Our Counselors

Brittany McLaren
Accepting:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brittany McLaren, LPC, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Brittany McLaren is a Licensed Professional Counselor for the states of South Carolina and Georgia, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the state of Florida. She has five years of experience partnering with individuals of all ages who suffer from depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, addiction, and everyday life concerns. Brittany also enjoys working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and those with brain injuries. She received her Bachelors's in Psychology from Ohio University and Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida. In addition, she has earned graduate certificates in Addictions and Substance Abuse Counseling and Integrative Behavioral Health Counseling.

Brittany utilizes an eclectic and holistic approach incorporating crisis intervention, mindfulness-based techniques, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, person-centered, and emotionally focused therapies to assist individuals in meeting their basic needs, coping with life stressors, and gaining clarity and confidence to ultimately achieve happiness and success.

Brittany is committed to providing a non-judgmental, compassionate, and empathetic atmosphere to support you in obtaining emotional resilience and personal growth. She is eager to collaborate with you in navigating challenges and embracing change so that you may feel empowered to begin living the life you desire.

Education

University of South Florida
Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse - EMDR
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Chronic mental illness
  • Stress management and life management
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse and addictions
  • Crisis Intervention
EmillieMckenzie Engram
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emillie Mckenzie Engram, LPC

Philosophy of Care

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mckenzie began her career working with children, adolescents, and families experiencing PTSD, autism-related challenges, and other emotional and behavioral difficulties. The bulk of Mckenzie’s professional experience has involved working with adults with serious mental illnesses including but not limited to major depressive disorder, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety disorders, and complex psychiatric comorbidities. She is passionate about providing support and empowerment to individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Mckenzie utilizes an eclectic approach which integrates innovative techniques from a broad array of evidence-based treatments including CBT, ACT, MBCT, and MI as well as trauma-informed treatments such as TF-CBT and CPT. She works collaboratively with you to create a custom-tailored treatment approach designed for your unique journey and individual needs.

Mckenzie strives to provide you with an authentic therapeutic atmosphere within which you can openly express yourself while receiving the non-judgmental support necessary for you to grow as an individual, overcome obstacles, and develop strategies to help you accomplish your goals, thereby empowering you to ultimately attain the fulfilling life you deserve.

Education

The Citadel Graduate College
Master of Arts in Psychology: Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress and Anger Management
  • Serious and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Behavior Modification
  • ADHD
  • Crisis Intervention
Holly Hansen
Accepting:
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Holly Hansen, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Are you having a difficult time getting through a difficult experience or time in your life? Counseling is often sought when things do not feel right. I have over 15 years of experience in working with varied conditions/situations.

I completed my MS in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Phoenix and my BA in Psychology with the University of Utah. I have been trained and certified in multiple mind/body modalities and believe that bringing the mind/body connection to awareness is an important part to achieving ones goals. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and find that that the ability to gain understanding about why we do what we do can be enlightening. I am always in the process of learning something new that broaden my understanding of what it means to be a human and experience difficult things. I would be honored to be allowed to walk beside you in whatever brings you to seek out counseling at this time in your life.

Education

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
University of Phoenix

Specialties

  • Physical/Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Anger
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety and Phobias
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Religious Issues
  • Health, Illness, and Medical Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress
  • Smoking Cessation 
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Dual Diagnosis (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Condition)
  • Addictions
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Divorce/Divorce Adjustment
  • Severe Depression
JoAnnB. Scott
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

JoAnn B. Scott, MSW, LISW-CP

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who believes that in a world where importance of building up all facets of our life – education, work, family, friends- our emotional and mental health are not always attended to in the same ways. Your mental health is just as important- if not more! Whether you are looking to improve your general emotional wellbeing, communication skills, self-improvement or very specific challenges, therapy is an logical way to start. Congratulations on taking these first steps. 

Throughout my education and career, I have had the opportunity to receive training and supervision in several evidence based therapies, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, group therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.  I approach all therapeutic interactions as a trauma-informed therapist, and am also a SC Victim Service Provider, with extensive experience in IPV/DV and trauma (including military). I also have a Graduate Certificate in Drug and Addiction Studies. 

