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Compassionate Acceptance for Life (CAL), was founded by Cal Hilsman, a Licensed Independent Social Worker Clinical Practice and Supervisor (LISW-CP/S). Cal specializes in providing comprehensive mental health psychotherapy. Cal, an alumnus of Warren Wilson College (BSW) and the University of South Carolina (MSW), has honed his skills in diverse settings including the University of South Carolina Counseling and Psychiatry Center, Carolina Survivor Clinic, and several other notable mental health facilities. His practice is grounded in a humanistic approach, enriched by advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Experienced in treating the client within a larger system, Cal offers a variety of services including individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy. Cal also works as an adjunct faculty instructor of Social Work for MSW students in University. Living in South Carolina with his family, Cal's diverse life experiences, including environmental conservation, college tennis, and community outreach, enhance his ability to connect and provide tailored therapy to his clients.

Cal Hilsman, LISW-CP/S


Mandy, a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina, specializes in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy. Her extensive experience includes volunteering with middle school students, serving as a stress management coach, co-therapy in family settings, and practicing individual therapy. Mandy employs a systemic approach in her practice, considering cultural, familial, and attachment histories. She is skilled in managing anxiety and trauma, recently completing Level One training in Emotion-Focused Individual Therapy. Additionally, Mandy integrates mindfulness, journaling, CBT, and parts work into her therapy. Known for her compassion, support, and nonjudgmental stance, Mandy enjoys the outdoors, dancing, crafting, and lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her two pets, embracing life one day at a time.

Mandy Null, LPC


Daniel holds a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta University, where he honed his expertise in guiding individuals towards mental wellness. With a rich background of counseling diverse populations, Daniel passionately believes in fostering compassion and acceptance for all. Born into a refugee family in the United States and raised by a single parent, Daniel intimately understands life's challenges and approaches therapy with empathy and insight. He customizes each therapeutic journey to the unique needs of his clients, drawing from a skillful blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) techniques. Through his compassionate guidance, Daniel empowers individuals to navigate life's complexities with resilience and newfound clarity.

Daniel Jeng, LPC

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