“What if I miss up?” “If I don’t do well on this report/presentation I will get fired and then I will lose my home.” “If it’s not perfect then it’s not good enough, I’m not good enough.” Do these thoughts remind you of anything? This is what anxiety sounds like, a cycle of thoughts that lead to feelings of exhaustion, fear and loss of control. Anxiety can also lead to loss of relationships, trouble at work, physical and medical concerns and keep you from reaching true happiness.
Counseling is a method of partnering with clients to gain insight, set goals, identify healthy and maladaptive patterns of thinking and behavior, and move toward growth and healing. I consider it a great privilege to help people achieve their goals, improve their relationships and adjust to challenges and difficulties. I have experience working with children (age 6+), adolescents, and adults. I specialize in working with clients experiencing grief/loss, anxiety, life transitions, and attachment issues.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, NCC, LPC
**Not Accepting New Clients**. I haven't met you yet, but I am proud of you for taking this step. I don't know what brought you to where you are today, in this moment, but I am so glad you are here. I haven't heard your story, but I imagine it is one of great strength and courage. No matter how confused, frustrated, hurt or scared you may be feeling, I am hopeful that we can work together to reduce your distress, reach your goals and increase your joy. I am here to meet you right where you are on your journey, without judgement, and to offer compassion, hope, insight and encouragement. You CAN do this.
Do you ever feel frustrated by your own emotions? Do you ever drink, use drugs, over-eat, isolate, or get into fights because of intense feelings? It's not uncommon to do something unhealthy to avoid, numb, or escape uncomfortable emotions. However, learning about this "delicate and sophisticated internal guidance system" can help navigate your relationships, career, and life in general with more ease.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, MA, NCC
I am a kind, gentle, and straight-forward therapist who will help you reach your goals and a better quality of life through counseling. I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. I mainly utilize EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing which utilizes Bilateral Stimulation to reprocess memories so that they no longer have lasting emotional charge and distress. I also utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, and Play Therapy as they fit the needs of my clients.
Feel overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, or a major life transition? Fear of making mistakes can minimize your life and leave you feeling small, unseen, and undone. Let's get you unstuck and move the ball forward. Fear and anxiety can be overcome. As we work together you will increase your self-compassion and make the shifts necessary to live a life without fear. Break free of the hamster wheel of worry, doubt, pain, and unhealthy behavior. I offer a safe space to be you, while providing insight, education, growth challenges, and honor.
I am a clinical psychologist providing counseling to couples, families, children, adolescents and adults. My services are offered to the greater Charlotte area. I provide treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, medical problems, attention and focus problems and grief and loss issues. I completed my doctorate at the University of South Carolina. I am passionate about my work with clients and enjoy learning and developing new skills and techniques to support them in managing the complexity of their daily lives.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, LICSW, BC-TMH
I treat and support adults experiencing a variety of life challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, gender dysphoria, and other day to day life struggles. Proudly serving the LGBTQIA+ community.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, LLC
Each day brings its own unique challenges. While life is a journey of transitions, career changes, school, loss, health, relationships, to name a few, feelings of powerlessness often result from such life-altering transitions. Balancing stressors can cause increased anger, anxiety and/or depression in children & adults. Through the therapy process, we can find enduring power in 2 critical things; how you choose to handle these transitions and the skills you will develop to cope with challenges. I believe there is always hope to improve situations, build strong relationships and conquer the issues that interfere with daily life.
We all have difficult times in our lives, and our reactions and thoughts can lead to or exacerbate anxiety, depression, and other unhealthy disorders. I work with ages 12 and up, and I help people process experiences using cognitive behavioral therapy to recover from trauma, the above listed disorders, and various other issues that affect the quality of our lives. It's not so much about negative experiences we have as it is about our thoughts about these experiences. Learning to reframe, set boundaries, and change how we perceive situations will help us reduce or remove negative emotions so we can live full and happy lives.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, when I was on the faculty at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry, I published or presented over 80 papers on psychology-related topics. I am also an author of Overcoming Anxiety. In my psychotherapy practice, located in N. Charleston, SC, I draw on various techniques to help you find solutions that can work for you. I bring expertise and a fresh set of eyes; a therapist who can be there for you without any agenda. I have occasional evening and weekend appointments, and work with individuals, to help diagnose, understand and treat many problems. I see clients by appointment only.
I'm a directive and empowering therapist with over 30 years of experience. I provide individual and couples therapy for people suffering with depression, bipolar and other mood disorders using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as other treatment modalities.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, CMC, CFIC
Are you considering, going through, or recovering from divorce? Although I work with other issues, I specialize in helping people through the trauma of divorce, and co-creating a newly satisfying life after divorce. I strive to give you tools you can use for a lifetime. I treat relationship issues, anxiety/fears and depression. I am a trained family mediator and a Certified Mentor Coach. I work with blended families and step families. I offer family and individual divorce counseling, and family mediation services. I apply an eclectic therapeutic approach grounded in positive psychology and the science of change.
I am a licensed professional counselor working in Bluffton SC for the last 8 years. I have over 20 years working in the mental health field. I specialized in keeping families together and raising children. If you are having trouble in your relationship or shaping your children's behavior I can help. I am extremely humbled and grateful to serve my community and I love helping people develop life long skills for good mental health.
Are you seeking purpose and meaning for your life? Are you frustrated about the current state of your relationships? From a systemic approach, I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families reach their greatest potential. I am keenly invested in the concept that both internal and external environments require balance in an effort to achieve your best life. In addition to extensive training in systemic psychotherapy, I incorporate over 10 years of experience in wellness education and public health to help clients reach their goals.
I have a passion for working with people who want to live their best lives. Sometimes, taking the step to begin counseling can feel scary, but I truly enjoy coming alongside those who may feel a little apprehensive and helping them feel supported in this journey. Many of the people I have worked with have dealt with things like depression and anxiety, relationship struggles, and life transitions like going to college or deciding a career path.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS There are a lot of stressors in this world and it seems that they are continuing to increase. Maybe they seem unmanageable to you. I believe in taking those things that are unmanageable, and helping to make them manageable again. I strive to be approachable, relatable and nonjudgmental. My role is to support the goals that you have and the direction that you want for your life.