I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor Candidate, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. In addition to providing therapy services with various platforms and my own private practice, Synergy eTherapy, I am the Clinical Director for a local non-profit agency that provides treatment and support to adults with severe mental illness.
My style tends to be person-centered and solution-focused as I believe in focusing more heavily on the problems you’re experiencing right now and working together to develop effective strategies for improving overall life satisfaction. I often incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy at times to help identify problematic thinking and retrain your brain to be more positive! Some other modalities that I believe in are Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I have significant expertise in dealing with adults (18+) who are experiencing the following: various mental illnesses (including but not limited to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, other Psychotic Disorders, Depression, Anxiety); difficulty adapting to life situations; relationship issues; stress caused by pressure at work or home; grief and loss; self-esteem issues; other difficulties maintaining life balance. I also have experience with addictions issues and am able to help in those areas. I am skilled in aiding others in developing coping skills, interpersonal skills, independent living skills, stress management, personal empowerment and advocacy, healthy leisure habits, and other important life skills.
It is important to understand that therapy is about you and what you need, so the process is really driven by the client!