Therapists in South Carolina

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Photo of Dawn Salveson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
Dawn Salveson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LCSW, LISW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29601
My passion is working with individuals, in life transitions, doing hard things, experiencing hard places. Let me sit with you, hold space for you. I will provide gentle, compassionate guidance; empowering & honoring your vulnerability, strengths, and values. In order to heal, sometimes we have to sit in the uncomfortable, for a season. At Seasons Child & Family Wellness, I provide a nurturing and accepting environment for you to be seen, feel safe; leading you to balance, joy, and a sense of peace.
My passion is working with individuals, in life transitions, doing hard things, experiencing hard places. Let me sit with you, hold space for you. I will provide gentle, compassionate guidance; empowering & honoring your vulnerability, strengths, and values. In order to heal, sometimes we have to sit in the uncomfortable, for a season. At Seasons Child & Family Wellness, I provide a nurturing and accepting environment for you to be seen, feel safe; leading you to balance, joy, and a sense of peace.
(864) 732-1948 View (864) 732-1948
Photo of Kayla McFadyen, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in South Carolina
Kayla McFadyen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29615
Have you noticed your child struggling with day to day life? Have they had any major or minor life changes that could be causing disruption or distress? The weight of anxiety, depression, divorce, etc. can be heavy for such small shoulders. I believe that children are both our most vulnerable members of the population and deserve to have their emotional needs met. Children are our greatest hope for the future. The work can start now to build a healthy life.
Have you noticed your child struggling with day to day life? Have they had any major or minor life changes that could be causing disruption or distress? The weight of anxiety, depression, divorce, etc. can be heavy for such small shoulders. I believe that children are both our most vulnerable members of the population and deserve to have their emotional needs met. Children are our greatest hope for the future. The work can start now to build a healthy life.
(864) 528-3135 View (864) 528-3135
Photo of Lori Ivey, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Lori Ivey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Spartanburg, SC 29303  (Online Only)
Something that I feel makes me unique is that my approach to counseling is to empower you to begin to heal. We all face challenges in life and need someone to assist us with unlocking our power to self heal. I was fortunate in being able to be both the counselor and client. That experience gives me the ability to understand how hard and scary it is to ask a stranger for help. I love and believe in what I do and I would love to help you!!!
Something that I feel makes me unique is that my approach to counseling is to empower you to begin to heal. We all face challenges in life and need someone to assist us with unlocking our power to self heal. I was fortunate in being able to be both the counselor and client. That experience gives me the ability to understand how hard and scary it is to ask a stranger for help. I love and believe in what I do and I would love to help you!!!
(864) 714-0490 View (864) 714-0490
Photo of Andrele Jean-Charles, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in South Carolina
Andrele Jean-Charles
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29607  (Online Only)
I have immediate openings, telehealth only. You deserve to be happy, to be confident, to be loved, to be seen and so much more! Sometimes we can believe these things for others but have trouble believing them for ourselves. As your therapist, I want to help you reach the place where you can see yourself as who you truly are - deserving of your best life. Your circumstances don't define you, your past experiences/hardships need not restrain you, and your past trauma doesn't have to control you. There is hope in your healing and I am confident your worth and value supersedes anything trying to hold you back.
I have immediate openings, telehealth only. You deserve to be happy, to be confident, to be loved, to be seen and so much more! Sometimes we can believe these things for others but have trouble believing them for ourselves. As your therapist, I want to help you reach the place where you can see yourself as who you truly are - deserving of your best life. Your circumstances don't define you, your past experiences/hardships need not restrain you, and your past trauma doesn't have to control you. There is hope in your healing and I am confident your worth and value supersedes anything trying to hold you back.
(864) 668-8185 View (864) 668-8185
Photo of Sarah Stevens, Psychologist in South Carolina
Sarah Stevens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sarah Stevens is a Psychologist in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2008. She studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and West Virginia University. Sarah is able to provide a variety of assessments and testing to aid with diagnosis and treatment planning, for adults, adolescents, and children. Outside of work, Sarah is a huge Disney fan (parks, movies, etc. ). She loves spending time with her family, putting together puzzles, and is a pop culture nerd.
