Our Counselors

Amanda Spriggs
Accepting:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amanda Spriggs, LPC

Amanda Spriggs received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and art therapy from Converse College in 2012. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy, from Appalachian State University in 2016. Amanda is licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina. She is also a National Certified Counselor. 

Amanda’s clinical journey includes her time spent interning and volunteering for the following: Children Shelter of the Upstate, various Level 3 and Level 4 residential programs for at-risk youth, nursing homes/memory care facilities, Camp Crinkleroot for children with special needs, and the horse therapy program at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. While she has worked with all ages, she specializes in and is passionate about treating children/adolescents, parents, and families. She has experience collaborating and coordinating client care with local school systems, court systems, foster care agencies, the Department of Social Services, and Child Protective Services. 

Since completing her Master’s degree, she served as team lead for a year and a half, working with high-risk youth and their families in North Carolina’s Intensive in Home program. She later transferred to outpatient therapy, where she spent the next year and a half before moving to South Carolina. During her time in outpatient therapy, Amanda ran parenting groups. She also became certified in an approach called Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC). This is an evidence-based treatment aimed at making rapid progress over a short period of time. 

Amanda believes that treatment should be client-led and that the client is the expert on their life situation. Amanda focuses on assisting clients navigate their daily stressors and achieve their therapy goals.

Amanda’s Specialties:

  • Children and adolescents ages 0-17
  • Family therapy
  • Parenting strategies
  • Behavioral strategies
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Anxiety/stress/panic/phobia concerns
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression
Chris Cosgrove
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chris Cosgrove, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Christopher Cosgrove is currently Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of South Carolina. He works with couples, adolescents, family, and individual therapy. Chris specializes in relationship issues and family discord but also works with individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety and depression. Chris Cosgrove has worked in the public and private sector of mental health counseling. Chris received his Bachelor's degree at Rutgers University in Psychology. Chris attended graduate school at the University of South Carolina and was awarded an Education Specialist Degree in Psychology. Chris interned at the Medical University of South Carolina and received a licensure as a Marital and Family Therapist. Chris currently resides in Mount Pleasant and has a wife and a 15 year old daughter. Chris is thrilled to be part of the Thriveworks organization and is eager to help individuals suffering with psychiatric issues.

Education

University of South Carolina
LMFT

Specialties

  • Marriage Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Christina Hayes-Bradham
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christina Hayes-Bradham, MA, MHRD, LPC, AADC

Philosophy of Care

The relationship between a clinician and client is one that involves working together to accomplish a desired goal.  My principle roll is to provide the client with accurate information about their condition or diagnosis and create a trusting, healthy, working relationship that produces individualized goals and objectives that address the specific needs of each client.  The philosophy that guides my work with clients is person centered treatment.  We work together during treatment using my skills as a trained Counselor in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, AFCBT, and Substance Abuse Therapy to achieve positive outcomes.  I practice reflective listening along with asking open ended questions as a means to assist clients in recognizing the power within them to take control of their destiny and empowering them with the confidence to make personal choices pertaining to their desired goals.

Education

Webster University
MA

Specialties

  • Marriage
  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychodynamic
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Veterans, Other Adults)
  • TF-CBT - Trauma with children
  • DBT Skills Set Training
  • CBT - Depression, Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Criminal Domestic Violence
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Tx
  • AF-CBT/Parenting
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief and Loss
Emily Fritchl
Accepting:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emily Frichtl, LISW-CP

Philosophy of Care

Emily Frichtl is a Licensed Independent Social Worker – Clinical Practice in South Carolina with 7 years of experience working with individuals and families struggling with substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders, among other issues. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and completed her Master of Social Work through the University of Southern California, focusing on mental health with a sub-concentration in military social work.

Emily engages in a therapy style centered on you. She believes in meeting you where you are right now, wherever that may be. Through the use of cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies, combined with a strengths-focused, collaborative approach, Emily will gently yet firmly help you navigate the stress of extraordinary events or of your everyday life.

Emily is passionate about what she does and truly cares about your mental wellbeing. She hopes that you will reach out to start building a trusting relationship so that she can assist you with achieving balance and peace.

Education

University of Southern California
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Stress Management
  • First Responders
  • Personality Disorders
Jenise Mitchell
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jenise Mitchell, LISW, LMSW

Jenise Mitchell is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the states of South Carolina and Georgia.  Jenise has 13 years of experience treating children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples seeking help with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Sexual Trauma, Substance Use Relapse Prevention, PTSD, Personality Disorders, and relationship issues amongst other mental health diagnoses. Jenise graduated from the University of Georgia in 2008 with a Master of Social Work degree and earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007. 

Jenise utilizes relational, collaborative, person-centered, strength-based, cognitive behavioral and solution focused approaches to therapy. Jenise establishes and maintains an empathic, non-judgmental, welcoming therapeutic environment that facilitates increased self-awareness and motivation towards change. 

