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HopeHealth Welcomes New Behavioral Health Providers

HopeHealth recently expanded its behavioral health team and welcomes four members: Lakyn Bendle, LPC; Natalie Gamble, LPC; La’Toyria Hughes, LMSW; and Ryedenna Simon-McQueen, LPC.

Lakyn Bendle earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science as a clinical counselor from Francis Marion University. She is a certified addiction counselor and helps primary care and pain management patients at the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence as a behavioral health consultant.

Natalie Gamble graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s in experimental psychology, and from Francis Marion University with a master’s in applied psychology. A certified addiction counselor, Gamble is a substance use disorder counselor at HopeHealth in Kingstree.

La’Toyria Hughes graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with her Bachelor of Social Work and the Univeristy of South Carolina, Columbia, with a Master of Social Work. Hughes is a behavioral health consultant at the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence.

Ryedenna Simon-McQueen earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Francis Marion University and a master’s degree in counseling from Webster University. She is a behavioral health counselor at the Medical Plaza and HopeHealth Behavioral Health Services on Palmetto Street in Florence.

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HopeHealth educates its patients on the importance of having a health care home. As a primary care facility, HopeHealth’s medical team works to prevent and detect illness and the early onset of disease, provide routine physical examinations and promote overall healthy lifestyles.

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