843.945.0346 Fax: 843.432.3091 coastalhavencounseling@gmail.com

*We Are Open For Inperson & Teletherapy Services!

Finding the right counselor will make a big difference in your comfort level and success.

The best way to find out is to begin a conversation, so please contact us today to be matched with the best counselor for your needs.  ​​

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Three Myrtle Beach Locations

Carolina Forest 220 Ronnie Ct Suite 2
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579  

South Myrtle Beach 3100 Dick Pond Rd Suite D2
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Forestbrook 3723 Forestbrook Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

*See Fee Schedule at bottom of homepage.

Professional Counselors

Meet Our Team

Sandy Quast, LPC

Sandy Quast, LPC

(843) 945-0346

​* Teens *Adults *Couples *Family
Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Grief, Career Counseling, ADHD, ADD, Bipolar, Trauma, Goal Setting and Achievement, Life Transitions, Family Group Conferencing, DSS, Foster Care, DSS Involvement, Communication Issues, Post Partum Depression, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Couples Counseling, TEAM CBT

Jennifer McGonigal, LPC

Jennifer McGonigal, LPC

(843) 333-1040

*Adults * Teens *Parents
Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting Issues, PTSD/Trauma, Grief, Personal Growth, Self-Esteem, Blended Family Issues, DSS Involvement, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Self Harm, Hair Pulling and Skin Picking Disorders

Lester "Chad" Robinette, LISW-CP

Lester "Chad" Robinette, LISW-CP

(843) 732-6830

    *Teens       *Adults       *Family       *Couples   *Geriatrics
Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Anger, Co-Dependency, Child Welfare, Divorce, Self-Esteem, LGBTQ Issues, Behavior Issues, Grief, Trauma, TF-CBT, Family Conflict, Domestic Violence, Transgender Issues, PTSD, Men’s Issues, Relationship Issues, Spirituality, Foster Care Issues, DSS & DJJ Involvement

Lindsey McFarland LISW-CP

Lindsey McFarland LISW-CP


    *Children age 3+     *Teens       *Family       

Anxiety, Depression, ADD, ADHD, Anger Management,  Self-Esteem,  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior Problems, Grief, Trauma, TF-CBT, Family Conflict, LGBTQ+, Blended Family Issues, DSS & DJJ Involvement, Communication Problems, Social Anxiety, Oppositional Defiance, Child Welfare, Foster Care/Parent Training, Crisis Intervention, Addictions

Julie Clark Receptionist

Julie Clark Receptionist


Call Julie today to schedule an appointment or for general assistance. Julie is sweet and helpful and would be glad to assist you! 

You can also email Julie at coastalhavencounseling@gmail.com.

Jill Anderson, LPC

Jill Anderson, LPC

(843) 945-0346

*Teens *Adults *Couples *Family
 Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma, Grief, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, Mindfulness, Certified Somatic Experience Trauma Specialist

Wendy Talbert, LPC

Wendy Talbert, LPC

(843) 945-0346

*Children Ages 3+   *Family
Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, ADHD, ADD, Trauma, Grief, Life Transitions,  Academic Challenges, Emotional Issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Play Therapy, Sensory Disorders, Attachment Disorder, Sibling Rivalry, Behavioral Issues, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, DSS & DJJ Involvement, Foster Care Issues, Adoption Issues, Child Welfare, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused CBT)​         

Michael Pickett, LPC

Michael Pickett, LPC

(843) 945-0346

*Children       *Teens       *Adults       *Family
Anxiety, Depression, Adoptions, Foster Care, Child Welfare, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Self-Esteem, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, ADD, ADHD, DSS & DJJ, Behavior Issues, Grief, Trauma, Family Conflict, Domestic Violence, Self-Harm, Anger Issues, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused CBT)

David Murray, LPC

David Murray, LPC

(843) 945-0346

        *Teens       *Adults       *Family      *Couples
Anxiety, Depression,  Self-Esteem, Bipolar Disorder, DSS & DJJ Involvement, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Blended Family, Substance Abuse, Behavior Issues, Grief, Trauma, Men’s Issues, Family Conflict, TF-CBT, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Couples Counseling, Christian Counseling

Karen Cruz Administrative Assistant & Billing

Karen Cruz Administrative Assistant & Billing


 Call Karen if you have billing question or need to make a payment on your account.

