Clinicians Serving in the Midlands

Syreeta Miller, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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.

Syreeta offers Facility-Based Medication Therapy

Syreeta Miller
Syreeta Miller

Syreeta Miller, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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.

Syreeta offers Facility-Based Medication Therapy

Tarah Davis

Tarah Davis, MSW-LISW-CP

Tarah is a transplant to South Carolina, having moved to this area from Connecticut in 2013.  She has been a Social Worker for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of experience working in such environments as managed care, hospitals, schools, prisons and community-based settings.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Connecticut College and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University.

Tarah’s therapeutic approach is eclectic, with a strong emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy, incorporating psychoeducation and mindfulness practices into her work helping clients to manage emotional distress.  She is also a strong proponent of holistic (mind, body, spirit) care.

Her specialties include treating depression, anxiety and working with trauma survivors.  Tarah feels fortunate to be able to work with the senior population, from whom there is so much for us to learn and who are also the cornerstones of our communities.

Tarah offers Facility-Based Therapy

Tarah Davis

Tarah Davis, MSW-LISW-CP

Tarah is a transplant to South Carolina, having moved to this area from Connecticut in 2013.  She has been a Social Worker for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of experience working in such environments as managed care, hospitals, schools, prisons and community-based settings.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Connecticut College and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University.

Tarah’s therapeutic approach is eclectic, with a strong emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy, incorporating psychoeducation and mindfulness practices into her work helping clients to manage emotional distress.  She is also a strong proponent of holistic (mind, body, spirit) care.

Her specialties include treating depression, anxiety and working with trauma survivors.  Tarah feels fortunate to be able to work with the senior population, from whom there is so much for us to learn and who are also the cornerstones of our communities.

Tarah offers Facility-Based Therapy

Angela Groce, MSW, LISW-CP

Angela is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. She attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1982 and a Masters of Social Work in 1984. She was a Department of Defense Social Worker in the United States, Japan and Korea specializing in trauma, sexual assault and domestic violence for approximately twenty years.

In 2005, Angela returned to Columbia and was a Veterans Administration Mental Health Clinic Social Worker specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) of combat veterans. From 2008 until her retirement from the federal government in 2017, she was a Department of Justice, Executive Office of United States Attorneys, Employee Assistance Program Counselor.

Angela is a Licensed Independent Social Worker – Clinical Practice (LISW-CP), a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) and a Certified Advance Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM). She has served on the South Carolina NASW board and is a State of South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners approved LISW-CP Supervisor.

Angela offers Facility-Based Therapy

Angela Groce

Social work is my fellowship. I believe in social work as a profession and its role in the treatment and service of our clients, and for social justice.

Angela Groce

Angela Groce, MSW, LISW-CP

Angela is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. She attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1982 and a Masters of Social Work in 1984. She was a Department of Defense Social Worker in the United States, Japan and Korea specializing in trauma, sexual assault and domestic violence for approximately twenty years.

In 2005, Angela returned to Columbia and was a Veterans Administration Mental Health Clinic Social Worker specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) of combat veterans. From 2008 until her retirement from the federal government in 2017, she was a Department of Justice, Executive Office of United States Attorneys, Employee Assistance Program Counselor.

Angela is a Licensed Independent Social Worker – Clinical Practice (LISW-CP), a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) and a Certified Advance Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM). She has served on the South Carolina NASW board and is a State of South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners approved LISW-CP Supervisor.

Angela offers Facility-Based Therapy

Social work is my fellowship. I believe in social work as a profession and its role in the treatment and service of our clients, and for social justice.

Amber Flanigan

Amber Flanigan, MSW, LISW-CP

Amber Flanigan moved to Columbia, SC from Atlanta, GA in 2016. She attended the University of Georgia where she earned her B.S. in Psychology, Masters in Social Work and Masters in Public Health. Amber is a Licensed Independent Social Worker – Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). She started her social work career in the healthcare setting as a care manager working with uninsured patients. She looks forward to using her experience assisting patients with managing chronic health conditions, navigating the healthcare system and identifying community resources to her role as a therapist with Premier Counseling. Amber is passionate about holistic health. She combines her healthcare experience with a mind-body approach that includes mindfulness, nutrition education and movement. She also incorporates Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into her therapeutic approach. Amber believes in a person-centered approach that builds on clients’ strengths and intrinsic motivation to achieve optimal quality of life. In her free time, you can catch Amber teaching Barre classes, spending time in nature or doing pet therapy with her German Shepherd.

