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Ruth Dombrowski

Offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LISW/DCSW/LCSW,CACII,AASECT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTIntimacy-related issuesDepression
26 years of experience as a therapist

Times are tough. People aren’t. The stress and frustration of our modern times can take their toll. Our world and culture is changing, leaving us confused and worried. Families are under stress, couples are on edge, and health problems arise. Unhealthy release valves, whether it’s food, substance use disorders or process addictions can take hold of your life. Anger escalates. Before you know it you’re caught in a downward spiral, but seeking help can offer an alternative path. I can help you change old patterns of thinking, find pathways to healing and forgiveness, and learn how to live in the moment using methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and other strategies to meet you needs. You don’t have to wait until you life is spiraling out of control. Accessible counseling is available today.

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Kristina Bell

Offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CAMS
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Kristina and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over five years of experience providing therapy services. I have worked for several public agencies providing social work services, school-based mental health services, community mental health services, & now private practice. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship challenges. I was born & raised in Charleston, South Carolina. I received my undergraduate degree in Sociology at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina & a Masters degree in Counseling at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. My theoretical orientation is eclectic, as I integrate various techniques to benefit each individual client. The majority of my work has focused on working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional disorder, and family/relationship issues. My areas of practice/specialization are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, & Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy spending time with my husband & family, exercising, reading, & traveling.

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Matthew Kiefer

Offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LCMHC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Utah and South Carolina with over 15 years of experience working in mental health as a counselor and youth mentor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse as well as early childhood attachment issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive, but also very playful and encouraging. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines CBT, DBT, play therapy, humanistic, psychoanalytic and art. I will adjust and modify the treatment dialog to your unique and special needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Thank you and I look forward to working with you!

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Kimberly Bales

Offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction counselor in South Carolina with over 22 years of experience working as a mental health counselor and 16 years working as an addiction counselor. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Master's degree in Counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and stress due to life changes. I have provided therapy with children and adults in many different settings including schools, inpatient hospital, outpatient mental health clinic, home-based treatment, crisis intervention unit, and addiction treatment offices. You will be treated with respect, genuineness, warmth, and compassion in a safe and supportive environment. Therapies and techniques used are based on your individual circumstances and personality. I use theory and techniques from Client-Centered, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Psycho-education, and Brief Solution-Focused therapies. Different therapies and techniques may be combined for the most effective treatment results. My primary focus is to assist you in gaining self-awareness and identifying new sources of hope & strength, which are crucial parts of your journey and the foundation for a new beginning. If you are ready to begin your new journey, I am here to walk with you and help you find your authentic self and reach the goal of living your most fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!

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Rhonda Cox

Offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, CAC_III, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and thank you so much for taking the 1st step in enhancing your life, it takes much courage to be here! There are a few things you may want to know about my approach, along with those things you may inquire on about the person they will be trusting while you embark on your journey to better health. I have been practicing mental health since 1999 from a psychiatric units, out patient community mental health centers and actively in practice from my solely owned private office (established 2013). After being a non-traditional student (started higher education later in life) I have enjoyed this 20 year experience of support encouragement and gentle guidance through non-judgmental, unbiased care. With my range of experience and diversity of clientele, It has been my pleasure to witness the positive outcomes clients have had through the practices of; CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and Client Centered therapy all of which are evidenced based best outcome practices. In working with my clients I have had the thrill to watch them grow, develop, and enhance their lives and on occasion, return for fine-tuning. It's exciting when treatment goals are achieved and life improves - I invite you to be part of the process of either enhancing your life or perhaps creating a new life that is stronger and more bold with grace, confidence and direction.

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Gaye Allen-Cook

Offering therapy in SC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
22 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Patrick Barrett

Offering therapy in SC
AddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina with 12 years of professional experience. Some of the topics we may address in therapy include managing stress and anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol addictions, anger management, motivation, and self-esteem issues. I believe that we all have areas where we can learn from one another as well as areas to work on each day to try and improve ourselves. Therapy can be a wonderful place to learn and improve, and I am here to support you in that process.

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Amy Frisch

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New York with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Colisha Frasier

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
26 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Paige Bond

Offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMFT
LGBTRelationship issuesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Paige Bond. I go by She/Her pronouns and am a white cisgender neurodivergent woman. I want to use this page to tell you a little bit more about me so that you are sure I am the right fit counselor for you! *My regular working hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00am- 4:00pm EST. Available for Live Chat sessions LATER than posted availability. I do my best to respond to messages 1x per day.* I help folx experiencing relationship anxiety and who are in or navigating sexually alternative lifestyles get the DREAM relationship they want but just need a lil guidance. That’s where I come in! I help my clients find balance, playfulness, and fulfillment in their relationships by teaching them practical tools to use in everyday interactions so they can bridge the gap with the ones they love most. When people start coming into therapy hashing out a new problem every week, it can seemingly take forever for resolutions to unfold. It's not exactly the express lane to problem-solving if you catch my drift. You need something more so you can take action. I take a different approach by offering ACCELERATED RESOLUTION THERAPY along with giving practical tools and exercises for you to use before, during, and after our sessions. First, we’ll assess the cracks in your foundation and get a sense of what your DREAM relationship looks like so we have some direction of where to go. Then, we’ll work on making repairs for built up disconnections from unresolved conflict. After working together, you’ll have the skills to handle real conflicts with a partner when insecurity shows up so you can reconnect with intention and be authentically you. I’m a sex-positive therapist here to let your unique expression of living relationally SHINE. I tend to work with folx who might identify as kinky, polyamorous, non-monogamous, be a sex worker, or part of the LGBTQIA+ community. My training in the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Relational Life Therapy, and the Institute for Relational Intimacy gives away my obsession for learning how to create long lasting and healthy relationships. My training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) can help you get relief from stress and painful experiences that are impacting you today. Why might an Accelerated Resolution Therapy be helpful? I’m a big believer in regular online talk therapy as much as the next therapist, but that can be proven tough to be efficient for some situations, specifically with stressful events or trauma. When starting traditional therapy, you can spend the first 4-6 sessions just getting to know each other, the situation, and forming goals for treatment. Some people drop out of traditional talk therapy early on because they feel like it isn’t working and progress is too slow. With ART, you can see results as soon as the first session. I love to offer short term-solution focused therapy and have a schedule that fluctuates in availability every couple months to honor flexibility for me and my clients.

How to find counseling in Inman

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 Inman, elsewhere in Spartanburg, or in the greater state of South Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Inman 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 Inman 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 Inman 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).

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

Therapists in Inman, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a 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 professional, including the therapists in Inman 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 Inman 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?

BetterHelp's verified Inman 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:

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 Inman 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?

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

Inman 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 Inman 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 Inman 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 29349 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 Inman counselor?

Before seeing your 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 Inman.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist 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 Inman 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 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 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 professional 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 Inman, 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.

Inman 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?

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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

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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