Dr. Cummings is the owner of Stairway Counseling Services, LLC and Future Generation Consulting & Training, LLC. In the past 19 years, Dr. Cummings worked in a variety of clinical settings in the counseling field. These include residential, inpatient hospitalization, outpatient care, adjunct instructor (undergraduate and graduate-level counseling and psychology courses), and finally private practice. Although Dr. Cummings has a lengthy background providing treatment to children and adolescents, she currently specializes in depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders in adults.
Dr. Cummings obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina Aiken, and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling & Psychology from Troy University, Augusta, Georgia. She earned her doctorate (with Honors & Distinction) in Human Services with a specialization in Counseling Studies at Capella University. Dr. Cummings maintains several licenses and board certifications to include: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for South Carolina and Georgia; Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC/S) for the state of South Carolina; National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She also holds the credential of Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. She is a member of several professional organizations and extremely active in a variety of community organizations. In addition, Dr. Cummings is a Mental Health First Aid USA certified instructor. In 2017, Dr. Cummings was recognized by the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association as a Diplomate of Mental Health Specialist and Diplomate of Mental Health Specialist for Children & Adolescents.we know for sure is that counseling can be successful, one step at a time.