Therapists in Columbia, SC

Photo of Nick Benenhaley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, SC
Nick Benenhaley
Licensed Professional Counselor, Ed S, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
My goal is to take the path with you and help you discover your own resiliency in the midst of trauma, mental illness, neurodivergence, and even life transitions. Each and every one of us has the ability to overcome hardships, sometimes you just need help along the way. I am a practitioner that aligns with person-centered therapy, LGBTQ affirmation therapy, child-centered play therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and I also specialize in treating personality disorders.
My goal is to take the path with you and help you discover your own resiliency in the midst of trauma, mental illness, neurodivergence, and even life transitions. Each and every one of us has the ability to overcome hardships, sometimes you just need help along the way. I am a practitioner that aligns with person-centered therapy, LGBTQ affirmation therapy, child-centered play therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and I also specialize in treating personality disorders.
(803) 721-3231 View (803) 721-3231
Photo of Camille E. Peay, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, SC
Camille E. Peay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29201
Come, let us work together through the troubling issues of life that you are facing. Issues that have left you with a sense of hopelessness, loneliness, confusion or anger. Issues that have left you brokenhearted and crushed. My position as a counselor is not that of a fixer, but as a helper. I will support you on your journey out of darkness and despair and into empowerment and hope. Come, let us take this journey together.
Come, let us work together through the troubling issues of life that you are facing. Issues that have left you with a sense of hopelessness, loneliness, confusion or anger. Issues that have left you brokenhearted and crushed. My position as a counselor is not that of a fixer, but as a helper. I will support you on your journey out of darkness and despair and into empowerment and hope. Come, let us take this journey together.
(803) 560-5340 View (803) 560-5340
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Tracey Goldson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPCA, NCC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29206  (Online Only)
There is no secret to fully avoiding the challenges of life. We all have faced obstacles that have deeply impacted our lives. The dynamics of our experiences have the potential to make us victorious or victims over our lives. Sometimes our life plans don’t pan out and we lose trust in our future and ability to move forward. The disappointment of people, idea of expectation, and complicated family dynamics can make life hard. If you’re looking for someone to help you navigate your feelings, experiences, and goals; together we can explore parts of your journey that you desire to change through strategy, truth and accountability.
There is no secret to fully avoiding the challenges of life. We all have faced obstacles that have deeply impacted our lives. The dynamics of our experiences have the potential to make us victorious or victims over our lives. Sometimes our life plans don’t pan out and we lose trust in our future and ability to move forward. The disappointment of people, idea of expectation, and complicated family dynamics can make life hard. If you’re looking for someone to help you navigate your feelings, experiences, and goals; together we can explore parts of your journey that you desire to change through strategy, truth and accountability.
(803) 991-4906 View (803) 991-4906
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Karla Castro Briseno
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, LMFT, LMFTS
Verified
Columbia, SC 29204
Human beings are not born with a manual in their hands about how to face life; we just do the best we can. We try, we have questions, we look for answers, for change. But we often feel frustrated, angry, sad, and often, don’t know why? We search for happiness, but often don’t know where to find it. This is not an easy road, but I believe that we are resilient and capable of finding answers.
Human beings are not born with a manual in their hands about how to face life; we just do the best we can. We try, we have questions, we look for answers, for change. But we often feel frustrated, angry, sad, and often, don’t know why? We search for happiness, but often don’t know where to find it. This is not an easy road, but I believe that we are resilient and capable of finding answers.
(803) 918-6904 View (803) 918-6904
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Helpful Perspectives Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, MA, MMHC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29210
Do you feel as though you are just coasting through life? Do you want to be more engaged and grounded in your experiences? When life becomes too hectic and confusing, we often feel frustrated, angry, and alone, and wonder “What is the point.” There is another way, another perspective! By utilizing your strengths, you will emerge from each session with a renewed sense of curiosity and excitement for what is possible. You deserve a place where you can articulate the thoughts you crowd out as quickly as possible because of self-doubt, life traumas, or even just a sense of “Why bother.” You deserve the time to explore!
