Meet the Therapists

Denise J. Weaver, L.C.S.W., Ph.D.


In 1994, Dr. Weaver earned her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Continuing at Wayne State University she graduated a year later with a Masters of Social Work degree.  In 2007, Dr. Weaver graduated with a Ph.D. in Human Services, with a concentration in Management of Nonprofit, from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

After graduating with her Master of Social Work degree she began working for a large residential treatment facility wherein she was a therapist for incarcerated adolescent females.  Three and half years later Dr. Weaver began working at an outpatient clinic serving children, adolescents and adults.  It was only after two and half years that she was asked to join a dynamic new male residential treatment facility.  She served as the Program Manager and later Program Director for a total of seven years.  Dr. Weaver believes it was her calling to move south and continue to serve those who were in need. 

Dr. Weaver understands the needs of those who are struggling with depression, anxiety and life's adjustments.  Her passion is to help all those that seek it.  She has a special desire to help children, adolescents, adults and at-risk families restore their relationships and bring peace back into their homes.  You can read more about Dr. Weaver's God-vision and the new children's home in Cumberland County at

Asenia Hedgecoth, LPC-MHSP


Asenia earned her Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Social Work from Bethel College in 2004.  She earned her Master's Degree in Counseling from Tennessee Tech University in 2007 and went on to become a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Mental Health Service Provider designation in 2011.

Asenia has experience in a community mental health center and an intensive outpatient addiction treatment setting. She has extensive experience in treating domestic violence/sexual assault survivors, trauma survivors, and addiction recovery; in addition to issues  of depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship problems.  She is specifically trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Recovery (EMDR) for the coping and processing of trauma; however, she has a large tool box of skills to address the needs of each individual client with whom she sees.  Treatment is not "cookie cutter" and is designed for each individual client.  

Nick Salsbury, M.A.


Nick earned his Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Capella University in 2013.  He continued his education at Capella University and will graduate with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling in December of 2016.  Nick is currently completing his required internship for graduation.  Following graduation, Nick will be a Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate.

Nick offers individual and couples therapy. He has spent considerable time working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings.  He strives to meet the mental health needs of individuals from age 6 to 100, and believes all individuals are capable of achieving positive outcomes in their lives/relationships.

Nick believes that each individual presents a unique circumstance and perception.  Nick will meet each person where they are and work with them to achieve a state of personal well-being.  Nick believes that resilience is about being able to overcome the unexpected.  Resilience is not a single skill but a variety of mechanisms designed to help each individual bounce back from life’s trials and tribulation to live a life of peace and joy.