Sarah Stevens is a Psychologist in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2008. She studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and West Virginia University. Sarah is able to provide a variety of assessments and testing to aid with diagnosis and treatment planning, for adults, adolescents, and children. Outside of work, Sarah is a huge Disney fan (parks, movies, etc. ). She loves spending time with her family, putting together puzzles, and is a pop culture nerd.
(843) 874-8350 View (843) 874-8350
Photo of Ken Kelly, Counselor in South Carolina
Ken Kelly
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29205
Ken has always enjoyed helping others with their anxieties and interpersonal challenges and finds it particularly rewarding as a counselor when clients move towards healing and wholeness in their relationships. His relational approach and gentle demeanor provide a non-threatening atmosphere for clients to explore the “hard” places of life and discover meaningful ways to address them. While Ken has experience with a variety of therapeutic needs, his passion lies with interpersonal challenges – including pre-marital and marital conflict, children experiencing trauma, as well as guiding clients through the process of forgiveness.
Ken has always enjoyed helping others with their anxieties and interpersonal challenges and finds it particularly rewarding as a counselor when clients move towards healing and wholeness in their relationships. His relational approach and gentle demeanor provide a non-threatening atmosphere for clients to explore the “hard” places of life and discover meaningful ways to address them. While Ken has experience with a variety of therapeutic needs, his passion lies with interpersonal challenges – including pre-marital and marital conflict, children experiencing trauma, as well as guiding clients through the process of forgiveness.
(803) 310-2330 View (803) 310-2330
Photo of Timothy Goode, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Timothy Goode
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29209  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Tim Goode. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina, and nationally board certified counselor. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults on issues related to anxiety, stress, depression and trauma. I have experience and training providing mental health counseling for LGBTQIA+ people, military veterans, first responders and medical professionals. My practice integrates strategies for change that I’ve learned as a DBT-trained therapist and my own personal experience as a LGBT+ person. I address issues around coming out, gender identity development, trauma, and relationships.
Hi, I’m Tim Goode. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina, and nationally board certified counselor. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults on issues related to anxiety, stress, depression and trauma. I have experience and training providing mental health counseling for LGBTQIA+ people, military veterans, first responders and medical professionals. My practice integrates strategies for change that I’ve learned as a DBT-trained therapist and my own personal experience as a LGBT+ person. I address issues around coming out, gender identity development, trauma, and relationships.
(803) 879-2156 View (803) 879-2156
Photo of Abigail Leanne Long, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
Abigail Leanne Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT FOUNDATIONS COUNSELING AND WELLNESS CENTER, LLC. I served nine years in the military as a CADC mental health technician and have worked with an array of clients in different walks of life, to include the military, prison setting, children and families, and substance abuse. I believe every client is different and should be treated with individualized approaches and treatment plans. Continued growth is what helps us thrive in life and goal setting is a priority for me when working with you.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT FOUNDATIONS COUNSELING AND WELLNESS CENTER, LLC. I served nine years in the military as a CADC mental health technician and have worked with an array of clients in different walks of life, to include the military, prison setting, children and families, and substance abuse. I believe every client is different and should be treated with individualized approaches and treatment plans. Continued growth is what helps us thrive in life and goal setting is a priority for me when working with you.
(843) 507-5511 View (843) 507-5511
Photo of Beth Garrick, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Beth Garrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CACI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes in life, we encounter situations which cause us to feel alone, helpless, and searching for unreasonable solutions. Help is there for you by making a connection with a skilled counselor. I strive to make counseling a safe place in which we can work together to create the changes that will help guide you through life's struggles. My goal is to assist you on your journey to find new solutions and gain more insight, awareness, and ultimately more control over your life.
Sometimes in life, we encounter situations which cause us to feel alone, helpless, and searching for unreasonable solutions. Help is there for you by making a connection with a skilled counselor. I strive to make counseling a safe place in which we can work together to create the changes that will help guide you through life's struggles. My goal is to assist you on your journey to find new solutions and gain more insight, awareness, and ultimately more control over your life.
