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Susan Gentry, LISW-CP
Director of
Counseling Services
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Debra “Joe” Franks,
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Susanne McCarley
Administrative Assistant

Susan Gentry, LISW-CP, obtained a BA in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1995 and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work in 1998. In 2004, Susan became a Licensed Independent Social Worker for Clinical Practice. She worked at Charter Hospital of Greenville for several years before entering private practice. She was in private practice for 6 years before accepting the position of Director of Counseling Services at Presbyterian College.

Hometown: Greer, SC

Hobbies: Spending time with family, sporting events, traveling, and outdoor adventures.

Debra “Joe” Franks, LPC, LAC, LMSW, MAC, obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Lander University in 1980 and earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Clemson University in 1987.  Joe is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and Master Addiction Counselor (MAC-NAADAC). Prior to 15 years of experience serving in the roles of Director of Counseling Services, Substance Use Counselor, CARE Team Coordinator, and/or Student Affairs Director of Assessment & Retention Strategies at Lander University, she was a counselor and clinical supervisor at Cornerstone (an outpatient substance use agency) for 19 years. In 2007, she completed a year of training through the Duke Endowment South Carolina Addiction Fellows program. She is currently a counselor at Presbyterian College.

Hometown: Whitmire, SC

Hobbies: Hiking and backpacking, spending time with friends and family, reading, baking, and cooking.

Susanne McCarley obtained an Associate Degree in Human Services from Piedmont Technical College in 1994.

She began working at PC in 2007 and is the Administrative Assistant for Counseling and Health Services.

Hobbies – gardening, spending time on her farm with her chickens, horse and donkey, time with family, serving her church, attending grands’ sports games.

Make an Appointment or a Referral

To make an appointment, please email the Counseling and Health Center or call 864-833-8263. You can also make a direct referral by completing the Student CARES Form. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call Campus Police at 864-833-8911, 911 or go to the Emergency Department of Laurens County Hospital.