About Us

Meet Our Therapists & Staff

Isha S. Chaney, LPC-MHSP

When people ask me why I chose to become a therapist, my answer… "It chose me!" I graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 2013 with my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and I have been practicing since. I am a therapist that provides services to all ages and diversified backgrounds. My focus is working with those who have experienced trauma. I provide trauma-focused therapy for children and adults using modalities that best suits the need of the client including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I have experience treating anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and other issues that have created a dysfunction in my clients lives. I use a client centered approach that provides the journey in the client becoming their authentic self.  When I am not working, I like to spend time with my family, and I enjoy all sports and being outdoors.

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Lori Chaney, LCSW

I began my journey in social services in 2004 while working with victims of domestic violence and began collaborating with Upper Cumberland resources for those in need. I have worked in different capacities serving clients. I graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor's focused on Child Development and Family Relations. I furthered my education with a Master’s in Social Work  from the University of Tennessee. My specialty is working with families to help bring stability and peace back into their homes. I also work with families and individuals with substance use disorders. I use a person-centered approach to therapy meaning I meant you where you are at in life’s journey with no judgement. I strive to bring a realistic approach to working through life’s challenges that help build coping strategies allowing you to move forward.

When I am not working, I spend time with my family and relax with my hobbies. I enjoy reading, gardening/landscaping, traveling, and organizing clutter 😊.

Tara Cook, LPC-MHSP

I graduated with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Tennessee Technological University in 2014. I have experience working in the inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, and Partial Hospitalization settings. During this time, I have developed an understanding of the importance of having someone provide non-judgmental support while addressing various issues including depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, stigma, suicidal thinking, and low self-esteem. My goal is to help clients increase awareness of thoughts and perspectives that may be impending them from addressing their core issues, developing healthier behaviors, and experiencing more balanced feelings. I think the most rewarding part of the counseling profession is to see a client have a moment of recognition leading to growth and self-improvement. My primary source of experience is working with adults, but I enjoy working with ages 15 and up.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, drinking a large cup of coffee, listening to music, and watching movies.

Teresa ‘Tere’ Benson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of professional practice experience in a variety of social work settings including children and family services, crisis counseling, healthcare, academia and private practice; her professional focus is on emphasizing the essential need for healthy coping strategies and self-care for individuals. Her clinical experience includes providing individual and family therapy in areas of anxiety, PTSD, depression, relationships, family dynamics, cultural diversity, grief, trauma and loss. She utilizes knowledge and skill in trauma informed practice across all settings and utilizes a variety of approaches towards client overall well-being.

In her personal time, she enjoys the outdoors, family, friends and pets!

LeAnne Pryor, LMSW

LeAnne graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in social work from Tennessee Technological University. Immediately after graduating from TTU, she enrolled in the Master of Science in Social Work program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work. LeAnne obtains a certification on trauma treatment from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work as well. Shortly after graduating from UT in 2023, she successfully passed the state licensure exam to become a Licensed Master Social Worker. She is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. LeAnne is a compassionate social worker who has experience in substance use treatment, community mental health, and crisis intervention. LeAnne's work history and knowledge was gained by working for a community mental health agency. She currently works full-time for Cumberland Heights as an Intensive Outpatient Counselor for substance use. She believes in the power of a therapeutic relationship as it is a significant component to providing a safe and comfortable space for self-exploration and healing. She enjoys working with families to build healthy life-long relationships despite hardships that life may bring. LeAnne is dedicated to her role as a social worker and helping her clients navigate their healing journey. Her role at Insightful is to provide a safe environment for supervised visits that include intervening and/or redirecting if and when appropriate and encouraging interactions that allow growth for healthy relationship(s).

When I am not working, I enjoy hiking, spending time with my two rottweilers, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Melissa Crannigan, Office and Billing Coordinator

I have been working in the medical field for over 12 years as an Office Assistant and Insurance Biller. I enjoy working with the clinicians and clients and helping both in any way I can.  I complete billing task along with verify insurance benefits.  I schedule appointments, take payments, and help coordinate care for clients.
When I am not working, I enjoy travelling and camping with my husband, spending time with my young adult children and reading.

Dreama Howard, Family Visitation Specialist

Dreama graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Human Services and Ethics.  She is a compassionate Social Counselor with over 25 years of experience supporting clients through crisis intervention, communication, and education.  Dreama’s work history and knowledge was gained by working eight years with the Department of Children’s Services and she owned and operated a successful Preschool for five years. She currently works full-time for the Department of Health providing mentoring, education, provides resources, and works through and navigates numerous pathways to promote healthy outcomes for families and children. Her role at Insightful is to provide a safe environment for supervised visits that includes intervening and/or redirecting if and when appropriate and encouraging interactions that allow growth for healthy relationship(s).

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