Statesville Team

Jennifer Dalton MA, LCMHCA

I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education in 1995. In 2013, I obtained a Masters of Arts Degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Counseling. I have experience as an elementary school counselor where my focus included behavior modification and assistance with anxiety and anger management. I currently provide services to all ages, with focuses in life changes, grief and loss, ADD, anxiety and self control, as well as developing better communication skills and overcoming trauma. I utilize a variety of approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, play/art therapy, and Reality/Choice Theory principles. I look forward to working with you or your child.


Dakota Smith MSW, LCSW-A

I received my Master's in Social Work at Widener University. During my four years in the mental health field, I realized my interest is working with children and adults from all walks of life. I believe that it is important to have a holistic approach which  treats the mind and body. In addition, I believe in the importance of forming healthy relationships  with individuals and families in an effort to help them develop their full potential and healthy relationships with others. I operate from a Strength Based approach that builds on  and identifies  the skills that one already has. I also use aspects of  Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help clients reach their goals and to find happiness within themselves. 


Megan Byerly, LCMHC

I received my Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy and Psychology in May 2013 from Western Carolina University. I obtained my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May 2016 from Lenoir-Rhyne University. I have experience in vocational rehabilitation therapy, multisystemic therapy which is an intensive family- and community-based that addresses all environments that impact high risk youth, day treatment counselor, and homicide/suicide crisis assessment and management. I have experience working with a variety of needs such as ODD, Conduct Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, family relationships, parenting skills, and behavioral management. I utilize a variety of approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, behavioral therapy, pragmatic family therapies, and play/art therapy. I provide services to all ages and strive to provide a non-judgmental, strength-based, and collaborative approach meeting the client where they are in life. I look forward to meeting with you or your child and assisting you in meeting your goals.