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STRESS MANAGEMENT CENTER

Counseling & Clinicians

To schedule an appointment please call 864-225-0792.
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Our Clinical Practices

Stress Management Center at Fernview has evolved over the last decade as a place of acceptance, support, & healing for any individual seeking awareness and growth through life’s transitions. We are committed to providing a peaceful refuge for the enlightenment & growth of mind, body, & spirit. Through traditional psychotherapy, educational programs, & integrative medicine (meaning we offer counseling coupled with medical evaluations, saliva swab & blood panel & biochemical reviews,) Alexander technique, craniosacral, neurofeedback, hypnotherapy, meditation, massage, Reiki, Tai Chi & Yoga, including pharmaceutical prescriptions when necessary. This allows us to treat the Whole Person according to the most advanced & practical knowledge, as well as evidenced based studies to help everyone attain optimal health & wellness.

We aspire to promote the health & wellness of all beings & our environment.

We offer a full range of psychotherapeutic & integrative medical therapies as well as onsite psychiatric evaluations & medication management.

We provide therapy IN PERSON & VIA TELEHEALTH for your convenience!

Please call to schedule a completely non-judgemental consultation/evaluative session today 864.225.0792 !

Notice: The Stress Management Center email office@fernviewsmc.com & contact form is strictly for general questions and inquiries. For all Questions & Contacts related to scheduling, please call the center at 864.225.0792- We are here to listen and serve you!

E-fax : fax@fernviewsmc.com
Paper facsimile : 864-226-3968 (Please only fax single page referral. We do not need full medical charts unless requested)

Our Clinicians

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Jared Carbone
APRN, PMHNP-BC
PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATOR  & Board Certified Nurse Practitioner


 

Jared J. Carbone APRN, PMHNP-BC is an experienced, board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Family Nurse Practitioner. He has worked in the region for the last twenty years and served both in patient and in clinical private practice. 

 

He has an experienced depth of professional experience including individual, family and clinal working in transitional mental health settings including state, private owned  and VA outpatient facilities in South Carolina.  Jared enjoyed ongoing learning advancement and facilitating the growth and extend mentoring opportunities with perceptions of other PMHNP interns and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner students. 

His gentleness and comprehensive listening approach strengthens his relationships with clients including conducting thorough psychiatric assessments, discerning appropriate diagnoses, and providing evidence-based medication management and interventions.  Jared forms a therapeutic alliance with his clients through active listening and always strives  to help achieve patient treatment goals. 

 

He utilizes a therapeutic approach of motivational interviewing and brief cognitive behavioral interventions.  Jared excels in collaborating with patients to achieve optimal outcomes to ensure mental, physical, spiritual, and energetic balance and makes referrals to available alternative medicine modalities including NeuroFeedback and/or CranioSacral therapies. 

Jared specializes in treating adult anxiety and mood disorders including major depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, insomnia, and adult ADHD.  

Jared is currently taking referrals for ages 18 years old and up. 

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Jennifer Palomo Gregory
LPC-S

My name is Jennifer Palomo Gregory. I serve as the clinical licensing director, supervisor and clinician.  I am native from Puerto Rico. I consider Spanish my first language and English my second language. 

At an early age, I found myself gravitating to help others in need. When I decided to pursue my career in Mental Health Counseling my goal was to support and guide in a genuine and non-judgmental manner. We all encounter and experience pain, loss, stress, and other challenges in life. I am no better than those who join me in the pursuit of living well! 

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s in Community Mental Health from the University of South Alabama. I earned my License as a Professional Counselor Supervisor and a National Certified Counselor.

Prior to moving to South Carolina in 2022,  I worked for about 15 years at AltaPointe Health, an extensive healthcare system that provides primary and behavioral care. I’ve worked in inpatient, residential, day treatment and outpatient settings.  I have experience working in different roles, as a clinician, coordinator and in administrative roles within the company. I also have experience working in private practice. 

In my clinical work, I utilize a Person-centered and Existential approach. My work is grounded in evidence-based practices such as CBT(Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT(Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)- Skills, and Reality Therapy. There is no work I do where mindfulness and relaxation exercises don’t take place! I believe that learning and integrating mindfulness within our day-to-day living is vital to living well. 

