(803) 207-0558 3TreesRockHill@gmail.com

Our History

Three Trees Center for Change, LLC was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing the community with educational and treatment responses for individuals engaged with the legal system. Our mission from the start has been to increase community safety and decrease offender recidivism through evidence based programs. We have grown a lot over the years and in addition to our local classroom based services also offer programs through our e-courses and homestudies. We were also the recipients of the “Linda J. Allen Community Service Award for significant contributions that have brought honor and credit to the field of criminal justice in South Carolina.” We hope this website has all the information that you need, but if not feel free to give us a call at (803) 207-0558. Below you can get to know the people who run Three Trees Center For Change.

Our Mission

It’s really simple….

increasing community safety by reducing offender recidivism

Our Management Team

Once you learn a little about us, we hope to learn a little about you! We look forward to hearing form you.

Ben Motley - Founder

Ben Motley - Founder

Benjamin Motley, MA, CCFC, CCSOTS is the Founder and Director of Three Trees Center for Change.  He is a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor, and a Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist. Prior to Three Trees, Ben supervised court diversion programs and worked as a mental health therapist in residential treatment facilities and community mental health agencies. Ben has been awarded clinical membership in the internationally recognized Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and has received specialized training in the assessment of sociopathic/psychopathic offenders. Ben is the recipient of the Linda J. Allen Community Service Award for “significant contributions that have brought honor and credit to the field of criminal justice.” Ben developed the Stop Drop Think forensic counseling model that emphasizes the use of evidence-based practices, accountability and community teamwork in working with offenders, including the series of Stop Drop Think forensic counseling workbooks and E-Courses.

Jamesa Motley - Clinical Supervisor

Jamesa Motley - Clinical Supervisor

Jamesa Motley, MA, LPC, NCC is the Clinical Supervisor for Three Trees Center for Change.  Jamesa is a native of Florence, South Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and her masters in Mental Health Counseling. She has had over fifteen years of experience working to improve her community through working with juvenile and adult offenders. Jamesa is a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor and certified in Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the South Carolina Counseling Association. Jamesa co-authors the Stop Drop Think forensic counseling work book series and as a graduate of the University of South Carolina-Columbia, she is a die-hard Gamecock fan.

Melissa Rowell - Assistant Director

Melissa Rowell - Assistant Director

Melissa Rowell is the Assistant Director for Three Trees Center for Change.  Melissa is a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina. She graduated in 2013 from Winthrop University with her undergraduate degree in Psychology.  Melissa spent the first 5 years of her professional life as a probation officer with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon services.  She was one of the first domestic violence offender specific agents in the state where she received specialized training in the supervision of domestic violence offenders and the factors that lead to creating positive life change, while ensuring victim and community safety.  Melissa is excited to continue this work through her role as the Three Trees Center for Change Assistant Director where she facilitates classes, supervises case management and develops our programs and curriculums.

Supporting Staff

The following individuals work with Three Trees to offer their expertise and to support our work of increasing community safety by decreasing offender recidivism.

Dr. Mahir, Shah, MD

Dr. Mahir, Shah, MD, was Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2006. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1999. Over the course of his career, he has worked in several inpatient and outpatient facilities in the public and private sectors including Veterans Affairs hospitals and the World Health Organization. He has extensive expertise in forensic psychiatry and treating geriatric, adult and adolescent patients. He has in-depth experience in psychopharmacology as well as individual, family, and group therapy, including psychodynamics and psychoanalysis.

Kevin Faulkenberry, MA, LISW-CP

Kevin Faulkenberry, MA, LISW-CP is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clinical Practice (LISW-CP.)  Kevin received his Masters Degree in Social Work in 1997 and has worked in a variety of private and governmental organizations since then.  Kevin worked for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health where he served a family therapist and later as the State Director for Multisystemic Therapy Practices (MST.)  As an Adjunct Instructor at Winthrop University, Kevin taught both graduate and undergraduate Social Work classes for several years before working in private practice as a family therapist and family court mediator.

Tiffany Byrd, LMSW

Tiffany Byrd, LMSW is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University where she was a student-athlete. She went on to pursue her graduate degree in Social Work, as well as her Law degree from the University of South Carolina. After graduating with her Master’s in Social Work, and her Law degree in 2013, she joined Safe Passage as a counselor, where she is currently the Associate Director of Programs and Services. Tiffany supports Three Trees by facilitating groups for adults and juveniles and providing a victim service perspective to ground the work we do.

Bill B., MBA, MCP

Bill B., MBA, MCP, is our Technical Director, developing and managing our e-classrooms. He published his first website in 1996 and since then has built and managed websites for the Government and the private sector. He has over fifteen years experience working for fortune 500 organizations and specializes in learning management programs. Bill has an undergraduate degree in Human Psychology from the University of Oregon and an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the past 10 years he has resided in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Ben and Bill met working together in a school in Sacramento CA in 1999 and have been friends ever since.