Kenneth W. Phelps, PhD

Medical Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Kenneth W. Phelps, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, specializing in the systemic and biopsychosocial treatment of youth and families coping with a medical and or mental health problems. Dr. Phelps has special interest in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric conditions, with treatment offerings including comprehensive behavioral intervention for Tourette syndrome patients, therapy for obsessive compulsive disorders and cognitive behavioral therapy for a variety of anxiety difficulties. As a family therapist, he often addresses family accomodation, relational cohesion and parenting. 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, and has served on the board for the Children's Trust of South Carolina. He has been published in multiple academic journals and leads the outpatient child and adolescent rotation for general and child psychiatry fellows at Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty(s)Medical Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Board CertifiedLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist

EducationEast Carolina University

ResidencyConcord Hospital - Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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