Mission Statement: Helping improve life for you, your family, and your loved ones.
Goals: Helping individuals move through life's difficulties: separation, divorce, step-family situations, educational problems, and mental health challenges.
Masters of Education (with Distinction) in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel
TRAINING AND SKILLS
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC/S) in South Carolina
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Nationally Certified as a Parent Coordinator (NCPC) by Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators (PACE)
Trained in Collaborative Family Law as a Child Specialist and Divorce Coach
Certified as Public School teacher in SC
Recognized as a Clinical Diplomate by the American Mental Health Counselors Association in Family and Couples Counseling
Qualified as an expert witness in the impact on children of high conflict separation, divorce, custody issues, test interpretation, child development, parenting education and co-parenting classes for the Ninth Judicial District in Charleston County, SC
Qualified as an expert witness in co-parent counseling in conflicted divorce, separation, and custody litigation in the 1st Judicial Circuit in Dorchester County, SC
COUNSELING Extensive public school experience including:
Sixteen years as a teacher of gifted and talented students in grades 1-9. Four years as the school's public relations representative which included writing for local newspapers and contacting local medial outlets.
Two years as school district administrator: Gifted and Talented Testing and Identification Coordinator
Four years as guidance counselor (Special duties included Counselor Resource for Gifted and Talented students and School Achievement Tteam Coordinator and Chair of School's Discipline Committee)
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (An international interdisciplinary organization specializing in working of behalf of children in Family Court Proceedings)
SC Counseling Association (SCCA) (former member of the Executive Board), Tri-County Counseling Association (TCCA) Former Secretary and member. American Association of Christian Counselors (AACA), Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society, Association of Mental Health Counselors of America (AMCHA), South Carolina Association for Licensed Professional Counselors
Named as a "Hero: Year of the Child, 2001" by Governor Jim Hodges; Recognized for creating "Most Innovative Counseling Program" by Tri-County Counseling Association, 2003. Facilitator for single parent family track of AMFM. Educational Specialist, Successful Stepfamilies.