About

Dr. Bagnell

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

SC License #1548

Dr. Bagnell is an avid mountain biker and martial arts enthusiast. He 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:

Dr. Soto

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

SC License #1597

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Dr. Brittany Soto is a licensed psychologist in both NY and SC. Throughout her education, Dr. Soto knew she wanted to work with teens, young adults, and adults. Her passion to help teens and young adults led to her clinical experience in a number of school districts across Long Island,  NY. While working in the school, Dr. Soto learned how to best help students learning difficulties and perform to the best of their abilities. This included addressing a number of concerns, including: family stressors, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, identity concerns, self-esteem, mental health diagnoses, and peer relationships. Dr. Soto is well versed on the federal regulations of IDEA and FAPE. She is also knowledgeable about behavioral intervention plans and individualized education plans. 

Dr. Soto also gained experience working in a number of other clinical settings, to include adult outpatient substance use treatment and adult correctional settings. In these areas, she utilized interventions such as anger management, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy techniques to assist her clients cope with a number of different struggles. She is knowledgeable in the assessment and treatment of serious mental illnesses, anxiety, depression, and trauma using evidence based treatment. 

Dr. Dawn

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

SC License #1528

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Dr. Dawn is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who provides services in English and Spanish, with extensive experience working with diverse clinical populations. She specializes in developmental, educational, and forensic assessment. She conducts therapy for the range of psychological presentations children or adults may experience in the course of lifetime. Therapy modalities include individual, couples, child, family, and group therapy. Administrative experience includes supervising and training multidisciplinary clinicians and administration of programs. She offers clinical supervision for both Masters and Doctoral-level therapists.

 

Specialties: Addiction & Dual Diagnosis; Psychosocial Rehabilitation; Cultural Competency; Inpatient/outpatient.

Dr. Dawn Cirriculum Vitae

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Dr. Brown

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

SC License #1670

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Dr. Brown is an avid reader and a lover of all-things sports and sports related. He believes that, just as sports provides so many parallels to everyday life, so does the work that goes into his therapeutic experiences as a psychologist working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. Dr. Brown has worked with adolescents and adults across various settings to include in-home, youth/adult probation, detention settings, community mental health centers, college campuses, and in psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Brown specializes in examining what role culturally relevant factors (i.e., race, sex, gender, ability status, socioeconomic status, place of origin) may play in the emotional, behavioral, and adjustment and trauma-related issues of the adolescents and adults he works with. He also is adept at recognizing and acknowledging how these culturally relevant variables intersect with the evidenced-based approaches and treatments he utilizes in his work with adolescents and adults.

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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).

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.