Cara Nelsen, LISW-CP

         Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice (SC and NC)

In 1996, I graduated from Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Services, NY, NY, with a Masters of Arts Degree in Social Work.  I am able to serve a wide range of clients ranging in ages from 18 and up. Individual, family, couples, and group sessions are all areas in which I have experience.

Personal interests of mine that, at times, I incorporate into sessions are creativity, my love of language and reading, the natural world, helping people realize that life is not "all or nothing", coming to terms with creative "realistic" goals for themselves and understanding that when a change is made within themselves, change begins to happen within their system.

Techniques used in session combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy. The answers to our problems are already within us most of the time. A professional therapist can help draw those strengths out. Please contact me today and together we will find a solution to reach your goals!

Phone: (843)-685-0599   

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                      Our Therapists

Individual, Marital, and Family Counseling in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach

                                     Dzyre Wilks, LMSW

                                   Licensed Master Social Worker

I graduated from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. 
I am currently a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of South Carolina. I am working towards receiving my independent license. I began my career in New York where I am originally from. In 2020, I moved to South Carolina and to continue my career in a private  setting.

My therapeutic approach is more holistic, focusing on the whole person. As a professional counselor, I  am able to serve the adolescent population usually starting at age 10, and prefer to involve family when counseling minor children. I  am able to serve the youth transitioning into adulthood, adults, couples, and families. 

Phone: 843.685.0217

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                                        Charlene Norman, LISW-CP

                             Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice

As a licensed mental health professional I offer guidance to individuals, families, couples and groups who are dealing with issues that affect their mental health and physical wellbeing. I use a holistic approach that highlights and encourages strengths and helps clients gain awareness of the connection between their emotions, thoughts, physical experiences and spiritual understanding. I approach counseling and psychotherapy from a logical, nonjudgmental, empathetic, person-centered perspective.  

I incorporate principles from, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, client centered, and psychodynamic therapy. I empower clients by utilizing motivational and educational techniques.  To ensure a more positive outcome I encourage clients to take an active role in the development of their treatment plan based on the goals they wish to achieve during counseling.

Phone: (843)-655-4590

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                             ​Jonathan Simons, PhD, CP

                                     Clinical Psychologist  

My practice is limited to adult individuals. While the past is important in understanding where we are in life, my “therapeutic style” is to focus mostly on present day problems with thoughts, feelings and behavior. Most, but not all, of my training has been in what is called “cognitive/behavioral” therapy, which has been a well-accepted and commonly-practiced treatment over the course of the last several decades. Nonetheless, everyone is different, so I gear my approach according to what I think will work best for you

Phone: (843)-273-0077 

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                                      Aleigh Everhart, LPCS

               Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (SC), LPC in NC

As a certified cognitive-behavioral therapist, my goal is to help you understand that your thoughts control your emotions and behaviors. Once you understand that you control your thinking, you will start to become emotionally stronger and create ways to achieve your successful future. While we can't change the past, we can work together to understand and resolve life challenges

Phone: (843)-685-8716

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​R.E.A.L. Counseling, LLC

The Past is Determined The Future is Your Decision

                                Kellie McDougall, LISW-CP S, CAC-AD

Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice Supervisor, Certified Addiction Counselor

As a Licensed Social Worker, my mission is to help you find a healthy direction in life. There is power and potential in all of us for healing and growth. I assist my clients in understanding the interplay of the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that contribute to the distress in their lives. Clients begin to find hope when recognizable patterns emerge. Hope grows when these patterns are understood and accepted in the context of their past experiences. Change occurs with ongoing feedback, practice and encouragement. Challenging times can offer opportunity for self discovery and enhancement.

Phone: (843)-655-7345

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                                          Jodi Peavy, LMSW

                                    Licensed Independent Social Worker

My therapeutic approach is one that follows a holistic framework and solution-focused foundation, integrating techniques to promote whole person in environment wellness. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) which both use short-term, goal-oriented treatment to take a hands-on approach at changing patterns of thinking and behaviors to improve mental health and overall client wellbeing. I also use an older therapeutic approach known as Gestalt therapy that utilizes role playing to aid in resolution of conflicts. I believe that an effective therapist needs to do more than just “listen” and is able to apply a combination of therapeutic techniques as needed to provide the best outcomes for the client

Phone: (843)-780-8040

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                                           Frank McDougall, LPCA

                                      Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

There are many reasons people seek counseling. Therapy provides the opportunity for change in the context of a safe, supportive environment. Each client presents with his or her own unique counseling needs. For this reason, there is no one approach that may work best for everyone. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a construct that is widely used and successful for most clients. I am familiar with the way that it works and will most likely begin treatment with that approach.

My worldview includes certain values that I hold dear, including God, family, integrity, and unconditional positive regard. I strongly believe that each person has the ability to tap into their own strengths and experiences to help themselves. 

Phone: (843)-685-0559 

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