Child Therapists in Columbia, SC

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Psychology Services Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
The Psychology Services Center (PSC) provides comprehensive quality mental health care including assessment and therapy services for adults, children , adolescents, families, and couples. We have a history of helping clients learn to cope with stress, depression, or anxiety, address their children 's behavioral or learning difficulties, or improve communication and trust in their relationships. Across all of these treatment areas, our center values providing quality, outcome-oriented services that are based on the latest science, offered within a caring and collaborative atmosphere.
(803) 932-1458
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Cathy Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have thirty years of experience working with children and adolescents as well as ten years of experience working with adults. My specialties include grief, anxiety, depression, divorce, relationship issues, parenting, and school-related issues. I believe play is the natural medium of communication and work with young children age eight and older. I was previously registered as a play and music therapist. I am very open, authentic, calm and optimistic in all of my work. I am present and accepting of what is brought into the counseling room; I create a safe space for all.
(803) 590-9941
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Robin Shirley
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPCA
Verified
Verified
She's the child that would light up every room she walked into with her confidence, enthusiasm and joy. Now you don't how to even connect with her. Maybe she has become a perfectionist or high achiever and is extremely hard on herself. Have you noticed that she is isolating herself and her peer relationships are suffering? Maybe your daughter is sleeping too much or not at all. There was a time that she opened up to you and shared her struggles. She no longer seems happy and you just don't know how to help her. You want your daughter to feel self-assured, empowered and able to utilize coping skills to help her with difficult times.
(803) 310-2312
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Columbia, SC 29201
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(re)flourish counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You haven’t felt like yourself lately; fatigued, moody, anxious, stressed. You used to feel like you were thriving in life, then depression or anxiety crept in. You look back and wonder what changed and are unsure how to get back to feeling like your best self, or just YOU again. Or maybe it's your "once-so-sweet" child who is acting out or fearful and stressed all the time. Problems in school, lack of focus, and behavioral changes can all be part of stress, depression, or anxiety - not your parenting! Through supportive counseling we can help you or your child RE-flourish in life.
(803) 310-2398
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Columbia, SC 29204
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Arise Counseling & Training
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My practice offers assistance to children , youth, adults, couples & families.
It is my pleasure to meet with clients willing to look at issues that result in their feeling "stuck." I believe that change is best made against the backdrop of a rich, non-judgmental and and compassion. relationship Working together, we can look at what solutions have been attempted in the past: what has worked, and what has not. Collaboratively, we can resolve to forge a new path with new habits, freeing the client to become his/her best self. In this way, the client can author the rest of the story with the chapters and ending they themselves choose to embrace.
(803) 258-6489
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Columbia, SC 29229
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Counseling for Hope & Healing
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We work with: behavior disorders in children /adolescents, Attachment issues (Reactive Attachment Disorder, foster care, adoption, childhood trauma, childhood illness, childhood separation from parental figures), marriage problems (infidelity, communication), step family integration, depression and anxiety disorders and a host of other issues.
Life can be surprisingly hard. Trauma, broken relationships, life changes, depression, parenting and marriage struggles-these things happen to even the strongest people, and sometimes you just need someone to hear you. You need someone to validate your experience and help you make sense of the difficulties you are trying to wade through--that's where a compassionate and honest therapist comes in. As the Owner/Director of Counseling For Hope & Healing, I know our therapists are not afraid to walk through your struggle with you. It may feel overwhelming to take that first step, but know you will not be going at it alone.
(803) 937-3585
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Columbia, SC 29212
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Valarie Reese
MS, EdS, LPES, NCSP
Verified
Verified
Over the past 17 years, I have worked with adults, children , adolescents and geriatric clients within the community as well as in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Our world is everchanging and those changes affect us both internally and externally. In therapy, I will provide a safe and judgement free environment in which you can learn how to better understand and cope with the changes and events that you have experienced.
(803) 291-4775
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Columbia, SC 29223
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Alayshia Steadman-Barr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked with children , adolescents and families for over 15 years.
Therapy is not magic and life does not have a hand book! During your therapy journey, I will walk aside you and partner with you. As a therapist, I strive to assist you in processing your thoughts, feelings, reactions and implementing techniques that will focus on the life you seek to live. The environment will be safe and nonjudgmental as we explore strategies that will aid you to move toward your goals.
(803) 525-1368
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Columbia, SC 29205
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Kristen Morand
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups; from children through senior aged adults.
Life can hand us unforeseen experiences. Loss, death, or illness. Relationship challenges or disappointments. Seemingly unmanageable anxiety or depression. Work-related problems. Traumatic events or abuse. How do we cope with the effects upon our thoughts, feelings, and behavior? How do we get back to thriving again? I offer you an opportunity to encounter such issues together. You can confront painful or confusing emotions, thoughts, or circumstances knowing you're not alone. I hope to help you discover strengths within yourself and learn additional skills that facilitate your own ability to heal, recover, and restore the hurting places in your mind, emotions, relationships, and life.
(803) 599-3213
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Kimberly Sitter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
She often conducts psychological evaluations for children and adolescents with autism, learning disorders, and ADHD.
Dr. Sitter completed her Masters and PhD in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina, and completed her internship and post-doctoral training in Lexington County School District One in Lexington, SC as a school-based psychologist. She has experience in working with youth ages 5 to 18 years of age across both school and clinical settings. Dr. Sitter specializes in psychological evaluation.
