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-parent counseling in conflicted divorce, separation, parental alienation, and custody litigation in the 1st, 8th, 9th, and 14th Judicial Circuits in South Carolina.
Candidate for National Board of Forensic Evaluators as a Custody Evaluator
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)
American Psychological Association
Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Association of Mental Health Counselors of America
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (An international interdisciplinary organization specializing in working of behalf of children in Family Court Proceedings)
SC Certified Mental Health Counselors, (SCMHCA) Executive Board.
Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society,
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.