Just a few brief notes about me.

I made the decision to offer this specialized counseling for mothers because of my own journey and because I want to help women to find the capacity within themselves to better their lives as mothers. I also want to help women who are trying to become pregnant. I can help you with other life situations too, or refer you to a colleague who is a specialist in that particular area.

My own journey to becoming a mother was not as I imagined or planned. A life-threatening health problem arose while I was trying to become pregnant. I understand how it feels to long to have a child and how emotionally difficult that road can be. I believe there were a lot of factors that led to my becoming pregnant, one of which was my decision to do everything I could mentally and emotionally to give myself the best chance possible.

Now that I am a mother I am so thankful and feel so blessed and at the same time I experience the stress and challenges that occur on a daily basis when one is raising a child.

I practice psychotherapy with three other clinicians; all licensed clinical counselors who each have their own specialities. Our office is centrally located in Mount Pleasant.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you, and I invite you to please read further about my education and method of therapy.


Qualifications.

Masters Degree (MA) in Clinical Psychology
Graduated 1998 Summa Cum Laude
East Carolina University

Bachelors Degree - Psychology major
Graduated 1995 Magna Cum Laude
Clemson University

I am licensed in the state of South Carolina as a professional counselor (LPC), and I have over 10 years experience in the fields of clinical counseling and neuropsychological assessment. I also attend continuing education courses during each year to maintain my SC license in good standing.

I have worked for many years testing children, adolescents, and adults who have a learning disorder and/or attention deficit disorder. I have a strong understanding of how these issues can impact one's life academically, socially, emotionally, and vocationally. Sometimes part of a mother's stress can be due to one or more of their children having such difficulties or that they themselves have such a disorder.