Providing psychiatric services throughout South Carolina

Hours : Flexible schedule, varies by provider.
  Contact : 843-792-9396

Melissa Milanak, PhD

Dr. Milanak specializes in providing evidence-based treatments (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for sleep disorders including insomnia and anxiety disorders including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and specific phobias. She also has significant clinical experience providing treatment for anger management and other emotional processing/regulation issues.

Dr. Milanak is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Instructor in the Sleep and Anxiety Treatment and Research Program (SATRP) as well as the Associate Director for Continuing Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. She received her doctorate in Clinical & Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completed her internship through the Charleston Consortium at MUSC, and completed a two-year NIMH research postdoctoral fellowship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) at MUSC. Her current work focuses on the nature of, etiology, and treatment of PTSD and comorbid sleep disorders as well as examining how sleep can play a role in the onset, maintenance, and/or prevention of PTSD. She also has conducted significant research examining the relationship between PTSD symptoms factors and the processing of emotional information, both in the USA as well as in Northern Ireland.

Dr. Milanak supervises clinical trainees in the SATRP, supervises PGY-3’s in CBT techniques, and serves as one of the Faculty Advisors for the Medical Student Psychiatry Interest Group (SPIG).

Josh Smith, PhD

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) in MUSC's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. His work involves development and delivery of evidence-based treatments for substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Alyssa Rheingold, PhD

Dr. Rheingold is a licensed clinical psychologist whose clinical expertise includes evidence-based treatments for anxiety related difficulties such as social anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and specific phobias. She also specializes in assisting individuals and families cope with grief and traumatic loss.

Elizabeth Santa Ana, PhD

Dr. Santa Ana is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in MUSC Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences who specializes in providing evidence-based treatments for substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, mindfulness based stress reduction, and chronic pain. She welcomes members from the LGBT community and provides both individual and group therapy.

Brian Sherman, PhD

Dr. Sherman is a licensed clinical psychologist who primarily treats depression, anxiety, and addiction.