About Me

My name is Lois R. Durrah and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor residing in Spartanburg, SC. I was drawn to the helping profession through my love for helping others. Seeing others recognize their full potential and live the most meaningful and fulfilling life possible is amazing. I have an intrinsic drive to help others realize the possibilities of a purposeful life by working with them to reconsider how they think, speak and live. Seeing dreams come to fruition is a driving force and brings me tremendous satisfaction. I approach clients from a person-centered solution focused approach with inclusive cognitive behavioral therapy strategies. My goal is to serve others and truly make a difference as I walk alongside them to navigate life’s many challenges and discover peace.

Currently, and for the past 30 plus years, I have worked with a non profit organization that provides an array of services and supports to persons with disabilities. Working in this profession has taught me the value of maximizing every opportunity and discovering what else life has to offer beyond obstacles.
Life and career experiences have afforded me a wealth of empathy for the need to embrace emotional healing and live a life free of strife. I am passionate about family and enjoy being the wife, mom and Mimi to my beautiful gifts.

I graduated from the University of South Carolina Spartanburg with a Bachelors in Psychology. I went on to Liberty University with dual Masters degrees in Professional Counseling and Human Services-Executive Leadership. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am a licensed minister and am certified in Principles of Servant Leadership.

My interactions are warm and encouraging. I believe life brings enough challenges and having a welcoming haven to share, process and grow is essential to the healing process.

Specialties:
Anxiety
Depression
Self-Esteem
Coping with Life Challenges

License:
SC 8139 (exp 8/31/2023)


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

SC LPC 8139


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lois Durrah. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by T.I. on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Lois for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Since my very first therapy session with Mrs. Durrah, my life has changed tremendously. The transformation is mind blowing and not only does she listens and gives feedback but she gets to the root of the problem. She is definitely heaven sent for me and my journey.

Written by T.E. on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Lois for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is great at meeting you were you are in your journey no matter how bad it may seem to you. You can feel and hear her compassion through the phone. She listens and get you to realize your part in the mistakes you've made. She is like an auntie that keeps it 100% and want to see you overcome the barriers in your life.

Written by K.A. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Lois for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I feel extremely comfortable talking with her. I have a hard time opening up to people and still need to work on opening up with her more. She's a great listener, hears everything that I say and repeats thinks back to me that I might not have heard myself say. Very helpful hearing someone else say it in a non-threatening way.

Written by S.H. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Lois for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have only had 2 live sessions with Lois, but she has already jumped in the deep end with ne and helped me identify some thought patterns that are contributing to my diagnosis and the issues I’ve had managing it.

Written by W.H. on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Lois for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have really enjoyed doing therapy with Lois. I feel as though she really listens and helps me quickly target the goals I’ve set for myself. She’s easy to talk to and I always walk away from our sessions feeling encouraged.

Written by N.A. on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Lois for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

In the sort time I’ve been connected with her I definitely feel like she’s listened and learned about me and been able to help give me great insight on new things to better myself so I’m grateful and she checks in often so I feel she really cares how I’m doing

Written by H.A. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Lois for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Off first impressions she's very nice. As you talk to her more, she listens and remains calm throughout sessions, which I can appreciate as someone who gets worked up very easily. She's very genuine and really cares. I typically always feel better after talking to her.

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