2017 Talks and Programs

Self-Preservation in Practice is a new e-class for healthcare providers.

You’re in a tough position. You’re taught to remain objective and non-emotional so that you can think clearly about your work. But your work comes through people – that is, through their lives, their issues and symptoms and this is emotional.

In my practice I see providers who are are feeling stressed and depleted. Their relationships are strained – they want to feel connected, but instead they feel isolated. They’ve suppressed their emotions for years.

I know the answers aren’t easy to get to, but there are answers and I believe they lie in helping people know how to feel. I believe that if you can learn to “feel better” then you can pass this on to your patients.

In this class we’ll look at the emotions specific to your situation. I’ll ask for some self-reflection because this will help you get to the defense that runs your emotional reactions. We’ll restructure this defense into a coping tool that you can use to stay connected to yourself while you work.

I hope you’ll join me.

I’m also happy to answer any questions you might have,




South Carolina Tort Law, Columbia. 10th.


2016 Talks and Programs


South Carolina Municipal Attorneys Association: Annual Meeting, Columbia: 2nd.

  • It’s An Inside Job: Looking Within Ourselves to Create New Coping Strategies for Managing Stress.

South Carolina House of Representatives, Columbia: 29th.

  • Clash of the Titans: How Increasing Your Self-Awareness Can Help Reduce the Stress You Feel When Personalities Collide.

SC Collaborative Divorce, Morton & Gettys Attorneys, Rock Hill: 16th.

  • Role of the Therapist in the Collaborative Process

Giving Form to Feelings with Paint: Studio Cellar, Columbia: 10th.

  • This class guides you away from using words to describe what you feel.

SC Collaborative Divorce, South Carolina Bar Association, Columbia: 29th. & 30th.

  • The Role of the Therapist in the Collaborative Process

NAMI: National Alliance of Mental Health, Kerhsaw County: 25th.

  • Helping Families Feel and Heal

2015 Talks and Programs

University of South Carolina: Children’s Law Center: Columbia

  • Personal Costs of the Profession: Adding Emotional Self-Care to the Picture

Commissions on Judicial and Lawyer Conduct: Columbia

  • Insights Into the Emotional Health Stresses of the Legal Profession

Investors Title: Southeast Annual Seminar: Columbia

  • Your Personal Journal: Coping Strategies

South Carolina Construction Law Conference: Charleston

  • The Mental Tug-of-War: Identifying Your Unique Ways of Coping

South Carolina Council of School Attorneys: Myrtle Beach

  • What’s an Attorney to Do When Suppressing Your Emotions Can Hurt More Than Help?

NAMI: National Alliance of Mental Illness: Camden

  • Families Under Stress: Coping With a Diagnosis

South Carolina Bar Association: Columbia

  • I’m Feeling So Emotional: Tools for Attorneys
  • Recognizing and Treating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
  • Redefining Personal Meaning and Value in Practice 

Other Programs and Talks

  • University of South Carolina Children’s Law Center:  Columbia
    • Managing Your Brainstorm: Tools for Coping With Life as an Attorney
  • South Carolina Bar Association and Charleston School of Law: Charleston
    • How Suppressing Emotion Can Lead to Anxiety
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Lawyers: Hilton Head
    • Cognitive Tools to Help Lawyers Manage Emotional Suppression
  • American Board of Vocational Experts: Scottsdale, Arizona
    • How Suppressing Emotion Can Lead to Anxiety
  • South Carolina Bar Association: Columbia
    • Using Cognitive and Behavioral Techniques in Emotionally Charged Situations
    • Beyond “Just the Facts, Ma’am” Using Your Emotional Brain to Help You and Your Clients 
    • The Needle and the Damage Done: Attorney Mental Health 
    • Cognitive Tools to Help Lawyers Manage Emotional Depletion

Contact me

1237 Gadsden Street
Suite 200 J
Columbia, South Carolina 29201