I was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. I have been married for over 20 years and we have raised 4 wonderful sons. We have moved all over this country and decided to plant roots here in South Carolina in 2015.
Before becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, I was a Licensed Practical Nurse for 10 years and I am also an Army veteran. I have been in the medical field since 2002. I knew that my calling to help was greater, and I needed to do more to assist those in need to heal more than their physical being.
I received my Baccalaureate in Psychology from Ashford University in 2014, a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University in 2017. Graduating with a 4.0 GPA, becoming a Nationally Certified Counselor and Clinically Certified Mental Health Counselor.
I presented at the South University Annual Counselors Conference for 2 consecutive years in 2016 & 2017. I spoke at the Women Veteran Empowerment Group in May 2018. I was program manager for two mental health programs for South Carolina Department of Corrections. The Choices program specializing in personality disorder and the High-Level Behavioral Management Unit specializing in managing behavioral problems.
In my career I have worked closely with women, veterans, homeless veterans, active-duty soldiers and their and their families' and young adults. I work with all genders from the age of 15 and older.
So, if you are in the need of a therapist, please contact me.
I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU.
Theresa the Therapist
"Change your Thoughts, Change Your Life"
Dawn of a New day Counseling and Consulting is a solo mental health practice that specializes in treating and working with mood disorders such as depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, and bipolar related disorders, neurodevelopmental disorder such as ADHD/ADD, obsessive-compulsive and related disorder, and trauma and stressor related disorder.
I am certified by the National Board of Counselors as a certified clinical mental health counselor and a national certified counselor. I am a certified grief professional counselor and a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional and a certified trauma professional. I have training in cognitive behavior therapy, exposure and response prevention, suicide prevention, mindfulness, ADHD strategies and management motivational interviewing and solution focus therapy.
I also specialize in psychoeducation in areas such as building confidence, assertiveness training, developing healthier boundaries, anger management, stress management, behavioral modification, developing better healthier habits, effective communication, healthier self-esteem, self-care, self-empowerment and developing a new and healthy way to think. I can assist you with developing SELF-COMPASSION and SELF-LOVE.