Ashley Orbanus
LPC Associate, LPC-A Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Not accepting new clients
*Not accepting clients* Healing does not mean the pain never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. My name is Ashley and I am an EMDR therapist. I work closely with a variety of individuals including teenagers and adults as well as, military and their families with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and issues with self-image. Together, through a client centered approach, I will assist you in setting and achieving goals to help you focus on what really matters to you.
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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*Not accepting clients* Healing does not mean the pain never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. My name is Ashley and I am an EMDR therapist. I work closely with a variety of individuals including teenagers and adults as well as, military and their families with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and issues with self-image. Together, through a client centered approach, I will assist you in setting and achieving goals to help you focus on what really matters to you.
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Holly Bruhn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP, MHA Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
Holly treats Adults dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief and Life Transitions.
Holly Bruhn received her Master Degree in Social Work at Boston University. Through field placements in Boston, she gained experience working with adults in recovery from substance abuse and mental health problems in a Residential Treatment Facility setting.Since that time, Holly moved back to South Carolina and worked for a local mental health center as a school-based therapist in an elementary school. She also earned her Master Degree in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has been working in private practice in the Charleston area for the past 15 years
(843) 242-0726
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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Holly treats Adults dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief and Life Transitions.
Holly Bruhn received her Master Degree in Social Work at Boston University. Through field placements in Boston, she gained experience working with adults in recovery from substance abuse and mental health problems in a Residential Treatment Facility setting.Since that time, Holly moved back to South Carolina and worked for a local mental health center as a school-based therapist in an elementary school. She also earned her Master Degree in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has been working in private practice in the Charleston area for the past 15 years
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Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, PhD Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
Is your relationship struggling and you are considering couples counseling? All relationships go through rough patches but sometimes we need help from an objective outsider who can offer insight and direction on how to move beyond past hurts and move towards a relationship with better communication and respect for each other's differences. Or is it that you have been feeling so much anxiety, stress, and depression that you feel you have no idea how to manage your daily emotions? We all have times where we need a supportive person and someone to help empower us to get back to our best self.
(843) 258-4120
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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Is your relationship struggling and you are considering couples counseling? All relationships go through rough patches but sometimes we need help from an objective outsider who can offer insight and direction on how to move beyond past hurts and move towards a relationship with better communication and respect for each other's differences. Or is it that you have been feeling so much anxiety, stress, and depression that you feel you have no idea how to manage your daily emotions? We all have times where we need a supportive person and someone to help empower us to get back to our best self.
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Kayla Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!! I am part of the Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC team of clinicians! I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and currently in process of obtaining my LISW-CP. I believe counseling is a collaborative process that allows individuals to increase self-awareness and strengthen their “tool boxes” in order to accomplish goals and have more meaningful life experiences. I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan, particularly focusing on those with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, marital and grief/loss.
(843) 773-5872
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!! I am part of the Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC team of clinicians! I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and currently in process of obtaining my LISW-CP. I believe counseling is a collaborative process that allows individuals to increase self-awareness and strengthen their “tool boxes” in order to accomplish goals and have more meaningful life experiences. I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan, particularly focusing on those with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, marital and grief/loss.
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Alice West
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LMSW, LPC, LPCS Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
I have worked with adults who have struggled with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self-esteem, anger management, addiction, and more.
I understand that the therapy process can be intimidating for many. It is my goal to provide you with a respectful, confidential and supportive environment where you will feel comfortable in sharing your needs and leave feeling heard and empowered.
(843) 594-0003
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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I have worked with adults who have struggled with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self-esteem, anger management, addiction, and more.
I understand that the therapy process can be intimidating for many. It is my goal to provide you with a respectful, confidential and supportive environment where you will feel comfortable in sharing your needs and leave feeling heard and empowered.
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Megan Newton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
**Accepting new clients** I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am part of the Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC team of clinicians! I have 8 years of experience in the counseling field working with diverse populations. I have worked with individuals (both children and adults) who had issues with anxiety, depression, trauma, body image issues, relationship issues and many other areas. I’m passionate about helping clients with body image concerns and utilize intuitive eating principles to help my clients build a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.
(843) 279-5174
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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**Accepting new clients** I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am part of the Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC team of clinicians! I have 8 years of experience in the counseling field working with diverse populations. I have worked with individuals (both children and adults) who had issues with anxiety, depression, trauma, body image issues, relationship issues and many other areas. I’m passionate about helping clients with body image concerns and utilize intuitive eating principles to help my clients build a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.
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Ava Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
My specialty areas cover a wide variety of concerns such as grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic stress, and many more.
