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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Offers online therapy
I have clinical expertise in treating life’s everyday problems and life/family transitions; relationship issues, conflicts, parenting issues, children with behavioral issues, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma.
Do you believe in the power of the mind-body connection and your own innate ability to overcome your health and emotional challenges? I am a Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Hypnotherapist. My approach to counseling is holistic; I believe in healing the whole person by tapping into the mind and body connection. I use an integrative approach to therapy, combining cognitive, behavioral, mindfulness strategies, and hypnotherapy. It is my intention to act as a guide on your journey of personal healing, to empower you on your mission of self-love, self-resilience, and self-discovery.
(843) 380-5426
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Offers online therapy
I have clinical expertise in treating life’s everyday problems and life/family transitions; relationship issues, conflicts, parenting issues, children with behavioral issues, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma.
Do you believe in the power of the mind-body connection and your own innate ability to overcome your health and emotional challenges? I am a Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Hypnotherapist. My approach to counseling is holistic; I believe in healing the whole person by tapping into the mind and body connection. I use an integrative approach to therapy, combining cognitive, behavioral, mindfulness strategies, and hypnotherapy. It is my intention to act as a guide on your journey of personal healing, to empower you on your mission of self-love, self-resilience, and self-discovery.
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Carol Koester Russo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MA Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage, Family.and Child Therapist who has practiced for over 25 years. I treat the whole person as a unique interaction of mind, body and spirit. I honor therapy as a way to heal the upsets and traumatic wounds that keep us from feeling at peace with ourselves and others. I see people as parts of family systems that can create healthy relationships or problematic ones. I help families and couples change generational patterns and beliefs to be more supportive of their love and of empathic communication. I also specialize in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(843) 879-4174
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage, Family.and Child Therapist who has practiced for over 25 years. I treat the whole person as a unique interaction of mind, body and spirit. I honor therapy as a way to heal the upsets and traumatic wounds that keep us from feeling at peace with ourselves and others. I see people as parts of family systems that can create healthy relationships or problematic ones. I help families and couples change generational patterns and beliefs to be more supportive of their love and of empathic communication. I also specialize in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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Stacy Fraser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Offers online therapy
Everyone has a story. You may be struggling with common, everyday issues and simply looking for perspective, a good listener, and/or a nonjudgmental, friendly atmosphere to share your pain and gain insight into “your story.” Some people are encouraged by family, friends, or medical professionals to seek help. Seeking help takes courage and dedication. Together we will determine the goals of therapy and explore the presenting problem while promoting self-actualization, empowering self-growth, improving relationships, and reducing emotional suffering.
(843) 400-4113
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Offers online therapy
Everyone has a story. You may be struggling with common, everyday issues and simply looking for perspective, a good listener, and/or a nonjudgmental, friendly atmosphere to share your pain and gain insight into “your story.” Some people are encouraged by family, friends, or medical professionals to seek help. Seeking help takes courage and dedication. Together we will determine the goals of therapy and explore the presenting problem while promoting self-actualization, empowering self-growth, improving relationships, and reducing emotional suffering.
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Linda Jo Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Offers online therapy
I believe that everyone deserves to be heard and respected especially during difficult times. Although family and friends can provide love and support, sometimes we need someone who can be totally objective. I strive to provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment where you can express needs and leave feeling heard and empowered to make positive changes in your life. Each person enters therapy with a unique set of issues and needs. Together we will develop a treatment plan that is right for you. My goal is to help you heal, grow and discover strengths you didn’t even know you had.
(843) 418-9277
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Offers online therapy
I believe that everyone deserves to be heard and respected especially during difficult times. Although family and friends can provide love and support, sometimes we need someone who can be totally objective. I strive to provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment where you can express needs and leave feeling heard and empowered to make positive changes in your life. Each person enters therapy with a unique set of issues and needs. Together we will develop a treatment plan that is right for you. My goal is to help you heal, grow and discover strengths you didn’t even know you had.
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KLF Counseling and Consulting, PA
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, CCMHC, BCC, TMHC Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Offers online therapy
Life creates circumstances that may prove overwhelming in the everyday lives of individuals, couples, or families involving Issues such as depression, anxiety, transitions, grief, parenting, phase of life, and dealing with areas such as illness, trauma, or caregiving stressers . As Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCHMC), Licensed Professional Counselor, AMHCA Diplomate,Patient Education Specialist with Advanced Training and Post-Masters education in counseling and life coach services can give the client, couple or family, quality services from multiple approaches to meet client needs.
