Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC
I enjoy working with individuals to help them uncover patterns of behavior or thinking that are interfering with their personal growth. By addressing the underlying issues that are creating problems, you will be able to create lasting change and transformation. I welcome clients working through life issues including; depression, anxiety, grief, relationship concerns, self-esteem, trauma, parenting, marital issues, and behavioral issues to name a few. In addition to individual therapy, I also offer couples and family therapy where we will work together to develop a functional system that will serve your individual needs.
Hello! I'm glad you are considering counseling; it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it reflects your strength. Therapy can help you cope with life's situations in a safe and relaxed environment while strengthening your sense of purpose. I offer a supportive approach and I will work with you to help you meet your personal goals and needs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in South Carolina and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio; I provide psychotherapy to individual adults and couples. Throughout my career, I have helped clients with PTSD, grief, depression, and anxiety.
Living with memories of abuse or other traumatic events can be exhausting and overwhelming. Life seems unbearable and you feel isolated and alone. You’ve tried to numb the pain with alcohol, drugs, work, food, or exercise. You've tried to block out the memories by keeping yourself so busy you don’t have time to think or feel. Maybe you cut your arms to escape the emotional pain by focusing on the physical pain. No matter how hard you've tried, you couldn't numb, block, or escape the memories. You want peace, healing, comfort, safety, and security. You want to feel loved and lovable. There IS hope and you CAN heal from your past.
We provide trained Licensed Professional Counselors, offer a diverse staff to meet most client preferences. Our Vision is to become the leading provider of behavioral health services throughout the State of South Carolina and Georgia abroad. Principles of WOL include helping individuals families manage and cope with life. By this standard, WOL is thankful to be able to provide services that will have a lasting impact for the good. Our experienced licensed counselors are committed to serving those in need of behavioral health services. "At WOL people come first and they are respected no matter the condition or circumstance".
Accepting NEW clients! Sometimes life feels overwhelming and out of control. It can leave us feeling consumed by stress, anxiety, anger, depression, and hopelessness. While these emotions are an expected part of life, there are times they can grow so strong and intense that we feel powerless to manage them on our own. We may see their impact on various parts of our life – family, work, social relationships, our ability to feel pleasure, our overall quality of life. If this resonates with you, if this is what you are experiencing, therapy can help.
Why is my daughter struggling to read? Am I making my anxious child more worried? How can I connect with my son with Autism? What strategies work best? How can I help my child? Parenthood can be overwhelming, but there is help and support for you. A complete evaluation provides you with detailed insight regarding your child’s mind. Understanding your whole child is the first step in giving them the strength and skills needed to be healthy and successful in their future.
It is my pleasure to work with patients ages 10 years through adult. Treatment for anxiety, panic, depression, PTSD, grief, abuse, AD/HD and personality disorders is available for individuals. I also work with parenting, family, couple issues, blended families and co-parenting.
A child (all ages) goes from a less structured environment (home) to school. This can be a challenge on so many levels. The system is desiring for conformity and the child does not wish to leave it's creativity side. So teaching those special kids (all ages) to navigate their own forest of confusion. Their issues are many at so many levels, feeling lost, unaccepted and ultimately not valued. This harms their self worth, identity, and perception of how they fit in or whether they fit in at all. They want to discern on how to find those who they need to fit in with. This is a life long process of the search.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CCTP
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I began working with families impacted by an Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2002, later becoming a special education teacher and certified autism consultant. I returned to graduate school and earned my Master of Education in Counselor Education for Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta University in 2013. In 2016, I returned to Augusta University and completed coursework toward the School Counseling Certification. After years of planning, I launched my own practice, Pritchard Counseling & Consulting, in April 2021.
Quality of life suffers - we suffer - when we feel pushed, pulled, stressed, judged, or used by people who are important to us. We look away from that emotional pain and cope -- at home, at work, and in the world. We lose ourselves and our dreams. If that's you, therapy (counseling) can help. Most likely there are patterns you are repeating. And, even if people in your life are stressful, there's a reason you have those people in your life, and there are ways you relate to them that you can change. You can feel better. I can help.
