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
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
Mark Shaw, LISW-CP, MSW, MBA, CAMS
Mark Shaw is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Mark provides therapy in individual, family, and group formats. He is a motivational speaker who often speaks to youth and specializes in given guidance to formerly/incarcerated individuals. Mark is committed to the mental health and well-being of his clients and all those he encounters. Mark works as a clinical therapist with individuals, families, and groups to assist them with enhancing their lives and giving them the confidence needed to empower themselves.
Mark also has worked with Fresenius Kidney Care for the past 13 plus years where he is a Renal Social Worker. At FKC he continues to provide clients with the tools and resources necessary to become productive members of society despite their condition.
In 2010 Mark founded LAY UP (Leading America’s Youth Upward Program) a 501c3 organization for the purpose of providing a safe haven where inner-city youth participate in a comprehensive program of team activities and academic tutoring that promotes the physical, educational and life skills necessary to prepare and empower them for leadership in their communities and success in their personal lives.
Mark holds a master’s degree from the University of New England in Social Work and an MBA from South University. He attended West Virginia Tech for undergraduate studies where he was a standout basketball player. Mark is an adept sports fan and enjoys researching African American history.
Mark offers Facility-Based Therapy
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
Kevin Faulkenberry, MSW, LISW-CP
Kevin Faulkenberry is originally from Kershaw, SC and, after attending school in North Carolina and Kentucky, settled down in Rock Hill, SC, in 2001.
Kevin has been practicing Social Work for 25 years and comes with experience in community mental health, intensive in-home treatment, long-term care and assisted living facilities, and a few other settings serving various population groups. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Wingate University in Wingate, NC and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Kevin has experience working with the older adult population as well as families and children of all ages. Kevin also was an adjunct instructor in the Social Work program at Winthrop University in Rock Hill for several years and counts this among his most rewarding experiences in the field. Kevin takes a systemic/holistic approach to his work with older clients, incorporating the whole environment as much as possible when working with seniors. He believes in meeting the clients and families where they are, drawing from their own strengths and resources to help organize a complete and thorough support network designed to meet their unique needs.
Kevin offers Facility-Based Therapy
Taylr Graham, MSW, LISW-CP
Taylr (Yes, without the “O”!) is a happily married wife and dog mom. She is a Minnesota transplant living in the Midlands of South Carolina, where she never has to worry about snow. Outside of work Taylr enjoys spending time with family and friends. Scattered around the country she has nieces and nephews whom she loves dearly and visits as often as she can.
She joined the Premier team in June of 2019 as our Corporate Liaison. Taylr has been in office management for several years due to a love of people and organization. Often being the initial point of contact has been a joy for Taylr and her outgoing personality. She has always had a deep respect for the senior community and is proud to work for a company whose vision is to improve their quality of life.