864-664-2710 | 301 Halton Rd, Suite J, Greenville, SC 29607

About Us

Serving the People of Greenville,   

South Carolina.

URC was started to offer those in Greenville and the state of SC more opportunity to identify and work through the issues that cause people difficulty. We believe that each person has within themselves all they need to bring about lasting change and healing.

Our therapists will work with you to better understand the difficult situations you have experienced and how those experiences are impacting you life now.  Through the understanding of your experiences and how those experiences may be effecting your body, our clients will gain insight in why they respond the way you do and which tools will help them to work through those feelings as they start to build the life they want. Together we will address any underlying beliefs that may be affecting the way you see yourself and how you are able to embrace the world around you. 

Ann Simmons Upstate Restorative Counseling

Meet Sam.

Sam is an experienced therapist with years of success in guiding others to overcome obstacles, find motivation, and reclaim meaning in their lives. He has worked with people from varied backgrounds, including those struggling with substance dependency, couples experiencing difficulties with communication and connection, and people who are learning to cope with the long-lasting effects of personal trauma.

Sam earned a bachelor’s in Philosophy from Trinity University in 2013, which set him on the path of helping others to think about how to lead a rich and meaningful life. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin 2015 with a Master of Science in Social Work, specializing in clinical intervention. 

Sam immediately went to work with a community-based organization in Chicago, where he helped individuals transitioning out of jail with meeting their mental health needs. He earned his independent clinical license in 2017 while working as a legal social worker assisting individuals affected by the criminal legal system. In 2019, he relocated with his family to the Upstate, where he has lived since. Sam began working with the Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center and he ultimately served as Director of Adult Services before transitioning into full-time clinical practice. In his individual practice, Sam has helped clients suffering from trauma, anxiety, and depression, among other difficulties. Sam is also a Clinical supervisor and mentor to fellow clinicians, in order to contribute to the ever-growing need for a field of experienced and compassionate therapists. 

Sam lives with his family in Taylors and is happy to now call the upstate home. In his free time, he enjoys watching cartoons with his son, going into the mountains, and searching for the best food in Greenville. 

Currently, Sam is accepting and is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and Aetna. His self-pay session fees begin at $145.00.

Ann Simmons Upstate Restorative Counseling

Meet Kelsi.

Kelsi has always had a passion for helping others and genuinely believes that amazing things can happen when providing support and unconditional love to those in need. As Kelsi dreamed about her future as a kid, there was no doubt that she would be in a position to help others.

In the past few years Kelsi has developed a love to understand the ways our minds work and heal. This quest started in high school with a class in Psychology and continued into her years at Clemson University where she was eager to learn more. In 2017, Kelsi completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Not ready to leave Tiger Town and still passionate about helping others, Kelsi went on to earn her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019.

Kelsi has helped those in an acute inpatient hospital setting, long term residential facility, and outpatient program. Kelsi has worked with a variety of populations including children, adolescents, and adults with substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, adjustment, stress, ADHD, ODD, and shame. Kelsi has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups.  Kelsi is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and offers this and many other therapy options for her clients working through trauma. 

Kelsi believes that everyone deserves to feel happiness, peace, and joy in their choices for their own life and the journey to that realization is the most beautiful part of the process. Kelsi knows that you are capable of reaching your goals and fulfilling your dreams and can’t wait to help you start that journey.

In her free time, Kelsi enjoys reading, traveling, shopping, and live music. Time with family and friends is important to Kelsi and she finds every opportunity to have fun with those she loves.

Currently, Kelsi accepts and is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and Aetna.  Her self-pay sessions begin at $125.00

 

 

 

Ann Simmons Upstate Restorative Counseling

Meet Ann.

Ann has always had a desire to help others and an ability to see the needs in the people and community around her. As a young mom, she volunteered with many community and school organizations.

When her youngest child began elementary school, she decided it was time to go to school as well to further pursue her dream to help others. She completed her undergraduate work through Southern Wesleyan University where she earned a bachelor’s in human services in 2012. In 2015, she graduated with her Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.

Upon graduation, Ann quickly started working toward her clinical license and earned her license in January 2018. While working toward her clinical license, Ann gained much experiences working in a variety of settings including local nonprofits and the public sector.  It wasn’t long after starting Simmons Family Therapy in 2018, a colleague introduced her to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Ann felt strongly that EMDR would be a tremendous help for her clients.  Early relationships and experiences tend to have an effect on current relationships and experiences. When a client is able to go back and tend to those experiences, it helps to see the current issues in a different way. Many clients begin to feel more confident, less anxious, and are able to manage life experiences better. In 2020, Ann fulfilled all the training and therapy requirements to become a Certified EMDR therapist.

After serving her clients in private practice for 3 years, Ann was continuing to see a great need for more counselors in the Greenville area. In 2021, Upstate Restorative Counseling was born to provide needed resources for the community.

Ann has been married for 27 years and has three beautiful children ages 20, 23, and 25. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with her family and friends. Ann also enjoys being creative and does pottery and ballroom dancing with her husband.  When tme allows she loves to travel and explore new places.

Currently, Ann accepts and is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Cigna.  Her self-pay sessions begin at $165.00. 

 

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite the darkness. 

Desmond Tutu

864-664-2710

301 Halton Rd.
Suite J
Greenville, SC 29607

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