hunter, the client is the expert on their life and as such, he will partner with the client each step of the way to ensure their needs are being met. Hunter always brings his unique personality into the counseling relationship in the hopes of encouraging conversation that is relaxed, genuine, open, and even fun! Contact Hunter to set up an appointment today!
Elizabeth "Liza" McFarland, LPC/MHSP
Johnson City, TN
Elizabeth, “Liza”, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider, in Tennessee with a clinical focus on adults, emerging adults, and adolescents. Liza comes to Thriveworks with significant experience treating substance use and trauma related issues. As a therapist, she empowers individuals to build self-confidence and a satisfying life. Liza assists clients to leverage their strengths and harness their abilities to create their own solutions throughout treatment. While understanding where someone comes from can help them move forward, she believes that the most effective focus of treatment is on the present.Liza ensures that clients feel heard and she welcomes her clients into therapy with compassion, non-judgement, and authenticity. She aims to foster a collaborative relationship that leads to personal growth and empowerment. In her words, "I'm not in charge, I'm not your boss, we are a team." Liza received her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Georgia. After graduation, she worked for a private agency in North Georgia providing a combination of in-home and in-office therapy. Contact Liza to set up an appointment today!