You are not alone! No matter what you are going through, we can work through this together! Contact me today. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe their are many approaches to help a client reach their full potential as the counseling process develops. Active listening and truly hearing what a client has to say is of utmost importance with no judgement. Counseling starts with encouraging the client to explore the areas in which they would like to heal and continue with self- awareness. Client's will develop self-worth, coping skills, and other valuable resources.
(843) 603-8715
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
My specialty areas cover a wide variety of concerns such as grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic stress, and many more.
You are not alone! No matter what you are going through, we can work through this together! Contact me today. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe their are many approaches to help a client reach their full potential as the counseling process develops. Active listening and truly hearing what a client has to say is of utmost importance with no judgement. Counseling starts with encouraging the client to explore the areas in which they would like to heal and continue with self- awareness. Client's will develop self-worth, coping skills, and other valuable resources.
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Golden Care Solutions LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Good health is absolutely essential for everyone of us! And, yes this includes mental health and wellness. Golden Care Solutions is a counseling center, committed to assisting individuals and their families cope with ails of stress, addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety and other life stressors. We know that in life conflict and trouble are inevitable, you may be faced with unhealthy relationships, anger issues, loss, alcoholism, infidelity, a failing marriage, facing your past, problems at work, money woes, and that's only the tip of ice burg. Our therapist are compassionate, down to earth, relatable and are committed to helping you and your family!
(843) 790-0581
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
Good health is absolutely essential for everyone of us! And, yes this includes mental health and wellness. Golden Care Solutions is a counseling center, committed to assisting individuals and their families cope with ails of stress, addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety and other life stressors. We know that in life conflict and trouble are inevitable, you may be faced with unhealthy relationships, anger issues, loss, alcoholism, infidelity, a failing marriage, facing your past, problems at work, money woes, and that's only the tip of ice burg. Our therapist are compassionate, down to earth, relatable and are committed to helping you and your family!
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Sandi Harvey
LPC Intern, MA, LPC-A Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
***Accepting new patients starting December 2021*** My ideal client is an individual that is motivated to make positive change in their life. I enjoy working with clients who may be dealing with loss, grief, life transitions, depression and anxiety. I work with my clients to identify their vision of the future, and set small goals to work towards that future. I am willing to work with clients from every background and value their lived experiences and what they contribute to the therapeutic process.
(854) 400-9943
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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***Accepting new patients starting December 2021*** My ideal client is an individual that is motivated to make positive change in their life. I enjoy working with clients who may be dealing with loss, grief, life transitions, depression and anxiety. I work with my clients to identify their vision of the future, and set small goals to work towards that future. I am willing to work with clients from every background and value their lived experiences and what they contribute to the therapeutic process.
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Barbara Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
"In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I use EMDR therapy, which uses visualization and mental stimulation to help an individual remove the many problems and anxieties they face in daily life, including fear, anger-management, depression, low self-esteem, difficult relationships, trauma, loss of a job or loved one, and PTSD. I utilize several other well-proven and effective mind-body techniques, tailored to each person's individual needs, in addition to traditional psychotherapy."
(843) 473-8674
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Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
"In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I use EMDR therapy, which uses visualization and mental stimulation to help an individual remove the many problems and anxieties they face in daily life, including fear, anger-management, depression, low self-esteem, difficult relationships, trauma, loss of a job or loved one, and PTSD. I utilize several other well-proven and effective mind-body techniques, tailored to each person's individual needs, in addition to traditional psychotherapy."
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Marie Parrish
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Therapist with 17 years experience providing counseling for adults and children. Throughout my career I have helped clients with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, stressful events, parenting issues, and divorce. Also, I have worked extensively with children and adolescents, helping them with the many challenges they face during these crucial years of development. I believe in the power of counseling services and know that it will give you skills and supports you may need to get through tough times in life.
(843) 507-5427
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Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Therapist with 17 years experience providing counseling for adults and children. Throughout my career I have helped clients with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, stressful events, parenting issues, and divorce. Also, I have worked extensively with children and adolescents, helping them with the many challenges they face during these crucial years of development. I believe in the power of counseling services and know that it will give you skills and supports you may need to get through tough times in life.
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Compass Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS, LISW-CP, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
*NOW OFFERING IN OFFICE & ONLINE SESSIONS* When someone asks you how you’re doing, do you just say “fine” and change the subject? ​ Do you feel like you need to smile and keep up appearances even with the people you love? If you suffer from depression, anxiety or you feel like you need to work hard to fit in and please the people around you, counseling may help. ​Counseling can bring you from a less than honest “I’m fine” to a wholehearted “I’m doing well.” ​ Our licensed therapists listen and hold space for you to see your own inherent worth and beauty. It’s our job to walk beside you and support you as you find your path.
