Austin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and local to the Georgetown County area. He graduated from North Greenville University with an Undergrad in Psychology and then graduated from Read More
Webster’s University with a Masters in Clinical Counseling. He has been working with a variety of populations since 2016, such as children and adults with depression, anger, anxiety, substance issues, marital problems and behavioral issues. He has also worked with children and vulnerable adult victims of abuse and neglect, as well as PTSD victims from the military, police and firefighters. Austin has worked in a number of different environments such as group homes, schools, state mental health, psychiatric treatment residential facilities and private practice. Through experience and growth from the environments, education and populations he is well versed in individual, family, couple and group therapy.
Ms. Tricia Payne is a clinical therapist established in Myrtle Beach, SC. Ms. Payne is licensed to diagnose and treat behavioral and emotional disorders. She helps patients develop strategies to Read More
change behavior, improve mood, or cope with difficult situations. Ms. Payne is also enjoys providing supervision to other social workers who are working towards higher licensure.
Tricia holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in addition to two years of post-masters supervised experience at The Healing Center, part of the Aurora Hospital system, where she treated adults who had a history of trauma that included sexual assault. She continues to receive updated training to remain competent in the treatment of PTSD and trauma.
As a clinical social worker, she is available for assessment, evaluation, counseling, interventions and prevention of mental illness, addiction, emotional, or behavioral disturbances while maintaining focus on patient-centered care. In her free time Tricia finds peace and renewal at the beach where she surfs and spends time with loved ones. She is a dessert first type of personality who is always looking for the joy that goes along with life and with healing.
Mallory is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. Mallory has worked in many Read More
different settings with a variety of populations since 2016, including group homes, intensive outpatient services and non-profit organizations. Mallory is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults to provide personalized, evidence-based treatment to each individual client. Mallory assists individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, body image issues as well as many other mental and emotional needs. Mallory utilizes an eclectic approach derived from Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing. She can also offer a faith perspective for those interested. Mallory strives to provide you with a safe and welcoming environment where healing can begin.
Colleen Fulling is a licensed Master social worker, under the supervision of Suzi Kraus. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Master’s in Social Work with a chosen clinical path Read More
of health, mental health and aging. Colleen also obtained her gerontology certificate during her MSW work.
Colleen is passionate about working with people. Her experience includes working on home care assessments involving diagnosis, medication review and care planning, using Client-Centered therapy, along with other therapeutic modalities.
Karrie Houser is a Licensed Master Social Worker under the supervision of Suzi Kraus LISW-CP. Karrie received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Read More
Karrie’s experience includes working with children, and adolescents; Providing school-based therapy, and play therapy to children and adolescents, and working with adults in a variety of settings providing Psychoeducation, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused CBT.
Denise is a native Carolinian, spending much of her life in North Carolina. She and her husband returned to his birthplace, Georgetown County in 2020, where they met as teens. She Read More
loves fishing, the ocean, and all things outdoors. She also has 3 adult children and two spoiled dogs!
Denise came to counseling by way of a career teaching children, from preschool to high school. In the classroom, she often found teens talked to her about the challenges they faced at home, in their relationships, and in finding their identity. She is passionate about encouraging every person, child or adult, and helping them gain awareness of their strengths and being present as they face their difficult moments.
Denise is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Samantha Waters LPCS. Her modalities in therapy lean on the eclectic side as she believes every individual is unique. Specifically, she employs motivational interviewing, schema therapy, person-centered approaches, and solution-focused therapy.
Maureen HopkinsMSW, LISW-CP
Maureen is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP). She is a seasoned clinician with over 30 years of experience in the field. Maureen received her Master of Social Work from the Read More
State University of New York at Buffalo. Her experience includes providing mental health services to individuals whose ages range from late adolescence to seniors. Maureen brings experience, compassion, and dedication to help her clients cope with and address interpersonal difficulties, behavioral issues including alcohol and drug problems, self-image issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues as well as chronic mental illness including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Specialties: Depression, Grief and loss, Adult Survivors of Trauma, Life transitions, Self-Image Issues and Behavioral Issues.
June CollierMSW, LISW-CP
June Collier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She believes in meeting the client where they are and practices Read More
social work from a strengths-based approach working with adults and the geriatric population to achieve personalized desired outcomes. Most of her experience is in the areas of Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Adult Life transitions. She developed her clinical skills working in end-of-life care and an acute psychiatric inpatient facility. June offers several therapeutic approaches but specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Donna LeitnerClinical Psychologist
Donna is a licensed psychologist who graduated from The University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She has worked in private practice and university counseling centers Read More
for over 20 years. Young adult and adult populations, as well as athletes, ranging from high school level to nationally ranked athletes, have been her specialty. These populations have included issues ranging from grief, anxiety, injury, trauma, life transitions and depression to performance psychology.
Her therapeutic philosophy is based on a constructivist approach. This approach views each person’s life as a story, in which that person should be the main character in the book of their life. Using this approach allows the therapist to meet the client at whatever chapter the person is in. Past problematic chapters can be addressed and edited, as they arise. The therapeutic goal is to make the current and future chapters look similar to how the client envisions them. By providing a safe, non-judgmental environment, the client’s responsibility is to be as honest and accurate as they are able. This relationship allows us to examine how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact—modifying those components; hence, the story.
In Donna’s therapy sessions you will find that you are the expert on you and she is the professional regarding the therapeutic process. As a team, you create therapeutic goals and control the pace at which therapy and change take place. Using appropriate humor and interventions that pull from cognitive behavior therapy, trauma informed therapy, feminist therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, you are an integral part of the change you desire.
Suzi KrausMSW, LISW-CP
Suzi is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP Supervisor) with over 25 years experience. Being compassionate, Suzi provides an atmosphere of acceptance and safety while Read More
she facilitates the client exploring their behavior, actions and patterns. She has expertise in bereavement, grief, trauma, life transitions, anxiety and alcohol or substance use disorder. After assessing an individual’s needs, Suzi will create a custom approach pulling from her extensive experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Sensory Integration, and Mindfulness Practices to improve her client’s wellbeing. Suzi’s passion is to assist her clients in building solutions to cope, prosper and enjoy life.
SPECIALTIES: Grief and Loss, Depression Recovery, Couples Counseling.