(803) 373-9854 View (803) 373-9854
Photo of Joseph Ritchey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
Joseph Ritchey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, CAS II
Verified
Summerville, SC 29483
Joe Ritchey received a Bachelor's degree from Penn State, in the mid 1980's and completed the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at USC-Columbia in 1990. He worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit, in Augusta, GA followed by working at CHAPS Recovery program in Columbia, SC. He moved into the public sector and began working at SCDSS and later at SCDHEC. Joe further developed his passion for working with individuals in therapy settings while working at these agencies.
Joe Ritchey received a Bachelor's degree from Penn State, in the mid 1980's and completed the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at USC-Columbia in 1990. He worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit, in Augusta, GA followed by working at CHAPS Recovery program in Columbia, SC. He moved into the public sector and began working at SCDSS and later at SCDHEC. Joe further developed his passion for working with individuals in therapy settings while working at these agencies.
(854) 333-2155 View (854) 333-2155
Photo of Drenda Sheek, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Drenda Sheek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Greenwood, SC 29646
Life is a journey but not always without bumps in the road. Out of no where can come anxiety, depression, challenged relationships and so much more. However I believe there is always hope. If you are in need of a non judgemental compassionate person to listen and help guide you, call me today.
Life is a journey but not always without bumps in the road. Out of no where can come anxiety, depression, challenged relationships and so much more. However I believe there is always hope. If you are in need of a non judgemental compassionate person to listen and help guide you, call me today.
(864) 659-8823 View (864) 659-8823
Photo of Albertina I Washington-Green, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Albertina I Washington-Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29223
Hi, Do you know your purpose in life? Once this has been established, you may be surprised in how you will be able to readily adapt to some of your life stressors. I began my career in the mental health setting in the mid-nineties. Today, I consider myself blessed because I find it rewarding in seeing clients reach their maximum potential. In addition to my mental health background, I have my own life experiences, which have proven to be beneficial in my scope of practice.
Hi, Do you know your purpose in life? Once this has been established, you may be surprised in how you will be able to readily adapt to some of your life stressors. I began my career in the mental health setting in the mid-nineties. Today, I consider myself blessed because I find it rewarding in seeing clients reach their maximum potential. In addition to my mental health background, I have my own life experiences, which have proven to be beneficial in my scope of practice.
(803) 258-5974 View (803) 258-5974
Photo of Tracy Parnell, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Tracy Parnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Taylors, SC 29687
Do you ever feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? You don't have to deal with it alone. Let me help. You may just need someone to listen, you may need tools, and we can figure that out together! So, I would just say to those of you who are struggling, why wait one more day? Call me today!
Do you ever feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? You don't have to deal with it alone. Let me help. You may just need someone to listen, you may need tools, and we can figure that out together! So, I would just say to those of you who are struggling, why wait one more day? Call me today!
(864) 708-0549 View (864) 708-0549
Photo of Rebecca Ambrose, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in South Carolina
Rebecca Ambrose, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Convenient office location in the Park West community of Mt. Pleasant, SC. As a licensed therapist in clinical practice for over 15 years, I specialize in assisting adult and adolescent clients recover from symptomatic feelings and behaviors establish healthier relationships and achieve personal goals.
Convenient office location in the Park West community of Mt. Pleasant, SC. As a licensed therapist in clinical practice for over 15 years, I specialize in assisting adult and adolescent clients recover from symptomatic feelings and behaviors establish healthier relationships and achieve personal goals.
(843) 253-0400 View (843) 253-0400
Photo of Samantha Wolfer, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Samantha Wolfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29204
Do you find yourself weighed down by the thoughts in your head? Do you keep saying yes when you really want to say no? Do you find it hard to speak up for yourself or ask for what you need? Feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Have you had a lifelong bad relationship with your body? Let me come alongside you and help you navigate the sometimes choppy waters of life. If you're looking for a new way of being in the world, with yourself and others, I'd love to help. I enjoy working with individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, body image/food issues, and relationship conflict.
