Palmetto Counseling Associates

Treatment Center, PhD

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Palmetto Counseling Associates

Treatment Center, PhD


Palmetto Counseling Associates
1911 Gadsden Street
Suite 204
Columbia, SC 29201
Call Esther Daniels
(803) 599-2385


Our Providers

At Palmetto Counseling Associates, our providers deliver the most compassionate and excellent care possible. We are guided by the following values: Compassion - a deep, loving empathy for people Truth - grounded in honest reality Hope - to gain a reasonable expectation that eventually good can happen Excellence - the gradual result of always striving to do better Services offered at Palmetto Counseling Associates Counseling Services Psychiatric Services Counselor Training & Supervision Organizational Consulting Mediation Services

Counseling Services

COUNSELING SERVICES Helping wounded people experience healing serves as the primary focus of Palmetto Counseling Associates. Within a Christian context, counselors compassionately offer services for a variety of problems and disorders for individuals, couples, families, groups, churches and organizations. COUNSELOR TRAINING & SUPERVISION As a training organization, Palmetto Counseling Associates offers supervision for Licensed Profession Counselors Interns (LPC/I). The supervision rate runs between $40-$110 per hour, depending on the number of supervisees in attendance (up to three). In addition to providing supervision, Palmetto Counseling Associates involves student interns, in conjunction with local universities, in some services with the express permission of the individual, couple, family or organization. Daniel E. Shoultz, PhD and Nicholas A. Natale, PhD and Bill Rogers, M.A. provide supervision for LPC-i interns.

Psychiatric Services

Our psychiatrists provide psychiatric assessments, medication prescriptions and follow-up for a wide variety of outpatient problems. Issues that frequently respond well to medications are depression (all types), anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, psychotic disorders, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, behavioral disorders, anger, and stress. While our psychiatrists do not participate in Medicare, they are able to treat clients of all ages. Medications are only one piece of a total treatment plan. Other aspects of treatment include exercise, individual or group psychotherapy, journaling, spiritual modalities, 12-step programs and nutritional counseling. Many types of stress and biological predisposition can lead to the need for medication. These medications function optimally when paired with psychotherapy. However, at times the hopelessness phase of depression makes concentration and motivation so challenging that participation in therapy proves too difficult. In those cases, once the medication improves the person's mood, he or she may utilize therapy to address the deeper issues related to depression. Medications can alter the neurotransmitters in the brain and normalize the body's response to stress, enabling the person to return to his or her previous levels of functioning.


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • School: Columbia International University
  • Year Graduated: 2006

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and / 5055
  • Certificate Date: 2009


Palmetto Counseling Associates
1911 Gadsden Street
Suite 204
Columbia, SC 29201
Call Esther Daniels
(803) 599-2385
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Romanian
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


Our Website
Last Modified: 18 May 2022
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Palmetto Counseling Associates

Treatment Center, PhD