First and foremost, I love my work as a therapist. I bring to my mental health practice 17+ years of professional counseling experience assisting adults struggling with addictions, current and past trauma, personality disorders, mood instability, anxiety, and the like. My counseling experience includes facilitating open intensive outpatient therapy groups, in addition to guiding individual sessions. My therapy approach focuses on the person's strengths utilizing a cognitive behavioral (CBT) framework and incorporates dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) insight and lessons. My patients and I also laugh a lot.
As a licensed professional counselor, I feel my job is to help individuals generate creative solutions to problem areas in life, while providing support and empowerment. I believe that every human deserves the right to have a life that is worth living. Sometimes outside help is needed to generate that life. I strive to work with clients on gaining a better understanding of themselves and their behaviors, pull from their strengths, find courage to face discomfort and change, and free themselves of any emotional burdens. We will set realistic goals together and work to remove internal/external barriers to these.
The Georgia Family Crisis Solutions has as its mission to provide to all children and adults, experiencing the crisis of life events, the most current, correct information concerning therapy in a manner that is nurturing, non-threatening and non-judgmental. It is our goal to be the model for accountability in all areas of business, especially concerning children.
Samantha enjoys working with adults, children, families, and couples of all ages, cultures, religions, and sexual orientations. She practices with an open mind and heart from an integrative approach that includes aspects of cognitive, behavioral, existential, mindfulness, and other modalities to ensure optimal results and symptom and stress reduction. Samantha can help you combat depression and anxiety, work through PTSD symptoms, navigate LGBTQ challenges so you can be true to yourself, assist with organization, life planning, making and meeting goals, and ultimately help you find your happiness.
My goal as a therapist is to be a catalyst for the innate healing that exists in my clients. I am a psychotherapist, author and educator who specializes in helping people find solutions to problems in daily living. I also teach other therapists how to be more creative and effective in workshops around the country. My private practice is intentionally kept small and individualized as I believe each person is unique and does not fit into any rigid preconceived treatment plan. Respect, dignity, and hope are at the heart of my work with people.
After earning a Master's in Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 2003, I began working at Steppingstones as a group therapist. While I am not recovering from a substance use disorder myself, I have an extensive understanding of the progression of addiction, the process of recovery, and family dynamics of addiction. In addition to addiction treatment experience, I find fulfillment working with the various issues faced by emergency responders, including law enforcement officers, paramedics and fire fighters, as well as people seeking help for mental health concerns.
Through counseling, I help individuals find practical ways to experience some relief from the stress life brings. Whether you want to learn skills to handle anxiety or feel held back from reaching your goals, I provide a safe and accepting environment for individuals to grow. I understand worry can weigh you down and finding a work-life balance can be difficult. Utilizing empathy, understanding, and support, I aim to help you gain the skills to handle life's ups and downs. I believe each person is unique and I take a client-centered approach to treatment, where clients are at the forefront of the therapeutic process.
I believe there are many people who suffer silently. It can be difficult to reach out for help, especially when feeling alone, vulnerable, misunderstood, or hopeless. I often work with adults who have been struggling with their sense of self, though they appear "okay" to others. Many of my clients have recent or past unresolved trauma and/or childhood issues that have never been fully resolved.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve emotional well-being and balance through a non-judgmental, person-centered therapeutic approach. There is hope. You don't have to continue living with constant stress, depression, or anxiety. Your relationship does not have to remain unfulfilling or even toxic. You can regain the balance you need to thrive. And what's even better...you don't have to do it on your own. Let me help you find your voice and own your power. Everybody hurts...sometimes. It does not have to be forever.
Seeking therapy can be difficult, and it can be hard to talk about issues with debilitating symptoms. As a Licensed Master Social Worker, my goal is to meet you where you are, build a strong therapeutic relationship, and develop treatment plans that are specific to you as an individual. I work with adults (17+) with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD. I have experience with medical social work, managing chronic pain and illnesses, grief, suicide prevention, and military and veteran populations. If you are struggling, I want to make sure you get the therapy and interventions you need to make positive changes in your life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in North Augusta are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in North Augusta then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in North Augusta, or Child Psychologists in North Augusta.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like North Augusta psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in North Augusta specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.