Working your mind is a common practice in Clemson. In this home to Clemson University, you’ll find residents and students alike challenging their minds. There’s nothing like a little academics to keep the mind young and fit. But it’s hard to participate in mind strengthening when you’re not mentally in the game.

That’s why Clemson area mental health professionals can easily be found to give you the support you need to overcome any mental challenges you face, whether it’s working through experiences in your life, or dealing with depression, anxiety, or other mental illness.

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Muma Azeh

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): Masters Clinical mental health counseling,CCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina with five years of experience in the United States and 23 years of experience in marriage and parenting in Cameroon, Africa, with the Worldwide Marriage Encounter and the Catholic church. I am accredited to counseling the military and their families. I have vast experience and knowledge in this field and am currently a Military and Family Life Counselor at a military base in South Carolina. I served with the faith-based organization as a parenting coach for 12 years. I served as a Behavioral Health Consultant at Brookland Medical Practice, Cayce, South Carolina, and a Qualified Mental Health Professional at the South Carolina Department of Corrections. I am a Military Family and Life Counselor in Columbia, SC, and an online Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I hold a master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I am currently in the dissertation phase of my Ph.D. in psychology. In a few months, I will graduate. I work as a behavioral health consultant at Eau Claire Cooperative Health. Before, I worked at a Crisis Stabilization Unit in a penitentiary department. I invite you to read about my education, background, experience, and counseling approach by clicking on my name above our messages. I generally check messages a few times daily, Mondays to Fridays, and respond as quickly as possible. During the weekend, I might take a bit longer time to respond. I will appreciate your patience during such times. It takes longer during the weekend because I might be helping other clients or carrying out their duties and responsibilities. My profile's availability is tentative, so I can arrange an appropriate time with my client if requested. There are many stressful issues on earth now, including COVID–19 and all its ramifications, the vaccine fight, and people acting in response to these incidences. The world we now live in is strange. Life situations like the above can cause significant worry for some and overwhelm others. It is our place as counselors to help humanity with these issues. I welcome the client to the counseling session with a smile and encourage them to tell me their difficulties, problems, or constraints. I like counseling clients from 13 years and above. I encourage clients not to see themselves as the problem or the disorder but as people with difficulties or suffering from an illness. I treat my client with respect, sensitivity to their core beliefs, and empathy for their issues. I also handle relationship issues and other life experience issues. My core counseling approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy, but I combine this approach with person-centered, humanistic, psychodynamic, and narrative counseling. I mostly used open-ended questions when dialoguing with clients. These questions are tailored based on the client's needs. I have understood that in the helping profession, you have to love your career, and I love my career. The helping profession needs courage and determination from the counselor and the client.

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Joye Hilton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am Licensed Professional Counselor South Carolina (2018) with over 11 years of clinical experience in the mental health arena. My clinical interests lie in the area of marriage and family dynamics, including marriage, divorce, adoption, foster families, and blended families. I am also experienced working with disorders seen in childhood and adolescence such as ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and other mood-related disorders. In recent years, I have done some work with trauma survivors who want to regain control of their life. I do work with teens and young adults who identify as LGBTQIA+. I obtained my BS degree in Psychology in 2005 from Fayetteville State University and MA in Counseling in 2009 from Webster University. With my educational background combined with clinical experience working with diverse populations in many different settings, I feel that I can assist patients from different backgrounds navigate through life.

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Yiasha Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Finding a therapist and treatment approach that fits your needs is very important. I have primarily worked with young adults experiencing life changes and adjustment to adulthood, individuals with chronic mental illness, and families. I primarily specialize in working with individuals who experience depression, trauma and anxiety that are hoping to find an outlet of support. During each session, I strive to bring positive energy to focus on changing those negative thoughts that may control how you function day to day. I also value your time and believe that you should not feel alone during your time in therapy.

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Dr. Derrick Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina and Pennsylvania with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

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Kialeah Sumpter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
AddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed therapist with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients cope with addiction, enhance their relationships, gain motivation, and develop greater self-esteem & confidence. My counseling style is direct, I will always hold you accountable and work with you to find the healing YOU seek. Ask yourself, am I ready to be uncomfortable so I can grow? Am I ready to do internal work for change? 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 seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I am here to support you in that process.

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Barbara Austin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina with 20 years of professional counseling work experience. Your story and how you experience your life is yours to share. My job is to witness it, and do my best to understand how you have made your life work for you so far. Then, together we can explore alternate perspectives, nuances, colors, flavors, shapes and constructs that you may (or may not) wish to include. I can help you re-create, add to, or re-envision the rest of your story. I want to help you discover and utilize perspectives and ideas and strengths that will assist you in creating new feelings and experiences; experiences that can be useful for replacing or challenging feelings or thoughts that distress you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards exploring possibilities. I hope to support & empower you in that journey.

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Sarah Adeyinka-Skold

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania and South Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Susan Strader

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Susan. I am licensed in South Carolina and Arkansas with 6 years of professional work experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. Before the 6 years since receiving my licensure, I have worked with a wide range of individuals in different capacities (Higher Education and Applied Behavioral Therapy). I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence building. My education stems from a faith-based approach, but believe in meeting people where they are. 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. I look forward to serving you.

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Kenyetta Cooper

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Colorado with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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. 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.

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Dr. Warrick Stewart

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am Dr. Warrick and I am licensed in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & depression. 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. Are you worried that most counselors will not truly understand you or that you will have to censor yourself in therapy? I had these same concerns and they motivated me to become a psychotherapist and life coach who could help others like me. Whether you are looking for short-term solutions or more in-depth counseling, we will work together in a safe and relaxing environment to discover and actualize the solutions you need in order to live a more fulfilling life. My practice includes varying combinations of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), reality-based therapy, and solution-focused therapy to effectively meet your individual therapeutic needs. You are the most important person, and I prioritize your needs, wants, and preferences to ensure you maximize the greatest benefit from your investment. Counseling is an investment of your time, resources, and inner willingness to change things in life that have caused the greatest discomfort. At some point in our lives, we can all benefit from having someone to talk to. Book me today to begin your healing.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Clemson

Finding the best therapist close by in Clemson can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Clemson that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Clemson. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Clemson, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Clemson region and in the state of South Carolina. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Clemson or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Clemson area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Clemson therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Clemson, elsewhere in Pickens, or in the greater state of South Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Clemson area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Clemson therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Clemson due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Clemson may not take health insurance, some in the state of South Carolina may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of South Carolina you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Clemson online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Clemson, South Carolina working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Clemson psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Clemson above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Clemson helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Clemson therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Clemson therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Clemson?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Clemson therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Clemson therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Clemson therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Clemson therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in SC, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 29632 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Clemson counselor?

Before seeing your Clemson therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Clemson.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, 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 feedback and advice from a therapist. A Clemson licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Clemson counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Clemson, South Carolina can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Clemson has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

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29631, 29632, 29633

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