Meet Our Holly Springs Team

One-Eighty Counseling | Holly Springs

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

Wendy Cowley
LCMHC

Wendy Cawley is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Master’s in Arts in Professional Counseling through Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and has been licensed in North Carolina since 2015.

Wendy’s therapeutic approach focuses on strengths of the individual or family, and draws from faith based, Cognitive-Behavioral, Attachment Theory, belief-based Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and several parenting training programs. She recognizes that each individual is capable of finding the strength and resilience to weather the storms of life, but that all of us can benefit from having someone to come alongside us for support at some time in our lives.

During her internship, she worked under a local psychologist and gained experience working with families affected by divorce, complex grief, autism spectrum, social anxiety and other issues.  Since working as a therapist, she has had experience working with a broad variety of people including working with women and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual abuse. She also worked in an office that specialized in working with refugee families, many dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and grief. More recently she has worked with children and their families with needs around oppositional behaviors, trauma of physical and sexual abuse, community violence, ADHD, anxiety, depression as well as suicidal ideation.

In order to best assist those coming to Wendy with trauma related concerns, she has sought out further training in the area of trauma, including becoming a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and completing training in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

She also has a passion for working with couples for marriage counseling, having been married for 38 years and seeing firsthand the benefits of receiving counseling for her own marriage.

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Dr. Ryan M. Denney
PhD

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
MA., LCMHC

is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. 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 and has been with the practice for 7 years.

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 a partially trained EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reproscessing Therapy). She uses this therapy when working with individuals suffering from a traumatic or adverse life experiences. Hannah will finish her full training in early summer 2020.

Hannah has pursued continued education in Sport Psychology. 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.

She is also a certified SYMBIS Facilitator. SYMBIS (Saving your marriage before it starts) is designed to help couples launch lifelong love like never before.

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, EMDR, and utilize a Person-Centered approach. If requested, she can also provide Christian Counseling.

Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Theodore. She also enjoys the occasional 5k and half marathon as well as Theodore's Dock Diving Competitions.

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Gayla Jones
MA, LCMHC, LCASA

Gayla is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. She earned her master’s degree from Webster University and is a doctoral student working on her PhD in General Psychology from Walden University. 

Gayla uses a holistic approach to help guide clients on a path to achieve lasting recovery from addiction, depression, anxiety, and other mental health struggles. Using evidenced based therapeutic approaches of Motivational Interviewing and Reality Therapy, she is dedicated and compassionate in meeting individual client needs. Gayla’s genuine and empathetic approach allows her clients to reach their highest potential.

Encompassing six years of experience in the therapeutic setting, Gayla treats adults, children, adolescents, and couples. She also has extensive knowledge and experience working with military veterans, PTSD, Combat PTSD, Moral Injury and TBI. Her other specialties are anger management, trauma, grief and loss, relapse prevention, and personality disorders.

Gayla is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Treatment (SAIOP) and providing DWI classes.

Beth Johnson
MSW, LCSW

Beth Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Eagala Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist.  She received both her Master’s Degree in Social Work and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Beth has been working in the mental health field for over 18 years and has found her passion in assisting those who are experiencing crisis in their lives.  Knowing that each person holds their own solutions lying within themselves is a key component to Beth’s core beliefs and therapeutic intervention style.  She enjoys working with individuals, families, and couples, focusing primarily on age teens through adults.

Beth’s areas of expertise include depression, oppositional behavior, post-traumatic stress, behavior modification, positive parenting, self-esteem, anger management, issues involving cognitive distortions, anxiety, couples counseling, crisis, and grief and loss.  Beth also has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault and those within the LGBTQ population.  Additionally, she deeply enjoys working with those currently serving in the military, veterans and their spouses/children, addressing struggles involving deployment, post combat trauma and PTSD, and moral injury.  She utilizes numerous treatment modalities within her practice including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy and Equine Assisted Psycho-therapy.  Her treatment approach is eclectic ensuring that each client is provided with the best modality to fit their individual needs.

Beth believes that all human beings are constantly changing and evolving, and her role is to provide a safe place to allow the person to discover their own journey to healing through empathy, gentle guidance and support. Each individual has the power within themselves to locate and utilize their strengths for change and growth and Beth’s job is to assist the client in realizing those skills. Humor and play are a huge part of Beth’s life and she brings this in to her practice. Put simply, Beth truly enjoys people!

In her free time, Beth is usually trying to keep up with her teenage son and their wonderful rescue dog named Gryffindor. She also enjoys travel, reading a great book on the beach, cooking and all things Tarheels, while still pulling for NC State as well.

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Amanda Jones
MSW, LCSW

Is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina State University, and prior to her graduate studies worked as an educator with Wake County Public School System.

Amanda has worked in community mental health for the past three years, and has a strong passion for supporting adults, children, adolescents, and families to healing. Amanda has experience working with a variety of populations, and is dedicated to prioritizing the needs and goals of her clients in their therapeutic work. She specializes in mindfulness, anxiety, mood, attention, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, life changes and relationship issues. Within a family context, she utilizes the framework of the family system to support changing behaviors and identifying growth. Amanda believes that first and foremost, a non-judgmental, warm approach is necessary to meet clients seeking therapy wherever they are in their journey.

Amanda uses a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the needs of her clients. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), as well as Motivational Interviewing. Amanda works to cultivate an approach tailored to the needs of her clients, and may incorporate various models in her therapeutic work to best support client progress. She values a safe, welcoming space that honors the trust given by clients as they share their vulnerabilities and strengths, and openly welcomes clients of all backgrounds.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her fiancé, her two cats, being outdoors, volunteering her time for organizations focused on the needs of children, families and marginalized populations, chamomile tea and traveling.

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Annalisa Youngquist
MA, LCMHC

Annalisa’s career has been focused on working with individuals, couples, and families with ages ranging fromadolescent through senior years. She has a special interest in helping teens struggling with challenges such as self-esteem, academic stress, self-harm, body image, peer pressure,friendship “drama”, social media influences, bullying, and blended families.

Annalisa helps clients through a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, trust and intimacy concernslife transitions, family and other relationship dynamics, LGBTQ+ challenges, workplace/cultural change, effective communication, conflict resolution, and grief/loss.

She provides an environment of safety, privacy, and acceptance where a person can express their concerns and share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  She approaches therapy with a belief that each person is a unique individual, deserving of a meaningful, fulfilling, and harmonious life based on their needs, wants, and talents. Through a team-based approach, Annalisa will help you to acquire the insight and tools necessary to achieve your goals.

Annalisa is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor(LCMHCS), providing Clinical Supervision for post-Master’s degree counselors and therapists pursuing their Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) license in North Carolina. She is certified in Bariatric evaluations for clients seeking to undergo weight loss surgery. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Campbell University and her M.A. in Counseling from Webster University.  She is fluent in Italian and Spanish.