Meet the Providers

We know that life can be hard. It’s unfair. It beats us up sometimes. Sometimes people that we care about will hurt us deeply. Things unfortunately don’t turn out the way that we plan. When life hurts, we have to do life together. None of us can do it alone.

At Future Psych Solutions we take the time to truly understand our clients. We strive to help our clients overcome and learn to cope with their mental and emotional distress and lead them toward mental and emotional harmony. (#ME Harmony). We specialize in out-of-the box interventions that other offices may not offer. We also can offer traditional therapy and medication interventions. Most importantly we create a warm and nurturing environment and a true sense of community where you can feel confident that you have a team to help you through life.

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Don A. DuBose

I'm Dr. Don A. DuBose, the founder and CEO of Future Psych Solutions, pioneering a revolutionary approach to emotional and mental wellness. The conventional mental health system's flaws have spurred me to create an integrative haven, catering to complex needs. We specialize in conquering Treatment-Resistant Depression, ADHD, and opiate dependence with innovative treatments like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Ketamine Infusion Therapy, and more. Our mission is to provide unparalleled care, transcending rushed visits and conventional methods. My 20 years of expertise in diverse roles, including outpatient services and complementary treatments, drive my commitment to accessible, effective care. I'm here to liberate individuals from debilitating distress, offering a progressive dimension of mental health care that promises genuine transformation. Welcome to a future of compassionate care, innovation, and holistic solutions.

Melinda Thiam

I'm Dr. Melinda Thiam, a dedicated psychiatrist with a passion for improving mental and physical health. My journey in the military revealed the stigma surrounding mental illness and its impact on seeking treatment. My work with service members and their families inspired me to specialize in women’s mental health, particularly perinatal mental health. My holistic approach integrates medication and psychotherapy, considering the whole person. I work collaboratively to find treatment options that align with my patients' unique needs. My focus on women's mental health led to my involvement in writing and editing a book on perinatal mental health in military families. If you're struggling with pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, or motherhood, I'm here to guide you out of the darkness of depression. Let's work together to reclaim the joy of motherhood and wellness.

Katie Roberts

Katie Roberts

Therapeutic growth, in my view, flourishes through nurturing and consistency. Nurturing involves investing in oneself, strengthening personal strengths, while consistency entails being deliberate in thoughts and cultivating positive habits. I'm a staunch advocate for meeting patients where they stand, ensuring their unique therapy needs are met. Encouraging patients to actively partake in their treatment by setting regular therapy goals is a cornerstone of my approach. My specialization lies in applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Strategies to help adults alleviate Depression and Anxiety symptoms. Moreover, I specialize in working with children and adolescents, employing creative and unconventional strategies to help youngsters process their emotions. A proud alumna of the University of South Carolina, I earned my Master’s in Social Work. Beyond my professional pursuits, I find joy in traveling, painting, and cherishing moments with my family, friends, and two dogs (Mollie and McDuffie). You might spot me enjoying Marvel, Disney, and Star Wars content or engaging in various events in Columbia.

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Laraine Jenkins

Therapist

It is with commitment and pleasure that I serve adults, children, adolescents and their families, using a strength-based, eclectic approach. For 20+ years, my blessings and joy comes from assisting diverse populations to reach their maximum potential applying therapeutic interventions, active listening, and empathy. Although sometimes painful or frightening, let us take this journey together in a safe environment. “We can’t change what we don’t confront”. I am prepared to hear you with compassion and without judgment. Please accept this invitation to have a conversation.

Clients
  • Age: Adults, Adolescents, and Children
  • Ethnicity: Any
  • Modality: Individual, Family, and Group
  • Gender: Any
  • Religious Orientation: Any
  • Education
  • Master of Arts (MA) – Counseling – Webster University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science (BA) – Criminal Justice with an emphasis on juvenile delinquency – SC State College, 1982

  • Special Interests
  • Trauma Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gender Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Children with Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • I’m ready to help you through your life journey, call me now to begin the process of true life change!

