Degrees and Certifications:
M.ed. School counseling
My name is Mrs. Williams and I’m the School Counselor at Wallace-Gregg Elementary. I believe I have the best job in the world, because I have the opportunity of helping students succeed for a brighter future. I received my undergraduate degree from Saint Leo University and a Master’s in School Counseling from Liberty University.
My goal here at WGE is to focus on social-emotional learning in order to better help students academically and to prepare them for the future. There are a variety of strategies used to help students, such as classroom guidance lessons, small groups, and individual counseling sessions. I also collaborate with teachers, staff, parents, and other stakeholders to find ways to help students thrive to their full potential.
I visit each K-5th grade classroom monthly throughout the school year and have the chance to interact with every student during these lessons. Lessons typically last 20 minutes for K-1st and 30 minutes for 2nd-5th. These lessons cover topics such as school readiness skills, understanding feelings of self and others, problem solving skills, friendship skills, and bullying.
Small Group Counseling
A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with other students who are coping with similar life situations. Groups can have anywhere from 3-5 members and usually meet once a week for several weeks.
Some students can benefit from one-on-one counseling to get help with academic, social, or emotional challenges.
Degrees and Certifications:Masters Degree (MA)
Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.)
CDBT-Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist May 2022-Present
LPCS-7501 (Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor) 5/2020-Present (South Carolina)
LPCS# S9734 (Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor)10/2018-Present (North Carolina)
LAC#396 (Licensed Addictions Counselor) 10/2018-Present (South Carolina)
TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy) Rostered SC May 2018-Present
LPC#9734(Licensed Professional Counselor) 12/2013-Present (North Carolina)
LPC#6290 (Licensed Professional Counselor) 2/2016 to Present (South Carolina)
MAC#509105 (Master's Addictions Counselor) 2016-Present
CCMC (Clinical Certified Military Counselor) 2017-Present
CSOTS #28491 (Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist) 12/2017-Present
My name is Dr. Pat and I’m the School Based Therapist at Wallace-Gregg Elementary. I am so excited to be a part of the WGE family and am looking forward to "making a difference”. I have been a mental health therapist since 1999 and I have a strong background in working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with trauma/behavior/emotional problems. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in SC. I am also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist and I am Rostered in SC as a TF-CBT Therapist.
My goal here at WGE is to provide mental health therapy services to children within the school setting. My aim is to provide RBHS (Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services) focusing on problem prevention and treatment to enhance the behavioral, social, and emotional development of appropriate students in a school setting. I will conduct individual (those that benefit from one-on-one counseling) and/or group therapeutic counseling sessions (those that need some extra time with other students who are dealing with similar life situations) in accordance with the student’s IPOC and/or IEP goals and as appropriate. The outcome is to develop interventions that will increase school success; reduce discipline referral, out-of-school suspensions, administrative hearing, and more restrictive placement using a variety of strategies such as, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Behavior Modification, Psychosocial Rehabilitative Services.
I believe that it "takes a village" to nurture our children and each one of us are responsible for planting and watering "positive seeds" in their lives. These seeds will create opportunities for them to experience a bright future.