Dr. Mona William-Hayes, PhD, LCSW

Preferred Name: Mona

About Me

My approach is solution-focused, client-centered, and strengths-based. I have extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), CBT, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have experience and training in trauma and grief; I provide traditional office visits, walk & talk therapy, telehealth and extended or intensive EMDR sessions. I believe in the importance of connectedness. Connection in therapy is critical! Connection, to me, means sitting with you in joy or sorrow and listening to your story with my eyes, ears, and heart. I would love to hear from you and have a heart-to-heart connection. I have availability now for extended or intensive EMDR sessions! Call me today about different available packages.

Education & Experience

My BA is from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee and my MSSW and PhD are from The University of Tennessee. I have over 20 years' experience working with trauma.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NASW and EMDRIA member. I volunteer at Ebenezer UMC in Knoxville, TN, and deliver food through the Love Kitchen. I have served food through the Water Angels and host overnight at Ebenezer UMC with unsheltered families with Family Promise. I am a Certified QiGong Instructor and recognize the importance of the body and sensations when processing traumas.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English