Amber offers Home-Based Therapy

Amber Flanigan

Amber Flanigan, MSW, LISW-CP

Amber Flanigan moved to Columbia, SC from Atlanta, GA in 2016. She attended the University of Georgia where she earned her B.S. in Psychology, Masters in Social Work and Masters in Public Health. Amber is a Licensed Independent Social Worker – Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). She started her social work career in the healthcare setting as a care manager working with uninsured patients. She looks forward to using her experience assisting patients with managing chronic health conditions, navigating the healthcare system and identifying community resources to her role as a therapist with Premier Counseling. Amber is passionate about holistic health. She combines her healthcare experience with a mind-body approach that includes mindfulness, nutrition education and movement. She also incorporates Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into her therapeutic approach. Amber believes in a person-centered approach that builds on clients’ strengths and intrinsic motivation to achieve optimal quality of life. In her free time, you can catch Amber teaching Barre classes, spending time in nature or doing pet therapy with her German Shepherd.

Amber offers Home-Based Therapy

Ann Kurth, MSW, LISW-CP

Ann Kurth is originally from Florida and relocated to Columbia, South Carolina in 2018. She has been on both active duty and the reserves in the United States Air Force and retired in March 2014.

She has been practicing Social Work for 10 years and comes with experience in community mental health, primary care behavioral health, nephology and home health care. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University-Pueblo CO and master’s degree in Social Work from Newman University, Colorado Springs CO.

Ann has experience working primarily with the adult population. She tailors to the unique needs of the new client using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Her specialties include anxiety and depression, adjustment disorders, stress management, grief and loss and cycle of life changes. With a combination background of medical social work and community mental health, Ann takes a holistic approach emphasizing mind-body connection(s). She believes in meeting the client where they are, drawing from their strengths and self-empowerment to develop a healthy and exuberant lifestyle. Ann has a deep passion for working with the senior population!

Ann offers Facility-Based Therapy

Premier Counseling Counselor Ann Kurth MSW, LISW-CP
Premier Counseling Counselor Ann Kurth MSW, LISW-CP

Ann Kurth, MSW, LISW-CP

Ann Kurth is originally from Florida and relocated to Columbia, South Carolina in 2018. She has been on both active duty and the reserves in the United States Air Force and retired in March 2014.

She has been practicing Social Work for 10 years and comes with experience in community mental health, primary care behavioral health, nephology and home health care. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University-Pueblo CO and master’s degree in Social Work from Newman University, Colorado Springs CO.

Ann has experience working primarily with the adult population. She tailors to the unique needs of the new client using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Her specialties include anxiety and depression, adjustment disorders, stress management, grief and loss and cycle of life changes. With a combination background of medical social work and community mental health, Ann takes a holistic approach emphasizing mind-body connection(s). She believes in meeting the client where they are, drawing from their strengths and self-empowerment to develop a healthy and exuberant lifestyle. Ann has a deep passion for working with the senior population!

Ann offers Facility-Based Therapy

Georgia Gibson

Georgia Gibson, MSW, LISW-CP

Georgia Gibson is originally from Belize City in Central America and raised in Brooklyn, New York then relocated to Columbia, South Carolina in 1988. She has been practicing Social Work for 10 years and comes with experience in schools, prisons, hospitals and community-based services.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She has been in the profession since 2008 and practicing psychotherapy since 2011. She is also a State of South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners approved Clinical Supervisor assisting those on the pursuit of clinical licensure.

Georgia has experience working with children, youth, adults, individuals and families using and eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of the new client using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, along with psychoeducation and mindfulness practice. Her specialties include anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, life stresses, grief and loss, phase of life changes.

Georgia believes change happens when people are given the tools and guidance needed to draw on their own strengths, which allows for them to live a fulfilling life. She is excited and honored to work with the senior population, as they are the reason she is able to work in this wonderful profession!

Georgia offers Facility-Based Therapy

Georgia Gibson

Georgia Gibson, MSW-LISW-CP

Georgia Gibson is originally from Belize City in Central America and raised in Brooklyn, New York then relocated to Columbia, South Carolina in 1988. She has been practicing Social Work for 10 years and comes with experience in schools, prisons, hospitals and community-based services.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She has been in the profession since 2008 and practicing psychotherapy since 2011. She is also a State of South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners approved Clinical Supervisor assisting those on the pursuit of clinical licensure.