Do you feel as though you are just coasting through life? Do you want to be more engaged and grounded in your experiences? When life becomes too hectic and confusing, we often feel frustrated, angry, and alone, and wonder “What is the point.” There is another way, another perspective! By utilizing your strengths, you will emerge from each session with a renewed sense of curiosity and excitement for what is possible. You deserve a place where you can articulate the thoughts you crowd out as quickly as possible because of self-doubt, life traumas, or even just a sense of “Why bother.” You deserve the time to explore!
(803) 666-0241 View (803) 666-0241
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Maxine Deutschendorf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCA
Verified
Columbia, SC 29205
It’s my joy to assist people as they find their way to balance, wholeness and a life that is meaningful to them and in line with their values. It is my belief that life brings all of us situations that are challenging, whether slightly difficult or seemingly insurmountable. During these times it can be helpful to have someone present with us and truly hear us, for being truly seen and heard, in and of itself, can be healing and therapeutic. I seek to help my clients gain awareness, understanding, and clarity as they go through challenges and find new ways to navigate life that are appropriate for them and align with their values.
It’s my joy to assist people as they find their way to balance, wholeness and a life that is meaningful to them and in line with their values. It is my belief that life brings all of us situations that are challenging, whether slightly difficult or seemingly insurmountable. During these times it can be helpful to have someone present with us and truly hear us, for being truly seen and heard, in and of itself, can be healing and therapeutic. I seek to help my clients gain awareness, understanding, and clarity as they go through challenges and find new ways to navigate life that are appropriate for them and align with their values.
(803) 656-1630 View (803) 656-1630
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MMB Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP, CBT, VSP, CPT
Verified
Columbia, SC 29201
After the death of my 21-year old son due to a homicide, my life as I once knew it, changed forever. This horrific experience has taught me that you do not get over your grief, you strive to get through and beyond it. This is not like the five stages of grief one experiences during an expected loss of a loved one, you do not progress step by step, but you can get through it. Our loss may be the same but our path will be different. If you are feeling hopeless and/or overwhelmed in your grief, contact me for a consultation.
After the death of my 21-year old son due to a homicide, my life as I once knew it, changed forever. This horrific experience has taught me that you do not get over your grief, you strive to get through and beyond it. This is not like the five stages of grief one experiences during an expected loss of a loved one, you do not progress step by step, but you can get through it. Our loss may be the same but our path will be different. If you are feeling hopeless and/or overwhelmed in your grief, contact me for a consultation.
(803) 666-8716 View (803) 666-8716
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Jerry Waldrop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29205
Tired of feeling stuck, misunderstood, & disconnected? Get help today! I am part of Foundations Family Life Counseling and Consulting (FFLCC). At FFLCC we focus on topics such as life adjustments, depression, anxiety, relationship / family issues, and trauma. We specialize in trauma and childhood attachment issues, working to resolve big or little traumas or negative experiences which tend to impede emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual growth. We focus on healing rather than just coping, by finding and resolving underlaying issues. I specialize with Military Families and have served in the Armed Forces for many years.
Tired of feeling stuck, misunderstood, & disconnected? Get help today! I am part of Foundations Family Life Counseling and Consulting (FFLCC). At FFLCC we focus on topics such as life adjustments, depression, anxiety, relationship / family issues, and trauma. We specialize in trauma and childhood attachment issues, working to resolve big or little traumas or negative experiences which tend to impede emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual growth. We focus on healing rather than just coping, by finding and resolving underlaying issues. I specialize with Military Families and have served in the Armed Forces for many years.
(803) 310-2843 View (803) 310-2843
Photo of Susan Van Horn Counseling LLC, Counselor in Columbia, SC
Susan Van Horn Counseling LLC
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29205
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 7 years of experience counseling adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I take an integrative and individualized approach to give each client the compassionate care they deserve. I specialize in working specifically with teen girls and women to help them heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, grief, and relationship stressors. None of us are immune to stressors and hardship in life. Some seasons are more difficult than others and you do not have to do it alone. It's important to have support.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 7 years of experience counseling adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I take an integrative and individualized approach to give each client the compassionate care they deserve. I specialize in working specifically with teen girls and women to help them heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, grief, and relationship stressors. None of us are immune to stressors and hardship in life. Some seasons are more difficult than others and you do not have to do it alone. It's important to have support.