Everyone knows Karen is the best, so call her or send Karen an email today! coastalhavencounseling@gmail.com

Sheena Gaddis, LISW-CP

Sheena Gaddis, LISW-CP

(843) 945-0346

*Children     *Teens      *Adults     *Family    *Geriatrics
Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Behavior Issues, Self-Esteem, ADHD, ADD, Trauma, Grief, Life Transitions, Family Conflict, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, (TF-CBT) Trauma Focused CBT, Sibling Rivarly, DSS Involvement, Child Welfare, Blended Family Issues

Debbie Jackson LISW-CP

Debbie Jackson LISW-CP


*Teens       *Adults       *Family       *Couples
Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Anger, Co-Dependency, Divorce, Self-Esteem,  Behavior Issues, Grief, Trauma, Family Conflict, PTSD, Military Families, Women and Men’s Issues, Relationship Issues, Couples Counseling, Separation & Child Placement, Child Abuse/Neglect, DSS & DJJ Involvement, Parenting, Adoption Issues, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, CBT & Cognitive Processing Therapy

Veronica Seitzinger, LISW-CP

Veronica Seitzinger, LISW-CP


    *Children     *Teens       *Adults       *Family       *Couples
Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Anger, Co-Dependency, Divorce, Self-Esteem,  Behavior Issues, Grief, Trauma, Family Conflict, Child Welfare, Crisis Intervention, PTSD, Women’s Issues, Relationship Issues, Couples Counseling, Sleep Issues, Impulse Control Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Parenting, Domestic Violence


Andrew Michaels, LPC

Andrew Michaels, LPC

(843) 945-0346

        *Teens       *Adults       *Family      *Couples
Anxiety, Depression,  Self-Esteem, Crisis Intervention, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse, Shoplifting, Child Welfare, Emotionally Disturbed Children, Foster Care Involvement, DSS & DJJ Involvement, Behavior Issues, Grief, Trauma, TF-CBT, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Men’s Issues, Family Conflict, Couples Counseling

Tina Ginsburg

Tina Ginsburg

(843) 945-0346

Call Tina today if you would like to schedule an appointment or for general assistance. Tina is warm and friendly and is always willing to help!

You can also email Tina at coastalhavencounseling@gmail.com

Why Choose Us

Mental Health Specialists Who Care

Sandy Quast speaks with ABC News on “Seeking positivity after tragedy and how to channel feelings.”


Look for help Today!

We offer a variety of services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.​

Individual & Family Counseling

 Through one-on-one or family sessions, you can come to see yourself, your family dynamic and challenges more clearly – and make decisions that bring you closer to the person and family you want to become.

Couples Counseling

Through a series of private sessions, you and your partner can develop healthy ways to resolve conflicts, find compassion, nurture each other and get what you need from your relationship.

Counseling Approaches Utilized

Solution-Focused Counseling Approach

Solution-Focused (SFBT & REBT) counseling parallels positive psychology which concentrates on what is right and what is working for people rather that dwelling on the past. It is a goal-oriented approach to therapy that emphasizes strengths and resiliencies of the individual by focusing on exemptions to their problems. Therapy focuses on identifying and increasing those positive behaviors that have worked in the past. This theoretical approach is grounded on the optimistic assumption that people are resourceful and competent and have the ability to construct solutions that can change the direction of their lives.  During counseling the therapist assists clients to recognize the resources that they already possess (resilience, courage, ingenuity,…) and use their past strengths to make positive change in their lives now.  Therapy includes discussions about what is going well, future possibilities, and what will likely lead to a sense of personal accomplishment. The client gains power with self-helping techniques, which makes this form of therapy a very empowering approach.

