MISSION STATEMENT:
THE MISSION STATEMENT OF COLUMBIA NORTHEAST COUNSELING SERVICES, LLC IS TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST QUALITY CLINICAL SERVICES TO THOSE WE SEE, TO PROMOTE THE EMOTIONAL AND RELATIONAL POTENTIAL OF EACH INDIVIDUAL WE ENCOUNTER.  WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE VALUING OF EACH INDIVIDUAL WITH RESPECT, RESPONSIVENESS, INNOVATION AND QUALITY TO ENHANCE THEIR COUNSELING EXPERIENCE.


MULTICULTURAL STATEMENT:
WE VALUE AND APPRECIATE THE UNIQUENESS AND DIVERSITY OF ALL INDIVIDUALS.  OUR COMMITMENT IS TO PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL PEOPLE FEEL RESPECTED AND WELCOME.  OUR GOAL IS TO RECOGNIZE THE RIGHT OF HUMAN BEINGS TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT AND RECEIVE EMPOWERMENT THROUGH THEIR ATTEMPTS TO BETTER KNOW SELF.  CULTURAL SENSITVITY AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY WE DEDICATE TO ENHANCING IN OUR WORK.  WE FEEL THIS PROMOTES OUR GROWTH, BOTH AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND AS A COMMUNITY.


A BIT MORE ABOUT US:

I AM A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR, LICENSED BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION. I COMPLETED BOTH MY UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE DEGREES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA . AFTER OBTAINING MY BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN ENGLISH EDUCATION, I WENT ON TO ATTEND THE MASTER OF EDUCATIONAL COUNSELING PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA WHILE CONCURRENTLY BECOMING A PARENT OF MY OWN FOUR CHILDREN AND WORKING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA , UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND RICHLAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN A JOINT PROGRAM CREATED TO LOCATE AND TO HELP THE HOMELESS YOUTH AND THOSE LIVING IN LOWER INCOME AREAS TO RECEIVE TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL UPGRADES FOR EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS. MY MASTER’S IN COUNSELING OPENED DOORS FOR ME TO LEARN OF THE MANY NEEDS OF OUR YOUTH AND I WORKED AT SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AS A DISTRICT SUPERVISOR OF COUNSELING SERVICES FOR THE INCARCERATED YOUTH UNTIL ASSISTING WITH THE OPENING OF ONE OF THE FIRST ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. WHILE WORKING WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONS I REALIZED AND RECOGNIZED THAT ONE ELEMENT REPEATED ITSELF AND THAT WAS A NEED FOR ATTENTION TO INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR EMOTIONAL HEALTH, THEIR FAMILY OF ORIGIN, THEIR MATURATION AND EFFECTS ON THEIR PERSONAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. THE DYNAMICS WITHIN AN INDIVIDUAL AND THEIR FAMILY INCREASE THE UNIQUENESS OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND HIS ACCEPTANCE OF LIFE AND HIS PURSUIT OF CONTENTMENT IN IT.

WITH OVER TWENTY YEARS OF OBSERVING AND HELPING PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT ARENAS OF SERVICE TO THEM, IN 1998 I OPENED PRIVATE PRACTICE IN COLUMBIA NORTHEAST, THE AREA I GREW UP IN AND CALL HOME.

OVER THE YEARS I HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY THE OPPORTUNITY AND PRIVILEGE TO SEE PERSONAL GROWTH IN CLIENTS FROM MANY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS EXPERIENCING A VARIETY OF ISSUES AND CHALLENGES. THERAPUETIC RESEARCH SHOWS THAT FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO SEEK THERAPY, THE MOST IMPORTANT VARIABLE FOR CHANGE TO OCCUR DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY OF THE THERAPIST-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. SO, I HAVE BECOME PASSIONATE ABOUT ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING A THERAPEUTIC SAFE ENVIRONMENT THAT IS CONDUCIVE TO BUILDING A STRONG ALLIANCE BETWEEN THERAPIST AND CLIENT. THROUGH MY WORK I HAVE COME TO BELIEVE THAT ANY PERSON CAN ACHIEVE THE CHANGES OR RELIEF FROM DISTRESS THEY WANT, AS LONG AS THE CONDITIONS ARE THERE FOR THEIR COURAGEOUS SELF-DISCLOSURE TO BE RELEASED.

YOU MAY BE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A DECISION REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL SEARCH WITHIN YOU, THIS WILL TAKE THOUGHT AND COURAGE AND IS A BIG STEP. I WELCOME YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS, YOUR PARTNER AND YOUR NEEDS, YOUR FAMILY MEMBER’S NEEDS OR THOSE YOU TREASURE AND DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT WE AT COLUMBIA NORTHEAST COUNSELING CAN HELP.


GOOD MENTAL HEALTH ALLOWS AND HELPS PEOPLE TO REALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL, COPE WITH THEIR NORMAL STRESSES OF LIFE, PRODUCTIVELY WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED IN OUR SOCIETY AND WE MUST STOP OUR ABUSES OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISORDERS AND PSYCHO-SOCIAL DISABILITIES. MENTAL WELL-BEING IS A FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENT OF A PERSON'S GOOD HEALTH.


Sincerely,

Suzanne Peebles, M.ED., LPC

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