I have experience helping with:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence
  • Military & Veterans Treatment
  • Stress Management and Coping
  • Couples Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness and Relationships
  • Adjustment

I believe in the inherent strength of clients themselves, and am here to assist you to best amplify those strengths to support recovery, empowerment and betterment of you. I approach therapy in a multi-faceted way that meets you where you are , and gives you the opportunity to have a safe space and respect where you can be your genuine, true self. 

Nancy Lloyd
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nancy Lloyd, MA, LPC

Nancy gained experience both in private practice and community mental health services after graduating from The Citadel Graduate College in 2010.  She primarily works with adults but has notable experience with adolescents and children when providing interventions for families. She also has a decade of experience as an Adjunct Psychology Instructor and has a passion for providing psychoeducational information as an important supplement to understand ourselves and our brains. The more you know, the more you can apply directly to your life to improve it. 

She’s a general practitioner with the ability to provide evidence-based interventions (CBT, TFCBT, DBT, MI, REBT, ACT, or Crisis Intervention for instance) for a very wide scope of acute and chronic conditions.  She’s able to accommodate clients who prefer more supportive services to simply process life situations or reach goals. Interested in learning skills to be more aware of your dreams? She’s had experience with that, too.  She prioritizes a humanistic approach as a compassionate and non-judgmental foundation to support the alliance between her and her clients and encourage the best possible therapeutic outcomes.  

When someone feels genuinely understood, crisis will dissipate some and he or she can feel supported to make decisions or changes in a safe way….maybe even with a little humor and wit.  Engagement in therapy is very sacred work that merits a soulful reverence for each client who decides to seek help. So, if you want a clinically-trained therapist who can also speak in terms of spiritual and personal growth from many philosophical perspectives effectively, give Nancy a try.

Nancy's specialties include:

  • Family/Relationship Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Depression/ Crisis Intervention
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Recovery from Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Gender Issues
  • Symptom Management for Chronic Problems
Tanya Sloan
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tanya Sloan, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Tanya Sloan is Licensed Professional Counselor with 8 years of experience. She currently resides in South Carolina. She had the honors of working in the private and public sector assisting the privileged and underprivileged communities. These opportunities allowed her to gain experience with various problems and issues such as mothers with cases involving Department of Social Services, Alcohol and Drug Addiction, Homelessness, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Bi-polar Disorder, Family and Marriage Counseling, OCD and PTSD. Tanya received her undergraduate Degree in Health Administration from University of Phoenix/Axia College. She received her Graduate Degree from South University.

Her Therapeutic approach depends on the individual and treating each with dignity and respect, offering assistance that allows the individuals to see what they can achieve or change their maladaptive behaviors. Therefore, she uses Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person -Centered, Client- Focused and Mindfulness Therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet everyone’s specific needs.

Tanya seeks to meet everyone at the point of their need and working together to assist, support and help to achieve empowerment and self-esteem.

Education

South University Columbia SC
Master's in Arts

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • PTSD
  • Grief/Loss
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Personal Disorders
  • Anger Management
Tiffany Stewart
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Tiffany Stewart, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Tiffany Stewart is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of South Carolina. She has worked in healthcare for the past 18 years, with the last 7 as an Advanced Practice Provider. Dr. Stewart holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Clemson University, where she also teaches graduate nursing students in the area of mental health. 

Dr. Stewart’s practice mission is to guide patients toward their best life by addressing the combination of mental, spiritual, and physical health. Dr. Stewart  prioritizes the respect of each patient as a unique individual, working together to develop treatment goals. Dr. Stewart treats all ages via telehealth visits and is skilled in medication management and psychotherapy. Her patients describe her as down-to-earth, approachable, and compassionate. 

In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Stewart is involved in healthcare research. Her particular interests are workplace violence prevention, cultural sensitivity in patient care, and management of mental health in healthcare workers. She is a member of the Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association. Dr. Stewart is honored to guide patients on a path to healing through top-quality, evidence-based, mental health care.

