In life, it can be difficult to find shelter from your troubles. Whether they're troubles at work, or your own mental battles, finding the solution is not easy. No one seems to listen. If you're fighting a mental battle, your own mind won’t seem to listen. Who can you turn to? A counselor based in Columbia can help you. 

When Columbia was first founded, the hope was that people could find refuge under the city’s wing. In life, finding refuge is important. A counselor can be the person who gives you shelter and allows you to come out a stronger person who is ready to take on the world. 

 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW-CP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Georgia. She immediately pursued her Master of Social Work from The University of Alabama with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health. During her schooling, Sarah was chosen to participate in the prestigious Washington, DC Internship Program where she spent an entire semester working at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Sarah’s upbringing to believe in the inherent worth of others was emboldened by her experience in DC. Her passion for advocacy, policy and reform, and service to underserved or disregarded popu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, 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...

This is Amy Bates's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC,ATR-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am an Art Therapist and Counselor experienced in working with individuals and families in a community mental health agency and private practice. I am also an adjunct professor teaching graduate level Art Therapy and Counseling. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and New Mexico as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Nationally Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist. From a holistic perspective, I honor your unique life journey while helping you find deeper meaning and greater balance in your life. I utilize t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! Welcome to Better Help! My name is Tiffany Wright and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker for the state of North Carolina. I am also a Licensed Independent Social Worker-CP for the state of South Carolina. I have years of experience in helping clients reach their full potential. I have 26 years of experience working in a variety of settings which ranges from outpatient mental health settings, inpatient behavioral health unit, hospice settings, substance treatment, nursing homes, and hospital settings. I work with clients affected by stress, anxiety, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCHMC,LCSAC-A,TFCBT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Mayo Angelo Hi! My name is Shameika Bostic and I am a LCMHC in North Carolina, a LPC in Virginia and South Carolina. I have over 12 years of counseling experience. I provide supportive counseling to all individuals with a wide range of concerns including: trauma, anxiety/stress, adjustment issues, communications skills, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, identity issues, (co)parenting problems ..... just to name a few. I w...

This is Maxine Brown-Sartor's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I have been in the mental health profession for over 10 years. I've worked in the school setting as a school counselor and within the community as a behavioral specialist providing behavioral modification to families. I have also provided individual and group therapy in homes. I have informed parents of various community supports such as Family Connections and Developmental Pediatrics to help them with getting special education services in place for their children with special needs. I've worked with these children on their social skills, independent living skill...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,LPCS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

Is something missing in your life? Do you feel like your relationships just aren't what they could be? Do you want to thrive instead of exist? Are you struggling to get started on a change or goal? You may feel stuck right now and may be looking for inspiration in making meaningful change. Or perhaps you already have goals in mind and would like support and structure to achieve those goals. I will work with you from beginning to end to identify and learn to use your internal strengths and external resources in moving forward. Leaning into your strengths a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I completed my doctoral training in the field of clinical psychology and have worked with clients of all ages who are challenged by a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, school struggles, health problems, and financial stress. I believe all people are deserving of dignity and respect and no one can be defined simply by their struggles. It's my mission to bring mental health care to those who have been reluctant to seek care or have not had means or access....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,ADC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello. I have practiced in the healing arts for the past 12 years helping people develop a clearer mind/body connection. I embarked on a career in counseling 5 years ago to help people strengthen their connection with themselves. I view the counseling process as an alliance between client and therapist and considers the client as the experts of their lives. Within the structure of the therapeutic relationship, clients can access their inner strengths and promote change. My theoretic approach is based on the belief that clients oversee their counseling experie...

This is Trish Simmons's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-CP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP) in South Carolina with 30 years of experience in the field of Social Work with 7 years experience as a therapist. I have worked with a wide range of clientele from young children to older adults with a wide range of concerns including geriatric and aging issues, emotional/physical traumas, depression, stress and anxiety, and family discord. I also have some experience in working with military Veterans and their families. My counseling style is strengths-based, open, warm, and client centered. I believe in walk...

This is Tammy Wyatt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed professional counselor in South Carolina with over 7 years of experience working with children, teens and adults; however, the majority of my clients are adults. I have assisted clients with a variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, as well as life transition issues. I enjoy working with diverse populations simply because I love people! My 26-year background in education as a secondary mathematics educator has provided me a strong foundation in building quality, positive relationships with ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Life is full of hills and valleys. Sometimes each of us may benefit from someone to help us navigate life changes, or stressors. I am here to offer a listening ear and friendly face. I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor based in South Carolina. I began my professional life as a teacher and after more than 10 years in the classroom; I went back to school and got my Master’s degree from Liberty University in counseling. I have worked as a clinical therapist in multiple settings that include: outpatient, private practice, residential, individual, group, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am a mental health, family, and substance abuse therapist licensed in North and South Carolina with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist clinical social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and ages including situation to life difficulties, ADHD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, divorce and separation, parenting problems, career challenges, and self esteem and confidence building. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse dur...

This is Tracey Brannon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-CP ,ACSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed independent social worker in South Carolina with several years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief issues and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. My approach includes, cognitive-behavioral, Humanistic therapy, integrativ...

This is Bradley Martin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-CP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I have five years of experience working in the mental health field. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. I completed independent licensure in the social work after working in direct supervision in the areas of severe and persistent mental illness and chronic homelessness. I utilize a person-centered approach as a foundation for my practice with a focus on fostering a trusting empathetic relationship with those in my care. I am available evening and weekends via telehealth to provide individual therapy and support to those...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-CP,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in South Carolina with over 8 years of experience working first as a child protective social worker and more currently as a substance abuse clinician. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, and substance abuse. I have also helped many individuals who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm, empathetic, client-centered, and strengths-based. I believe in treating everyo...

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

Hey there. I’m Lauren and I am a Licensed Social Worker in South Carolina. I’ve worked with adolescents and adults since 2007 and some common issues I’ve helped clients with include depression, anxiety, low self esteem, trauma, and relationship issues. Life can be tough and we all deserve support from time to time. I guess you are here because you are thinking it is time. Congratulations on recognizing that. I am here to help.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

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, valu...

This is Michelle Webb's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

When I began my career change to the helping field, I chose to be educated as a community mental health professional to receive the training that would afford me the therapeutic resources for meeting the counseling needs of my community. I have work experience with low income/wealthy, mental health/substance addiction, inpatient/outpatient and in individual therapy settings. I am extremely passionate about my work as a therapist and pride myself in connection. I genuinely care about people. I believe great therapists are born and I am finally doing my life's work....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in South Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety & trauma and abuse. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Columbia 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 Columbia' 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 Columbia, or elsewhere in the Richland 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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, Columbia 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 134309 people in the city of Columbia, 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 29205 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 Columbia 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 Columbia, South Carolina can serve:

29147, 29201, 29202, 29203, 29204, 29205, 29206, 29207, 29208, 29209, 29210, 29211, 29212, 29214, 29215, 29216, 29217, 29218, 29219, 29220, 29221, 29222, 29224, 29225, 29226, 29227, 29228, 29229, 29230, 29240, 29250, 29260, 29290, 29292

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 Columbia' 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 "Columbia'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 Columbia, 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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