Our counselors specialize in trauma recovery, relationship issues, anxiety and depression, behavior problems, addictions, and thought disorders for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
MA, LPC-S (#12535), LSOTP
EMDR, TF-EAP, TF-CBT
I believe that the root of most problems is relationship- with yourself and/or with others. I am committed to help you be able to have deep connected relationships with yourself and others. I have been a counselor for over 20 years in a variety of settings including public schools, The Children's Advocacy, and in private practice. I'm certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Equine Assisted Therapy through Natural Lifemanship, and in Animal Assisted Therapy through Delta Society. I have experience with children, adolescents, adults and in supervising other counselors. I offer a choice of faith based counseling.
You don't have to do this alone. Let me help.
MA, LMSW, LCDC
Recovery from depression, anxiety, and addictions is a process, not an event. Naturally, as humans, we have a desire to heal right away, but we have to remember that change does not occur overnight, and requires patience, trust, and faith. During this time of healing, I can help you identify your feelings and provide a safe place to discuss problems and build on your triumphs.
Working with a therapist is a partnership, as opposed to me telling you what your issues are and expecting you to fix those issues by yourself. Life is extremely challenging right now. Now more than ever, we need purpose, meaning, hope, and confidence.
As a therapist, I’ve helped direct people to the road of contentment for over a decade. My specialty is in locating people’s strengths and building a plan to overcome weaknesses (believe it or not, we all have them!).
I will be real with you, but I will also be gentle and supportive, just as the natural environment around Rock Hill Counseling is.
MS, LPC, NCC
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Anxiety Informed Professional
Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist
Spanish Language Fluent
One of the greatest of all human longings is our desire for relational intimacy. Yet many of us feel isolated and disconnected from both God and others. However, God’s plan from the beginning has been for his people to draw near to Him, and to each other. But though this theme is present from Genesis to Revelation, the church’s understanding of it has often been limited.
Join us at Rockhill as we examine these truths and chart a hopeful path through this season of your life. In my 53 years as a child, wife, mother, teacher and school counselor I have many times been humbled through the circumstances and challenges of my life. But I can truly say that I have a peace and understanding that only my experiences and visiting some deep and dark valleys can bring.
My joy now is to meet with people, just like myself, who are willing to take a bold step, develop healthy relationships, and possibly expose some pain and hurt through the process of therapy. This is where healing can take place. We are not meant to walk alone. We are meant to walk victoriously with hope and a true, deep sense of joy. This is not what this world gives, but it is what the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob can offer.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Scripture tells us to "rejoice in the Lord always." But when life is not giving you much to be happy about, rejoicing is not where your heart is.
Perhaps I can help. having someone to talk with especially someone who has "been there," lets you know that you are not alone and that what you are experiencing is real, personal and part of your journey. There is no one else like you.
Aside from my certifications in trauma, anxiety and autism, I have worked with individuals of all ages, as well as with couples and families, in a wide variety of settings. I have experience in couples and family therapy and can also address the more difficult areas of family and sexual violence. Where grief counseling is needed, I utilize an empathetic, restorative practices approach. With children and adolescents, treatment may include play therapy, animal-assisted therapy, thoughtful exercises and other age appropriate approaches. I love incorporating music therapy (it was my Bachelor's Degree major) into the counseling setting if the fit is right.
Having served as an elementary school counselor for 23 years, I can guide students and family members through the maze of school-related processes and procedures, as well as issues such as bullying, cyber-safety, friendship/relationship conflicts and the like. I have worked with Child Protective Services on a number of occasions. I also understand the special needs of blended families. In fact, my husband and I were foster and foster-to-adopt parents for several years. One of my greatest joys was having the privilege of adopting a teenage girl to go along with our already busy family of six kids (yes, they are adults, but they are always out kids aren't they?)
If you need bi-lingual assistance, I am Spanish-language fluent.
And for those children and adults who are on the autism spectrum, I share your sense of bewilderment and frustration at a world that does not quite seem to understand you. But my training has shown me that there are many tools that can help you grow, adapt and feel better about yourself.
At Rockhill Counseling, you have all kinds of skilled, gentle and wise people available to you. Being a part of that team brings me joy that I hope you find contagious. Together, we can find your personal pathway to hope and peace.
Every person’s life demonstrates the significance and creativity of God. Finding purpose in life with all its joys and trials leads down paths we might not expect, but, in the end, lead to a deeper significance. The understanding of the trial may not be evident at the moment, but with courage and hope, one uncovers healing and freedom. My own journey has led me to Rock Hill Counseling as I complete the final practicum stage of my marriage and family therapy degree. As a wife, mother, small group leader, and licensed drug & alcohol counselor, my years of experience with children, adolescents, women, and families gives me a passion for working with others who desire to embark on a journey of restoration, healing, and hope.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and it is not anxious in the years of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8