Counselors who see you, hear you, and understand you

Because we’ve been in your shoes.

Our Counseling Philosophy: Embrace Calm, Empower Change

Guided by a client-centered approach, compassion, and unwavering confidentiality, our commitment is to guide you towards tailored solutions that prioritize your unique needs.

Samm Brenner Gautier, LPC

Samm Brenner Gautier, LPC

As someone who continues to walk the path of self-discovery and transformation, I understand the setbacks and triumphs that come with it.

Counseling has always been my lifelong passion, and I've dedicated myself to helping young adults discover their inner strength and resilience while managing the challenges of anxiety. Following my Bachelor’s degree at College of Charleston, I earned my Master’s and Education Specialist degrees at Florida State University and continued on towards clinical licensure in South Carolina.

Throughout my early career, I had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, affording me valuable insights into the intricate dynamics of anxiety and its impact on young adults. It became clear that while anxiety and other mental health concerns are common experiences, there are many hurdles to accessing the right support.

My mission as a Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of CBC is to educate and empower young adults to recognize where their lives feel stuck, equip them with the skills to navigate these challenges, and help them live with a newfound sense of freedom and confidence. At CBC, we wholeheartedly believe that young adults possess the capacity for resiliency, even in the face of mental health struggles.

The journey to and through adulthood is complex, but it doesn't have to be a path defined by the weight of your hardships. With the right guidance, support, and therapy, you can regain your confidence, find your voice, and thrive as you navigate the complexities of the modern world. Our commitment is grounded in offering accessible and compassionate care, because every young adult deserves to find peace, confidence, and fulfillment in their lives.

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Laurie Winkler, LPC  

Laurie Winkler, LPC

Formally trained as a mental health counselor with dual Master's degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Psychology, I have 14 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings, where I have taken on both the role of clinician and supervisor.

Oftentimes, people have a preconceived notion of what therapy is, and what it is not, which may raise questions such as “Can therapy truly help me or my loved one?” and “Will my therapist really understand who I am and where I would like to go?” To those questions, I can say, yes! Therapy is often described as a journey, and getting started can help you or your loved one get to the desired destination. I hope that I can assist in this deep process, especially knowing how scary this can be for so many of all ages!

Whether it's addressing unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, better managing emotions or reactions, improving academic/work performance, strengthening relationships, or establishing a more positive outlook, my passion is working with children, adolescents, and adults by meeting them where they are in various aspects of their lives and helping to foster real change. I have had the fortunate opportunity to be a part of many journeys! If you take that first step, then you have started on a path that I hope will bring you greater happiness.

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Victoria Lockridge, LPC  

Victoria Lockridge, LPC

I obtained a Bachelor's degree in philosophy at Presbyterian College and a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel Graduate College.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina. I am a SC native, born and raised, but have been lucky enough to travel to many places and broaden my perspective of people and the world itself.

I have worked in agencies, group practices, and private practice settings. My specialties include obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, religious trauma, and attachment issues.

Sometimes we need a safe space to let our emotions and thoughts out freely and without fear of judgment. It is a personal goal of mine as a therapist to ensure that you feel comfortable being yourself, just as you are. I strive to make each one of my clients feel fully accepted and emotionally safe to talk about what may be difficult in their lives.

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Katie DeckerFisk, LPC  

Katie DeckerFisk

I am a compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor based in South Carolina. I obtained my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2018.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, offering support and guidance to troubled children, individuals in in-patient residential facilities, those struggling with addiction, state and federal offenders, and individuals affected by conditions such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and personality disorders.

I have extensive experience in tele-behavioral health and have been providing therapy remotely for several years. I strive to meet the unique needs of each individual client by utilizing various therapeutic modalities, primarily focusing on cognitive-behavioral therapy. Guided by a client-centered approach, I create a safe and nurturing environment where clients can work towards personal growth and positive change. I am dedicated to promoting well-being and empowering individuals to overcome life's challenges.

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Carey Luker, LPC  

I received my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University Florida in 2014. I have a natural curiosity and a desire for learning that has led me on many paths in life. I spent more than 15 years serving my community in non-profit case management, fundraising, and leadership before moving on to private practice for mental health. I have experience teaching important life skills to all age groups and this led me to understand that mental health is much more than just thoughts, feelings, and genetics. People deal with all kinds of challenges such as economic/financial hardships, family discord, and health problems that lead to an increased need for mental health services. I am proud to serve those who seek my help.

I spent many years helping women achieve their dreams and build confidence through increasing skill building for independence. It has been my passion to provide encouragement to women of various age groups to seek out and commit to fulfilling their own needs through increased self-awareness and exploration.

I specialize in anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem, mood disorders, trauma, and women’s issues. I enjoy working with all young adults who need guidance in finding confidence and managing stress, anxiety, making career/school decisions, improving daily habits/routines, and improving relationships and communication. I am trained in Neurodivergent affirming practices, DBT therapy, Mindfulness based practices, CBT, IFS, and trauma informed care. I take a guided approach to helping increase coping skills and emotion management. I also have experience helping people to cope with chronic pain/chronic illness and health anxiety.

I believe that any movement forward is progress, no matter how small.

I provide a non-judgmental supportive environment that encompasses opportunity for personal growth and change. You are in control of your therapy experience and can go at your own pace. It is important to me that my clients feel validated and safe when dealing with their problems. Let’s talk about your challenges and create a path forward tailored to your personal needs.

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