Welcome! Hey!

I’m Candace Purifoy, a licensed counselor specializing in helping women and couples heal from past wounds, navigate relationships, and adjust to life transitions such as young adulthood, dating, entrepreneurship, marriage and motherhood.

The Important Stuff:

Refreshed has been a longtime dream of mine that came to fruition in 2017. My goal is to create a safe environment for individuals to work through past hurts,  grow in their identity and self-esteem, and thrive in their lives and relationships. I believe trust is built through honesty and authenticity, and my counseling style is engaging, conversational and genuine. I’m an encourager by nature and nonjudgmental by design. I enjoy journeying with my clients and positioning them for healing and wholeness so they can secure the bag, achieve their purpose and live their best life.

As a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary with additional training in Trauma Therapy from  the International Association of Trauma Professionals  I help people make sense of their feelings, process painful experiences and live their best life.

Candace E. Purifoy, LPC

My education and qualifications include:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor #6401015966
  • Master of Arts in Counseling, Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Diasporic Studies, Michigan State University
  • Certified Sexual Assault Advocate and Counselor, US Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime

The Fun Stuff:

 I love traveling, reading and watching action movies. In my spare time, I secretly function as a music aficionado (specialty: 90’s R&B music), lover of cheesecake, and a passionate foodie.

Why I Do This Work:

As a counselor and minister, I believe that not only is healing possible, healing and wholeness is our divine inheritance.

It was my own life’s twist and turns, and unexpected consequences, that led me to becoming a Therapist. My own journey toward inner healing, and reconciliation with painful past experiences inspired me to walk with others on their own path to wholeness.  Ultimately, I wanted to become the person that I needed.