Spectrum Family Solutons, as a physical location, was established April 2008, as American Family Solutions and Center for Stress Management. The word "American" was changed to "Spectrum" in December 2008, as we believe the term provides a better description of our philosophy and the range of services and modalities we offer.
Several dictionaries, online and hard copy (yes, a few still exist), define aspects of the word "SPECTRUM" as a range of measurement; a plot of intensity; a continuous sequence or range; a continuum of color formed when a beam of white light is dispersed; and lastly, Spectrum FAMILY'S personal favorite---a distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source.
Spectrum FAMILY Solutions strives to rise to the occasion of its definition, by providing the energy and heat source that spark new ideas, motivation to achieve goals, self -love, and love for others in our clients.
Our staff and associates have earned advanced degrees, which provided necessary textbook knowledge, foundation and theory. Additionally, they have several years of direct experience, through Epworth Children's Home, Palmetto Health, Guardian Ad-Litem (Court Appointed Special Advocate [CASA]), Big Brothers and Big Sisters, South Carolina Department of Mental Health, and University of South Carolina.
Esther Sturdivant Gallieshaw, Chief Executive Officer, holds an earned advanced degree (above the masters level) from University of South Carolina, and specializes in marital, pre-marital, couple and family therapy/counseling, and biofeedback for stress management, relaxation, and anxiety reduction. She also earned a masters degree in management and taught in the business department at Midlands Technical College for over seven (7) years and frequently facilitates workshops for various community entities, churches, and corporations. She is skilled in effective and efficient communication with a broad "spectrum" of the population.
PHILOSOPHY ON THERAPY / COUNSELING
Counseling is a therapeutic journey of self-exploration, equated to mountain climbing. The trip up the mountain is rough and stressful and requires a lot of thinking and decision making; but reaching the top calls for a celebration. We are here to assist you on your journey and celebrate your climb. For more information about our practice or to schedule an appointment, please contact us directly.