Working with a therapist can help you take the first step toward better mental health. If you’re looking for treatment in South Carolina, consider online therapy. Barriers to care, like a lack of in-network providers or transportation challenges, can make finding in-person treatment difficult. With an online platform like BetterHelp, therapy can be more flexible and accessible.

With BetterHelp, you can get mental health care from a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, or other mental health provider from the comfort of your home at a time that suits your schedule. Providers are skilled in a variety of treatment modalities, like motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, and commitment therapy, and they can help you with anything from relationship difficulties to managing the symptoms of anxiety and depression to improving self-awareness.

While BetterHelp does not provide group therapy, play therapy, or other treatment approaches for children or adolescents, the experienced professionals on the platform can support young adults, middle-aged people, and seniors through various challenges.

If you’re looking for an online therapist, SC has many telehealth services available. The South Carolina therapists listed below are licensed to provide online therapy to people across the Palmetto State.

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Lee Hilton

Offering therapy in South Carolina
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
12 years of experience

Hi! I am experienced working with children, adults, families, and couples. I have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and am licensed in the state of South Carolina. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety and depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma/ abuse and general life conflicts. My counseling style is supportive and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I mainly utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing approaches. I have been trained in multiple approaches based on the presenting issues at hand and what has been shown to be most effective. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out help and guidance but doing so can help you live a more fulfilled and happier life. Reaching out can be the first step towards a positive change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Sonya Pearson

Offering therapy in South Carolina
License: MA, LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
19 years of experience

Sonya Pearson is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Sonya has been working as a counselor since 2002. She received her BA in Sociology from Claflin University and preceded to receive her MA in Counseling from Webster University. Sonya is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the South Carolina area. She has work with individuals from age 18 to 65 years old. She works with helping individuals who have problems dealing with depression, stress and anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders, family conflict, blended families, anger, relationship problems, grief and loss, separation disorders and many more. Sonya has a great love for what she does. She has earned many achievements throughout her career aimed from helping others. Sonya has worked in numerous settings, from group homes, to mental health facilities, crisis centers, private practices and out patient facilities. Throughout her career Sonya has went from counseling clients to also being a supervisor over several clinicians to help increase their counseling skills. She has provided leadership for interns who are currently pursuing their licensure. Sonya's motto is "Where there is a tomorrow, there is also hope for change." Sonya's counseling approach is person-centered, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused. She loves to allow the client to express themselves through communication. Sonya implements many therapeutic activities to help the client identify current thoughts and feelings they are dealing with. Sonya is willing to help all that is in need of helping and willing to receive her services. Don't wait to see what tomorrow will bring, go ahead and begin dealing with life unexpected circumstances today and live a better tomorrow.

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Angelina Dawkins

Offering therapy in South Carolina
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Angelina completed her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2017, she worked as an Addictions Counselor, serving individuals with substance abuse concerns in residential treatment. She works with the Veteran population, providing therapy focused on healing from past traumas, substances use concerns, and disruptive mood conditions. In her Army Reserves unit, she worked as a Victim Advocate, providing education regarding sexual harassment and assault prevention in addition to providing advocacy to soldiers and their families. Angelina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focused on a holistic approach in treatment, working together with clients to identify areas they would like to heal and strengthen in their mental, emotional , physical, and spiritual well-being for a balanced life. She focuses on actively listening to provide a space of support and compassion allowing for exploration of emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Her belief is every person deserves happiness, feeling empowered, and to love themselves for who they are. She utilizes a variety of techniques in her practice, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused problem solving. Angelina puts value into providing an eclectic approach in the treatment experience, allowing for an individualized approach to each person. Angelina enjoys working with individuals struggling with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, low self-esteem, relationship issues, stress, trauma, and substance use concerns.

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Eathelda Turner

Offering therapy in South Carolina
License: LCSW
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
9 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and low self-esteem. My modality of treatment encompasses cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, client centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. I practice from a trauma informed perspective in which I recognize symptoms of trauma and the role it plays in one's life. I strive to help individuals understand experiences happening in their lives and collaboratively work together to develop and gain the tools necessary to overcome and manage symptoms of mental health. Taking the first step (or even continuing the journey), can be the hardest part, now that you’re here, we can take the second step together!