Existential Therapy

Existential therapy is a way of thinking that emphasizes our freedom to choose what to make of our personal circumstances.  It is a process of exploring a client’s values and beliefs that give meaning to living. This approach focuses on the ultimate concerns that are rooted in human existence: freedom, existential isolation, meaninglessness, and death. It focuses on the fact that we are free and therefore responsible for our own choices and actions. Even though we cannot control what happens to us, we can control how we perceive and react to our life circumstances. The goal in therapy is for the client to reclaim and re-own their own life. There are four essential aims of existential counseling:

1.      To help clients become more present to both themselves and others.
2.      To assist clients in identifying ways they block themselves from fuller presence.
3.      To challenge clients to assume responsibility for designing their present lives.
4.      To encourage clients to choose more expanded ways of being in their daily lives.

The goal of existential therapy is to assist clients to take positive action based on their honest appraisal of their life’s purpose. The therapist’s task is to encourage clients to consider what they are most passionate about, so they can pursue that positive direction in their lives.

Reality Therapy

The main focus of reality therapy is that we can only control what we are presently doing.  We may be a product of our past, but we are not the victims of our past unless we choose to be. Reality therapy focuses on doing and the creation and implementation of action plans. Clients can improve the overall quality of their lives through honest examination of their wants, needs and how they perceive their lives to be. Reality counseling recognizes that all behavior is aimed at fulfilling the essential human needs for survival, love and belonging, power, freedom and fun. In counseling we will explore your personal life balance and explore ways to create a more fulfilling, greater balance in your life’s experience. 

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is utilized to change unhealthy thinking pattern and behaviors and develop an awareness of the connection between a person’s thoughts, feelings and actions. CBT is a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns. CBT integrates the cognitive restructuring approach of cognitive therapy with the behavioral modification techniques of behavioral therapy.  The therapist works with the client to identify both the thoughts and the behaviors that are causing distress, and to change those thoughts in order to readjust the behavior patterns. 

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is utilized to change unhealthy thinking pattern and behaviors and develop an awareness of the connection between a person’s thoughts, feelings and actions. Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy or counselling that aims at addressing the needs of children and adults with post traumatic stress disorder and other difficulties related to traumatic life events.

Somatic Body Oriented Therapy

Body-oriented models such as Somatic Experiencing® may be utilized to encourage harmony of spirit, body, and mind after a traumatic experience or chronic stress. The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.  Somatic Experiencing® offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. It provides effective skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others.


What People Are Saying

Jennifer McGonigal really helped me a lot with solving my social anxiety issue, which originally was impacting my quality of life. She is very attentive, thorough, and friendly with her patience and knows how to show you your own self empowerment and ability to take control of emotional issues. Thanks again, Jennifer!

Angelica F.

1 Year Ago

Coastal Haven has helped my daughter’s come so far. Wonderful people,great atmosphere. These ladies truly care about YOU!

Lisa S.

2 Months Ago

I had an excellent experience with Coastal Haven Counseling. They took the time to ask questions about me in order to pair me with the best counselor for my needs.They have counselors who take evening and weekend appointments. I would definately recommend Sandy Quast (owner) and her team. They care and it shows!

Jacqueline S.

2 Months Ago


Ready to Make a Change?

Let Coastal Haven Counseling help you find the solutions you deserve. Text us to schedule your appointment at 843-945-0346.


  • The fee for an individual, family & couple 50-60 minute session and intake assessments range from $120-$160.
  • Fees are due and must be paid on the day that services are delivered via credit or debit card or HSA.

Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurances may be accepted

*We no longer accept dual insurance plans.

*Language translator available upon request.

