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, LPC- Intern (#78083); Supervised by:
Every person is seen in at least two ways...as they see themselves and as others see them. Many times, the gap between these two perspectives can create differing expectations, inner turmoil and conflict which are projected onto our relationships. This perspective gap can result in stress, anxiety and depression. I am focused on helping clients to heal through exploration and acceptance of themselves and helping them move toward whom they wish to become individually and relationally. I am also willing to explore spirituality and religion with those who consider it beneficial on their path toward healing.
My specialty is the restoration of relationships...the relationship you have with yourself and with others. One method of counseling used for achieving relational wholeness is Equine Assisted Therapy. I help individuals, couples and families work through issues that cause isolation, restore connection and improve quality of life.
In my experience I have compassionately dealt with pre-adolescents, adolescents and families victimized by sexual abuse. I also work with individuals and couples dealing with transition difficulties, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. All services are designed to strengthen you for healthy relationships and healthy living.
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
My therapeutic approach is largely person centered. I believe that an individual possesses the intrinsic resources he or she needs to assist him or her in coping with both every day and significant life events. At times, these resources may not be realized or accessible from the individual's point of view. Counseling is a collaborative learning experience that provides a means for individuals to explore themselves and to modify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My warm and knowledgeable manner helps to promote awareness and insight to empower clients for change.
I view counseling as an art as well as a science. My goal is to establish a safe, accepting, and genuine therapeutic relationship so that the individual will be better able to realize, gain access to, process, explore and/or learn about his or her resources and capabilities. I believe that an individual’s faith can be a vital part of the counseling process and am open to exploring spirituality as we work together.
I am passionate about helping people of all ages achieve optimum mental health. My professional and personal experience, insights, and intuitive nature enable me to provide valuable assistance to my clients.
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
MA , LPC
I am passionate about creating and contributing to an environment where people are encouraged to grow to their fullest potential throughout all aspects of their lives. All of us have, at one point, been through difficult circumstances; some devastating. My focus is working collaboratively with those in need, lacking hope and creating a warm, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment as an avenue to achieve positive change and healing.
I have clinical experience working with individuals, young adults, couples, families and adolescents in crisis, providing support as they navigate towards healing, stability and resilience. In addition I have experience working with parenting skills, divorce, co-parenting, grief and loss. I am a Certified Anger Management Specialist. I utilize a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT, Family Systems, Reality Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy, individualized towards focusing on your unique strengths. I am equipped to employ your Christian faith throughout any modality if you would like.