Outpatient Team

Wonder Woman

Tamara Siders, MA, LPCS
Outpatient Therapist

Tamara Siders received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Clemson University. She also has a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Webster University. Tamara is an LPC and a LPCS, and is a NCC Nationally Certified Counselor. She is TFCBT and CALOCUS certified. Tamara is in the process of completing Clemson University’s program to become a Board Certified Behavior Analysis, as well as training to become a Registered Behavior Technician.

Tamara loves boutiques and traveling.

Her chosen superhero is Wonder Woman. Tamara chose Wonder Woman because she is able to battle the daily struggles of life while providing and caring for two children as a single mother, including one diagnosed with ASD, as well as attend school, work a full time job, and maintain her online boutique.

Captain Marvel

Lindsay Oswald, M.Ed, LPC
Outpatient Therapist

Lindsay enjoys providing a positive strengths based approach to therapy because she believes that children and families possess strengths, resources, and the ability to overcome adversity. She provides a laid back nonjudgmental approach to therapy and loves working to empower and instill hope in children and their families each day. Lindsay graduated from Clemson University with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and also certified to administer CALOCUS Assessments.

Lindsay also received her bachelors degree in Business Management from Clemson University and provides the marketing and outreach for Carolina Family Services. She enjoys being able to speak to the community about the remarkable work Carolina Family Services has provided as well as all of the companies plans for the future. Lindsay hopes that through her marketing and outreach she will be able to help maximize the numbers of families whose lives can be positively impacted in our community. If you are interested in hearing more about Carolina Family Services or would like someone to come speak to your organization please email Lindsay at lindsay@carolinafamily.org requesting information.

Lindsay lives in Greenville with her husband and dog, Piper. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, traveling, cooking, crafting, and Clemson football! If Lindsay could be a superhero she would be Captain Marvel so that she could pursue her love to travel at super human speed and utilize her strength and sixth sense to know how best to help others in a therapeutic setting.

Iron Man

Tayla Fortenberry, M.Ed, LPCi
Outpatient Therapist

Tayla Fortenberry graduated from Converse College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She received a Masters of Education from Gardner-Webb University, specializing in Mental Health Counseling. Tayla has experience working with adolescents in a residential setting.

Tayla would be Iron Man if she were a super hero. She admires his intelligence, independence and creativity. Iron Man uses his intelligence and creativity to help the other super heroes better their gifts and talents. His company serves others and encourages others to become the best superheroes they can be.

Storm

Rayniece Young, M.Ed, LPC
Outpatient Therapist

Rayniece’s greatest reward as a therapist is helping clients discover ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. Rayniece completed her Bachelors in Science in psychology in 2012, with a minor in Religion. She received a Masters of Education and Education Specialist in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2014 at Clemson University. Rayniece is certified in TF-CBT. She received her clinical training at Hampton PRTF and is licensed by the state of South Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.

Rayneice provides clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment in order to warrant that they have a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want. She incorporates the techniques within the theories of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy to ensure that each of her client’s unique needs are met.

Rayniece has a professional membership within American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Rayniece’s hobbies include competing in marathons and engaging in outdoor activities with family and friends. Rayniece enjoys various teas and brownies.

Raven

Katy Linich, Ed.S, LPCi
Outpatient Therapist

Katy is an outpatient therapist who enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She received her Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Clemson University, and went on to get an Education Specialist degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from the University of South Carolina. She enjoys working with families to help children and their parents analyze their family dynamics and improve their relationships. She has a special interest in working with individuals with physical disabilities and chronic illness, as well as having a special place in her heart for working with parents and couples.

In her free time, Katy enjoys watching college football (Go Tigers!), cooking and baking, and taking road trips to explore the southeast. Some fun facts about Katy include:
- She was in marching band at Clemson and plays several instruments
- She has a corgi named Violet
- Her favorite type of food is a solid tie between Mexican and Indian

If she were a superhero, she would be Raven from Teen Titans, because Raven is an empath who can sense how other people are feeling. Raven has the power to control other peoples’ emotions and Katy helps people learn to control their own emotions. Katy wishes she had Raven’s power of absorbing peoples’ pain so they can heal faster!

Green Lantern

Elizabeth Nihart, M.Ed, LPC
Outpatient Therapist

Elizabeth Nihart is a Licensed Professional Counselor in good standing. She holds a Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University, and has been a professional counselor since August 2016. Her counseling experience and practice ranges from child to adult. She takes an inviting, reflective approach to people’s problems. Her approach is derived from Reality therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, and Family Systems. She also uses techniques from Client-Centered and Brief Solution-Focused therapy as well. In her free time Elizabeth loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family. Some of her favorite things include books, swimming, Star Wars, and Harry Potter.

Dr. Who

Dr. Amy Levenson, MD
Psychiatrist

Dr. Amy Levenson believes in community psychiatry, working collaboratively with parents, teachers, and other professionals. She graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1987. Dr. Levenson completed her general psychiatry residency in 1990 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and she obtained a Fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry from the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in 1992. Dr. Levenson is board certified in both general and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Levenson has been practicing psychiatry in the upstate of South Carolina since 2003. She is married with two adult children, two dogs and one cat.

Dr. Levenson chose Dr. Who (the 11th doctor) to be her superhero. Dr. Who is one of her favorites because (as the doctor says) bow ties are cool!