EAP Affiliates

Shawn Foster, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Q-SAP

She has been in the field of social work for twenty-two years providing psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Counseling can be a difficult process in which vulnerabilities and pain are often exposed. She provides a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental environment making the client as comfortable as possible to explore this process and address concerns. Her goal is to provide safe and healthy coping mechanisms as well as a clearer understanding of the issues presented.
Her area of specialization is treating adolescents and families, as well as individuals; including extensive experience working with emotional, physical, and sexual trauma, as well as PTSD. She addresses substance abuse/use issues, the affect on the family, and treats depression and anxiety symptoms.
As a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional, she asses and provide substance abuse evaluations for the Department of Transportation and for the courts. She accept most insurance plans, welcome private pay clients, and will work on a sliding scale.


  • Emotional Trauma
  • Physical Trauma
  • Sexual Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Contact information:

  685 Emory Valley Road 
  Suite C
  Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
  (865) 312-6884 x4 

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Megan McCarter Cates, Counselor, LPC, MHSP​

Each person has the ability to transform any challenge into evidence of their own strength, resilience and success as long as she or he has the courage to ask for and accept help when help is needed. There is no shame in asking for a doctor's assistance with an injury or condition, just as there is no shame in seeking a therapist's aid when a problem has become too complicated for you or your support network to resolve on your own. Let her help you discover that there is proof in hope.
She respects each individual's unique background, belief system and the guts it takes to start the process of taking on life obstacles. She strives to offer treatment interventions that challenge without overwhelming and are in harmony with each client's core values.
Much of her work experience has focused on trauma, child abuse, domestic and sexual violence recovery for adults, children and adolescents. I also have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, career and workplace issues, family and relationship difficulties, parenting skills, stress management, grief and loss, self-esteem needs, existential crises and adjustment to life transitions.

Child Abuse
Domestic Violence for Adults & Children
Sexual Violence for Adults & Children

Experience treating:
Career and workplace issues,
Family and relationship difficulties
Parenting skills
Stress management
Grief and loss
Self-esteem needs
Existential crises
Adjustment to life transitions

Contact Information:

  400 Park Road 
  Suite 219
  Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
  (865) 312-7640 

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