With offices in Greenville and Seneca, iTrust Wellness Group strives to provide the highest quality mental health care to our clients. Our treatment model is based on wellness. Instead of only focusing on specific symptom relief, iTrust Wellness Group's psychiatric nurse practitioners and mental health specialists seek to improve intellectual, spiritual, emotional, occupational, physical, and social facets of our client's life. The treatment plan integrates both medication management and/or therapy. We treat people from all facets of life, including commercially insured clientele, Medicare insured, and uninsured. We desire to bring psychiatric and mental health care to everyone, not just a few who can afford it.
Our goal is to help alleviate your symptoms and provide you with the coping skills and insight to bring stability to your life. iTrust Wellness Group also embraces technology where all clinical notes, forms, and admission packets are completed on a computer to ensure the highest level of efficiency, organization, and legibility. The team at iTrust Wellness Group looks forward to helping you in your mental health journey.
Originally from Connecticut, Steve found his way to South Carolina after biking across the country for a mental health charity. He completed his education at Vanderbilt University and is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority. He is qualified to work with clients of any age and specializes in psychiatric medication management and integrated therapy.
Steve founded iTrust Wellness Group in the hopes of creating an office that helps clients find relief, hope, and knowledge for both the present and future. His passion for mental health has spurred him to pursue innovative technologies and solutions in the course of developing care for each individual. Steve is dedicated to formulating an evidence-based treatment plan that leads to holistic well-being for each client, improving both symptoms and lifestyles.
Steve has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as local community mental health centers. He has had the opportunity to present educational material for students and professionals alike, including engagements at Anderson University and the University of South Carolina. He regularly works closely with psychiatric nurse practitioner students for resident teaching and the provision of clinical experience. His love of the outdoors frequently leads him to hiking or biking to exercise both mind and body. He enjoys any adventure he is presented with, whether it be international or here in Greenville.
Brian, a native of Upstate South Carolina, gained experience as a nurse in the acute inpatient setting for 15 years before completing an Advanced Practice Nursing degree through Anderson University. He is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority and can treat psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. As a specialist, he combines his medical experience with extensive knowledge of pharmacological agents and integrative therapies to design evidence-based plans of care based on the needs of each individual. He often concentrates on the utilization of genetic testing and comprehensively incorporates diet, exercise, stress management, sleep, and supplements to mitigate the side effects of polypharmacy and help treat the person as a whole.
Brian finds the most enjoyment in life through experiences and is always up for a little adventure. He believes that much benefit can come from doing simple things - and doing them with purpose. He spends his time biking, vegetable gardening, traveling to new places, and striving to be a helping and loving part of the community that he lives in. He cares passionately about serving the people of Greenville
Luron Fleming is a Board Certified Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He has a deep empathic commitment to serving others and optimizing individuals' health and wellbeing. He has extensive experience in nursing which includes Family & Psychiatric Medicine, Administering Medications, Autism Behavior, and Counseling.
Luron’s medical career began when he joined the United States Army Reserve as a Medic. He then finished his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Wofford College, where he attended on an athletic and academic scholarship and was an Army ROTC cadet. He initiated his active duty career as an Army Engineer Officer. After leaving active duty in 2002, he did full-time ministry as a Church Administrator, Music Director, Youth Director, Outreach Director, and Director of Addictions Ministry. Luron graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University (now Georgia Southern at Savannah) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After years of experience, he continued his education and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing degree as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He continues to serve as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Corp as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He is dedicated to listening & helping individuals navigate balancing health & wellbeing through the integrative medical process of prescribing pharmaceuticals.
Hannah is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She is a board-certified Physician Assistant with full prescriptive authority. She received her undergraduate training at Winthrop University where she found a passion for health care science and behavioral health that lead her to pursue Physician Assistant training at Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville, Florida. Hannah is experienced in a variety of healthcare settings, including outpatient psychiatry for adults with mental illness, as well as Medication Assisted Treatment for Suboxone therapy. Her approach to treating patients is centered around science-based evidence and tailoring treatment plans to the individual needs of the patient. She also believes that incorporating a healthy diet, exercise, and positive coping mechanisms for stress into the treatment plan is critical for a well-rounded and patient-centered approach to mental health care. She is an active member of the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
During her free-time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her friends and family, she also enjoys hiking Paris Mountain along with her fiancé and dog where she has the trails nearly memorized. She is passionate about traveling the world, her favorite places she has visited so far include Rome and London, while Greece and Australia are on the top of her list to visit next.
