IN LOVING MEMORY
11/4/1947 - 03/16/2021
Dr. Linda Leech was born in Cincinnati, OH. She achieved a Master's in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Mental Rehabilitation Counseling. She became at professor in University of South Carolina's Mental Rehabilitation program at the Master's level. Dr. Leech opened her own private practice to offer Equine-Assisted Therapy in late 2010. She was an LPC-Supervisor and assisted many aspiring counselors to achieve their licenses to practice in the state of South Carolina. Dr. Leech was a co-founder of A New Tomorrow in 2016.
Tara L. Corbett MS, LPC, LPC-S, NBCC
Tara Corbett MS, LPC was born in Sumter, SC. Ms. Corbett is the Director of A New Tomorrow Behavioral Health Services. Ms. Corbett’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree and Masters of Science degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from Francis Marion University. Ms. Corbett specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults with behavior, anxiety, and mood disorders. She also works with couples and families to improve interactions, communication skills, and bonds.
Quanetta Jefferson MA, LPC, NBCC
Quanetta Jefferson was born in Sumter, SC. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella university. Quanetta began her career working at The Early Autism Project with children and adolescents with Autism. Quanetta specializes in working with children and adolescents who presents developmental disorders, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and self-esteem issues. Being a clinician, Quanetta is aware that counseling does not look the same for each individual. She strives to utilize diverse modalities and build strong rapport with every client. She believes that as long as one is ready to welcome change, change is obtainable.
Sara Anderson, MS, LPC, NBCC
Sara Anderson was born in Ohio and moved throughout her life due to her father serving in the United States Air Force and her husband serving in the United States Navy. Currently, Sara resides in Sumter, SC with her husband and three children. Sara earned her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2018 and Bachelors in Psychology from Winthrop University in 2010. Sara specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with various anxiety disorders, depression, body-focused repetitive disorders, grief, self-esteem concerns, and trauma. She takes a person-centered approach to therapy, working collaboratively with the client in identifying their individual therapeutic needs and assisting in developing treatment plans to address these concerns using the best evidence-based approach. Sara recognizes it takes a lot of strength for someone to reach out for help and will do her utmost in helping to support each client in achieving their individual mental health goals.
D'Andra Scott, LPC-A
D’Andra “Dee” Scott was raised in Sumter, SC and currently lives in Columbia with her husband and 5-year-old son. Mrs. Scott earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from College of Charleston and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Mrs. Scott began her career in mental health working as a Behavioral Interventionist for an organization, providing behavior modification and family support for children and their families who experienced behavioral difficulties. Her career further grew as she worked for hospitals, psychiatric treatment centers, and schools, providing counseling services, emotional support, behavior intervention, and group therapy with an emphasis on various topics to include social skills, coping skills, self-esteem, and anger management. Mrs. Scott specializes in working with children, adolescents & families, but enjoys working with adults as well. She uses a diverse range of treatment modalities, including but not limited to psychodynamic, person-centered, multicultural, and cognitive-behavioral therapies, depending on the needs of each individual client. Mrs. Scott is a firm believer that 1) if you are willing to change, you will change, and 2) the therapeutic relationship is key in success in treatment. Therefore, she strives to build a positive rapport with every single one of her clients while empowering them to see that change is possible in each of them, as long as they believe.
Kennedy Lucas, MA, LPC-A
Kennedy Lucas was born in Charleston, SC. Mrs. Lucas completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Columbia College, SC in 2018. She is currently finishing her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir - Rhyne University, and is set to graduate December 2022. Kennedy is currently an intern, and enjoys working with children and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, behavior problems through play and art therapy.
Roberto Vazquez was born in Puerto Rico and currently lives in Lexington, SC. Mr. Vazquez's educational background includes a Bachelor degree in Biology from University of Puerto Rico and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. He is currently an intern for A New Tomorrow in Sumter. He enjoys working with adults, children, adolescents in anxiety and panic attacks, behavior problems, depression, grief and attachment.
Cheyenne Chewning, Intern
Cheyenne Chewning was raised in Greenville, SC and currently resides in Columbia. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Cheyenne is pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University and is expected to graduate in the summer of 2023. Cheyenne is currently an intern and enjoys working with children and adolescents.
Ryan Buell, Intern
Ryan Buell was raised in Sumter, SC and graduated from Sumter High School in 2000. He attended college at Penn State University where he received a bachelor's degree in journalism. He worked as a freelance journalist and producer for several years before deciding to return to school to become a professional counselor. He is currently finishing his master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Carolina - Columbia. He will graduate in May 2023. Ryan is currently an intern and enjoys working with adults, adolescents and children, with emphasis on trauma, spirituality and family, as well as LGBTQIA+ issues, anxiety and emotional support. He believes heavily in advocacy work and his theoretical orientation is Adlerian (Individual) Psychology.