(803) 974-7533 View (803) 974-7533
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Helen H Kluiters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Columbia, SC 29204
I help adult individuals to better manage emotional issues that are causing conflict and concern. I will collaborate with you to help you to find solutions and to become more confident, peaceful, and satisfied in all areas of your life. I am committed to providing non-judgmental, compassionate, and professional services to all clients.
I help adult individuals to better manage emotional issues that are causing conflict and concern. I will collaborate with you to help you to find solutions and to become more confident, peaceful, and satisfied in all areas of your life. I am committed to providing non-judgmental, compassionate, and professional services to all clients.
(803) 219-8522 View (803) 219-8522
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Dr. Paul Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Accepting new patients. If you call or email I will personally respond in 24 hours! Depression? Anxiety? Anger Management? Narcissistic partner? I offer my expertise to those looking to change their life circumstances, improve relationships, or confront difficult decisions. I can help you tap into your great potential and discover your true talents. I have proven skills, training, and education to help you discover what holds you back. I offer a therapeutic approach of engaging clients to help face those limiting factors that inhibit your personal growth and pleasure in everyday activities. Find the courage to ask me to help you!
Accepting new patients. If you call or email I will personally respond in 24 hours! Depression? Anxiety? Anger Management? Narcissistic partner? I offer my expertise to those looking to change their life circumstances, improve relationships, or confront difficult decisions. I can help you tap into your great potential and discover your true talents. I have proven skills, training, and education to help you discover what holds you back. I offer a therapeutic approach of engaging clients to help face those limiting factors that inhibit your personal growth and pleasure in everyday activities. Find the courage to ask me to help you!
(803) 602-6134 View (803) 602-6134
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Dr. Yvette M. Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, EdD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29204
While serving over 30 years as an active-duty Soldier I discovered my love for helping others maneuver the challenges in their lives. My purpose is to be a healing agent of God to help individuals heal, find solutions to life’s struggles, gain more balance, reach your full potential, and make changes that last. My goal is to equip you with strategies and tools that will enable you to identify and attain your goals, I specialize in individual, couples, and group therapy.
While serving over 30 years as an active-duty Soldier I discovered my love for helping others maneuver the challenges in their lives. My purpose is to be a healing agent of God to help individuals heal, find solutions to life’s struggles, gain more balance, reach your full potential, and make changes that last. My goal is to equip you with strategies and tools that will enable you to identify and attain your goals, I specialize in individual, couples, and group therapy.
(803) 373-5590 View (803) 373-5590
Photo of Caleb Hamilton Counseling, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, SC
Caleb Hamilton Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29210  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am Caleb Hamilton, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina. I have been practicing since 2018, and I have experience treating a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and relationship challenges.
Hi there! I am Caleb Hamilton, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina. I have been practicing since 2018, and I have experience treating a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and relationship challenges.
(803) 219-8473 View (803) 219-8473
Photo of Lauren Lollar, Pre-Licensed Professional in Columbia, SC
Lauren Lollar
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
Columbia, SC 29210
Lauren Lollar is a Licensed Master Social Worker with 3 years of experience in mental health care. Lauren is a certified trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy specialist and enjoys working with others to process their trauma. She has extensive knowledge of early childhood development and wants to support children and families experiencing both mental health and life changes. She is well-versed in working with depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders and passionately advocates for those with substance use disorders and their families. Lauren completed her master’s in social work (LMSW) at the University of South Carolina.
Lauren Lollar is a Licensed Master Social Worker with 3 years of experience in mental health care. Lauren is a certified trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy specialist and enjoys working with others to process their trauma. She has extensive knowledge of early childhood development and wants to support children and families experiencing both mental health and life changes. She is well-versed in working with depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders and passionately advocates for those with substance use disorders and their families. Lauren completed her master’s in social work (LMSW) at the University of South Carolina.
(803) 658-1635 View (803) 658-1635
Photo of Nevelyn Noblit Trumpeter, Psychologist in Columbia, SC
Nevelyn Noblit Trumpeter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Columbia, SC 29201
I provide a variety of testing and evaluations for clients of all ages and backgrounds. I do not provide therapy or counseling at this time.
I provide a variety of testing and evaluations for clients of all ages and backgrounds. I do not provide therapy or counseling at this time.
