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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.
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 which started 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.
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.