Education

Clemson University
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Parenting & Family Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
Timothy Queen
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Timothy Queen, LISW

Philosophy of Care

There is no ideal client just as there is no ideal therapist. However, if there were such a  client, she would be motivated to change which is considered the number one  ingredient to change. Without it, all efforts on the part of the therapist will be resisted  or at least require much more time, effort and money.  

She would want to learn new behavior to assist in making the changes she seeks. She  would have goals commensurate with the change she desires. She would struggle but  be open to suggestions, guidance and gentle educational advice from the therapist.  

She would be willing to attend sessions as needed, including at least one follow up and  one follow along session, thus not prematurely disrupting the change process. Of  course, if the client were a larger system than one person (i.e., couple or family) the  complications for each of the above would prove more complex. 

I offer many decades of experience and education in the field of psychotherapy. While  I have specialties, listed below, I also provide general assistance in the areas of general  mental health needs. While careful scrutiny of client problems and complications is  necessary, brevity remains a concern and the need for it cannot be ignored. As one  may see in my Philosophy of care statements, I am concerned to not get distracted  and to stayed focused on the areas of most concern to the client system. 

My specific area of specialty is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Behind the specialty is ground breaking research and practice in this wide ranging field. I will assist the client  system in identifying areas of greatest impact and specific skills needed to manage  specific problems related to the presenting traumatic episode(s). 

My availability to my client(s) is at the core of my being as a therapist. While  Thriveworks has protocols and procedures for contacting me, and often direct contact  is not permitted, I will not hesitate to see clients ‘off hours’ and upon emergency. 

Education

University of South Carolina
PhD

Specialties

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Adjustment Disorders 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Couples Counseling 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Relationship issues
Adam Sachs
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Adam Sachs, LPC, NCC

Adam enjoys working with people who are experiencing problems related to depression, anxiety, AD/HD, anger, substance abuse, relationships, work, parenting and stress management. Adam wants to work with couples who recognize disconnection and unresolved conflict in their relationship and are committed to improving it. Adam especially likes working with people who commit to their treatment and goals, show courage and persistence in their pursuit, and strive to see a big picture for their life and to feel fully alive. Adam’s agenda will be directed by your goals. Adam sees adults, couples, families and children age 12 and older.

You may recognize your feelings or problems. But you may have difficulty identifying the root causes. Adam will help you examine beneath the surface to gain more insight and clarity, promoting healing, change and progress. He will create an environment of safety, trust, curiosity and acceptance as you explore challenging emotions and issues, and foster your hopes and dreams.

Adam recognizes the courage it takes to acknowledge you are struggling and want help. He encourages you to take the step to make an initial appointment. He will consider it his honor to work with you. He will commit to doing his best to meet you where you are in your life and help set you on your path to where you want to go.

Adam's specialties include:

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Relationship Problems
  • Substance Abuse
  • Grief
  • Midlife/Transitional Phase Issues
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy/Attachment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Existential Therapy (Life’s Big Questions)
Jordan Rasmussen
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jordan Rasmussen, LPC

Jordan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina. She obtained her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Arizona State University. Jordan worked in community mental health services in Arizona before moving to South Carolina. She primarily works with children, adolescents, and young adults, but has experience working with the lifespan. Jordan offers individual, family, and couples counseling.

Jordan utilizes a variety of methods when working with clients, including person-centered therapy, solution focused therapy, play therapy, family systems, as well as other evidence-based treatments. Jordan strives to be creative in sessions, using play, art, and music to help in healing. She believes that every individual is unique and has their own path to success and happiness. Jordan aims to build a strong therapeutic alliance and create a safe environment that offers support and empowerment.

Jordan has experience assisting clients with:

  • Parent/child conflict
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Abuse Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-Esteem Issues
Beth Phillips
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elizabeth Phillips, LPC, LAC

Beth is known for her compassionate and caring nature. My passion for counseling started many years ago before college or graduate school. My empathy for people has always driven me to help others. Why? You ask? Because I love people!!! I feel everyone can live a happy life.

Outside of the office, I have hobbies of reading, crocheting and spending time with my family.

My educational background is eclectic and includes Cosmetology, Emergency Services, and now as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

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