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Patricia Manning, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Self esteem
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About me

Feeling isolated, sad, anxious, confused? Or are you struggling with a difficult personal or work relationship? Sometimes life is just overwhelming and that has never been more true than with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please know that you really aren’t alone in these struggles and that you aren’t “crazy” either. My name is “Pam” Manning and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in SC. Whether you are struggling with short term dilemmas related to your current circumstances or desire to delve deeply into your psyche to better understand yourself and develop an increased sense of purpose, I would be honored to support your journey.

Forty-three years ago, while studying psychology at Wofford College, I began working with children and families impacted by violence in Upstate SC. I went on to serve as child protection worker and in permanency planning and adoptions. Over the years I continued working with children, adolescents and their parents in a variety of settings… foster care, residential treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals, alternative schools and at a shelter for folks impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. As my interest in helping people heal from traumas grew, I returned to college, earning a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 2008 from Webster University in order to hone my skills and better serve my clients.

What I have learned over the years is that the human spirit is incredibly resilient. We are capable of great things in our lives if we can learn to cope with the circumstances that inevitably confront us.

Philosophy and Approach:
The overriding philosophy I utilize in my work is that of Existentialism. This model purports that many of the challenges of human existence are universally applicable to all peoples. Thus, problems all people face, such as loss, freedom, responsibility and the meaning of life are viewed in terms of natural stages in normal human development rather than in terms of maladjustment or mental illness. My overriding philosophy of existentialism is enhanced by the Biopsychosocial Model that underscores the individual’s unique life circumstances such as ethnicity, sex, gender identity, biological or physical challenges and socioeconomic strata.

I utilize a Client Centered approach which incorporates an eclectic toolbox of techniques that have a common theme… they have all been thoroughly researched and are considered as “Best Practice” techniques. These include but are not limited to, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Play Therapy.

I love the work I do, it is often challenging but never boring and I find that really getting to know a person is a gift… for me but also for my clients as they learn what they are actually capable of. I approach my work with a deep sense of commitment. The level of anguish that many people struggle with can be crippling and I have found that often, with support, newly mastered tools and a caring guide, people can heal from unimaginable trauma, achieve balance and even joy!

I will honor your journey but will not back away from challenging you when your choices are ineffective or self-sabotaging. I look forward to joining you as you embark on the adventure of your life … the adventure of creating the best, most productive, joyful life you can!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

OR LPC C5983

SC LPC 6060


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Patricia Manning. 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.

I continue to be incredibly grateful for Pam’s expertise, support, and gentle ‘nudging’. She’s fantastic!

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Patricia is a highly skilled therapist who has helped my so much with my family relationships. Very highly recommend!

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

She's the only thing keeping me together right now.

Written on Oct 02, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is awesome even in my most crappy moments and I don’t want to talk to anyone I am always happy to talk to her

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Patricia is incredibly good in guiding me to the toughest situations. There are no words to describe how gentle, kind, empathetic, yet strong and direct she is.

Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s amazing!

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes