Susan Gentry, LISW-CP
Director of
Counseling Services
Debra “Joe” Franks,

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.

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 of Concern 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.