School Based Team

Our In-school services are convenient for both children and families because counseling is provided during the school day. School-based counseling allows families better access to the counselors and resources available to them. Our school based counselors have a presence throughout Anderson District 1, including elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

Inquire About Our School Based Program

If your child is a current student at Anderson District 1 and would like for one of our counselors to provide services, please reach out to your child's school counselor or teacher to learn more. You can also speak with our Intake Coordinator, Susan Elter at or (864) 283-0637, ext. 200.

Complete Our Intake Paperwork for School Based Services

If you are interested in receiving services for your child or family, please complete our intake packet (links below) and return it to your child’s teacher OR you may complete a referral on our website.

Make a referral for School Based Services

New Patient Paperwork for School Based Services (English)

New Patient Paperwork for School Based Services (Español)


Dorothy Rainey, MA, LPC
School Based Therapist

Bio coming soon!


Stephanie Smith, MSW, LMSW
School Based Therapist

Stephanie is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and received her Bachelors degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, in Interdisciplinary Studies of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice. She received her Masters degree also from the University of South Carolina, Columbia in Social Work.

Stephanie has a background experience working with children and adolescents in a school setting who have difficulties with various issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, trauma related disorders, Grief and ASD. She also utilizes different therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, play techniques and art techniques. She has completed all required trainings to implement Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Triple P Parenting.

Stephanie was born and raised in Greenville, SC. When she is not working she can be found attending or watching all Gamecock sports. She is an avid college football games and attend all games in the fall. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Bud. Stephanie loves creativity and doing arts and crafts.


Wayne Owens, MA, LPCA
School Based Therapist

Wayne is a Licensed Profressional Counselor Associate (LPCA) and graduated with his master’s degree from Concordia University in the Spring of 2019. Wayne has worked with children of all ages and has a passion for helping those who have experienced traumatic events. Wayne has experience seeing clients with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma/abuse, ADHD, anger management, ODD/conduct disorders, substance abuse disorders, and adjustment disorders.

Over the years, he was learned skills, such as crisis de-escalation, self-regulation in high stress environments as well as helping the clients learn coping skills of their own. Wayne also learned to train others in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI). TCI is a crisis management program developed for use in congregate care by Cornell University.

If Wayne were to be a superhero, he would be Spiderman. Spiderman seeks to help others and use his powers to protect those around him. He also has some amazing abilities such as his “spidey sense.” As a counselor you learn to use your senses to guide clients so that you can help them interpret the effects of their trauma and mental illness. Wayne also connects with Peter Parker as he has also been through many traumatic events in his lifetime, yet he strives to continue moving forward and assisting others. As Uncle Ben said, “with great power comes great responsibility.”