Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Charleston, South Carolina

Find a therapist in Charleston, South Carolina that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Charleston to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Frankie Rhodes

M.S., LPC, LAC
17 years experience
I am a clinical therapist with over 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I graduated from the University of South Carolina where I earned my Bachelors in Psychology, and I received my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Francis Marion University. I am a Diplomate with the Board of Forensic Examiners. I have worked in a variety of settings including, acute inpatient, residential long term psychiatric, outpatient mental health,... Read More
I am a clinical therapist with over 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I graduated from the University of South Carolina where I earned my Bachelors in Psychology, and I received my Masters in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Christine Harris

LCSW, BC-TMH
20 years experience
I’m here to give you tools and resources to help you to live better. As a licensed therapist, my job is to provide 2 services: To help you resolve an immediate problem, e.g., a relationship break-up or losing your job. The second service – sometimes the more important service – is to help you learn how, what to do and why this challenge was presented to you. My job is to work myself out of a job because... Read More
I’m here to give you tools and resources to help you to live better. As a licensed therapist, my job is to provide 2 services: To help you resolve an immediate problem, e.g., a relationship break-up or losing your job. The second... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Nicole Logan

LPC
3 years experience
I understand how difficult it can be to make that first step of reaching out to a counselor, but I am here to guide you through it! Your first session with me will give you the opportunity to talk about why you have chosen to participate in therapy and what issues you are experiencing in your life that you would like to change. As partners, we will work together to decide how I... Read More
I understand how difficult it can be to make that first step of reaching out to a counselor, but I am here to guide you through it! Your first session with me will give you the opportunity to talk... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kayce Bragg

LPC-SC, LAC, NCC
8 years experience
I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor Candidate, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. In addition to providing therapy services with various platforms and my own private practice, Synergy eTherapy, I am the Clinical Director... Read More
I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor Candidate, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Denise Mason

MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
18 years experience
Hi! My name is Denise and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and Florida as well as a Licensed Independent Social Worker- CP in the state of South Carolina. I graduated from Norfolk State University's Graduate School of Social Work in 2000, concentrating in Family Systems Practice and Hampton University with a Bachelors of Arts in 1995. I have been a therapist for over 15 years with degrees in... Read More
Hi! My name is Denise and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and Florida as well as a Licensed Independent Social Worker- CP in the state of South Carolina. I graduated from Norfolk State... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Julia Walker-Sandoval

Licensed, Professional, Counselor
7 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor with broad experience in assorted counseling techniques, such as Individual, group, couples, and family therapy. Seven years as a counselor have presented sundry opportunities to help individuals, especially survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. As a psychotherapist, I have guided numerous individuals to cope with grief, trauma, relationship conflict, low self-esteem, the effects of mood disorders and life's stress. Service in non-profit, public mental health, and private... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor with broad experience in assorted counseling techniques, such as Individual, group, couples, and family therapy. Seven years as a counselor have presented sundry opportunities to help individuals, especially survivors of domestic violence and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Keshia Keith

LPC, NCC
16 years experience
Counseling can be scary for many people, but you've made the right decision in taking this first step. I am here to listen, support and encourage you along this journey. You are not alone here. I, too, have experienced the uncertainty of meeting a counselor for the first time. I wondered if it would really help me. Perhaps that’s how you’re feeling. I encourage you to give it a try. Besides, what do you have... Read More
Counseling can be scary for many people, but you've made the right decision in taking this first step. I am here to listen, support and encourage you along this journey. You are not alone here. I, too, have experienced the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Melissa Dawicki

M.S., LPC
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina with over 12 years of behavioral health experience working with individuals and families in both a community mental health setting and a private practice setting. Throughout my career, I have worked with symptoms including but not limited to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, stress management, anger management, parenting and relationship issues among others. In working with patients, I refer to Person-Centered Therapy,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina with over 12 years of behavioral health experience working with individuals and families in both a community mental health setting and a private practice setting. Throughout my career,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Rachael Hudson

MA, LPC, NCC
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor from South Carolina and a Board Certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). I have experience working with adolescents and adults. I provide personal counseling. I have worked with clients across a wide range of concerns including addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and struggles while parenting. I also have experience working with individuals with career challenges and ADHD. Although I have experience and training working with... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor from South Carolina and a Board Certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). I have experience working with adolescents and adults. I provide personal counseling. I have worked with clients across... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Myra Brunson-Samuel

