“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living quarters.” -Hafiz
Services are offered in Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision, Consultation, Training, Couple and Family Retreats, and as an Expert Witness.
THERAPY with young children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families:
I have experience and training in working with many issues and diagnoses, including the following:-Depression and anxiety
-Relationship problems in couples and families
-Grief and loss
-Stress resolution and management
-Parenting and family Issues
-Foster care and adoption issues
-PTSD in children and adults (including veterans)
-Child victims of abuse
-Adult survivors of early abuse
In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to the unique needs of each child, adult, couple, and family.
Each year, I also offer one to three intensive weekend groups using a powerful approach to individual therapy I've been developing since 1987 called "Experiential ReMapping: ReRouting Life's Detours." See the "Special Programs" page in this website for more information.
CLINICAL SUPERVISION FOR LPC AND LMFT INTERNS
I am a dually Licensed LPC and LMFT Supervisor. For licensed interns working toward full licensure, I offer the 150 hours of clinical supervision required for full licensure as Professional Counselor and as Marriage and Family Therapist. Fees are listed in the appropriate page in this website. See the "Special Programs" page in this website for more information on how I supervise. Call 803.730.6489 for information, or use the "Contact Me" page.
For practicing clinicians, I offer consultation about difficult cases. My consultation is systemic (using systems theory to asses the impact of all systems of which your client may be a part: family of origin, marriage family, extended family, the schools, social service systems like DSS, the courts, and others). I have strong academic backgrounds in child development, psychology, family structure and dynamics, and early childhood education. I have deep experience in play therapy with young children, work with adolescents, couple therapy, and family therapy. I've done many systemic evaluations for the purposes of custody determination, placement in foster care and adoptive situations, determination of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and treatment needs of young children and teens. Fees are listed in the appropriate page in this website. Call 803.730.6489 for information, or use the "Contact Me" page.
I've developed and presented training programs for mental health and social service professionals in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota. The programs I present are never "canned," but are systemic, experiential, and individually developed in response to the unique needs of the participants. Here's a list of sample titles presented in the past:
- Training of Trainers in Foster Care
- Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment for Social Workers
- The Father Work
- The Secret Impact of Abuse
- Family Assessment for Foster and Adoptive Placement
- Experiential Remapping
- Return of the Elder: The Real Meaning of Aging
- Supervision of the Self
- Reactive Attachment Disorders/The Untreated Adult RAD
- Path of the Healer
- Dream Work
If you or your agency have training or supervision needs in the areas of psychotherapy, family therapy, play therapy, child abuse, physical/sexual abuse assessment and treatment, attachment disorders, family assessment, foster care, adoptions, personal development of the clinician, the dreamlife, or related areas, please call me at 803.730.6489, or use the "Contact Me" page in this website.
COUPLE AND FAMILY RETREATS
When the problems of a couple or an extended family become too deeply entrenched, too complex, or too urgent for regular office therapy, a retreat can be arranged. This involves bringing all participants to a single, designated location (e.g. a retreat center or B & B) for three to six days of intensive family, group, and individual therapy. For more information, click on the "Couple and Family Retreats" tab on the sidebar.
EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES
I've been qualified as an expert in family and criminal courts in several South Carolina counties in the areas of child development, family assessment, family therapy, sexual and physical abuse assessment and treatment, foster care, and adoptions. Fees are listed in the appropriate page in this website. Call 803.730.6489 for information, or use the "Contact Me" page.