How to Find Me

I am affiliated with Henegar/CBI Counseling Center. Our office is located on the corner of McCallie Avenue and Orchard Knob. Enter under the blue awning in the parking lot accessed from Oak Street.

Henegar/CBI Counseling Center
1815 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404


Who am I?

I was raised in Glen Ellyn Illinois. My siblings are Dirk (minister), Karen (pharmacist), and Randy (electrical engineer). I attended the University of Illinois, receiving a bachelors of science in psychology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity school receiving a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling, Georgia State University, receiving 45 quarter hours in counseling psychology, and the University of Georgia, receiving a Ph.D. in counseling psychology with a clinical psychology internship and postdoctorate.

I have lived in Chattanooga since 1986 where Susan and I have raised three children and where I’ve been privileged to practice counseling/clinical psychology from a Biblical perspective.

I have been an elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church and currently serve on the Pastoral Care Committee of the Tennessee Valley Presbytery.

I enjoy all the aspects of the practice of psychology. I especially enjoy the work that involves direct contact with people such as individual, couples, and group therapy. I also enjoy psychological testing, supervision of other therapists, and some administrative work.

Basic Philosophy

My practice of “soul care” or biblically informed psychotherapy is based on a number of assumptions. I will list a few of them for you here:


Jay A. Spalding Ph.D.
Licensed psychologist TN and GA

Office: 423-756-2894
Fax: 423-756-2899