Outpatient Team

Wonder Woman

Tamara Siders, MA, LPC, LPCS, NCC
Outpatient Program Director

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 Safety Care, 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 has been a part of the CFS team since 2011 and specializes working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Parenting issues.

In her spare time, Tamara enjoys traveling and hopes to explore the world. She is interested in photography, cooking and boutiques.

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.

Flash

Amanda Hock, MA, LPCA
Outpatient Therapist

Amanda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Spanish from Furman University. Following her graduation, she received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University.

Amanda joined CFS in 2018 and enjoys working with children and adolescents of all ages. As a LPCA and National Certified Counselor (NCC), she is passionate about working with issues related to anxiety, depression, body image concerns, and trauma. Her ultimate goal in counseling is to empower individuals to utilize their personal strengths to find a sense of well-being in their lives.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time outside, teaching ballet barre classes, and discovering a recipe for the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie.

If Amanda were a superhero, she would be the Flash because she is always on-the-go and she is passionate about advocating for others.

Wolverine

Brandon Dill, MA, LPCA
Outpatient Therapist

Brandon graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate in May 2012 with his Bachelors of Science in Experimental Psychology. During his time there, he completed a year of research looking at how varying levels of test anxiety can both positively and negatively influence student’s ability to perform well in an academic setting. Shortly after, Brandon was accepted into Gardner-Webb’s Mental Health Counseling program where he received his Master’s degree in December of 2016.

Prior to joining CFS in 2019, Brandon worked at a Medication-Assisted Treatment facility in Spartanburg while volunteering at a private practice called Victory Counseling. Brandon chose to be a therapist because he wants to provide his clients with the tools and techniques to heal themselves. He is currently working on obtaining his full license as a mental health counselor (LPC).

Brandon has helped those battling addiction, those suffering from anxiety and/or depression, individuals who needed anger management, and victims of domestic violence. His goals are to provide quality treatment, provide alternative strategies for parents with disciplining their children, cultivate an environment for his client’s personal growth, and give back to the community in ways it has already given to him.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, reading, listening to all genres of music, trying new foods, and watching sports.

Wolverine would be Brandon’s superhero of choice because of his willingness to always help the helpless, his enhanced senses, and his special healing powers. Just like Wolverine, Brandon said “life has given me wounds and it was up to me to heal those”.

Superman

Chris Bradt, MA, LPCA
Outpatient Therapist

Chris Bradt, a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, is a mindfulness-based therapist on the Outpatient Counseling team. Chris approaches his work from a non-judgmental stance with an unwavering belief in the basic goodness of each individual. He believes that by compassionately and bravely addressing the fear and pain in our lives we can unlock our tremendous, innate potential for health and growth. Chris strives to provide a safe and supportive setting in which that potential can be realized.

Chris received his master's degree in Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and has been trained in gestalt therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention, among other modalities. He has experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including working for the Autism Society of North Carolina for nearly 3 years prior to graduate school.

In his leisure time, Chris enjoys playing outside, especially cycling, trail running, hiking, and camping. He takes great pleasure in reading and listening to music. He is also an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves. The superhero he most appreciates is Superman because of Chris's belief that within our seemingly "ordinary" selves exists great powers for good.

Gamora

Melinda “Mindy” Tyson, MS, LPC
Outpatient Therapist

Mindy received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and received her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Saint Cloud State University.

Her passion is helping clients work through their difficult experiences and learn to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Since joining CFS in 2017, Mindy works with children, adolescents, families, adults and couples experiencing a variety of issues. With her training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindy’s specialties include working with individuals who are on probation, have engaged in offending behavior, sexual issues, or who have experienced trauma in their lives.

If she were a superhero, she would be Gamora due to Gamora’s drive for justice and working through the difficulties she has been faced with.

Outside of the office, Mindy has a passion for photography and enjoys being in nature. Her favorite quote is “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” by Mahatma Gandhi.

Elastigirl

Sarah Fuller, MA, LPCA
Outpatient Therapist

Sarah graduated from University of South Carolina-Aiken (USCA) with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and earned her Master of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology at USCA. She is also Level 1 Certified in Relational Living Therapy.

Sarah joined CFS in 2018 and enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), depression, anxiety, a history of trauma, and other mental health problems. Sarah focuses on helping people to overcome their difficulties and capitalize on their own unique strengths. She empowers parents to make positive changes in their family dynamics utilizing research-backed positive parenting techniques. During her sessions, she utilizes evidenced-based practices, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-based interventions.

When she is not helping her clients to become the best versions of themselves, she enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and riding horses.

If she was a superhero, she would be Elastigirl because she is dedicated to helping those in need while being committed to her family.

Snoopy

Sarah Olma, M.Ed, LPC
Outpatient Therapist

Sarah has her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Winthrop University and her Masters in Counseling for Clemson University; she is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is Alternatives for Families - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) certified.

Sarah joined CFS in 2016 and works with children and teenagers who are displaying behavioral issues (ODD, ADHD), some may be in foster care and may have DJJ involvement.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys finding "foodie spots" with her fiancé, Christopher. Sarah is a fan of Clemson Football, Boise State Football, NY Giants and Duke Basketball. Sarah also has a sneaker collection that's always growing. Sarah really loves dogs and would love a Bulldog or German Shorthaired Pointer. Sarah loves to make people laugh and has been known to prank her wonderful co-workers.

If Sarah were a superhero, she would be Snoopy because he is awesome, loyal, happy and good natured.

Black Panther

Terance Dawkins, MS, LMSW
Outpatient Therapist

Born and raised in Spartanburg, SC, Terance is a Licensed Master Social Worker, who received his Bachelor & Master of Social Work Degrees from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.

Prior to joining CFS, he previously worked for 2 years with Department of Social Services as an Investigator for child abuse and neglect cases. Terance also has experience working as a School Social Worker and Hospital Social Worker. As a Social Worker by trade, Terance believes he does not change his clients, but rather his clients change themselves as he views himself as a resource to help facilitate this change.

Terance currently works with children and adolescent clients diagnosed with Conduct Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and Autism. During each session, he likes to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focus Therapy.

In his spare time, Terance enjoys watching movies, spending time with his dog, Zoey, and traveling with friends. He is also a proud of member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

If Terance could be a superhero, he would be Black Panther as he is family oriented, and selfless by using his resources to help others.

Captain America

Juliana Wade, MA, LPCA
Outpatient Therapist

Juliana loves her job as an Outpatient Therapist. Juliana has been part of the CFS family since 2018 and works with a variety of populations. Her specialties include childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, ADHD, and life transitions. She is certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Juliana received her graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University. Her passion for helping others goes beyond therapy, as she also has a deep love for nonprofit business work. Juliana loves animals, especially dogs. Her long-term goal in life would be to open a 501(c)(3) that utilized animal therapy to promote mental health in children.

If Juliana were a superhero, she would be Captain America, because he proves loyalty and honor can take you extremely far.