(843) 256-2235
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Offers online therapy
Life creates circumstances that may prove overwhelming in the everyday lives of individuals, couples, or families involving Issues such as depression, anxiety, transitions, grief, parenting, phase of life, and dealing with areas such as illness, trauma, or caregiving stressers . As Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCHMC), Licensed Professional Counselor, AMHCA Diplomate,Patient Education Specialist with Advanced Training and Post-Masters education in counseling and life coach services can give the client, couple or family, quality services from multiple approaches to meet client needs.
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Kacee Cleveland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Offers online therapy
With empathy and understanding, I provide each individual the opportunity to build on their strengths and attain personal growth through the therapeutic process. I have gained my clinical experience working in community-based treatment and outpatient facilities by providing therapy for children, young adults, adults, couples, and families. My experience is in the areas of trauma, co-occurring disorders, attachment issues, mental health disorders, depression, anxiety, family issues, ADHD, anger, and PTSD.
(843) 892-5492
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Offers online therapy
With empathy and understanding, I provide each individual the opportunity to build on their strengths and attain personal growth through the therapeutic process. I have gained my clinical experience working in community-based treatment and outpatient facilities by providing therapy for children, young adults, adults, couples, and families. My experience is in the areas of trauma, co-occurring disorders, attachment issues, mental health disorders, depression, anxiety, family issues, ADHD, anger, and PTSD.
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Jane Medlin Fortune
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Offers online therapy
My practice is small, with a homey atomshpere where the individual, couple and/or family can feel safe in sharing what is on their heart and mind.
Prior to becoming a licensed professional counselor I worked in a number of related counseling areas. Our histories create in us the skills to manage or mismanage; to be brave or be fearful; to trust and mistrust and to know when to love or love till it hurts. Do you often find that as you make your way through life you encounter self doubt, frightening levels of hopelessness and fear? As you struggle with these questions, issues and feeling, your struggle may be weighed down by a sense of fear as to who to trust and how to love.
(843) 474-0806
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Offers online therapy
My practice is small, with a homey atomshpere where the individual, couple and/or family can feel safe in sharing what is on their heart and mind.
Prior to becoming a licensed professional counselor I worked in a number of related counseling areas. Our histories create in us the skills to manage or mismanage; to be brave or be fearful; to trust and mistrust and to know when to love or love till it hurts. Do you often find that as you make your way through life you encounter self doubt, frightening levels of hopelessness and fear? As you struggle with these questions, issues and feeling, your struggle may be weighed down by a sense of fear as to who to trust and how to love.
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Scott Calderwood
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Offers online therapy
Family and friends are great people to talk to about your issues.
I work with adults as well as children/teens from age 9-17 years old. I have personal knowledge and experience with individuals in public safety, hospital staff, military, and first responders. I can relate to the stress and strain that type of work causes in your personal and professional life. My experience in that area has transitioned well over to helping others. Depression, anxiety, relationships, communication are all hidden issues when you think it is just being tired or “worn out” from your work.
(843) 281-7391
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Offers online therapy
Family and friends are great people to talk to about your issues.
I work with adults as well as children/teens from age 9-17 years old. I have personal knowledge and experience with individuals in public safety, hospital staff, military, and first responders. I can relate to the stress and strain that type of work causes in your personal and professional life. My experience in that area has transitioned well over to helping others. Depression, anxiety, relationships, communication are all hidden issues when you think it is just being tired or “worn out” from your work.
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Candy G Woods
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCATP Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Offers online therapy
Award winning author promoting family and finding the "gift" that is unique in all of us to be the best individual we can be.
I Specialize in Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive disorders. I treat all ages that are dealing with Worries/Fears, Perfectionism, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Selective Mutism, Panic, Stress, Trauma, Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) and Skin Picking Disorders as well as acute Eating Disorders. I have worked with many others in regards to Couples problems, Grief, and Anger. Helping people deal with everyday stressors, finding forgiveness and contentment in their life. If you are looking for a faith based counselor, I will gladly utilize a Christian based approach as well.
(843) 473-8705
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Offers online therapy
Award winning author promoting family and finding the "gift" that is unique in all of us to be the best individual we can be.
I Specialize in Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive disorders. I treat all ages that are dealing with Worries/Fears, Perfectionism, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Selective Mutism, Panic, Stress, Trauma, Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) and Skin Picking Disorders as well as acute Eating Disorders. I have worked with many others in regards to Couples problems, Grief, and Anger. Helping people deal with everyday stressors, finding forgiveness and contentment in their life. If you are looking for a faith based counselor, I will gladly utilize a Christian based approach as well.
Andrew Michaels
Counselor, LMHC-NY, LPC -SC Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years experience in the mental health field. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, OCD, trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, complicated grief and relationship issues. For 17 years I have worked in a day treatment program where I provided individual, group and family counseling targeting clients suffering with range of issues from ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, physical/sexual abuse and substance abuse. Only accept Medicaid, BCBS and Self-Pay at South Carolina residents.
