Counseling is a personal passion that has grown in my heart from my own healing experiences in counseling. I began my journey to this profession by earning my B.A. in Special Education at Clemson University in 2016 where I followed my passion of seeking inclusion, honor and understanding for all differently-abled people. This passion led me deeper, as I entered my own counseling journey, to recognize that I desired more than teaching academics to students; I desired to walk alongside my students and their families through the life challenges they face, both in and out of the classroom.
I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2018 from Clemson University. During my graduate studies, I focused on exploring the connections between sex-trafficking, sexual exploitation and other forms of sexual abuse, complex traumatic stress, and the significance of the impact of the therapeutic relationship on healing. I completed internships at a local child advocacy and rape crisis center as well as a predominantly female college campus wellness center. After graduating, I gained further experience at a behavioral health facility working with adults with addictions, as well as facilitating school-based counseling with elementary and middle school students.
I have specialized experience and training working with complex post-traumatic stress and co-occurring concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment concerns, life transitions and attachment wounds in children and adults. I am passionate about working with specific populations including those overcoming sexual exploitation, individuals with disabilities and those who have the unique wisdom that comes with living a life of 65+ years.
When I am not at the office, you can find me snuggling with my fur-baby, sipping coffee on my porch, doing yoga, or being outside with a friend.
I am currently under the supervision of William L. Mulkey, MA, LPCS. You can contact me by phone (843)-375-6307, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by scheduling an appointment with me through Upstate Counseling Associates, LLC. (https://ucassoc.org/).