I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has specialized in individual, marriage, and family therapy for over twenty five years. During this time, I have had the great privilege to be trained by some of the "mental health masters". On a personal level, these experts enriched my life; on a professional level, they enriched my skill set. They also set the bar and I strive to offer my clients this same standard of excellence.
I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist and my fundamental therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Eclectic in nature, I tend to integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, my goal is to work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committted to accomplishing.
I recently became certified as a Life Coach and have found this new facet to my practice to be exciting. Life coaching is more than a collection of techniques and skills. A Life Coach serves as a catalyst for the clients' success whether it be in the world of work, education, or relationships.
With over 25 years experience as a mental health therapist, I am currently in private practitioner in Bluffton, S. C. working with a broad spectrum of clients. My ideal client is one who allows me to join them in co-creating the goals necessary to resolve the presenting issues. I also offer services as a Forensic Consultant in Divorce cases involving child custody. I have also served as an expert witness in Criminal court around issues of child abuse. Services can also be provided via telephone and SKYPE.
Converse College, BA
Clemson at Furman MBA
Clemson University, MEd
University of Georgia,
University of Sarasota, EdD. (Counseling Psychology)
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Professional Counselor, South Carolina
Licensed Addiction Counselor, South Carolina
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, South Carolina
Licensed Professional Counselor, Georgia
Nationally Certified Counselor
Nationally Certified School Counselor
Nationally Certified Clinical Supervisor
Nationally Certified Life Coach
State of South Carolina recognition for services to children.
Pickens County Prevent Child Abuse, founding member
Multidisciplinary Training in Collaborative Divorce
Gottman Couples Therapy
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Specialized traiining in giving and interpreting the MMPI (Kent State University)
Certification in Horticulture Therapy (Colorado State University)
Biofeedback (University of Sarasota)
Trauma, Attachment, and the Body (Bessel van der Kolk)
EMDR (Francine Shapario, Baltimore Maryland)
DBT (Marsha M. Linehan (Cape Cod series, and Atlanta, Georgia)
Attention Deficit Disorder (Russell A. Barkley)
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Counseling Association
National Board for Certified Counselors
Licensed Professional Counselor of Georgia