practicum students

At Carolina Counseling Partners, we consider it a privilege to work with practicum students to further their education in counseling.

Meet Ariana

Ariana is originally from Florida where she spent her childhood and the early years of her professional career before moving to South Carolina. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, camping, bouldering, reading and traveling to new cities with her husband, whom she has been married to for five years. Ariana received her Bachelor of Science in Health from the University of North Florida studying community health, with a minor in health education. She is currently completing her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

style of therapy

Ariana is passionate about meeting individuals where they are at. She believes in providing a safe, supportive setting where her clients can process and work through any struggles they are facing. Her approach emphasizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies and mindfulness to assist clients in developing the skills and ability to deal with all of life’s transitions.

practice focus
Ariana works with adolescents, teenagers and adults going through depression, anxiety, life transition issues, infertility, grief and loss.
Meet Jonathan

Jonathan was raised in the upstate of South Carolina that he still calls home. He completed his undergraduate studies at Wofford College and earned an M.A. in history from the joint program at the College of Charleston & The Citadel. Jonathan has taught research, history, government, and economics at a private school in the area for five years and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He enjoys cooking, fishing, being outdoors, and traveling with his wife.

style of therapy

Jonathan understands humans as a complex mixture of physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational elements. He takes a holistic approach to therapy based on an unconditional regard for clients in which he seeks to help them not just move past dysfunction but discover inner resources to grow and thrive. Jonathan’s approach primarily utilizes psychodynamic, existential, and solution-focused modalities.

practice focus
Jonathan works with adolescents and adults experiencing identity, life transition, and relational issues as well as stress, anxiety, and depression.