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
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., LPCA

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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Gayla Jones
MA, LPC, LCASA

Gayla is a Licensed Professional 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, LPC

Annalisa’s expertise includes working with individuals, couples, and families.  She helps people ranging in age from adolescent through senior years. She has a special interest in supporting teens struggling with challenges such as self-esteem, academic stress, self-harm, body image, peer pressure, bullying, and blended families.

She helps clients through a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, life 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 you are a unique individual, deserving of a meaningful, fulfilling, and harmonious life based on your needs, wants, and talents.  You will work as a team so that you can acquire the insight and the tools that will empower you to achieve your goals.

Annalisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and earned her B.S. in Psychology from Campbell University and her M.A. in Counseling from Webster University.  She is certified in Bariatric evaluations and has completed numerous advanced trainings in the treatment of mental health disorders.  She is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

Debbie J. Cloud
MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Debbie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and earned her Master of Social Work from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles.  Debbie has worked in various public mental health agencies assisting clients in maneuvering through challenges associated with symptoms of depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, mood swings, and interpersonal conflicts. 

Debbie is foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and uses each of its four components (Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance) in her work with clients.  She received both foundational and advanced DBT training through Behavioral Tech, a company owned and operated by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., the founder of DBT.   Debbie assists clients in learning and implementing effective coping and life strategies that enable and empower them to manage painful emotions and deal with problematic behaviors.  Debbie also implements a person-centered approach to tailor treatment for each client while utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Problem-Solving, Cognitive Restructuring, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Seeking help can be scary and difficult; an understanding, empathetic therapist is key to developing a therapeutic alliance. Debbie meets clients where they are, and provides a safe, non-judgmental space in which clients can heal and grow. She believes it is helpful for clients to fully understand and accept where they are, while moving in the direction they wish to go.

Debbie grew up in North Dakota and has lived in various US states; she relocated to North Carolina in 1990 from Seattle, Washington. Prior to entering the field of clinical social work, with her focus on mental health, Debbie worked as a Paralegal in law firms that specialized in, and assisted clients with, cases involving catastrophic personal and work-related injuries. She loves and visits the beaches and mountains in North Carolina and spends much of her leisure time with friends and family, reading a good book, participating in meditation and mindfulness activities, or hunting for unique crystals and gemstones.

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