Our Counselors

Chris Cosgrove
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
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:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • 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
Jennifer Brown
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • 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)
Keisha Yarborough
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Keisha Yarborough, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care 

Keisha Yarborough MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of South Carolina who has experience as a practitioner and 12 years of care as a registered nurse primarily in psychiatric nursing in conjunction with school nursing, medical-surgical, administrative, and correctional experience. Her nine years of military training and experience in the United States Air Force have a significant influence on the leadership qualities and capabilities of practice in the field of medicine as a registered nurse and practitioner. Keisha is trained and experienced with treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and practice settings, from outpatient clients to telepsychiatry, who specializes in treating depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD/depression, ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorders. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from South University and received her Masters of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization, from the Maryville University of St. Louis at Missouri. She is also a member of the American Nurses Association.

Keisha believes mental health is achieved and cultivated through the individual mind, body, and spirit. She brings in the humanistic philosophy of holistic care and believes each individual is unique. There is continuous effort to ensure individualized, personalized, and comprehensive care is provided to her clients.  Keisha has experience with medication management for a variety of mental health conditions across the lifespan. She will equip the clients with the necessary tools to make a comfortable and informed decision regarding their care. There will be an open discussion of non-medical options to expand continuous and quality care which reflects individualized needs.

Keisha seeks to establish a warm, caring, and therapeutic relationship to assist you with improving or maintaining your mental health. She enjoys teaching her client the importance of self-care, practicing mindfulness, while discovering their individualized destiny which allows them to live a happier and meaningful life.

Education

Maryville University of St Louis
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Autism 
  • PTSD
Melissa Anderson
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • 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. 

Michela Iriti
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $149

Michela Iriti, LPC

Philosophy of Care

My primary objective as a therapist is always to provide support, comfort and empathy to my patients, my hope is that a patient never feels shame or embarrassment in seeking some extra help to cope with life’s multitude of stressors. I believe that healing can be inspired through feelings of connection and understanding, these are crucial to a healthy therapeutic relationship. The process of seeking therapy or finding a therapist that is the right fit can be understandably daunting, but I wish to make the process less stressful. 

I attempt to approach life with kindness and humility thus creating a safe and comfortable environment. I enjoy working with individuals but I specialize in couples work as well, as it can be a particularly intimidating venture to work with a spouse or significant other on communication, trust and connection. 

Helping people and providing counseling has been my passion for several years and I love what I do. I believe this is shown in my dedication to my clients and compassionate nature. Please feel free to reach out at your convenience, I look forward to hearing from you and working together.

Education

Masters in Mental Health Counseling
Roger Williams University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Addiction
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness
Misty West Marshburn
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • 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
Rebekah Bailey
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Rebekah “Shan” Bailey, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Rebekah Bailey, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in South Carolina, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings. She has experience in many health care fields, including cardiac intensive care, public health- school health, telemedicine, and mental health. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Clemson University and her Masters of Science, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specialization, from The University of South Carolina.  

Rebekah Bailey uses a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body. She believes in individualized and personalized care for each client, following evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition.

Rebekah Bailey provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and supportive therapy for patients experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar and other mood disorders, stress intolerance and recovery from substance use.

Education 

The University of South Carolina
Masters of Science, PMHNP Specialization

Specialties 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use recovery
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
  • Medicare
  • 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:
  • Aetna
  • 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:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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.

Dr. Stewart sees clients via online appointments only

Education

Clemson University
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Parenting & Family Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
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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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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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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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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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