Lakeside Family Center, LLC

Call Us:  +1.843.879.4121

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.   I have 17 years experience  working with individuals, couples, and adolescents.  Throughout my career I have helped clients with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, stressful events, parenting issues, and divorce.  I believe in the power of counseling services and know that it will give you skills and supports you may need to get through tough times in life.

 Anthony Finke, MA, LPC

 Mandy Walker, MA, LPC

  Satura Long, LPCA

  MaryBeth Simmons, LPCA

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.   I am experienced working with children, teens, and adults in various settings.  It would be a privilege to be a part of your journey.  I will help provide tools you will need to overcome and manage depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, trauma, and substance abuse.  I have over 15 years working in agency and private practice helping families during times when life can become overwhelming.  I appluad you for having the courage to reach for help and invest in yourself.  

 Kiara Walker, Receptionist

 Amanda Homkey,  Receptionist

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.   I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families.  I have worked with families for over 15 years.  My clinical experience includes working with individuals who are deaf and/or multiply disabled, victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and children with emotional issues.  Also, I have worked with active duty service members and their family.  As a counselor with Lakeside Family Center, I am committed to providing compassionate, personalized, and practical care .

Hello, I may be one of the first persons you will talk to when you call our office.  I work at the front desk area during the afternoon and evening hours.  My job is to schedule your appointments and any other administrative needs such as faxing records.

I have worked several years in private practice as a Licensed Profession Counselor.  I truly enjoy working with all ages, helping them with challenges in their lives that caused them emotional distress.  Also, I enjoy working with couples, helping them develop skills to build trust and manage conflict successfully.  I strive to help clients improve quality of life and personal relationships.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I have over 20 years of experience helping individuals and families with mental illness, addiction, child abuse, trauma, and divorce.  My goal as CEO/Director of Lakeside Family Center, LLC  is to provide you and your family  the best quality care in a warm, caring, non-judgmental environment.  Our team is made up of experienced, caring professionals who have the skills to work with both children and adults with many different types of issues.   Please feel free to stop by or give us a call if you have any questions about our services.  

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.   I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families.  I believe in helping people resolve current life problems through a collaborative process of identifying, focusing, exploring, and evaluating, while also encouraging clients to keep the big picture" of their lives in mind.  The big picture is that which brings meaning, purpose, satisfaction, and emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being to the client's life--what they want and who they want to be.   

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.  I enjoy working with teens and young adults.  I believe counseling can be helpful in coping with the many transitions life has to offer.  In my work with teens and young adults, I help them work through their struggles in a safe and caring environment.  I offer the support and teach the skills needed to help empower my clients to make changes in their life they desire.    

Hello, I will process your insurance from the time of intake call and throughout your services with us.  I will notify you of co-pay and/or any deductibles.  I am the office manager of Lakeside Family Center.  I am available Monday-Friday to answer any questions you may have about the services we provide at Lakeside Family Center.

Lakeside Family Center, LLC was established in 2010 to provide a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment for families to seek professional, quality counseling services.  Our team of experience professionals work together to provide the best quality care for families in our community.  

  Adam Sachs, LPCA

 Blue- Animal Assisted Therapy Dog (in training)

​ Meet Our Team

 Debra Schmitz, MS Ed, LPC

 Krisstia  "Tia" Sheppard, Medical  Billing/Office Manager

 Marie Parrish, MA, LPC

Hello, I may be one of the first persons you will talk to when you call our office.  I work at the front desk area during the day shift.  My job is to schedule your appointments and any other administrative needs such as faxing records.

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families.  My goal in therapy is for my clients to unveil their true strength and potential. I am strength based and solution-focused. I collaboratively work with client to explore what it is they want to work on, and how I can assist them with the process. I believe in the beauty of everyone having a voice and everyone being capable of having their own perspective.

  Dawn Simmons, LPCA

                          Meet Our Administrative Team

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.  I enjoy working in a collaborative manner with clients to help them achieve their therapeutic goals, whether it be to gain personal insight, improve self or relationships, find empowerment, or just “feel better” in general. Through this therapeutic partnership, it is my goal to offer clients the tools necessary for growth and betterment in a comfortable, welcoming environment, wherein clients feel safe in sharing their personal journey. I have experience in working with children, families, and adults, and I look forward to working with you to meet your therapeutic needs.

Blue is our Animal Assisted Therapy Dog.  Her trainer is Debra Schmitz, LPC.   Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is the use of certified therapy animals as part of a therapeutic plan.  Therapy dogs truely make a difference in the lives of the people they meet.  

​ Elizabeth Vinson, CEO  MA, LPC

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