Roberta Bogle, MS, LPC-S, CCMHC, ICCS has been the Clinical Director at The Center since it opened in 2011. She has over 15 years of experience working in residential and out-patient treatment for mental health and addiction problems. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Roberta welcomes individuals, couples, and families to assist them in dealing with emotional, relational, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual challenges. She takes a holistic approach integrating evidence based spiritual, cognitive, and behavioral techniques to provide wellness, restoration, and healing. Roberta is a certified Prepare/Enrich Marriage and Premarital Counselor and Trainer, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Supervisor, a certified EMDR therapist, and holds a certificate in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology-Psychology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and her Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University in Ohio. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselor Association and is a certified instructor to provide Continued Education Units for counselors in the state of South Carolina.
Ron Bogle, Pastoral Care. Ron Bogle is the Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors. He is a pastor with an extensive background in pastoral care since 1999. He provides pastoral care to individuals, couples, and families as well as teaching spiritually based curriculum to help move people toward realizing their God-given potential. Ron is a certified Prepare/Enrich Marriage and Premarital Counselor and Trainer. He is also a board member at North Strand Helping Hand and North Strand Housing Shelter. Ron received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Redlands University in California, his Advanced Management degree from Northwestern University in Illinois, attended the MBA program at Pepperdine University in California, and completed course work at United Theology Seminary.
Patsy Alexander, MSW, LISW-CP. Patsy Alexander has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and has a Masters of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She has over 20 years of experience providing counseling to individuals, families and groups dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, behavioral problems, marital issues, and life transition concerns. Primary treatment modalities include biopsychosocial assessment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief therapy. She is also a Certified Case Manager, Certified Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) Group Leader, Designated Examiner for Probate Court, and holds a Certificate in Primary Care and Behavioral Health. As a Licensed Social Worker, Patsy meets the counseling needs of our Medicare clients.
Bruce Lynch, MA, LPC, NCAC-I, CAC II Bruce is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Charleston and was an Honor Graduate. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University, Myrtle Beach, SC. I have successfully assisted many individuals, couples, and families who are courageous enough to seek to professional therapeutic counseling services. Relationships are difficult at times and this issue can be compounded by mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, as well as many other idiosyncrasies of relating to our loved ones. I utilize evidenced-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy to assist clients with cognitive restructuring and focus on resolving emotional and behavioral problems which enables individuals to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
I also have an extensive history in assisting individuals and families who are dealing with addictions, substance use disorders, and alcoholism. I have a proven track record of assisting individuals and their families, especially early in their recovery experience, avoid some of the common pitfalls that may contribute toward relapse.
Bob Carter, B.S., M.Ed., M.Div., E.Ds., LMFT/S, RPT/S. Bob is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Bob is a highly experienced counselor specializing in Marriage & Family issues. He utilizes a uniquely equipped Children’s Play Therapy Room to help children with a variety of issues using Play Therapy techniques. He holds certification in administering and counseling with the Prepare/Enrich Marital and Premarital survey, provides EAP services for various organizations, and is well connected in the local community to make referrals and provide consultation. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Education from the University of South Carolina, a Master’s degree in Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary, and a Specialist in Education degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College. He works with children, adolescents, adults, and families helping them deal with issues, such as, mood disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, behavioral problems, and spiritual matters. Bob is a veteran of the US Air Force.
Sara is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University and Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Francis Marion University. She has extensive experience working with clients in the addiction field and is a nationally certified addiction counselor (CACII). Sara works with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, behavioral problems, and relationship issues. She is certified in the use of Prepare Enrich to help premarital and marital couples improve relationships.
Some people call him the black Dr. Phill... Professionally, he is a nationally certified, Licensed Professional Counselor.
Phillip specializes in working with troubled children, teens, and young adults. He has the unique ability to connect and identify with this population because he himself was a troubled child, teen, and young adult. Phillip overcame his personal issues and now shares his experiences, strength and hope to teach others how to do the same. Phillip believes that being a "role model" is the foundation of his therapeutic approach. "If I'm not doing it, why should they?”
Phillip attended Virginia Military Institute for two years, graduated from Frostburg State with BS in Business Management in 2002, and graduated from Webster University with his MA in Counseling in 2013. Phillip was named All-South American in soccer. In 2010, Phillip was named the commercial winner of The ESPN World Cup Contest.
Phillip has been working with children, adolescents, and young adults for the past 15 years. His professional experience includes being a teacher, personal trainer, soccer coach, life coach, mentor, behavioral aide, behavioral specialist, community service provider, mental health professional, and licensed therapist.
Phillip's therapeutic techniques vary from client to client and are solely based on the client's specific needs. Therapeutic techniques used are: Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Based Therapy, Play Therapy, Reality Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and 12 Step models. Approaches used by Phillip helps one to regain focus and deal with issues in a healthy, positive manner. Where is your focus? Is it where it needs to be? Is your issue or dilemma steering you away from your life's purpose?
Adrienne Lowery, MA, LPC/A received her Bachelor of Science degree from Furman University, and her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is currently working toward a PhD in Counseling Supervision and Education with hopes to complete by 2022. She is also a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider, and has experience working individuals, couples and groups dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, and behavioral problems. She is a PREPARE/ENRICH assessment facilitator for premarital and marital couples. Adrienne has completed training for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Adrienne is a member of ACA, AACC and is a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International. In addition, Adrienne sits on the Board of Directors for Calvary Christian School's Parents' Association as Treasurer.
