I am a Nationally Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Licensed Professional Counselor (CCMHC) with an active mental health counseling practice in Myrtle Beach, SC. I am originally from West Virginia, where I worked in various settings throughout my counseling career, from an educator both in the public and high education disciplines (Marshall University Counseling Department) ; a school counselor; medical practice manager; medical practice consultant to various practices, Special Project Director working with the WV Prevention Resource Center in S. Charleston, WV in collaboration with AHIDTA (Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) through the Office of the National Drug Control Policy; a private practice clinician previously in WV and now in South Carolina, since 2005.
Through these many experiences and opportunities, I have learned two basic principals. First, working as a team in collaboration with other professionals, including either the client or patient, in the decision making process truly makes for an improved outcome and second, sharing with others in the various disciplines promotes a vast resource, of not only a library of printed or written materials, but a great system of networking. Thus, as a South Carolina resident and professional, it is my hope to share with whomever reads my posted material, that everyone gains information that either they can use as a professional, client, or patient to benefit themselves or others.
Additional certifications include Board Certification as a Life, Wellness, and Executive Coach (continuously certified since 2012), and Board Certified Clinician in Tele-mental Health, BC-TMH (since 2012). These certifications require on going continued education every five years with having to be re-certified to continue the status of being Board Certified.