Georgia has experience working with children, youth, adults, individuals and families using and eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of the new client using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, along with psychoeducation and mindfulness practice. Her specialties include anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, life stresses, grief and loss, phase of life changes.

Georgia believes change happens when people are given the tools and guidance needed to draw on their own strengths, which allows for them to live a fulfilling life. She is excited and honored to work with the senior population, as they are the reason she is able to work in this wonderful profession!

Georgia offers Facility-Based Therapy

Akilah Glover, MSW, LISW-CP

Akilah is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. She earned her Master’s degree in Social

Work from the University of South Carolina. She has been in the profession since 2010 and

practicing psychotherapy since 2013. She comes with experience in schools, juvenile justice, public health, hospice, home health, and community-based mental health. Akilah’s experiences have allowed her to work with people seeking help to address symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and stress.

Akilah believes that life is a journey filled with changes and challenges that can bring internal struggle. As a clinical social worker, it is her goal to help people navigate through those changes and ultimately achieve a peaceful balance. Through a committed, empathetic, and trusting therapeutic relationship, each person will gain insight and make decisions that are aligned with their goals.

She uses an eclectic approach that draws from a variety of treatment modalities that are catered to meet each individual’s diverse needs. Akilah is excited to be a part of Premier Counseling team and providing excellent care to the senior community.

Akilah offers Home-Based Therapy

Akilah Glover
Akilah Glover

Akilah Glover, MSW, LISW-CP

Akilah is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. She earned her Master’s degree in Social

Work from the University of South Carolina. She has been in the profession since 2010 and

practicing psychotherapy since 2013. She comes with experience in schools, juvenile justice, public health, hospice, home health, and community-based mental health. Akilah’s experiences have allowed her to work with people seeking help to address symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and stress.

Akilah believes that life is a journey filled with changes and challenges that can bring internal struggle. As a clinical social worker, it is her goal to help people navigate through those changes and ultimately achieve a peaceful balance. Through a committed, empathetic, and trusting therapeutic relationship, each person will gain insight and make decisions that are aligned with their goals.

She uses an eclectic approach that draws from a variety of treatment modalities that are catered to meet each individual’s diverse needs. Akilah is excited to be a part of Premier Counseling team and providing excellent care to the senior community.

Akilah offers Home-Based Therapy

Laketa Riley, MSN, FNP

Laketa Riley has been practicing in the field of nursing since 1998 when she became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Laketa was dedicated to the field and aspired to further her education and skills therefore she decided to attend the Mississippi University for Women to obtain the Associate of Science degree in Nursing. As an LPN with Baptist Memorial Hospital, Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, and Palmetto Health she handled admissions and discharges, provided patients with the highest level of comfort during their hospital stay, collected blood and other specimens for various lab tests, started and discontinued IV therapy, and a host of other nursing responsibilities, such as, documentation, taking and recording vital signs, assisting the physicians with any minor procedures, and educated patients, as well as family members. She also performed audits on patient records; and updated medication records as needed.

Laketa could not stop there as she was dedicated to learning more and serving patients at a higher level. She pursued and earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2009 from Chamberlin College of Nursing. She continued her education at Chamberlin and earned the Master of Science in Nursing Education in 2012; followed by the Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 from Walden University. She has served as an adjunct clinical nursing instructor at South Carolina State University, the University of South Carolina, and Fortis College Columbia.

She has a passion for serving those living with mental health concerns and for many years she worked with South Carolina Department of Mental Health where she served as the charge nurse for a 25 bed facility of men with chronic mental illness, ranging in age from 22-58. She worked closely with the Nurse Manager and Treatment Team (doctor, social worker, mental health specialist, and activity therapist) incorporating a treatment plan to prepare patients to function in the community. On a day to day basis she ensured the patients attended appropriate groups that fit not only their diagnoses but helped them manage various behaviors on the unit. She was also responsible for supervising licensed and unlicensed staff.

Laketa joined the Premier Team in October 2017. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is a woman of service and honored to serve the geriatric population living with mental illness. She always practices in an ethical manner and is a true gatekeeper for the field of nursing.

