MEET OUR STAFF
Dr. Malone is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute/University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident. He has 18 years of experience as an inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist. He has served as Chief of Psychiatry for Behavioral Care at Palmetto Health.
Dr. Malone is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry for University of South Carolina School of Medicine Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Malone is board certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and American Society of Addiction Medicine. He treats pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.
Dr. Schnackenberg is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He completed his General Psychiatry at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Schnackenberg completed his Child Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has 46 years of experience in outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care. Dr. Schnackenberg served as Chief of Psychiatry for Behavioral Care at Palmetto Health and Chief for Child and Adolescent Services at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute. He served as the Director of Child Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Schnackenberg has served as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry for The University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He is board certified in General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Schnackenberg treats pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.
Dr. Harper is a Furman University, B.S., Biology, Magna Cum Laude, 1996. She attended USC School of Medicine in Columbia, Cum Laude. Dr. Harper was a part of Psychiatry Residency, Palmetto Health/USC School of Medicine, She has been a Board Certified Diplomate in Psychiatry since 2005.
Dr. Harper is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the USC School of Medicine in Columbia, Dept. of Neuropsychiatry. She has been named as one of the "Best Doctors In America" in psychiatry since 2009. Dr. Harper also specializes in outpatient depressive and anxiety disorders for adults over the age of 23.
Dr. Dion completed her undergraduate studies at Wofford College, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Dion completed her General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry residency at Palmetto Health, Richland and is board certified. Dr. Dion treats pediatric and adult patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Dr. Jones is the daughter of two United States Air Force physicians and moved frequently around the country while growing up. She completed her undergraduate studies, with honors, at Michigan State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. She earned her Medical Doctorate from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.
Dr. Jones completed an internship in General Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI. She then transitioned into psychiatry and completed her General Psychiatry residency at UT Health San Antonio in San Antonio, TX, where she treated civilians, veterans and active military members. Dr. Jones is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Jones treats adult patients in the clinic setting.
Dr. Michelle Peterson is a clinical psychologist, who received her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She completed her Bachelor's degree at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Peterson works at CPA five days a week, mostly conducting psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults (6 and older). She also provides therapy on a limited basis for individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and uses techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Dr. Peterson is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. For more information, see her website: www.michellepetersonphd.com.
Kelly received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of South Carolina. Kelly attended Southwestern University in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas for the majority of her Masters program in Clinical Counseling Psychology and completed it here at The Graduate School at Columbia International University.
Kelly is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of South Carolina and licensed by the NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors). She has worked in both the private and public sectors with adults, children, adolescents and families for approximately 20 years. Her areas of practice are family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma, grief, eating disorders, and addictions. Kelly has worked in the addictions field for twelve years.
Kelly was a member of the Addiction Recovery Center and a clinical manager of a rehabilitation center during her time at Palmetto Health. Kelly was lead therapist for the Day CD IOP and Healthcare Provider Program Coordinator. After ten years with Palmetto Health, Kelly went to work in private practice with Columbia Psychiatric Associates.
Crystal Jones is a licensed psychotherapist who uses an array of theoretical approaches, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Strengths Based Therapy, in treating those with mental health disorders and issues that impact areas of one’s life. Crystal Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Winston-Salem State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She currently works with adolescents and adults who are faced with issues related to anxiety, depression, and anger management.
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Taurus D. Sanders is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Supervisor Candidate, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and National Certified Counselor. He has experience working in the inpatient, corrections and outpatient (public and private) settings with mental health and addiction issues. Prior to counseling, Taurus began his career in law enforcement as a police officer for over 14 years. Taurus specializes in treating trauma related issues, addiction issues (substance abuse and behavioral), adolescent, male/men’s issues, attachment issues, and anxiety/depression.
Taurus earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Argosy University and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Taurus believes in a holistic approach; mind, body, and spirit that restores and strengthens a being of wholeness. Life’s challenges can create a state of dis-ease where people lose a sense of self thereby creating internal conflict, leading to external issues. Taurus is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization), Havening, and other trauma-informed modalities that can be utilized for a client’s specific needs. He currently works with children 9 and above, adults, couples, and families