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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in South Carolina

Mental Health Crisis Response in South Carolina

SC Access has listed out your resources by geography, here. There are local crisis response hotlines throughout South Carolina, and you can find the one nearest you by visiting this link. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in South Carolina

South Carolina currently ranks 43rd in the United States for mental healthcare. The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH) is responsible for the reformation of their current mental healthcare system, and for providing the resources necessary to build resilience within their communities. The DMH determines the standard of care that all South Carolina residents can expect when they seek treatment from a licensed counselor or therapist; all providers and facilities are accredited by their respective accreditation groups. The DMH is working to improve accessibility in all phases of mental illness, from prevention, to treatment and recovery. By staying committed to delivering quality care to all, the DMH’s goal is to ensure that all residents have access to the resources that promote their well-being and are afforded opportunities to prosper. This includes access to therapists, psychologists, and counselors throughout the state.

Currently, the Department of Mental Health operates 16 community-based outpatient mental health centers, clinics within each of the 46 counties, and three licensed hospitals (one of which is specifically for substance abuse treatment). Additionally, the DMH operates four nursing homes - three of which are dedicated to veterans, a Forensics Program, and a Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program. These institutions serve 100,000 patients each year, 30% of which are children. DMH services are open to all, regardless of ability to pay.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse, call the 24/7 Free Addiction Helpline at 1-866-520-2708

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI South Carolina

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in South Carolina, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in South Carolina

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Katie Leikam
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We can discuss your gender identity and sexuality, anxiety, relationship stress, challenges with autism and gender identity and religious trauma from a strict religious home. We can complete WPATH letters of support for gender surgery and hormones.


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Together, we will:

We can discuss your gender identity and sexuality, anxiety, relationship stress, challenges with autism and gender identity and religious trauma from a strict religious home. We can complete WPATH letters of support for gender surgery and hormones.

Something to know about my approach is:

People tell me I am LGBTQ and transgender affirming, direct, empathic and I allow clients to find solutions to their concerns. I believe my client's identity above all else.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Breakups
  • Conscious Uncoupling
  • FTM Identity
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Gender Transition
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • MTF Identity
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Religious Identity
  • Religious Trauma
  • Social Anxiety
  • Transgender Issues
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Katie Leikam remote and phone therapy in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
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Linda Wolf
Together, we will:

We will make personal discoveries to find out what drives you and what has brought you to this moment in time. We will better understand our way of thinking and how that drives our emotions and behavior.


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Together, we will:

We will make personal discoveries to find out what drives you and what has brought you to this moment in time. We will better understand our way of thinking and how that drives our emotions and behavior.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am person centered and I focus on your needs, because everyone needs to develop, grow and learn at their own pace.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Individual Issues
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Linda Wolf remote and phone therapy in South Carolina
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Keysha Reynolds
Together, we will:

My goal is to provide you with the tools you need in order to be your best self and help you to regain control over your body and thoughts. Self care is also of great focus in our work together.


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Picture of Keysha Reynolds, therapist in North Carolina, South Carolina
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My goal is to provide you with the tools you need in order to be your best self and help you to regain control over your body and thoughts. Self care is also of great focus in our work together.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is holistic, eclectic, and customized based on your specific set of circumstances. I am here to help in the least restrictive, where we can be comfortable building the much needed rapport to have the best therapeutic relationship.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Marriage
  • Mindfulness meditation and spirituality
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
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Keysha Reynolds remote and phone therapy in North Carolina, South Carolina
Picture of Erica  Mcneil, therapist in North Carolina, South Carolina
Erica Mcneil
Together, we will:

Explore your world. Identify problems and research solutions to create a healthier you. Let's begin this exciting journey today!


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Picture of Erica  Mcneil, therapist in North Carolina, South Carolina
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Together, we will:

Explore your world. Identify problems and research solutions to create a healthier you. Let's begin this exciting journey today!

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a non traditional approach. I offer boat therapy, walk and talk therapy, virtual visits and more

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Multiple Personalities
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
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Erica  Mcneil remote and phone therapy in North Carolina, South Carolina
Picture of Shanta Johnson, therapist in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
Shanta Johnson
Together, we will:

discuss challenges, strengths, current behaviors that are not beneficial, and how to effectively make lasting change


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Picture of Shanta Johnson, therapist in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
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Together, we will:

discuss challenges, strengths, current behaviors that are not beneficial, and how to effectively make lasting change

Something to know about my approach is:

Reflective Counseling Services, PLLC provides a listening ear to determine your desires to live your best life. We will discuss your current thought patterns, how to change them, and utilize your strengths to move forward.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Isolation
  • Life Transitions
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
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Shanta Johnson remote and phone therapy in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia