Meet our Counselors


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.

Rebecca Hegwood

Rebecca Hegwood, LPC

Rebecca’s desire is simply to support and accompany you as you explore and tap into the strengths you already possess, helping to restore balance and direction when the path of life becomes unclear. While she takes an integrative approach to treatment in order to address each individual’s unique needs, Rebecca has completed additional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and have found this modality to be effective for a wide range of life issues. My specialties include:

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Chronic Mental Illness
  • Trauma
  • Spiritual / Faith Based Counseling
  • Life transitions

I look forward to meeting you!

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”-- Carl Jung

Rebecca is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling degree in 2015 from the University of South Carolina. Since graduating, she has had the pleasure of working with both adults and children in individual, group, and family settings and have gained valuable experience working with a wide range of life experiences and problems. Most importantly, she has had the honor of traveling along with some amazing individuals as they have worked to heal, to grow, and to thrive as they write the next chapters of their lives. Rebecca is passionate about her role as counselor and always takes a person-centered, strength based approach to the process; in short, she believes that right now, in this moment, you have all that you need to accomplish your goals and desires in order to live your best life.

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.

Bethany Snipes, LISW-CP

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!

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).

Todd Gomez, LISW-CP

Todd Gomez has over 18 years experience working as a Mental Health Counselor both in SC and NC. His experience includes working with adults, couples and families. He has worked primarily in mental health. Todd uses an electric approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioral approach and Solution Focused Therapy. He possesses extensive mental health experience, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • BiPolar Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transition
  • Gay/ Lesbian Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Individual Counseling
  • Couple Counseling
  • Family Counseling

Todd believes that anyone can benefit from mental health supports.  He provides and open and welcoming space for clients to overcome past hurts, improve relationships, and set new goals.

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.”

Gina Decker, LISW-CP

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.

Emilee Scruggs, LISW-CP

Emilee Scruggs LISW-CP is a Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice. She has a Master's in Social Work from Winthrop University and went on to receive LISW-CP in 2014 with the ultimate goal of working in the therapy field. Emilee has 10 + years experience working with individuals and families of all ages ranging young adults to older adults in areas including hospice, long-term care, mental health, and counseling.

Emilee helps clients with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Chronic illness
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Codependency
  • Chronic, acute, and terminal illnesses
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Age associated cognitive decline
  • Spiritual counseling

She is passionate about helping individuals to overcome fear, anxiety, trauma, and depression by incorporating mindfulness, progressive relaxation, EMDR, aromatherapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. Emilee takes a holistic approach, meaning involving the mind, and body. She works with individuals, family members, and caregivers struggling with chronic, acute, and terminal illnesses. She can work from either a secular or a faith-based perspective.

Glen Plumley, LISW-CP

Have you ever felt like your life is out of control? Do you have difficulty making decisions . . . maybe it feels like others are making decisions for you? Are you having difficulty getting over a past hurt, trauma, or relationship? Do you feel like you've lost your focus and need help finding, or reclaiming, your passion for life? If you can relate to any of these things, you're not alone. Many people feel this way.

I work with both individuals and couples to overcome past hurts, improve relationships, and set new goals. I can help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, and much more. I offer marriage and pre-marriage counseling, as well. I provide support to help you make the changes that you’d like to experience in your life and relationships.

I received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina.I have a variety of clinical experiences, including outpatient and inpatient therapy. I have earned the Academy of Certified Social Workers credential from the NASW.

I have experience helping with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marriage counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Mood disorders
  • Behavior modification
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Anger management
  • Grief & loss issues
  • Codependency
  • Self-esteem issues

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.

LaKimberly Dowdell, LPC

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

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.

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Emily Gillian

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Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I coul...Read more

dn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)

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Thankful for Emily Gilliam!

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Emily helped me out of one of my most scariest times in life. I was suffering from intense anxiety and depress...Read more

ion. I thought I was handling it well until one day had a massive panic attack. I did my research and reached out to her immediately. She met with me the next day and helped my put a plan into place for recovery. The first time I met her, I knew I could trust her and she tailored my therapy and sessions to what I needed at the time and at each stage of progress. There were times I digressed and she helped me get back on track and we celebrated my small wins and progress together. I would recommend her to any friend or family member. I know personally, taking the first step to get help is an important one. I can confidently say she was a great first step for me and I know she's fantastic at helping others too.

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Emily Gilliam

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I don’t write many reviews but this one is worth it. I found myself in a difficult and dark spot. A time in ...Read more

my life where in my mind, I had nowhere to turn. I reached out and I had never done this before. It was extremely difficult to say to myself, “I need someone to talk to.” Not knowing who or where that someone would be. And so, I was introduced to Emily Gilliam. A stranger, a therapist, a counselor. I don’t talk as it is, but Emily made it easy as I spilled my circumstances, actions, thoughts, and beliefs to Emily in a comfortable and secure setting. And for over a year, Emily and I were able to get through my darkness, my tough time, my thoughts, my situation. I would not be in my better place right now if it were not for Emily or people like Emily that are in her profession. Emily and people like her are needed and I’m am very happy that our paths crossed. And if you find yourself in a dark spot, a dark place in life, and you have the opportunity for your path to cross into Emily’s, you would be in a safe, secure, professional, space. I do thank her every day, even though she may not know it, or may not know how important she is and was to me and how her help, advice, thoughts, options, and opinions that she gave me got me through my darkness. So, if this review reaches one person and that one person has the opportunity and good fortune to meet and talk to Emily, I would be happy for that one person, as that person would meet an excellent stranger, therapist, counselor, and maybe a friend. Thanks again Emily, I wish nothing but the best, CB.

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