Colleen Goff MA, LPCS
Adult 18 and up: Hypnosis, EMDR
Colleen Goff is a Licensed Professional Therapist and the Clinical Director of ACG.
Colleen received her Bachelor of Science degree Social Psychology from Parks University and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Webster University.
Colleen was four classes away from a degree in Aeronautical Engineering when she was told she was being deployed to Bahrain during the Gulf War. She was fascinated by the variety of behaviors and coping mechanisms her fellow Marines displayed. When she returned stateside, she changed her degree to Psychology and has been working as a counselor since she retired from the Marine Corps in 1998.
Colleen is trained by EMDERIA to provide EMDR to survivors of trauma. She was also trained by a wonderful man named Fredrick Mau in Clinical Hypnotherapy and completed level one of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RLT). Colleen is a trained Child-Centered Play Therapist and Filial Therapist. She uses an eclectic approach to treatment since she does not believe a single therapeutic technique works with everyone.
When Colleen has the opportunity to break away from ACG, she enjoys shopping, driving and spending time with her grandchildren.
Robert is a board-certified Psychiatrist who grew up in Spartanburg, SC. Robert completed his Bachelors of Science degrees in Psychology and Biology from the College of Charleston. He then earned his MD and residency training in Psychiatry from the Medical University of South Carolina.
As a psychiatrist, Robert has experience working with a diverse population of patients, including in prisons, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse treatment clinics, and community mental health centers. He specializes in working with patients struggling with Mood or Anxiety Disorders and ADHD.
In his spare time, when he’s not playing on the beach with his two dogs Kaya and Zoey, he enjoys kayaking, hiking, and watching movies.
Women's Issues, Addiction and Couples :EMDR, Gottman, SYMBIS
Natasha was born in Jacksonville Florida, but calls Honolulu, Hawai'i her home. After moving from Hawai'i, Natasha moved to Virginia to complete her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Liberty University. She started her career as an Elementary Education teacher focusing on children with Individual Education Plans (IEP) or learning disabilities. Once Natasha left the classroom, she then began working with adolescents suffering from substance use disorders in their homes and in schools. She has worked and gained experience working in several different clinical settings, such as inpatient and outpatient substance abuse and mental health for women and children, methadone clinics, outpatient programs with Veterans Affairs, partial hospitalization and hospitalization programs.
Natasha specializes in working with women suffering from depression and anxiety, with a particular interest in working with depression during pregnancy and postpartum as well as addiction during pregnancy. She enjoys working with women and their partners on issues related to fertility, pregnancy loss or termination, pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, and the adjustment to parenthood. She is also passionate about working with men, women and children who are struggling with addiction and offers a welcoming and supportive landing place where your immediate concerns and longstanding issues are honored and respected.
When Natasha is not working with her clients, she enjoys the beach, exploring new restaurants and traveling.
David is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, but now calls Walhalla, South Carolina home. Growing up, his parents were active duty in the Marine Corps; therefore, David has had the opportunity to move around…A LOT! Once David graduated into adulthood, he joined the Coastguard where he was able to serve our country and community by providing maritime law enforcement and search and rescue services.
After serving our country, David progressed into another helping field. As a Certified Hypnotist, his approach to hypnoses and life coaching creates a natural bridge between mind and body. David works to make each session an individualized experience and focuses on your intentions. Whether your goal is to sleep better, reduce pain, achieve a healthy weight, or conquer limiting beliefs, hypnosis can help your mind to work for you in new ways.
David has worked in a multitude of counseling settings such as inpatient mental health and addiction, outpatient, opioid replacement clinics and re-entry programs.
When David is not working at ACG Counseling, he can be found at the range, near the water or spending time with his family
Dani is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the upstate for 15 years. Originally from Canada, Dani found herself in Pendleton, South Carolina as an adolescent and fell in love with the area. Dani attended Clemson University earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Dani furthered her education at Clemson earning a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an Educational Specialist degree. Through her internships, Dani conducted Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, as well as traditional talk therapy. After graduation, she accepted a Masters Therapist position at Generations Group Home PRTF located in Fountain Inn, SC.
While at Generations, Dani focused on stopping the cycle of sexual abuse by working with at risk adolescent males and their families, providing individual, group and family therapy. Dani has experience working with trauma, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, emotional regulation skills, crisis management, and working with juvenile offenders. Dani uses a person-centered approach to therapy as well as aspects of solution-focused and Cognitive Behavioral styles to work with her clients through the therapeutic process.
In her spare time, Dani enjoys her time with her fiancé and their two dogs. She also enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, crafting and playing video games.
Non-Directive Play Therapy
Raised in Knoxville Tennessee, Matt spent his early years playing sports and enjoying the great outdoors. Matt exchanged the Great Smokey Mountains for the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2010 when he enrolled at Clemson University. After graduating from Clemson with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Matt decided to remain in the Upstate to complete a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While pursuing his degree, Matt had the opportunity to work for a therapeutic boarding school to mentor adolescent males. Since completing his master’s degree Matt has worked in an outpatient treatment facility helping clients struggling with substance abuse issues.
Matt has experience working with adolescent males, adults, couples, and groups. Matt has experience working with a broad range off issues including ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, anger issues, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, family of origin concerns, identify issues, trauma, and substance abuse. Matt attempts to make counseling creative, fun, and engaging by bringing an eclectic approach to therapy. Matt utilizes a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, MIGP, motivational interviewing, mindfulness training, solution-focused therapy, anger management, social skills training and emotional regulation to best assist his clients.
When Matt is not busy at ACG, he enjoys long walks with his wife and two dogs, being on the lake, and hiking in the mountains.
Michael was born in Schenectady New York, moved to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 2003 and relocated to the Upstate of South Carolina in 2012. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Siena College in Albany New York and then his Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016.
Michael started his career in the mental health field in 2003 working with court adjudicated youth’s in Pittsburgh as a primary youth counselor. Michael relocated to the Upstate and worked with adolescents who suffer from substance abuse disorder at White Horse Academy in Travelers Rest, worked with children who suffer from the Autism Spectrum Disorder as an ABA Line Therapist, and then took a job as a school based counselor for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health at Powdersville High School.
Michael specializes in working with adolescents who suffer from anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, and trauma. Michael is passionate about providing a warm safe environment where adolescents feel safe and are able to find peace and heal from life’s many complex problems.
When Michael is not working he enjoys getting a workout at the gym, cooking Italian food, and attending sporting events. Michael is an avid Boston Redsox fan.