Mrs. Paul-Hill, "CeCe", is the Founder and Owner of Synergy Counseling of Greenwood, LLC. She is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Master Addiction Counselor (MAC). She holds a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of South Carolina and an MA in Counseling from Webster University, St. louis, Missouri. CeCe also holds certifications in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Advanced Traumatic Incident Reduction, Intensive Family Services, Family Mediation and she is certified in Child Custody Evaluation. She holds a Level Three Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification, and holds a Batterer's Intervention Certification (CDV). She conducts individual and family counseling and works with various community services.
Dr. Plowden is a Nurse Practitioner who is able to prescribe and monitor medications for clients at Synergy Counseling of Greenwood. He received his Ph.D. from Walden University in Health Services Administration. He received his MS in Adult Health Nursing from LaSalle University, an MS in Health Administration from Central Michigan University, his BS in Nursing from Pace University and his Associate in Applied Science in Nursing from Philip Beth Israel School of Nursing. He also holds certifications as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Adult) and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Family). Dr. Plowden is a Prepared Nurse leader, Researcher, Educator, Clinician and Advocate. He has 30 years as a Registered Professional Nurse with experience in a variety of clinical and community settings. Dr. Plowden has 8 years of experience as a nationally certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in forensic, child, adult and telepsychiatry.
Suzanne Sneed is an Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in South Carolina. She has a Masters of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Masters of Arts degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. She has served the Students with Diverse Needs population in the public-school classroom for thirteen years, as well as lovingly raised five children of her own. Her counseling emphasis is on children from early childhood to adolescence. The types of counseling include: individual, group, family, and crisis intervention. She has a special interest and burden for children in crisis. Helping individuals, children, adolescents and families thrive is her passion. As a Licensed Professional Counsel Intern, working under the supervision of Earcelia "CeCe" Paul-Hill, lPCS-Candidate, it is her mission to provide a safe space that fosters an environment for change, growth, and healing. In addition to training specific to children's mental health, her background in special education provides me with a thorough understanding of the unique issues that the school age child posits.
Jason has been Executive Director of Upper Savannah Care Services since August of 2004. He received his bachelor's degree in Sociology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in December of 1997. He is a 2010 graduate of Clemson University with a Master's degree in Counselor Education with emphasis on Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Previous to his work at Upper Savannah, he worked for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's STD/HIV Division as a Disease Intervention Specialist. While with DHEC he was a member of the state-wide Syphilis Outbreak Response Team and also was a member of the workgroup that formulated a standardized manual for Disease Intervention Specialists. He has worked in the STD/HIV field for almost 20 years and serves on the statewide Ryan White Part B Peer Review Committee and has served as a member of the Care and Supports Committee of the_ South Carolina HIV Planning Council. He has served on the Advisory board for the Greenwood County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign.
Kervin Searles is a mental health professional with Synergy Counseling and holds a Master of Science in Counseling in Psychology from Troy University, in Augusta, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Anderson University, Anderson, SC. Mr. Searles provides guidance to families on how to support individuals with behavioral health needs and equips families with coping skills to counteract behavioral health needs of family members. He alters behavior that is inappropriate or undesirable for individuals through planned interventions and he promotes development of appropriate responses to environmental stimuli and adaptive interactions. Mr. Searles engages in techniques encouraging and modeling desired behavior and implements personal development plans to ensure the continuing growth of individuals. He establishes and promotes a positive family environment emphasizing member involvement, pro-active communication, cooperation and continual improvement. Mr. Searles also teaches parenting classes and anger management classes.
Cindy Coxie is a mental health professional with Synergy Counseling of Greenwood. She holds a Master of Arts from Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Development from Limestone College. She has over 10 years’ experience as a case manager working with singles and families with physical or mental disabilities children at United Housing Connections, children at a moderate management boys home and Tamassee DAR school.
She has great compassion for those who experienced the pain of tragedy, loss, childhood trauma, abuse, broken relationships, or family dysfunction relying heavily on cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and phyco-education to help individuals get through grief, depression, anxiety, obsessive negative thoughts or destructive behaviors.
She believes that children learn best through play and structured activities utilizing non-directive play therapy techniques to help children learn how to cope with adverse circumstances, ADHD, anxiety, depression and anger. She incorporates parenting tips and techniques for families emphasizing positive reinforcement to improve behavior.
Her scope of expertise reaches individuals, families, and children with a non-judgmental perceptive focused on healing and wholeness.
Kristen Bryan is a nationally certified counselor. She holds a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Liberty University, a M.A.T. in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix, and a B.S. in Healthcare Management from Lander University. She is currently serving as a school counselor in Laurens County School District 55.
Kristen’s passion is working with women and children of all ages to equip, encourage, and empower them to fulfill their life’s purpose.
Amanda Fritz is a mental health professional with Synergy Counseling. She holds a Masters of Education in Counselor Education from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Amanda has over 10 years of clinical experience in treating children, adolescents, and their families, specializing in treating trauma, anxiety, and depression using individual and family therapy. She has worked in many different settings, including private practice, community mental health, residential treatment, and school-based counseling. Amanda believes that change comes with encouragement through the therapeutic alliance and uses cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, art, and play, along with other therapeutic techniques, to address a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges.