Meet our Counselors


Sydney Phipps, LISW-CP

***Accepting new clients

Sydney Phipps is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LISW-CP).  Her passion is helping people diagnosed with mental illness and chemical dependence understand their diagnosis and learn to live a fulfilling life. Sydney believes in meeting people where they are, while utilizing evidenced-based treatment with real “here and now solutions” to help them become and remain stable. Education on the bio psychosocial aspect of each client’s life is an essential part of therapy.

“I find people often have "light bulb moments" when challenged to align their core beliefs with their actions.”

Sydney’s specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Anger management
  • Chronic mental health issues
  • Life management
  • Life transitions
  • Personality disorder
  • Women’s issues
  • Pain management
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Sydney earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina.  She is available for weekly sessions, both in person and online.

Tandi Gilmore, PMHNP

*** Accepting new clients

Tandi is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified,  specializing in providing medication management, treatment, and consultative care for the young adult, adult, and geriatric population. She brings in almost 15 years of experience in nursing in the mental health field to Thriveworks, including work in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings.

Tandi received her Master’s in Nursing from Walden University. She enjoys working with and helping individuals with a variety of mental health challenges to include Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and Insomnia.

Tandi uses a holistic approach to provide care for her patients. She values the ability to bring patients with a mental illness back to place of wholeness with therapy and medications if needed.  Tandi is an advocate of persons living with mental illness and in decreasing the stigma related to mental illness.

Audrey Connell, LPC

***Accepting New Clients

Audrey provides interactive individual psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults utilizing multi-modal approaches such as cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-informed treatment, creative therapies and strength-based approaches in her work.

“Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, you are not the rain.”

Audrey’s specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Thought Disorders (Schizophrenia)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Crisis Management
  • Medical Challenges

Audrey has been a practicing Mental Health Clinician since 2004. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), she has worked in an array of clinical settings, including non-profit agencies, police departments, residential facilities, private practices and mental health centers. Valuing education and advocacy, Audrey uses her skills and experiences to support, guide, and empower her clients.

Bill Reynolds, LMFT

Bill Reynolds is a Licensed and SC Board Certified Marriage & Family Therapist.  Bill specializes in couples who are seeking marriage enrichment or trying to overcome difficulties in their relationships.  Bill approaches therapy from a systemic approach and believes that families are the backbone of society. His goal is to help families in their struggles, which in turn helps individuals reach their full potential in society.  Bill knows that life is a journey and sometimes we can get stuck while on this journey. He provides a safe environment where the clients can learn and work on coping skills, so they will feel empowered in life. He works on goals that the clients want to work on without feeling judged.

Bill has experience with the following, but not limited to:

  • Couples / Marriage Counseling
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Adolescents
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Anger Management
  • Christian/Faith-Based Counseling
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem

Bill received his BS in Psychology from the College of Charleston.  He earned two Masters Degrees; Marriage & Family Therapy and Christian Education from Southwestern in Fort Worth, Texas. Bill has nearly 20 years of counseling experience.

Kimberly Dalgety, LPC

** Available for online counseling

Kimberly Dalgety is a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes that counseling is a method of partnering with people to improve insight, set goals, identify healthy and unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving, and move toward growth and healing.

“It is a privilege for me to be able to help people achieve their goals, improve their relationships and adjust to challenges and difficulties.”

Kimberly works with elementary-age children, teens and adults on issues surrounding:

  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Spiritual healing/growth
  • Parenting
  • School/Career Issues

Before counseling, Kimberly worked in the human resources field. She observed the needs that many people experienced in the area of mental health services and decided to pursue a career in counseling. Kimberly received a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Erskine College and M.A. in Community Counseling from Regent University. She has been a licensed counselor since 2008; she previously practiced in Georgia and began counseling in South Carolina in 2018 after moving to the Upstate. Kimberly’s approach draws from cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, narrative, emotionally-focused and attachment-focused methodologies, and she has been trained in integrating issues of faith in counseling. Kimberly has experience working with clients from many different ages and backgrounds. In addition, she has facilitated group counseling, leadership development training, trauma response services, mental health-focused educational presentations and team-building exercises with churches, schools, civic organizations and businesses.

