Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in North Charleston, South Carolina

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

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. In addition to providing therapy services with BetterHelp, I am the Clinical Director for a local non-profit agency that provides treatment and support to adults with severe mental illness. My style tends to be person-centered and solution-focused as I believe in focusing more heavily... 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. In addition to providing therapy services with BetterHelp, I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

Anya Ware

MA, LPC, LMT
20 years experience
My name is Mrs. Anya Ware. I am a licensed professional counselor, minister, and licensed massage therapist. I believe in "wholeness." It is my belief that the mind, body, and spirit work together. I am an eclectic therapist that encourages counsel using biblically based solution focused principles approach to provide Godly counsel to all whom I serve. This is what allows me as a therapist to provide counsel to all lifestyles.... Read More
My name is Mrs. Anya Ware. I am a licensed professional counselor, minister, and licensed massage therapist. I believe in "wholeness." It is my belief that the mind, body, and spirit work together. I am an eclectic therapist... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Erica Slater

LISW-CP, LCSW-C, LCSW
0 years experience
As a licensed clinical social worker for over 10 years, my interactions with clients have been the most rewarding. From children to adolescents to teens to adults, I have addressed numerous life issues, including mental health, abuse, neglect, trauma, and offending behaviors. I have also worked with military families around a variety of stressors. I honor, respect and appreciate the fact that clients allow me into their lives and strive to build and maintain healthy... Read More
As a licensed clinical social worker for over 10 years, my interactions with clients have been the most rewarding. From children to adolescents to teens to adults, I have addressed numerous life issues, including mental health, abuse, neglect, trauma, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 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

An Overview of Mental Health in North Charleston, South Carolina

North Charleston, South Carolina may very well be one of the youngest incorporated cities in the United States; the city was incorporated in 1972 after decades of effort. When North Charleston was officially born, the city had 22,000 residents and was the fourth-largest city in South Carolina. Within a year, 53,000 people called North Charleston home. As of July 2017, North Charleston had 110,861 residents.

North Charleston and other South Carolina cities have dealt with plenty of challenges in modern times, especially 1989’s Hurricane Hugo. However, multiple news sources and government statistics indicate that life is improving in North Charleston — especially when it comes to accessing treatment for mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, and anxiety.

Poverty and Mental Illness in North Charleston, South Carolina

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the poverty level for North Charleston is 22.7% — which is substantially higher than the state average of 15.4% and nearly double the U.S. average of 12.3%.

Also, nearly 21% of North Charleston residents under the age of 65 do not have health insurance — this is more than twice the national average of 10.2% and significantly higher than South Carolina’s 13.2% average.

Consequently, finances could present a significant challenge to North Charleston, South Carolina residents seeking mental health care services.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), poverty worsens the symptoms of serious mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Mental Health Statistics for North Charleston, South Carolina

According to a report from the American Psychological Association, South Carolina has only 782 active psychologists. This is one of the lowest numbers in the United States.

According to SAMHSA’s South Carolina Behavioral Health Barometer for 2015, the state has mental illness prevalence rates that are nearly identical to the national average. The percentage of major depressive episodes among South Carolina children ages 12-17 in 2013-2014 was 10% — one percentage point lower than the U.S. average of 11% for the same period. The average for serious mental illnesses among South Carolina adults in 2013-2014 was 4.3% — a fraction of a percentage point higher than the national average of 4.2%.

However, a report from the non-profit advocacy organization Mental Health America suggests that the aforementioned statistics could be at least partially misleading. The report ranked South Carolina number 37 (out of 50 states plus the District of Columbia) regarding prevalence of mental illness among children and adults as well as access to treatment. According to Mental Health America, nearly 18% of South Carolina’s adults struggle with some type of mental illness.

The good news, according to the report, is that access to mental health care for South Carolina children and adolescents improved in the period studied (2011-2014).

Mental Health Resources for North Charleston, South Carolina

According to a SAMHSA online search engine, there is only one facility in North Charleston that provides inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment to teens and adults. This facility also provides substance abuse treatment services. There do not appear to be any mental health care services for children in North Charleston.

It appears that some residents of North Charleston visit neighboring cities such as Charleston (approximately five miles away), Goose Creek (approximately eight miles away), and Summerville (approximately 13 miles away) for their mental health and/or substance abuse treatment. SAMHSA lists seven mental health care providers and four substance abuse treatment providers within a 13-mile radius of North Charleston.

Some of the inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services available in and near North Charleston, South Carolina offer low-cost or free treatment to people with low income and/or no insurance. It is always worth asking for payment options, even if you have health insurance and/or a steady job.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in North Charleston, South Carolina

This website is dedicated to helping people in North Charleston, South Carolina and every other U.S. city find the best mental health treatment available.

While your employer or health insurer likely has a referral service, you are likely to end up frustrated after hours of completing rather personal forms. More often than not, providers recommended by your employer or health insurer have few or no appointments.

Our directory helps you find a therapist in or near North Charleston, South Carolina. We provide mental health resources for residents of North Charleston, South Carolina who would like to have therapy or another type of service from a mental health care professional.