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Columbia Therapy – Counselors, Mental Health Services in South Carolina

We all face many challenges in life. We hit unexpected twists and turns in our plans. Our children struggle with things that seemed unimaginable when we were younger. The world becomes lonely and unpredictable. When you need a helping hand, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, Thriveworks Counseling Providers can be the calm in your storm. We spend time on our physical health, our financial health, and so many other areas of life. Why should our mental and emotional health be any different? When you decide to connect with a Thriveworks Counseling Provider, you are taking the first step in creating the life you really want and need.

You may feel hesitation or embarrassment at the thought of discussing your issue with one of our providers. This is common, but completely unnecessary. Thriveworks Columbia Counseling Providers are experienced professional. They will not be shocked about anything that you present to us. We have the expertise and knowledge to help you define your issue, create a plan of success, and help implement and monitor that success along the way. It would be our honor to journey with you on this process.

Why Seek Coaching or Counseling?

If you are seeking therapy or counseling, the reason may be very serious and traumatic, or it may be simply in pursuit of career or life coaching. Whatever you are facing, we have a Thriveworks Counseling Provider than can meet this need. Our lives have many problems and issues on a daily basis. Trouble in our relationships, our career, with our children, or in our extended family, are very common. We are all flawed individuals, and our issues multiply when we are together. When you connect with a Thriveworks Columbia Counseling provider, we can help diagnose the problems you are facing.

The reasons that individuals, families, and couples seek therapy or counseling are unique and individualized in every situation. If you are dealing with a mental health issue, such as depression or anxiety, this may be impairing your ability to function normally in daily life. On the other hand, in coaching, people are looking to achieve more and make their goals and dreams a reality. They may be simply looking for a short pause button during their week in which to regroup.

People of all ages can benefit from speaking with a coach or counselor, from the very young to the very mature. We can match you with a Thriveworks Counseling Provider that meets your needs. It may not be an easy decision, but it is a very important and meaningful decision.

Reasons to pursue counseling may include:

  • Anxiety issues
  • Sexual issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Career coaching
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Grief counseling
  • Problems with a child
  • Stress management
  • Divorce recovery
  • Anger management
  • Addiction issues
  • Life coaching
  • Life transitions such as divorce or loss of a job

This is by no means an exhaustive list. When you read through it, perhaps you were able to identify the issue that you are facing immediately. Or perhaps you did not see your personal problem and feel discouraged. There is no need to feel this way. The problems we deal with on a daily basis may be so complicated, unique, and personal, it is difficult to sum them up into a bullet point or a few words. Every human is unique, as are their problems. We can put you into contact with a Thriveworks Columbia Counseling Provider that has experience dealing with your unique area of need. We will match you with the perfect provider.

When a Loved One Needs Help

When we have children, we never imagine that there will be times when we question everything we know about parenting. Slammed doors, screaming matches, lies, late nights; some of these things are normal in the teenage years, but they can also indicate a serious problem. In today’s society, young people are dealing with many stressors and temptations. Drugs, social media peer pressure, college and career plans; sometimes if it helpful to have a listening ear other than a parent. A Thriveworks Counseling Provider may be able to reach your child or teenager in a way you cannot as a parent. If you, as a parent or caregiver, has a feeling something might be wrong, do not ignore that instinct. Teenagers may simply need a listening ear, or they may be in serious trouble.

When children are in crisis, they are often unable to speak up for themselves, and are unaware that counseling is even an option. If a child has suffered a trauma or been a victim, it can be very difficult to get him or her to open up and express their feelings. Thriveworks Counseling Providers are experts in being able to reach a child that is uncommunicative. We can partner with the whole family, and help each person feel their worth and identify their areas of need and attention.

If you have a loved one that is struggling with addiction or substance abuse, your life can become very lonely and challenging. You have worked with your loved one, giving so much to helping your spouse or partner conquer this problem. But at some point, you have run out of resources. When an addict or someone in serious trouble is ready to have professional help, you want to be able to direct them to reliable, trustworth help. Thriveworks Columbia Counseling Providers can be that answer.

We have all heard the sad statistics on the stability of marriage. If your relationship or marriage is in trouble, we also have providers ready to help in this area. Long standing communication difficulties can be deadly for a relationship, and Thriveworks Counseling Providers can help you create a new reality where each person is heard and understood. We can address each partner’s fears, needs, and misunderstandings. Thriveworks Columbia Counseling Providers are experts in repairing relationships, and can help yours begin this process.

Why Choose Thriveworks Columbia Counseling Providers?

Thriveworks Counseling in Columbia are ready to help. Whether you are seeking help for your child, your marriage, your relationship, or your career, we can connect you with trained professionals who are ready to help you improve your life. You have waited long enough to make the needed changes in your life. When you have had enough, make that call.

We know that seeking counseling is an important decision, and we want to be ready when you are ready to make a change in your life. We pride ourselves on not operating with a waiting list. In most cases, we can pair you with a Thriveworks Counseling provider within 24 hours. How long have you waited to reach out for help? Why wait a moment longer?

There is a lot of information available on counseling and mental health care. It can be overwhelming, and difficult to sift through all of the options and make an informed decision. Thriveworks Counseling Providers in Columbia are leaders in their field, ready to get to work for you. There is no need to look any further. You exercise, try to eat right, attend annual physicals, take your vitamins. Why not give some attention to your mental and emotional health?

Call Thriveworks Counseling Providers in Columbia, and we will connect you with a coach or counselor. This person will help you discover and understand your goals for coaching or counseling, and will journey with you in creating the life you really want. We will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and create a plan for improvement and assessment. It would be our honor to walk with you on this journey of healing and growth.

Call Thriveworks Counseling today to get started. Let’s get to work.

Services we offer:

  • Counseling
  • Relationship
  • Career
  • Family
  • Money​
  • Balance
  • Health
  • Adult Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Geriatric Therapy
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ODD

  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Life Skills
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Transgender issues
  • Couples therapy
  • Sexual identity
  • Premarital
  • Sex Therapy
  • Career Consulting
  • Navigating Office Dynamics
  • Career Coaching
  • Strategies for balancing Work , Life, and Family

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Management Skills
  • Team Building
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Mid Career Consultations
  • Assessments
  • Initial Clinical Interview
  • Academic and Intellectual Functioning
  • Cognitive
  • Personality
  • Psychological
  • Behavioral

Thriveworks Counseling
2805 Millwood Ave.
Columbia, SC 29205

Tel : (803) 234-8596

Mon-Fri: 8AM-9PM
Sat-Sun: 8AM-5PM

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ho you are going to see you will be cared for. Accountability and commitment to helping you move forward with whatever issues you face is where they shine. They listen, they care, they help you set small goals and they help give you the tools you need succeed with your goal. Couldn't ask for a better set up and a great location!

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