Spiritual Care & Education

We believe that life is sacred and invite all people to celebrate wholeness of health in a compassionate and respectful manner.

Chaplaincy

Our on-staff chaplains provide a safe and confidential relationship to discuss physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns.  A chaplain will respond to emergencies and provide care to patients and families as well as to staff members. Greenville Health System respects and honors the many cultural, spiritual and ethnic backgrounds of our patients and visitors. If we can help you in any way, please let us know.

Clinical Pastoral Education at Prisma Health

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a training program for future chaplains (healthcare, hospice, and military) accredited by the ACPE, Inc. as well as by the US Department of Education.  Through this program, students team up with staff chaplains to provide around-the-clock coverage for our patients, families, and staff. For more information visit our CPE website.

Chapel Locations

The hospital chapel offers a quiet place for prayer and meditation for anyone of any faith and is open 24 hours a day with the exception of scheduled private services. A chaplain is always on call for comfort and counsel at Baptist Easley, Greenville Memorial Hospital and Greer Memorial Hospital.

Baptist Easley: Second floor opposite entrance to the critical care unit (CCU)
Greenville Memorial Hospital: Main Entrance, behind the visitors’ desk
Greer Memorial Hospital: 2nd floor behind the surgery waiting area
Hillcrest Memorial Hospital: On the first floor next to the Intensive Care Unit
Patewood Memorial Hospital: On the first floor in the main lobby, across from the Gift Shop

For more information, please contact the Department of Spiritual Care & Education at (864) 455-7942.

Pastoral Counseling at Baptist Easley

Baptist Easley Hospital’s Pastoral Counseling Service provides counseling, consultation, and education services for the entire community. Focusing on individual, couples, and family therapy, our licensed counseling professionals work to stabilize family dynamics, enhance quality of life, and protect valued relationships.

You are unique and so are your challenges. They can be overwhelming at times, so we work with you, one-on-one, to manage them while understanding and honoring your values, beliefs, and goals.

Professionals at the Baptist Easley Pastoral Counseling Center handle issues including, but not limited to:

  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Grief resolution
  • Treatment of anxiety and depression
  • Stress management
  • Consultation and referral services
  • Child and adolescent concerns

In the community

The Pastoral Counseling Service is a referral resource supporting churches, schools, caregivers, businesses, and the psychiatric and professional communities in our area.

We also provide credentialed supervision for counselors seeking to improve their skills or seeking state licensure as professional counselors or marriage and family therapists.

Patient Information

Download and complete the following forms prior to your first visit with a counselor.

Intake Form and Signature Page
Questionnaire and Areas of Stress

To schedule an appointment for any of our locations, call the Easley office number, (864) 442-7585, or call our toll-free number, (888) 293-7585.

Our locations

  • Community Counseling of Pendleton, 351 South Broad Street, Pendleton. In partnership with First Baptist Church Pendleton.

Fees

We accept most major insurance plans and will bill your insurance company as a courtesy.

With the support of our Convenant Partners, we offer a sliding fee scale to those who qualify. To make this counseling ministry available on a sliding fee scale, proof of income is required.

Our Convenant Partners

  • Easley First Baptist Church
  • Easley Presbyterian Church
  • Pendleton First Baptist Church
  • Laurens First Baptist Church

Become a Covenant Partner

Covenant Churches and Covenant Business Partners provide scholarship support for our services and receive benefits for their employees or members. If your church or business is interested in partnering with Baptist Easley Hospital Pastoral Counseling Services, call Rev. Kathy Chamlee, Clinical Director, at (864) 442-7585.

Our Counselors

All of our counselors are licensed marriage and family therapists and/or licensed professional counselors with a focus on spirituality.

Kathy Chamlee, SCLPC, SCLMFT

Kathy provides individual, couples, and family therapy. She is a Presbyterian minister who holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Kathy is licensed by the state of South Carolina as a professional counselor, a marriage and family therapist, and as a supervisor for both of those licenses. She is a clinical member and approved supervisor of American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.

Specialties:

  • Clinical supervision
  • Family and marital counseling
  • Treatment of depression and anxiety
  • Grief counseling

Christine Dowling, LISW-CP

Christine works  in group settings rather than individual sessions. She works with our MS Support Group and Chair Yoga classes which are offered at the Pendleton First Baptist Church.
Specialties:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Chronic pain
  • Relationship issues

Don F. Keller, EdD

Don provides individual, couples, and family therapy. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling from Indiana University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Supervisor of Professional Counselors, a National Board Certified Counselor, and a Certified School Psychologist III. Don taught for 33 years at Clemson University and six years at Anderson University.
Specialties:

  • Addiction
  • Grief
  • Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Marital Counseling

Lisa Matthews MA, LPC

Lisa earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Webster University, Greenville Metropolitan Campus, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina. She received certification as a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapist and as a Hypnotherapist. She recently co-developed a DBT-based program for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder in an inpatient setting.

Areas of Focus:

  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Group Therapy

Dede Norungolo, MRC, CRC, LPC

Dede earned her Master of Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Carolina, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor. Dede works with individuals who have access and functional needs, life after trauma concerns, and with those working to reintegrate into community, work, and school following significant life-altering circumstances. She also serves as a Clinical Counselor with a behavioral health program and spent more than six years working with students with disabilities at Clemson University.

Areas of Focus:

  • Disability education, advocacy
  • Return to work
  • Access, functional needs
  • Life After Trauma
  • Academic Adjustment
  • Job Retention

Kathleen Pursely, LISW-CP

Kathleen earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She has worked in the social service/mental health arena for over 40 years. Her work experience includes DSS, Public Health, Inpatient Psychiatric and hospice care. She works with individuals of all ages as well as children and adolescents.

In addition, Denise is a member of the South Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work (SCSCSW) and currently serves on the Board as Study Group Chair.

Areas of Focus:

  • Crisis management
  • Palliative care
  • Grief counseling
  • Play therapy

Nancy Terry, SCLPC

Nancy provides individual, couples, and family therapy. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida and a certificate of advanced graduate studies in Research Leadership. She has training in Expressive Arts Therapy from European Graduate School in Switzerland. Nancy holds South Carolina licenses as a professional counselor, national certified counselor, and a board certified life/personal coach.
Specialties:

  • Marital therapy
  • Treatment of anxiety and panic
  • Life transition issues

Denise Tow, MSW, LISW-CP

Denise earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Clinical Practice, in the state of South Carolina.  She has a generalist practice with experience treating depression, anxiety, anger/stress, grief/loss, trauma, ADHD, adjustment to life changes, foster and adoption issues, and relationship problems working with individuals age 10-90 y.o.

In addition, Denise is a member of the South Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work (SCSCSW) and currently serves on the Board as Study Group Chair.

Areas of Focus:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss