SHREVEPORT, LA:  Wright Directions Family Services, a South Carolina based organization providing counseling, medical and skill-building services to youth and families, has become part of Seaside Healthcare, a  behavioral healthcare service corporation headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The four South Carolina locations of Wright Directions join the growing Seaside Healthcare family of behavioral health and substance use programs serving communities across Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. The acquisition became effective on July 1, 2020.

CEO and co-founder of Seaside Healthcare, Franklin Roemer, made the announcement of Wright Directions joining the Seaside Healthcare family, stating, “We welcome Wright Directions into our growing family of mental health and substance use providers serving communities across four states, and look forward to now serving the families of South Carolina through their multi-county clinic locations.”  Roemer continued, “Wright Directions’ reputation for excellence in service delivery and their caring, compassionate staff align well with Seaside Healthcare’s approach of offering accessible, affordable, and high-quality patient & family-centric mental health and substance use services.”

JaWanda McNair, former quality Assurance Manager of Wright Directions will continue in her leadership role with the Ridgeland, South Carolina headquartered company, which began operation in 2011. She will now serve as Chief Executive Officer for Wright Directions as it becomes part of the Seaside Healthcare family. McNair commented on becoming part of Seaside Healthcare, ”The high standards of Seaside Healthcare coupled with their broad experience and resources will allow Wright Directions to not only continue, but to expand our ability to serve across many communities in South Carolina.  With values and objectives that are in close alignment with each other, we will be able to help even greater numbers of  people in our great state with mental health and substance use services.”​

McNair’s career in Behavioral Health spans 20 years including the provision of therapy services for children and families as well as being part of several successful start-ups of private mental health agencies.  She is a graduate of North Carolina State University.

Wright Directions Family Services currently serves South Carolina communities through a network of four operating clinics located in the cities of Hampton, Bennettsville, Loris, and Ridgeland.  Among their broad range of services are mental health assessment and diagnostic evaluations, case management, counseling, crisis intervention services, behavior modification services, family support programs, psycho-social rehabilitation, school based services, summer camp programs, and a variety of community based services for at risk children and families. Wright Directions also works with other community individuals, agencies and organizations in their work to enhance the quality of life for the people whom they serve.  Wright Directions is accredited by CARF, (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

Seaside Healthcare’s CEO, Franklin Roemer commented on the expanding service network of the Seaside Healthcare family, “Seaside Healthcare has a proven record of providing high-quality patient and family-centric mental health and substance use services in all of its multi-state locations.  Our growing organization is proud to now be of service to the people of South Carolina through our newest family member, Wright Directions Family Services.  We welcome their dedicated staff into the Seaside family.”

Seaside Healthcare is a dynamic and growing organization that is currently expanding its mental healthcare delivery system across the south through acquisitions and program development.  More information on Seaside Healthcare can be found through their website at  Questions concerning program development or acquisition referrals can be made to Patrick Doyal, VP of Development at More information on Wright Directions Family Services can be obtained by contacting their corporate office at 843-645-7700 or through their website at