Celia Deneen, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Celia Deneen Counseling
Celia Deneen has 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in a
variety of settings. Gaining valuable insight through various roles in school and church settings, she has
focused on counseling children, young adults, and families and in seeking to understand the whole child
in the context of family and social settings. In addition, she and her husband have lived and worked
internationally and have raised four thriving adult children. She earned her Master of Education degree
from the University of South Carolina and was a summa cum laude graduate of Columbia College. She is working toward completion of a fellowship at Emerge Family Therapy Center focusing on trauma in
children and adults.
Celia is passionate about seeing families thrive. She believes that family relationships, while often messy
and complicated, were created to be a vital avenue of human connection leading toward good mental
health. Having worked extensively with refugees locally and internationally since 2016, she is also
passionate about addressing issues in human lives resulting from traumatic experiences.
In her practice, Celia uses a variety of play therapy techniques with children. She integrates principles
from CBT, DBT, EFT and other models into her work aimed at hope and healing with families and
individuals. Believing that God is the Creator and Healer, she approaches each client with respect and
hope for the future. She enjoys working with couples and individuals facing a variety of issues, including
grief, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, and traumatic stress.
Please call (864) 879-4388 to inquire about availability for new client appointments.