Kristine Natterstad, MMFT, LMFT, LMFT/S
Eastside Marriage and Family Therapy, LLC
Kristine earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Psychology from Salisbury State University and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College. She is a charter member of Delta Kappa, the Marriage and Family Therapy honor society at Converse.
Her clinical training was completed at WestGate Training and Consultation Network, in Spartanburg, SC. Kristine is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is a trained facilitator for PREPARE/ENRICH and is a certified S.T.E.P. parenting instructor.
Kristine works with pre-teen through adult ages, who struggle with a variety of clinical diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. She has a passion for helping clients achieve their personal goals for therapy. Kristine's area of specialty focuses on individuals or couples who are facing separation or divorce and marriages that are in crisis. She also works with step families and prospective step families, and the issues surrounding this type of dynamic. She has been a DivorceCare facilitator for more than fifteen years at her local church. Kristine is accepting new clients at this time. Please call (864) 879-4388 to inquire about availability for new client appointments.
Kristine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor.
Susan Tankersly, MMFT, LMFT, LMFT/S
Susan Tankersly Family Therapy, LLC
Susan earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from North Greenville University (NGU), and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College. She completed her clinical training at WestGate Training and Consultation Network (TCN) in Spartanburg, SC. Susan is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a certified S.T.E.P parenting instructor.
Susan's area of specialty focuses on the effects of trauma, grief and loss. Susan works with clients who struggle with the effects of sexual trauma, physical abuse, mental abuse, emotional neglect, and marital conflict. She works with clients who want to experience personal growth in individual, couples, and family therapy. Other services include consultation to churches experiencing conflict or who desire growth, as well as leadership for Marriage and Adolescent Retreats. Susan is a Marriage and Family Therapist who sifts all knowledge through the word of God. She is currently a member of a small, culturally diverse Southern Baptist congregation in northern Greenville County.
Susan is accepting new clients at this time. Please call (864) 438-3434 to schedule an appointment.
Brandy M. Cannon, MMFT, LMFT
Brandy Cannon Counseling, LLC
Brandy earned a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College, and a Bachelors of Science in Experimental Psychology from University of South Carolina Upstate. She is a charter member of Delta Kappa, the Marriage and Family Therapy honor society at Converse and served as chapter treasurer for 3 years. Her clinical training was completed at WestGate Training and Consultation Network in Spartanburg, SC. Brandy is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a trained facilitator for PREPARE/ENRICH.
Brandy’s primary area of focus is on premarital and marriage relationship counseling. She also works with adolescents, adults, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, grief, stress management and a variety of other issues. Brandy has additional experience in working with clients who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault. Brandy strives to create an atmosphere in which her clients feel accepted while finding solutions and hope for the future.
She is currently accepting new clients. For appointments, please call (864) 205-9249.
Kellie Buckner, Ed. S., LMFT
Lighthouse Therapy, LLC
Kellie received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wofford College and her Educational Specialist Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College. She completed her clinical training at West Gate Family Therapy Institute and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Some clinical training was also completed at the USC Counseling and Human Development Center.
She is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the South Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Kellie currently serves as President for SCAMFT. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Kellie has worked in various counseling settings including private, school, mental health, and group homes. She has a systemic orientation and uses multiple therapeutic approaches, including solution-focused, narrative, and collaborative therapy. Kellie also enjoys using creative approaches such as art, music, and writing in therapy when possible.
She specializes in working with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues and likes to focus on exploring meaning, purpose, and connectedness. Currently, she works with college students at the Wofford College Wellness Center.
Kellie is excited to maintain a small private practice at Eastside Family Therapy Associates, however is not currently accepting new clients.
Amanda Conner, MMFT, LMFT
Amanda Conner Counseling, LLC
Amanda Conner, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (SC LMFT# 4630) and is certified as a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. She received a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina Upstate in 2009. She completed a two-year postgraduate fellowship in Forgiveness Therapy through West Gate Family Therapy Institute (2015). Amanda leads psycho-educational groups, “Forgiveness Therapy: A Biblical Perspective”, for members of church and Christian communities. Amanda also serves as an instructor for marriage enrichment retreats. She is a member of AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) and the Delta Kappa International Honor Society for Marriage and Family Therapists.
Amanda enjoys working with individuals who face challenges in their relationships, marriage/family, and spirituality. Amanda also offers insight to those struggling with forgiveness, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, and future goals. Please visit Amanda’s Psychology Today profile link to learn more about her therapeutic approach at https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/193135.
Call (828) 919-1158 to schedule an appointment or inquire about services. Amanda is currently accepting new clients and looks forward helping those in the local Upstate communities discover an abundant life!
Karen Strange, MMFT, LMFT-I
The Center for Intimacy and Relationship Wholeness, LLC
Karen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Intern in the state of South Carolina and North Carolina. She received her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College.
You and I were meant to live a life of wholeness. Our lives have a purpose - a purpose that is meant to free us to live whole, content, and direction-filled lives. This design can be marred, and we find ourselves a frail reflection of who we were meant to be. But you can take proactive and productive steps to radiate your authentic self in your life and relationships. I look forward to helping you in this journey of intimacy and relationship wholeness.
Sex therapy includes issues such as low desire, sexual pain, sex addiction, affair recovery, sexual trauma, erectile concerns, premature ejaculation, infertility, and postpartum recovery to name a few. Techniques for improvement include specific behavioral interventions, strategic reading, relationship and intimacy enhancement, along with referrals to appropriate professionals.
My training has been from a biblical worldview at the Institute for Sexual Wholeness through Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia. I have had the privilege of working with some of the finest experts in the field of sex therapy and relationship wholeness.
Karen is accepting new clients at this time. Please call (864) 886-5915 to set up an appointment today.
Grace Jones, MMFT, LMFT
Grace Jones Family Therapy, LLC
Grace is a summa cum laude graduate of Furman University with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College. Grace is currently a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Delta Kappa society for Marriage and Family Therapy, and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her clinical training from WestGate Training and Consultation Network in Spartanburg, SC. During her clinical training, she also interned at Hope Center for Children and at the Forrester Center (previously Spartanburg Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center.) Grace has additionally worked as a therapist at Eating Recovery Center-Carolinas (formerly The Riley Center) and at Carolina Center for Behavioral Health.
Grace specializes in providing family, individual, couples, and group therapy sessions for eating disorders, anxiety disorders, grief counseling, stress management including academic stress, self-esteem, and skills-based therapy. Grace is a skills-based therapist who is committed to providing compassionate, holistic, and change-oriented services. She seeks to help the client remediate the presenting problem and function independently from any stressor.
Grace also has experience offering therapy in different levels of care: outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and inpatient levels of care. She utilizes evidence-based models, including DBT, ACT, CBT, and solution-focused therapy, along with Christian counseling. She is currently a member of Grace Church in Greenville, SC. Helping another person achieve their goals is her passion and she strives to surround patients with care as they start the journey of healing.
Please visit www.gracejonesfamilytherapy.com for more information
She is currently accepting new clients. For appointments, please call 864-990-5617.