Individual counseling for men & women
2917-B Millwood Avenue, Suite 103
Columbia, South Carolina 29205
Overwhelmed, worried or stressed?
Do you look like you have it together but inside you feel frazzled or disconnected?
Is your body trying to give you signs that you are in pain or anxious?
Struggle with anxiety or depression?
Relationships dragging you down?
Are life events causing you distress?
Wake up in the middle of the night with your mental wheels spinning?
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RELATIONSHIP / MARRIAGE / COUPLES COUNSELING
Is there constant arguing in your relationship? Or sometimes worse - silence?
Infidelity / Affair?
Lack of intimacy?
Learn more about how Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) can help your relationship.
Welcome! I felt led to go into the counseling field and my heart's desire is to come alongside you and support you. I realize that entering into a counseling session with a stranger can be scary and intimidating. I am neither of those! Friends have described me as nurturing, genuine, trustworthy and funny. I believe that humor can often help us handle the extremely serious concerns that you may bring into session.
I have worked with children, adults, families and couples. Some of the issues we have tackled have included anxiety, depression, anger, grief, alcohol/drug addiction, infidelity, behavioral issues, sexual abuse, pre-marital and marital concerns, along with personality and career assessments.
As much as I love the children I have counseled, currently my primary focus is to work with adults and couples. I love working with individuals just as much as I do with couples. It’s totally different work but I would not give up one for the other. I only wish I had more time to see more clients because helping people is my passion.
There is probably nothing you could share with me that I have not dealt with either professionally or personally. I have learned that my journey can be beneficial to you because I can empathize with you. This may mean that I cry with you and sit in the pain for a bit. I also will love you enough to possibly say, "This isn't healthy for you. Let's find a better way." I also hope that we can laugh through the journey. (Feel free to read my Blog on why I am not judging you.)
I am thoroughly trained to diagnose and treat mental disorders using the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). I take research and effective treatments seriously. I am always working to learn both old and new ways to bring balance into your life. This life we live is always changing but we do not have to be tossed about by our challenges.
In therapy, I typically make use of Person-Centered Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Solution Focused Therapy. With couples I use Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), which is the "gold standard" for couples work.
I enjoy working from a holistic perspective and am concerned about your emotional, relational, spiritual and physical health. As needed, I will make referrals to various medical professionals to ensure that your needs are thoroughly met.
Please give me a call and we can briefly discuss whether I feel I can be helpful to you. If you decide to move forward with me then you can make an appointment to meet for an initial assessment.
I will provide you with a link to my electronic health record. This contains my Informed Consent for you to review and sign before our session. You can also enter background information in this secure and confidential online form.
Once we meet, we can determine where you want to go and how to get there. This is a collaborative process and it is tailor made to fit you.
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My office offers abundant parking and is convenient for many areas of Columbia, South Carolina:
Blythewood (29016), Camden (29020), Cayce (29033), Chapin (29036), Elgin (29045),
Downtown Columbia (29201, 29203, 29204, 29205, 29206), Irmo (29210, 29212, 29063), Lexington (29072),
Northeast Columbia (29223, 29229), West Columbia (29169)