Sharon Dockery, LMFT

Sharon Dockery is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with couples, families, adults and children individually, and children with intellectual disabilities. Sharon believes that therapy is a safe place to explore skills that are beneficial for life and during crisis. She believes that each person comes with their own life experience and it is most important to meet each client where they are in their lives.

Sharon works offers:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family
  • Couples
  • Children
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Children or adults with autism
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Trauma
  • Christian / Faith based counseling

Sharon received her Bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology from USC upstate and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College.

Bethany Snipes, LISW-CP

** Available for online counseling only

When people ask me why I do this work, my answer is simply because I love it! Seeing people change from confusion, hopelessness, and pain to hope, optimism, and a life they fall in love with is what motivates me to go above and beyond for my clients. Helping individuals and couples is, by far, my calling and it has me to work with some of the most specialized men and women in our country’s military. Working with Special Operations military personnel and their spouses has enabled me to become an expert in military counseling and coaching, to obtain quick, but lasting results for this fast paced and often long-distance population.

I am enthusiastic and practical but understand that the emotions are the guiding light to life. I love working with people who are motivated and ready to take practical steps to discover their authentic self and gain a deeper understanding of how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors work together. I believe that everyone has the capacity to live their best “ideal life.”

My specialties include:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Adoption
  • Adolescents
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Military / veterans

I graduated from the University of Georgia with a MSW in 2007. Since then, I have dedicated my time and energy to helping countless individuals and couples empower and transform their lives. Transforming your life is absolutely worth the investment!  True power and healing is in the present moment, not in the past or future. This is the day to reach out and start the path to healing and life transforming change!

Robin Finley, LMFT

I continue to feel privileged when individuals, couples, and families allow me to assist them in meeting their personal goals. After recognizing the need for additional support, many feel vulnerable and even overwhelmed in taking that first step. From our first session, I thrive to assure that each client feels comfortable and safe within a confidential setting to openly explore their experiences and emotions. I am committed to serving each client with compassion and empathy. I am a strength-based clinician who believes in working collaboratively with you to identify your goals and achieve your desired success.

While I thoroughly enjoy working with clients of all ages, experiencing a variety of challenges, I have specific experience and passion for working with, but not limited to:

  • Family, Couples, and Individual Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Couples Experiencing Intimacy Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Primary and Secondary Victims of Crime; Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Parenting & Co-Parenting
  • Premarital Counseling

I recognize that there is no one method or model of therapy that fits everyone; thus I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy based on my clients’ needs. I often apply techniques from Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing counseling method. Additionally, with children I utilize both directive and non-directive Play Therapy techniques.

In 2004, I received my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from The University of South Carolina-Upstate. I obtained my Educational Specialist Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College in 2007. Throughout the years, I have had the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings consisting of outpatient and residential settings as well as non-profit organizations and private practice.

Rebecca Toulson, LPC, NCC

** Available for online counseling

Rebecca Toulson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who has been working in the mental health field since 2011. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of West Georgia, and she received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Rebecca has a specialization in crisis and trauma and has worked with geriatrics, adults, adolescents, and children. Rebecca is confident in the possibility of positive growth and empowerment for any individual willing to explore, take responsibility, and embrace change.

Specialties:

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Sexual Assault/Trafficking Survivors
  • Crisis Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Rebecca is passionate about aiding others in their path to self-discovery, healing and growth, and self-acceptance both individually and in their personal relationships.

 

Emily Gilliam, LPC

Emily is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who believes that in our search for happiness, belonging, and meaning in our lives, we sometimes lose our way, our sense of hope, and even ourselves. In her search for answers to this painful dilemma, Emily came to perceive the therapeutic process as a powerful vehicle for assisting people in healing and to discover their own potential by accessing their own ability to change and grow.

