Our Independent Counselors

Each of our counselors are licensed by the State of South Carolina to provide counseling services to children, teenagers and adults.  Our primary focus is on the mental health and well-being of children, but we will provide services to parents if necessary to improve the child's outcome.


We have multiple counselors, with varying licensures as shown below, who service the Upstate within the Greenville, Anderson  and Spartanburg areas:  


Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)

Master's in Counseling and/or Psychology, plus supervised experience


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Master's in Psychology and/or Marriage and Family Therapy required, plus supervised experience

Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practice (LISW - CP)

Master of Social Work required, plus supervised experience, and continuing education

Our Mission

To serve children, youth and families through comprehensive community-based mental health services.

Our Vision

To serve the community by providing quality mental health services to children and families in the upstate of South Carolina.


To help each child cultivate improved quality of life;  meaningful activities; recovery and remission from mental illness; positive participation in school life; and, rewarding social interaction with others.

Our Values
Wendy Chaney, Ed.S., LMFT
Practice Administrator

Ed.S, / LMFT /  MA Psychology/ CEO 

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been counseling for over 15 years.  I earned my Master’s Degree from Converse College in Counseling and have created two counseling groups.  Gateway Children's will help those with Medicaid get private counseling attention by highly specialized counselors.




  • To value and treat every child with dignity and respect; accepting their individual differences.

  • All children will be treated with respect, courtesy, kindness and concern, and, there shall be no discrimination based upon ethnicity, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, financial status or political beliefs.

  • Promoting a client-directed, outcome-informed treatment approach that is respectful of families and supports individual and family strengths.

  • Providing family interventions at the earliest point possible to strengthen the family’s ability to care for their children.

  • Maintaining high standards of treatment services and ongoing program evaluation.

  • Working effectively in partnership with other community providers and groups to empower and strengthen families.