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Dr. Bagnell

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

SC License #1548

Dr. Bagnell began his career in California where he worked in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities and community mental health centers. In these settings, he provided treatment for patients experiencing severe symptoms of mental illness as well as problematic behaviors and difficulties regulating emotion. He now specializes in the treatment of trauma. He utilizes dynamic and relational approaches and incorporates the use of evidence-based treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). He is also trained in the use of eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). He conducted psychological assessments to help clarify diagnoses, guide treatment recommendations, support allocation of disability benefits, and school accommodations. Please review Dr. Bagnell's curriculum vitae below:

Narumi Amador
 

Licensed Professional Counselor

SC License #6550

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Narumi Amador is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in South Carolina, and provides services in both English and Spanish. She has experience working with clients of a variety of ages, genders, religions, ethnicities, races and sexual orientations. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families. She works using an eclectic, approach that integrates evidence-based, client-centered and attachment-based perspectives to help her clients see their unique strengths and work through their life challenges. 

 

Narumi has expertise in working with families. Her approach with children is through play as a certified Play Therapist, and she utilizes the evidenced-based Positive Parenting Program (Level 4 Certification) perspective with parents. Narumi also has expertise in her work with trauma and also holds a national certification in Trauma-Focused CBT. 

 

Narumi is warm, welcoming, and guided by the belief that people are doing the best they can and have an inherent ability to change. She is passionate about providing a safe, authentic, and culturally sensitive space, where clients can explore, process, and be challenged with empathy and compassion. 

 

Outside of her clinical work, Narumi values a good conversation with colleagues and friends, spending time with her family, traveling, and being a cheerleader in her children's singing, dancing and martial art events. 

Jaclyn Sload
 

Licensed Professional Counselor

SC License #7776

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Jaclyn Sload serves as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with extensive experience working with a broad spectrum of clients in order to assist them in meeting their therapeutic goals. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, she provides an environment that is relaxed, collaborative in nature, and supportive. She understands that each person and situation is unique, and utilizes an integrated approach to therapy. She strives to empower you in expanding healthy awareness to reach your goals and promote resiliency. She utilizes a biopsychosocial approach to treatment, acknowledging that biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors all contribute equally to our overall well-being.

 

Jaclyn is particularly passionate about health psychology, which is her primary area of research as well as community involvement. She believes that many behavioral and psychological variables can impact overall physical well-being and various medical conditions. She focuses on understanding how people react to, cope with, and recover from illness, as well as the most effective ways to control pain or change poor health habits. This can include but is not limited to problems involving chronic pain, disordered eating, developing healthier habits, and promoting overall wellness.

 

Her other specialties include anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship concerns, self-esteem problems, life transitions, developing healthy coping skills, and improving communication skills.

 

Outside of her professional life, Jaclyn enjoys traveling, kayaking, fitness, and spending time with her husband and three rescue dogs. She is an avid Gamecock fan, and loves cheering them on in person! She loves a strong cup of coffee, a good book, and any type of documentary (bonus points for true crime).

Dr. Forslund

Postdoctoral Resident
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Dr. Katie Forslund is a Clinical Psychologist currently working under the supervision of Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Nick Bagnell. She has worked with teens, adults, veterans, and LGBT community members experiencing a wide array of challenges and across a variety of settings including community mental health, college counseling, corrections, and hospitals. Dr. Forslund has experience conducting a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches and prefers an integrated style that allows space for the experiences, perspectives, and life challenges unique to each individual. She works to cultivate a warm and trusting environment and also enjoys the use of humor in session. Working on yourself and facing challenges head-on can be
uncomfortable, and at times grueling, so humor can be a great tool in easing the anxiety that is likely to arise.


