Hendersonville Pediatrics, P.A. is pleased to offer through special arrangement on site behavioral medicine assessments and therapy services. Please talk with your child’s doctor if you feel there is a need for a behavioral medicine referral.

Meet Our Behavioral Medicine Staff

Dr. William Dalton is originally from Corinth, MS, and earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Psychology at Mississippi State University, a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology at Appalachian State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology at The University of Memphis. He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship via Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine with an emphasis in pediatric psychology. Dr. Dalton was an Associate Professor and Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University where he was involved with both undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, clinical supervision, and service for 8 years. He is now a Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina and works as a Behavioral Health Consultant at Hendersonville Pediatrics. Dr. Dalton specializes in early childhood mental health and behavioral health issues. He is married with 2 children and enjoys running, biking, swimming, camping, and other outdoor adventures with his family.

Michael Thomas LPC graduated from Ohio State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and went on to complete graduates school at San Diego State. At San Diego he received his Master’s Degree in Marriage Family Therapy with a specialization in Children and Adolescence. Michael also has experience in working with special needs children. Michael Thomas has been counseling in North Carolina for over 10 years and enjoys working with us here at Hendersonville Pediatrics, as well as Family Preservation Services. Michael is a guitar enthusiast who also enjoys fitness and traveling. Michael has been part of the making of several movie soundtracks and plans to do more.

Questions You May Want To Ask When Choosing a Therapist:

1. Do you (or your therapists) have experience with children around the age of my child? How many years of experience do you have?


2. My child has been having this or these types of problems (describe). What experience do you have in helping with this type of problem?

3. What kind of treatments do you use and have these been found to be effective with the types of problem I have mentioned? Examples of common treatments that have been found to work include behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, parent child interaction therapy, and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. You may find additional information on behavioral health problems and treatments that have been shown to work at http://effectivechildtherapy.org/

4. What is your average length of treatment and what does it entail?

5. How will we know if therapy is working?

6. Do you accept my insurance or what is your self-pay rate? If self-pay do you have a sliding fee scale?

You may also ask your doctors, family, friends, clergy, or others you trust for recommendations.

Other Local Behavioral Health Resources:

Alliance Crisis Services  (828) 883-9676
Meridian Behavioral Health Services (828) 883-2708
Brevard Health Center (828) 883-5550
Mountain Counseling Associates, LLC (828) 884-7565
Carolina Pediatric Therapy (828) 862-3282