Deanna L. Irick, M.Ed., NCC, LPC/MHSP, MAC, SAP

Specializing in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Counseling - Iron Mtn Counseling
Alcohol and Drug Screening and Assessments

I am a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) I am able to provide you with alcohol and drug screening or assessment as needed for SAP, TnPAP, DUI, Court, Profession or other requirement. 

Substance Use and Abuse 

20+ years experience means that I will not automatically assume that you are an alcoholic or an addict.  I have a passion for helping and counseling individuals and advising thier families.  I feel confident in my ability to either help you or help you find the right treatment. 


My gift is the ability to help you understand yourself.  Learn new techniques for dealing with life problems and situations.


My Approach

I believe that people intrinsically know what they need to heal and be successful.  It is my job to help find those spaces that are causing life problems and help you begin to heal them.  

The first session is designed to give us a chance to get to know each other and define what we need to work toward. 

Mountain Ridge
About me

I'm a dedicated and driven individual with a calling to help others.  After graduating from East Tennessee State University with a Master's Degree in Community Agency Counseling, I found my purpose in helping individuals who struggle with addictions, behavioral health issues.

Getting Help

It takes courage to admit when you need help, and even more to do something about it.  I look at myself as a tour guide and coach on this amazing journey.  I will help you get the most out of your sessions but in the end, you have to be willing to do the work.  I'm here to encourage, push, shove and support you!!!


Substance Use Disorders


Screening and Assessments

Trauma and its related issues

Anxiety, Anger and Fear related issues. 

You helped me accept things about myself I didn't like.  I was able to make changes in my life that I was afraid to before.  

Debbie, age 38