Hello, my name is Briana Dodson and I am a second-year Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate student at Liberty University. My experience in emergency service communications and passion for serving others led me to the mental health field. I’m grateful for the opportunity to complete my practicum at Riner Counseling. I hope to be a helpful resource to individuals and couples in the first responder field, as well as those who have experienced trauma, adverse childhood experiences, depression, anxiety, and stress from everyday life.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our lab puppy, Vader. On our days off we can be found taking advantage of the sunshine and hunting, fishing, or just taking a drive. I also enjoy curling up with a good fiction novel.
My name is Kaitlyn Black, and I am a second-year graduate student in The Chicago Professional School of Psychology’s forensic psychology program online. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in child advocacy studies from the University of South Carolina Upstate in 2017. I am born and raised in the Greenville, SC area and familiar with the surrounding areas. I have had a passion for helping others my entire life and found through counseling I would be able to make a career of doing so. I am excited to complete my internship and practicum with Riner Counseling. I am particularly interested in working with clients who present with trauma backgrounds, anxiety, communication needs, and general day to day stressors. I have experience with working with children and adolescents but am open to serving the adult population.
In my free time I enjoy being outside in nature, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and taking my daschund on adventures.
Alexandra “Alex” Tomlin graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Alabama in Early Childhood & Elementary Education in 2019. She is from Birmingham, AL, and moved to South Carolina to pursue her graduate studies. Alexandra graduated from Clemson University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in 2021. After graduation, she opened her own private practice. Alex enjoys working with clients from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds with specific interests in anxiety, substance use, and communication/relationship needs. Research interests include eating disorders and personality disorders. For more information, please visit her private practice website: https://www.reviverenewcounseling.com/
My name is Rebecca Kerr. I graduated cum laude from Clemson University in 2020 with a bachelors of arts in Psychology and Communications. I am originally from Tucson, AZ but moved to SC 9 years ago and moved to the upstate 5 years ago to pursue my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I am currently in my second year of my Masters in the clinical mental health counseling program at Clemson University. I am excited to continue working with a variety of clients with Riner Counseling. I am particularly interested in working with clients presenting with eating disorders, trauma backgrounds, disability concerns, anxiety, mood concerns, and LGBTQ clients.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, playing and collecting video games, watching movies (especially Disney), and playing with my dog, Aloy, and two cats, Milo and Tigger. I am a big advocate in the LGBTQ community and in the chronic illness community.
My name is Maddie Dickert and I am a second year graduate student in Clemson University’s clinical mental health counseling program. Though I am at Clemson now, I went to the University of South Carolina for my undergraduate degree where I was an art major. I have loved art my entire life and believe in the benefits of using creative approaches in counseling. I have experience working with children and adolescents, and I am interested in working with adults as well!
When I’m not counseling I enjoy watching movies, playing board games, drawing, and spending time with friends and family. I am excited to begin at Riner Counseling and grow as a counselor!