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.


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 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.