Lakeside Family Center, LLC


Call Us:  +1.843.879.4121

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.  

 Amanda Homkey,  Receptionist

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.   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.   

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.  

​ Meet Our Team

 Debra Schmitz, MS Ed, LPC

 Krisstia  "Tia" Sheppard, Medical  Billing/Office Manager

 Marie Parrish, MA, LPC

Hello, I will be the first person you will talk to when you call our office.  My job is to schedule your appointments and any other administrative needs such as faxing records.

                          Meet Our Administrative Team

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

About Us

 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

 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 .

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.  

  Adam Sachs, LPCI

 Blue- Animal Assisted Therapy Dog (in training)