Shameka Wyche has been providing virtual counseling services for over a year. The entrepreneur decided it was time to expand her business. She contacted the Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce to arrange a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Wyche Counseling Services’ new home at 425 South Main St., Suite G.
“I look forward to working with the community, primarily children,” Wyche said. “I find that face to face is more effective.”
Wyche is a 10-year veteran in the field of mental health. Wyche Counseling Services specializes in outpatient therapy through groups, individuals and telehealth. Wyche is excited about moving to a physical brick-and-mortar structure to set up her business.
The EGCC-sponsored ribbon cutting brought together representatives of city, county and chamber members. Shortly after Emporia Mayor Dr. Carolyn Carey cut the ribbon, MarQuis Harris grabbed a microphone. He showed off the incredible talent that made him a 2020 finalist on BET’s “Sunday Best” TV show.
“As a business owner, I understand you need support, so when she reached out to me, I said I would definitely come out and play for her,” Harris said. “I understand what it’s like to start new businesses, branch out and do different things.”
Wyche Counseling Services fills a need in the Emporia-Greensville community that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Cases of anxiety and depression spiked when COVID-19 hit the area in March 2020. Wyche said the pandemic forced her to adapt to the way she handled her job. However, she does what she loves to do.
“It’s always been a love of mine – a passion,” Wyche said. I’m glad I was able to become a licensed professional counselor.
Wyche Consulting Services is located at 425 Main Street South. To reach Wyche Consulting Services, call 434-336-7837.