About Us

Laura and Lance are married and co-own the Charleston Holistic Center, LLC.  They have been working and serving the Low Country for more than 22 years.

The Charleston Holistic Center, LLC

The Charleston Holistic Center was formed in 2009.  Although, we have been practicing in the same location since 2001.    We strive to help people create their best lives and thrive in a world that is constantly shifting and full of stress.

Laura and Lance work together as a team to provide you with the best possible experience.  Whether you’re in need of some counseling or want to explore a past life or need to shed stress and find relief, Laura and Lance will help you thrive and not just survive.

Find your balance, energy & happiness the natural way.

About Dr. Laura

Dr. Laura holds a Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis.  She is a Reiki Master/Teacher and a Shaman.  She is also a certified Life Coach, Health Coach, and Meditation Instructor.  Additionally, she is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served for more than 6 years teaching Nuclear Physics.

She uses all of her many talents to create a unique  practice where science and spirituality combine to produce true and lasting transformation for her clients.

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Dr. Laura holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics with a minor in Mathematics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, gradtuating before her 21st birthday.  She also holds a Master’s of Arts in Teaching Mathematics and Sciences from Washington University, where she simulateniously completed her Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences, studying Hydrothermal Systems on Mars with Implications for Life.

After gradutation, Dr. Laura decided to serve her country for more than 6 years as a United States Naval Officer where she taught Nuclear Physics and Advanced Mathematics among other duties.  If that service wasn’t enough, Dr. Laura went on to teach science and mathematics for a local high school for 8 years.

While completing her Doctorate, Dr. Laura also studied with a Lakota Medicine Man and completed a full course of training in Wicca.  She has since trained as a Reiki Master/Teacher (2003) and a Shamanic Reiki Master (2014).

Additionally, Dr. Laura completed training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2015, becoming certified as a Health Coach.  Since the pandemic, she has also completed Certified Life Coach and Meditation Instructor training with Mindvalley.

Become healthy and whole.  Find yourself and create the best you.

About Lance

Lance has an MA from Webster University, St. Louis.  He has been a practicing counselor since 2009.  His undergrad from the University of Missouri is in Exercise Science.  He also holds certifications in EMDR, EFT, Telehealth, and Hypnotherapy.  In addition, Lance is a trained Yoga Instructor. 

Lance’s practice is holistic, in that he treats the entire person.  He does NOT believe in a separation of the mind and body.  His philosophy is that what effects one part of the person effects the whole person.  He also believes in getting to the “root” cause of an issue and clearing it up, not just rehashing and talking about it forever.  

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Lance holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Missouri.  Using this specialty he worked in Stress-Test Labs and several Cardiac Rehab centers.  But, he soon realized that he wanted to do more.

Lance became a Certified Hypnotist, helping people to overcome in-grained habits and conditions.  Again, he realized he wanted to do more to help people.

Lance went back to school in 2005 to study Counseling and completed his degree and then licensure in 2009.

Lance continually works to master the best techniques to help patients create their best lives.  He has studied EFT, dream analysis, nutrition, Yoga, EMDR, meditation, and much, much more.  He works to combine the unique combination of techniques and tools to not only get to the “root” of a problem but to clear it up.

Lance specializes in PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression.

Mission & Vision

We believe that each individual is a whole person and should be treated as such.  We also believe that each person is whole within themselves.  No one is “broken;” everyone has within their core being all that they need to be whole.  Sometimes the journey to rediscover that beautiful wholeness has many twists and turns.  Each experience has led us to who we are, what we know, how much strength we actually have within, and who we can be in the future. 

Only by clearing away the clutter than our mind thinks we have to deal with and society says we have to be can we discover the beauty of the person that has always been within.  We, at the Charleston Holistic Center, will walk with you on the journey, helping you create the you that you were intended to be.



Does insurance cover my sessions?

If you are working with Lance for counseling and have a diagnosible condition, then most insurance can be charged for the session.  Whether insurance will pay, all depends on the specific co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance of your specific policy.  We will not know coverage until the first claim is filed and fully processed.

If you are working with Laura, we know of NO insurance that covers Reiki, shamanic work, or life coaching.  We wish they would, but they don’t.


What insurance does Lance take?

Lance is in-network with BlueCross/BlueShield, Blue Choice, Aetna, and United Health Care (Optum).  For all other insurance, he is out-of-network.  We will file some of the out-of-network claims if we can find a direct method for filing.  All patients wanting to file out-of-network claims will be required to pay the full price upfront.


Do I have to pay for sessions if I have insurance?

Yes.  All co-pays and co-insurance will be collected each session.  It’s the law.  Also, all patients wanting to file out-of-network claims will be required to pay the full price upfront.


Why can't I book Lance on-line?

Lance has a very tight and specific schedule, and we have found that clients cannot maintain that schedule if they self-schedule.

Our Practice


2356 Ashley River Rd.

Charleston, SC 29414


Make an Appointment

All sessions are by appointment only

Open Hours

Tuesday – Thursday: 11am -7pm        Friday:  11am – 3pm
Saturday: 11:30am – 7pm