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Simpsonville, SC 29681

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About Us

Meet C. Steven Sweeney – Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Post-Betrayal Transformation Practitioner, and Cognitive-Behavioral Life Coach. More than just a string of impressive qualifications, Steve is a battle-tested survivor, entrepreneur, and author of “So You’ve Been Betrayed – Now What?”, and the pioneering force behind Hope2Heal Transformation Coaching and “Only A Lion Understands A Lion” methodology.
His mission? Empowering his clients to pivot personal trauma into a launchpad for growth, resilience, and a journey towards genuine happiness.
With an illustrious career in counseling that began in 1984, Steve’s vast experience spans the breadth of mental health, chemical dependency, employee assistance, and pretrial diversion services. Now at the helm of his own private practice after decades as a direct care services provider, Steve specializes in helping clients escape the burdens of life traumas, turning these into powerful tools for positive metamorphosis.
Steve’s expertise in post-betrayal transformation is deeply personal. A betrayal by his ex-wife led him down a bitter path, culminating in a multitude of chronic health conditions, including two harrowing strokes. But he didn’t let despair claim victory. He transformed his18 year struggle with pride, arrogance, hatred, bitterness and a lust for revenge into a triumphant journey of rediscovery, finding profound happiness, remarriage, and the embrace of a loving new family – blessings born from the ashes of a toxic emotional cocktail that once threatened to consume him.
Driven by his personal transformation, Steve is on a mission to be a beacon of hope for those who are weathering the storm of recurring poor choices in life.
Currently, Steve cherishes his time between South Carolina and The Philippines with his wife Shirlyn and their family. He is a living testament to the concept of ‘Sometimes we go through the worst to experience the best’.  He’s unswervingly dedicated to his work and family, always expressing gratitude for the challenges life has gifted him, for they have paved the way to a life of true joy and contentment.  “It Wasn’t Easy – But It Was Worth It”.
Embark on your transformation journey with Steve. Let his experiences guide you through the labyrinth of healing, growth, and the pursuit of authentic happiness. 
Our Mission

Assist aspiring entrepreneurs through mentoring and education.

Value Statements
  • Our clients’ success is our success. The quality of their experience at HOPE2HEAL is the truest measure of our success as a nonprofit organization.
    Small business drives our national economy through business formation, job creation and wealth building. Small businesses are critical to vibrant communities.
  • In relationships, we act with integrity, respect, honesty, purpose and professionalism.
    We listen with an open mind, encourage and openly communicate with all people
    seeking our services.
  • We believe in the importance, value and power of diversity – diversity of people and
    diversity of thought. Diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, geography and experience
    among our team members enable HOPE2HEAL to effectively execute its mission of
    helping all small business owners.
  • We believe that small business owners who are lifetime learners adapt to change more
    readily and are more successful. They strive to remain relevant and to achieve
    personal satisfaction and growth.
Qualitative Objectives

Due to the experiences our clients have endured, we expect them to have low self- esteem, poor confidence levels, feelings of guilt and despair, and hopelessness. Nevertheless, we believe that after completing our services which are specifically customized to meet their individual needs, our clients will demonstrate the following qualitative outcomes that reflect behavioral improvements:

  •  higher self-esteem and confidence levels
  • resilience and determination to succeed
  • forgiveness for their past mistakes
  • hope for a transformative future
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