Jay has a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Georgia. His clinical focus is on treating mental health in both individual and group settings. Jay uses a variety of therapy techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Pragmatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He specializes in clinical applications of mindfulness including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based trauma treatment (MBTT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).
In his free time, Jay can be found running, hiking, playing with his dogs, listening to music, or tending to his chickens. Jay is an avid gardener and each year turns his backyard into a small vegetable farm. To the dismay of many locals, Jay is an enthusiastic supporter of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Location: Smoky Mountain Lodge