 

Jennifer Palomo-Gregory, MS, LPC-S, NCC

Clinical Licensing Director  & Private Practice Clinician 

Stress Management Center at Fernview

&

Director of Counseling Services 

University of South Carolina UpState

Cell: 251-214-6663

Commonly Addresses:

 

ANXIETY

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

DEPRESSION

LIFE TRANSITION & ADJUSTMENT 

BI-POLAR LIFE COACHING

STRESS MANAGEMENT

GRIEF/LOSS

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

TRAUMA/ PTSD

 

Jennifer is currently taking referrals for individuals 15 years old and up.

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DOUGLAS HANNER
D.C., FIANM, CST

Dr. Hanner was board certified as a Chiropractic Physician in 1995.  He was later board certified in orthopedics by the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, and certified in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) through the Upledger Institute. For 23 years, his practice concentrated on treating patients for their neuro-musculoskeletal health complaints, with a focus on spinal rehabilitation.  Over time, his interest in Integrative and Functional Medicine grew. He began his studies in Functional Medicine in 2015 and has since completed his work in the ADAPT (Advanced Diagnostic And Personalized Treatment) framework. He now holds the designation of ADAPT Trained Practitioner from Kresser Institute in Functional Medicine and ancestral health.  He is currently completing the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute’s 3-year program to become a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

Dr. Hanner approaches health concerns by obtaining a thorough medical history, the latest in evidence-based lab testing, and physical examination.  His philosophy is always to find and treat the root cause of the problem. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of chronic health concerns, instead of just treating symptoms, so patients can get well and stay well without unnecessary drugs or surgery. 

He is also particularly interested in how the chronic effects of Trauma impact not only our mental well-being, but also our physical well-being.  He has seen first-hand how resolving and integrating the effects of trauma in an individual, can have miraculous effects on physical illness.  Somatic Experiencing and CranioSacral Therapy are powerful tools in addressing the chronic effects of physical and emotional trauma. They can re-balance and re-regulate a chronically unhealthy and dysregulated nervous system.

 

Dr. Hanner has practiced in Anderson, SC since 1995. He and his wife Lisa along with their son Jordan and daughter Rachel, enjoy living, learning, working and playing in the Upstate.

 

  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

  • ADAPT Functional Medicine Practitioner / Kresser Institute

  • SomatoEmotional Release Trained Practitioner / Upledger Institute

  • Certified in CranioSacral Therapy - 2012 / Upledger Institute

  • Board Certified Fellow in Orthopedics - 2009 / Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists

  • McKenzie Trained Practitioner - 1998 / McKenzie Institute

  • Board Certified Chiropractic Physician - 1995 / National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Dr. Hanner is taking referrals for CranioSacral Therapy & Somatic Experiencing.

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Valerie Walker-Fleming
DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Valerie began her career in nursing in1996. She became interested in psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, then obtained a second bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in nursing. She worked as a medical/surgical nurse at AnMed while attending Clemson’s Family Nurse Practitioner Master’s program.

Valerie has worked as an FNP in a variety of settings and has had the opportunity to provide primary health care to all age groups. She also completed a post-graduate Geriatric NP program which included some time spent in GeroPsychiatry. In addition, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice and has since taught undergraduate and graduate level courses for Clemson and Anderson University over the years.

Valerie has found that many of her patients have psychosocial concerns, and believes it is necessary to address those to further the overall wellness of her patients.

Over her professional nurse practitioner career of 30 years Valerie has referred patients to the Stress Management Center throughout this time as she loves the holistic approach we offer to all of our patients and families. 

 

Currently she is embracing extended training through Anderson University’s post-graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate program. She is passionate about caring for others, as well as advancing her medical knowledge and nursing career, and is interested in optimizing the lives of all by serving those individuals  our community seeking their best lives!

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SAVANNAH M. SCALES
LPCA

My goal is to give my utmost service to each client I work with; and specifically, to make sure that I adhere to exactly what my client wants so that they can receive what they paid for with great service and to the best degree possible.  I strive to treat each client equitably and to serve to the very best of my ability, while honoring their growth.  I maintain that the quality of my work is my main priority for my client, yet with solution focused results.

