MEET OUR STAFF
PhD, LMFT/S, RPT/S
Therapy is about confronting pain, embracing change, and challenging you to move out of your comfort zone. My hope is to create a nonjudgmental, warm environment that allows you to be vulnerable and take control of your life. I have the most experience working with life transitions, medical issues, adolescents, and anxiety.
Ed. S, LMFT/S, RPT/S
I believe therapy is about empowering people to take control of their life, relationships and emotions. I work best with women dealing with stress and difficult pasts, parents searching for new ways of dealing with their kids as well as children with emotional or behavioral problems. I am trained in various therapies to treat stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD and ADHD in clients of all ages.
I am a supervisor and play therapy supervisor. I also utilize distance counseling meaning we can do therapy over a secure website in order to save on travel time and money. (I accept Blue Cross, Aetna, and Tricare.)
I believe that a caring relationship built on the respect of my clients' personal needs is the most important component to foster healing and change. My goal is to help clients create a rich, full, meaningful life while learning to accept all emotions that are part of daily living. I am trained in, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindful Based Stress Reduction. I am also a Certified Eating Disorder Counselor and have extensive knowledge in dealing with infertility. I have twenty plus years of counseling experience including ten years at a local college.
During our time together, we will use an active form of therapy where you will learn skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings more effectively, so they have less impact on your life. We will spend time clarifying your values-what matters to you, what you want to stand for, how you want to treat yourself and others and what gives you a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. We will look at what actions you can take to get your life on the path of your values and in turn this will help you live a more fulfilled life.
I do all paperwork for insurance reimbursement. This means that I will submit for your reimbursement if I am out of network. I am in network with Medicare, Lyra, Humana, and am an affiliate of Tricare. I also do phone counseling.
I approach therapy with the knowledge that life is difficult and messy sometimes. My goals are to meet my clients where they are with acceptance and understanding and to help them find solutions and hope for the future. I utilize tools from DBT Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to help clients know and accept themselves more fully. I am also trained in EMDR. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and parents with an emphasis on parenting and trauma. I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield only.
Ed S., LMFT
I want the people coming into my office to feel that they have a place to feel accepted and cared for in the very first session. I help clients find their inner strength, use healthy coping skills, and learn new ways of interacting with others. I work with adults, couples, and families who need a method of therapy that allows them to work through painful experiences using traditional and non-traditional counseling techniques.
Meg Taylor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in Play Therapy and working with children and their families. Meg has always had a passion for helping others and a heart for children. Her goal is to create a safe environment for all, where every client feels supported and understood, so they may resolve conflicts in their lives.
Meg graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She later returned to Converse and received a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.During her Master’s program, Meg also received 2 years of extensive counseling experience in the Spartanburg community. She spent time at Middle Tyger Community Center offering her therapy services. During this time, she worked with children and adults of all age groups.
In addition, Meg was a member of the Residential Life Staff at Converse College. Through this role, she counseled college-aged women through a variety of social and mental health issues. Meg also has a passion for sports that stems from a decade of sports training and her experience as a successful collegiate athlete and former coach. Now, she uses this passion to work with local sports teams on team conflict management, team building, and personal conflicts. Here is the link to her website: https://mtcounselingsc.com/
My treatment approach is warm, direct, and collaborative. Since 1999, I work primarily with adult clients who seek a reduction of symptoms as well as addressing long-term, underlying concerns. During my experience as doctoral program faculty at Central Michigan University, i realized the importance of learning about patterns of emotional experience within current and historical relationships. I have training in a variety of approaches and often blend cognitive-behavioral (CBT), Rogerian, and psychodynamic/interpersonal.
I also conduct individual psychological assessments for all ages (6 yrs and up), diagnostic interviews, and more in-depth assessments utilizing standardized and normed instruments. These assessments address the possible presence of ADHD, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, personality functioning and disorder, as well as other major psychiatric disorders. Insurances accepted: Blue Cross. For more information about my clinical practice, please see my website https://stuartquirk.com