Kimberly graduated with her BSN from Clemson and remains a tiger fan. She worked as an RN in Atlanta, before returning to graduate school at Emory University, where she received her Masters in Nursing degree. She is board certified and has practiced as a family nurse practitioner for 20 years. She has worked in family practice, internal medicine, pain management, convenient care, and addiction. Kimberly has treated clients across the lifespan and enjoys working with clients of all ages. While working in addiction, Kimberly saw the need for more psychiatric providers. She decided to further her education at The University of South Carolina and become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Kimberly has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society since 1999. She has also been active in the Upstate Nurse Practitioner Association for 20 years, including serving as a past board member. Kimberly believes strongly in helping others. She volunteers with her church locally and has participated in mission trips to Haiti, Ukraine, and China.
Through the years, the body and mind connection has always remained a focus with clients. Kimberly accepts and meets clients where they are. Understanding mental health disorders, as well as treatment options, allows clients to make informed decisions about their treatment plan. Kimberly’s goal with each client is together, find a treatment plan that will enable each person to be the best version of themselves.
Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband, teenagers, and 2 Corgis. Weekends revolve around her children’s activities at soccer fields and Lake Hartwell. Kimberly enjoys playing tennis and traveling in her free time.
Svetlana Robinson is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with full prescriptive authority. After graduating high school in Eastern Europe, she moved with her family to the Upstate of South Carolina which has been home for over 20 years.
Svetlana gained experience as a nurse in the inpatient/outpatient and home health settings for over 13 years before completing an Advanced Practice Nursing degree through Clemson University. Throughout her career, she enjoyed a variety of teaching opportunities including working with students in the hospital and at Clemson University. Her most recent NP experience has been in Internal Medicine managing chronic and acute conditions including many mental health disorders. She is a member of the National AANP association and frequently attends local Upstate NP association meetings.
She is looking forward to working with patients of all ages. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, grief, divorce care, PTSD and ADHD. Svetlana recognizes that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. She believes the most successful treatment is achieved in combination with appropriate medications/supplements and counseling while adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes: sleep regimen, healthy dietary habits, daily physical activity, outlets for stress management, and mindfulness.
Svetlana enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking, swimming, gardening, and indoor house projects with her husband while also taking care of 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a large fish aquarium; other interesting hobbies include painting, hot yoga, and most recently, scuba diving.
Kathleen is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. She received her undergraduate training at Furman University, majoring in French Language Studies. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree, she moved to France to teach English. Kathleen has always had an interest in other cultures and languages; however, she has also been fascinated by the brain, wellness, and mental health since her college days. After returning back to American soil, she realized that her true passion was in helping others and in teaching. Thus, she pursued her passion for medicine and received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Charleston Southern University. She is a member of the following medical associations: AAPA, SCAPA.
As a medical provider, Kathleen has received clinical training in several fields including Family Medicine, Behavioral Health, as well as assisting patients with Suboxone treatment. She works to provide her clients with the best medical treatment using evidence-based medicine while also focusing on personal wellness. Kathleen loves learning about what makes every individual unique, explaining that personal experiences and the environment shapes us all. Her goal is to help her clients reach their best potential.
On the weekends, Kathleen enjoys spending quality time with her husband and family. Her hobbies include hiking in the mountains, stargazing, gardening, biking, playing the piano, and speaking French when she can. She is excited to travel more and hopes to visit France in the future so she can practice with the locals.
Marina is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with full prescriptive authority. She received her undergraduate training at the Medical University of South Carolina and pursued a nursing career in ambulatory surgery and epidemiology while attending Morningside University's graduate program. She is passionate about mental health being a component of total wellness and utilizes a holistic patient-centered approach in her treatment plans. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and served as a board member of the Student Nurses' Association in her undergraduate program. She enjoys treating patients across the lifespan and has a particular interest in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, and OCD.
