Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Columbia, South Carolina

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


Tina Outlaw, LISW-CP

LISW-CP
25 years experience
Hi there !! Let’s get you excited about “Therapy that works”. I have worked with a range of different issues including trauma recovery, stress and anxiety management, grief and loss, life transitions, work or school issues and more.Many people feel lost when they hit a rough patch in a job, relationship, life change or loss. No one prepares you for what to do if you hit one of these rough spots. You may feel... Read More
Hi there !! Let’s get you excited about “Therapy that works”. I have worked with a range of different issues including trauma recovery, stress and anxiety management, grief and loss, life transitions, work or school issues and more.Many people... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Ruth Dombrowski

LISW/DCSW,CACII,AASECT
26 years experience
Times are tough. People aren’t. The stress and frustration of our modern times can take their toll. Our world and culture is changing, leaving us confused and worried. Families are under stress, couples are on edge, and health problems arise. Unhealthy release valves, whether it’s food, substance use disorders or process addictions can take hold of your life. Anger escalates. Before you know it you’re caught in a downward spiral, but seeking help can offer... Read More
Times are tough. People aren’t. The stress and frustration of our modern times can take their toll. Our world and culture is changing, leaving us confused and worried. Families are under stress, couples are on edge, and health problems arise.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:26 years

Janet Haywood

LCSW,LISW
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Janet. I am a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. I am also licensed in South Carolina as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I have the gift of talk therapy and would love to spend time chatting with you. I have a strength in helping my clients to reach a better understanding of their symptoms, goals, and challenges as they choose their... Read More
Hello, my name is Janet. I am a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. I am also licensed in South Carolina as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I have the gift of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Cameron Williams

LISW-CP
12 years experience
My name is Cameron Williams and thank you for taking a moment to read about me. In doing so you have already taken a critical first step in the therapeutic process which is making the decision to seek out help. I have a Bachelor's of Science from Charleston Southern University and a Master's of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state... Read More
My name is Cameron Williams and thank you for taking a moment to read about me. In doing so you have already taken a critical first step in the therapeutic process which is making the decision to seek out... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Jessica Sawyer Horne

MSW,LCSW,LISW-CP
16 years experience
Jessica Sawyer Horne, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, CCS, DCSW, ACSW, is a licensed independent clinician with nearly 16-years of experience in the behavioral health field and overall 18-years in the social work/human services field. Mrs. Sawyer Horne has a Master’s Degree of Social Work, with a specialization in Health/Mental Health, from Clark-Atlanta University, of Atlanta, GA. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Social Welfare from Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC. Mrs.... Read More
Jessica Sawyer Horne, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, CCS, DCSW, ACSW, is a licensed independent clinician with nearly 16-years of experience in the behavioral health field and overall 18-years in the social work/human services field. Mrs. Sawyer Horne has a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Donna Adams

LIMHP,LPC,PC
30 years experience
Welcome, I would like to take this time to say welcome and you have come to the right place to receive what you need to reach every goal that you set for yourself. I have over thirty years of experience working with adults in the area of family, grief, angry, relationship issues, sexual abuse, self esteem, work place issues, and many other areas. I have also worked in the area of Life Coaching... Read More
Welcome, I would like to take this time to say welcome and you have come to the right place to receive what you need to reach every goal that you set for yourself. I have over thirty years... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Linda Towry

LCSW
34 years experience
So, you're looking for a therapist and not sure how to choose among all the excellent therapists BetterHelp has to offer. It IS important to have a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and who has expertise in the areas of concern that have brought you to this site. Am I the right therapist for you? Maybe. Let me tell you a little about myself. I have been a Social Worker... Read More
So, you're looking for a therapist and not sure how to choose among all the excellent therapists BetterHelp has to offer. It IS important to have a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and who has expertise in the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:34 years

Deitra Harris

LCSW,LISW-CP
9 years experience
My name is Deitra and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and South Carolina. I received my BA in Psychology and my MSW from West Virginia University. I have 9 years of counseling experience. I specialize in adjustment to chronic illness, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, and life coaching. My counseling style combines cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, and includes proactive exercises throughout our sessions to ensure that you are meeting... Read More
My name is Deitra and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and South Carolina. I received my BA in Psychology and my MSW from West Virginia University. I have 9 years of counseling experience. I specialize... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Pam Amatucci

