Epworth Children's Home

Epworth Children’s Home
2900 Millwood Ave
Columbia SC 29205

Epworth Center for Counseling


Epworth’s Center for Counseling has two locations, serving the Midlands and Upstate. We offer:


• Outpatient counseling for children, teens, and adults
• Licensed and trained therapists specialize in treating mental, behavioral, and substance use concerns
• Parenting classes 
• Individual, family, and group therapy 


Community referrals welcomed!


Contact Us:

To make an appointment or referral, please call:


Midlands (Columbia): 803-667-4697

Upstate (Anderson): 864-642-6555 


Hours of Operation:


Monday – Friday
After hours by appointment only



See maps, get directions at bottom of page.


1154 Sunnyside Dr.
Columbia, SC 29204


108 Anderson Avenue

Anderson, SC 29625 



Insurance Accepted:

We accept the following insurance and also offer a sliding fee scale.  Please call us if you don’t see your insurance listed. 
Cigna EAP
SC Medicaid
Healthy Blue
Absolute Total Care   
Select Health

Services Offered:


Behavioral Health Screenings

Behavioral health screenings identify behavioral health problems and substance use issues to help us understand where additional referrals may be needed for more focused assessment and/or treatment.  


Diagnostics assessments help 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 Our Counselors

Midlands (Columbia) Location

Fallon Sims, MSW, LISW-CP is the Director at the Epworth Center for Counseling- Columbia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina. She also earned her master’s degree in clinical social work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. Fallon has over 20 years of experience in the Behavioral Health field. She spent more than 10 years working with active-duty service members and their family’s before transitioning into community mental health. She has extensive education, training, and experience in the area of individual, child and family therapy with a focus in trauma, anxiety, depression and maladaptive behaviors. Fallon utilizes a strengths-based person-centered approach in her work with both clients and supervising clinicians.
Anessah Barker, LMSW, is a Licensed Clinical Counselor at Epworth's Center for Counseling in Columbia. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a master's degree in social work. In her work, she utilizes a wide array of therapy modalities and techniques, making sure her skillset is as diverse as the population she serves. Her goal is to help destigmatize mental health services in underrepresented and marginalized communities.
Oprah Ingram is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She serves as a Licensed Clinical Counselor at the Center for Counseling, here at Epworth. She is dedicated to providing services to young adults seeking to improve their mental well-being. Her areas of expertise include depression, self-esteem, stress, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and breaking generational cycles. With her utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, Oprah empowers her clients to take control of their lives and make significant progress toward their goals. Oprah has made great strides in breaking personal family cycles. Through her adaptable approach that emphasizes openness, genuine empathy, honesty, and collaboration, Oprah is committed to helping others break free from family patterns. Oprah is committed to assisting individuals in navigating life's transitions and empowering them to break free from destructive patterns passed down through generations.
Dr. Katherine DeWitt, LPC-A, works at Epworth's Midlands Center for Counseling in Columbia. 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 master's degree 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, she is an assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling, teaching the next generation of mental health professionals.
Joshua Lacey
Joshua Lacey, LMSW is a Licensed Clinical Counselor at Epworth Center for Counseling. Joshua received his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and received his bachelor's in social work from the University of Wyoming in Laramie Wyoming. Joshua enjoys utilizing a wide variety of therapeutic modalities as diverse as the populations he serves. Joshua's goal is to incorporate positive ideals from his upbringing in the West and "Cowboy Culture" to empower more individuals to seek out mental health services and take charge of their healing.
Joeli Mulligan, LPC-A, works in Epworth's Midlands Center for Counseling in Columbia. 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 more than two decades and has two teenage children.

Upstate (Anderson) Location

William Mulkey, LPC, LPCS, directs the Upstate Epworth Center for Counseling in Anderson. Retired from the United States Marine Corps, he holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in applied sociology from Clemson University. He also earned a master’s degree in counseling from Webster University. William has worked as an adjunct professor in sociology at Limestone College for 17 years. He has extensive education, training, and experience in the field of children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances, with a focus in trauma, anxiety, and maladaptive sexual behavior patterns. William has also worked with adults who face challenges related to depression, anxiety, and emotional regulation.
Brianna Norwood
Brianna Norwood, LPC-A, works at Epworth's Center for Counseling in the Upstate (Anderson). She first identifies her client’s personal strengths, then supports the client in pinpointing steps toward achieving mental wellness. She has worked extensively with both children and adults. She offers a person-centered approach to counseling, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and experiential techniques. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of South Carolina and a master's degree in counselor education with a clinical mental health emphasis from Clemson University. Brianna has clinical experience working in an elementary school setting serving children and in an outpatient addiction setting serving adults. Prior to earning her master’s degree, she worked for various organizations serving children and adolescents.

Midlands Center for Counseling:

For billing questions please contact:

Althea Ashford, Accounts Receivable Specialist



For scheduling questions please contact:

Epworth Center for Counseling


Upstate Center for Counseling:

For billing and scheduling questions, contact Jennifer Lee at 864-642-6555