Dayton Counselors

Dedra Spradling, M.A., LPC-MHSP

Dedra is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee, where she is also a Mental Health Service Provider. Dedra received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 2014. Undergraduate studies resulted in a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Over 10 years later of working in law enforcement and with Juvenile Justice Youth, Dedra became determined to help children, youth, and families learn alternative choices to address the issues that often lead them to the Justice System, so she pursued her counseling education. From 2012 to 2014, she utilized an internship to provide individual, family, marriage, and group counseling. Immediately following graduation, Dedra began working in community mental health where she remained until she joined the Transformation team in March of 2017.

Dedra was born and raised in Dayton, Tennessee, where she currently resides with her husband (and best friend), and youngest son who is an undergraduate.  Dedra’s love for her husband and son is only surpassed by her love for God and for serving Him. She and her husband are Disaster Response Chaplains, certified through Homeland Security and F.E.M.A. Dedra is proud of her hometown and is passionate about providing services that are needed to the wonderful people of Dayton. She uses a strengths-based approach in working with clients and helps the individual see their own potential. Dedra sees each of her clients through “Jesus lenses” as they walk through the door because Christ gave His life for that individual. She has experience with working with children, adolescents, and adults. Special interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, young adult life transitions, and marital counseling.

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM;

Insurance Accepted:

Dedra is not on any insurance boards.

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

Dedra offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session.

For more information about Dedra and her counseling services, please call our administrative office during regular business hours.

C. Wayne Williams – LPC – MHSP

Wayne Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee and Georgia. He is also a Mental Health Service Provider and Qualified Mental Health Professional in Tennessee. Wayne specializes in adolescent therapy, family relationships (especially conflict between parents and their children), depression, spiritual issues, interventions to reduce the effects of toxic church involvement and stress management. Wayne received his Master’s of Education Degree from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has been extensively involved in Emergent and Crisis Response Mental Health Services for nearly 15 years. He has training in Critical Incident Stress Management and is also a trained spiritual director (Dr. Larry Crabb’s School of Spiritual Direction). He previously served as president of the Chattanooga Chapter and as Southeast Regional Director of CAPS International. Wayne has been in pastoral ministry for over 31 years, serving churches in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama as Senior Pastor and as Minister of Youth and/or Worship. He has a particular love for helping ministers and their families.

Office Hours:

Thursday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Wayne also Counsels at the Chattanooga Office

Insurance Accepted:

AccessOne EAP, American Behavioral, Aetna, Beacon Health Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Behavioral Health Systems, Cascade EAP, Cigna, Coventry Healthcare, ENI EAP, Health One Alliance, Humana, LifeServices EAP, Magellan, Multiplan PHCS, Tricare South, United Healthcare, Workplace Options

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

For clients who do not have health insurance or who prefer not to file insurance, Wayne offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session.

For more information about Wayne and his counseling services, please refer to his profile on, or call our administrative office during regular business hours.