Dr. Forslund has a passion in working with clients having difficulties with depression and anxiety stemming from issues related to life transitions, grief, relationship concerns, poor stress management, and work-life imbalances. She uses an integrated evidence-based approach in addressing these difficulties, which includes mindfulness (self-awareness), emotion regulation,
and interpersonal effectiveness. These approaches build skills for setting and maintaining healthy boundaries and effective communication. She also helps clients to find purpose, value, and meaning in life to help improve self-esteem.


Dr. Forslund’s approach to therapy is to clarify what brings you to therapy and explore how and why that is happening. During this process, themes will be collaboratively drawn out and integrated in order to build an understanding of how you perceive and interact with the world around you. By teaching and practice of evidence-based self-awareness and emotional regulation
techniques, you will be better equipped in managing life stressors. 


Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and watching stand-up comedy and cringe-worthy reality tv.

Nicole Tank

Licensed Professional Counselor

SC License#8259

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With a career spanning over two and a half decades, Nicole Tank, MA, LPC, brings a wealth of experience to the field of mental health. Her journey through various roles and locations has honed her expertise, with a particular focus on specialized populations and comprehensive training. 

Nicole's professional trek commenced in her home state of Ohio, where she embarked on her mission to support individuals facing mental health challenges. In this capacity, she worked in diverse settings, including schools, in-home services, and community mental health programs. Here, she developed her proficiency in assisting adolescents dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and behavioral disorders. 

A pivotal juncture in her career unfolded with her relocation to South Carolina, where she focused her efforts on at-risk children. This change allowed her to further refine her skills and deepen her understanding of the unique needs of this vulnerable population. Nicole's professional journey soon brought her to Springbrook Behavioral Health System which marked another significant chapter. 

At Springbrook, she collaborated closely with fellow specialists in a residential facility dedicated to serving children, adolescents, and young adults on the autism spectrum. This interdisciplinary approach showcased her adaptability and skill in creating a nurturing environment for those under her care and drawing perspectives from other disciplines.  

In her subsequent move to Columbia, Nicole took on a crucial role in an acute in-patient facility, offering support to adolescents and adults at risk of suicide and behavioral issues. Nicole's therapeutic approach is characterized by its diversity, drawing from elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), all with a polyvagal perspective. She has been trained in various therapeutic approaches, such as Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and the utilization of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for nervous system regulation. 

Nicole's true passion lies in working with the neurodivergent population and addressing issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Her therapeutic approach is marked by an easy-going demeanor and the infusion of humor, fostering a safe and welcoming space where individuals can open up and heal. 

Clifford Marsh

SC License#7222

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Dr. Marsh, though he prefers to be called “Cliff”, is a seasoned Clinical Social Worker that has had a career in mental health that has spanned for slightly over two decades. Academically, he holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and a master’s in clinical social work from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. As a professional that values diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging, his initial premise is to engage with any client system, whether it be individually, relationally, or with families. ‘Starting where the client is from a non-judgmental perspective’ is Cliff’s mantra when engaging with clients, as this allows for the development of an organic therapeutic relationship where progressive change can occur.

 

Cliff believes that his role is to guide each client as they navigate through life stressors, reprocess distressing experiences, and increase self-awareness. Cliff has experience working as a therapist in juvenile and adult corrections, inner-city high schools, military installations with active-duty personnel, Veterans, and college students. When working with any client, the first session consists of a biopsychosocial assessment, in which a treatment plan for therapy is collaboratively discussed. The evidence-based approaches that he uses are cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy for depression (ACT-D), behavioral activation (BA), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

 

Outside of work, Cliff is a mixture of being an introvert and extrovert. He enjoys spending time watching YouTube, listening to all genres of music, going to the movies, and being reasonably spontaneous.

Sheryl Shumate

Office Manager

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Sheryl Shumate joined Columbia Psychological Services in 2021 as an insurance billing specialist with over 25 years experience. She has been an essential part of the development and success of Columbia Psychological Services. She provides a warm and welcoming contact for new and existing clients. 

Outside of her work, she is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She also greatly enjoys her work with dogs. 

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