Epworth Children's Home

Epworth Children’s Home
2900 Millwood Ave
Columbia SC 29205
803-256-7394

Epworth Center for Counseling

Epworth Children’s Home has a new Counseling Center serving the Midlands!

• Outpatient counseling for children, teens, and adults
• Licensed and trained therapists who specialize in treating mental, behavioral, and substance use concerns
• Parenting classes offered
• Offering Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
• Community Referrals Welcome

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To make an appointment by phone please call 803-667-4697.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday
8:30am-5:00pm
after hours by appointment only
(803) 667-4697

Located at:
1154 Sunnyside Dr.
Columbia, SC 29204

&

1325 Rutledge Avenue
Florence, SC 29505

At the Epworth Center for Counseling, we take the following insurance along with offering a sliding fee scale.  
 

Please call us today if you don’t see your insurance listed. 

 
Cigna 
Cigna EAP
SC Medicaid
BCBS – all plans 
Healthy Blue
Molina
Absolute Total Care   
Select Health
Optum
Tricare/Humana
 
*At this time we do not accept Marketplace plans

Services Offered:

Behavioral Health Screenings

    • Behavioral Health Screenings provide early identification of behavioral health issues.  They are utilized to facilitate appropriate referral for a more focused assessment and/or treatment. BHS is designed to quickly identify behavioral health issues and/or risk of development of behavioral health problems and/or substance abuse.  

Assessments 

    • Diagnostics assessments are utilized to determine the need for services by establishing medical necessity. They are also used to help the clinician establish and/or confirm a diagnosis so an effective course of treatment can be identified. The initial assessment is used to determine the client’s mental status, social functioning, and to identify any physical or medical conditions.  If a family member or guardian is available, they may be included in the clinical interview. 

Individual Therapy

    • Individual Counseling is designed to help the client reach their goals, improve their quality of life, and to increase their self-efficacy. The relationship between the client and therapist is fostered in a supportive environment and emphasizes the importance of collaboration. Epworth provides individual therapy for all ages.

Group Therapy

    • Group Therapy is a service intervention designed to highlight commonalities of psychosocial stressors that typically cause some form of challenges in an individual’s life. Group therapy captures the idea that people can learn from one another while learning how to express and accept constructive feedback. It serves to enhance social support and improve overall daily functioning. 

Family Therapy

    • Family Therapy looks at the structure and foundation of one’s immediate environment and how generational patterns may impact the way one perceives their role within a family structure. In addition, it allows family members to speak openly and honestly to work on boundary setting, clarify expectations, and improve any conflict within the home. Family Therapy aims to heal relationships which can then improve quality of life outside of the home.

Crisis Services

    • Crisis services are short-term services designed to assist someone who is experiencing a crisis that is leading to deterioration in coping and functioning.  
      The purpose of this therapeutic intervention is to help the client return to a previous level of functioning and/or to stabilize the client. 

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Meet the Staff

Emma Rava, LISW-CP, is the Director of the Epworth Center for Counseling.  Emma is a native of Northern Virginia, and a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of South Carolina.  Emma has served as a supervisor for licensed clinicians and has worked in a variety of clinical, behavioral, and mental health settings.
Anita Isaac, LPC, is a Clinical Counselor for the Epworth Center for Counseling. Anita is a native of South Carolina, and a graduate of Francis Marion University. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Webster University.  She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults.  Anita  holds special interests in family conflict, child and adolescent behavioral issues, anxiety, depression and self- esteem issues.
Trinicia Jackson, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at the Epworth Center for Counseling. She graduated from Webster University with her Masters in Counseling in Clinical Mental Health. She has experience working with a multitude of diverse populations and enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Trinicia holds special interests in but not limited to family counseling, conflict resolution, self confidence, emotional intelligence, parenting, behavior management, depression, anxiety including PTSD and trauma.
Sara-Lynn Calderon, LPC-A, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at the Epworth Center for Counseling. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with her ED. S. in Counselor Education. Her specialization is marriage, couples and family counseling. Sara-Lynn is a certified play therapist and has experience working with youth, children and families. Her goal is to help individuals learn to be themselves in the most unique and authentic way, and to be a safe place where clients have the chance to be themselves and ask for what they need. 
Nicole Fall, LPC-A, says, "As a counselor, it is my job to provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment. I understand that sometimes life can be overwhelming, and it can feel like no one understands your strife. For example, are you going through a breakup? Feeling depressed or grieving the loss of a loved one? I can help. Since counseling is not a one size fits all approach, I use a combination of therapeutic strategies for best results. Each client will receive an initial assessment to gather diagnostic and treatment planning information. Mobile counseling is available depending on the circumstance. My office is located in Florence, SC."
John Joseph Delany, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at the Epworth Center for Counseling. He graduated from the Franciscan University of Steubenville with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He works as a general practitioner and has a wide range of experiences including treating trauma and anxiety in adults as well as in children. John Joseph is experienced in play therapy techniques and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with adolescents and adults. He has completed research on the state and national level, writing and presenting on topics such as God-attachment, healthy religious and spiritual attitudes, as well as the roles fathers, play in the healthy development of children. His goal is to help individuals gain insight into their thoughts, emotions, and relationships and increase their ability to make effective changes in their lives.
France Kearse, LPC, has worked in the counseling field for over three years. She has a master's in Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She enjoys working with families and assisting them through any difficulties that may be challenging. She has a history of working with clients who report having anxiety, depression, and trauma, just to name a few. As a counselor, she utilizes person-centered care and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to assist clients through their life journey. Her goal is to guide the client to achieve their goals at their own pace while having a positive counseling experience.
Dr. Katherine DeWitt is a LPC-A with the Epworth Counseling Center. Raised in East Texas, Katherine moved to South Carolina to pursue her PhD in Counselor Education at the University of South Carolina. Katherine has a masters in Community Counseling with experience working with adolescents and young adults in crisis, serving as a case manager for a Drug Court intervention program. She has also worked with individuals with depression, anxiety, and addiction. Katherine approaches clinical work from the person-centered modality, helping clients heal through a journey of developing personal congruence and acceptance. In addition to her work as a clinician, Dr. DeWitt is an assistant professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, teaching the next generation of mental health professionals.
Joeli Mulligan, LPC-A, is a Licensed Professional Counselor at the Epworth Center for Counseling. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and completed her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Columbia International University in December 2021. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families and approaches counseling from a person-centered orientation in the context of applicable systems. Joeli utilizes techniques from a number of behavioral therapies to assist clients as they navigate through anxiety and depression, emotional, relational, and spiritual issues, grief and loss, and various life transitions and adjustments. In addition to her professional qualifications, she has been married for almost 25 years and has two teenage children.

For billing questions please contact:

Althea Ashford, Accounts Receivable Specialist

aashford@epworthsc.org

803-602-3134

For scheduling questions please contact:

Epworth Center for Counseling

epworthcenterforcounseling@epworthsc.org

803-667-4697