My name is April Hill and I am the owner of North Augusta Counseling Services, LLC. I have been in private practice for 3 years and counseling clients since 2012. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in South Carolina and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio. I am a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I hold a BS in Psychology and an MA in Professional Counseling, both received at Liberty University.
My areas of training and expertise include: EMDR, trauma informed care, psychological interpretation, cognitive behavioral approaches, mindfulness, projection techniques, spiritual approaches, and coping skills. I have experience helping people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief, depression, and anxiety. I have 7 years’ experience working in community mental health helping individuals diagnosed with a wide range of mental illness within both the criminal and general population. I also have experience in collaborating with law enforcement and corrections staff to provide education and support.
My name is Linda Sherrard and I am the owner of Hope and Healing Counseling Center, LLC. I currently meet with clients at my office within the same suite as North Augusta Counseling Services. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and Georgia, a National Certified Counselor, a certified EMDR therapist, and a certified SYMBIS facilitator. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Christian Counseling and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
I have experience working with adolescents who were involved with the juvenile justice system and adults in a state mental health agency. I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, codependency, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), addictions to drugs and/or alcohol, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I currently work with couples for premarital, marriage, and relationship issues. I use a variety of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, and solution focused brief therapy.
As a counselor, I believe my job is to help you gain the tools, abilities, and strengths (or tap into and utilize the ones you already have) to handle life’s difficulties in a healthier, more productive manner. I am non-confrontational in my approach; however, I will encourage you to move outside of your comfort zone and try something new.