(516) 874-2648
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years experience in the mental health field. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, OCD, trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, complicated grief and relationship issues. For 17 years I have worked in a day treatment program where I provided individual, group and family counseling targeting clients suffering with range of issues from ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, physical/sexual abuse and substance abuse. Only accept Medicaid, BCBS and Self-Pay at South Carolina residents.
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The Center for Counseling & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LISW, CACII Verified
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Offers online therapy
We are a nonprofit out-patient mental health and addiction counseling center serving Horry County in three locations; North Myrtle Beach, Surfside, and Loris. Our professional staff of 20 Master's level licensed counselors and social workers with specialties in play therapy, addictions, marital and family counseling, and trauma recovery are here to help you deal with mental, emotional, spiritual, relational issues.
(843) 619-3055
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Offers online therapy
We are a nonprofit out-patient mental health and addiction counseling center serving Horry County in three locations; North Myrtle Beach, Surfside, and Loris. Our professional staff of 20 Master's level licensed counselors and social workers with specialties in play therapy, addictions, marital and family counseling, and trauma recovery are here to help you deal with mental, emotional, spiritual, relational issues.
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Catherine M Mishoe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Offers online therapy
My focus is on helping you and/or your family reach your goals and helping you see obstacles as stepping stones that can be conquered. My approach to therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. If your life is not going the way you want it to or you are going through a particularly stressful situation, please contact me. I am ready, willing and able to help you.
(843) 606-1575
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Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Offers online therapy
My focus is on helping you and/or your family reach your goals and helping you see obstacles as stepping stones that can be conquered. My approach to therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. If your life is not going the way you want it to or you are going through a particularly stressful situation, please contact me. I am ready, willing and able to help you.
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Teressa Harrington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC, NCSC, BCC Verified
Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Offers online therapy
Life is complicated-work, family issues, relationship concerns, school, and life changes. Balancing these stressors can create anger, anxiety, and depression. Yes, you can cope better.
(843) 879-4011
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Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Offers online therapy
Life is complicated-work, family issues, relationship concerns, school, and life changes. Balancing these stressors can create anger, anxiety, and depression. Yes, you can cope better.
Stacy Cretzmeyer
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Drawing from the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral therapy and Adlerian therapy, and incorporating Solution-focused, Family Systems, and Narrative therapy techniques, the focus of counseling is on empowering clients to live with integrity as whole, congruent, and authentic individuals.
Coastline Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC is owned and operated by Stacy Cretzmeyer, Ph.D., a licensed professional counselor and National Certified Counselor. She received her Ed.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina and has received extensive post-graduate training. With twenty years of clinical experience, Dr. Cretzmeyer has also taught on the graduate and undergraduate levels and has been a presenter at national and regional counseling conferences. She is a published author and has directed conferences, seminars, and workshops for teachers, counselors, health care professionals, law enforcement personnel, students and parents.
(843) 606-5890
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Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Drawing from the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral therapy and Adlerian therapy, and incorporating Solution-focused, Family Systems, and Narrative therapy techniques, the focus of counseling is on empowering clients to live with integrity as whole, congruent, and authentic individuals.
Coastline Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC is owned and operated by Stacy Cretzmeyer, Ph.D., a licensed professional counselor and National Certified Counselor. She received her Ed.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina and has received extensive post-graduate training. With twenty years of clinical experience, Dr. Cretzmeyer has also taught on the graduate and undergraduate levels and has been a presenter at national and regional counseling conferences. She is a published author and has directed conferences, seminars, and workshops for teachers, counselors, health care professionals, law enforcement personnel, students and parents.
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Bright Future Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Not accepting new clients
Today is the day for you to get help with the challenges that you have with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, children, relationships, etc. Are you at a crossroad in your life looking for answers and relief from things that stress or overwhelm you? Has everyday life for you, your family, or kids become too much to handle. Everyone has been there at some point in life. We're here to help. Bright Future Counseling is here to help you reach your goals and overcome obstacles in your life.
(843) 940-7762
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Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Not accepting new clients
Today is the day for you to get help with the challenges that you have with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, children, relationships, etc. Are you at a crossroad in your life looking for answers and relief from things that stress or overwhelm you? Has everyday life for you, your family, or kids become too much to handle. Everyone has been there at some point in life. We're here to help. Bright Future Counseling is here to help you reach your goals and overcome obstacles in your life.
