Meet Our Team
Born in Darlington, South Carolina, Martrell relocated to Washington, DC to pursue a career in Mortuary Science. While serving in the profession and bearing witness to the tragic ways of death that occurred among young people especially, there grew a strong desire to pursue a degree in Social Work to address underlying problems contributing to destructive pathways and a special interest in loss, grief, and trauma.
Martrell received both a Bachelor and Master’s in Social Work. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore specializing in families and children services. Martrell has a diverse background in working with adults with disabilities, children/families in foster care/adoption, and individuals/families in hospice.
She worked as a residential counselor in Chantilly Virginia helping adults cope with anxiety, depression and grief relating to their mental and physical disabilities. She worked in child welfare services helping children/adolescents who experienced trauma, abuse, and neglect as well as families find stabilization. She served as a bereavement coordinator in Greenville, South Carolina providing counseling to individuals/families facing end-of-life transition and hospice care. She currently works at ReGenesis Health Care as a Behavioral Health Counselor in addition to Innovation Counseling Services.
Martrell special interest is working with individuals who have experienced traumatic grief. Also, in helping adolescents, adults, and seniors grow through challenging experiences by providing a holistic and diverse approach to include cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focus, and dialectical behavior therapy.
It is her belief that every individual has unique strengths, and her goal is to build upon these strengths to help clients live the best quality of life that can be achieved in whatever circumstances.
Martrell is honored to work with Innovation Counseling Services to help individuals learn to cope and reach a healthier and satisfying way of living.
Hi, I am Dena Lee, LMSW, I began work for Innovation Counseling Services, LLC in February of 2022. I currently provide telehealth services out of the State of Colorado. I graduated in 2006 from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and in 2008 I graduated from Denver University with a Master’s in Social Work. I have lived and worked as a Social Worker and Therapist in the areas of Denver, Colorado; Farmington, New Mexico; and just moved from Gaffney, South Carolina. I have worked with many populations of people from clients that have been homeless, to children and families in treatment foster care. I love the field of Social Work and believe counseling can make a difference in the lives of others. I now live back home in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. I have three kids, a 25 year old daughter, a 14 year old son and an 11 year old daughter. I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing and also enjoy painting and crafting with my kids.
Dr. Gene Beckner
Ph.D. & LPC-S
I am excited to be a part of Innovation Counseling Services, LLC as a Supervisor for our counselors.
I have been a member of the Greenville community since 2005. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Arts in Secondary Education from the University of South Carolina in 1993 as well as a Masters in Agency Counseling from Clemson in 2006. I received my Ph.D in Psychology from Walden University in 2014. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in South Carolina.
My life’s work is to minister to those in need as well as equip others to minister to those in need. Helping others to develop mental and emotional well-being are priceless commodities that I desire to multiply as much as possible.
I currently reside in Greenville with my wife, two daughters, and two cats. Life is wild ride sometimes!
Dr. Adrian Green
Ph.D. – LISW-CP
Adrian Green grew up in Raleigh, NC, and found an early love for helping others through community service and participation in church outreach events. Originally a nursing major, Adrian later found her calling in social work and subsequently graduated with a BSW in 2007 and later an MSW in 2011. Adrian is currently finishing up the final requirements for her Ph.D. in Social Work. She’s spent most of her career in child welfare and also has experience in mental health/clinical services, domestic violence, program development and training, child advocacy, and community support services. As an LCSW and now LISW-CP, Adrian has been providing clinical supervision since 2016; helping to train, educate, and influence the next generation of clinical social workers. Adrian’s passion is serving as a change agent for children who have endured trauma. She has found a love of qualitative research during her Ph.D. journey and intends to continue utilizing real-life stories and experiences to advocate for systems and policy changes post-doc.
Adrian currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, James, and their two children, Jase and Janae.
MA, LPC, LBSW
• Graduate of Webster University
• Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
• Master of Arts in Counseling
Yolanda was born in New York and then moved to Miami Florida. Yolanda received their Bachelor’s in Social Work at Limestone College in Greenville SC. Yolanda has 20 years in social services and with that passion in helping people, Yolanda received her Master’s in Counseling at Webster University Greenville SC.
