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Child

Our child and adolescent mental health services are the most extensive in the tri-county area.  We partner with local area schools to provide counseling services, our medical team offers the very best in psychiatric care, we deliver life changing community support programs, and we provide cutting edge clinical care that produces powerful results for children and their families.

Here is an overview of our growing list of services for children.

Clinic Based Services

Staff and psychiatrists provide patients and families with regularly scheduled appointments in the Dorchester and Charleston Clinics. Services include, but are not limited to: Psychiatric Medical Assessment, Assessment, Case Management and Individual, Family or Group Therapy. Some treatment services may also be offered in the community.

School Based Services

Services to school aged clients are provided to contracted schools within Dorchester and Charleston Counties and throughout the community.

What is School-Based Mental Health?

The SC Department of Mental Health is dedicated to the development of school-based mental health programs across South Carolina. DMH provides mental health programs that are non-stigmatizing and easily accessible to children and their families in the local community. The mission of school-based services is to identify and intervene at early points in emotional disturbances and assist parents, teachers, and counselors in developing comprehensive strategies for resolving these disturbances.

We have counselors in several schools across Charleston and Dorchester counties that provide individual, group, and family treatment and case management services, as needed.

Charleston County Schools

School Mental Health Practitioner Contact Information
A.C. Corcoran Elementary Audrey Spells 843-764-2218
Angel Oak (PBIS) Ericka Goss 843-559-6412
Burke High School Deitrick Middleton 843-579-4815
Baptist Hill High School Adrianna Onwawoma 843-889-2276
Burns Elementary (LINKS) Ravyn Williams 843-745-7113
Chicora Elementary Angela Moore 843-745-7099
DeerPark Middle School Audrey Spells 843-990-5200
E.B. Ellington Elementary Benzene Singleton-Pinckney 843-889-9411
Goodwin (LINKS) Narine Nalbantian 843-767-5910
Greg Mathis Charter High School Simone Smith 843-767-5910
Hunley Park Elementry (PBIS) Tiffany Richardson 843-567-5914
Hursey Tiesha D. Stoney 843-745-7105
James Island Elementary (PBIS) Ericka Goss 843-762-8240
Jane Edwards Elementary Marsha Potter 843-843-2805
Jane Edwards Benzenia Singleton-Pinckney 843-747-6609
Jenkins Academy Marie Parisg & Mindy Curtis 843-747-6609
Ladson Elementary Arica Fishback 843-764-2225
Lambs Elementary Tia Lytes 843-767-5900
Liberty Hill Stacy Lawrence, Bekah Jaeger Myer & Monet Traeye 843-745-3480
Mary Ford Elementary Iroasha Washington 843-745-7131
Memminger Elementary Elison Lafferty 843-724-7778
Minnie Hughes Elementary Benzene Singleton-Pinckney 843-889-2976
Morningside MS India Middleton & Katie Fox 843-745-2000
North Charleston Creative Arts (PBIS) Marsha Potter 843-529-2831
North Charleston Elementary Demetrias Chisolm 843-745-7107
North Charleston High School Savonna Mazyck 843-745-7140
Northwoods Middle School Ti Lytes 843-764-2212
Pepper Hill Elementary (PBIS) Arica Fishback 843-767-5905
Sanders Clyde (LINKS) Mari Bolden 843-724-7783
St. John High School Ericka Goss 843-559-6400
Stall High School Lakell Brown 843-764-2200
Stiles Point Elementary (PBIS) Ericka Goss 843-762-2767

The Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center partners with all schools in Dorchester’s District II and IV for the 2011/2012 school year.

Dorchester County Schools

School Mental Health Practitioner Contact Information
Alston Bailey Elementary Theteka Joyner (843)873-0080
Alston Middle Theteka Joyner
Ashley Ridge High Jennifer Glenn
Beech Hill Elementary Joy Fenton
Charles B. Dubose Middle April Milford 843-875-7012
Dr. Eugene Sires Elementary Monica Hugee (843)695-5205
Eagle Nest Elementary Emily Raines (843)695-2460
Flowertown Elementary Brandi O’Connell (843)871-7400
Fort Dorchester Elementary Monica Hugee (843)832-5550
Fort Dorchester High School Reina Kain (843)760-4450
Givhans Alternative High Travis Holmes
Gregg Middle Yolanda Sanders (843)871-3150
Joseph Pye Elementary Monica Hugee (843)695-2979
Knightsville Elementary Yolanda Sanders
Newington Elementary Brandi O’Connell (843)871-3230
Oakbrook Elementary Candice Kennedy (843)821-1165
Oakbrook Middle Candice Kennedy (843)873-9750
Odyssey Educational Center Melba Bryan & Tasha Pittman (843)462-2270
R.H. Rollings Middle Jamie Kierpiec
River Oaks Middle Emily Raines (843)695-2470
Spann Elementary Jamie Kierpiec
Summerville Elementary Jamie Kierpiec
Summerville High Laeandra Sanders (843)873-6460
William M. Reeves Elementary April Milford (843)695-2450
Clay Hill Elementary Melba Bryan
Harleyville-Ridgeville Elementary & Middle Cheryl Benson
Sand Hill Elementary Jennifer Glenn (843)695-5201
St. George Middle Melba Bryan
Williams Memorial Elementary Karen Williams
Windsor Hill Elementary Jacquetta Mitchell (843)760-9820
Woodland High Tashia Pittman

