Who We Are
LPC, LMFT, D.Min., Life Coach
Amy has been in private practice in Columbia, SC for more than 25 years as a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), spiritual director, life coach, writer/blogger, retreat leader, and speaker. She sees individuals, and is well-known for her helpful and compassionate work with couples. Additionally, she specializes in working with clergy from many denominations and with seminarians. She also teaches in several spiritual direction training programs. One of her greatest joys in life is seeing people grow into their wisdom and strength, living out their God-given potential. This happens, she believes, at that juncture where one’s personal psychology and personal spirituality intersect. Amy is passionate about her work, and invites you to explore her website for more information about her and her services.
Amy’s website, www.amysandermontanez.com
Visit www.messymarvelous.com for recent blogs.
MSW, ACSW, LISW-CP
Over 25 years of clinical experience as a therapist, combined with over 70 years of life experience bring important qualifications to Salley’s work. Salley is a wife of 46 years, a mother and grandmother, has experience with cancer, deep spirituality, and lives a creative life. She works with individuals, couples, and families in an atmosphere of trust, compassion, and non-judgment. Salley believes we all have a deep desire to live a life that best expresses who we truly are, even when we get confused or lose our way. Her high standards of integrity and ethics add the perfect ingredients for this important healing work.
For more about Salley, please go to her link to Psychology Today.
MSW, ACSW, LISW-CP
The practice of clinical social work has been Nancy’s joy and vocation for over forty years.
She has worked in nonprofit agencies, mental health centers, and in employment assistance programs. In those settings, Nancy provided psychotherapy, supervised clinical staff, facilitated therapy groups, managed programs, and coordinated intern training for MSW students.
When Nancy moved to Columbia twenty years ago, she began to pursue her dream of developing a private practice in psychotherapy and spiritual guidance.
Nancy brings a wealth of experience and wisdom. She grounds her work in the following beliefs: All things are connected. A compassionate look at the “real” can bring freedom. Love is not without pain but can also bring unimagined joy. Healing work is difficult but worth it. Transformation has more to do with letting go than trying harder.
Nancy enjoys working with men and women, individuals and couples, young adults and older ones, too. Issues include loss, trauma, and relationships as well as anxiety and depression. Psychotherapy can also be helpful during periods of transition and stress.
For more information about Nancy, visit her at Psychology Today.
Cathy Cooper has more than 20 years’ experience working with children and adolescents. She is a licensed professional counselor. Having received a master’s degree in music education with an emphasis in music therapy, she also utilizes the arts in her approach to working with clients. She specializes in effectively developing positive relationships with young people that help support them through their emotional and social development. Cathy believes young children have the capacity to heal themselves using play media and works closely with parents in supporting their children’s emotional growth in her clinical practice. Adolescents need the support of an accepting, understanding, present, and experienced therapist to learn more effective ways of coping with the many stressors today’s youth experience. In addition, Cathy works with women of all ages.
To schedule an appointment with Cathy, please call our office.
Maxine has found deep joy in helping others heal and experience wholeness for almost two decades. She believes that each of us encounter times of imbalance and suffering during which it can be helpful to have someone present with us, truly hear us, and help us discover new ways to navigate life. When we are suffering, we need not be alone. In her work, Maxine cultivates an environment of safety with a non-judgmental attitude and unconditional acceptance so that all feel welcome.
For nearly 20 years as the founder and director of Infinite Yoga, Maxine assisted individuals and groups heal their mental and behavioral health issues through yoga therapy. Among those she serves are adults of all ages with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders as well as trauma survivors, active military, veterans, first responders, sexual assault survivors, and those who are dealing with grief and loss. Additionally, she provides workshops and seminars for businesses and government agencies to lower stress in the workplace. All of her professional experience along with more than 50 years of living on earth is woven together as a tapestry of support in service to her clients as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.
Debbie Cohn is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) trained at the Institute For LIfe Coach Training, USA. She is a qualified group psychotherapist with the Institute for Group Analysis in London, UK. She has spent many years in the “helping professions” working with individuals and couples. She has extensive experience conducting groups and is a group facilitator at Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands specializing in domestic violence and sexual assault, women’s issues, and bereavement. She earned a Masters of Science degree in psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Debbie also brings a wealth of her own "life experience" from working the past 40 years as a marketing and advertising professional, a woman business owner, fund raising specialist, wife, mother, grandmother and community philanthropist.
Visit Debbie at her website, www.cohnlifecoaching.com