Black and African American Therapists in Columbia, SC

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Legacy of Love Counseling & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-SC, NCC
Verified
Verified
At Legacy of Love Counseling and Wellness we provide a safe space for Black folks, individuals and couples, to process, heal, and develop the tools needed to unlock a legacy of wholeness, love, & healing.
Have you been experiencing barriers that have prevented you from tapping into your best self. Maybe it's anxiety. Maybe you've been feeling down, questioning your self-worth, struggling with your relationship with body and food, or struggling with having healthy relationships. Individual or couples counseling may be appropriate for you.
(803) 373-9407
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Columbia, SC 29229
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Hope + Healing + Happiness Life Solutions w/Jules
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Presently Accepting Clients For Black Male Mental Health Treatment Groups (age 21-55). Our eight week group has been designed for Black men seeking trauma-informed, anti-oppressive clinical support and therapy within a group-based format. We will target the reduction of symptoms associated with mood disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.) and stress and trauma-related disorders (acute stress disorder, PTSD,etc.). Group members will receive psychoeducation on diagnoses, as well as interventions for improved interpersonal effectiveness, self-regulation, mindfulness and wellness strategies.
(864) 412-0895
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Columbia, SC 29203
Not accepting new clients
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Kheri A. Corbin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping Black Athletes heal from trauma to create and maintain healthy relationships and to break generational and systemic cycles. Trauma can show up in and out of your sport in a variety of ways, like mentally not being in the game, experiencing frustration with your athletic performance, having difficulty preparing for transition in or from your sport, feeling unsure about what's holding you back from enduring and winning, and in not having the beliefs to reach your goals. You are more than an athlete and often difficulties in sports can show up in your relationships, family, and interactions, and vice versa.
(803) 219-3489
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Columbia, SC 29205
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Shanae Hudson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LISW-CP, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Furthermore, As a black queer woman, I am dedicated to curating restorative and affirming safe spaces for BIPOC and Queer folx.
At Growth Explored, LLC, we strive to create an intentional therapeutic environment rooted in safety, collaboration, and restoration. I understand how important it is to feel safe to share things unspoken and/or unheard. Thus, within session we will not focus on the details of what happened but more on how what happened is currently showing-up within your life experiences. Furthermore, Intention is given to collaboration on the best approach to help you in developing restorative strategies to regulate your nervous system and respond authentically to your life experiences.
(912) 551-8147
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Columbia, SC 29204
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Christopher B Briggman
Counselor, LCMHCA, MRC, CVE, CRC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I know life's experiences may seem like a lot but based on my professional experience with clients and my personal experience as a black man, I have found it best to encourage my clients to view themselves as constantly evolving.
My ideal client is anyone who needs therapy or is looking for a new counselor to provide a fresh perspective on life. Based on my 11 years of experience, I am confident that counseling can provide any client with support and resources to handle their personal issues based on any aspect of mental health and/or their past problems, current issues, or future goals. My ideal client seeks to achieve balance in their professional and personal life. The ability to empathize is an innate trait that works best when serving my clients.
(843) 594-0397
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Columbia, SC 29203
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Heidi Dawn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist 20 years+ in the field. From both east and west coasts, I enjoy working with people at various stages of life and from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Among the populations with whom I've worked: children - older adults, Spanish-speaking, Hispanic/Latino, Black / African American , Asian, First Responders, LGBQTIA+, and Military/Veterans. My specialties include: testing and evaluation; anxiety; depression; addiction; domestic abuse/violence; grief; parenting; life transitions; impulse control; and dual diagnosis. Together we will discuss goals and how therapy can support you.
(803) 258-5036
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Roni Caw, PhD, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an African American male, retired military with 24 service years. I counsel for a variety of emotional and mental disorders that include ADHD, Adjustment, Anxiety, Depression, High Functioning Autism, Grief, PTSD, and Trauma. I counsel children, adolescents, adults, families, Law Enforcement and Military, LGBTQ+ Affirming, marriage, and pre-marital. I have previous experience as a college psychology professor, juvenile correctional officer, residential counselor, substitute teacher, and special education community liaison.
(803) 610-4072
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Kym D Boyles
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Kym: Counselor, Published Author, Wife, Mother of 3, and a daughter of military parents. These are just a few ways I describe myself, but all have contributed to me meeting people exactly where they are and understanding that different people have different life experiences and deserve acceptance without judgment or the preconceived notions of others. More importantly, I love God and people. I believe that God called me into the counseling profession to help others and as such, I’ve dedicated myself to advocating for mental health awareness in all communities.
(803) 962-9697
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Columbia, SC 29204
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Lintiya McCleary
Counselor, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Living in a society where you live by everyone's standards except your own is challenging and frustrating. You may be anxiously trying to be accepted into a society who may look negatively on your values. You may be depressed by constantly seeking validation in ways you may not have approve of before. Your personality may be enticed by distorted thinking, and you may be facing an identity crisis. These are just a few ways to how you may be faced with emotional struggles. No matter what you are facing, you have found someone that can help you be your true self.