Hello and thank you for looking at my bio! I love working with young children and teens to overcome school, family, and personal challenges. I see and honor the whole person by creating a safe, supportive, environment to help children find their best selves in an understanding and non-judging atmosphere. I utilize a strengths-based approach and treat each person I see as an individual. I am honored to be given the privilege to share in a child's life story, and work together to help them to find more life fulfillment and joy in every day. I have worked with children, adolescents and young adults for 15 years and have experience with: ADD, ADHD, ASD, ODD, Family Issues, Self-harming behaviors, Anxiety, Depression, Social Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, Blended Family Issues, Behavior Challenges, LGBTQ+, Self Esteem Issues and more. I consider myself lucky to be able to do what I love and help others on a daily basis. Just give us a call, I look forward to working with you! 

I have over thirty year’s experience in the mental health field. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with people suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, OCD, Trauma, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Complicated Grief. LGBTQ+ and Relationship Issues. For 17 years I have worked in a day treatment program where I provided individual, group and family counseling targeting clients suffering with range of issues from ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, physical/sexual abuse, and substance abuse.

Listening to others in a caring and empathetic manner has been crucial in my ability to develop trusting relationships with others. I maintain a nonjudgmental stance with awareness of one's cultural beliefs and values and provide an atmosphere where one has the ability to cope through difficult times within their lives. Being able to reach for help is a crucial step in your decision to make a change in your life. Regardless what comes across in our lives, we have the ability to choose one’s way, to challenge ourselves through our struggles and become stronger individuals. I am looking forward to working with you.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing:  the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”  ~ Victor Frankl

Chances are... you or a loved one came across this website searching for help. I want to congratulate you on taking a HUGE first step and recognizing that a problem exists. Right now, you may feel isolated, rejected, humiliated, and hopeless...I know exactly where you are because I have been there. You are not alone. Help is available. And hope abounds. 

The people who helped me, educated me, trained me, and discipled me never 'sugar-coated' the truth, so I will be direct with you also.  Change is difficult. Change is painful. Change is disorienting. But change is critical for people like you and me. And the direction of our change will determine the long term benefits to ourselves, our families, our workplaces, and our communities.

So are you ready to take the first step toward a new life? Then contact me and let's do this together!

You cannot change the past, but you can take control of your future. Together we will uncover long-standing behavioral and limiting thought patterns that may be holding you or your child back. We will work on new ways to think, and help you move forward to a more exciting and fulfilling life. I work with teens, couples and individuals with a wide range of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional disorders. I am excited about the opportunity to work collaboratively with you through this therapeutic process.

I have specialized trauma training and work with issues involving couples, trauma, PTSD, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Grief, Loss, Self Esteem, Personality Disorders, Bipolar, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Relationship Discord and more. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma work as well. I see clients ages 13+ as well as adults, families and couples. I would be glad to accompany you on your journey to health and a greater level of happiness in your life experience.

Sometimes the challenges we face in life can feel overwhelming and impossible to overcome.  I believe that through compassion, caring and listening one can open up new doors of self-discovery and find a path of greater happiness and connection.  I work with children, adults and families to discover the causes of disconnect and negative thinking patterns and work towards making positive change. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, self esteem issues, relationship issues, grief, trauma, ADHD, ODD, and more.

I use a multitude of therapeutic approachs including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused treatment strategies. I am truly committed to inspiring those I serve to live a life that is in line with their goals, hopes and dreams. I believe that everyone has the capacity for change, and the human spirit is strong and resilient. I am passionate about helping my clients progress successfully in their journey through life.

We all have times in which we struggle in life and need a helping hand. We face choices in life, circumstances come up. Life happens and our normal ways of dealing and coping aren't working. I utilize a person-centered approach, working with the client to find what works, as I recognize that there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to an individual's unique needs. I approach with empathy and free of judgment. I specialize in managing depression, anxiety, anger management, adoption issues, issues with disabilities, relationship and couples issues, substance abuse concerns, spiritual issues, and LGBTQ+ issues.

