In Florence, SC, individuals looking for mental health services can connect with a wide range of mental health professionals. Working with a therapist or counselor may help support people along their journey of self-discovery and self-awareness to work through current life challenges.

There are many different types of therapy modalities, such as commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Each approach has unique benefits. For example, a therapist may utilize cognitive behavioral therapy in individual counseling sessions to help a client identify and transform negative thought patterns and negative behavioral patterns that may be contributing to their symptoms. 

When choosing a mental health professional, you can choose from a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a licensed professional counselor associate (LPCA), a psychologist, and more. If you want to work with a therapist, Florence, SC has options. The following licensed therapists, counselors, psychologists, and social workers offer internet-based mental healthcare in Florence, SC. To learn more about a therapist, open their profile to read about their experience and areas of expertise.

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Jessica Milosky

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My journey as a therapist started in 2008 when I began my graduate work at Cairn University. I graduated in 2012 and began working at the University Counseling Center and accumulating hours towards my license. Throughout the next several years I split my time between private practice and doing assessments at the psychiatric hospital. Between these two venues I was privileged to participate in providing the full range of mental health services available within the community and worked with people from all walks of life and levels of need. Over the last 9 years I have worked helped individuals and families deal with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, relationship concerns, and stress management. I've walked with people through times of crisis, job searches, and stage of life transitions. In particular, I know first hand the burden families face when a loved one is chronically ill and how to help people navigate through those challenges. My approach to therapy utilizes practices from a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic interventions along with mind-body techniques. I have a strong passion for integrative medicine and therefore consider all aspects of a person’s life pertinent to their wellbeing. Each person is a unique and therefore every person requires a unique approach tailored just for them. I can be a strong voice, inserting direct feedback and challenge or I can gently assist and guide you to find your way. I am here to laugh, cry, strive, and fight with you. My joy is to see people discover more of their true self, to overcome personal obstacles, and to learn contentment in the midst of unpredictable life trials. I am grateful for every opportunity that I am given to share in another's journey of life.

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Stephanie Beattie

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Glad you are here! Sometimes, taking that first step reaching out for a listening ear can be the most challenging. So pat yourself on the back in accomplishing that step. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of SC. I have over 18 years experience working with people from all walks of life, different backgrounds, ages and preferences. My experience includes work with mental health issues , family relationships, drug and alcohol concerns, and LGBTQ+. I provide a non judgmental, respectful, relaxing and caring atmosphere, where you can feel safe in sharing the challenges and emotions you are experiencing. If you are ready to continue taking steps forward, I am here to assist you in developing that 'road map' for change. I look forward to working with you.

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Jennifer Eklund

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LISW-CP,CDP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefADHD
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, My name is Jennifer and I received my master's degree from The Ohio State University and my undergraduate degree from West Virginia University. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker- Clinical Practitioner (LISW-CP) who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, I will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychotherapy. An Integrated approach can be utilized as well. I have been a social worker for more than 12 years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. I have worked in various settings ranging from family and adolescents to hospice. I am known for being honest and direct, a good listener, caring, sensitive, and energetic. I approach issues from all perspectives to find the pros and cons. I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. A majority of my availability is in the evenings and on the weekends but I check messages at least once during each weekday. I know how hard it can be to find a counselor who you feel a connection with and I am looking forward to supporting you through this stage of your life.

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Denise Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina with over 23 years of experience working with teenagers and adults. I am also a Rostered Therapist for Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have provided services in an outpatient mental health clinic and a juvenile justice residential facility. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma and anger management. I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, non-judgement and compassion. My therapeutic approach combines client- centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy and a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. If you don’t see an available slot on my calendar, please send me a message so that we can schedule accordingly. I look forward to working with you!

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Maria Gaum

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor, currently licensed in West Virginia and South Carolina, with 10 years of clinical work experience in both intensive outpatient group therapy and individual therapy with adults with serious mental health diagnoses to develop and improve coping skills to manage life- and mental health related stressors. I work with clients to improve skills to manage stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, history of adverse childhood experiences and attachment rupture. I am well versed in trauma therapy and in accompanying clients to come to terms with past trauma. I also work with clients to develop skills to cope with life changes such as loss of role, changes in health, and adjusting to developmental stages in adult life. I have experienced and seen the benefits of a warm therapeutic relationship in creating change in clients, and the importance of engaging clients to recognize their existing strengths and skills that can be applied to manage stressors, overcome challenges, and to improve quality of life. I use a variety of theoretical treatment approaches as it fits the client - no one theory fits all. I will work with you to develop a therapeutic language that resonates with you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and you have taken that first step! I am looking forward to work with you!

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Jason Belcourt

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Jason Belcourt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and South Carolina with ten years of professional work experience. In my years of practicing, I have helped individuals overcome depression and anxiety allowing them to live healthy and more fulfilling lives. I have supported and helped individuals navigate through the deep and stormy waters of grief and loss. Further, I have assisted individuals in developing skills and lifestyles that assist them in effectively managing stress, increasing self-confidence and motivation, and help individuals develop a healthy and balanced sense of self-worth and self-esteem. A shout out to all parents who may be struggling with parenting! I bet there are times when you wish that your child came into this world with their own personality and temperament manuals and parenting strategies to address unwanted behaviors. Unfortunately, they do not! I have experience assisting parents in honing their parenting skills and improving the parent-child relationship. Are you ready to grow and live to your fullest potential? I have a passion for helping individuals tap into their strengths so that they can overcome their challenges. I am committed to walking alongside you as you take courageous steps along your personal path to healing. I want you to know that I am here to help, and I pledge to listen, validate, support, challenge, and empower you to achieve your goals in a safe and caring counseling experience.

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Resa Sandora

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesADHD
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Indiana and South Carolina with 30 years of professional work experience. My life has gone thru lots of changes and adjustments, just like you, where we need to adjust our sails to survive the storms of life. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, or other form of diversity. 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 taking that journey.

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Rose Yeagley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been a therapist for about 9 years and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in South Carolina. I spent many years specializing in treating substance use issues and am certified at the state and national levels. I also have many years of experience helping people cope with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, financial issues, ADHD, and other areas of concern. The way I approach therapy is based on each patient's individual needs. I often use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and focus on helping patients to see/think about things in realistic-but-healthy ways to help them feel better and make healthier choices. Everything is figureoutable and we will work together to guide you toward a happy, healthy life! Therapy with me is collaborative, supportive, challenging, and judgement-free. I understand that change can be uncomfortable and even scary, but I will be here to help you along the way. You made a huge step in a healthy direction by signing up for therapy and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Timothy Hughes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

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Elizabeth Chambers

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

I am licensed in Michigan and South Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related 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. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Florence

Finding the best therapist close by in Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence. 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 Florence, 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Florence 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 Florence, elsewhere in Florence, 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Florence, 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Florence 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.

Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 29501 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 Florence counselor?

Before seeing your Florence 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 Florence.

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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence, 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.

Florence 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.

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29501, 29502, 29503, 29504, 29505, 29506

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