Do you find yourself weighed down by the thoughts in your head? Do you keep saying yes when you really want to say no? Do you find it hard to speak up for yourself or ask for what you need? Feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Have you had a lifelong bad relationship with your body? Let me come alongside you and help you navigate the sometimes choppy waters of life. If you're looking for a new way of being in the world, with yourself and others, I'd love to help. I enjoy working with individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, body image/food issues, and relationship conflict.
(803) 310-2365 View (803) 310-2365
Photo of Ellie Mental Health Rock Hill - Old Town, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
Ellie Mental Health Rock Hill - Old Town
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Our mission is to compassionately transform the culture of mental health care by providing creative solutions that make wellness accessible in every community. And while we know that caring for your mental health and being vulnerable with someone you just met can seem scary, we do everything that we can to make each Ellie appointment as comfortable and as fun as possible. We aim to walk along this journey with you and provide you with a comfortable place to talk, decompress, do the work, and heal.
Our mission is to compassionately transform the culture of mental health care by providing creative solutions that make wellness accessible in every community. And while we know that caring for your mental health and being vulnerable with someone you just met can seem scary, we do everything that we can to make each Ellie appointment as comfortable and as fun as possible. We aim to walk along this journey with you and provide you with a comfortable place to talk, decompress, do the work, and heal.
(803) 599-3747 View (803) 599-3747
Photo of Carmen Lucero-Haines, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Carmen Lucero-Haines
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Carmen Lucero-Haines is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina who has been practicing since 1993. Seeking therapy can be a very daunting venture, but the benefits of working with a therapist can make a big difference in a person's life. Carmen has 24+ years of experience providing counseling to diverse clients with various life issues and mental health concerns. She has been trained in different skills and evidence-based modalities of treatment and is committed to providing a warm, inviting, and safe environment to help you find solutions.
Carmen Lucero-Haines is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina who has been practicing since 1993. Seeking therapy can be a very daunting venture, but the benefits of working with a therapist can make a big difference in a person's life. Carmen has 24+ years of experience providing counseling to diverse clients with various life issues and mental health concerns. She has been trained in different skills and evidence-based modalities of treatment and is committed to providing a warm, inviting, and safe environment to help you find solutions.
(854) 203-1207 View (854) 203-1207
Photo of Butterfly Effect Counseling LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Butterfly Effect Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Summerville, SC 29486
Our primary goal is to provide easily accessible quality mental health care for individuals, couples, and families.
Our primary goal is to provide easily accessible quality mental health care for individuals, couples, and families.
(854) 946-4376 View (854) 946-4376
Photo of Maureen Burke Clayton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
Maureen Burke Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Charleston, SC 29401
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself sad or worried much of the time? Are you overwhelmed with the demands or losses in your life? Do you feel like you're having more bad days than good days? Has your grief overtaken your life. I invite you to come in and work with me to process and problem solve together in a safe, healing and client centered space. We will work together to overcome your challenges and improve your life. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families on issues of trauma, anxiety, stress management and depression, grief, loss and relationship issues.
Do you find yourself sad or worried much of the time? Are you overwhelmed with the demands or losses in your life? Do you feel like you're having more bad days than good days? Has your grief overtaken your life. I invite you to come in and work with me to process and problem solve together in a safe, healing and client centered space. We will work together to overcome your challenges and improve your life. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families on issues of trauma, anxiety, stress management and depression, grief, loss and relationship issues.
(854) 220-9440 View (854) 220-9440
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Reedy River Counseling Associates
Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29609
Our mission is to provide integrated counseling and nutrition services with a wholehearted approach to help people overcome disordered eating, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other clinical issues. Our hope is to empower each of our clients to thrive as they were created.
Our mission is to provide integrated counseling and nutrition services with a wholehearted approach to help people overcome disordered eating, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other clinical issues. Our hope is to empower each of our clients to thrive as they were created.
(864) 606-3461 View (864) 606-3461

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How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in South Carolina who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Aetna
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in South Carolina see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Carolina?

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.