Areas of Expertise:
While Restoring Hope Counseling, LLC works with a variety of populations and issues, the following are the primary areas of focus:
- Anxiety & Depression
- Stress Management
- Childhood & Adolescent Issues
- Pre-marital & Marriage Counseling
- OCD & Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Searching for Purpose or Direction
- Sports Psychology
*This is not an all-inclusive list. If you do not see your need for counseling on this list, please contact us to see if this is an area in which we can help.
Holly, MDiv, LPC
*Holly is not currently accepting new clients*
Holly is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of South Carolina. She holds a Master of Divinity degree in Counseling from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has a wide range of experience working with children, adolescents, women, and men in both the counseling setting and in ministry. Holly loves to see families find healing and better connection with each other, women grow in grace and confidence, and marriages be enriched. Holly enjoys spending time with her precious daughter, her sweet husband, and beloved animals. She is an active member of Renewal Church in Anderson and is incredibly grateful for her church community.
Sawyer, MEd, LPC
*While Sawyer is accepting new clients, he is not accepting new couples at this time*
Sawyer is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of South Carolina. He sees counseling as a process of working through obstacles, thoughts, difficulties, and emotions together in order to grow, become stronger, successful, and more confident in dealing with life. He works with children through adults. His specializations include ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Men’s Issues, Family Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused. His main interest is working with athletes within all sports and of all ages to achieve their personal goals by forming a plan that is specially tailored to their needs. However, he not only works with athletes but with individuals that need help in overcoming life’s obstacles.
Ariana, MA, LPC-A
*Ariana is not currently taking new clients*
Ariana is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with the State of South Carolina. She is originally from Florida where she spent her childhood and the early years of her professional career before moving to South Carolina. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, camping, bouldering, reading, and traveling to new cities with her husband, to whom she has been married for eight years. Ariana received her Bachelor of Science in Health from the University of North Florida studying community health, with a minor in health education. She completed her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Ariana works with teenagers and adults going through depression, anxiety, life transition issues, infertility, grief, and loss. Ariana is passionate about meeting individuals where they are at. She believes in providing a safe, supportive setting where her clients can process and work through any struggles they are facing. Her approach emphasizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies and mindfulness to assist clients in developing the skills and ability to deal with all of life’s transitions
John, MA, LPC-A
John has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. He has worked professionally with families and children collaboratively to engage in positive change. His experience includes working in community-based counseling, social services, and local church ministry. He and his family are originally from Massachusetts, but three years ago moved to South Carolina and now reside in Anderson. He attends Capstone Church in Anderson. He is passionate about working with individuals and families to help discover hope and change in their lives from whatever obstacles stand in the way. He is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and has expertise in working with clients dealing with issues of trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, conduct disorder, and substance use. John focuses on the counseling process to engage individuals in understanding the problems and identifying solutions. John focuses on a perspective that is based on a Christian foundation to engage a holistic approach in counseling.
Kate, MA, LPC-A
Kate is a South Carolina native originally from Greenville. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Anderson University, Kate decided to stick around in Anderson while pursuing her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. As an intern, Kate has had experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Kate has worked with individuals struggling through anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental disorders. She is specifically passionate about developing the adolescent and young adult demographic. Kate strives to meet individuals where they are with empathy and compassion, believing that no one is beyond reach of hope in Christ in the healing process. Kate also currently works with the Student Ministry at Grace Church in Anderson, where she also attends church.
Savannah, MA, LPC-A
Savannah is an Anderson native, and graduated with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and is working to pursue her LPC. She also holds a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling, with an emphasis in Crisis Response and Trauma obtained at Liberty University. Savannah loves working with young adults and families. Some of her specialties include working with broken, divorced, or mixed families to help heal old wounds and create strong, healthy, lifelong bonds. She is also SYMBIS certified, so she can work with couples in premarital and marital counseling. She loves making connections with clients and helping them to realize their own strengths, which leads to growth and healing.
Amanda, MA, LPC
*Amanda is not currently accepting new clients*
Amanda is a licensed professional counselor who has her Bachelor of Arts in Christian Theology from Anderson University and her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She works predominantly with children and adolescents and has experience working with adults and couples. Her specific areas of expertise are trauma and crisis, anxiety, and depression where she delivers evidence-based treatment to help facilitate change that allows the client to achieve their treatment goals.
Kelli, MDiv, LPC-A
Kelli has a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Social Studies and Science, and has now completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) used in trauma therapy, and PREPARE and ENRICH used in marital and premarital counseling. She has also completed training in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Kelli has worked as the billing specialist at Restoring Hope since June 2021, and is now transitioning into seeing clients! As she starts seeing clients at Restoring Hope, she would love to work with a wide range of clients, including clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, marital issues, and more.
Emily, Graduate Counseling Intern
*Emily is not currently accepting new clients*
Originally from High Point, NC, Emily moved to Anderson to complete her undergraduate studies at Anderson University. After graduating from Anderson University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies, Emily decided to stay in South Carolina for a little while longer to begin her Master of Education in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Clemson University.
Emily has been a part of the Restoring Hope team since January 2022 when she completed her undergraduate internship, and then transitioned to her role as our Communications Coordinator in May of 2022.
As she begins her counseling journey, Emily is interested in working with individuals of all ages, especially children and adolescents.
Restoring Hope Counseling, LLC
Located at 416 E. Calhoun Street, Suite B, Anderson, SC 29621
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