LISW-CP
23 years experience
I have a graduate degree in Social Work from The University of South Carolina College of Social Work and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, with over 20 years of experience in individual, couples, and group therapy. My expertise resides in the management of mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, anger, ADHD, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, and stress. Treatment modalities consist mainly of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and EMDR. I also... Read More
I have a graduate degree in Social Work from The University of South Carolina College of Social Work and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, with over 20 years of experience in individual, couples,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Columbia South Carolina

Finding mental health professionals, regardless of location, can be a challenge. Columbia, South Carolina is no exception. The amazing news is that a plethora of professional mental health counselors and therapists are available and ready to assist and guide you through your challenges, improving your overall mental health state.

Columbia, the capital and largest city in South Carolina, is a community steeped in history and boasts a rich environment full of historic and modern attractions. With a permanent population of just over 133,000, Columbia’s tourism is a driving force in the economy with nearly 7 million people touring the area each year to visit its many museums, historic sites and landmarks.

Mental Health Statistics for Columbia

A sense of well-being, peace of mind and optimism about the future are commonly associated with good mental health. Unfortunately, a fair number of adults, up to 45 percent in Richland County experience anxiety and depression. This is especially true for those making $25, 000 or less per year. High school age juveniles on the other hand are keeping with national “norms” for mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and suicide.

Columbia, and South Carolina in general are behind when it comes to access to mental health but have seen improvements in accessibility in recent years. Some of this comes from heightened awareness, especially amongst high school age children, about the benefits and drawbacks to easy access to mental health. Stigma surrounding a person’s mental health is still the leading contributor to why those in need don’t seek help, right behind lack of trust in a professional’s ability to help.

What Makes Columbia Different About Mental Health?

There are many deciding factors regarding mental health in Columbia, SC. Lack of career opportunities is among the highest suspected causes mental health issues. Besides that however, the citizenry cited that lack of access to mental health facilities and professionals was one of the most important contributing factors.

A large college age population also dominates the area, which may indicate why anxiety and depression is at the top of the list when it comes to public health concerns.

  • 16% of the population said access was the primary reason why people didn’t get help with their mental health issues.
  • Recent studies found a direct link between mental health and financial stress.
  • The median income in Columbia, SC is $42,875
  • Untreated mental illness is the leading cause of suicide in Columbia
  • Academic stress at the University of South Carolina is said to be a contributing factor to Columbia’s unusually high percentage of anxiety and depression.

Divorce Rate in Columbia South Carolina

Columbia has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country at just 3.2 percent. However, such a low rate may be a result of the relatively low number of marriages in general. There are just 7 marriages per 1,000 people, perhaps a number reflective of the median age being just 28.2 years old.

The relatively low divorce rates may also stem from an over-abundance of marriage counselors to population ratio. With nearly 100 marriage counselors in Richland County, that means there’s a marriage counselor per every 1,300 people, 26,362 of which are college age and not married yet.

Mental Health Resources in Columbia, SC

There are currently almost 200 mental health professionals in Columbia South Carolina. That’s approximately one licensed therapist per 665 people in Richland County. While South Carolina is considered to have a high prevalence of mental health issues, the number of therapists available in Columbia is more than five times higher than the national minimum threshold.

Challenges of Aligning with a Mental Health Professional in Columbia

There are approximately 200 mental health providers serving Richland County and Columbia, and all of them are easily found on the Internet. High patient review ratings are the norm, and it’s rare to find find a poor review, making trust an issue. After all, because everyone is human and nobody can please everyone all of the time, how can you trust someone who seems a little too good to be true?

Deciding which mental health professional in Columbia South Carolina, short of actually sitting through an entire session or two, can be tough. Our e-counseling directory was designed specifically to help address the difficulty in finding a suitable counselor in Columbia. We offer mental health information and resources for residents of Columbia and Richland County who need or want the professional guidance and help of a trained and licensed therapist.