Kathryn Short, M.Ed, LPC, CEDS is a Licensed Professional Counselor whose interests include counseling young women, college students, and those suffering with eating disorders. Kathryn is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
While in graduate school Kathryn interned at SafeHarbor working with victims of domestic violence. Kathryn also interned at Pickens Behavioral Health working with adolescents in the school system. After graduate school Kathryn worked as a clinical manager at Eating Recovery Center, The Carolinas overseeing and working with individuals recovering from eating disorders in the Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and outpatient settings.
Kathryn has completed her certification as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Kathryn's areas of interests include: eating disorders, body image issues, depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues.
When Kathryn is not at work, you can find her renovating her house with her husband, Joey, spending time with her nieces, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.
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Amber DeGarmo, M.Ed, LPC is a graduate of Clemson University where she received her Bachelors in Psychology and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has training in working specifically with children and adolescents, and therapeutic experience in a variety of need areas including: family issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, life adjustment, stress management, negative body image, low self-esteem, and disordered eating.
Amber's previous work experience includes: working as an intern at Marshall I. Pickens Psychiatric Hospital in their inpatient child and adolescent crisis stabilization unit and as a school based therapist with the Department of Mental Health and the Greenville County School District in Elementary and High Schools. Amber received further training in the specialty of treating eating disorders at the Eating Recovery Center, the Carolinas (formerly known as the Riley Center for Eating Disorders) .
Amber's primary goal as a counselor is to assist others in recognizing and utilizing their strengths in order to experience freedom and healing previous emotional wounds in order to experience a full life. Amber can also incorporate faith-based counseling with an evidence-based approach.
In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband Jacob, her dogs, Sophie and Abigail, reading, watching movies, renovating furniture, and spending time with friends.
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Christina Cown, RD, LD, CEDRD is a Registered Dietitian and licensed in the state of South Carolina. She has worked full-time with eating disorder clients for the past 4+ years.
Christina is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. She then completed her accredited Dietetic Internship at Southern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to co-founding Reedy River Counseling Associates, she worked as an outpatient dietitian at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC. She then started working at Riley Therapy and Eating Recovery Center, The Carolinas (formally known as Riley Center for Eating Disorders). She has experience working with eating disorders in the outpatient, intensive outpatient program (IOP), and partial hospitalization program (PHP) levels of care. She also served as Nutrition Manager at Eating Recovery Center, The Carolinas.
Christina has completed her certification as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). For over a year, she received professional supervision by Alice Merritt, MPH, RD, LD, CEDRD, the former Nutrition and Dietetics Manager at Veritas Collaborative which is an eating disorder treatment facility in Durham, NC.
Christina's nutrition philosophy is a non-diet approach based on the long-term goal of Intuitive Eating. She also is a proponent of Health At Every Size (HAES). Her main objective is to help her clients repair their relationship with food and body movement. Christina uses an evidenced-based approach, along with incorporating a faith-based approach when requested.
Christina, her husband, daughter, and their dog, Tater, live in Greenville, SC. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
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