Dr. Wiley is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, specializing in General Adult Psychiatry. He has been in practice for over 20 years and has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient and administrative psychiatry. He has written several articles for Current Psychiatry Magazine. Dr. Wiley has been acknowledged as one of South Carolina's Top Psychiatrists for 5 consecutive years and recognized in The Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists. He was Chief of Psychiatry at AnMed Medical Center from 2016-2018 and is on staff at Patrick B Harris State Psychiatric Hospital. He teaches students of Anderson University, University of South Carolina and Gardner Webb University who rotate through the practice.


Dr. Lockard was awarded her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois, and is licensed at the highest level for psychologists in the state of South Carolina. She completed her internship at the Kentucky Department of Corrections where she focused on the treatment of male and female sex offenders. Dr. Lockard has worked extensively providing evaluations for parole hearings and terminally ill patients. She has done research and received training in Chicago with regards to the unique clinical needs of the Latino community and the correctional population.

A native of Puerto Rico, she has a deep appreciation for Latin-American cultures and has studied the dialects, regional influences and cultural nuances of the Spanish language. She is bicultural and bilingual, possessing oral & written fluency in both Spanish and English.

As a forensic psychologist, Dr. Lockard has been designated as an expert witness by several courts. She has performed comprehensive forensic evaluations for municipal, state and federal courts.

Dr. Lockard has worked in a variety of settings including forensic, correctional, Community Mental Health & Autism Clinics, County and Psychiatric Hospitals, Residential Treatment Centers and State Behavioral and Social Services agencies.

Her areas of interest and expertise (all bilingual) include: clinical, criminal forensic, psychosexual and neuropsychological assessment and treatment. She offers group, family and individual psychotherapy services. In addition, she provides cultural competency training for mental health professionals and supervision/training to the pre-doctoral psychology practicum students and post-doctoral psychology residents.


Dr. Keith Plowden is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who holds a BS in Nursing from Pace University in New York, a MS from LaSalle University in Philadelphia & Central University and a PhD from Walden University. He is Board Certified in Adult & Family Psychiatry. He is also a Board Certified Gerontological Nurse. Dr. Plowden is certified in nursing education and has worked as a nurse educator. He has over 30 years experience in both acute care and psychiatry and has published several journal articles on various mental health topics.


Jennifer Burger is a Nurse Practitioner, who is Board Certified in Family Practice. She received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of South Carolina Upstate, and her Master's degree in Nursing, specializing in Family Nurse Practitioner, from South University. She has 14 years of clinical experience as a nurse and has decided to pursue her interest in treating persons with mental health issues.

Anacorita Ellisor, APRN

Anacorita completed her Masters Degree in Nursing at the University of Phoenix and obtained her Post Masters Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She is a Board Certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner. She has a passion for Mental Health awareness and is a strong believer in breaking the stigma of Mental Health/Addiction.

She also was a Covid-19 frontliner who went to New York to provide aid when the pandemic first broke out. Anacorita's goal is to work diligently on behalf of her patients , to make sure everyone is treated and respected as an individual.


Betty Ann Cook is our Practice Administrator. She has over 18 years experience as a Practice Administrator in the psychiatric field. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Nursing. Prior to becoming a practice administrator she worked as a case manager and as Director of a Day Rehabilitation Program for Stroke and Head Injury patients in Texas. She has written protocols and procedures for CARF accreditation for outpatient clinics and has helped with JCAHO accreditation in inpatient settings. As a strong patient advocate, she believes in greater public awareness in the field of mental illness and treatment of mental disorders. Integrity, ethics, professionalism, compassion and patience are constantly utilized as her personal standards of care.


John Epps is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 15 years of experience working with individuals, families and groups. John earned his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his Masters of Social Work from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He has provided counseling and consultation to patients with a variety of issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Substance Abuse, as well as with problems with stress and interpersonal relationships. Depending on each individual's unique needs, John will utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and other therapeutic techniques. John has particular interest in working with the LGBTQ community.


Ryan Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina. He was awarded a Masters in Professional Counseling degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. After initially working with adults for about a year, he turned his professional focus towards the child and adolescent population, which he describes as his "true therapeutic passion".

Mr. Wilson has worked with children, teens and young adults ranging from ages 5 to 21. He utilizes a variety of modalities in regards to individual therapy, including being certified in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and having experience implementing sexualized treatment as well. He lists one of his strengths as his ability to establish "healthy, trusting therapeutic working relationships".

A native of North Carolina, he credits seeing a therapist when he was younger, for depression & anxiety, as having such a positive influence on him, that he switched careers and decided to become a therapist himself. Ryan states that his goals are to have that same positive influence on his patients that his therapist had on on him and to make his patients smile. He constantly strives to provide education, support, encouragement and reassurance to those who are struggling behaviorally and emotionally.

Ryan is an avid sports enthusiast and movie buff. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and young son.


Rene Frialde is a Medical Doctor (MD) who works part-time in our practice. He is certified to prescribe Suboxone and similar medications which are used to treat Opiate Dependence.


Grace Jones is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who specializes in providing family, individual and couples therapy for eating disorders, body image distress, anxiety/stress management and self-esteem issues. She is an Honors Graduate of Furman University with a Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Converse College. Grace has extensive experience offering therapy in outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient levels of care.

She is a skills-based therapist who is committed to providing compassionate, holistic and change-oriented services. She believes that if you are motivated for change, the sky is the limit!


Specializes in eating DO, substance abuse, grief counseling with individuals of all ages. Mindfulness and solution focused


Specialized behavior modifications, correctional population, PTSD, severe mental abuse.


Our friendly, professional and highly trained staff who keep the offices running efficiently!

  • Nicole M. - Receptionist and Referral Coordinator for Psychiatric & Counseling Services
  • Valentina - Office Manager for Counseling & Psychological/Forensic Services - Fluent in English & Spanish
  • Nicole C. - Receptionist and Referral Coordinator for Psychiatric & Counseling Services
  • Marcia -┬áReceptionist and Referral Coordinator for Psychiatric & Counseling Services
  • Stephanie - Receptionist and Referral Coordinator for Psychiatric & Counseling Services
  • Sarah - Receptionist for Counseling & Psychological/Forensic Services