Catholic Counselors in South Carolina

Stress, depression, and anxiety in on the rise in the lives of young people. Navigating the pandemic, facing significant life changes, and any number of social factors can greatly influence mental health and overall wellbeing. Here is a list of professional practitioners in South Carolina that offer faith-based emotional & mental support from a Catholic perspective. When choosing a counselor or therapist, it is important to consider the cost, insurance coverage, area of specialization, and virtual/remote options for sessions.

Please note that this is not a guarantee that one of these counselors will be the best for you, but this is a place to start when looking for support and healing.

Know that you are in our prayers as you continue on this journey!

Louisa Storen
Diocese of Charleston, Victim Assistance Manager
Office: 843-418-1103
Emergencies: 800-921-8122

John Karabees, LPCA
Licensed Counselor (Moncks Corner)
Wellspring Behavioral Health
Phone: 843-809-4339

John Joseph Delany, LPC
Licensed Counselor
Epworth Center for Counseling (Columbia)
Phone: 864-381-8879

Zach Dorsch, LPC
Licensed Counselor
Prisma Health Counseling (Columbia)
Phone: 803-296-5879

Irene Lagan Chambers, MS, LPC
Licensed Counselor
Core Counseling (Charleston)
Phone: 843-628-8864

Dorothy Whalen, MSW, LISW – CP
Licensed Independent Social Worker
Caritas Counseling Services (Greenville)
Phone: 864-679-4122

Deacon David A. Kahn, PhD, LPC, LPC/S
President of the South Carolina Clinical Mental Health Counselors Association
The Counseling Center of Florence, LLC (Florence)
Phone: (843) 673-0054

Patricia Little, MA, LPC
Licensed Counselor
Columbia Psychiatric Associates (Columbia)
Phone: 803-779-7500

Barbara Umpleby
Marriage, Family, and Individual Therapy
St. Michael’s Catholic Church (Myrtle Beach)
Phone: 609-422-6855

Let us not forget that, along with the indispensable psychological counseling, which is useful and effective, Jesus’ words also help. It comes to my mind and heart: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Let us pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.

-Pope Francis prayer intention for the month of November 2021