Mandy Mitchell, MSW, LISW-CP. Mandy Mitchell has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wilmington, North Carolina and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mandy has over 10 years of experience as a counselor working with individuals, couples and families focusing on issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief and aging. Mandy specializes in couples counseling and is trained in the Gottman Method. Mandy is a Certified Gottman Educator and facilitates the “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” and “Bringing Baby Home” workshops. As a Licensed Social Worker, Mandy also meets the counseling needs of Medicare clients.
Illyana Annunziato, MA, LPC/A, CAC-P, has a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. John Fisher College. She is passionate about advocating for those who do not have a voice, particularly underserved populations. As a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program-Addictions Counseling, she is dedicated in making a difference in the lives of others. Illyana is a South Carolina LLR Certified Licensed Professional Counselor/Associate, under the supervision of Bruce Lynch, MA, LPC-S, LPC, LAC, NCC. Illyana is currently in process to get her Certification in Addictions Counseling through SCAADAC. She works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples who are struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, process addictions, behavioral problems, and relationship issues. She is certified in the use of Prepare/Enrich to help premarital and marital couples improve relationships. Illyana uses an integrative approach specific to each client and utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques.
Montgomery Prescod, Ph.D., LPC-A, NCC. Monte works under the supervision of Clinical Director Roberta Bogle, MS, LPC-S, CCMHC. Monte is a 23-year Military veteran who connects very well with the military community for he truly understands the military culture. Monte is a certified master resiliency trainer, and can help you enhance your coping mechanism. Working from a cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and interpersonal approach, Monte work with individuals, couples, and families to identify and change maladaptive life patterns to help individuals manage stress and develop a more balanced approach to their surroundings. Monte's clinical practice focuses on individuals who have experienced trauma; individuals who is experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship conflict, life transitions, and other mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. I am trained and certified in cognitive processing therapy to treat PTSD, and I employ mindfulness techniques to provide effective individualized treatment. I currently have a B.S. in Engineering Science, M.S. in Management, M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Psychology
Jeanne is an LPC-I working under the supervision of Roberta Bogle
Deonca L. Robinson is qualified to provide professional counseling services under the supervision of Robert B. Carter, M.Ed., M.Div.,Ed.S.,LMFTS, RPT/S. She works with individuals, couples, families to help them cope with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, ADHD, anger and self- esteem.
Ali is qualified to provide professional counseling services under the supervision of Clinical Director
Roberta Bogle, MS, LPC-S, CCMHC. She enjoys working with clients ranging from school age
children to adults. Some areas of her experience include depression, anxiety, substance abuse,
behavioral problems and mood disorders. Ali uses various therapeutic approaches and techniques to
meet the client’s unique personality, needs and areas of concerns and to help achieve the desired
improvement and growth in those areas. She helps empower her clients with the skills to develop new
thinking patterns and change undesirable behaviors through a variety of methods that work best for
Julie Mullins is qualified to provide professional counseling services under the supervision of Roberta Bogle, MS, LPC-S, CCMHC, ICCS. She works with individuals, couples and families to help them cope with anxiety, depression, marital/relationship issues, life transitions, career development, mood disorders, chemical dependency and addictions, trauma, and other mental, emotional and spiritual issues. She counsels those ages 8 and older.
Jonathan A. Bennett, Jr. MA, LPC-A, CAMS-I, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Coastal Carolina University. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he was also awarded Graduate Student of the year. Jon works with individuals, couples and families to help them cope with anxiety, depression, marital/relationship issues, domestic violence, life transitions, mood disorders, addictions, trauma, and other mental, emotional and spiritual issues. Jon is a nationally certified anger management specialist with an extensive background in working with families having worked for A Father’s Place in Conway and Myrtle Beach. He is certified in the Prepare & Enrich Assessments for premarital and marital couples. Jon is also a Youth Minister and uses this area to build rapport and engaged youth on a deeper spiritual level in the counseling process.
Wanda Barnes, LISW-CP
Veda Lamar Nichols, LPC-A, NCC, holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from National Louis University. Veda specializes in depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, aging and mood disorders. Veda is an Army veteran who advocates for veterans and children.
Beth Leiner first joined The Center in November of 2011 shortly after it opened as a volunteer in the office. Beth is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and currently serves as Office Manager, responsible for coordinating the office staff and operations of The Center’s two locations, along with providing billing support. Beth comes to The Center with a varied background having worked in real estate appraisal, as administrative support and later Public Relations Assistant for Baptist Medical Center in Columbia, as administrative support for The S.C. Department of Education, Office Manager for Sutton Council Furniture in Wilmington, N.C., Assistant to the Director for The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Chapter Development Director for the S.C. Association of Certified Public Accountants, and as a Legal Assistant for the firm of Childs and Halligan. Beth is married with three children, one son-in-love, two grandchildren, and a few “adopted” children along the way. When not at her desk at The Center, you can find Beth reading, bingeing on Hallmark movies, playing with the grandkids or enjoying the ocean.