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Who We Are

New Visions Wellness Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) human service organization established on social justice principles.


Our purpose is to address two issues. One is the social disparities related to the access and utilization of mental health services in marginalized communities and the other issue relates to difficulties counselor interns face in finding training and professional development opportunities. Some of the main factors attributed to social disparities in mental health care for marginalized groups are lack of information and resources available, lack of health insurance, inability to pay for services, and transportation issues. 

Therefore, NVWC has partnered with Webster University Myrtle Beach to develop and operate a Community Counseling & Training Center to address the mental health needs of underserved communities and the training and professional development needs of Counselor Trainees.

Pathways to Professional Licensure Program (PPLP) 

Dr. Stacey Olden developed the Pathways to Professional Licensure Program (PPLP) to help address the social disparities that exist in mental health care and the training challenges CT experience. The PPLP offers free individual mental health services and wellness groups that are provided to marginalized communities and provided by CT who have been specifically trained in mental health counseling, trauma informed care, and social justice advocacy. The PPLP is implemented through the Community Counseling & Training Center.

The PPLP offers a professional development scholarship which provides benefits to help CT grow and develop as professional counselors. Some of those benefits include assistance applying for professional licensure, seminars to help prepare for the licensing exam, funding assistance to cover licensure fees, specified training on social justice advocacy, trauma informed counseling, and tele mental health service delivery, workshops to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for license renewal, and assistance establishing a private practice. 

Dr. Olden is conducting a multi case research study to evaluate the impact of the PPLP. 

About Our Founder and CEO

Stacey Olden is the founder and CEO of New Visions Wellness Center, Inc. She also serves as the Program Coordinator of the clinical mental health counseling program at Webster University Myrtle Beach. Dr. Olden has been a mental health professional for 20 years as a licensed counselor, clinical supervisor, and university professor.

She holds active licenses as a professional counselor (LPC) and supervisor (LPCS) in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Dr. Olden is also a licensed addiction counselor (LAC) in South Carolina and a national certified counselor (NCC). She has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Dr. Olden is passionate about providing culturally responsive services from a social justice perspective. She is person-centered and takes a holistic approach to treatment. She is dedicated to helping individuals reach their overall mental and emotional wellness. She is committed to helping others navigate through difficulties and challenges in life. She helps individuals develop a plan of action to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.

Dr. Olden enjoys teaching and supervising counselor trainees. Her passion for mentoring gives her immense satisfaction. Through the community counseling and training center, she provides training opportunities to help CT increase social justice competencies and become licensed counselors. 

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