Wellness Counseling Provides Premiere Services and The Gold Standard in Couples Therapy
"Love is who you are."
Anne is a prominent relationship therapist and Founder of Wellness Counseling Center. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specializes in working with couples and families. She has a doctorate in Psychology and masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Anne is a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Supervisor. She always works from a wellness-oriented, non-pathologizing point of view. That means no-blame, no-shame. Anne conducts 2½ Day Couples Intensives.
"Closeness takes courage."
Beth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, exceptionally well trained and certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). She holds a masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and is our Wellness Couples Intensive Specialist. Beth conducts 2 ½ Day and 1-Day Intensives empowering couples to move forward at an accelerated pace. Her focus is working with couples who want a strong partnership, yet struggle with communication, trust, and emotional connection. Beth's priority is ending the conflict and recreating a healthy, happy relationship.
"Secure relationships = Unlimited possibilities."
Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a formally trained EFT Couple Therapist. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill (B.A. Psychology) and Wake Forest University (M.A. Counseling), Sarah is also an accomplished yoga instructor. She understands the meaning of presence and is skilled at using EFT’s step-by-step process to help couples identify and stop challenging negative patterns. Sarah recognizes the profound impact a distressed relationship can have on our overall physical and emotional well-being.
“If change didn’t exist…there would be no butterflies.”
Sheila is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed to practice in both North Carolina and South Carolina. She is a formally trained EFT Couples Therapist and holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (Pfeiffer University) and a Masters in Criminal Justice (ECU). As a South Carolina resident, Sheila leads our Columbia/Lexington office and enjoys working close to home. While specializing in couples therapy, her experience also includes working with individuals with PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and substance abuse. Sheila’s goal is to make an impact helping individuals and couples increase self-awareness, confidence and connection.
Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She holds a Masters in Education, a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Post-Graduate Degree in Professional School Counseling. Her counseling experience includes working with children and teens who are exploring healthy ways to communicate and express emotions. Stephanie has extensive experience working with children with identified special needs including social-emotional and academic challenges. She believes everyone's voice deserves to be heard. Stephanie also sees children and teens who are exploring their gender and identity.
Norena is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a formally trained Emotionally Focused Therapy Couples Therapist. She holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas A & M Corpus Christi. Her experience includes working with culturally diverse couples and families (including LGBTQIA+) and families impacted by adoption. Norena is an enthusiastic counselor who ensures opportunities to reflect and practice new ways from every session. Norena also sees individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression or exploring their gender or sexual identity.
"Never give up!"
Dontrell comes to Wellness as a Graduate Intern from the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Northcentral University where he is scheduled to graduate in 2024. He received his BA in Psychology from Winthrop University in 2016. Wellness Counseling Center is proud to provide supervision and training for graduate students entering the profession. Dontrell is ICEEFT trained in the EFT model and looks forward to connecting with a wide range of individuals and couples, including LGBTQIA+. He is achievement oriented and loves helping people as they face challenges and reach their goals.
"You are resilient.”
Nicole is a Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Intern from Capella University and is scheduled to graduate in 2024. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Therapy (2010) from East Carolina University. Nicole has worked with soldiers of The Wounded Warriors Program and with families of children with disabilities. Her experience with military families provides special insight regarding their unique life stressors and its impact. Wellness Counseling Center is proud to provide supervision and training for graduate students entering the profession. ICEEFT trained in the EFT model, Nicole’s special gift is helping families reconnect and build strong bonds.
"We all need to be seen, loved, and know that we matter."
Bea is a Graduate Intern from Pfeiffer University’s Marriage & Family therapy program. She is ICEEFT trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and has a special passion and concern for couples in distress. She helps partners navigate infidelity, trauma and sexual issues. Bea received her undergraduate degree from Villanova University (B.S. Business and Finance) and spent her early career in major corporations and non-profits. Kindness and compassion guide her work as she helps couples maximize their potential and live their most authentic life. Bea is also a certified Leadership and Life Coach.
"Lead with grace. Choose joy."
LeeAnne is our Director of Client Relations and brings enthusiasm to the role. With a decade of valuable experience, she knows our process inside-out and understands the Wellness client. LeeAnne is also your primary resource and guide for our 1-Day and 2 1/2-Day Intensives. She coordinates these specialized services and provides a seamless white-glove experience from your initial phone conversation to the moment you step through our door. With a gentle approach, LeeAnne expertly guides you through an array of options you'll need to consider before making a well-informed decision. Then, when you are ready and the time is right, LeeAnne will skillfully set you and your partner up for the meaningful journey ahead.
“Find your voice.”
Akemi loves people! She's our amazing Client Support Specialist and most likely the first person you’ll talk with at Wellness. She brings her extraordinary skills to us (and to you) after 26 years at a Fortune 100 company and a stint in academia. Akemi understands that when a relationship is in distress, it’s painful. Her goal is to help you feel comfortable, safe and welcomed at Wellness.