Outside of the office, Marina enjoys spending time with her family exploring the upstate, hiking, reading, and cooking. She currently does hobby farming and her dream is to build a ranch with her husband.
Catie is a native of Zanesville, OH, recently moving to the upstate of SC in summer of 2022. She completed an Associate's degree in Occupational Therapy at Zane State College and worked in that field for 5 years before attending Marietta College for her Master's degree in Physician Assistant studies.
Catie enjoys building relationships with her patients and working with them as a team to determine the best course of treatment. She sees the patient holistically, involving wellness components in addition to medication management. She learned to see the patient in this way while working in occupational therapy and has carried this over into her practice as a PA. Her parents are both counselors and have instilled a love of mental health in her for her whole life.
Outside of work, Catie enjoy spending time with her husband of 10 years and their sweet baby girl as well as their "fur baby", an 8-year-old Shih Tzu. She enjoys traveling and has been to Greece, London, and Hawaii and hopes to travel to Italy in the future. She loves to try new restaurants which has been no issue since moving to the upstate.
Kelsey is a native of Florida and is proud to call the Upstate home for the last 16 years. Kelsey attended Furman University for her undergraduate degree where she majored in Psychology. After college, she gained experience as a registered nurse serving in Cardiac ICU step-down, rehabilitation, and medical-surgical units before completing her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree at Vanderbilt University. She is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with full prescriptive authority and enjoys treating clients across the lifespan.
Kelsey is currently a fellow in the Integrative Psychiatry Institute Fellowship and is a certified Community Resilience Model teacher. As an integrative practitioner, Kelsey values pursuing wellness through holistic, comprehensive interventions and aims to combine evidence-based psychopharmacological interventions and lifestyle modifications to promote mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. She is also well-versed in using supplements, diet, exercise, sleep, and mindfulness interventions to enhance well-being. Kelsey cares deeply about her patients, and her mission is to partner with you on your wellness journey by crafting individualized treatment plans to serve your unique goals, values, and help you pursue a life worth living.
Kelsey seeks to find joy in the simple gifts of life and loves just about anything outdoors. You might spot her hiking, gardening, or exploring the Upstate parks with her husband and two kids.
Lindsey Madsen is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner born and raised in South Carolina. She has resided in Greenville for the last 4 years and loves to venture around with her pup, Bob Barker.
Lindsey has a background in the Emergency Department and home health setting for the last 5 years before going back to school at Clemson University for an Advanced Practice Nursing degree. At Clemson, she worked closely with undergraduate students to succeed in their nursing education through teaching and mentorship. She enjoyed working with Clemson in rural health settings to provide women's health care to the underserved communities. She graduated with her first degree from NC State in Spanish Language and Literature and enjoyed time studying abroad in various Spanish speaking countries. She is a member of the National AANP association and is passionate about her nursing career.
She believes a healthy mind and healthy body lead to a more fulfilling life. Important aspects of mental health include a combination of appropriate medication, counseling, sleep, diet, physical activity, and stress management. Her philosophy of treating mental health is focused on evidence-based practice with an emphasis on the mind-body connection. She is looking forward to working with a diverse group of patients ranging from all ages. Areas of interest include helping women overcome societal demands and body positivity, depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, grief, geriatric mental health, PTSD, and ADHD.
In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her dog. She likes exercising, working out at the gym, and going on walks. She loves the cooler weather of winter and visits to the beach and mountains.
Sejal is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of South Carolina and received her master's degree in Physician Assistant at Charleston Southern University. At the heart of Sejal’s clinical approach is a strong emphasis on establishing and building a therapeutic relationship to help patients achieve their goals. Her focus is medication management while incorporating physical, social, environmental, and emotional wellness.
Sejal is a board-certified Physician Assistant with prescriptive authority. She is an active member of South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants. Areas of interest include anxiety, depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorders.
