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Yes to The Upside of Life!

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

We had a wonderful time learning about demolishing depression and the positives of the pandemic during our zoom conference.

Below are our panelist and their contact information to further assist you during challenging times!


Ashley Goodwin

Ashley Goodwin, MSW, LCSWA, received her B. S. from the University of South Carolina Upstate in 2007 and earned her Master of Social Work in 2012 from the University of South Carolina. She is an empathetic therapist who is passionate about helping others and will empower you to lead in your own healing.

Ashley offers relevant, real world tools designed to allow you to process your emotions and situations in a safe, strengths-based, person-centered, supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Ashley has over six years experience working with individuals and families to manage depression, anxiety, anger, problems with peer groups, problems related to life transitions, oppositional defiant behaviors in teens and other identified problems in schools, community, confinement and home settings.

You can find her information here on:


Aisha Gordon

Aisha Gordon is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern and Founder and owner of Orchid Soul Wellness and Counseling Services, LLC in Jacksonville, FL. She earned her BS in Psychology from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC and her Master in Social Work from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

Aisha works with kids in alternative education schools focusing on dropout prevention and providing small group and individual therapy/support.

In private practice, Aisha has many years working with individuals, teens, young adults, new mothers, in school, community and home settings. She has experience in working with individuals to manage depression, anxiety, anger, ADHD, issues with life transitions – such as relationships, new marriage, career, and identity crisis. Aisha has personal experience with postpartum anxiety and specialize in treating perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety.

Aisha is a Youth Mental First Aid Facilitator, advocate for Christian therapy, and Prepare Enrich facilitator. She is passionate about working with people to help heal and live emotionally and mentally healthier lives.

Her website is:


Chalah Lykes-Cotton

Chalah Lykes-Cotton is originally from Swansea, SC but currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with her wife of 5 years, who is active-duty military. She graduated from Swansea High School in 2004, where she played basketball, ran track & graduated 3rd in my class.

Chalah went on to attend Clemson University and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & minor in Pan-African Studies. She has a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University and recently gained my certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Chalah now works as a Program Coordinator for the early childhood center of the Applied Behavior Center for Autism in Indiana.

With over 9 years of experience working with children, teenagers and adults diagnosed with mental health disorders and/or developmental disorders, Chalah looks forward to bringing support & helpful tips to anyone who may need it during this unprecedented time.


Dr. Lucina Smith

Lucina V. Smith PH.D is a native of Columbia, SC who now resides in Gaston, SC with her 17 year old son Landen and their dog Lattimore. Lucina is the 4th of 5 children born to Pastor Lucius & Lady Sandra Smith. She is a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Swansea, SC where she is licensed as a minister of the gospel.

Dr. Smith is a licensed professional counselor with 19 years of experience in the counseling profession.

Lucina loves the Lord, loves working with children, crafting, praise dancing, and laughing. Her motto is "My life is God's gift to me, what I do with my life is my gift to God."

You can contact Dr. Lucina Smith here:


Phone #: 803-402-4047

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