Yolanda has been working as a social worker in skilled nursing homes and helping individuals adjust to challenges and life changes. At the present time, she is a counselor for Department of Juvenile Justice and helping adolescents cope with their challenges and daily decisions. She helps adolescents with their triggers and coping skills. She incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered approach and solution-focus therapy with empathy and care.
Yolanda incorporates an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focus therapy approach to counseling, treating individuals, families and couples with compassion and unconditional positive regard. Yolanda has worked with a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse and behavioral issues.
Yolanda is excited to be a part of Innovation Counseling Services and provide individuals with compassion and empathy, and assist them in finding happiness within themselves and their relationships with others. She believes in providing a cognitive behavioral and a person-centered approach to assist her clients in becoming more self-confident and self-fulfilling. She believes that individuals are distinctive, and her goal is to assist individuals that challenges appear impossible but are not. She believes individuals have the power to learn to love themselves, overcome challenges and live life to the fullest.
Dr. Lonnie Erskine
Ph-D, LPC Clinical Director
• Graduate of Pennsylvania State University
• Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
• Graduate of Walden University
• Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
• PhD Candidate in Human Services
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Lonnie received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, her love and devotion to children and helping others grew into a passion of counseling. Lonnie received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Lonnie worked as a crisis counselor in Estes Park Colorado working with women and children surviving domestic violence and sexual assault. She specialized in trauma helping individuals cope with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, self-injury. Incorporating a person-centered approach to help individuals cope with loss and trauma with empathy and care.
Lonnie incorporated an emphasis on a person center and humanistic approach to counseling, treating individuals, families, and couples with compassion and unconditional positive regard. Lonnie recently worked as a therapist with children and their families in Jacksonville, Florida providing both individual and family counseling in the community and in school. She worked with a multitude of issues including, trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, and behavioral issues.
Lonnie is excited to be a part of Innovation Counseling Services, LLC where she provides individuals with the ability to build healthy relationships with others. She believes in providing a person centered and humanistic approach, helping her clients become more self-actualizing and self-fulfilling. She utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach as well as a dialectical approach as well. She believes that individuals are unique, and her goal is to help individuals learn to love themselves and lead a happier, healthier, and more fulfilled life.
S. Spunette Hawkins
MHA & CRCFA Executive Director
Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Spunette begin her journey in healthcare 12 years ago. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experiences in different areas of healthcare. Her passion to help people has been instilled in her since childhood.
Spunette has received an Associates of Science, Associates of Radiology, Bachelor of Health Sciences, and a Masters in Healthcare Administration. She is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College and South College of Knoxville.
Spunette started her career in healthcare as a Radiologic Tech Intern at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. She worked as a student Radiologic Tech at Holsten Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. After moving back to South Carolina, she started working as the Administrator Assistant at the Reid House Assisted Living in Wellford, SC. She then ventured into the field of Polysomnography, where she became a Certified Polysomnographic Technician, performing sleep studies and various sleep related exams.
Spunette’s passion and love for seniors began to unfold so she decided to get back into Long Term Care and started working in a skilled nursing facility as Admission/Marketing Coordinator, Business Office Manager, and Social Services Director.
Working in various areas has allowed Spunette to become a Licensed Community Care Facility Administrator which also led her to start her very own behavioral & mental health counseling business: Innovation Counseling Services, LLC. Spunette saw a need that was lacking in the community for seniors, especially those who are on Medicare/Medicaid. She wanted to create an avenue that would allow them to embrace their mental well-being and help gain acceptance with transitioning in different stages of life.
Spunette’s purpose is to be obedient to the vision God has shown her for Innovation Counseling Services, LLC. Our vision is to become a pillar in the community, where we can serve a vast majority of people of all ethnic backgrounds, providing therapeutic counseling and helping individuals to do “Old Things In A New Way with a Modern Approach to Mental Health Services”.
Join our team
As Innovation Counseling Services is growing and looking for new support staff, if you feel your skills and qualifications could assist our agency, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and cover letter stating why you would be a great fit. If there are no open positions at the time of your submission, we will contact you when your skills match our needs.
Licensed Mental Health Clinicians
New Graduates* LPC-A, and LMSW
Licensed Mental Health Clinicians