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Meet the Board
Tamara Houston holds a B.A. in Child and Family Studies from Berea College in Kentucky and an M.A. in Social Work from the University of Georgia, where she focused on community empowerment, program development, and gerontology. Tamara later went on to focus her clinical skills on end-of-life care. She is the owner of Renewal Life Counseling, LLC, a multi-provider, mental health practice serving Upstate South Carolina. Tamara's practice helps clients to manage everyday life stressors to include trauma, anxiety/depression, grief and bereavement, and life transitions, to name a few. She operates Houston Consulting, where the focus is on assisting clinicians in the start-up and expansion of their clinical practice. She provides clinical supervision and critical incident work in multiple states. Visit www.renewallifecounseling.com for more information.
Elena Corral is a licensed clinical social worker who has been providing psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families for 18 years. She uses primarily Internal Family System model of psychotherapy, integrated with psychodynamic model, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness, specializing in alleviating mild and complex trauma experiences. Elena uses art, sand tray, and play modalities to assist with the expression of needs and feelings, when the verbal expression is difficult. Elena has a certification in Circle of Security, an intervention for parents geared towards establishing secure attachments with their children.
Elaine Smith is a co-founder and charter member of the Society. She worked for a year in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where she was introduced to the North Carolina Clinical Social Work Society. Upon moving back to Greenville in early 1982, she met Linda Daugherty who had been a previous member of the North Carolina Society. Together, they planned the birth of the South Carolina Society whichstarted with 25 charter members and was incorporated in 1984. Many of the charter members were heavily involved in the organization.
Over her career, Elaine has worked in mental health centers, Family Service (now Compass of Carolina), as a private practice partner at Baylaurel Center and
currently at the Furman University Counseling Center. She is married and has two adult sons
Anjanette Chege, LISW-CP, completed her formal education from East Carolina University, where she received both a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Mrs. Chege has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings with a multitude of client issues. She uses a range of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). She has trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy as well.
"My passion is to help individuals through a range of struggles such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and other changes life throws at us.”
Member at Large
Ethics, Government Affairs & Nominations
Anna Rickell facilitates Grief Groups at First Presbyterian of Spartanurg and
Workplace Disruption Incident
Ginger Culbertson has been in practice since 1983 and work with individuals, couples
and families. She a NLP Master Practitioner and certified Level 2 in EMDR for over 20
years. She is a Clinical Diplomate in marriage and family therapy. She also does clinical supervision. She is a past President of SCSCSW and am a charter member, currently
chair of Government Affairs. Ginger enjoys various forms of dance, cycling, horseback
riding and hiking.
LISW-CP LMSW, MPA
Johnice Moore holds a B.A. in Spanish from Appalachian State University (Boone, NC), a M.A. in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC), a M.A. in Social Work from Rutgers University (New Jersey) and is currently working on her doctorate of social work (DSW) at Simmons University (Boston, MA). She will finish her capstone project December 2022. Johnice has completed all of her clinical supervision hours and has met the eligibility requirements to take the SC LISW-CP exam. Johnice is multilingual (Spanish). She is the owner of Moore Life and Wellness Coaching LLC where she shares her passionate about using a cognitive behavioral approach surrounding healthy eating, meal prepping and exercise with a special interest in bariatric clients. Visit www.moorelifeandwellnesscoaching.com for more information.
Salons & Conference
Elizabeth (Liz) Hudson earned her B.A. in Psychology from Roanoke College and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. Liz is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Within her faculty role at MUSC, Liz provides individual and family therapy to clients and families struggling with major mental illness at the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic and helps supervise Phd canditates. .In addition to her current faculty position at MUSC, Liz is a Course Facilitator for Boston University School of Social Work’s distance education MSW program facilitating two courses: Clinical Practice with Groups and Advanced Social Work with Groups.
Shayla Pickens, LISW-CP, received a Bachelor of Science Sociology degree from Lander University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina. Shayla has been serving in the social work capacity for 11 years with youth, families, and older adults. She is a consistent support and advocate for individuals and families from various backgrounds, within therapeutic relationships. Shayla enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, and making natural products for personal use in her spare time.