About Me

I am Loretta Hartley-Bangs and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clinical practice in South Carolina.
My career in social work began over 30 years ago as a medical social worker in a community hospital. My practice moved into
Behavioral Health and Chemical Dependency and I have been fortunate to work on inpatient behavioral health units as well as
outpatient programs. In addition to my clinical work I have been an adjunct professor of social work, teaching in both undergraduate
and graduate programs.
My practice has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals, families, couples and groups from diverse backgrounds. My perspective and practice is
informed by an understanding of systems and families. This enables me to understand the individual and the impact of their own system or family.
I understand the courage it takes for an individual or family to seek help and respect the level of readiness of each person.

Specialties:
Chemical Dependency
Trauma
Mood disorders
Groups


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Post-traumatic Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

SC LISW 9647


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for LORETTA BANGS. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by N.I. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with LORETTA for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Loretta is so insightful! I have had so many aha moments while talking with her. She is very calm and patient. I am so glad to have found her !

Written by C.H. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with LORETTA for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Loretta has been absolutely amazing. Sometimes she's just listening and affirming my feelings and other times she's asking questions and making me look into myself in ways I hadn't thought of. I always leave our sessions feeling better.

Written by A.N. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with LORETTA for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Loretta creates a welcoming and non-judgemental safe space.

Written by J.E. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with LORETTA for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

I feel that Loretta really listens and helps me work through things.

Written by J.O. on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with LORETTA for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Awesome counselor!

Work with me!