Our Providers



Taylor Ballew

PMHNP, Owner

Taylor is a graduate of Anderson University in Anderson South Carolina. She began her career in Healthcare at Broughton hospital in Morganton, North Carolina where she worked her way through school and found her passion for psychiatry. As a registered nurse, she gained valuable experience working with patients in an inpatient psychiatric setting. After graduating with her masters degree, Taylor accepted a position at Oregon State Hospital working as a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner. Shortly after, she also took a position working in an outpatient practice. She founded Aspire Psychiatry because of her strong desire for accessibility in mental health services and will to serve her patients regardless of their location. As an amputee,  Taylor is deeply passionate about providing mental health services to other amputees. After finding a lacking of providers in the area, she realized that she could use her life experiences to help others.


Jen Strickland


Jen specializes in complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, veterans and deployed individuals, military families with a deployed individual, and military-affiliated families experiencing reintegration.  She is experienced in the following therapeutic modalities: Rogerian, Gestalt, narrative, experiential, and equine-assisted psychotherapy.
Jen is in the process of obtaining her Ph.D. in psychology from Keiser University with a special interest in adaptive neuroscience methodologies in conjunction with animal-assisted psychotherapies.  She received her Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling in 2020 from Montreat College; she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Bible and Religion, focusing on multiculturalism in 2006 also from Montreat College.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking locally, practicing yoga, learning new modalities, trail-riding her horse, and helping her family run their micro-farm.  She is happily married and has one son.


Tenisha Ross


Tenisha Ross is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-Associate who holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Acute Traumatic Incident Processing (A-TIP) and Critical Incident Desensitization (CID) and is working toward certification in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In addition to providing therapy in an outpatient setting, she has experience with providing services to adults and children in several areas through former employment in Child Protection Services as well as a crisis inpatient setting. Tenisha’s approach to counseling is driven by a diverse yet strength-based approach. Tenisha is committed to providing compassionate care; she specializes in anxiety, depression and trauma related disorders.


Outside of work, Tenisha enjoys shopping and spending time with her family.