We offer COVID-19 services for health concerns such as traumatic stress, adjustment to life changes, depression, anxiety, anger, family conflict, and other emotional distress issues. Services are available via Telehealth or in person with all safety precautions in place.

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Office Number

843 547 0200

Our Team

Kimberly Adkins

Clinical Director MS, LPCS

Clinical Director of Hope Performance Systems. Kimberly brings more than 30 years’ experience as a counselor, supervisor, and leader to the Hope Performance Systems team. She holds a Master of Science and Specialist in School Psychology degrees from Winthrop University. Much of her career has been in psychiatric residential treatment facilities for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and adolescents. Her work in community settings has been with all ages. She has very much enjoyed working with more adults while keeping busy with children and teens too. Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Self-harm, Mood Disorders, Oppositional- Defiant Behaviors, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (throughout the life span), Problematic Sexual Behaviors in children and teens, Parent Behavioral Training, and Trauma. She has recently gained the additional specialty of Multi-level Suicide Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. She is working to assess and treat those who are struggling with thoughts of death and suicide; those who have survived suicidal behaviors/attempts and another very important group: those left behind — families and friends of those who die by suicide. Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255 or text HOME to 741741 

Ashley Petitt

MSW, LISW-CP

Ashley is a Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice in both the states of Social Carolina and Hawaii. She has more than ten years of experience supporting individuals and families during some of the most trying times of their lives, such as: mental health and medical crises, onset of psychosis, suicidality, alcohol and substance abuse, sexual assault, life-limiting disease and bereavement. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, serving a wide range of clientele from early childhood to the end-of-life, multiple ethnic and racial backgrounds, and marginalized populations.

Ashley values serving the community she lives in and working collaboratively with community partners to remove barriers to care and creatively support locally identified needs. Ashley applies an integrative approach to therapy that is holistic, client-centered, and empirically supported. She approaches each client as the expert of his/her/their own circumstances, and encourages her clients to call upon natural strengths and resources to support one’s own healing and growth. She holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Smith College School of Social Work and a Bachelors degree in Sociology from University of Social Carolina. Additionally, Ashley is trained as an EAGALA Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner, Certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher, and Healing Touch Level 1 Certified.

Sarah Rasel

M.S., Ed.S., LPES

Assessment Specialist. Sarah is a certified School Psychologist, Level II, by the South Carolina Department of Education and a Licensed Psychoeducational Specialist. Sarah conducts assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults with suspected Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other developmental or social/emotional difficulties. Sarah has previous experience working with children and adolescents in the public school system. She has further experience conducting various types of evaluations and offering corresponding treatment recommendations through her work in private practice. 

Gregory Davis

MA, LPC

Gregory holds a license in South Carolina to practice counseling. His specialties include working with children and families with challenging behaviors, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Gregory received his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and his master’s degree from Arcadia University both in Pennsylvania. Gregory has worked in community mental Health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers.

Gregory Davis

MA, LPC

Gregory holds a license in South Carolina to practice counseling. His specialties include working with children and families with challenging behaviors, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Gregory received his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and his master’s degree from Arcadia University both in Pennsylvania. Gregory has worked in community mental Health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. 

Kim Mackay-Pearson

Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate

Kim Mackay-Pearson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Kimberly Adkins, MS, LPCS. Kim is also a National Certified Counselor.

Kim earned her Master of Science Degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas.  Before moving back to South Carolina, Kim gained years of experience working with hospice patients and their families as a Bereavement Coordinator. In addition, Kim has experience providing services within a community clinic to individuals who were experiencing a lack of permanent housing.

Kim enjoys working in conjunction with other health care providers to meet the whole person and providing a safe space for positive transformation.

When not at work, Kim enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

Angela Wright

Associate Counselor

Angela Wright is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Kimberly Adkins, MS, LPCS. Angela earned her Master of Science Degree in School Counseling from Capella University. Angela is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Angela has previous experience working as a learning coach with students with learning disorders, executive function issues, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder as well as working with underserved communities. Angela prefers to use a person-centered, cognitive behavioral approach with clients.

Ashley Solberg

MA, LPC-A

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Ashley will servce individuals of all ages. She can accept all forms of SC Medicaid as well as self-pay clients. 

Kristin Nygaard

Associate Counselor

Kristin is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate under the supervision of Kimberly Adkins, MS, LPCS.

She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of South Carolina – Beaufort and went on to complete her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through South University – Savannah in 2022. Kristin utilizes an integrative and holistic approach to mental health services in order to meet clients wherever they may be on their journey. She has experience working with adolescents ages 12 years and up who are struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, and more. Kristin aspires to help clients work towards meeting their mental health goals in order to become the best versions of themselves, for themselves.

Yolanda Dryer

Regional Office Manager

Yolanda K. Dryer attended Maryland State University for Business Administration while serving in U.S. Army. She has been working in the medical field for over 20 years as an Operations Manager, Medical Biller, and various other capacities. Her passion is people and keeping a warm friendly smile on everyone’s face.

Amanda Coleman

BS, VP of Human Resources & Compliance

Amanda is an honors graduate from the University of Tennessee where she received her BS in Health and Human Sciences with concentrations in Child & Family Diversity, Family Life Education, and Child & Families at Risk.

Amanda began her employment experiences as an Advocate for survivors of domestic violence through efforts of a non-profit agency in Knoxville, Tennessee. After her move to Savannah, Georgia in 2015 she served as an Operations Manager for a behavioral health center where she further developed her skills in Compliance, policy enforcement, and staff management.

Amanda Coleman

BS, VP of Human Resources & Compliance

Amanda is an honors graduate from the University of Tennessee where she received her BS in Health and Human Sciences with concentrations in Child & Family Diversity, Family Life Education, and Child & Families at Risk.

Amanda began her employment experiences as an Advocate for survivors of domestic violence through efforts of a non-profit agency in Knoxville, Tennessee. After her move to Savannah, Georgia in 2015 she served as an Operations Manager for a behavioral health center where she further developed her skills in Compliance, policy enforcement, and staff management.

Keyshla Texidor

Bilingual Front Desk Administrator

After her move to Bluffton, SC Keyshla found a passion in the Healthcare Field. Her professional experience includes working in diverse roles within the Healthcare Industry. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Services through Bluefield College.

Keyshla is passionate about helping individuals while be aware of the diversity within communities. Being caring and non-judgmental is key in order to embrace the skills to promote positive habits in people’s lives. In her spare time, Keyshla enjoys spending time with her family, new pup, traveling and being spontaneous.

Courtney Snead

Front desk administrator

Courtney is a graduate from Kennesaw State University where she received her BS in Public Health Education. She is also a member of the United States Army where she has served since 2015.

Courtney aspires to eventually get her Master’s in Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology. Courtney has a passion for serving her community. In her spare time, she enjoys being traveling and spending time with family.