trailside counseling

PROVIDING GUIDANCE ALONG YOUR JOURNEY

Moving You Forward

A person often enters therapy in a vulnerable state. We provide the utmost support from the initial meeting until the last session by guiding a client through their journey. We welcome clients from all racial, ethnic, cultural, religious backgrounds and are LGBTQ+ allies.

 
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What makes Trailside Counseling different?

In addition to many years of clinical work, we have been members of interdisciplinary teams in a variety of settings and believe that in addition to providing the best clinical services, collaboration with other professionals is the most effective approach to client care. When appropriate and with the consent from a client or guardian, we will happily provide updates to outside providers for the purpose of collaboration. This includes, but is not limited to, medical doctors, psychiatrists, and school personnel. 

It's all in the name...

Courtney's love of the great outdoors brought about the practice name. She provides the option of outdoor sessions when the weather permits. Her experience working at two wilderness programs and a therapeutic farm based school has allowed her to see firsthand the therapeutic benefits of utilizing the great outdoors as her office. We offer a monthly outdoor adventure group for clients age 10-14 for the purpose of getting outdoors and working on relationship building skills.


 
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COURTNEY EIDSON, LISW-CP
FOUNDER/CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

Courtney is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing guidance to empower clients and families facing a variety of challenges. Her specialty is working with clients diagnosed with  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and Depression.


As a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist and member of the South Carolina Autism Society Board of Directors, Courtney is recognized by the community and colleagues for her knowledge and experience, especially regarding neurodevelopmental disorders. Her goal is to increase awareness of the needs of persons diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders while providing support to clients struggling with their current situation.

Courtney's appearance on Autism in Action Podcast (2021):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wH4FPpp-lJiDeGYcWsNtk7uQtIX5canr/view

Preferred age range: 11-30 years old

In person and teletherapy sessions

 
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CHRISTI FOSTER, LISW-CP
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

Whether you want to navigate difficulties in your life, improve relationships with others and/or yourself, or improve your emotional and mental wellness, Christi is here to help in any way that she can. With over 20 years of experience as a Social Worker, Christi believes in treating everyone with respect and dignity but most importantly, demonstrating compassion for all and being sensitive to the needs of others. Christi provides a nurturing environment where you can talk candidly about your concerns without the fear of being judged. Her expertise is working with clients with Anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders, Behavioral difficulties, Depression as well as Bereavement counseling. Christi’s background includes healthcare settings, educational settings, and private practice.

Preferred age range: 11+ years old

Teletherapy sessions only at this time

 
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TALINA MCKINNEY,
MS, HS-BCP
PARENT COACH

Talina is a native to South Carolina. She attended Anderson University in Anderson SC where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services. She continued her education to earn a Master of Human Services with a cognate in Marriage and Family Counseling degree from Liberty University. In addition, Talina is a Board Certified Human Service Practitioner and a Certified Facilitator for the Prepare/Enrich program, which utilizes assessment tools designed to build a strong foundation for marriages and parenting. In addition, Talina  completed training with the Nurturing Parenting Program.

Talina's 18 years of experience working with children and families includes positions in both traditional and nontraditional environments. She also has six years of experience working with victims of sexual assault. 

Her compassion and commitment for others can be seen through her interactions with families. Talina enjoys working with families because in her words “There is nothing more rewarding then getting to see a family’s success.” When she is not busy working. Talina enjoys spending time with her children and husband.

 

SERVICES

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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY (60 MINUTES)

We all face times in our lives when we could use some additional support. Individual therapy allows you time to focus on becoming the best version of yourself! Whether you are facing a life change or desire to do some self-discovery, individual therapy can assist in moving you forward along your journey!

$100.00 per hour

Insurance accepted:

Blue Cross Blue Shield (including Blue Choice Medicaid)

Cigna

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FAMILY THERAPY (60 MINUTES)

Families can fall on times in which guidance and support from an unbiased party is needed. Learning how to effectively communicate with one another is often the key to an improved family dynamic. Gaining an understanding of how each family members thinks, feels, and communicates is one of the many benefits of family therapy.

$100.00 per hour

Insurance accepted:

Blue Cross Blue Shield (including Blue Choice Medicaid)

Cigna

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 PARENT COACHING (60 MINUTES)

Raising a child is tough! Goals are developed based upon your family's needs and can include skills such as learning effective ways to set and maintain expectations and boundaries, increasing communication skills and learning interventions that work best for you and your child. Parent coaching is available as a supplemental service to individual and/or family therapy. 


$50.00 per hour 

Group Bonding

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GROUP (4 HOURS)

Making and maintaining friendships can be tough! This monthly group for clients age 10-14 incorporates the outdoors into activities to improve relationship building skills. This is an optional service, however is highly recommended. Activities include yoga, hiking, games and more! 

Groups are held one Saturday per month from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

$80.00 (financial assistance available)

Coming soon

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YOGA

We're excited to partner with Joy Tharp of Integrative Massage and Movement Therapy! Joy has been a licensed massage and bodywork therapist since 1998. She became a certified yoga instructor in 2017. She believes in the power of movement and breath to achieve a balanced life. Joy is looking forward to teaching these techniques so others may learn how to foster a sense of peace and calm within.

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TRAINING FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

Service Providers in all areas in the community benefit from gaining an increased understanding of a variety of mental health diagnoses and how to effectively work with diverse populations. Training is tailored to meet the needs of the agency.

Cost to be determined upon training needs

 
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LET'S GET STARTED ON YOUR JOURNEY!

Phone: (864) 216-7010

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