Tara Escalante, LCSW

Imagine a life without overwhelming anxiety, depression or self doubt. Imagine feeling empowered, self assured and even just relaxed despite all of life’s stressors. Therapy can help you to achieve that self assurance, sense of peace and increased coping ability. I believe that everyone is unique and has their own unique journey; therefore, therapy should be person-centered and non-judgmental.

With over 20 years of experience in mental health in various settings, I have worked with individuals with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to those with SPMI dx. I work from a biopsychosocial perspective and utilize multiple modalities of treatment, including CBT, DBT,  Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness to engage in a therapeutic approach tailored specifically for each client and their unique needs.

It is my passion to help others and assist them to be the best version of themselves. I believe everyone deserves to live their best life. I look forward taking this journey with you and assisting you in reaching whatever goals you set for yourself!

I also provide Clinical Supervision and for Licensed Clinical Social Workers Associates (LCSW-A).

Melissa Pell, LCSW

Are you noticing feelings of sadness creeping into your days more often? Or maybe you’re feeling more frustrated and overwhelmed lately? Perhaps you’ve experienced a life event and its impact has taken a toll on you? If any or all of this rings true for you and has led you to seek therapy; congratulations on taking a big step in self-care!

Working with adults having mental health struggles, bereavement and grief, and/or trauma issues has been my life’s work since entering the field over 15 years ago. Training in EMDR, CBT, DBT, ACT and MET allows me to ensure I’m catering to what YOUR treatment needs are as we work together to get to the heart of the matter. I provide a warm welcoming atmosphere while we confront and grapple with difficult issues that get in the way of you becoming the best version of yourself. I’m an active therapist who joins with you in the process of healing. I provide in-person and telehealth sessions and can accommodate weekend session times if needed.

I also provide clinical supervision to provisionally licensed social workers new to the field and their practice. I enjoy mentoring, supervising and consulting with other social workers as my way of paving the way for future clinicians.

Shelby Sawyer, LCSW

Hi! My name is Shelby Sawyer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I recognize that life is hard and sometimes we need additional support to get us through life’s ups and downs. Reaching out for help can be an intimidating process while also finding someone you feel comfortable with sharing your life story. I would be honored if you chose me to be a part of that process where I will provide a judgement free zone, meeting you where you are at while providing supportive therapy to help you process and work through previous and current life’s issues.

I became a social worker to help others and have been in the mental health field for over 5 years. I specialize in trauma, DBT, motivational interviewing, task centered therapy and supportive therapy. Working with adolescents, adults and seniors focusing on adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and SPMI. I am available for nights and weekend sessions, both in person and via telehealth.



Sarah Riley, LCSW-A

Are you struggling with navigating major life changes? Struggling in interactions with others, especially boundary setting? Maybe you’re noticing some self sabotage and you’re wondering, “Why the hell do I do this?” It’s time to schedule a consultation.

The goal of our therapeutic relationship will always be to get you to where YOU want to be on this journey. It’s not about where I think you should be, or where Bob down the street thinks you should be. It is about you and what you need from the therapeutic process. I am here to support you in achieving the goals YOU set and to work on the areas you feel you need to work on.

I started practicing as a therapist in 2009 after graduating with my Masters from Radford University. I specialize in treating female Adults & Adolescents experiencing Pre/ Postnatal Mental Health Issues, Anxiety Disorders, Major life changes including Medical Diagnoses, Grief/ Loss, Divorce/Separation, Abuse, Trauma, PTSD. I believe strongly in a person centered trauma informed approach to the therapeutic process.

In my free time I like to hangout with my family and our pups. I love to spend time in the garden or attending my kid’s practices and games during sports season. I also love a good DIY project.

**I am currently OON with insurances but am accepting clients for a reduced sliding scale rate. Beacon will also provide a Superbill for reimbursement from your insurance company.