Outside of the office, Sejal enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, trying new restaurants, and evening walks. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you on your wellness journey.
Kiana is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She received her undergraduate training at the College of Charleston, majoring in Biology and Public Health. Following undergrad, she began her career as a patient-care tech at MUSC in Charleston, SC, where she was able to work with various populations and float to different departments. During this time she recognized the need for more mental health providers in SC and how addressing a patient’s mental health can impact and improve their overall health. She decided to continue her education as a Physician Assistant and received her training at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Her training as a PA allowed her to gain experience in various specialties, including inpatient psychiatry. She is a member of the SCAPA and AAPA medical associations.
As a provider, Kiana’s goal is to foster a welcoming environment for patients to discuss concerns and together develop a treatment plan based on the patients’ needs and evidence-based medicine. In addition to medication management, she believes it is important to address how our environment, physical health, and coping mechanisms can influence our mental health. She looks forward to learning and working with patients to develop positive changes to achieve a healthier mind and body.
Kiana enjoys trying new restaurants, swimming, traveling, and spending time with family and friends during her free time. Occasionally, she will foster kittens until they find their forever home. Her favorite trips were to Italy and Costa Rica and she hopes to travel to Greece one day.
Jesse is originally from York, South Carolina and moved to the area when she began her undergraduate studies at Clemson University. While studying Psychology, Jesse worked as a line therapist doing Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy with children who have Autism. Jesse graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and pursued her bachelor’s in Nursing following graduation. Jesse’s nursing career has been in the Neonatal ICU and she has also worked with pediatric patients in the Children’s Hospital. Jesse has spent many shifts precepting nursing students and has even been a clinical instructor for Clemson University’s OB course. After working a few years in the NICU, Jesse graduated with her master’s degree from Clemson University.
Jesse has always felt a strong pull to work in mental health and recognizes that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. She believes that each treatment plan should be individualized to the patient and although medication management is an important piece of the treatment plan, so is maintaining a healthy diet, staying active, and having healthy outlets for stress in place.
Jesse is looking forward to working with patients of all ages; however, her special patient population interests are adolescents and women who are suffering from postpartum anxiety and depression.
When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Her family loves the outdoors and during the weekends in the summer you can find them at the lake!
Amanda has always held an interest in the mind and human behavior and has now been in the nursing field for over fifteen years. She graduated top of her class while simultaneously working at Marshall I Pickens Psychiatric Hospital and Greenville Mental Health for a total of eleven years. Amanda has previously worked in bariatrics, neuroscience, and palliative care, though her primary passion lies with the geriatric population. Serving both private practice and elderly care clients, Amanda is eager to apply her diverse skillset in the community. She enjoys treating conditions including ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
When she is not treating clients, you can find Amanda painting, fishing, listening to classical music, or searching for shark’s teeth on the beach. She also hopes to one day visit Alaska, Iceland, Greenland, Spain, and the Kennedy Space Center!
Chandler grew up in Atlanta, Georgia but has been a Clemson Tiger her entire life. It was a natural endeavor for her to begin and gain her BS in Nursing from Clemson University. While working as an RN for Prisma Health as an internal resource nurse, Chandler spent a large amount of time working in emergency medicine. This setting provided an opportunity for her to hone her passion and skillset for working in mental health, especially with the geriatric population. However, Chandler is certified to treat patients across the entirety of their lifespans and carries prescriptive authority.
She provides psychiatric medication management while utilizing various psychotherapeutic modalities to customize treatment plans based on the individual’s needs. She strives to provide a safe and receptive environment, so clients feel heard and understood. The goal is to achieve mental, physical, and emotional health.
During her free time, Chandler loves spending time with her husband, Matt and their two sons, Tucker and Grady. She loves all things Clemson and enjoys watching her son's sporting events. If she has any downtime after that, it is spent nurturing her creative side with crafts.