 

Bachelor of Science, University of South Carolina Upstate
· Major: Psychology
· Cognate: 400-level courses heavily focused in fields of studies of Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Creative Writing
Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling  & Education, LPC Track

 

Savannah has been a member of Psi Chi, 2012-2016 the International Honor Society in Psychology since 2014,  Honored on the Dean’s List for Academic Work·, American Counseling Association Member, 2021- “The Stress of Being a Student”. Leader for group counseling with peers, 2021- “Mental Health Conversation with David A. Burton”, Live Interviews & Facilitator of Cohesion Healthy Coping Skills for Youth Art of Living Well Online Seminar Series 2022
Experience

Savannah is currently taking referrals & co-counsel supervision under the license of Tanika Fields, LPC, who is completing her hours to becoming an LPC-S for individual counseling with children & families ages 5 & up.

 

Commonly Address:


CHILDREN & ADOLSESCENTS
ANXIETY
DEPRESSION & GRIEF
STRESS MANAGEMENT
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

LIFE TRANSITIONS

LIFESTYLE COACHING
LIFE TRANSITION ISSUES
ANGER MANAGEMENT

BEHAVIORAL DIFFICULTIES

BODY IMAGE ISSUES

SELF ESTEEM/CONFIDENCE ISSUES

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Cibele Santos
PHD MDIV LPC-A  BCCC CPSP

Dr. Cibele Santos has a passion for mental health. She brings her insightful spirit, empathetic care and eclectic approach to the sessions. Guiding and providing the help necessary for life crisis and life coaching. Her training includes Medical School in Brazil, Clinical Psychotherapy Education in Georgia (US) and a Master of Divinity by the University of Dubuque - Iowa (US).  Cibele has a PhD in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, she earned her Psychiatric specialist title in Brazil, where she serves in the advisory board for a local University. Cibele is a LPC-A (Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Associate) in South Carolina; a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and a Board Certified Professional Counselor by The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychiatry (CPSP).

Cibele is an ordain minister of the PCUSA (Presbyterian Church of the USA) a community builder, mental health advocate and counselor, a board-certified clinical chaplain and a Stephen minister leader.  She brings a multicultural and eclectic approach to her surroundings and clients.  She specializes in providing therapy to anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, obsessive - compulsive and related disorders, conduct disorders, grief and loss ...... plus more! Her training in Hospice has molded her approach in Bereavement Therapy.  

COMMONLY ADDRESSES:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Anxiety
Bereavement
Depression
Spiritual Guidance 
Stress Management
Loss/Grief
Life transitions
Conflict resolution
Relationship issues

Cibele is currently taking referrals for ages 12 & up individuals, couples, children and families moving through life adjustments and transitions

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Mariana Ferriera
MEd. Counseling Intern

With our ongoing dedication to providing Integrative Medicine to the Whole Patient in a peaceful refuge supporting individuals and families successfully adjusting through life transition, we whole heartedly welcome the ongoing opportunities for professionals evolving in the filed. We welcome advocacy and counseling graduate student Mariana Ferreira She has worked advocating for mental health initiatives internationally supporting individuals and groups of people to holistically embrace wellness and opportunities for healing. She will be working collaboratively with our Nationally Board Certified Counselor and Diplomat of Integrative Medicine Dr. Heather Kline Schaffer to support clients moving through life adjustments and trauma. Together they will work to provide optimal continuity of care and evolve treatment plans for all individuals in our community seeking understanding & a supportive presence on their healing journey!

 

She is very interested in wellness and overall health as a result of her own positive life experience healing her own trauma including the integration of counseling treatment infused with Craniosacral, Nuerofeedback combined with awareness of nutrition and exercise as part of a holisitic plan for patients.

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Clinton Gholson, LPC

Clinton evolved through a career as a Navy veteran and caring special education teacher. He  has discovered meaning and great purpose  supporting individuals and assisting them in navigating through matters of life transition. 

 

Clinton has  experience with helping individuals and  families embrace healing of childhood emotional neglect, anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments and grief. He utilizes tried and true approaches with an integrated practice that includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, and Solution Focused Therapy. 

 

 

"If you're not getting healed from your pain, you're just spreading it to others."

COMMONLY ADDRESSES:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Anxiety

Depression

Stress Management

Loss/Grief

Life transitions

Conflict resolution

Relationship issues

Communication issues

Self Esteem

Power and control

Clinton is currently taking referrals for ages 18 & up individuals, couples, and families moving through life adjustments and transitions

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Shanika Smith
PMHNP-BC

PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATOR  & Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

I seek to listen, support and help individuals seeking an ability to manage and balance in life. I appreciate the complexities of mental health and the impact that it can have on an individual's life and overall health. 

