Jennifer Elkins, EdD, LPCS, RPTS
Dr. Elkins is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor (LPCS) specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-CBT, and Play Therapy (RPTS). Jennifer maintains private practices in Mauldin (Upstate office) and Florence (Pee Dee office). The Upstate office was established in 2015 after Jennifer moved with her family to the Simpsonville area. She still maintains a caseload and supervises other counselors in the Pee Dee office that she established in 2005.
With over 21 years experience in the counseling field and as a professor in Human Services and Psychology, Dr Elkins is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are working with children from ages 3 and up; individuals with developmental disabilities; individuals with mood disorders; individuals with anxiety disorders; behavioral disorders in children; medical issues in adults and children (especially Multiple Scleorsis & Type 1 Diabetes); trauma; and grief.
In addition to being a prominent counselor and professor, Dr Elkins has presented at state and local conferences speaking on the topic of Play Therapy and Mental Health. She is currently the immediate past president of the South Carolina Association for Play Therapy. She served as the President for this state association from 2013-2017. Dr Elkins presented on dealing with Type 1 Diabetes in the "tween" years, as well as on dealing with parent burnout at the JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Summit in 2017.
Dr Elkins provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Argosy University- Sarasota Campus, Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology (2013)
Francis Marion University, Master of Science, Clinical/ Community Psychology (1998)
Francis Marion Univeristy, Bachelor of Science, Psychology (1995)
License & Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS)
Registered Play Therapist/ Supervisor (RPTS)
Trauma Focused CBT- Rostered Clinician through Project Best- Pee Dee Collaborative
Cogntive Behavioral Therapy- Level 1 Certification
Play Therapy- Registered Play Therapist
Amy Rush, MS, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Francis Marion University. I have been counseling for 4 years. I work with a variety of populations including children, adolescents, and adults with experience in areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and interpersonal relations. Amy is currently pursuing her Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor license (LPCS).
Anna Townsend Stone, MS, LPC
Anna is a counselor from Florence, SC. She graduated from Francis Marion University's Clinical/Counseling Psychology master's program in 2013. Anna provides counseling for children and families and often utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and play therapy techniques.
Misty Williams, MS, LPC
Misty is originally from Greenville, South Carolina. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Francis Marion University. Misty works with children (over the age of 5), teens, and adults. She has experience working with domestic violence victims and domestic violence offenders. She teaches coping strategies to those with depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues. Misty also enjoys working with the LGBT community. She offers support and encouragement in a relaxed environment.
Beth Graham, MS, LPCA
Beth is a counselor from Florence, South Carolina. She graduated with her bachelor's degree and her master's degree in Clincal Psychology from Francis Marion University. Beth works with children (over the age of 10), teens and adults. She has 30 years experience and uses a personalized approach that builds on client strengths while addressing life challenges.
Beth's theoretical orientation is an integrative one that utilizes elements from a number of different therapies: cognitive behavioral, client centered and solution focused. She is DBT ( Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills informed. She has experience in various areas such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues and interpersonal relationships.
Kaycee Carter, LISW-CP
Kaycee is from Lake City, South Carolina. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Clemson University and a Master of Social Work degree from The University of South Carolina. Kaycee works with children (age 5 and up), adolescents and adults. She has over 13 years of experience in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, behavioral disorders, and trauma. Kaycee works with clients to identify their strengths with a focus on strengthening healthy coping skills, including mindfulness. Kaycee works in both the Florence and Lake City offices of Palmetto Family Works.