(803) 258-6109
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Columbia, SC 29229
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Connell Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
Verified
I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. I have experience in a wide range of settings including schools, a mental health center, and psychiatric hospitals. My training as Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a certified high school teacher enhance my skills to work with parents and their children with many issues they encounter in an educational and social environment, such as bullying, conflict resolution, anger management, low esteem, and many other issues that they may encounter throughout the school year. I provide supervision for Counseling Practicum and Internship, and LPC-I.
(803) 610-2933
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Columbia, SC 29206
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Dr. Jerome Comprehensive Health & Family Services
PhD, MP, FSMII, FPPR, MAC
About the Medical Psychologist Practitioner: Dr. Jerome Yelder, Sr. PhD MP FPPR is a Academy of Medical Psychology Board Certified Medical Psychologist, Certified Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapist, Certified Pastoral Family Therapist, National Board Certified Independent Master Chaplain, National Board Certified Licensed Independent Ordained Minister. Dr. Yelder is also a verified Service Connected Disabled Veteran of the United States Marine Corps who was Honorably Discharged from the United States Marine Corps. Dr. Yelder's Myers Briggs Personality Type is ENFJ.
(803) 859-4667
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Malik Mooney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
We have all had moments that we felt overwhelmed, and uncertain about our next best step. Maybe you are coping with difficulties that are related to depression, anxiety, career, family, grief, phase of life changes, or relational concerns. With a non-judgmental, client-centered approach I can assist you with developing effective coping skills & new perspectives to live your most fulfilling life.
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Columbia, SC 29229
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Nikki Lowery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At some point in life, you may be faced with emotional challenges. It may feel impossible to figure out how to get your life back in order. No matter what your issues may be, you have found someone to help you get back on track. With my clients I provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment, which allows them to freely express their emotions. My passion is working with individuals that experience anxiety, depression and trauma.
(803) 291-5146
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Columbia, SC 29204
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Fresh Minds Therapeutic Services & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Lillian Thompson is the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Food Justice Activist, & Socialpreneur who founded Fresh Minds Therapeutic Services & Consulting, LLC. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Norfolk State University, and later received a Masters of Arts in Clinical/Community Psychology also from Norfolk State University. Lillian has over 10 years of experience as a Mental Health Professional.
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Columbia, SC 29203
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No Shame Counseling, Reiki & Consultation, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Why me? Why did/do I have to experience ____, be born with _____, and ultimately live with _____???? You've probably tried everything you know; positivity, praying, ignoring or burying the feelings, talking about the experience, maladaptive behaviors (shopping, sex, substances, ANYTHING to keep your mind off of what is), and you may have even tried therapy. Either way, you're here now which means something in you believes it is time and you are ready for positive change. You decide the destination or goal and I walk alongside you on the journey. Through reiki and/or therapy, we can get where you want to be. Healthy..why NOT you?
(839) 222-6019
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Columbia, SC 29210
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Erica N Armstead-Whitaker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Small Steps in the right direction can turn out to be the biggest steps of your life. Sometimes we have big obstacles in our lives that seem to be too much for us to handle alone. My goal for each of my clients is to help them to navigate through the struggles in life, and receive the tools needed to overcome the problems in life... one small step at a time.
(803) 310-2641
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Columbia, SC 29223
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Shenna Ganzy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, HPT, LAC, BC-TMH
Verified
Verified
As the CEO and Founder of She's Counseling, I understand people suffer from a wide variety of self-destructive behaviors and each person is unique with unique treatment needs. At She's Counseling, my mission is to find what works best for each individual and to treat everyone with respect and compassion. I am committed to working with individuals with emotional struggles whether by hair loss due to Trichotillomania, family issues, or stress. Also a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider.
(803) 546-3896
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Columbia, SC 29204
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Ayanna McNeil
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, or life stressors? Do you find yourself constantly thinking negative thoughts? Allow me to assist by helping you step beyond your current limitations and achieve your therapeutic goals. Ayanna received her Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Claflin University and earned her Masters of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. Ayanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of South Carolina and certified as a National Certified Counselor by NBCC. Ayanna is dedicated to serve all populations.
(803) 620-6069
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Columbia, SC 29210
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Wellness Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified
Verified
Life has a way of taking us through changes at various stages in our lives. I am here to help you navigate through the rough spots, the places where you got stuck. I bring with me over twenty years of working in the mental health field in some capacity as well as life experiences that have helped mold me into the person that I am today. I utilize evidence based approaches to therapy that have proven efficient and effective.
(803) 266-1931
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Columbia, SC 29201
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LaNita M Jefferson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC, LPC, LPCS-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
GRIEF, depression, and anxiety can limit our potential and our way of living... Let me help you change your quality of life and way of thinking through EMDR or cognitive behavioral therapy techniques... Hello! My name is LaNita Jefferson. I am mental health therapist in Columbia SC. I hold a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from the UofSC School of Medicine. B.A in Sociology from Hollins University Roanoke VA. I also have a Paralegal Certificate from Midlands Technical College Columbia SC.
(803) 291-4924
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Columbia, SC 29201
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While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

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