A therapist in North Charleston, SC, can help you work through many of life’s challenges. If you need psychiatry services or are interested in learning more about medication, talking to a local in-person provider may be a good choice, but there are more counseling options to consider. 

BetterHelp is an online platform that can make therapy more flexible and accessible. With BetterHelp, you attend sessions from the comfort of your home at a time that fits your schedule. Some providers may even offer evening and weekend appointments, and you can change providers at any time for no additional fee until you find the right therapist for you. 

Therapy can help you manage the symptoms of mental health conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, depression, or anxiety. You can also speak to a therapist to get compassionate care and support for a number of challenges, including the effects of childhood trauma or other past experiences, low self-esteem, or a lack of motivation.

If you’re going through a challenging life transition or managing conflicts with family members, talk to a professional who can provide effective therapy services to help you make a positive change and lead a more fulfilling life. Connect with a North Charleston-based therapist below to learn more.

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Maxine Brown-Sartor

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 skills, and self-esteem. Being a mom of a child with special needs helps in my understanding of the frustration that these children with special needs and their parents face daily. As a client-focused therapist who works with teens and adults of various ages, I believe in listening attentively to my clients and assisting them in finding their solutions to their issues. I feel that we all have the power to transform ourselves by learning ways to change our negative thoughts and actions into positive thoughts and actions. I encourage my clients to use techniques such as positive self-talk, mindfulness and journaling to help facilitate these changes. Because clients have to be willing to put in the work towards healing, I remind them of that by modeling and illustrating these techniques for them. I will provide an environment that is not judgmental with understanding. I will also evaluate clients for any type of self-harm behaviors. I understand that sometimes clients just need to talk, to feel understood and know that it is okay not feel okay. This is especially crucial for individuals to realize in these times because of the pandemic, which has more people dealing with depression, trying to find a balance in life, and re-examining their place in this world.

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Regina Poole

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience dedicated to helping individuals navigate their mental health challenges. My therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, ensuring that you receive the most effective and personalized care possible. My methodology primarily involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Grief Counseling. I also integrate elements of Trauma-Focused Therapy to support clients dealing with past traumatic experiences. For those seeking rapid solutions, I employ Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, which emphasizes practical and immediate strategies. Additionally, I incorporate Mindfulness techniques to enhance self-awareness and emotional regulation. This client-centered, dynamic approach allows me to adapt to each individual’s unique needs, promoting healing and personal growth. I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University, specializing in Mental Health Counseling. My career spans over a decade, having worked in diverse clinical settings, including private practice, community mental health centers, and hospital environments. I have undergone extensive training in trauma-focused therapies and am certified in Evidence-Based Therapies and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. I am committed to continuous learning and stay updated on the latest research and developments in the field of mental health. Choosing the right therapist is a crucial step towards your mental well-being. With a wealth of experience and a compassionate, client-focused approach, I am dedicated to supporting you through your journey to better mental health. Whether you are dealing with grief, trauma, anxiety, or looking for practical solutions to life's challenges, I am here to help you find the path forward. I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your mental health goals.

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Courtney Dunbaker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger management
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina as both a professional counselor (LPC) and as an addiction counselor (LAC). Since earning an advanced graduate degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling from the University of South Carolina in 2013, I have worked with adults of all ages, college students through senior adults. My clinical experience includes assessing and treating anxiety, addiction, anger management, relationship issues and various other mental health needs. I have counseled clients individually, in groups and as couples and families. My goal is to help clients navigate life in a more positive and fulfilling manner. I strive to offer a safe and nurturing environment for all of my clients, providing a non-judgmental atmosphere. I will work collaboratively with you to identify and meet your goals.

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Jarene Moore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): NCC,LPC,LPC/S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Counselor Supervisor (LPC/S) in South Carolina, and a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maine. I currently have 40 years in the field. My mission is to help you achieve your optimal functioning and direction in life. I want you to realize your tremendous potential, and celebrate the wonderful possibilities your life holds. If you are going through a period of transition or loss, dealing with feelings of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, or relationship concerns, you have the opportunity for growth and fulfillment. It is not easy to ask for help, but taking this important step will give you the tools, information and resources to thrive. I will help you tap into your key strengths, and overcome obstacles. We will explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors that contribute to distress and dissatisfaction (mental, physical and emotional distress provide important clues). Positive change occurs by practicing new skills with awareness and encouragement. You will become your own best detective and advocate over time. You will also come to appreciate your unique contribution to others.