How to make a school based referral:

To refer to a clinician in a partnering school, ask your child’s principal, guidance counselor or teacher for referral form for the mental health counselor in your school. If you have any questions about school based services, please call one of our clinics and a staff member will be happy to assist you!

Links To Success

Links to Success is a Trident United Way (TUW) collaboration in which Communities in Schools and Boys and Girls Club staff serve as Integrated Services Providers, coordinating the services of a variety of Linking Partners (funded by the TUW) that all work together in several at-risk schools. Linking partners include the following:

Department of Mental Health, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Trident Area, Wings for Kids, Lowcountry Foodbank, Lowcountry Earth Force, SC Maritime Foundation, Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Tricounty Family Ministries, East Cooper Community Outreach, Family Services, Inc., Adult Education, and Increasing H.O.P.E.

The Links To Success sites for the 2010-2011 school year that Charleston Dorchester Mental Health serve include: Memminger Elementary School, North Charleston Elementary School, Goodwin Elementary, Haut Gap Magnet School of Advanced Studies, Mary Ford Elementary, Sanders Clyde Elem., and Harleyville/Ridgeville.

Dee Norton Low Country Children’s Center (DNLCC)

Our staff are located at DNLCC to provide assessments and treatment to children and adolescents who are victims of sexual and/or physical abuse. Parents/caregivers participate in parallel treatment with their children and are provided support and education on abuse issues. Therapists make necessary reports to appropriate agencies and coordinate beyond the making of the report to help meet the family’s needs. Staff participate in a weekly multi-agency staffing to support treatment. Staff may also be called upon to testify in family and criminal court proceedings.

Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)

CDMHC team members are stationed at the DJJ offices in Charleston and Dorchester Counties to work with juveniles referred for emotional/behavioral/psychiatric problems and ordered to Juvenile Court.

Department of Social Services (DSS)

Staff work with DSS referred clients/families to promote reunification and provide family preservation services for foster and adopted children.

Out-of-Home Placements

CDMHC has a very structured plan for placing children out of the home and keeping them in the least restrictive placements possible. All efforts are made to keep children in the home.  Staff work with placement agencies/treatment centers and other involved agencies to monitor treatment services and ensure focus is on reunification, transition to independent living, and/or step downs to lower levels of care. Case management services are provided to clients and their families in all placements, including those committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice facilities.

PCIT (Parent Child Interactional Therapy)

PCIT is an evidence based treatment for children ages 2-7 who may be experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. Treatment focuses on improving the quality of the relationships between parents and their children which leads to better behavior and more positive interactions between parents and their children. PCIT is a weekly intervention that usually takes most families 12 to 15 weeks to complete. There is a lot of evidence to support the effectiveness of PCIT. Positive changes in children’s behavior are seen at home, school, and daycare settings. Click here to learn more…

Youth In Transition

Staff provide an array of therapeutic and case management services for young people, ages 16 – 21, who have a history of serious emotional/behavioral problems. Goals of the program are for youth to complete their education, attain full/part-time employment and decrease time in psychiatric and Department of Juvenile Justice facilities.

Upcoming Events

2017 Lowcountry Mh Conference!!
July 27-28, 2017
www.lowcountrymhconference.com

Art of Recovery Reception!
May 27, 2017 4pm - 6pm
Upper Lance Hall
The Circular Congregation Church
Food and Beverages Served
Live Entertainment
Free of Charge

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Contact Us

Charleston Clinic: (843) 852-4100
Dorchester Clinic: (843) 873-5063
Business Office: (843) 212-8980
TTY: (800) 647-2066
Videophone: (803)807-2701