My professional experience started in the early 1990s working in human services, mostly within non-profit programs. Areas of focus were domestic and sexual violence, drug and alcohol dependence, children and adult children of neglect and abuse, human beings with a myriad of life-altering experiences. Simultaneously, I began my undergraduate studies in Criminal and Justice Studies in Providence Rhode Island. A few years later I attended graduate school at Rhode Island College where I earned my Master's Degree in Agency Counseling and Chemical Dependency.

After receiving my M.A., we moved back to TN where I completed additional requirements to acquire my Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider credentials.  At the time I was working with an agency in Nashville where I stayed for a little over (6)six years when the time came for me to change the course of my professional career. 

This is where Hope In Healing, Inc. came into existence.  It was never my intention to work in private practice but just goes to show you that even the least of what you expect of yourself or plan, can be altered.  Fear was a huge factor for me, but it was also the motivator to launch a new endeavor that today has me more excited and passionate about this profession.  It was not of my own doing though.  Through my own spiritual awakening, not to be confused with religion, the path was laid out and I just followed the path.

Just more proof that you can overcome and achieve even what you never planned to pursue.



Danette, a native of Hendersonville, received her master’s degree from Tennessee State University in 2000 and completed postgraduate work at Lindsey Wilson College. Since 2003 she has served in the educational sector as a counselor, educator, and regional director at Lindsey Wilson College.  Danette believes people can be empowered to reach their full potential. Therapy assists clients with discovering and developing the tools needed to live their best lives. She strives to help clients grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially.
    Danette understands that each client has a unique background and will require integrative therapy designed to address their specific needs. She believes that counseling built on a trustworthy, ethical foundation encourages a level of confidence and starts the journey towards healing and a healthy lifestyle.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are offering teletherapy and phone sessions to minimize risks for our current and potential clients.  You may call our office to schedule virtual and/or phone sessions just as if you would schedule a face to face session. 

We sincerely hope that everyone is staying safe and well. 

During this difficult time we are trying to extend our services to those who may want and/or need to reach out and talk but may not have the means. For the month of April we are offering

free emotional phone support for up to 30-mins. of which will be provided to those who are not current clients.  To take advantage of this opportunity you may let us know by emailing Melissa, our intern @

Hope In Healing, Inc.

Madison, TN 37115

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