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Derrick Fowler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with addictions. 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. 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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Cassondra DeLuce

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Cassie and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 4 years of experience working in the hospital setting working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. I earned my Master of Social Work from The University of South Carolina in 2018. Prior to that I completed my bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a minor in children and families from Johnson and Wales University in Providence RI. I have extensive training and expertise working with eating disorders and providing Emotion-Focused Family Therapy and Family-Based Therapy in a higher level of care setting and outpatient setting. I also have training and expertise working with children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with OCD, body image, crisis management, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, depression, behavioral regulation difficulties, and trauma. I believe in meeting the family and individual client where they are at and utilizing a mixture of approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and cognitive processing therapy. I hope to provide an empathetic and open environment for clients to get the support they need.

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William Perks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
36 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES can be found on various dedicated Facebook pages based on the topic and on my own YouTube channel for access by clients. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: I am skilled at guiding individuals and couples through a review of • thoughts and behaviors, • history and anticipation, • beliefs and misconceptions, • values and choices, and • goals and objectives toward an increased awareness of options, needs, resources, and results. The application of such knowledge about oneself can lead to choices that are more likely to be experienced as effective, productive, healthier, and rewarding. To provide space for a more structured option I have removed other descriptive information on my profile. That information is readily shared once a client makes a commitment to explore my qualification, style, specializations, and approach before and during the first session, which in part is an interview by the client of myself as a professional of potential selection. PLEASE NOTE In addition to the next section of SPECIAL OFFERING - See the last portions of my profile > DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE, > PERSONAL POWER, and > THE PROCESS. A SPECIAL OFFERING of Structure and Focus for an eight-session intensive experience yielding optimized value for your investment of financial resources, of time, of energy, and of attention. Near the end of each month a different Special Offer program is highlighted. This one is offered this last week of September and during October. This program is called "I AM READY" for clients who want an infusion of information, activities, skills and tools, related to their given focus. One can choose to stop at the end of four sessions (Part 1) or sooner if the match of myself as a professional and with you does not feel like a good-enough fit. The goal of the eight-session infusion is to prepare you to move forward with or without a counselor. The infusion offers education, tools, techniques, for more effective coping skills and healthier self-care behaviors - while identifying and naming the critical issues that warrant attention as a pathway to: • increase and apply awareness, • reduce personal barriers or situational roadblocks, • enhance coping and action strategies, • broaden perspectives, • deepen understanding, • emphasize strengths and assets, • develop personal confidence and efficacy, • highlight existing assets and resources, toward the outcomes of • increased gratification, gratitude, desired results, • an orientation of where you are at this time in your life, or regarding certain issues, • a process of defining your goals and objectives, and • a measurable clarity of options related to self-care, coping, direction, and resources. You are not obligated to continue after the fourth session, or even the first session, if there does not seem to be a good fit of my professional style and methods with your expectations, needs and goals. Each client’s feedback is requested during or after each session to assure that I am on course with your goals and needs. Requirements: individuals and couples who can relate to the meaning and desire to improve or integrate the concepts listed below. The “I AM READY” timeframe of 8 weekly sessions (Parts 1 and 2) is designed for people who are ready to engage in the process and participate in what is needed for effective outcomes. Here are some concepts that represent the initials of I AM READY. I – Initiative, Intelligence, Insight, Intrinsic, Interpretation, Integrity, Innovative, Investment, Intention A – Ability, Acquisition, Attitude, Accurate, Action, Affirmation, Application M – Mindfulness, Meditation, Maturation, Meaning, Motivation, Mindset, Mentality, Method, Map R – Real-istic, Renew, Redefine, Relevant, Review, Replace, Rethink, Reason, Resourceful, Retain E – Education, Emotion, Energy, Enough, Expression, Experience, Explanation, Expectation, Evaluation A – Assessment, Access, Accentuate, Assess, Articulate, Attribute D – Determined, Dedicated, Decisive, Development, Daily, Dignity, Deliberation, Diverse, Depth, Durable Y – Why? YOUnique, Yield, YES!, YOU can DO this!, Your Goals. If you are ready to start and commit vs window shop or partially use your subscription due to missed or unscheduled appointments, then count to 10 as you assess your degree of readiness and motivation. Then decide if you are ready or not for the Part 1 - four sessions of assessment, support, and education as a foundation upon which the process will lead you through the subsequent four weeks and into the next chapter of your life. DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE and PERSPECTIVES • I have worked with people who struggled with an active addition or who were in recovery from one of the worst chapters of their lives. • I have listened to and supported clients who worked in blue-collar jobs and clients who worked in white-collar positions. • I have provided counsel and education to people who currently or had been employed on Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and in The White House. • Clients have also included those who have worked at various federal agencies: FBI, NASA, US Border Patrol, and the Secret Service, and active military personnel. • I’ve served clients who were first-responders or first-time parents. • I have guided teens who were in high school or transitioning to the experience of college-related demands. • I have been a bereavement counselor to survivors who faced the death (of various causes, anticipated and unexpected, which can result in “complicated bereavement”) - of a partner or spouse, - a parent, a sibling, a grandparent, - a child or a grandchild – both under legal age and as an adult-child. • I have supported people who have contended with invisible, chronic illness or pain, or who have had deteriorating health, and across different points in the lifespan. • I have been a privileged witness to the sacred, private lives of many people who survived adverse childhood experiences, • trauma as an adult, (military, domestic, and circumstantial: victimization, accidents, work-related or other accidents, hospital experiences, the death of a loved-one, witness a situation involving someone else safety, etc.), • and persons who have contended with gradual or sudden heartbreak and grief, • debilitating and diminishing consequential aspects of an anxiety disorder, • the suffering inherent with mood disorders (episodic or chronic in nature), • and the universal issues of being human combined with the developmental tasks required of continued growth and adjustment. • During college I worked at two summer-camps for four years (in MA and NJ) with people who had developmental disabilities, the under-privileged, and the very privileged. • And I have presented workshops at professional conferences and for agency trainings. PERSONAL POWER includes: 1. an awareness of making a series of choices, 2. resulting in executing a decision, and a direction, and 3. the application of knowing what is required for a desired outcome, with 4. the creative process of exploring or creating options. The PROCESS 1. MAKING A DECISION, 2. CHOOSING A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, 3. TAKING ACTION ON YOUR DECISION and CHOICE 4. ENGAGING IN THE PROCESS of • UNCERTAINTY, • STRUCTURE, • EDUCATION, • SUPPORT, and • ACTIVITIES for • Desired RESULTS. If you want to interview me during a first session, I can then send you more information about how I see my style and approach (eclectic with life-long learning). And if you decide to continue your search for a better fit with a therapist of your choosing, I genuinely endorse and support that path, by removing your connect to me if that be the case. If that would be your decision, I do ask that each client apply direct communication about intentions or needs so as to • “not fill a seat in my electronic waiting room” by clients who are undecided, • as evidenced by not making appointments, or not keeping appointments, • due to not being ready to start and follow-through, and thus, limiting access to my services of clients who are ready with a plan to begin the process. Please be aware that for each when a client who is passive, dormant, or • inconsistent in scheduling and keeping appointments, • there is a counter-productive influence on my availability to potential clients due to a place being taken on my roster of existing clients. You can choose to disconnect your affiliation with me in order to take action with another therapist and/or return when you are ready and able to engage consistently in the process and service for which you are paying a monthly subscription. Sincerely, Will Perks, MSW LICSW in West Virginia LCSW in Virginia LISW-CP in South Carolina Clinical Social Work licenses are pending in MD, CA and NY

