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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 

Denise Coffee

MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Denise holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University in Savannah, GA. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Troy University in Dothan, AL. She is currently licensed as an Associate Professional Counselor for the state of Georgia in addition to a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), and a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). Denise has experience working with clients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She also has experience working with veterans and military families. She is bilingual and can provide services not only in Spanish but also culturally relevant to the Latino community.

Denise believes in developing a collaborative, honest therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect and committed action. She is passionate about empowering clients to see their overall health holistically and take action to improve it. She incorporates a variety of modalities that is integrative and deeply personalized to every client. Denise is a proud Cuban/Mexican Latina, a veteran of the U.S. Army, as well as a military spouse and mother.

Denise Coffee

MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Denise holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University in Savannah, GA. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Troy University in Dothan, AL. She is currently licensed as an Associate Professional Counselor for the state of Georgia in addition to a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), and a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). Denise has experience working with clients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She also has experience working with veterans and military families. She is bilingual and can provide services not only in Spanish but also culturally relevant to the Latino community.

Denise believes in developing a collaborative, honest therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect and committed action. She is passionate about empowering clients to see their overall health holistically and take action to improve it. She incorporates a variety of modalities that is integrative and deeply personalized to every client. Denise is a proud Cuban/Mexican Latina, a veteran of the U.S. Army, as well as a military spouse and mother.

Amanda Gerber

LPC

Amanda has worked for over 10 years of experience as a Therapist working directly with children, youth, and families. She holds a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida with a focus on marriage and family therapy. She has worked primarily in outpatient community-based settings providing individual, family, and group counseling services. Her work in community settings has been with children, teens, and families addressing a range of issues including relationship difficulties, communication breakdowns, and strained family dynamics. Amanda also specializes in the treatment of youth that has engaged in sexually abusive behaviors. She is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. 

Heather Cooper

MS, LPC

Heather Cooper is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Heather earned her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She is presently pursuing her Doctorate of Human Services from Capella University.

Heather embraces an integrated approach to therapy that includes person-centered therapy and cognitive behavior therapy, both of which are evidenced-based treatments and grounded in theory. She enjoys working with adolescents and young adults who struggle with depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, and school-related issues. Heather lives in the Bluffton area with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, going to the beach, and sailing.

Heather Cooper

MS, LPC

Heather Cooper is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Heather earned her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She is presently pursuing her Doctorate of Human Services from Capella University.

Heather embraces an integrated approach to therapy that includes person-centered therapy and cognitive behavior therapy, both of which are evidenced-based treatments and grounded in theory. She enjoys working with adolescents and young adults who struggle with depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, and school-related issues. Heather lives in the Bluffton area with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, going to the beach, and sailing.

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. 

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.

Kristin Nygaard

Clinical Intern

Kristin graduated with her BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of South Carolina – Beaufort. Currently, she is completing her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through South University – Savannah. She aspires to eventually acquire her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Substance Abuse Counseling and Trauma. Ultimately, her goal is to provide people with the help that they need to recover from addiction as well as healthy coping mechanisms to avoid relapse.

Kristin Nygaard

CLINICAL INTERN

Kristin graduated with her BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of South Carolina – Beaufort. Currently, she is completing her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through South University – Savannah. She aspires to eventually acquire her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Substance Abuse Counseling and Trauma. Ultimately, her goal is to provide people with the help that they need to recover from addiction as well as healthy coping mechanisms to avoid relapse.

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.