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.
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