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Kevin Daniels

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Meet Kevin, a licensed therapist providing compassionate care in South Carolina and Delaware. With expertise in guiding individuals, couples, and groups of all ages, Kevin welcomes clients from diverse communities, including those who identify as bisexual, blind, deaf, gay, HIV/AIDS allied, intersex, lesbian, non-binary, queer, sex worker allied, sex-positive/kink allied, single mothers, transgender allied, veterans, and individuals from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. Kevin is dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive space for all. Kevin holds a license to offer diverse therapeutic approaches, catering to individual preferences. From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to compassion-focused, Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Multicultural, Narrative, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology, Psychoanalytic, and Kevin's extensive toolkit ensures a person-centered approach. Kevin's personal experiences have profoundly influenced his path as a therapist, enabling him to forge meaningful connections with his clients. Humbly acknowledging, "I've been through some stuff," he brings relatability, humility, and a distinctive ability to guide individuals toward healing.

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Lottie Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Angela Quinn

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

I am licensed in Colorado, Georgia and South Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in North Charleston

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in North Charleston, 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 North Charleston 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 North Charleston 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 North Charleston 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 North Charleston 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 North Charleston 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 North Charleston?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a North Charleston 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.

North Charleston 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 North Charleston 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 North Charleston 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 29404 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 North Charleston counselor?

Before seeing your North Charleston 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 North Charleston.

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 North Charleston 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 North Charleston 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 North Charleston, 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.

North Charleston 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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A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of North Charleston.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in North Charleston:

29404, 29405, 29406, 29418, 29419, 29420, 29423, 29456, 29483, 29485

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