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Kaz Sortino
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Manning, SC 29102  (Online Only)
Degrees and professional experience are important, but what's more important is finding the right fit for your counselor. I am a believer that a healthy counseling relationship is key to therapeutic progress. I believe that laughter can at times, be an important part of progress and healing. People often think that counseling has to be stuffy or serious, but if that's not who you are, you may find it does not lead you to progress. I try to create a therapeutic space that allows people to share openly and honestly. I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and that you have the ability to make progress towards your goals!
Degrees and professional experience are important, but what's more important is finding the right fit for your counselor. I am a believer that a healthy counseling relationship is key to therapeutic progress. I believe that laughter can at times, be an important part of progress and healing. People often think that counseling has to be stuffy or serious, but if that's not who you are, you may find it does not lead you to progress. I try to create a therapeutic space that allows people to share openly and honestly. I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and that you have the ability to make progress towards your goals!
(803) 575-3328 View (803) 575-3328
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Dr. Helene Goldsmith
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC/S, LAC
Verified Verified
Manning, SC 29102
I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychological science and eventually become a private provider. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Supervisor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the State of South Carolina, I am committed to the well-being of all people I serve. I go above and beyond to cater to their needs. I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. Since 2003, I have worked with a variety of patients dealing with circumstances that are unique to their lives.
I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychological science and eventually become a private provider. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Supervisor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the State of South Carolina, I am committed to the well-being of all people I serve. I go above and beyond to cater to their needs. I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. Since 2003, I have worked with a variety of patients dealing with circumstances that are unique to their lives.
(803) 676-7687 View (803) 676-7687
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Gina Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manning, SC 29102
When you face challenges in your life, it is helpful to have a guide to find your way. I would like to be your guide as you reconnect to yourself and others. I am dedicated to supporting you as you take steps to improve your life.
When you face challenges in your life, it is helpful to have a guide to find your way. I would like to be your guide as you reconnect to yourself and others. I am dedicated to supporting you as you take steps to improve your life.
(803) 753-1126 View (803) 753-1126
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Tara L. Corbett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Manning, SC 29102
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I offer individual, family, and couples therapy. Although my treatment orientation is primarily cognitive-behavioral, I often utilize an eclectic approach when best suited for client progress.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I offer individual, family, and couples therapy. Although my treatment orientation is primarily cognitive-behavioral, I often utilize an eclectic approach when best suited for client progress.
(803) 566-8583 View (803) 566-8583
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Exceptional Therapeutic Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Manning, SC 29102
I am a licensed independent Social Worker specializing in individual, group, children, couples and family therapy. I maintain a private practice in Sumter, South Carolina and have over twenty years experience as a therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support, practical feedback and solution-based therapy to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I work with individuals to help them build on their strengths and attain personal growth. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I accept all major insurances including Medicare as well as numerous Employee Assistance programs.
I am a licensed independent Social Worker specializing in individual, group, children, couples and family therapy. I maintain a private practice in Sumter, South Carolina and have over twenty years experience as a therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support, practical feedback and solution-based therapy to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I work with individuals to help them build on their strengths and attain personal growth. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I accept all major insurances including Medicare as well as numerous Employee Assistance programs.
(803) 775-3060 View (803) 775-3060
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Counseling Sumter LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Manning, SC 29102
My hope is that whatever your reason for considering counseling, you know that there is a place you can come to be heard without judgement. If you have never seen a counselor or are looking for a new counselor I know it can be intimidating and it takes courage to make the first appointment. I respect the relationships I build with clients and I value the story of everyone I meet. There is a lot going on in our world right now. We can work together to create a plan of care that fits your individual concerns.
My hope is that whatever your reason for considering counseling, you know that there is a place you can come to be heard without judgement. If you have never seen a counselor or are looking for a new counselor I know it can be intimidating and it takes courage to make the first appointment. I respect the relationships I build with clients and I value the story of everyone I meet. There is a lot going on in our world right now. We can work together to create a plan of care that fits your individual concerns.
(803) 702-8416 View (803) 702-8416
Photo of Aliza Tindall, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Aliza Tindall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Manning, SC 29102
After I retired from the Air Force, I was on a mission trip and became passionate about helping people to grow and become the best version of themself. I pursued and earned my master's degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. Navigating through life can be challenging and sometimes you need help. Taking that first step to admit you need help takes courage. You deserve to be heard and convey your story in a safe and caring environment. I am committed to helping you reach your fullest potential and empower you to find your own answers by understanding your story and instilling hope to change.
After I retired from the Air Force, I was on a mission trip and became passionate about helping people to grow and become the best version of themself. I pursued and earned my master's degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. Navigating through life can be challenging and sometimes you need help. Taking that first step to admit you need help takes courage. You deserve to be heard and convey your story in a safe and caring environment. I am committed to helping you reach your fullest potential and empower you to find your own answers by understanding your story and instilling hope to change.
(803) 710-4438 View (803) 710-4438

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Number of Therapists in 29102

< 10

Therapists in 29102 who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
71% Grief
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% TRICARE
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 29102 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 29102?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.