OneDay Counseling seeks to provide holistic counseling: Mind, body and spirit are all treated with care. OneDay views your belief system as a major part of who you are.

 

At OneDay, while we hold a Christian worldview, we welcome all individuals, regardless of your background or worldview. We will seek to respect and accept you just as you are. 

 

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First and foremost, I’m married to a beautiful, God-fearing woman, with whom the Lord has greatly blessed me. God has used my wife to make me the man I am today, and to continue to help me grow.  My wife and I are what you may call foodies. We love cooking and experimenting with new dishes.  A relaxing evening for us entails cooking a good meal together.  

I was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. My parents have been married for 50 years, and I am the youngest of four boys as well as an identical twin. I was raised in a Christian household and attended church regularly growing up, but didn’t become a Christian until my mid-20s. I attended the University of South Carolina for my undergraduate degree in psychology (2001) and, after working for two years for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, decided to pursue advanced degrees in counseling. I hold a master’s degree from Auburn University (2007) and a doctor’s degree from the University of Virginia (2010), both in counseling. I’m also a licensed professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

My counseling is focused on working with men and couples for which I have a heart for both. In working with couples there is an opportunity to impact generations that follow. As for men, I have noticed, and the research supports it, that men severely underutilize counseling services. I desire to break the stigma many men have of counseling and offer them a safe environment to receive support. I have advance training in couples work, wrote a dissertation on men and mental health, and have provided varying types of services to men (e.g., outpatient men’s substance abuse group, men on parole, men of all ages ranging from adolescents to older adults). Click here to learn more about the services I offer.

OneDay Counseling seeks to serve local pastors by freeing them up from counseling duties, allowing them to focus more of their time, energy and talent in other ways. Not all churches have a counselor on staff, so we come alongside the leadership team of a church and help care for their congregation.

In serving those who are a part of a local church, we believe in a “treatment team” approach. The elders of a church are responsible for the care and shepherding of their people, so it’s best for them to be involved in the treatment process. We provide church leaders with a Pastoral Waiver Form so they can have individuals fill it out prior to meeting with a OneDay counselor. The Waiver Form is signed by the counselee giving the OneDay counselor permission to engage with you in a treatment team approach.  This allows elders to make contact with the counselor in order to check in on the member of their flock. In turn this ensures that the elders are part of the treatment team and know how individuals are being cared for at OneDay.

If you have questions about how OneDay Counseling can be of resource to your church please do not hesitate to contact the counseling center.