All Salons Will Be Held Via Zoom Therefore Anyone Can Register

Location is Not an Issue. Participants Will be limited to 100

 Salon Series  Spring 2021


All Salons meet on Thursdays. Programs are presented 6:30 - 8:30 PM, and 2 CEUs are awarded. 

All registrants will be able to log in 15 minutes before presentation.

March 11, 2021


Title: Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences   Case Study: O Survival by Grace by Odessa A. Young, LPC


Purpose: Identifying and discussing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to learn ways to help clients overcome and deal with these experiences' lasting impact. As recounted in O Survival by Grace, Odessa will be using her life story to bring the material to life. An exploration of how to work through utilizing the ACE's model and how she has worked through each one to become an International Bestselling author, poet, and Licensed Professional Counselor.



  1. Identify and discuss ACEs

  2. Complete brief ACE quiz

  3. Review Case Study: O Survival by Grace by Odessa A. Young

  4. Learn ways to help clients navigate through life after these experiences


Odessa A. Young was born in Sevierville, TN and has spent most of her life in the Upstate area of South Carolina.  One of her goals in life is to break the stigma associated with mental illness and give voice to those who have been forgotten.  One of her ultimate dreams is to travel the world and share her story.   

On May 9, 2019 she took a step of courage to share her story with the world by publishing her first book, O Survival by Grace, on  She became a Licensed Professional Counselor January 2020 with the state of South Carolina. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of social services.  She is also credentialed to accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance.  She provides therapy services at, The Well Center in Pendleton, SC and Points of Origin in Greenville, SC. 
She has established herself as a Mental Health Therapist, International Bestselling author, poet and Herbalife Wellness Coach.  She stepped out on faith to pursue her passion to provide mobile community-based services January 2020.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and Kingdom Poets traveling poetry group.  She is also the owner of LLC; where she actively works her vision. 


May 20, 2021

Title:  History, Treatment and Propulsion of Substance Use Disorders From the 1950s to Present in the U.S.



1.     Understand how and why specific substance use disorders have developed depending on socioeconomic status, geographical location and decade.

2.     Understand best practices and evidence based treatment of different substance use disorders 

Bio:  Dr. Michelle P. Cooke earned her Masters Degree in Psychology from Boston University and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Health Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, now known as William James College. Dr. Cooke has worked with adults across the lifespan with co-morbid mental and medical illnesses in both inpatient and outpatient settings for the past 10 years. Dr. Cooke has facilitated long term individual and group therapy focusing on narrative therapy, substance use disorders, medication management, anxiety, mindfulness and meditation, depression, chronic pain, grief, death and dying well. A majority of her training and employment during her time in Boston was working at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as the Suboxone Clinic Director at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital as well as the Clinical Director of the inpatient substance use disorder program called Paving the Way. Dr. Cooke relocated to Charleston, SC in 2017 and focused on geriatric behavioral health and bedside care in long term care and assisted living facilities.  Her current career focus over the past year has been working within a managed care organization to improve quality and access to care to all South Carolina Medicaid recipients. Outside of her employment duties, she is the current President of the South Carolina Psychological Association and has served on the board in multiple capacities since January 2018. Lastly, Dr. Cooke has served on the review board committee of C4 Events since September 2017, which provides five large scale CEU events across the country each year. Dr. Cooke is a licensed psychologist and licensed substance use counselor in both Massachusetts and South Carolina.




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