Emily works primarily with:

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQ concerns
  • Substance use
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem issues

Emily also holds advanced certification in the field of addictions and is a specialist in the integration of mental health and substance abuse. She believes in recovery as a principle that can be applied to a multitude of concerns and has a genuine passion in assisting her clients.

Understanding there is no “one size fits all” when working with clients, Emily is person-centered therapist and employs a holistic approach to therapy, the core of which is in building an authentic and trusting therapeutic relationship, where her clients find unconditional acceptance, and know that they are heard. Drawing on her experience with a number of treatment methods, Emily works with her clients to meet them exactly where they are to help them in the search for who, what, and where they want to be. Emily describes the heart of her practice as helping clients discover and effect the changes they want in their lives with empathy, compassion, honesty, and respect.

LaKimberly Dowdell, LPC

** Available for online counseling

LaKimberly Dowdell, a Greenville Native, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has returned back to the area after living and working overseas supporting the mental health needs of our military. With this population, there has been a considerable amount of work done in the areas of Stress and Anger Management, Couples Counseling, Crisis Management and Life & Transition Management. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Critical Incident Stress Manager and a Certified Level II Motivational Interviewing and Level III CBT Therapist. In addition, LaKimberly is also a Certified Parent Project facilitator- a position that brings with it a significant amount of experience working with youth with challenging behaviors, as well as their parents. She also brings more than 15 years of experience in counseling children, adolescents and adults of various ethnic, cultural, disability and socio-economic backgrounds. Her personal motto? "In all things, work to achieve balance".

LaKimberly works with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Military Families
  • Crisis Management
  • Life Transition Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Grief and Loss

Amanda Cheek, LMFT

Amanda Cheek is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She received her Bachelor in Art Therapy and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from Converse College. She believes that personal growth occurs through encouragement and unconditional positive regard, and that we can become stuck in negative experiences which inhibit us from living our full potential. She is trained in EMDR, for both adults and children. She has experience working with first responders, sexual trauma survivors, and survivors of childhood abuse. She is passionate about LGBTQIA+ advocacy and education.

Specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • LGBTQIA+ concerns
  • Self esteem
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Centered Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Life transitions
  • Stress Management

She also utilizes treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. She has training with the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative to support families through the adoption process and after adoptions are finalized. She espouses a person centered approach with emphasis on creating an environment and relationship that facilitates personal growth.

Jennifer Bennett, LISW-CP

Jennifer Bennett, LISW-CP has been licensed in the state of South Carolina as an independent social worker in clinical practice since 2000. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in outpatient and inpatient mental health care. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, Jennifer provides a highly personalized approach to support clients with achieving their personal potential.

Jennifer works with:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Occupational Issues
  • Christian / Faith-Based Counseling
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Infertility
  • Chronic Medical Illness

In addition to traditional psychotherapies, Jennifer is trained in the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model, an evidenced-based cognitive behavioral modality that supports the learning of new skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings more effectively so they have less impact and influence. ACT is a very active form of therapy, not just talking about problems, but taking action in line with your personal values to make life better. She has advanced training in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, and the treatment of adolescent concerns.

“It is my joy and honor to walk along side of you on your path towards further growth and well-being. I believe that no matter our experience, on the deepest level, we are drawn toward connection and wholeness. It is most important to me to provide a compassionate, safe, and respectful healing space.”

Todd Gomez, LISW-CP

Todd Gomez believes that anyone can benefit from mental health support. He provides and open and welcoming space for clients to overcome past hurts, grow as a person, and set new goals. Todd works with adults and uses an eclectic approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
He possesses extensive mental health experience including:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Gay /Lesbian Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Individual Counseling
  • Life Transition
  • Grief/ Loss

Todd has nearly 20 years experience as a mental health counselor in both North and South Carolina. He has also worked in private practice for over 3 years in Rock Hill, SC before transitioning to his practice in Greenville.

