Mary-Stewart Carpenter, M.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mary-Stewart holds a B.S. degree in Education from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Counseling from Liberty University where she was taught a scripturally and clinically integrated approach to therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and is presently working toward her certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), considered the most effective scientific model to date for facilitating change and healing in couples’ relationships.

Mary-Stewart feels called to help people find health and wholeness and building strong relationships. She believes that relationships are foundational in helping people discover their true identity and purpose and that symptoms are part of God’s governing protection telling us something needs to be addressed.

Mary-Stewart and her husband Bud have been married for 37 years. They have raised three adult children in the Lowcountry and have three grandchildren.

*All Therapists, Tutors and Life Coaches at Life Resources are Professionals and operate their business as Independent Contractors.


  • Young Adults
  • Adult Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Relational Conflict
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety and Fear
  • Depression
  • Faith Issues


B.S. degree in Education
Masters in Counseling
Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Christian Mental Health Network (CMHN)


Individual Sessions: (60 minutes)  $125
Couples Session: (50-60min)  $175
Extended Individual Session: (75-90min)  $175
Extended Marriage/Couple/Family Counseling: (90min) $200

Accepted Insurance: none