(843) 507-4348
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Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
*NOW OFFERING IN OFFICE & ONLINE SESSIONS* When someone asks you how you’re doing, do you just say “fine” and change the subject? ​ Do you feel like you need to smile and keep up appearances even with the people you love? If you suffer from depression, anxiety or you feel like you need to work hard to fit in and please the people around you, counseling may help. ​Counseling can bring you from a less than honest “I’m fine” to a wholehearted “I’m doing well.” ​ Our licensed therapists listen and hold space for you to see your own inherent worth and beauty. It’s our job to walk beside you and support you as you find your path.
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Danielle Larkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC-A Verified
Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
We specialize in the areas of Anxiety, Stress, Depression, PTSD/Trauma, Grief/Bereavement, Relationship Issues and Veteran Issues.
*Accepting New Clients* ……Seeking therapy can be scary, overwhelming and down right embarrassing. But you are not alone. Having a non-judgmental environment and an open mind to assist you in understanding your reality is our goal. Elodie, LLC is a professional and multi private practice counseling agency. We assist individuals in becoming whole and living again, as you overcome the challenges that you are facing in your life. (If you would like to book a consultation, please visit https://www.elodiellc.com/book-online )
(843) 631-4701
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Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
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We specialize in the areas of Anxiety, Stress, Depression, PTSD/Trauma, Grief/Bereavement, Relationship Issues and Veteran Issues.
*Accepting New Clients* ……Seeking therapy can be scary, overwhelming and down right embarrassing. But you are not alone. Having a non-judgmental environment and an open mind to assist you in understanding your reality is our goal. Elodie, LLC is a professional and multi private practice counseling agency. We assist individuals in becoming whole and living again, as you overcome the challenges that you are facing in your life. (If you would like to book a consultation, please visit https://www.elodiellc.com/book-online )
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Stacy Keller
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A Verified
Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
Specialization in trauma, depression and stress for individuals and first responders.
If you are having difficulty with stress management, racing thoughts, mood management, irritability, difficulty with motivation and want to see some some substantial change in day to day living and relationships; then therapy may be for you. Is your career as a first responder effecting your time at work, relationships, and ability to see the strength and positives in humanity to the point you are missing connection to the world around you? You are are a human who deserves to feel like a whole person and there is help.
(843) 636-8780
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Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
Specialization in trauma, depression and stress for individuals and first responders.
If you are having difficulty with stress management, racing thoughts, mood management, irritability, difficulty with motivation and want to see some some substantial change in day to day living and relationships; then therapy may be for you. Is your career as a first responder effecting your time at work, relationships, and ability to see the strength and positives in humanity to the point you are missing connection to the world around you? You are are a human who deserves to feel like a whole person and there is help.
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Lydia Lozano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
As a social worker, I will discuss with you all aspects of your lived experience; such as, medical history, mental health, trauma, relationships, sexual orientation, race, spirituality, culture, etc… I have experience in Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar DO, Trauma, Marital/Relationship Counseling, Substance/Alcohol Use, Disordered Eating, and ASD.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!!!! I am a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW). I am currently working on my Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) anticipated 2022. I have an eclectic approach to therapy in which my priority is to meet you where you are and build from there! I believe in accountable goal setting and utilize a multitude of techniques to help achieve these goals; such as, behavior modification and CBT approaches. I am also credentialed through the Addictions Professionals of South Carolina as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
(843) 773-5619
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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As a social worker, I will discuss with you all aspects of your lived experience; such as, medical history, mental health, trauma, relationships, sexual orientation, race, spirituality, culture, etc… I have experience in Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar DO, Trauma, Marital/Relationship Counseling, Substance/Alcohol Use, Disordered Eating, and ASD.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!!!! I am a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW). I am currently working on my Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) anticipated 2022. I have an eclectic approach to therapy in which my priority is to meet you where you are and build from there! I believe in accountable goal setting and utilize a multitude of techniques to help achieve these goals; such as, behavior modification and CBT approaches. I am also credentialed through the Addictions Professionals of South Carolina as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
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Mandy Carr
Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples with a variety of both emotional and behavioral issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and difficulties in relationships, social skills and self-esteem, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other effective strategies.