Cassandra was born in Anderson, SC and has lived in the upstate most of her life. She joined the United States Air Force at seventeen years old where she started her career in the medical field. After serving four years in the military, she started working in public health and hospice. Cassandra has worked with patients and families that have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. Simmons University in Boston, MA is where Cassandra obtained her master’s degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Family Nurse Practitioner. She currently is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner, South Carolina Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association and American Nurse Association. As a Nurse Practitioner, she has been published in Medcrave Hospice and Palliative Medicine International Journal.
Cassandra looks forward to working with patients of all ages that have different needs. Cassandra uses her knowledge of diet, exercise and sleep to educate patients along with the pharmacologic and therapeutic aspects. She treats everyone as an individual and will customize a treatment plan based on the unique needs of each patient.
In Cassandra’s free time, she enjoys paddle boarding and doing yard work. She is very active in her faith and enjoy spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys traveling and has been to Germany and Saudi Arabia.
Michelle is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority who is honored to partner with clients to help them find the right treatment for their mental health and total well-being. She graduated with a psychology degree from Clemson University and worked several years at Gateway House clubhouse for adults with mental illness and at the Greenville Mental Health Center. She then obtained a bachelor’s in nursing from Clemson and went on to have a fifteen year nursing career, mostly in intensive care. Michelle graduated with a master’s degree in Clemson’s Family Nurse Practitioner program. She enjoys working with clients to help them understand their mental health needs and find treatments that will enhance their quality of life. She welcomes the LGBTQ+ community and enjoys helping people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Michelle lives with her wife, daughter, and assortment of pets in Clemson. When not at work, she enjoys traveling with her family and getting out into nature.
Christi Dukes is originally from Georgia and has recently relocated to beautiful Upstate South Carolina. Christi received her Bachelor of Social Work from Albany State University in Albany, Georgia and her Master of Social Work from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She received her LCSW in Georgia in 2020 and her LISW in South Carolina in 2021. Christi has experience in providing individual, family, and group therapy in a variety of settings with diverse populations. Her experience includes working with children and adolescents in school settings, older adults in an outpatient clinic, adults in an inpatient hospital, and children and families in home settings. It is Christi’s passion to help others overcome barriers to achieving a healthier way of life. She pulls from a variety of evidence-based approaches to meet the unique needs of the client.
Christi believes that connecting with nature is the perfect way to manage stress. She likes to spend her free time hiking, working on home improvement projects, spending time with her family, and playing with her cats and dogs.
Denise Broadwater is a psychodynamic therapist. Her background began as an MST Therapist working with at-risk youth and their families. She graduated from Columbia International University in 2007 with her Masters in Clinical Counseling degree. She kept a private practice in Charleston, SC, since 2009, seeing clients from ages 9-80. Now a published author, she has experience working with clients who face anxiety, depression, life transitions, and more.
Her psychodynamic style is client-driven, working with their goals and at their pace, using a variety of techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Family Systems therapy. She believes that counseling in her office means working with people from varied backgrounds and in different stages of their journey. She wants her office to be a safe, unassuming space where clients can share their stories, process their thoughts, and examine both where they are and where they want to be.
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Bill specializes in marital and premarital counseling as well as spirituality and relationship issues. He helps couples who are seeking marriage enrichment, or trying to overcome relationship difficulties. Bill earned two Master’s Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Christian Education from Southwestern University in Fort Worth, Texas. Bill’s career has spanned over 19 years. With his extensive, therapy career, Bill is well trained and able to professionally help his patients work through areas ranging from grief, anger management, self-esteem, depression and trauma. Bill’s passion shines through in his work and he is eager to help the community.
Bill provides a safe environment and empowers his clients as they learn and work to bolster the skills necessary for day-to-day life. Under his care, clients can reach their goals without feeling judged.
Lisa completed her RN at Greenville Tech and spent the past seven years caring for medically complex patients across all specialties. In March of 2018, she was honored with the Daisy
Award, and then again in August 2019 as a member of the Wound Care Team. During this time, she completed her Masters of Nursing Degree from Walden University.
Raising six kids, two of whom have mental and physical disadvantages, she has experienced the need for clinicians to be comfortable and knowledgeable about the complexities that stand between patients and their families. As both a parent and a medical professional, she is in a