(803) 598-1614 View (803) 598-1614
Photo of The Ultimate Choice Consulting, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, SC
The Ultimate Choice Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BSW, LPC, LPCS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29223
Life is filled with countless choices, and at times, these choices can leave us feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take next. However, fear not, for we are here to guide you in making wise decisions and navigating through the choices that have been presented to you. Our mission is to assist individuals we have a diverse background in treating adolescents, adults, and the elderly, couples and families in embracing change and finding solutions to life's most challenging dilemmas.
Life is filled with countless choices, and at times, these choices can leave us feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take next. However, fear not, for we are here to guide you in making wise decisions and navigating through the choices that have been presented to you. Our mission is to assist individuals we have a diverse background in treating adolescents, adults, and the elderly, couples and families in embracing change and finding solutions to life's most challenging dilemmas.
(803) 636-8940 View (803) 636-8940
Photo of Nola Covington Burnette, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, SC
Nola Covington Burnette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Columbia, SC 29210
My desire is to help those wounded and hurt by life to become whole again. This holistic approach incorporates the mental & physical well-being as well as the social & spiritual well-being of each person. My strengths are a passion to encourage & empower my clients as well as 50+ years of life experience. Since I began a counseling career later in life after working in business and in my most important career as wife and mother, I believe it is never too late to learn, to change, and to grow.
My desire is to help those wounded and hurt by life to become whole again. This holistic approach incorporates the mental & physical well-being as well as the social & spiritual well-being of each person. My strengths are a passion to encourage & empower my clients as well as 50+ years of life experience. Since I began a counseling career later in life after working in business and in my most important career as wife and mother, I believe it is never too late to learn, to change, and to grow.
(803) 216-0850 View (803) 216-0850
Photo of James Jefferson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, SC
James Jefferson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Columbia, SC 29210
James Jefferson is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice and Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor-In Process. Since 2012, he has provided mental health services to individuals in need. He enjoys working with adults of all ages, including those that are medically vulnerable. James specializes in depression, anxiety, mindfulness, stress, cultural problems, and communication. He has experience providing different services, gaining knowledge to better address intersectionality, and providing resources.
James Jefferson is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice and Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor-In Process. Since 2012, he has provided mental health services to individuals in need. He enjoys working with adults of all ages, including those that are medically vulnerable. James specializes in depression, anxiety, mindfulness, stress, cultural problems, and communication. He has experience providing different services, gaining knowledge to better address intersectionality, and providing resources.
(803) 918-5625 View (803) 918-5625
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Devorah Marrus
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate , EdS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29206
One of my favorite quotes is "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." It is often through our struggles and life challenges that we are given the power and opportunity to find our deepest strength, courage, growth and purpose in life. If you are struggling with anxious thoughts, feeling depressed or feeling alone, I want you to know there is help for you. I can provide evidence-based counseling, emotional support & guidance and psychotherapy services to help you identify and work through your challenges. Call me so we can begin this journey towards your healing today!
One of my favorite quotes is "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." It is often through our struggles and life challenges that we are given the power and opportunity to find our deepest strength, courage, growth and purpose in life. If you are struggling with anxious thoughts, feeling depressed or feeling alone, I want you to know there is help for you. I can provide evidence-based counseling, emotional support & guidance and psychotherapy services to help you identify and work through your challenges. Call me so we can begin this journey towards your healing today!
(803) 590-9615 View (803) 590-9615
Photo of Calvin Graham, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Columbia, SC
Calvin Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, EdS, LPCA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Hey Family! Whether my work with individuals, couples or families, many of the people who I do work with want help with unblocking emotional expressions, fostering open communication in their relationships and/ or helping with being and feeling fully human. A lot of my clients desire authenticity in the therapy room and we work together using creative interventions to reach the goals they set.
Hey Family! Whether my work with individuals, couples or families, many of the people who I do work with want help with unblocking emotional expressions, fostering open communication in their relationships and/ or helping with being and feeling fully human. A lot of my clients desire authenticity in the therapy room and we work together using creative interventions to reach the goals they set.
(803) 590-7109 View (803) 590-7109

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Number of Therapists in Columbia, SC

600+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Columbia, SC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
73% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Cigna and Evernorth
55% Aetna

How Therapists in Columbia, SC see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Columbia?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.