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Bennett Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, MAC, LAC Verified
Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Offers online therapy
Hello, I am Jim Bennett ,Counselor. I have compassionately worked with families, couples, individuals, teens and groups for over 29 years. I have worked with these clients in a private practice setting and in an addictions treatment center setting. I have accomplished Masters Degrees in both Counseling and Clinical Psychology. I studied both disciplines to equip myself for assessment as well as treatment . I became a counselor to help teens navigate their way into adulthood. I quickly found that the family is where it all starts. Therefore, I focused on family/marriage counseling. From there I branched into addiction counseling.
(843) 508-6284
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Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
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Hello, I am Jim Bennett ,Counselor. I have compassionately worked with families, couples, individuals, teens and groups for over 29 years. I have worked with these clients in a private practice setting and in an addictions treatment center setting. I have accomplished Masters Degrees in both Counseling and Clinical Psychology. I studied both disciplines to equip myself for assessment as well as treatment . I became a counselor to help teens navigate their way into adulthood. I quickly found that the family is where it all starts. Therefore, I focused on family/marriage counseling. From there I branched into addiction counseling.
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Helen Bayne
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from East Carolina University and a PhD in psychology from Capella University.
I am a client-centered therapist who likes to work collaboratively with each person. I see it as a privilege to be allowed to help you, and I treat each client with dignity and respect. I work with most issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, parenting, and adolescent problems. I have worked with almost everything and have a lot of experience working with most things. I enjoy "thinking outside of the box" and design a treatment for each specific case instead of taking a "cookie cutter" approach. I may be called or texted at 843-902-4773. I can also be emailed at hmb627@aol.com.
(843) 902-4773
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Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from East Carolina University and a PhD in psychology from Capella University.
I am a client-centered therapist who likes to work collaboratively with each person. I see it as a privilege to be allowed to help you, and I treat each client with dignity and respect. I work with most issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, parenting, and adolescent problems. I have worked with almost everything and have a lot of experience working with most things. I enjoy "thinking outside of the box" and design a treatment for each specific case instead of taking a "cookie cutter" approach. I may be called or texted at 843-902-4773. I can also be emailed at hmb627@aol.com.
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Kathleen Mary Gomes
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LMFT, LCAS, LCMHCS, CCS Verified
Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years' experience as a Family Therapist and Addictions Counselor, and would be happy to assist you in your journey toward sobriety, healing, and fulfillment of your desired changes.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: Life circumstances and self-injurious habits interfere with balance and happiness. Trauma creates changes you do not choose. Together we can shape a more positive course. I believe in the inherent ability of a person to heal and make the changes that will help establish a full and meaningful life, after exploring beliefs learned in childhood and held onto in adult life which inhibit change. As part of the therapeutic relationship, I will provide a supportive space to explore the conflicts that keep you locked into unfulfilling patterns and relationships today, and develop trauma healing, and life style change.
(910) 406-6367
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Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years' experience as a Family Therapist and Addictions Counselor, and would be happy to assist you in your journey toward sobriety, healing, and fulfillment of your desired changes.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: Life circumstances and self-injurious habits interfere with balance and happiness. Trauma creates changes you do not choose. Together we can shape a more positive course. I believe in the inherent ability of a person to heal and make the changes that will help establish a full and meaningful life, after exploring beliefs learned in childhood and held onto in adult life which inhibit change. As part of the therapeutic relationship, I will provide a supportive space to explore the conflicts that keep you locked into unfulfilling patterns and relationships today, and develop trauma healing, and life style change.
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Ellen C King
Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, teenagers, families and adults and have been providing individual and family counseling for 15 years. I am a Registered Play Therapist, National Board Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor and I have received extensive training in Filial Play Therapy, Parenting Education, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Post-Adoption Issues.
(843) 940-7920
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Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, teenagers, families and adults and have been providing individual and family counseling for 15 years. I am a Registered Play Therapist, National Board Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor and I have received extensive training in Filial Play Therapy, Parenting Education, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Post-Adoption Issues.
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Jennifer Cangeme
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, ADC Verified
Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
I have extensive experience with issues related to substance abuse, trauma, mental health, couples counseling and family dynamics.
Life is full of ups and downs, little and big crises, and at times can be confusing and overwhelming. However, within these struggles there is hope, light and room for growth. My own life journey has led me to the counseling field and helped me find my passion. Empathy, competency and connection to others helps me build a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients to help them grow.
(843) 594-1948
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Office is near:
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
I have extensive experience with issues related to substance abuse, trauma, mental health, couples counseling and family dynamics.
Life is full of ups and downs, little and big crises, and at times can be confusing and overwhelming. However, within these struggles there is hope, light and room for growth. My own life journey has led me to the counseling field and helped me find my passion. Empathy, competency and connection to others helps me build a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients to help them grow.

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Family Therapy
If you're looking for family therapy in Myrtle Beach or for a Myrtle Beach family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in Myrtle Beach using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counseling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.