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Our Staff

 

Psychiatrists:

B. Rhett Myers

B. Rhett Myers, M.D.

Dr. Myers is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been practicing general psychiatry for over 32 years. He treats adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients, providing a wide spectrum of psychiatric services. Dr. Myers graduated from Pickens High School in 1965.  He received his B.S. from Clemson University with Highest Honors in 1968 where he was elected to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. He graduated as a Doctor of Medicine Cum Laude from Emory University School of Medicine in 1973 where he was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society.  Dr. Myers completed both his Internship in Internal Medicine in 1974 and his Residency in Psychiatry in 1977 at Oakland Naval Hospital.  He was born and raised in Pickens, South Carolina. 

 


Mario E. Galvarino

Mario E. Galvarino, M.D.

Dr. Galvarino is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been practicing general psychiatry for over 35 years.  He treats adults from ages 18 to 65. 

Dr. Galvarino received his Degree of Medical Doctor from the University of Buenos Aries, Argentina in 1967.  He completed post graduate courses in Family Practice and Ob/Gyn from 1967 to 1968 in Buenos Aires.  In June 1969 he finished his Internship at the Sisters of Mercy Hospital, Denver, Colorado.  Dr. Galvarino held a General Surgery Residency at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania from 1969 to 1971.  In 1974 he completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, South Carolina.  Dr. Galvarino also offers Christian oriented psychiatric care and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

 


Hope P. Cromer

Hope P. Cromer, M.D.

Dr. Hope Cromer is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist as well as an Adult Psychiatrist. Her areas of clinical expertise include the diagnosis and pharmacological management of illnesses such as ADHD, Developmental Disorders, and Affective Disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, and Early-Onset Bipolar Mood Disorder. She evaluates and treats ages 3 – 60 and her practice of general psychiatry includes treating Affective Disorders, Anxiety Disorders with particular interest in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and a variety of Women’s Issues.

Dr. Cromer received her B.S. from Clemson University in 1992 and her Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1996. At Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans she completed her Categorical Internship in Psychiatry in 1997, her Residency in Adult Psychiatry in 1999 and her Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2001 where she was Chief Resident from 2000- 2001.

 


Anthony J. Tridico

Anthony J. Tridico, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Tridico is a Board Certified Psychiatrist.  He is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist as well as an Adult Psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults.  He provides individualized treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders in the outpatient setting.  His interests include ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and complex psychopharmacology. 

Dr. Tridico received his B.S. in Biology from Tulane University in 1991 where he was a member of the Randall Gibson Honor Society.  He graduated with his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine in 1996.  At  Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans he completed his Residency in Adult Psychiatry in 1999 and his Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2001.  He was Chief Resident for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from 2000 – 2001.

 


Jeanne Morrow

Jeanne C. Morrow, M.D.

Dr. Morrow is an Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist.  Her general practice of psychiatry begins with patients 21 and older and she also enjoys working with geriatric clients.  Areas of interest include mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and panic disorders, and menopausal issues including anxiety and depression. 

Dr. Morrow received her B.S. degree from Columbia University in New York in 1969.  In 1983 she received her Medical Degree from Cebu Doctors College of Medicine in Cebu City, Philippines.  She completed her Internship in Internal Medicine at New York University, Beekman Hospital in 1985.  In 1989 she completed her Residency in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia.

 

Therapists:

John Dodenhoff

John R. Dodenhoff, LISW-CP

John Dodenhoff is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clinical Practice.   He has worked as a therapist treating children, adolescents, and adults for 23 years, while also serving geriatric clients.   John specializes in the treatment of dual-diagnosis, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorders.   He treats other clients with attention deficit, obsessive compulsive, posttraumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders.   He utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy techniques, and mindfulness training, while teaching anger and stress management.

John is a native of South Carolina, yet worked as a therapist and clinical director at Charter Psychiatric Hospitals in Alabama and New Mexico prior to moving to Greenville.   He previously worked with an inpatient crisis stabilization and residential treatment program for adolescents addressing behavior problems and parenting skills.

John received his B.S. in Psychology at the University of South Carolina in 1988.   In 1990 he received his Master of Social Work at the University of South Carolina.   He was the Outpatient Coordinator for Addictions and treated dual–diagnosis clients at Carolina Center for Behavioral Health prior to joining Upstate Psychiatry 11 years ago.

 


Susan M. Essich-Kruse

Susan M. Essich-Kruse, LISW-CP

Susan Essich-Kruse is a Licensed Independent Social Worker.  She works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families and is a certified parenting instructor.  She is approved by the state of SC Board to supervise master’s level practitioners seeking independent practice.  Susan’s experience includes treating clients who are experiencing depression, loss, anxiety, divorce and blended families, and those who have been victims of sexual and physical abuse.

Susan received her B.S. as a double major in Sociology and Social Work in 1979 at the University of Maryland, Balto County.  She completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Maryland at Balto in 1982.

 


Pamela J. von Kleist

Pamela J. von Kleist, LISW-CP

Pamela von Kleist is a Licensed Independent Social Worker.  She now has over 25 years experience working with children, adults and families in crisis.  She has a strong background in domestic violence and sexual assault issues including providing services to victims and advocacy.  Her practice interests are in the individual, group and family treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, bi-polar disorders, relationship problems and women’s issues. 

She received her B.S. in Psychology at the College of Charleston in 1984.  In 2000 she received her Master of Social Work at the University of South Carolina.

 


Briana I. Flesch

Briana I. Flesch, LISW

Briana I. Flesch is a Licensed Independent Social Worker.   Her practice interests include depression, relationship problems, anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, mood disorders, personality disorders, women's issues, substance abuse/dependency, and GLBT issues.   She enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults.   Briana Flesch received her B.A. in psychology at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 2007.   In 2009 she received her Master of Social Work at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

Helping people recognize their potential and providing them support and guidance is where her passion lies.

 


Harrison Kisner

Harrison Kisner, LISW-CP

Harrison M. Kisner is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has been practicing in the Greenville area for many years.   His practice includes a focus on adolescents, couples and adult mood disorders.   With a background in various cognitive-behavioral modes, including dialectical behavioral therapy, Harrison approaches behavioral issues with a combination of theoretical and common sense methods.   He also has training and experience in sex therapy.

Harrison M. Kisner is a native of Greenville, South Carolina.   He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee in 1990.   In 1999 he received his Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.   During his USC program he interned at Charter Hospital of Greenville and Piedmont College for Mental Health in Simpsonville, South Carolina.   Harrison has previously been in both group and solo practices and for eight years he taught classes at Clemson University.

 

Upstate Psychiatry P.A.

27 Memorial Medical Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29605
Tel: (864) 295-2221

Fax: (864) 220-6109‎

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