Aiken was named after William Aiken, who was the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Founded in 1871 with over 30 thousand people living there, Aiken is a popular place to live. In fact, the National Civic League honored the town with the All-American City Award in 1997. 

Have you found yourself wondering why Aiken is so popular and why you live there? Are you having trouble keeping work or having lasting relationships? These can be signs of a mental health disorder and you should contact one of the many professional therapists or counselors in the area for help. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW-CP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello and Welcome! I am so glad that you took the time to come see what I have to offer you so that we can start your healing journey! I am Katrina Howard and I am a Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker in the states of Florida and South Carolina. I have more than 12 years in the mental health field and I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and graduated with the highest honors from Florida State University. I have a passion to help individuals and families work through their problems/issues so they can decrease their stress levels and continue to be suc...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-CP,LCSW-C ,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

As a licensed clinical social worker for over 15 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 and strong relationships.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW CP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in South Carolina. I have over 17 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have extensive experience working with veterans, military service members and their families. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 34

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 for over 34 years and have worked in a wide variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient mental health, in private practice, on military bases, and in VA hospitals. I am licen...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of South Carolina. I have 4 years experience working as a counselor and I have focused on aiding individuals of various cultures, religious beliefs, age groups, LGBT and socio-economic backgrounds. I have experience in stress and anger management, management of PTSD and anxiety issues, sexuality, sexual trauma, abuse and natural and man-made traumatic experiences. I have also aided individuals that have suffered from mood disorder and major depression disorder. My counseling approach is a combination...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-CP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 35

I am Al Watson, a Licensed Independent Social Worker for Clinical Practice in the state of South Carolina. I obtained my license in 1989 after completing a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Georgia in 1979. I have both administrative and clinical experience in the mental health field since 1972. I have been in solo counseling practice part-time since 1988 and full-time since 2010, providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. While I have worked in a variety of mental health services, for the last ten years I h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My clients are often dealing with symptoms associated with trauma. This may include domestic violence, marital issues, life changes, and other events. They are depressed, anxious, and unsure of where to turn. With the aid of coping skills, knowledge, and self-awareness, these symptoms can be alleviated and allow you to be your most authentic self. Many clients have goals that they wish to achieve and I work with them to accomplish those goals. Through talk therapy and proven techniques, we can work together to address any issues you are experiencing. I work with ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Dawn Richa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in Counseling and Spirituality, as well as a Certified Enneagram Coach and Instructor. I believe my combined trainings and experience uniquely position me to partner with those who desire to follow God and deepen their spiritual walk, allowing for more meaningful and lasting change in all areas of their lives. I enjoy having clients learn about and engage with the Enneagram in their spiritual formation and growth work. The Enneagram when paired with Christian spirituality is ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 8

At times the waters of life can be difficult to navigate, whether through your actions and behaviors or those of the people around you. Everyone experiences situations which can result in feelings of being lost, alone, vulnerable, depressed and unfortunately unworthy. I strongly believe that people generally know how they feel and what they would like to accomplish – however, a little guidance or direction may be needed to reach the goal; that’s where I come in to help. Through therapy, I strive to help individuals and families develop boundaries, examine relatio...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction counselor in South Carolina with over 21 years of experience working as a mental health counselor and 15 years working as an addiction counselor. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Master's degree in Counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and stress due to life changes. I have provided therapy with children and adults in many different settings including elementary, middle, and high s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-CP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina. I have 16 years of experience working in Mental Health. My primary focus has always been working with disenfranchised populations. My methods include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered with a focus on strengths and empowerment. I worked as a school-based therapist for four years. I enjoy working with children and adolescents. I find it challenging and rewarding to see youth overcome and bec...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

“You are the expert on you.” This is a statement that I love sharing with my clients because I feel it emphasizes that you are the most important part of this relationship. Therapy is an opportunity to grow and explore oneself and I feel that the relationship between a client and therapist is of the utmost importance. I hold this relationship in high regard and look forward to walking along side you during this journey. I specialize in trauma counseling and marriage counseling. My goal in therapy is not just symptom reduction but liberation from suffering. I wo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I use an integrative approach including mindfulness, acceptance, and cognitive and behavioral principles as well as the humanistic and person centered approach with my clients. You may be having issues with with anxiety, anger, depression, parenting/behavior, relationships, or a rough time generally and just need someone to talk to, Let's get you back on track! Whether it's to help you with life's normal ups and downs, anxiety, stress or depression let me be of service!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCDC III
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III in the State of Ohio and South Carolina. Much of my clinical background has been working with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. I have served adolescents, veterans, adult and older adult populations. I have experience working with individuals that are court-mandated and who also seek counseling on their own accord. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and have had specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m originally from Augusta, Georgia, and moved to Athens, Georgia in 2011 to attend graduate school. During the day I work as an addictions therapist at Alliance Recovery Center, a medication-assisted treatment program, where I have been blessed to serve since 2015. I specialize in treating addiction, trauma, and LGBT+ issues. ​ I believe that everyone is worthy and deserving of love and the pursuit of their true selves. I recognize that I am someone with privilege due to many factors that are out of my control, and I see this ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in South Carolina with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-CP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in South Carolina with 3 years of professional therapy work experience. I previously worked in education, where I have vast experience with children, families, and navigating relationships. I also have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. We will be using those strengths to assist in forming coping strategies and other tools that you can utilize. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in South Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Melissa DiSilvestro's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in South Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Jennifer Beaujon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken, SC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Georgia and South Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Aiken? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Aiken area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Aiken' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Aiken, or elsewhere in the Aiken county or state of South Carolina.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Aiken therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Aiken counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Aiken, SC ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of South Carolina will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Aiken and elsewhere throughout the state of South Carolina, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Aiken offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Aiken has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Aiken, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Aiken therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 30937 people in the city of Aiken, SC finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 29802 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Aiken therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Aiken, South Carolina can serve:

29801, 29802, 29803, 29804, 29808

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Aiken' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Aiken's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Aiken, South Carolina?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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