Embedded Behavioral Health Clinician
Tory earned his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University, and bachelor’s in Human Development and Psychology at Texas Tech University. He is presently pursuing a Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy with Loma Linda University. Tory relies on evidence-based treatment to inform his interactions with clients and employs Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as primary interventions.
Tory is the Responder Support Services Embedded Behavioral Health Clinician with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and sees other first responders in the upstate area of South Carolina. Some of the services that are offered in this role are annual assessments for specialty units within the department, ongoing check-ins for deputies and investigators assigned to high-trauma-exposure areas, and brief and extended individual therapy as indicated by the needs of the deputies and staff with the Sheriff’s Office. Tory is also trained in Critical Incident Stress Management through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and a Fellow of the Anger Management Association. Additionally, he has received advanced training and certification in the diagnosis and treatment of Personality Disorders.
Tory has worked with detention in Greenville and Spartanburg counties for several years prior to joining the staff at RSS. He is excited to be with Responder Support Services and the GCSO and proud to be embedded with the deputies there, working alongside an incredibly dedicated and professional team. He looks forward to continuing to engage deputies, staff, and their families to make sure that the entire LEO family is healthy and resilient.