A healthy mind leads to a happier life. Seeking therapy can be the most challenging yet rewarding step towards healing. As a licensed professional counselor, I am dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment to help you work through any challenges you may be experiencing and establish and achieve the goals you have for your life. My approach is client-centered in nature, focusing on providing compassion, understanding, and support; while helping you work through any current or past challenges you may have. I've worked in residential, in-home and outpatient settings, utilizing a variety of research based techniques.
(843) 326-4613
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples with a variety of both emotional and behavioral issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and difficulties in relationships, social skills and self-esteem, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other effective strategies.
A healthy mind leads to a happier life. Seeking therapy can be the most challenging yet rewarding step towards healing. As a licensed professional counselor, I am dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment to help you work through any challenges you may be experiencing and establish and achieve the goals you have for your life. My approach is client-centered in nature, focusing on providing compassion, understanding, and support; while helping you work through any current or past challenges you may have. I've worked in residential, in-home and outpatient settings, utilizing a variety of research based techniques.
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Sandy Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, CMC, CFIC Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
Are you considering, going through, or recovering from divorce? Although I work with other issues, I specialize in helping people through the trauma of divorce, and co-creating a newly satisfying life after divorce. I strive to give you tools you can use for a lifetime. I treat relationship issues, anxiety/fears and depression. I am a trained family mediator and a Certified Mentor Coach. I work with blended families and step families. I offer family and individual divorce counseling, and family mediation services. I apply an eclectic therapeutic approach grounded in positive psychology and the science of change.
(843) 580-2612
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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Are you considering, going through, or recovering from divorce? Although I work with other issues, I specialize in helping people through the trauma of divorce, and co-creating a newly satisfying life after divorce. I strive to give you tools you can use for a lifetime. I treat relationship issues, anxiety/fears and depression. I am a trained family mediator and a Certified Mentor Coach. I work with blended families and step families. I offer family and individual divorce counseling, and family mediation services. I apply an eclectic therapeutic approach grounded in positive psychology and the science of change.
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Allison M Petersen
LPC Intern, MA, NCC, LPCA Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!!! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA). I have a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology with concentrations in clinical and organizational psychology. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). I enjoy working with both individuals and families in areas such as, trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, PTSD, personality/mood disorders, and couples/marital issues. I am part of the team of clinicians at Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center!
(843) 279-5448
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!!! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA). I have a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology with concentrations in clinical and organizational psychology. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). I enjoy working with both individuals and families in areas such as, trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, PTSD, personality/mood disorders, and couples/marital issues. I am part of the team of clinicians at Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center!
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Amanda Washel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
**Now offering Telehealth appointments, as well as in person.** At times, life can feel emotionally unmanageable. At Grace Recovery Counseling, Amanda can help you find your way through. As a Christian therapist, she believes that with good support and encouraging relationships, recovery and healing can happen. She earned her Master's of Counseling in 2006 and has 15 years of experience in the treatment and recovery of disordered eating as well as body image, depression, anxiety, grief, and mood disorders. She works with older adolescents as well as adults.
(843) 350-0694
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Goose Creek, SC 29445
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**Now offering Telehealth appointments, as well as in person.** At times, life can feel emotionally unmanageable. At Grace Recovery Counseling, Amanda can help you find your way through. As a Christian therapist, she believes that with good support and encouraging relationships, recovery and healing can happen. She earned her Master's of Counseling in 2006 and has 15 years of experience in the treatment and recovery of disordered eating as well as body image, depression, anxiety, grief, and mood disorders. She works with older adolescents as well as adults.
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Jeannelle Perkins-Muhammad
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Offers online therapy
COVID 19 UPDATE: I am currently accepting new clients via a secure HIPAA compliant portal. Call for an appointment. Dr. Muhammad has more than 20 years of experience counseling individuals and families, I empower clients to be authentic. You'll immediately feel at ease as I focus on helping you discover your value; work to become fully inspired to achieve a deeper connection from a place of compassion, balance, and wholeness as you create healthy and happy relationships in life overall. We can work through trauma, communication, anger, relationship, sex, finance, parenting, anxiety, depression, addiction concerns, and more.
(843) 732-4334
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Office is near:
Goose Creek, SC 29445
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COVID 19 UPDATE: I am currently accepting new clients via a secure HIPAA compliant portal. Call for an appointment. Dr. Muhammad has more than 20 years of experience counseling individuals and families, I empower clients to be authentic. You'll immediately feel at ease as I focus on helping you discover your value; work to become fully inspired to achieve a deeper connection from a place of compassion, balance, and wholeness as you create healthy and happy relationships in life overall. We can work through trauma, communication, anger, relationship, sex, finance, parenting, anxiety, depression, addiction concerns, and more.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Goose Creek. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.