At Upstate Recovery Center, we believe that an on-going commitment to education and training is essential to maintaining the highest level of treatment for clients. The Licensed Social Workers with URC have certifications in the following areas: Sex Addiction, Clinical Partner Specialist, and EMDR. To maintain these certifications, clinicians are required to complete additional training on an ongoing basis from recognized experts in each area.
Sarah B. McGuire LISW-CP Supervisor, CSAT, CCPS, EMDR, SC Bar Trained Family Court Mediator
With over 20+ years of experience in the field of social work, Ms. McGuire has worked with the Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health and the Continuum of Care. Since 2007, Ms. McGuire has focused her experience on working with adolescents and adults with problematic sexual behaviors, becoming fully Certified as a Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) in 2013. Ms. McGuire is also a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS) through APSATS, focusing on the trauma and healing of those who have been affected by their partner’s unhealthy sexual behaviors.
Ms. McGuire is also Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a treatment specific to trauma of any type. She also is passionate about working with military members (former and active) and first responders to address and heal from trauma-related issues.
Ms. McGuire holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science from Presbyterian College.
Leslie Hull Kimball LISW-CP Supervisor, CSAT
Prior to beginning private practice in 2010, Ms. Hull-Kimball served for six years as a clinical liaison for the Department of Juvenile Justice and Mental Health. She is recognized as a mental health expert for Greenville County Court and has been previously recognized by her peers at The Greenville Mental Health Center as the Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapist of the Year.
Additional experiences includes working with Juvenile Drug Court; providing psycho-educational information and therapeutic support for parents of teens dealing with substance abuse issues; and working with a local hospice providing loss and grief counseling for terminally ill patients and their families.
Ms. Hull-Kimball has been a practicing clinician since 2002. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Converse College. Ms. Hull-Kimball completed her licensure as an LISW-CP Supervisor in 2008.
Upstate Recovery Center also recommends the following affiliate therapists. Each therapist affiliated with URC owns and operates his/her own LLC. Upstate Recovery Center assumes no liability for any affiliated therapist.