Meet our Providers

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

LaKisha Kennedy, LPC, MA

Philosophy of Care 

LaKisha is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has 10 years of experience working in the Mental Health Profession with adults and children who seeks help for depression, self-esteem, anxiety, adjustment disorder, anger, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and  relationship issues. She obtains a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Radford University of  Radford, Virginia and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Webster University of the North Charleston, SC Campus.  

LaKisha’s work history includes working with a diverse population of children of all age groups in school settings throughout Charleston County School District. The children she has worked with in schools are at-risk and/or emotionally and behaviorally challenged. In addition to working in school settings, LaKisha has worked as a Mental Health Technician at Palmetto  Lowcountry Behavioral Health, a Behavioral Interventionist at Justice Work Behavioral Care, a School-Based Counselor at Charleston-Dorchester Mental Health Center, and a Child and Youth  Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselor gained experience working in communities with  adults and children and their families. 

Have you have been feeling overwhelmed with stress lately? Are you experiencing feelings of anger and frustration? Are you easily agitated? Are you having difficulties identifying your  feelings, not knowing why you’re feeling the way you do? Do you often have worrisome thoughts? Is it difficult talking to people you know about your feelings so keep everything to yourself? Have you been able to think clearly? Has all these thoughts and feelings been bringing  you down? Have you been making the wrong decisions? You are starting not to recognize who  you are? You ask yourself, where do I start? At this point, all you are telling yourself is that it’s  time for a change. Well, this is definitely a good start here. Something or someone guided you this way. LaKisha has a passion for helping others and is ready to assist you in a comfortable  therapeutic atmosphere where respect, confidentially, building rapport, empathy and a code of  ethics is important. She specializes in evidence-based practices such as: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
  • Soultion-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) 
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 

Education

Master's in Clinical Counseling
Webster University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Self-esteem
  • ADHD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Nancy Drose
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nancy Drose, LISW-CP

Philosophy of Care

I’m a licensed clinical social worker in the state of South Carolina with experience helping adolescents, adults, and families manage transitions and challenges in their lives. My internships were spent working in community support agencies to include DoDs schools and eventually in the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl Germany in an intensive outpatient program for soldiers with PTSD.  In South Carolina, I have been involved in the department of mental health working as an embedded counselor in middle and high schools as well as the department of juvenile justice. I have decades of experience as a military spouse and mother of two.

As we know life experience is a teacher as well even if it doesn’t pay in cash.  I'm gregarious but know when to be quiet. I'm capable and earnest without being overbearing and I’m compassionate without being gullible. I look forward to working with you.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • PTSD
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Parenting issues
  • Child abuse
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Military & Veterans Treatment
  • Sexual Abuse
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
Matthew Horton
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Matthew Horton, LPC

Philosophy of Care

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have experience collaborating with individuals, families, and groups of people who desire to make significant, lasting changes to their lives through therapeutic intervention. To date, I have provided services in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and directly in the homes of clients ranging from preschool age to those well past retirement.

Over the course of my career, I have been fortunate enough to receive training and supervision in the likes of psychoanalysis, CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, and Theraplay. I most strongly believe in the therapeutic alliance, which means that

I promise to spend time getting to know you and your unique strengths and needs, and identify any number of different interventions to provide you with the relief you deserve.

Specialties

  • Parenting skills
  • LGBTQ
  • Sexual trauma
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior modification and management
  • Substance use
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Social and communication skills
Susan Jillson
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
Self Pay Rate: $99

Susan Jillson, MSW, LISW-CP

Philosophy of Care

I have always had a passion for serving others and decided to return to school after having children of my own, to pursue a Master’s in Social Work. I graduated from Fordham University and became a counselor in a residential program where I worked with clients who were struggling with a myriad of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse. I provided both individual as well as group therapy and helped to carry on the Agency’s mission of reducing the barriers to treatment as well as de-stigmatizing mental health and addiction.

My approach to therapy is multi-faceted as I believe that each individual has their own unique story and therefore the course of treatment is individualized to meet the specific needs of my clients, keeping in mind of what stage of change they are in, their life stages and personal challenges. I utilize evidence-based modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

I am passionate about my work and I am a strong advocate of educating my clients and their loved ones regarding the struggles with mental health and addiction issues and how these challenges may impact each other and their support systems. “Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and Our Stories help to weave and create our own unique and individual tapestries that should be shared, cherished and worn with pride.”

Education

Fordham University
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Anger management
  • Stress management

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