About Us

Amy MontanezAmy Sander Montanez – LPC, LMFT, D.Min., Life Coach

Amy has been in private practice in Columbia, SC for more than 25 years as a is a licensed  professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, spiritual director, and life coach, where she sees individuals and 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.

For more information visit Amy’s website, www.amysandermontanez.com

Salley head shot 05:15Salley M. Lesley – ACSW, LISW-CP

22 years of clinical experience as a therapist, combined with over 65 years of life experience bring important qualifications to my work. I am a wife of 42 years, a mother and grandmother, have experience with cancer, deep spirituality, and live a creative life. I work with individuals, couples, and families in an atmosphere of trust, compassion, and non-judgement. I believe 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. My high standands of integrity and ethics add the perfect ingredients for this important healing work.

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Nancy BeaverNancy C. Beaver – MSW, ACSW, LISW-CP

Nancy has been in clinical and private practice for more than 30 years.  She specializes in helping people find healing from painful life experiences and guiding them in mending broken relationships that may be torn between separation and reconciliation. If you are seeking counseling, you may have reached a turning point. Therapy may also be helpful if you are are experiencing stress, adjusting to changes, or searching for more joy and meaning in your life. Most people who call for an appointment are glad they did!

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Cathy CooperCathy Cooper, Ph.D., LPC

Cathy Cooper has more than 20 years’ experience working with children and adolescents. She is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist.  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 through play 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. To schedule an appointment with Cathy, please call 803-261-8515.

Susan H photoSusan Hendricks, LISW-CP

Susan has many years’ experience in counseling, dream work, journal therapy and other healing psychological modes. She currently specializes in Journal Therapy. Guided journal writing and a consistent exploration of personal dreams undergird her practice – skills developed from her passion for learning and sharing ways to expand personal insight and offer hope.  She discovered that mindfulness and deep inner listening along with an honest challenge to one’s habitual beliefs encourage new perspectives to emerge.  Anyone – if they choose – can grow and continue to learn throughout a lifetime – a concept supported by current studies in brain science.

For more information and to contact Susan, visit www.susanhendricks.com                                                                                                                                                                


Jennifer Bennett, LISW-CP

Jennifer has 15 years’ experience working as a clinical social worker in both outpatient and inpatient mental health care. She specializes in holistic psychotherapy, integrating traditional and non-traditional approaches to healing mind, body, and spirit. Her work is grounded in the belief that no matter our experience, on the deepest level, our impulse is toward connection and wholeness. As an LISW-CP, Jennifer works with adults and adolescents providing services that range from therapy for anxiety, depression and trauma to grief counseling and parent training. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, Jennifer provides a highly personalized approach to support you in achieving your personal potential, on a path towards further growth and well-being.

For more information and to contact Jennifer, visit www.integrativehealingcare.com


 Monique B. Mitchell, PhD, FT

“I miss…”, “I should have…”, “I don’t understand why…” Are you struggling with a recent, or not so recent, loss: the death of someone significant, divorce or separation, deployment of a spouse/partner, family estrangement or disownment? Monique is a certified thanatologist who provides personalized guidance and support to individuals as they navigate their way through grief, loss, and challenging life transitions. She teaches BSW and MSW courses on grief and loss at UofSC, and utilizes her expertise in thanatology to provide individual support for life transitions.

For more information visit her website moniquebmitchell.com or to schedule an appointment, email drmoniquemitchell@gmail.com