Jenise’s specialties: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • ADHD/Oppositional Defiance
  • Relationship Issues
  • Mood/Personality Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Grief & Loss
Jennifer Brown
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Brown, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who, after more than 23 years in the profession of counseling, still looks forward to teaching a person how to fish. Her approach to counseling is this;

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch a fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

Jennifer will equip you with the skills you need through a cooperative and collaborative relationship that focuses on your strengths that already exist. Her approach is that of a wellness model as she believes most people hold their own answers and solutions to their challenges but simply need a safe place in which to share experiences, improve insight and self-awareness and explore solutions.

Jennifer’s favorite part of her job has always been helping people cope with their pain and guiding them through the process as they work through issues. Even better, she gets to witness their transformation as they them come out on the other side so much stronger mentally and confident in their ability to cope. She has often said to clients “I wish you could witness your change from beginning to end in the same way that I can see it.” Jennifer views it as a privilege when people allow her to be a part of their life in the valleys as well as on the mountaintop. She believes there is such gratification in knowing that people come into her office truly feeling that it is a safe environment where they can “come apart” if they need to and they will not be judged, interrupted, or invalidated. Jennifer understands that many times it is that people need that “safe zone” where it is all about them and just “being” with them is hugely therapeutic.

She recognizes that everyone has a story. She doesn’t believe in putting clients where she thinks they need to be but, rather, in meeting them where they are. She serves as a guide to help you discover your own solutions. Jennifer is comfortable with silence and recognizes sometimes profound therapy can occur when nothing at all is being said. Jennifer believes that she has been honored to see people make huge strides towards being mentally healthy.

Jennifer provides individual and couples counseling, serving persons ages 18 and older.

Her applications of therapeutic techniques include cognitive, affective, behavioral and systemic approaches. Her areas of specialty include depression, (including post-partum depression), anxiety, stress, unanticipated life events, grief counseling, interpersonal discord, career issues, life transitions and personal/social adjustment.

Education

Francis Marion University
Masters of Science in Clinical and Community of Psychology

Specialties

  • Couples and Marriage Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Depression Therapy
  • Panic Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Melissa Anderson
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Anderson, LISW-CP

Melissa Anderson is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clinical Practice who has been working with individuals and families for 10 years. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Western Carolina University. Her clinical concentrations included hospital social work, school social work and inpatient psychiatric treatment with adults, children and adolescents. 

Originally from New York State, she has settled in Charleston, SC with her family and beloved pup Stella. She enjoys family time, the serenity of the beach and she is a lifelong learner studying human behavior and wellbeing. Melissa is empathetic, intuitive and knowledgeable in her field. She works with all ages and diverse populations to help people identify, design a path and reach their therapy goals. She believes every person can benefit from the personalized support, guidance and empowerment of therapy. 

Her practice utilizes several evidence based treatment modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy. She has skill in treating clients experiencing but not limited to:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • School/Occupational Concerns
  • Adjustment to Illness
  • Parental Concerns/Post-Partum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Loss/Bereavement  

Melissa looks forward to working with you and wishes you peace, joy and fulfillment on your journey. 

Misty West Marshburn
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Misty West Marshburn, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Misty Marshburn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice in the State of South Carolina who has 11 years of licensed clinical experience partnering with adults, families, couples, and children seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, family dynamics, and addiction. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from East Carolina University, and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She has experience in various community mental health areas including inpatient, outpatient, substance abuse counseling, individual counseling, group counseling, and family work. 

Misty utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy in a relational, collaborative, and compassionate manner to connect with you to help you meet your needs. 

Misty seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building upon your strengths, and collaborate with you towards meeting your personal goals, to live the healthy and balanced life you value.

Education

East Carolina University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Addiction
Ron Stroud
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ron Stroud, LPC

Ron has lived in the Charleston area for many years. Having served the people of the Lowcountry and Tri-county area for most of those years, you may have encountered Ron somewhere along the way. He served the therapeutic needs of children in foster care and supported families in their home who risked losing their children. Maybe you met him while he served couples, individuals, children, youth and families seeking counseling support at a local private practice or while serving Joint Base Charleston’s Military families and specifically their children in base child care centers or at three local schools. Perhaps you met him while he eased and helped patients and their families navigate an admission to our local psychiatric hospital or when he supported someone struggling with LGBTQI issues. Maybe you were there when he helped a family navigate the funeral process or those grieving the loss of a loved one. Even when receiving the food Ron delivers, it could have been you. Along the way, you may have met him and hopefully benefited in even the smallest way. That’s who Ron is.

He was educated at Charleston Southern University in Psychology and at The Citadel in Clinical Counseling. He has been licensed by the State of South Carolina without complaint. He has had many years of counseling experience, training and just living life which he draws on to assist clients to achieve their goals. He is educated in several therapeutic modalities, but with you, will be fully interested in what works.

If you are seeking someone to listen, you need support, or are wanting to find a solution, need information or help, if you don’t know Ron, maybe now is the time. He is ready to get to work for you.

