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Counseling, Consulting, Education

Since 2007 we have been developing award winning, evidence based, Cognitive Behavioral Inquiry (CBI) services. for court systems, workplaces and universities. 



The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago,

the second best time is right now


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Accountability. Compassion.


Our evidence based, award winning, CBI groups for court mandated clients are how we got started on offering change to the world.  These courses are designed to work for individuals referred by the legal system for issues including substance use, responsible living, domestic violence and sexual violence.


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Turning Human Resource Problems into Opportunities

We have a passion for helping organizations who are trying to improve the world. Our workplace CBI services help address harmful habits that can be impacting productivity, teamwork and accomplishing the goals of your organization.  Our services include:

1. Organizational Coaching,

2. Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity Training,

3. Professional Resilience Services.

Contact us today to learn more!


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Helping Students Thrive, Inside and Outside the Classroom

Three Trees Center for Change has designed a series of CBI courses for students who need a little extra support with their decision making on campus. Our CBI programs help students understand the importance of the decisions they are making and provide them the tools to make future choices that are in line with their goals, their well being, and a safe, healthy campus life.

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A forest, in reality, is just one organism interconnected and interdependent

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Jamesa is our Executive Director. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She is trained in EMDR, MRT, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has been with Three Trees since interning back in 2010 and she serves the organization by reviewing all clinical practices for quality and compliance to make sure each client and organization receives the highest level of care. Jamesa also co-authors the Three Trees CBI series and cohosts the Harmful Habits Podcast. She also owns and operates her own private mental health practice. She was born in Florence, South Carolina and after graduating USC became a lifelong Gamecock fan!


Amine is our Assistant Director. He is a native of Morgantown West Virginia and thus a proud Mountaineer. He is currently completing his MBA in Data Analytics. He has spent his professional  and academic career working to understand how to use data to improve systems and the way we care for people. His role at Three Trees is to shape and expand the future of the services we offer, while ensuring current services reflect the highest of standards and accessibility.. He is also a cohost on the Harmful Habits Podcast.


Ben is the founder of Three Trees. After working as a mental health therapist in community and residential settings he started Three Trees at the end of 2007 and began developing the Cognitive Behavioral Inquiry method that drives our services. He is the coauthor of the Three Trees Center for Change CBI Workbooks, and cohost of the Harmful Habits Podcast. His role at Three Trees is to ensure that our vision and mission is present in every single aspect of what we do.  Ben is the recipient of the Linda J. Allen Community Service Award for “significant contributions that have brought honor and credit to the field of criminal justice.” Recently, Ben has been working on developing CBI for the workplace, and is the author of the upcoming book 'Turtle, Owl, and a Handful of Leaves: A Guide to Exploring Your Sense of Self" being released this fall.


Kevin is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) with over 24 years of clinical experience in private practice, non-profit leadership and college instruction.  He joined us in 2012 and his role is facilitate level 1, 2, and 3 CBI classes. He was born in Camden, South Carolina.


Tyleshia is a Licensed Master Social Worker (SC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Associate (NC). Her role at Three Trees is to facilitate level 1, 2, and 3 CBI classes. She was born in Conway, South Carolina and joined Three Trees in 2020. Prior to Three Trees she worked in non-profit, military social work, county government, and inpatient mental health care.


Elizabeth was born in Russia and moved to the US as an infant and remains fluent in both languages. After growing up in Boston she moved to the Carolinas in 2014. She received her B.S. and M.A. in psychology and has worked in numerous fields including residential mental health, medical mental health, and real estate. At Three Trees her role is to facilitate level one and two CBI classes.

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Emmanuelle is a native of Cameroon, and has lived in the United States for over 20 years. While living in the Midwest she attended the University of Kansas for her undergraduate studies and also became a board certified licensed massage therapist. She moved to South Carolina 8 years ago.  Emmanuelle is multilingual and recently obtained her master's degree in public health. In 2021 she started with Three Trees where her role is to facilitate level 1 and 2 CBI classes.

You will not find a more knowledgeable counseling service. Ben and his staff have the care, compassion and concern for each and every client, at all times. I was a career prosecutor and would see the results day in and day out on parents and their teenagers when they had been counseled by Ben and his staff. The turnaround was remarkable. I, as a parent, would learn much about parenting while listening along to group sessions. I would not hesitate to use this organization. If you want help for you as an adult, or if you are having issues with your teen, they are the people to call!

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