Bill is known for a relaxed and comfortable approach to counseling. With over twenty years of experience in the mental health field, he considers himself an Integrative Psychotherapist, which means that he utilizes a variety of orientations and therapies, according to the client’s individual needs. Bill’s approach involves genuine caring, acceptance, and being non-judgmental. He has worked as a psychotherapist, and over the past decade has been dedicated to fulfilling the responsibilities of an Administrator with several organizations. He has enjoyed the opportunity to work with young professionals as they develop their skills and grow as individuals and as clinical professionals.
Bill had a long-term goal to become a therapist and a helping professional, and he considers himself to be fortunate that he has the ability to continue his growth as a professional and as an individual. He also notes that, “I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to work with other persons and to be a possible catalyst for positive change in their lives”.
He is currently residing in the Upstate with his wife Carmen, and his two daughters who are currently attending Clemson University. Bill’s current interests are in the Celtic heritage of the Appalachians and abroad, and genealogy. He is retired from the United States Marine Corps, and supports various veterans’ organizations and causes.
· Bill is both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #4975) and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS #5673) in the State of South Carolina.
· He also maintains a National Certified Counselor (NCC # 254338) credential, which is awarded by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
· He graduated with Distinguished Honors from Webster University, with a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling, With Emphasis in Professional Mental Health Counseling. Bill also attended Clemson University as an Undergraduate with his major being Psychology, and as a Graduate Student studying Applied Sociology. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Limestone College as a Sociology professor for 16 years.
· He has extensive education, training, and experience in the field of children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances, with a focus in trauma, anxiety, and maladaptive sexual behavior patterns.
· Bill has also worked with adults who face challenges related to depression, anxiety, and emotional regulation.
· He conducts regular training and consultation with other professionals, agencies, and LPC-Interns seeking full licensure within the state of South Carolina.
· He currently serves as a Surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, International (CARF), providing accreditation services to programs internationally, and consults with various organizations as they work to becoming, or remaining, CARF accredited.
· Bill has recently completed the required post-graduate course work to obtain his Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and hopes to complete the certification process in November 2017.