Ron’s specialties include:

  • Academic/Work/Career issues
  • Adult ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety/Stress Management
  • Couple Relationship/Marital issues
  • Cultural issues
  • Family Relationship issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Health/Medical related concerns
  • LGBTQIA support
  • Military Lifestyle concerns
  • Mood/Depression
  • Parenting
Shanta Barron-Millan
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shanta Barron-Millan, LISW-CP

The quote by Maya Angelou, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" guides this clinician therapeutic approach. 

Shanta Barron-Millan is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in the state of South Carolina who has over 20 years experience working with diverse populations and in various settings. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.  She furthered her education at the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in Direct Practice – Children, Youth and Families. She also completed the Home School Visitor (HSV) and the Child Welfare Certificate Program (CWCP). Shanta is also Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) in Clinical Social Work and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).

Shanta takes pride in meeting her clients where they are.  She believes that the therapeutic relationship begins at the first encounter.  She takes pride in empowering clients to reach their full potential by identifying and relying on their strengths.  To accomplish this, she utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma Focused, empathy and active listening to best meet the needs of every individual, family and couple. Shanta aims to help individuals identify and to learn healthy coping skills, strategies and techniques in response to their treatment goals and identified problem(s). 

Shanta's specialties:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Matters
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma
  • Women Issues
  • Youth
Susan Strader
Accepting:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Susan Strader, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Susan Strader is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina who has 10 years of experience working mostly with adolescents and young adults, in some capacity. This experience includes working with college students, college bound students, children with special needs, children at risk who have experienced some level of trauma and extensive family therapy to support these children. Susan completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Ashford University and her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

Susan believes in a holistic approach to serving others in their time of need and remaining open-minded in finding the best treatment for every individual. She has found great success in using cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy; behavioral modification; mindfulness; as well as art and solution focused therapies. Susan has used these approaches to help clients seeking assistance with anxiety, anger, depression, past/current trauma, oppositional defiant behaviors, self-injurious behaviors, gender identity issues and family relational conflicts.

Susan seeks to build a healthy relationship with her clients; offers a warm, open-minded environment that allows her clients to move at their own, comfortable pace, yet believes that setting achievable goals and maintaining accountability will lead her clients to the meaningful outcomes they are desiring.

Education

Liberty University
Masters in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Family Conflicts
  • Trauma
  • Christian perspective (if desired)
Tiffany Stewart
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Tiffany Stewart, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Tiffany Stewart is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of South Carolina. She has worked in healthcare for the past 18 years, with the last 7 as an Advanced Practice Provider. Dr. Stewart holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Clemson University, where she also teaches graduate nursing students in the area of mental health. 

Dr. Stewart’s practice mission is to guide patients toward their best life by addressing the combination of mental, spiritual, and physical health. Dr. Stewart  prioritizes the respect of each patient as a unique individual, working together to develop treatment goals. Dr. Stewart treats all ages via telehealth visits and is skilled in medication management and psychotherapy. Her patients describe her as down-to-earth, approachable, and compassionate. 

In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Stewart is involved in healthcare research. Her particular interests are workplace violence prevention, cultural sensitivity in patient care, and management of mental health in healthcare workers. She is a member of the Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association. Dr. Stewart is honored to guide patients on a path to healing through top-quality, evidence-based, mental health care.

Education

Clemson University
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Parenting & Family Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
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Emily Frichtl is amazing

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I am a survivor of childhood trauma. I've struggled with depression most of my life. Emily Frichtl has helped me in so many ways. I felt safe with her and over time I learned to trust her, which was hard for me. I still have a lot of work to do in learning to live with the things I've been through but I wouldn't be in a more accepting head space without the work we've done. I highly recommend her.
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Jennifer Brown

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Jennifer Brown and I were colleagues for several years. She demonstrates high quality therapeutic skills with compassion and empathy. Jennifer's approach to treatment is caring, strategic, and straightforward to assist the client with achievement their desired goals. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her.
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Caring and Compassionalte

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I have worked with Jennifer Brown for a number of years and have found her to be caring, compassionate, and conscientious. She has an empathetic personality and truly cares for her clients and wants what is best for them. One of her greatest skills is her ability to ask "the right question" to help you find YOUR correct answer. Her support during the time my Mom was passing helped me get through a very difficult time. No hesitancy in recommending.
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Susan is passionate about providing tools for her clients to succeed. Her love of helping others achieve their goals can be seen in the positive results.
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Compassionate and Dedicated

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Christina Hayes Bradham is dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate when it comes to working with people. She goes above and beyond to give support to those in need. Her positive attitude and outlook in life are refreshing.
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Compassionate care

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Susan has a gentle spirit. She is a skilled clinician who is passionate about helping people who are struggling with the issues of life.
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Individual Counseling

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Christina Hayes-Bradham has been a God sent for me and my mental well being. She listens without judgment and is very compassionate with her responses. I found her to be very professional, knowledgeable and patient. I am very thankful she was recommended to me during my time of need. She came highly recommended and l am very pleased.
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Amazing Professionalism

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Amanda shows much professionalism when working with her clients. Her leadership has encouraged me to grow and learn more as an individual. Amanda listens and provides insight and skills to help others build their own resiliency. I hope to gain more knowledge from Amanda in the future, she is the best!!!
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