I provide caring and confidential therapeutic counseling, with sound professional training and more than 23 years experience in the Charleston, SC area. I have completed Level 3 (of 4) in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, the leading research-based approach to assist couples in building positive relationships. For those desiring Christian counseling, I am uniquely trained to offer therapy incorporating sound psychotherapy with a spiritual dimension.
How Do I Make an Appointment?
Appointments can usually be scheduled within one week or less. Missed appointments or cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice may be subject to payment for the session. To schedule an appointment or obtain further information, please contact me at (843) 766-4004, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.
How Will You Protect My Confidentiality?
Information shared with me in counseling sessions is kept in strictest confidence and not disclosed to others without your written permission. In cases where there is a potential threat of harm to self or others, I am required by law to intervene to minimize the risk of harm.
Can I Use Insurance Coverage to Pay for My Visits?
I am a preferred provider on several insurance plans including Aetna, APS, Blue Cross, Cigna, Companion, ComPsych, Corphealth, EAP Consultants, Employee Resource Systems, First Sun EAP, ProNet, SC State Employees, United Behavioral Health/United Healthcare, and Value Options. Check to see if I am a provider on your plan. If you wish to utilize your insurance, you are responsible for obtaining authorization for treatment before your appointment (if required), and paying the co-payment at each session, as well as any fees not covered by insurance.
What Is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
Some employers provide counseling services as a benefit to employees and members of the employee's household. Typically there is no cost to the employee for a contracted number of counseling sessions. I am a contracted provider for a number of national and regional EAP plans and have more than 18 years experience in the field. In addition, I am a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). Check with your human resources manager to see if your employer provides this benefit.
What If I Have an Emergency or Crisis?
I am not available 24 hours a day. If you are in crisis, you may try calling me at (843) 766-4004. If I do not answer, you may leave me a confidential voicemail. If I do not respond within 4 hours or if your situation is critical, call 911, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. You may also contact the 24 hour Hotline number at (800) 922-2283 or the Charleston area Mobile Crisis Unit, which handles mental health emergencies, at (843) 414-2350.
As a South Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor, I adhere to the ethical guidelines established by the State Board of Counselors, as well as those of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Doctor of Ministry, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Master of Education in Counseling, The Citadel
Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Certified Spiritual Director
Certified Employee Assistance Professional
Certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Counselor
Gottman Institute, Seattle
Gottman Seven Principles Educator
Institute For Rational-Emotive Therapy, New York
Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists