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Harley Beese, PA-C

Harley was born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio and is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland where he studied Neuroscience and Psychology. He obtained his medical training from Florida International University in Miami, but now calls Greenville home. In his spare time, Harley enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Kathleen (Kat) Black

My name is Kat! I am the practice manager for Taral Sharma M.D., P.C.

Jade Coppola, PA

Jade is a board certified Physician Assistant with a passion for helping underserved and rural communities. She is an honors graduate from Southern Connecticut State University where she studied Psychology and she obtained her Masters Degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Jade relocated to the upstate several years ago after falling in love with Lake Hartwell. In her free time you can find her with her husband, training her three shelter rescue dogs, spending time on home construction projects and hanging out on the lake.

Kelsie Fowler, MSN, APRN, NP-BC

Kelsie Fowler, APRN is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing with honors at Clemson University (2019). She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing with honors at Clemson University (2017). Kelsie has 5 years of acute care nursing experience at Greenville Health Systems/Prisma, where she provided highly skilled and dedicated patient assistance throughout multiple floors-Cardiovascular, Neurology, Orthopedic, Oncology, Palliative, and Nephrology-within the hospital. Kelsie has over 3-year experience as a Nurse Practitioner, which has been under the supervision of Dr. Sharma. She is highly committed to providing exceptional thorough, holistic, and preventative care methods to all of her patients, which will ensure they are capable of enjoying their best health possible. Kelsie recalls childhood stories her mother would tell her about her patients and always enjoyed hearing the joyful, as well as the sad stories. She remembers even at a young age, thinking it would be awesome to make a difference in the lives of those patients. Those childhood stories eventually set her on a path within the medical field as a nursing assistant, working in a skilled nursing facility. This is where she learned how truly rewarding it is to help others. Outside of the office, she enjoys being active-sports and boating-with her family and friends, while also traveling and shopping. She understands in order to fully dedicate herself to her patients, she must also maintain a healthy family life. Kelsie looks forward to the opportunity to see you at Taral Sharma, MD PC.


Betsy Gholson, LPC

I am an LPC who has worked with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, abuse, neglect, trauma, grief, and family of origin issues. My therapeutic style is one where the client is treated with respect and compassion and my theoretical approach combines cognitive behavioral, gestalt, acceptance and forgiveness, and rational emotive therapies. "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." -Helen Keller

Clint Gholson, LPC

"Clint is a Navy veteran and former special education teacher. Clint's experience includes anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. Clint utilizes an eclectic theoretical orientation that includes Cognitive Behavior therapy, Gestalt, and Solution Focused therapy. If you're not getting healed from your pain, you're just spreading it to others."


Drew Hedden

Hi, My name is Drew. I am the Treatment Resistant Depression Coordinator at Taral Sharma M.D., P.C. I have been in healthcare for seven years and I enjoy every minute of it. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband, our son, and our three dogs.

William Hendricks

William Hendricks, PMHNP

Will Hendricks, is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Will is experienced in both psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services. Will also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Taral Sharma, M.D., P.C. Will is passionate about helping others. Will is originally from Georgia, but now calls Upstate South Carolina home. When not in the office, Will enjoys spending time with his wife and their three dogs.

Stephanie Zeiser Johnson, LPC-LAC

Ms. Zeiser Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Addictions Counselor; She has also trained and served as a sexual assault crisis counselor for the state of Connecticut before relocating to South Carolina. She sees clients ranged from adolescent to geriatric age. Her areas of interest include trauma, anxiety, and addiction. Utilizing a multitude of different therapies and interventions- she helps her clients become "unstuck" from their traumas and find joy and purpose in their lives. In her free time, she enjoys endurance sports, hiking, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.


Diana Loffredo, LCISW-CP

Diana Loffredo, LISW-CP. Practioner with 20 years of experience working with vulnerable population. Ms. Loffredo specializes in trauma processing, CBT and DBT, solution focused and strength perspective theories. She is also a mom of two great kids, an avid athlete, runner and yoga instructor.

Ralph Mckenzie Jr., D.O.

Dr. Mckenzie is a board certified general adult psychiatrist serving as the Medical Director at Taral Sharma, M.D., P.C. A native of Charleston, SC, Dr. Mckenzie completed his residency training at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, where he served as the cief resident. Through his research publications, committee leadership, and professional service, he furthers his professional insterests in psychopharmacology, academic psychiatry, and medical education. His enthusiasm, empathy, and commitment to his patient's care best serves his mission of improving the mental health care of the upstate community.

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Kasee Payne

My name is Kasee Payne, Medical Assistant. I hold an Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Health Science. I am responsible for performing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy as well as Spravato treatments and labs. I am immensely passionate about my career and patients. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my two amazing children, Baylee and Brayden.

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Taral Sharma MD, MBA

Dr. Sharma is a board-certified Psychiatrist specialized in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care. Dr. Sharma serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Taral Sharma M.D., P.C. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and their dog Teddy.

Abbie Simmons

My name is Abbie. I run the front office at the Seneca location. I recently graduated with a painting and drawing major, so when I'm not at work I enjoy making art.

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