MSW, LISW-CP
7 years experience
Hello! My name is Myra Brunson-Samuel and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice in South Carolina. I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from Winthrop University. I then went on to obtain a post graduate certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation where I obtained solid skills and knowledge to work with individuals who suffer from serious mental illnesses. I have worked with a variety of population that have allowed me to assist... Read More
Hello! My name is Myra Brunson-Samuel and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice in South Carolina. I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from Winthrop University. I then went on to obtain a post graduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Charleston, South Carolina

According to the Tri-County 2016, Community Health Needs Assessment Report, mental health care services in Charleston are significantly better than those offered by the neighboring counties of Berkeley and Dorchester. Although by 2021 psychoses and other mental health disorder visits are expected to increase by approximately 4-5% in Charleston County. According to Deborah Blalock, Executive Director of Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Centre, the most common mental health conditions treated in the area are; Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Suicide Risk, Trauma, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective disorders. (al, 2016)

Mental health resources in Charleston

Charleston has three psychiatric facilities; MUSC Institute of Psychiatry, Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioural Health and the Charleston Clinic. Decisions on the most appropriate course of treatment are made by the Assessment/Mobile Crisis team (AMC) who triage psychiatric needs and link patients with proper outpatient services. AMC provide face to face assessments at their Charleston Clinic, appointments can be made over the phone but are also available on a walk-in basis. Patients may then be referred on to Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Centre (CDMHC) where they will receive appointments to meet with a therapist, psychiatrist or nursing practitioner.

Ongoing support for those who are recovering from a mental illness and for friends, family members and loved ones of those struggling with or recovering from a mental illness. Support is available through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in the form of support groups, education and advocacy services.

Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Mental Health in Charleston

There is evidence suggesting South Carolina may have problems with Health Equity. Health inequity (not to be confused with health inequality) is when an individual’s social, economic, geographic or demographic status can restrict an individual’s access to resources needed to maintain and improve their health. (World Health Organisation, 2018) In South Carolina 23% of children live in poverty compared with a national rate of 20%; Interestingly, South Carolina’s graduation rate is 80% compared to a national rate of 83%. (University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, 2018). High school drop out rates and poverty are indicative of a population’s mental wellbeing. (Hjorth CF, 2016)

Natural Disasters in Charleston  and their Impact on mental health.

Charleston sits on the eastern seaboard. Therefore the city is prone to hurricanes, particularly between June and November. In addition to storms and flooding Charleston typically experiences between 10-15 earthquakes a year, the highest of which was the Charleston earthquake of 1886 at a magnitude 7.3. Natural disasters are known to have a detrimental effect on mental health, in the months following Hurricane Hugo there were 25% more people seeking help for drug and alcohol abuse compared to the previous year. ( The Economist (US), 1990). Increased drug and alcohol abuse in the wake of a natural disaster is often a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder. (American Addiction Centers, n.d.) Losing one’s job or being displaced from one’s home can contribute to depression, there is also evidence to suggest that incidents of domestic abuse increase in communities recovering from a disaster. (J. Brian Houston, 2017)

Divorce rates in Charleston

The most recent figures for divorce rates in Charleston, are from 2012. In Charleston,  the divorce rate is 3.2 per 1000 citizens compared to a national average of 3.4. However, this figure is still significant as divorce is known to have a detrimental effect on the mental health of those affected. Divorce and separation are associated with increased anxiety, depression and alcohol abuse. (Richards, 1997) Divorce can also have a significant effect on the children of divorced or divorcing couples resulting in emotional problems and a decline in performance at school. (P. Lindsay, 1995)

The challenge of finding a suitable therapist in Charleston, SC.

Over 600 therapists are practicing in the Charleston, treating issues ranging from bereavement, substance abuse, depression, trauma, phobias, chronic illness, and couples counseling.

When suffering from a mental illness, it is essential to find the right type of therapy; equally crucial though is seeing a therapist that one can relate to and feel comfortable discussing mental health issues. E-Counseling.com simplifies this process by aggregating counselors into one easy to search list, with photographs and extended profiles. The site also lists the most critical information that people looks for such as; specialties, credentials, languages, and experience making it easier to make an informed decision about where to turn next.