Meet Our Holly Springs Team

One-Eighty Counseling | Holly Springs

301 West Center St, Suite 367 Holly Springs, NC 27540
Phone: (919) 226-5500

Dr. Ryan M. Denney

is a licensed psychologist and Health Services Provider in North Carolina. He earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and a bachelor's and master's degree in psychology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Dr. Denney provides therapy to adults and teenagers for a wide range of issues and concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and others. As an adoptive father, he is sensitive to the unique issues involved in the adoption experience and has a special interest in helping clients address adoption-related concerns. He offers Christian and spiritually integrated therapy upon a client's request. He also performs psychological evaluations including personality evaluation, adult ADHD evaluations, Veteran's Administration compensation and pension evaluations and pre-surgical psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery candidates.

In addition to providing therapy, Dr. Denney is also a speaker and has provided inspirational talks and key note addresses for churches, business, professional conferences and other groups, specifically about the intersection of mental health and faith. He enjoys writing on various topics. He is also available to consult with churches, organizations and business and has consulted with and provided interactive educational workshops for medical organizations, business managers and the Mississippi Department of Education to enhance employee performance, leadership and communication.

Coming to therapy takes courage and Dr. Denney works to honor his clients' bravery while inviting them to grow. His approach to therapy is highly flexible, collaborative and tailored to the unique needs of each client. He incorporates multiple therapy modalities based on the client's need including interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, cognitive processing, ego-state and emotion-focused processes. He has specialized training in Brainspotting and the Comprehensive Resource Model, both of which are highly effective techniques for resolution of emotional difficulties and complex trauma.

Dr. Denney is originally from North Texas, but has lived in several parts of the country throughout his life including Oklahoma, California, Washington State, Tennessee and Mississippi. His hobbies include traveling, reading spy novels, writing and spending time with his beautiful wife, awesome son, family and friends. He has a heart to help his clients discover hope, defeat shame, dare courageously, live authentically, and access their innate healing potential no matter what life challenges they have faced.

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Hannah Guffey

is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. Hannah's bachelor degree is from the University of Mount Olive where she graduated with honors in Clinical Psychology and then went on to earn her Master's degree from Campbell University in Mental Health Counseling. Hannah has worked with One-Eighty Counseling for over three years in an administrative role, while completing both her undergraduate and graduate internships with the practice.

Hannah's passion is working with adolescents and adults in the areas of mood disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, separation and divorce concerns, anger management, ADHD, women's issues, self-esteem, life transitional dynamics, and work stress. She also thoroughly enjoys working with adolescents and young adults on transitions to high school or college.

Hannah is pursuing a certification in Sports Psychology Coaching. She has been an athlete since the age of 7 and continued athletics all the way through college. She successfully works with athletes through the various stages and stressors that may arise from balancing athletics, academics and other life demands of the individual.

When working with her clients, Hannah uses an eclectic approach suited to each individual for achieving the client's best possible outcome. She may incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and utilize a Person-Centered approach. If requested, she can also provide Christian Counseling.

Hannah has also enjoyed volunteering at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, her church, and has completed previous internships with Family Works Psychological Center.

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Maria Rau

Maria Rau is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master’s degree in social work from Boston University and her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas State University.

Maria has worked with nonprofit organizations for the past 5 years and has enjoyed assisting individuals of many different backgrounds. Maria has experience working with currently and formerly incarcerated men and women and their families, military service members and their families, couples, women’s issues, and children. Maria works with various challenges including anxiety, depression, past trauma, couples work, anger management, stress management, and identity. Through her work with the forensic population and the military, Maria has a special interest in treating “moral injury” and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Maria is trained in Motivational Interviewing, PREPARE/ENRICH couples counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Treatment and Interventions. Maria enjoys creating a trusting therapeutic relationship and uses an eclectic, person-centered approach to assist individuals in reaching their goals. Having an accepting, nonjudgmental atmosphere is very important to Maria and she strives to offer a safe space for you to process and explore the challenges and triumphs life brings.

In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, volunteering for organizations assisting justice-involved women, exercising and being outdoors (unless it’s cold :)).

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