Lexington SC 29071
Janay Price is the Founder/CEO of Premier Counseling, LLC. She is a native of Sabine Parish, LA but spent her most impressionable years in Spring Lake, NC. She was attracted to the field of social work and pursued the profession as the social work values and principles aligned with her personal values. Service to address social problems; challenging social injustice; respecting the inherent dignity and worth of a person; recognizing the central importance of human relationships; and behaving in a trustworthy manner are not only the social work values but the values in which Janay aims to maintain daily.
Janay earned the bachelor’s of social work degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and just two months after graduation embarked on the journey of obtaining the master’s of social work degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
She has been a professional in the field since 2009, practicing clinical social work since 2012, and a clinical supervisor assisting those on the pursuit of clinical licensure since 2016. She is dedicated to serving the underserved and underrepresented which created the desire to service the senior community affected by mental health illness; seniors facing grief and loss; and the challenges which arise during the transition to the later phases of life.
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
Syreeta Miller is originally from Spartanburg, SC but has lived in the Columbia area since 2003. She has been a registered nurse for 15 years and an advance practice nurse for one year. She joined the Premier team in April of 2017 and expresses, “It has truly been a wonderful experience”.
She received her bachelor’s of nursing degree from the University of South Carolina-Upstate and masters of nursing degree from the University of Phoenix. She later decided she wanted to become a nurse practitioner to continue professional growth as well as personal aspirations on the pursuit to serve and treat those with medical concerns to provide a better quality of life; therefore, she received the post masters certificate from Kaplan University. She is passionate about serving the senior community with identified mental health diagnoses.
Syreeta looks to uphold the highest standard of prescribing medication to seniors. Her in depth knowledge of mental illness and medication allows her to provide the most accurate regimen being mindful of the importance of not overprescribing.
Shayla Peterson is originally from Los Angeles, California and recently moved to Columbia, South Carolina in the Spring of 2017. She has been practicing Social Work for 15 years and Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker for 4 years. She joined the Premier team in June 2017 and expressed, “she is happy to serve the Senior population with such a passionate group of professionals”.
She received her bachelor’s of psychology and masters of social work from California State University, Long Beach. Shayla’s worked in a variety of settings and served diverse populations provide psychotherapy to Foster Youth, Youth Juvenile Justice System, Veterans and Military Families, and Seniors. She understands the importance of human relationships and honoring the dignity of worth of the individuals being served.
Shayla uses an eclectic approach tailored to needs of each individual being serves. Shayla’s areas of expertise is a Person-Centered Approach with use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behaviors Therapy and Psychoeducation to address depression, anxiety, phase of life changes, grief and loss, and life stressors. Shayla is committed to being an advocate for the senior population by providing a linkage between the older adult and the mental health services that they need.
Dr. Nastassjiah Cunningham
Dr. Nastassjiah Cunningham resides in Columbia, SC. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has been practicing social work for over 8 years. She joined the Premier Team in August 2017, and expresses her commitment to the mental health and well-being of her clients. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Walden University. She holds a B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice
with a minor in Experimental Psychology; a Master of Social Work degree; a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Human Services; and a PhD in Human Services with a specialization in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Cunningham is also a member of the Tau Upsilon Alpha National Organization for Human Services Honor Society.
She works with individuals using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each client. Dr. Cunningham believes that change happens when people are given the guidance and support they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. She provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.
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