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Christian Gibson

Offering therapy in SC
License: Ed.S., NCC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hey! I'm glad you took the time to see if I'm the right fit for you! I hope that I will be able to provide a space for you that allows you to feel comfortable, open, and encourages growth. I hold my Master's and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling and Human Systems in 2014 from Florida State University's College of Education. I hold my National Counselor Certification (NCC) as well as being a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been counseling for over 4 years. The majority of my counseling work has has allowed me to serve a range of clients from all age ranges and with all with various different cultural backgrounds to include the LGBTQ+ community. Specific concerns I have assisted individuals with are as follows: anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, and grief. I integrate different evidenced based practices in my approach to counseling to include: Reality Based Therapy, Cognitive behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy all with a person centered approach. As of late I have also been utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It is always an honor and a privilege to work with someone who allows me to assist them during this journey we call life.

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Donna Cummings

Offering therapy in SC
License: LPC, LCASA
AddictionsFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
5 years of experience

Hello! My name is Donna Cummings and a I am Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. I received my Master's Degree in 2015, after having worked in the mental health field for 9 years. I have experience working with addiction issues, depression, anxiety, building life skills, and promoting self esteem, self compassion, and other self worth behaviors. I utilized Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy. I believe in providing support, compassion, and therapies, as well as understanding diversity and cultural awareness in assisting my clients in reaching your life goals. I also provide life coaching to clients who do not feel they need therapy, just someone to talk to and work on life skills and other topics. I began my career in mental health after realizing the lack of mental health services available in my community. I feel that there is a need and that everyone deserves to be able to access these services that can enhance their daily living activities and self care. I also feel that there needs to be a move towards normalizing counseling and removing the stigma historically associated with counseling . I will provide a confidential and nonjudgmental setting to assist you in moving towards your goals. I look forward to working with you.

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Crystal Berry

Offering therapy in SC
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

My clients are often dealing with symptoms associated with trauma. This may include domestic violence, marital issues, life changes, and other events. They are depressed, anxious, and unsure of where to turn. With the aid of coping skills, knowledge, and self-awareness, these symptoms can be alleviated and allow you to be your most authentic self. Many clients have goals that they wish to achieve and I work with them to accomplish those goals. Through talk therapy and proven techniques, we can work together to address any issues you are experiencing. I work with clients of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations in a non-judgmental and safe environment. With a background in trauma, I can help you alleviate symptoms associated with PTSD, depression, and anxiety; in addition to other difficulties you are encountering. As a strengths-based counselor with multi-cultural counseling experience, I am committed to assisting all clients with achieving personal goals and resolving issues in order to improve their quality of life. All individuals deserve the best life possible, and I believe that mental health is the foundation for that.

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Susan Kelly-Lowery

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina with 5 years of experience. I graduated from Capella University with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling . I have provided counseling services in both a school and outpatient mental health clinic addressing both mental health, parent/child relationship issues, and substance abuse/addictions needs of clients. My primary therapy orientation is both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Through these therapy models I strive to build a caring, warm, collaborative relationship with clients which is built on the foundation of respect for who you are and where you are in your life. Through the counseling relationship we will work to achieve your identified life goals. Barriers and challenges come in all forms, the key is to accept and embrace the timing of change and allow for growth and improvement in your life. My experience includes treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, substance use/addictions, life skills, mindfulness/coping skills, parenting issues/concerns and stage of life changes. Counseling is a journey that beings with learning about you the client and how I can assist you. If you are ready to take the next step; it will be a honor to be a part of your journey.

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Jennifer Beaujon

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorder
7 years of experience

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

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Dr. Connell Anthony

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I believe 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Lucretia Collins

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
31 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 31 years of experience as a counselor and Board Certified Music Therapist. Whatever challenges you are facing, I would be honored to journey with you. I believe in treating everyone with respect, with no judgment, 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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Chad Miller

Offering therapy in SC
Family conflictsADHD
10 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts & concentration, memory and focus (ADHD). 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 My aim is to help you aspire to reach to the stars!

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Savanna Jones

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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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Roslyn Rice

Offering therapy in SC
License: LPC,MEd
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Welcome to Better Help! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Virginia with experience working as a therapist with community mental health and in private practice. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual). The majority of my counseling experience has been working with clients who experience a wide range of concerns including mood disorders (depression, anxiety), relationship issues, life transitions, and parenting concerns. I also help many people who have experienced trauma or emotional abuse. I believe that with the proper supports and a growth mindset, we each can realize our potential and fulfill our purpose. Since each person’s experiences are unique, I utilize a person-centered, integrated approach which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Mindfulness-Based and Strengths-Based approaches; and Motivational Interviewing. My focus is to help each individual heal, energize, and become aware of inner strengths by providing a neutral safe space, listening to concerns, and customizing a treatment plan to help individuals meet therapeutic goals. I promise to be accountable and accessible by creating a therapeutic environment that is welcoming to all identities. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Lowndesville

Finding the best therapist close by in Lowndesville 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Lowndesville. 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 Lowndesville, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Lowndesville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Lowndesville 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 Lowndesville, elsewhere in Abbeville, 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 Lowndesville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lowndesville 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 Lowndesville 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 Lowndesville 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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 Lowndesville, 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 as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Lowndesville 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 Lowndesville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Lowndesville 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 Lowndesville 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 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Lowndesville 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 lot of people in SC, providers 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 29659 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Lowndesville 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

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. A Lowndesville 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 Lowndesville, 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.

Lowndesville 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

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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 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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