    Jerome Hall

    I'm Jerome Hall MSW.LISW-CP, LCASA, a professional with over two decades of experience in various roles in the mental health field. My journey began at Syracuse University, where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies. My career encompassed roles in the New York State Office of Children & Family Services, where I provided counseling to youth and families. My commitment extends to addressing societal issues through innovative programs. I'm an advocate for family violence awareness, and my work in Batterer’s Intervention Programs and as a National Speaker highlights this dedication. Collaborating with various organizations, I've educated athletes and coaches on gender violence. My move to the Carolinas saw me elected as a board member for the National Association of Social Workers-SC Chapter. Together, we can foster change and empowerment in mental health.

    Holly Lewis

    I believe that mental health is achieved through addressing all areas of each unique individual, including mind, body, and spirit. My specialty is medication management for a variety of mental health needs, across the lifespan. I recognize that there are many factors that contribute to the decision to treat with medicine. I want everyone I partner with to receive the tools they need to make a comfortable and informed choice. This approach involves time spent educating on options, potential side effects, and anticipated benefits of medication. In our sessions, we will also talk about non-medicinal options that will support your care and provide relief. I believe each person is uniquely created, and deserves care that reflects one’s own individual qualities. Our initial appointment will be one hour in length, giving us time to get acquainted, and time to explore your symptoms, concerns, and treatment options. I offer 30-minute follow up appointments and 15-minute follow up appointments thereafter, depending on your needs. Your treatment plan will be customized to fit your needs and goals. I appreciate the opportunity to partner with you to achieve your healthiest self! Additionally she was trained as a student and post graduate by Dr. DuBose and works closely with him when she cares for her clients. My background includes 20 years of care as a registered nurse, primarily in the intensive care unit. I enjoy being outdoors, and love spending time with my husband, our 3 children, and our bulldog.

    Age: Elementary-school age through geriatrics
    Ethnicity: All
    Gender: Any
    Religious Orientation: All

    Education:

    Cedarville College (now Cedarville University), B.S.N., 1998
    University of South Alabama, M.S.N., 2017

    Assessments:

    Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)
    House-Tree-Person (Projective Assessment for Children)
    State-Trait Anxiety Inventory

    Clinical Experience:

    Primarily in an outpatient clinical setting, for children, adolescents, and adults/senior adults.

    Special Interests:

    I am qualified to treat a wide variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and stress-related issues. I have presented in lecture and written format on self-care and resilience.

    Phyllis Raynor

    With a doctorate in psychiatric advanced-practice nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and a post-master's certification in Psychiatric Nursing from Vanderbilt University, I bring a diverse set of skills to the table. Additionally, I am certified as an Addictions Advanced-Practice Registered Nurse, enabling me to address a broad spectrum of mental health and substance use issues across all age groups. My practice is rooted in patient-centered and trauma-informed care, incorporating evidence-based pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions. I employ motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate health behavior change. My dedication spans over 24 years in nursing, including 13 years of volunteering as a recovery support advocate and nurse educator for a faith-based residential program, focusing on substance use recovery. My focus lies in developing interventions for families impacted by mental health and substance use issues, partnering with communities to improve recovery outcomes. My commitment is to enhance mental health functioning and overall well-being through comprehensive treatment approaches.

    MSN, PMHNP-BC (ARNP)

    Heather Sarkis

    I am Heather Sarkis, a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Fellow in Integrative Medicine. My journey spans over 15 years in psychiatric and mental health fields, holding roles in private practice, clinical faculty, and Nurse Practitioner student preceptorship. My holistic approach caters to children, adolescents, and adults, combining psychotherapy, stress management, nutrition, mindfulness practices, and medication management. As a Fellow in Integrative Medicine, I focus on the whole person, fostering positive outcomes and lifelong wellness. My community engagement includes founding a non-profit to combat mental illness stigma, recognition as an Outstanding Young Alumni “40 Gators Under 40,” and presenting at TEDxGainesville. Join me on a journey towards holistic mental wellness.

    Tena McKinney

    Tena McKinney

    Guiding you towards a life of positivity, fulfillment, and robust mental well-being is my driving force. As a seasoned psychiatric nurse practitioner, public health scientist, and certified yoga instructor, I offer holistic care that considers mind, body, and spirit. Your well-being takes center stage, steering our tailored approach towards lasting wellness. I craft personalized strategies drawing from a variety of resources, combining prescription treatments, innovative therapies, yoga, physical activity, dietary adjustments, and spiritual engagement. This synergy, backed by solid evidence, forms a foundation for exceptional outcomes. Our collaborative journey will align with your values and ambitions, supported by my academic background at the USC College of Nursing and the USC Arnold School of Public Health. I'm part of Future Psych Solutions, pioneering compassionate and effective care that transcends traditional approaches. Together, we'll discover a path to well-being, resilience, and serenity.

