Counseling Services now available at Clarity with Tara Compton, MEd, LPC

Clarity: The Speech, Hearing, and Learning Center has recently expanded the learning and psychology department to include counseling services with the addition of Licensed Professional Counselor, Tara Compton, MEd, LPC. Tara earned her Masters of Education degree in Counselor Education at Clemson University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina. Tara has provided counseling services to at-risk youth through Intensive In-Home Services, Juvenile Drug Court, and a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, as well as working with adults who struggle with substance abuse.

Tara is currently taking referrals for new clients who need assistance managing symptoms of any of the following

  • ADHD
  • High-Functioning Autism
  • Mild to Moderate Anxiety Disorders/ Phobias/OCD
  • Mild to Moderate Depression/Mood Disorders
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Other Stress Related Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Impulse-Control Disorders
  • Mild to Moderate Substance Abuse
  • Parent-Child Relational Problems.

Tara will provide an assessment to determine appropriate mental health diagnoses and counseling to assist with managing symptoms. Tara’s primary theoretical framework is based on Reality Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Using techniques from these and other therapeutic approaches, Tara is able to help her clients better manage their symptoms and have more control over their lives.

Clarity is currently accepting private pay patients and those with SC Healthy Connections Medicaid. We will soon be able to accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, First Choice by Select Health, Molina, Wellcare, and Absolute Total Care. Please use the attached referral to refer a patient for counseling services or call our office at (864) 331-1400.

Clarity is excited to offer a two week summer reading program: Plant Your Seed to Read! 

We are offering two 2-week sessions during the summer for $300 per week.

1st Session 1: June 19th – June 30th 

2nd Session 2: July 10th- July 21st 

These hours will be filled with fun, engaging games and activities that will focus on improving weak language based skills. Studies have shown that kids lose 30% of the knowledge learned in the previous school year if they do not actively continue to read.

During the two-week program, we will focus on the following skills: spelling, reading, and writing in a multi-sensory learning approach. Children who attend the program will also participate in hands on activities that focus on listening skills and following directions.

Plant Your Seed to Read will be led by Ashley Henderson and Dr. Laura Rogers, who are both experts in reading and intervention. Ashley has over 20 years of teaching experience in both the public school and at a private school for students with language based disabilities. She is also trained in Orton Gillingham and other specialized methodologies that are geared towards specific learning challenges. Dr. Rogers’s research in graduate school focused on reading assessment and intervention. Dr. Rogers is knowledgeable about curriculum based measures and research based academic intervention. With their vast experience they are able to use a variety of strategies to serve diverse learning challenges.

To register for the program contact Clarity at (864) 331-1382.

We look forward to you planting your seed to Read!! 

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