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 psychotherapy, educational programs, &integrative medical therapies 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 functional medical consultations.

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

E-fax : fax@fernviewsmc.com
Paper facsimile : 864-226-3968

Our Clinicians

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HEATHER KLINE SCHAFFER

PhD., M.Ed.,  LPC, NCC

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.
 

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MEGAN BLACK

MSW, LISW-CP

Ms. Black is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from Valdosta State University. Her graduate training included internships working with Veterans in a Veterans Affairs Clinic and service with the aging in a Skilled Nursing Facility.  Since then, she has spent more than 4 years providing individual and group therapy to clients with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, dissociation, attachment wounding, grief and life transitions. 


She provides EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy and finds this to be very effective for trauma and a variety of issues.  Her extensive background in music has led to a passion to infuse music into her practice as well.  She is excited to prepare to attend formal drum circle facilitation training.  She will be developing and facilitating therapeutic groups with Stress Management Center that incorporate the use of music, as well as other creative elements, to enhance human connectedness and the healing process. Megan Black is currently taking referrals for individuals, couples, and small group therapy.

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TANIKA FIELDS

MEd, NCC, LPC

Tanika Fields is intentional in promoting a professional atmosphere where you feel safe, knowing your needs are
confidential, and ensuring you are comfortable expressing your truth without judgment.

 

It is her goal to meet people where they are and assist them in exploring solutions to their concerns and achieving their
personal life goals. Tanika offer years of experience working with special needs populations and serving in the
roles of case management, counseling, and guidance.

 

I look forward to supporting you in your journey!

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LAURIE MCGRANAHAN FORREST

LISW-CP 

Ms. McGranahan Forrest is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with international experience and training in helping children and families work through life adjustments and transitions. She has been supporting individuals as a clinical educational & counseling support provider since 2008. She embodies a deep passion and comprehensive knowledge base helping children & families navigate through the challenges and opportunities life presents. 

She has experience supporting victims of trauma and sexual abuse, child advocacy, and mitigation services for federal courts identifying resources and support networks for re-integration after hospitalization and inpatient treatment. Extensive experience providing therapy, case management, working with children with developmental delays, facilitating "parenting skills" & strengthening parent-child relationship groups. She has experience in critical incidents & stress debriefing, is an exceptional leader in training sessions for national and international corporations, takes referrals for mental health and substance abuse, critical assessments and intake intervention. She takes referrals for children, adults, and families dealing with critical & challenging life transitions.

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JOHN BARNETTE

PhD./D.Min, MDiv

Marriage and Family Counseling Intern with Dr. Heather Kline Schaffer. 

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. He will be meeting with individuals, couples, and families completing his clinical supervision to becoming licensed as a marriage and family counselor.

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Todd Gomez

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.

 

Areas of interest :

ANXIETY

DEPRESSION

BI-POLAR 

STRESS MANAGEMENT

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

MARRIAGE COUNSELING

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

LIFE TRANSITION ISSUES

LIFE COACHING

GRIEF/LOSS

LGBTQIA+ COUNSELING

MEN'S ISSUES

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LURON FLEMING

MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

We welcome Luron Fleming, Board Certified Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He will be working individually with clients to determine optimal medications and pharmaceutical needs through our Functional Medicine and Integrative Therapies through Stress Management Center at Fernview.  Luron has a deep empathic commitment to serving others and optimizing individuals' health and wellbeing. He has extensive experience in Nursing and is expanding his scope of practice in Mental Health Nursing, Psychiatry, and in working with individual & family therapy. He has served as a registered nurse in Greenville, SC, at Maxim Healthcare Services, and for the last nine years with Bon-Secours St. Francis as a CCU/ICU nurse, Hematology & Oncology nurse, Surgical Oncology Nurse Navigator, & has direct clinical experience in Psychiatric Mental Health as a Nurse Practitioner.

 

His areas of training and clinical practice include Family & Psychiatric Medicine, Administering Medications, Autism Behavioral Counseling, Individual & Family Counseling, He has worked medically as an EMT, PCT, Neuro ICU Stepdown nurse, and  CCU-ICU nurse.  He has done psychiatric clinical work in Assessments & Evaluations, Patient Education, and Occupational & Speech Therapy with Autistic Children. Luron embodies a deep commitment to listening & helping individuals navigate, balancing health & wellbeing, & through the integrative medical process of prescribing pharmaceuticals.

 

Luron joined the United States Army Reserve as a Medic in 1989.  He served one year of active duty during Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991. In 1994 he then finished his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Wofford College, where he attended on an athletic and academic scholarship and was an Army ROTC cadet.  He initiated his active duty career as an Army Engineer officer.  After leaving active-duty in 2002, He did full-time ministry as a Church Administrator, Music Director, Youth Director, Outreach Director, and Director of Addictions Ministry.  Luron graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University (now Georgia Southern at Savannah) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010.  Luron has worked as a Patient Care Technician & Registered Nurse at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, Upon re-entry in the Army Reserve in 2011 Luron served as a Medical-Surgical Nurse.  He continues to serve as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Corp as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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RUSSELL WASHINGTON

Meditation Guide

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 864.353.2028.

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DR. DOUGLAS HANNER

D.O.

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

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TAKEESHA SIMPSON JOHNSON

BSW, LPC

Mrs. Johnson is currently a school based counselor with a degree in Social Work. She is in the final process of her LPC Internship to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. She also currently facilitates the Women’s Grief Group “Meanderings” that meets every other Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Mrs. Johnson will be available outside of her support groups for consultations during her internship and will begin seeing clients in the autumn of 2020.

Mrs. Johnson has an affinity for supporting families and adolescents by helping them navigate through life transitions. She also embraces women’s issues and is a strong advocate for school aged students to cope with developmental issues, identify enhanced coping skillsets, as well as cope with life adjustments and for families dealing with grief issues. 

Celeste Mendez

BSN, MSN, PMHNP-P

Celeste Mendez is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She hasworked in the mental health field since 2009 and is excited to walk with during their struggles and difficult times in life. She has worked in HomeCare with the Developmentally Disabled children and adults, in acute care, nursing instructing, and at the Institute of Living, an Ivy League Psychiatric institution. She has a passion for helping others and giving them the tools to overcome life’s challenges.

 

She is actively involved in her churches and serves in the women and children’s ministries. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, boating, and volunteering at a local horse farm.

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