Columbia, South Carolina Therapists

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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South Carolina

Accepting NEW Clients - I want to help you find peace, joy, and fulfillment. We'll battle your symptoms together and find ways you can be kinder to yourself. If you are living with depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, or family relationship problems,...
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

I specialize in individual, marriage and family therapy. I deal with depression, anxiety, ADD,ADHD, relationships, marriage, OCD, from ages 13 on up I have been practicing for over 20 years and use family systems theory, CBT therapy and solution...
Cindy Cartee
MS, NBCC
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South Carolina

Cindy Cartee, MS is an expert in relationship and sex therapy. Her credentials include: SC Licensed Professional Counselor, SC Licensed Addiction Counselor, Nationally Board Certified Counselor, Professional Brainspotting Therapist, Certified Imago...
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South Carolina

My goal as your counselor is to help you figure out where your life can be improved, identify what changes you’re willing and ready to make, and provide guidance and support during that process. I believe that my clients are at the wheel and I am...
Debi Lynes
LPC, Ph.D.
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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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South Carolina

Dr. Debi Lynes has an extensive career exploring the relationship between the physical environment and its influence on health and wellness. She has combined her 30 years of experience as an interior designer and 20 years in private counseling to...
Lauren Whatley
MA, LPCA
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Charleston, South Carolina

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South Carolina

Lauren is a counselor serving the Charleston area. She received her master’s degree from Regent University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I practice from an integrative holistic approach. I value the entire being (body, soul, and spirit). I...
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina

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South Carolina

Are you ready to fall in LOVE with the life you’re living? It’s time to STOP running from your past, avoiding your problems, and numbing your emotions. It’s possible to break free of the negative cycle of anxiety, conflict, and hopelessness....
Alexis Elliott
LCSW, LISW-CP, CDE
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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South Carolina

Diabetes is more than just physical. A rollercoaster of emotions are a part of diabetes itself, and the endless daily demands add frustration to your busy life. What's more is that many factors affect diabetes management: stress, untamed work-life...
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Lyman, South Carolina

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South Carolina

First of all, I am a believer and follower of Christ; secondly, I am a counselor. I provide counseling services for individuals and couples dealing with various issues. One does not need to be a Christian to receive services. It is my goal to...
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South Carolina

Life is hard. Asking for help can be even harder- especially when talking feels impossible. Maybe your world is nothing but silent anxiety- suffering with swirling thoughts and constant instability. Or maybe you are struggling to reconcile parts of...
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Greenville, South Carolina

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South Carolina

I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing stress or issues resulting from stressful situations. Helping people heal and find their strengths through positive psychology and EMDR is my committed approach to therapy.
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Maryland, South Carolina

Not accepting clients at this time With warmth, humor and a one-fits-one approach to your personal well being I bring my all into helping you find relief from struggles and develop a well spring of tools to move forward.  After decades serving and...
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Columbia, South Carolina

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South Carolina

Ayanna McNeil received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She earned her Masters of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University and is a Licensed...
Anna Gantt-Gordon
LPC 172, MA, NCC
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Cayce, South Carolina

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South Carolina

Anna Gantt-Gordon, M.A., LPC, NCC, CCMHC mission for treatment is to be of a guide with my clients who struggle with internal and external stressors that impairs daily life functioning. It is the utmost importance of building a therapuetic...
Tara Brown
LISW-CP, MSW
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Greenville, South Carolina

I offer a therapeutic approach that is genuine, authentic, and challenges my clients to be the best version of themselves. I strive to create a warm environment whilst also being honest and straightforward. My goal is to normalize your experiences...
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Laurinburg, North Carolina

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North Carolina, South Carolina

Welcome & Hello my Name is Kozma Hoskins McLean, and I am here to assist you! K. H. McLean, Counseling Services PLLC, is owned & operated by Kozma Marie Hoskins McLean, MS, LCMHC-QS, MAC, CCTP. Specializing in Child, Adolescent & Family Services. I...
Xiomara Sosa
MS, CMHC, NCC, LPCA
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Summerville, South Carolina

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South Carolina

I am the Founder and CEO of XAS Consulting, LLC, a company and brand I created in 2003 dedicated to healing and well-being. In January 2020, I launched the Summerville Women’s Mental Health Studio™ (X-Studio), a venture that offers...
Terri Burnette
School Psychologist; LPES
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Terri Burnette utilizes the Cross Battery Assessment approach in order to establish a pattern of strengths and weaknesses.  This pattern is useful for determining appropriate educational goals, interventions, and accommodations.  She assesses...
Kelly Benjamin
LMHC, L.P.C, MA, CCMHC, CCTP, NCC
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Columbia, South Carolina

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South Carolina

I treat clients with a variety of mental health and behavioral problems ranging from mood disorders, impulse control issues, sexual trauma, and PTSD. My approach is eclectic; utilizing humanistic, strengths-based, and cognitive behavioral therapies....
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Summerville, South Carolina

I am a counselor that specializes in working with women, men, and couples dealing with relationship challenges through individual and couples therapy. I also work with children and adolescents on issues they face in school, social situations, and...
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Beaufort, South Carolina

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South Carolina

My clients struggle like you do. Despite being intelligent and introspective, they overthink everything. They’re dedicated, motivated, hard workers; but they never feel good enough, no matter how much they’ve accomplished. They’re natural...
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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South Carolina

You are tired of feeling unsatisfied and you are ready to feel passionate about life again. You are ready to make positive life changes to feel happy and to set yourself up for a bright and fulfilling future. You want to learn new ways of living,...
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Raleigh, North Carolina

Melody Smith MA LMFT has almost a decade of experience working with families, couples, and individuals to rebuild foundations and promote healthy growth and change. At her marriage and family therapy practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, Melody...
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC) working in private practice. I serve the Mount Pleasant and Charleston areas and have over 6 years of experience counseling in school counseling and mental health counseling. I specialize in the...

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 of easy access to mental health. The stigma surrounding a person’s mental health is still the leading contributor to why those in need don’t seek help, right behind the 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 of 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 are 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.