I have lived in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area for 38 years (since 1981) with my husband of 39 years. We have 3 married adult children, 1 married foster son, 7 grandchildren, 1 dog and 2 granddogs.
I pursued my Professional Counseling degree and license after raising our children, although it had been my dream since graduating from college. I realize now that I would not have been equipped as a 25 year old to empathize, support, understand and walk alongside clients who have experienced the challenges of this world. God took me on a detour to the fast paced arena of MBA school, business and advertising in those early years. As is the case with most detours, I encountered a great deal of opportunity for life lessons and experiential learning, all of which has added value in my counseling profession.
My life journey, thus far, has confirmed to me the truth that we live in a broken world. We are not doing it wrong, we cannot "fix" life or people, and we won't understand the why of everything that happens to us. I am continually reminded that I am not in control and that living life to the full is not static, but an ongoing process. It is a process of learning and growing from and through our circumstances. It is learning to embrace the joy and grow in the pain of life. It is maturing, gaining wisdom, and changing. It is learning to be fully present in relationships and live authentically. It is learning how to connect and stay connected to God, myself and others, to live out of an abundant heart.
I love the opportunity to help facilitate joy and healing through my clinical knowledge and training and my own life experiences, aided by God's truth and Spirit. It is my privilege and honor to share in my client's stories and help facilitate the discovery of healthy new ways of living life.
B.A. in Psychology from the University of N.C., Chapel Hill
M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University in Marketing and Marketing Research
M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University
Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina
(South Carolina License #6460)
Certified Prepare-Enrich Pre-marital/Marital Assessment Facilitator
American Association of Christian Counselors