Our Team

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 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 daughters, her sweet husband, and beloved animals. She is an active member of Renewal Church in Anderson and is incredibly grateful for her church community.

Self-Pay: $120 for the intake session and $110 for every subsequent session

Insurance: BCBS

Sawyer, MEd, LPC

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. He enjoys working with clients of all ages, focusing on depression, anxiety, OCD, stress, and ADHD, using multiple modalities. 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. 

Self-Pay: $120 for the intake session and $110 for every subsequent session

Insurance: BCBS


Ariana, MA, LPC

Ariana is a Licensed Professional Counselor 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 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

Self-Pay: $110/session

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.

Self-Pay: $100/session


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. Kate worked with children and adolescents in the past, but is now passionate about serving the college-aged population. Trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Kate has worked with individuals struggling through anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental disorders.  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.

Self-Pay: $100/session

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 has spent most of her career working with children, adolescents, couples, and adults, providing practical interventions, treatment planning, family support services, psychosocial rehabilitation, and teaching behavior modification skills to help broken families heal. She has specific expertise, training, and/or experience in areas such as personality disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, family discord, and divorce. She is also a SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before it Starts) certified instructor and loves working with couples to heal past wounds and promote new growth within their relationship. She believes that each client is the expert in their own life and loves to help guide individuals on their journey of self-discovery.

Self-Pay: $100/session


Amanda, MA, LPC

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. 

Self-Pay: $120 for the intake session and $110 for every subsequent session

Insurance: BCBS

Donna, MA, LPC-A

Donna received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. She has experience working with young adults and she enjoys working with children, youth as well as adults in various walks of life. She has been a military wife and is familiar with the challenges of relocation, career discovery as well as stress management and time management.

She has a passion to help clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief and uses an eclectic approach with a variety of techniques which are personalized to meet the individual’s need. Donna believes that you are the expert of your own life, and your strengths have the ability to assist you in overcoming the challenges you face. Taking the first step in discovering a fulfilling life takes courage and she is here to support and empower you in that journey. 

Self-Pay: $100/session


Morgan, MA, LPC-A

Morgan recently graduated with her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She is also has a trauma certificate through Richmont in hopes of helping those who have endured unspeakable pain find hope and healing.

Morgan has a passion for helping clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, faith-based issues, and body image/disordered eating, and she uses a person-centered theoretical framework that integrates a variety of techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and strengths-based therapy. Her goal as a counselor is to meet people where they are, to provide a safe space where they feel heard and supported throughout their journey, and to encourage her clients in pursuit of their goals.  

Self-Pay: $100/session


Emily, MEd, EdS, LPC-A, NCC

Emily has graduated with her Master’s of Education and Educational Specialist’s degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University in 2024, and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor as of May 2024.

Emily enjoys working with adolescent, young adult, or adult clients working through transitions, anxiety, boundary issues, depression, or a variety of other life stressors. She offers individual, couple, and family counseling through various theoretical approaches. I tend to use a person-centered framework but also integrate various techniques from theoretical orientations such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and more.

Her goal is to help clients process their experiences, traumas, and stressors they have encountered and working with them to integrate these things with their daily lives.

Emily is only providing virtual, Telehealth sessions at this time.

Self-Pay: $100/session

Aubrey, Graduate Counseling Intern

Aubrey is a graduate counseling intern studying at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to get her Master of Arts in Counseling. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Anderson University in Christian Studies. After graduating from Anderson University, Aubrey and her husband lived in New Orleans for a year to begin her counseling education before moving back to Anderson, SC.

Aubrey is passionate about helping individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, as well as other difficulties through therapeutic interventions and goal-oriented direction. Aubrey is looking to work mostly with adolescents and young adults but welcomes anyone into a session. Aubrey also takes a strong interest in working with adolescent and collegiate athletes. 

Self-Pay: $90/session


Sarah, Graduate Counseling Intern

Sarah is a graduate-level intern pursuing her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Liberty University. She has always had a heart for sitting with people in their brokenness and helping them find a glimmer of hope.

Throughout her studies, she has developed a deep love for helping clients achieve their personal goals related to mental and emotional wellness. She is interested in working with people of all ages and populations, especially those walking through the issues of anxiety, depression, self-esteem and body image concerns, feeling “stuck,” and grief. She also has experience counseling women who have experienced trauma and has a special passion for working with this population.

She believes healing happens and resilience grows when people have a place where they feel safe and heard, and she is excited for the opportunity to be that for the clients she works with at Restoring Hope.

Self-Pay: $90/session


Contact Us

Restoring Hope Counseling, LLC

Main Location: 416 E. Calhoun Street, Suite B,  Anderson, SC 29621

Secondary Location: 500 E. Calhoun Street Anderson, SC 29621


Phone: (864) 642-1171

Fax: (864) 987-8580


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