The Bravo Institute         

24 Vardry Street, Suite 307   

Greenville, S.C. 29601

(864) 248-4789 (office)          (864) 320-1648 (mobile)

Camilla Bravo, PhD, LPC-S


In 1989, I was in a head-on collision with a vehicle much bigger than mine. The engine found a new home in my lap and crushed me from the waist down. I had broken bones in my left foot, a ruptured Achilles tendon, deep knee lacerations of the left knee, both femurs crushed (and eventually held together by rods and screws), a fractured pelvis and eventually an above-the-knee amputee on the right side. Inclusively, I also had a stroke (or fatty embolism - the doctors were never quite sure), which left me paralyzed on the right side. I was told I may never walk again. And yet, here I am - educated and the proud owner of a private practice. I am living proof that you can rise above and get to where you want to be. 

But please remember - I did not do this on my own. I had help - a lot of help - along the way. Don't let life's challenges stand in the way of your life's dreams and goals. You know where you want to go - let me help you get there.


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a doctorate in Holistic Nutrition. I have been licensed since the year 2000 and have worked in a variety of positions since that time, to include community mental health, therapeutic foster care, and teaching on a college campus. For the last 10 years or so, I have worked in senior management roles for both the state and in the corporate world. Currently, I am an independent contractor with multiple contracts across the state. I am the first female above-the-knee amputee hired by Walgreens in a management role in the distribution center in both Williamston, S.C. and Windsor, CT. I am also the first above-the-knee amputee female hired as a director of a community mental health clinic in South Carolina. 

The Bravo Institute is the Center for Continuing Education for the Upstate. As we grow and develop, more presenters will be added, covering and meeting the needs of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisors, Social Workers and other disciplines. 

The Bravo Institute also offers education and empowerment through counseling and coaching. Are you at home all day, dealing with the daily stress of life? Do you need a friendly face - someone to whom you can speak freely about the things that are troubling you? Is your husband away from home for long periods of time and you have no one to talk to? Give me a call - my fee is definitely worth it!


Hard to believe the space once looked like this - you would have been surprised when you walked through the door - but that was then...


And here I am now...

In a beautiful office in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, across from Fluer baseball field.


The Bravo Institute workshop/classroom

This is where the action happens!!!




Mission Statement:

The Bravo Institute offers multiple services based on maintaining a continuum of care – educate, empower, maintain and sustain.


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This was the humble beginnings of what turned out to be a beautiful and warm environment - it was a great place to start


This is me on top of Cadillac Mountain in the Acadia National Park, Maine, USA.

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