Laketa offers Facility-Based Therapy Medication Management

Laketa Riley, MSN, FNP
Laketa Riley, MSN, FNP

Laketa Riley, MSN, FNP

Laketa Riley has been practicing in the field of nursing since 1998 when she became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Laketa was dedicated to the field and aspired to further her education and skills therefore she decided to attend the Mississippi University for Women to obtain the Associate of Science degree in Nursing. As an LPN with Baptist Memorial Hospital, Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, and Palmetto Health she handled admissions and discharges, provided patients with the highest level of comfort during their hospital stay, collected blood and other specimens for various lab tests, started and discontinued IV therapy, and a host of other nursing responsibilities, such as, documentation, taking and recording vital signs, assisting the physicians with any minor procedures, and educated patients, as well as family members. She also performed audits on patient records; and updated medication records as needed.

Laketa could not stop there as she was dedicated to learning more and serving patients at a higher level. She pursued and earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2009 from Chamberlin College of Nursing. She continued her education at Chamberlin and earned the Master of Science in Nursing Education in 2012; followed by the Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 from Walden University. She has served as an adjunct clinical nursing instructor at South Carolina State University, the University of South Carolina, and Fortis College Columbia.

She has a passion for serving those living with mental health concerns and for many years she worked with South Carolina Department of Mental Health where she served as the charge nurse for a 25 bed facility of men with chronic mental illness, ranging in age from 22-58. She worked closely with the Nurse Manager and Treatment Team (doctor, social worker, mental health specialist, and activity therapist) incorporating a treatment plan to prepare patients to function in the community. On a day to day basis she ensured the patients attended appropriate groups that fit not only their diagnoses but helped them manage various behaviors on the unit. She was also responsible for supervising licensed and unlicensed staff.

Laketa joined the Premier Team in October 2017. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is a woman of service and honored to serve the geriatric population living with mental illness. She always practices in an ethical manner and is a true gatekeeper for the field of nursing.

Laketa offers Facility-Based Therapy Medication Management

Ebony Hudson, MSW, LISW-CP

Ebony Hudson is new to South Carolina, having moved here in July 2018 upon her husband’s retirement from the military. She is originally from the Philadelphia,PA/Southern New Jersey area. She received her BSW from Seton Hall University in 1999 and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She is an LISW-CP in South Carolina. Ebony is a member of the South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She has worked in various aspects of healthcare throughout her career with extensive experience in the area of mental health. She has also provided individual therapy at a Christian Counseling Agency while residing in New Jersey. Ebony has always had a passion for the elderly population and considers it a privilege to work with individuals who have a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and experience. She has a strong desire to help seniors cope with the various life changes that are part of this stage of their life and to do so in a respectful, yet effective manner. She has an eclectic approach to therapy with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Solution Focused Therapy. Ebony has two mottos that greatly influence her as a professional: 1). “If I can positively change the life of one person, I can potentially change the lives of their future generations.” and 2). “If I can positively impact one person, they can positively impact their family, who can positively impact their community, which brings a positive impact on the larger society, and potentially have a positive impact on the whole world. Therefore, I can be a world changer, one person at a time.

Ebony offers Facility-Based Therapy

Sheryl Lamb is a counselor with Premier Counseling in Columbia SC
Sheryl Lamb is a counselor with Premier Counseling in Columbia SC

Ebony Hudson, MSW, LISW-CP

Ebony Hudson is new to South Carolina, having moved here in July 2018 upon her husband’s retirement from the military. She is originally from the Philadelphia,PA/Southern New Jersey area. She received her BSW from Seton Hall University in 1999 and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She is an LISW-CP in South Carolina. Ebony is a member of the South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She has worked in various aspects of healthcare throughout her career with extensive experience in the area of mental health. She has also provided individual therapy at a Christian Counseling Agency while residing in New Jersey. Ebony has always had a passion for the elderly population and considers it a privilege to work with individuals who have a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and experience. She has a strong desire to help seniors cope with the various life changes that are part of this stage of their life and to do so in a respectful, yet effective manner. She has an eclectic approach to therapy with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Solution Focused Therapy. Ebony has two mottos that greatly influence her as a professional: 1). “If I can positively change the life of one person, I can potentially change the lives of their future generations.” and 2). “If I can positively impact one person, they can positively impact their family, who can positively impact their community, which brings a positive impact on the larger society, and potentially have a positive impact on the whole world. Therefore, I can be a world changer, one person at a time.

Ebony offers Facility-Based Therapy

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