I want to applaud your strength for deciding to seek counsel during your time of personal distress, unrest or disappointment. I am Helena Thomas-West a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) in South Carolina and a LPC and a Licensed Certified Addiction Specialist Provisional (LCAS-A) in North Carolina.
As we walked this journey we call LIFE, we encounter CHALLENGES that may result in seeking specialized and non-judgmental help. While in therapy my hope is that you will continue to use your strengths, thoughts and feelings while simultaneously I will be direct, empathetic, non-judgmental and supportive to help you achieve the desired outcome.
I use an integrative therapeutic approach to include but not limited to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Person Centered Therapy for the purpose of helping you find the insight, guidance and encouragement needed for you to experience a Better Quality of Life. I have many years of experience working in mental health outpatient, substance abuse treatment, prison settings, DWI and private practice.
I believe in CHANGE, so whether you are experiencing emotional, psychological or social dilemma’s I desire to meet you where you are for the purpose of helping you live your Best Life and/or be your Best Self.
Helena Thomas-West, MaED, LPC(SC/NC), LAC, NCC, LCAS-A