Kayla Tolliver, LMSW

Meet Kayla:

I practice from a strengths-based perspective which focuses on the empowerment, self-efficacy, and self-determination of each individual. I believe that everyone has the innate ability to adapt and overcome the challenges that life brings, but sometimes they may need a little help along the way. I recognize that making the decision to begin therapy can often be daunting, so I strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment to each of my clients.

I have experience working in a psychiatric hospital setting, as well as an outpatient community mental health clinic. I have worked with clients experiencing a wide variety of mental health concerns. I especially enjoy working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, specific phobias and disordered eating.

I work with teens, young adults, adults and couples. U take an eclectic approach to treatment utilizing a variety of theoretical perspectives based on the client’s individual need. I utilize principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy during treatment. I am continuously striving to hone my skills and regularly engage in trainings relevant to the clients that I serve.

Military Service

I served in the United States Air Force for 4 years and enjoy working with other veterans and active-duty service members as I understand the struggles that come uniquely with being both a servicemember and family member in the United States Armed Forces


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2020
  • Bachelor Degree in Human Services from Southern Wesleyan University 2015


  • LMSW SC since 2020


  • Trauma Treatment, University of Tennessee
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Behavioral Activation
  • CPT, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)