HomeSpecialties Palmetto Health USC Physician
Kenneth W. Phelps, PhD
Medical Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Board Certified
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
East Carolina University
Concord Hospital - Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program

Kenneth W. Phelps, PhD, joined the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group in 2010. Prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Phelps worked as a relational and behavioral therapist within both inpatient and outpatient pediatric clinics. Dr. Phelps works as a medical family therapist, specializing in the systemic and biopsychosocial treatment of youth and families coping with a medical and/or mental health problems. He has special interest in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric conditions. Specific treatment modalities offered include: Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) offered through the Tourette Center of Excellence; Exposure Therapy with Response Prevention (ERP) and Habit Reversal for Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders; and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for an array of anxiety difficulties. As a family therapist, Dr. Phelps frequently addresses family accommodation, relational cohesion, and parenting in his practice. Dr. Phelps is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Trust of South Carolina. He has been published in the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Social Indicators Research, Academic Psychiatry, and Family, Systems, and Health. As an educator, he leads the outpatient child and adolescent rotation for general and child psychiatry fellows, as well as gives didactics on a variety of evidence-based therapies.