Avondale Therapy



Individual & Couples Counseling

Individual/Couples Therapy: My approach to counseling is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy with a client-centered structure. I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can openly explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We work together to identify effective coping strategies and foster self-esteem. awareness, and achieve your desired outcomes. My areas of focus include distorted eating habits and compulsive overeating. depression, anxiety, women’s issues including trauma, healthy relationships, and self- esteem, and substance-related problems. A client-centered approach means our Sessions are tailored to your unique needs and individualized goals. Therapy is designed to empower you with the tools and insights necessary to lead a more balanced and fulfilling life. I recognize that addressing one’s mental health is still a luxury in our society and it requires access to many of life’s resources. To help alleviate the financial barrier seeking help, I am an in-network provider with many major insurance companies. including Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, and APS healthcare. Please check with your carrier. to learn more about your insurance coverage.


The shame cycle that stems from and perpetuates drug and Alcohol use is one of the many reasons individuals avoid therapy. Finding a safe place to honestly explore the triggers and consequences of drug and alcohol use and build coping skills. is imperative to long-term recovery. I am familiar with the teachings of the 12-Step programs and can integrate these principles into treatment if the client desires. Substance use affects an individual’s entire community, so I often work with clients on repairing damaged relationships and teaching one’s support network how to be helpful. Additionally, I offer sessions for family members of someone with an active addiction to establish healthy boundaries and heal from the results of this disease. I am a licensed addiction counselor with experience working at the MUSC Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs and Charleston Center in both Women’s’ Services and OTP programs.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a cutting-edge form of therapy that is designed to help people who have experienced distressing or traumatic events. Sometimes, when we go through difficult experiences, the memories and Emotions associated with them can become stuck in our minds and cause emotional pain and distress. During the process of EMDR, a specific memory or cognitive trigger is identified and then targeted during a series of bilateral stimulations of the brain. The targeted event is rearranged in our brain, resulting in a lower level of emotional distress. Additionally, we work on changing any negative beliefs or thoughts you have about yourself that might have developed because of the traumatic event, and we’ll replace these with more positive and realistic thoughts.


Divorce is a scary and often adversarial situation in which a sense of control and closure seem unreachable. Mediation is a process of regaining a sense of control by generating agreeable compromises and solutions to your family’s unique needs. Generating a contract of agreements allows each member of the couple to choose how the new family dynamics should be structured versus allowing an outside judge to make the decisions. Mediation uses a third party (the mediator) to guide a conversation that has a solution. focused and driven by the parties. Mediation is confidential and non- adversarial. Mediation is often the most successful form of conflict resolution in divorce. Participating in mediation does not mean that other options are extinguished. Families can successfully mediate all or some of their concerns and may choose to litigate other issues in court. In addition to mediation increasing a sense of empowerment in the divorce process, it typically helps the couple save money, as it is far more cost-effective than a trial. Healing from the loss of a family unit is a journey that requires a great deal of strength and personal mindfulness. Many individuals feel that they do not have the time, energy, or ability to focus on their own grieving during the divorce process. Mediation can expedite the legal obligations of divorce and allow one to refocus on their own emotional needs. Mediation is billed at $150 per hour, and I schedule sessions in half or full days. time slots based on the complexity of the family issues. This fee is split evenly. between the parties, unless a formal agreement has been made stating otherwise.

Licensing Supervision

Being invited into a client’s personal life and given their trust is the most rewarding part of being a therapist. To excel in this field, I believe a therapist must be well educated, humble, and self-aware. I offer supervision to new clinicians entering this field to provide individualized coaching and expand access to high-quality mental health treatment in South Carolina.

LPC, LPCS, LAC, Licensed Family Court Mediator

How can I help?

I offer specialized services in addiction counseling, utilizing evidence-based approaches to help individuals break free from the grip of addiction. My therapeutic arsenal includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma resolution as well as mediation services to facilitate peaceful resolutions in interpersonal conflicts.

Furthermore, I take pride in providing licensing supervision to aspiring clinicians entering the mental health field. Guiding the next generation of therapists is a profound responsibility I cherish.

My areas of expertise encompass a wide spectrum, including drug and alcohol-related problems, distorted eating habits, compulsive overeating, depression, anxiety, and women’s issues such as trauma, healthy relationships, and self-esteem.

If you or someone you know is seeking assistance with addiction, struggling with personal or relationship issues, or seeking licensure supervision, I am here to support you on your journey to wellness and professional growth. Let’s collaborate to address your unique needs and empower you to lead a fulfilling life.

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