Gina Decker, LISW-CP

** Available for online counseling

Gina Decker has over 25 years of experience helping clients from age 3 to the elderly population. she has worked in psychiatric care with all ages providing inpatient, partial, crisis intervention, and assessment. Her experience includes private practice, school-based therapy, and case management.

Gina’s specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child therapy
  • Behavioral problems
  • Family therapy
  • Couples counseling
  • Substance abuse
  • Dual diagnosis issues
  • Weight issues / bariatric surgery
  • Cancer-related topics
  • Pain management
  • Hospice
  • End-of-life issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma

Gina has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, DBT, play therapy sand grief and loss. She has a passion for helping people with their problems and works with her clients to help them identify obstacles they face and build skills to overcome them - to help them thrive!.

Gina Decker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an undergraduate degree from the University of Montana, Missoula, MT, and a graduate degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University, Missoula, MT. Gina has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2003.

“I believe that all people are striving to achieve happiness and inner peace in their lives. I would love to help you in this process of growth.”

If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, family / parenting, couple issues, grief and loss, medical issues or changes in your life and would appreciate some help, please call to schedule an appointment today.

Jessica McCraw, LMFT

Jessica McCraw is a South Carolina native. She is a seasoned therapist, with extensive experience helping individuals, couples, and families. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Coastal Carolina University and Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis on Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy at Webster University.

"I strongly believe in the therapy process and one's ability to overcome the obstacles life brings that are often unexpected. I have a passion for helping people and have been blessed to be able to implement it into my career as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I approach therapy by meeting clients where they are, helping them identify where they want to be, and working together to set and attain their goals. Together, we will build on your strengths and learn skills to improve relationships, find balance, manage stress, improve quality of life, and (most importantly) find joy and peace. I welcome and look forward to working with all new clients, fostering positive change."

Specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Mood Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marriage Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Interpersonal Relationship Problems
  • Life Transitions

Jessica's clinical experience includes private practice, community outreach, and community health. She has worked with diverse populations, providing individual, couples, marriage, and family therapy. She partners with clients who have severe mental illness, helping them learn how to cope and manage mood disorders, anxiety, stress, marital and relational problems, grief and loss, and self-esteem issues. Jessica utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and emotionally focused therapy.

Robyn Durk, LISW-CP

Robyn Durk is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISW-CP). Originally from New York, Robyn relocated to Greenville, SC to continue her career as a mental health therapist. Her experience includes school-based mental health and both inpatient and outpatient therapy. She has a tremendous amount of experience with treating trauma, depression, anxiety, conduct, crisis management, and other psychiatric issues. Robyn is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

“Always remember that for each patient you see you may be the only person in their life capable of both hearing and holding their pain. If that isn’t sacred, I don’t know what is.”

Robyn’s specialties Include:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Conduct
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transition Issues
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Robyn is very passionate about her career in social work. Her focus is to develop a safe space where clients build a therapeutic relationship to achieve their goals for a happier and healthier lifestyle. Robyn earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the State University of New York (SUNY) Plattsburgh and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Fordham University.

Krista W. Martin, LISW-CP

Are you looking to live your best, most authentic life?  Are you seeking a version of you that understands your values and strives to live them out daily?  Are you looking for a safe space to explore what you value, work through past experiences, or develop coping skills to become that person you strive to be?  Many of us are living in the day to day of stressful lives and seeking some peace and clarity.

I work with individuals and families to help define what your personal “best life” looks like and develop a plan to get there.  I hold space for those working through life transitions and can help with stress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, grief, and more.  I have experience across all life stages with children as young as three through older adults.

My specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Leadership
  • Child-Focused Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Chronic Illness
  • Crisis Management
  • Life Transitions

I have over fifteen years of experience in mental health, health and wellness, and leadership including case management, individual and group therapy, community based mental health, school-based mental health, macro social work and management of large community systems, and leadership.  I have a bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University with a dual major in Religion and Behavioral Sciences as well as a Masters of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington.  I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISW-CP).

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