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.
Lynnie Leopard has been working in the counseling field for 20 years. She is originally from the Washington Metropolitan area and completed her undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology in Newport News VA, where her initial counseling focus was working with victims of domestic violence.
She ultimately obtained a Master's in Religion and Pastoral Care from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling, a graduate certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and a graduate certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies from the University of South Carolina.
Lynnie has worked in a variety of work settings which include state government, non-profit, federal government and private sector. She has worked in health care management, administration, direct counseling and has spent many years as a clinical trainer.
Lynnie currently holds a State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor certification along with a National Rehabilitation Counselor certification. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. Lynnie is a recovery advocate for both addictions and mental illness and has specialized in trauma recovery, grief recovery, disability management and in treatment of co-occurring disorders. She has been an Associate of Columbia Psychiatric Associates since April 2013.
Trish has been working in private practice for eleven years. Trish received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Western Ontario in London Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Webster University with a Master's in Counseling and is licensed in the State of South Carolina as a professional counselor.
Trish enjoys working with adults, children, teenagers and their families dealing with emotional and behavioral concerns. She believes in collaborating with each individual client in order to build the necessary skills to be successful at home, in school and in social relationships.
Trish works with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defient Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, behavioral problems and life stressors.
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.