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Ashley Walden

Offering therapy in South Carolina
License: M.Ed,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina with over 6 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. My therapy style is warm and interactive and my approach combines CBT, DBT, ACT, humanistic and solution focused therapy. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, as well as personalizing and tailoring the therapy experience to each and every client in order to meet their specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Monique Gilcrest

Offering therapy in South Carolina
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

My name is Monique but known by most as Nikki. I am a licensed professional counselor in South Carolina with over 6 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, life transitions, and reaching personal goals. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm, interactive, and empowering. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, value, and compassion, and aim to remove stigmatizing labels. My approach combines biblically sound principles for a Christian counseling approach with cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion focus therapy, narrative therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and the Gottman methods couple’s therapy.,. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I'm here to accompany you on your journey of renewing your vision, reclaiming your identity, and becoming who you were meant to be. I look forward to working with you!

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Oprah Ingram

Offering therapy in South Carolina
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience

I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns to include depression, anxiety, coping with life and adult stressors. My primary area of interest is breaking generational cycles. My therapy style is warm, direct and interactive. I am open to helping those interested in helping themselves. My approach combines solution focus brief therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I enjoy tailoring the dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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Carolyn Hollingshead

Offering therapy in South Carolina
License: PhD, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
22 years of experience

I have been a social worker for over 20 years and have worked with many people who are focusing on increasing their quality of life by focusing on healing those things which have been standing in their way. I have experience treating people of all ages coping with depression, anxiety, PTSD, marital issues, blended families, divorce, death, chronic pain and eating disorders. My special areas of expertise are chronic pain, grief and eating disorders including weight management. I was a Registered Dietitian for over 30 years, have a PhD in Nutrition with an emphasis in communication and have been an LCSW for over 20 years. I have completed the Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS). I also have completed Level One of the Gottman Institute. I enjoy focusing on process/insight-oriented modalities and feel the excitement as my client achieves an “aha” moment in the therapeutic process. I am comfortable looking into family of origin topics as well as end of life issues. Because of my health background I am also comfortable dealing with medical issues and take a more holistic approach to clients. I do believe that alternative therapies including somatic therapy can be helpful in the therapeutic process. I have spent most of my career continually learning new techniques and theories to provide the best care of my clients. I have a tool box of helping techniques which are based on evidence based theories to include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution focused therapy, Socratic Questioning, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). My education background includes a BS. In Foods and Nutrition ( which took 13 years to receive due to “life”), a Master’s degree in Health Education, a PhD in Nutrition and a Master’s in Social Work. I taught a Body Image and Eating Disorders class for over 15 years at the University of Utah. I also have training in gerontology and enjoy working with older adults who may be in transition and with families that are struggling with older adult issues. As a widow, I also was a single mother for over 5 years with 2 teenage sons and understand the complexity of singlehood and blended families. I look forward to working with you.

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Josanne Wilson

Offering therapy in South Carolina
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, women’s issues, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work to help my clients increase self awareness which is the first step towards change. My belief is that each individual has within him or her self the resources they need to live a more authentic and satisfying life. The work of therapy is to learn to access your deepest potential and to live your own truth. I am here to support & empower you in this journey.

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Maureen Mccullum

Offering therapy in South Carolina
License: LPC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Pittsburgh with over 10 years of experience working with children, teens and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief/loss, family issues, career challenges and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and end of life issues. My counseling style is accepting the individual who has taken the step to begin the path to awareness and supporting them as they come to know who they are and the recognizing their strengths. I believe in treating all with respect, sensitivity, compassion and a few gentle nudges. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment with mindfulness . I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. As you prepare to take this important step in your self- care, I will share with you my availability. I work with individuals Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with the first appointment beginning at 8 A and the last appointment scheduled at 6 P. On Wednesday, the first appointment begins at 12N and the last appointment scheduled at 8P. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

How can therapists in South Carolina support you?

Therapists in South Carolina can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 1,787,194 people live in South Carolina, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in South Carolina may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of South Carolina working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in South Carolina, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in South Carolina support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in South Carolina can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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