    Tara Davis

    Having earned my Master's in Nursing (MSN) from Walden University, I'm a dedicated and experienced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). My journey in nursing started as a Registered Nurse (RN), where I gained vital clinical experience across diverse settings like critical care and hospice. My passion for mental health led me to specialize in psychiatric nursing, fueled by a deep interest in the intricate interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors in psychiatric disorders. Rooted in holistic care, my approach centers around patient-centered mental health support. I offer therapeutic communication, individualized care planning, and evidence-based psychiatric medication management. My practice covers adults and adolescents navigating conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and complex psychiatric issues. Beyond clinical work, I'm a committed advocate for mental health awareness, aiming to combat stigma around psychiatric disorders. I embody empathetic listening, respect, and collaboration in every patient interaction, empowering individuals to achieve their mental health goals.

    Rupal Patel

    Rupal Patel is a highly skilled and compassionate board certified Psychiatric Nurse As a compassionate and skilled board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), I'm dedicated to holistic mental health care. I firmly believe in addressing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit in healing. My passion extends beyond prescriptions; I empower patients through education on lifestyle changes and mindfulness practices integral to treatment plans. Mental health, I believe, cannot be viewed in isolation, hence my approach encompasses physical health, lifestyle choices, and spiritual alignment. With a holistic lens, I understand that mental well-being is intricately connected to various facets of life. My practice involves in-depth evaluations, active listening, and personalized treatment plans that cater to each individual's unique context. Beyond medication, I integrate lifestyle modifications, empowering patients to make informed choices for their mental health. Mindfulness practices form the core of my approach, helping reduce stress, anxiety, and depression while promoting emotional well-being. I customize mindfulness exercises such as meditation, deep breathing, and journaling to suit individual preferences. I'm also pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP), focusing on ketamine for treatment-resistant depression, advocating for transformative treatments.

    McDuffie

    McDuffie is a registered therapy dog. He loves being around people and helps others feel comfortable with his calm demeanor. Sessions with McDuffie are based on request.

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    William DuBose

    Greetings! I'm William DuBose, and I'm honored to be part of the team at Future Psych Solutions as a practice manager. With a background in psychology and a commitment to excellence, I bring a wealth of experience to our organization.

    In today's competitive landscape, adaptability is key. I pride myself on my ability to quickly learn and adapt to new situations, technologies, and industry trends. I believe that embracing change is essential to providing the best possible service to our patients and ensuring the success of our practice.

    At Future Psych Solutions, we understand that our client’s needs come first. I am deeply committed to understanding those needs and providing optimal solutions. Whether it's streamlining our office processes, improving client experiences, or finding innovative ways to enhance our services, I am dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of our clients.

    I look forward to working alongside our talented team, supporting our mission, and contributing to the success and growth of Future Psych. Together, we can continue to provide exceptional mental health care to our community.

    Lily DuBose

    Lily DuBose

    Hello, I'm Lily DuBose, and I wear many hats with pride. As the Assistant Practice Manager at Future Psych Solution, I'm deeply committed to ensuring that every patient receives the best care possible. My days are a juggling act of managing the practice's operations and supporting my husband, Dr. Don DuBose, in his medical journey.

    Beyond my professional life, I'm a proud mother of five amazing children. They are my greatest blessings and keep me on my toes 24/7. While life can get hectic, I wouldn't have it any other way.

    I find true fulfillment in working with patients and helping them navigate their healthcare journeys. It's a privilege to be part of a team that makes a positive impact on people's lives.

    When I do get a moment to myself, I enjoy growing my faith in God, gardening, and sipping on a good cup of coffee. Family and patient care are at the heart of everything I do.

    In every role I embrace, from practice management to parenting and beyond, my commitment to excellence and genuine care remains unwavering. Thank you for allowing me to share a glimpse into my journey at Future Psych Solution, where passion for patient well-being and the joys of family life converge.