 

Mental health treatment can be a daunting experience. Finding a practitioner that supports our understanding of how to optimally manage can be overwhelming. If you are going through a difficult time with conditions such as anxiety, depression, or mood/panic disorders then the correct diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve your life.

My specialty areas include depression, mood disorders, anxiety and trauma. I employ my expertise in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology to help patients overcome psychological challenges. With the correct insight and support, mental health conditions are treatable.

 

Through tailored individual treatment plans, I help patients to better navigate their lives and daily challenges.

I want to get to know you as an individual. I enjoy meeting new people. I listen and I care. Let’s work together to come up with a plan to help get you back on the right track. I would love to discuss your options with you. Congratulations on taking the first steps to regain control of your life.

Currently taking new referrals and serving ages 14 and up.

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Abigail Nobles
RN PMHNP INTERN

Learning and experiencing the integrative approaches of supporting the whole individual to embrace their best life is what drew me to my psychiatric nurse practitioner practicum with The Stress Management Center at Fernview.

 

I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Citadel as the first cadet nursing graduate in 2019. I later went on to pursue my MSN in a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program at Walden University. I have 5 years of nursing experience in the psychiatric field ranging from the psychiatric emergency room to the correctional field. I most recently returned in the spring from a year in Alaska working in the female prisons with the psychiatric inmate population. I am passionate about the mental health field and want to make an impact within in our communities.  

I hope to focus on providing quality affordable, compassionate, and holistic mental health services to those seeking to live their best lives. I look forward to learning from everyone at Fernview, excited to start this journey and grateful to the community of dedicated healers serving through the Stress Management Center.

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Heather Kline Schaffer
Ph.D., M.Ed., NCC, LPC

Dr. Kline Schaffer is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor & Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctorate in Integrative Medical Therapies & Transpersonal Psychology. She facilitates individuals, couples, families, and groups in discovering clarity through life changes.  Her background in treating individuals coping with anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, chronic pain, and terminal illness has helped her evolve successful approaches with integrative medicine, non-pharmacological pain management, and solution focused therapies to treat the whole person. Her comprehensive, person-centered approach is ignited by her love for all people.
 

She has been recognized by a U.S. Congressman for her work with individuals, families, and groups coping with trauma and grief. Dr. Kline Schaffer currently takes referrals for children, adults, couples, families, and groups; she has embraced serving others in full time private practice since 2008.

 

Commonly Addresses:

 

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

HYPNOTHERAPY/NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING

HEALTH OPTIMIZATION

RELATIONSHIP / MARRIAGE / COUPLES

FAMILY COUNSELING

RELAXATION / WELLBEING

REIKI, TAI CHI, YOGA, MEDITATION

ANXIETY/ DEPRESSION

TRUAMA/ PTSD

GRIEF/LOSS

ADJUSTMENT ISSUES

LIFE TRANSITIONAL ISSUES

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

STRESS MANAGEMENT/ RELAXATION

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

NON-PHARM PAIN MANAGMENT

 

Heather is currently taking referrals for individuals , couples & families.

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JoAnn DeForge

 

Continuing to achieve success and live fully in a world that is often moving way too fast can be challenging, if not overwhelming. How do we slow down without taking time out from the life that we love? How can we continue to achieve success in a stressful job without letting stress affect our health and relationships?

For more than 30 years, JoAnn Bibb DeForge has taught individuals at her private practice, in the workplace, and in community settings how to reduce and manage stress while living and working fully and mindfully regardless of life’s stressors. The DeForge Practice integrates techniques that enable individuals to find ease and space in their minds. This can  have a profound effect on health and wellness. It can also prepare individuals for the on-going benefits of meditation thus providing an optimal mindset for decision-making and group communications and interactions.

Her mission is to provide individuals and organizations with training and support that will enable them to direct their attention and release tension and destructive thought patterns to achieve success regardless of life’s inevitable stress.

The DeForge Practice was founded and is led by JoAnn Bibb DeForge. She holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitative Counseling, is a certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique and Yoga Instructor and a member of the Order of St. Luke. She has been in practice for more than 30 years. The DeForge Practice incorporates a number of disciplines and techniques that lead to stillness and enables students to direct their attention. During training and individual sessions, JoAnn DeForge may incorporate including Mindfulness Meditation, Alexander Technique, and Yoga. Depending on individual or group goals or needs, JoAnn often leads discussion around topics to gently guide students to discover new thought patterns and ways of releasing physical tension.

She is currently taking referrals for evaluation & healthy lifestyle adjustments to determine Integrative Medicine needs after clinical and therapeutic support counseling is in process and leads a restorative yoga class Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Center. 

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RUSSELL WASHINGTON
Meditation Guide, Hypnotherapist & Neurolinguistic Programmer

Russell Washington is our newest meditation guide. He specializes in helping people grasp the fundamentals of meditation in a way that helps them sustain the meditative state through a day’s ordinary activities and thereby, become more resourceful and creative. His passion is showing people how to open and access resource states at will or on demand so they can thrive through confronting circumstances and/or any creative challenge. He understands this approach is very appropriate given what we face as a human family in these times.

Russell is deeply invested in his soul mission. Which, simply put, is to aid those with a humane, life oriented world view striving to unlock next-level human capabilities in the ways he can. He’s the original ascension activist committed to uplift and self-directed evolution for every seeker. His work is rooted in science, spirituality and employs transformational healing modalities. He’s trained in applied, environmental systems biology with apprenticeships or certifications in; botanical medicine, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP and cellular psychotherapy on one side and years of experience with shen kung, gnostic metaphysics, reiki and intuitive energy healing on the other. Russell strives to bring a full pallet of love, empowerment and generosity to every class and private session. Russell Washington is available for 75-minute 1-on-1 sessions. To schedule call the office at 864.225.0792.

Russell Washington is currently taking referrals for Crisis Intervention, Neurolinguistic Programming & Hypnotherapy.

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TODD GOMEZ
MSW, LISW-CP

Todd S Gomez believes that everyone can benefit from mental health support. He provides an open and welcoming space for clients to overcome past hurts, grow as a person, and set new goals. Todd works with adults from 18+ and uses an eclectic approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and solution Focused Therapy. Tod has over 20 years experience as a mental health counselor in both North and South Carolina. He has also worked in private practice.

 

Commonly Addresses:

 

ANXIETY

RELATIONSHIP / MARRIAGE COUNSELING

DEPRESSION

LIFE TRANSITION ISSUES

BI-POLAR

FAMILY COUNSELING

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

TRUAMA/ PTSD

STRESS MANAGEMENT

GRIEF/LOSS

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

LBTGQ

Todd is currently taking referrals for individuals 12 years old and up.

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JOHN BARNETT
DMin, MDiv, LMFTA

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate.

Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, Founding Pastor of CBC in 1992.

John grew up in South America (his dad was in international business), New York, and California, and has been in South Carolina since after college. Because of his upbringing, John loves traveling to see and study unique cultures. John feels at ease with different cultures and relates to each one to bring Christ to them. In his down time, you can find John taking a motorcycle trip in the mountains with his wife and friends or hunting and fishing or gardening. John says, “There is nothing like sitting in a tree-stand meditating and reading to refresh the soul, or the rush of wind as you ride down a country road on a motorcycle to clear the mind and invigorate the heart”.

As a pastor, John’s spiritual gift and passion is to minister the Word of God so people will experience the grace of God and be drawn into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is his conviction that ultimate happiness and life are found in nothing else but a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and by no merit of our own. It is all of grace.

Commonly Addresses:

 

ANXIETY/ DEPRESSION

LIFE TRANSITION ISSUES

ADJUSTMENT ISSUES

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING

BI-POLAR

FAMILY COUNSELING

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

TRUAMA/ PTSD

STRESS MANAGEMENT

GRIEF/LOSS

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

MARRIAGE COUNSELING

 

John is currently taking referrals for individuals 5 years old and up.

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Clinicians

STRESS MANAGEMENT CENTER

Counseling & Clinicians

To schedule an appointment please call 864-225-0792.
We file most major insurance for your convenience.
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STRESS MANAGEMENT CENTER

Counseling & Clinicians

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We file most major insurance for your convenience.
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