(803) 575-3248
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Columbia, SC 29210
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Jessica Pena-Cabana
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, PsyD, CSC, NFCC, LPC-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Jessica Pena-Cabana, PhD, PsyD, MEd, CSC, CEIP-MH, LPC-S. She has over 20 plus years working with children , adolescents, couples, families and adults with special needs and emotional issues. She is fully licensed Bilingual (Spanish) therapist. She accepts Medicaid, BCBS, Tricare, & most other insurances. She will also accepts private pay and work on a sliding scale if needed. She is trained in CBT, DBT, EMDR, Solution focused, Play therapy, Grief & Loss, PTSD, and trauma. Office line: 803-569-3101 fax: 800-915-8615. Addl website: https://www.hillcrestcps.co or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HillcrestBehavioralH.
(803) 223-7621
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Columbia, SC 29205
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Tawana Hayes-Newton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
Prior to coming to Lifestance, I worked in different clinical practice settings, including intensive outpatient, outpatient, and residential. I also have experience in substance abuse treatment and case management. I offer individual, child , and family counseling. I provide treatment for several issues including anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma.
(803) 991-4647
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Columbia, SC 29223
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Not accepting new clients
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Laura Edwards Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade? Is it really that easy? I would argue no, life throws things our way that we aren't always prepared for or have the skills to handle. As a counselor, my hope and drive is to help people who have been given lemons learn how to make lemonade. Learning how to handle anxiety, stress, depression and trauma can be overwhelming and exhausting. My goal is to be a warm supportive person so that you feel comfortable as we work through your life's stressors. I desire to create an environment that is welcoming and non-judgemental to both children and adults as we work through life's stressors.
(803) 310-2665
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Columbia, SC 29210
Not accepting new clients
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Karly Warren
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CPRP
Verified
Verified
For example, when a child is struggling with behavioral and academic difficulties, this could be a result of several factors (mental health problems, social skills deficits, learning disability, ADHD, etc.
I am an energetic licensed clinical psychologist who is offering comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational assessments to the growing Blythewood and Northeast communities! I use a variety of diagnostic methods to capture each individual's profile of strengths and weaknesses. I asses the person’s level of functioning, including attention, memory, learning skills, language skills, nonverbal reasoning, organizational skills and problem solving. I investigate whether the person is experiencing any emotional distress that is severe enough to meet criteria for a formal diagnosis,such as a depressive or anxiety disorder.
(803) 266-1247
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Columbia, SC 29223
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Jill Smith & Associates Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, S
Verified
14 Endorsed
Verified
14 Endorsed
We see all ages: Children 5 and up, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Jill Smith and Associates Counseling is a thriving, modern team of therapists with offices in Lexington and Columbia, SC. Our goal is to provide true excellence in psychotherapy. If you have been putting off starting your therapy journey , come to JSA to see what all the fuss is about. We have room for you.
(803) 991-4125
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Columbia, SC 29201
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John Conway
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have over 15 years of experience working with children , adults, couples, families and veterans of various faiths and world views within schools, residential centers, psychiatric hospitals, community mental health and military installations.
In any life one can become stuck, suffering in confusion, lost in the pain of a failing relationship or endlessly trying to break free from a destructive cycle. If your troubles are too big to fix on your own, don't give up. There are reasonable solutions. There is hope. My name is John Conway, LPC. I will be your counselor. My clients report feeling truly understood for the first time in their lives; that they have renewed hope and enthusiasm. If this is what you are looking for, then let's get started. Please give me a call today.
(803) 873-8332
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Jennifer N. Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Children and adolescents also seem to relate well to my approach.
In addition to the general forms of therapy I do that are listed on this site, I also use many techniques that are considered "out of the box." I feel that you deserve to benefit from any technique or intervention that I can provide for you or teach you, even if they are not frequently used by many therapists. Through my wide variety of experiences in the counseling profession, I have been able to determine which of these strategies are the most effective in particular situations. I am most interested in helping you become the best version of yourself.
(803) 610-2455
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Kim Cash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinical expertise includes blended and at-risk family dynamics, child development, behavioral challenges, navigating the school system when a child has special needs or has a diagnosis (including testing, 504, IEP, school based interventions, etc.
My therapy philosophy is based around a core belief in the beauty and importance of the individual and family. When I work with children and families, I believe I'm in the presence of something sacred. Parents want to be the best they can be, and they are doing miraculous things, every day. I love to hold up a proverbial mirror and let parents and caregivers see what I see: Good Stuff. Problems appear in the best of families.
(803) 820-4378
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Columbia, SC 29210
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Brooke Beroth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LAC, CACI, MAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My experience includes working with children , adolescents, adults, couples and families in the areas of mental health, trauma, and addiction in both individual and group settings.
Counseling is not one-size-fits-all; I believe in offering individualized, client-centered services to work towards your identified goals and meet your needs. I seek to provide clients with high quality, ethical and compassionate services in a safe and comfortable environment. Together we can work towards personal growth, satisfaction and wellness. Change is a process that requires courage, vulnerability and strength; no matter the change you wish to make, I will provide support along your new journey.
(803) 450-4522
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Columbia, SC 29205
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Sylvester Kerry Suber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPC/S-C
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with children and adults by providing them with the best support possible in reference to counseling.
As a counselor, coach, and teacher I have always had a focus on making interventions for positive change for adults, families, and children . In my experience key elements can be provided to promote quality life skills. In some instances the client may have issues regarding traumatic events, depression, anxiety, grief, lack of self-esteem/confidence, addictions, decision making skills, and finally abuse of a physical and emotional nature. Therapy can provide aspirations and tools that can promote positive change along with resilience for maintaining a good quality of life.
(803) 592-3912
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Columbia, SC 29221
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What type of Columbia mental health professional is right for me?
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.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Columbia?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.