Elkin Team

Nicholas Bailey MSW, LCSW

I am a retired Navy Corpsman with experience in the Medical and Mental Health field. After the military I attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington where I graduated with my BSW. I then graduated from Appalachian State University with my MSW and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Associate.  I am a member of the Solution Focused-Brief Therapy Association and have spoke at several conferences both Nationally and Internationally about forming new models of therapy for Veterans and their families using a strength based, future oriented approach while also combining other therapeutic techniques such as TF-CBT, CPT, and Animal Assisted Therapy. I have experience in working with individuals and families with a variety of diagnosis including substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, domestic violence, autism spectrum, grief and loss, and many others. 


Amber Dillard MSW, LCSW

I received my MSW from East Carolina University and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am trained in both Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and I am a rostered clinician in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with the NC Child Treatment Program . Various treatment modalities and interventions are used including: CBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, expressive arts techniques and play therapy. Client population served is diverse and includes children, families, and adults.

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Vanessa Doran, MAEd, LCMHCA, NCC

I am a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a member of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) an international counseling honor society, and the assistant editor to the CSI Counselors' Bookshelf. During my internship, I gained experience counseling young adults and adults. I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Creative Counseling. 

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Tiffany Smith MSW, LCSWA 


I am an Air Force veteran. I served in the military for four years. After the military I obtained my Associates in Art degree from Forsyth Technical Community College, and then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where I gained my Bachelor's in Social Work.  I earned my Master's degree from the joint program of North Carolina A&T and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I have been trained in Brainspotting which is a trauma focused modality.  My patient populations have been multicultural with varying diagnosis including PTSD, Anxiety, Substance Use, Bipolar, Depression and grief. 


Kayla Chilton LCMHCA 

I receive my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 2009 from Lees-McRae College. I taught kindergarten through fourth grade and was also a resource teacher before pursuing my master’s degree. In 2020, I attained a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College.  I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). 

I have experience working with adults adolescents, children, and couples. I have worked with issues such as grief, depression, anxiety, relational issues, emotional regulation, codependency, and life transitions. I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy,  Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy . I emphasize the therapeutic alliance that is built between counselor and client through warm positive regard, empathy, acceptance, transparency, and empowerment.