Kacy Silverstein joins Heather R. Hayes & Associates with over twelve years of experience in clinical practice, community engagement, and crisis intervention. Prior to joining the team at Heather R. Hayes & Associates as a clinical supervisor, Kacy served as the Director of Business Development and Admissions at Integrative Life Center in Nashville, TN.  Kacy’s approach to marketing and outreach is strongly influenced by her clinical work with individuals impacted by addiction, trauma, and other life stressors.

During her career in the behavioral health field, Kacy has worked in administration, crisis response, clinical practice, and program development. She served as Co-Director of Project Safe, Vanderbilt’s Center for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, for seven years before transitioning to a primary clinical role at Oasis Center, one of the nation’s leading youth-serving organizations. As a program specialist at the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Kacy coordinated multiple grants focused on improving crisis response services across the state of Tennessee and co-authored Tennessee’s Best Practice Protocols for Sexual Assault Response. She has consulted on numerous projects both within Tennessee and across the country related to trauma informed care, crisis response and stabilization, primary prevention services, and has authored two curricula on girl-centered practice for the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville, Florida. She often speaks at national conferences and workshops on trauma-informed practices, mindfulness and meditation, trauma and the body, and other related topics.

Kacy received both a B.A. in Anthropology and a M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. In addition, she has completed advanced training in body-centered psychotherapy, mindfulness based practices, and the treatment of trauma. Kacy is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider in the state of Tennessee and maintains a small private practice in Nashville, specializing in body-centered psychotherapy and the treatment of trauma and addiction.