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Robert DuRant, MD

Owner/psychiatrist

Dr. DuRant is a native of Columbia, SC. He attended the University of South Carolina for undergraduate and medical school. He completed his adult psychiatric training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He received extensive training in psychopharmacology as well as psychotherapy including supportive psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Dr. DuRant then completed his child and adolescent fellowship at the LSU Health Sciences Center where he served as chief resident. He gained experience in a vast array of therapies in working with children, adolescents and their families. He has specific interests in family systems therapy. He also gained experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy and infant psychiatry.

After completing his training, Dr. DuRant returned to Charleston and entered into private practice. He is board certified in adult psychiatry and a member of the American Psychiatric Association as well as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 
 

 

Cameron Oswald, PA-C

Physician’s Assistant

Cameron Burch Oswald, PA-C joined Lowcountry Psychiatric Group in March 2016. Mrs. Oswald grew up in Greer, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina wiht a B.S. in Biology in 1996. She then attended the Medical Universtiy of South Carolina's College of Health Professions and received a Physician’s Assistant degree in 1996.

Mrs. Oswald treats children, adolescents and adults with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, Bipolar disorders and other mental illnesses. She has special interest in Anxiety as well as Depression.

Mrs. Oswald is also accredited as an HIV Specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), and is a member of the South Carolina Association of Physician Assistants (SCAPA), the infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA and HIVMA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

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Erin Smith, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has been providing individual, family and group therapy for over 9 years in the Charleston, SC area.

Erin received an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 2007, and a Master’s of Art (M.A.) in Clinical Counseling, with an emphasis in Mental Health from Webster University in 2011. She worked for five years with adults, children/adolescents, and their families in the inpatient psychiatric hospital system; both in residential and acute settings. Erin currently works individually with clients age 13 + and families. She specializes in anxiety and PTSD, depression, personality disorders, emotional regulation, and communication.

Erin believes in using evidence-based therapies to best support her clients, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Your time in therapy with Erin will be spent increasing awareness of thoughts and emotions, and building the skills to process and manage them in a laid-back and encouraging environment.

 
 

 
 

Christi Solomon Zerega, MA, IINHC, LPC

Licensed PRofessional Counselor

Christi is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and received her Master’s Degree in Psychology, Clinical Counseling, from the Citadel Graduate College and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications, with Minors in Health and Psychology from The College of Charleston. She is also an Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, sanctioned by The New York State Education Department.

Christi has clinical counseling experience working with children, adolescents, adults and their families in a variety of settings and currently provides individual talk therapy, walk/talk therapy, health coaching, and group therapy in her outpatient practice.  Her approach is holistic integrating all aspects of an individual’s emotional and physical health equally. Her areas of specialty include: working with children, adolescents and their families experiencing behavioral challenges, parent/child relational issues, children of divorce, visitation refusal, grief, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, academic and social pressures, transition to high school or college, and body image and weight management issues. Christi also works with adult individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, parenting issues, body image issues, obesity, emotional eating, and yo-yo dieting/perpetual dieting.   

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Jan K. Stone, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Jan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jan works with a wide variety of clients ranging from children, families, adult individuals and couples. Her approach to therapy involves understanding each client and his or her unique situation. She believe the therapeutic relationship needs to exist in a non-judgmental and nurturing environment. She strives to empower her clients by helping them to identify and build upon their strengths and abilities.

Her approach is unique for each client as she works to blend various evidenced-based treatment modalities with creative ideas to enhance insight and self-awareness while improving coping skills, self-confidence and life satisfaction.

 

 

Jana Risch, LISW-CP-S

Licensed Independent Social Worker

Jana is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with a focus in Clinical Practice and a certified supervisor for intern therapists seeking supervision. Jana earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Social Work, both from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!).

Jana has more than 11 years of experience in providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families with a wide variety of issues. Jana has previously worked with children in a nonprofit residential treatment setting, with adolescents in a psychiatric hospital, and most recently with children, adolescents, and young adults in an outpatient setting.

Jana enjoys working with individuals to develop coping skills related to life stressors, adjustments, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem, and social skills. Jana also enjoys working with families to improve communication skills and parental disciplinary strategies. Jana feels passionately about helping others and always feels honored to take part in assisting people to feel better. Her style is warm, authentic, and accepting. Jana enjoys living in Charleston and spending her free time with her children, her husband and her dogs.

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Laura Howle, LPC NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Education in Counselor Education from The Citadel in 2010.  Since that time, she has provided counseling in a variety of settings.

Laura enjoys working with a variety of concerns including mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, trauma, self-esteem, anger management, behavior modification, and parent discipline techniques. She uses an integrative approach of evidenced-based treatment modalities to focus on the individual’s needs and personal goals. 

Laura’s approach is to create a non-judgmental and safe environment where clients can address their concerns and to develop and enhance behavioral skills and encourage empowerment.  She believes in working collaboratively with her clients to identify personal strengths and enhance coping strategies with the goal of improving their functioning and relationships within personal, professional and/or academic environments.  

 

 

Crystal A. Hank, Psy.D., LP

Doctor of Psychology, Licensed Psychologist

Crystal received her Bachelors in psychology from Roanoke College in Salem, VA, her Masters in clinical-counseling psychology and Psy.D. in counseling psychology from Radford University. She has worked with clients in a wide range of settings, including inpatient treatment, a bariatric and medical weight loss program in which clients were pursuing bariatric surgery, multiple college counseling centers, and a community health center.

Crystal enjoys working with a variety of concerns that may lead clients to seek counseling, including anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment concerns to new life stressors, stress management, grief and loss, body image concerns, and working with those who are going through the process for bariatric surgery, or are adjusting to the post-operative lifestyle associated with this surgery.

Crystal uses an integrative approach to counseling, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, self-compassion, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Crystal's approach is collaborative and nonjudgmental, and she works to provide a safe space in which clients can feel comfortable addressing the concerns they feel are important to them, in order to grow and thrive in their daily life.

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