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, and a variety of other evidence-based, person-centered approaches to meet the needs of my clients. I am solution-focused and strengths-focused. The goal is to find the approach that works for the individual. Working together we can accomplish your therapeutic goals.

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Wendy Talbert

Courage is that part of us that tells us to try again when we feel defeated or discouraged when things don't go as planned despite our efforts. I believe that understanding and acceptance of our uniqueness and respecting different ways of learning, doing, and being our "personal best" is key to our well-being and positive sense of self. For me, counseling provides a safe haven for the release of thoughts and feelings without judgement. It can help open yourself to shaping and changing for positive behaviors and actions.

Throughout my life and thirty years of career experiences in the areas of counseling,  education and social work, I have sought to be an informed advocate for children, adolescents , and families.  I specialize in working with children and adolescents and adults with academic, social and emotional challenges, including ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Self-Esteem, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Behavioral Disorders. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness techniques to treat anxiety, depression and mood disorders.  I look forward to helping you confront challenges and build confidence for future goals.

Michael Pickett

Are you a person seeking guidance and direction with everyday problems or issues? Are these issues impacting your daily functioning? I utilize a person-centered care approach by promoting independence, empowerment, and responsibility of maintaining and managing your own health. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 19 plus years of experience as a therapist and consultant. I believe in helping you discover your strengths and utilize your strengths in order to empower you to become a change agent in your therapeutic process.

I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked with children and families in various settings such as, acute hospitalization, residential treatment facilities, social services, and juvenile justice system and community mental health.

Jennifer McGonigal

Sometimes life unfolds challenges that we cannot handle alone.  Unhealthy thoughts and feelings can surface and we can feel unable to cope.  This is where my expertise can help.  I truly have a love for helping others discover their strengths and find their potential.

For over ten years, I’ve enjoyed my work helping people successfully let go of painful pasts.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina.  Over the years, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families to overcome a wide variety of challenges. In addition to treating many mental health conditions, I also have specialized training in treating anxiety and related OCD disorders.  ​As a counselor, I am here to respect you and listen to you, not give you answers.  I am dedicated to helping you move mindfully toward the life that you intend.

Sandy Quast

Life is filled with road blocks and sometimes it can be difficult to focus on what truly matters. Therapy is a pause on that journey,... a time to identify your obstacles and learn new skills to get back on track. Maybe you want to rediscover forgotten aspirations, take a stand for the person you wish to be, and live a bolder and more creative life...
I offer a comfortable, safe environment to discuss issues that are causing pain in your life, and offer guidance to a path of greater happiness, peace and purpose.  I specialize in treating teens and adults  with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, couples counseling, ADD, ADHD, bipolar, trauma, grief,  self esteem issues and career counseling. ​ I am a Cognitive - Solution Focused Therapist who works to assist clients to re-work negative thinking patterns and behaviors to create a more positive life experience.  If you’re interested in seeing yourself in a new way, owning and directing your life story, re-framing your fears and obstacles, or opening up to a world of new possibilities, I am ready to walk beside you and help you on your journey. I am Certified as a Prepare-Enrich Marriage & Pre-Marriage Counselor, a Certified Career Coach and Author of "Choosing A Career: Your Step By Step Guide," available on Amazon.

Jill Anderson

Feeling "stuck" and frustrated because of a traumatic life experience or chronic stress? Do you have chronic or irrational fear or phobias? I provide professional trauma resolution utilizing cutting edge models of therapy. I help people regain their ability to regulate and normalize the oftentimes devastating feelings and sensations that can overwhelm your life following trauma. I specialize in working with teens, adults and couples to assist you in overcoming  issues holding you back in life.

These methods are different than traditional "talk therapy" in that the body and it's multitude of symptoms are addressed directly.  Through gentle and safe experiential and somatic connection, the body can learn to complete and move the "stuck" energy out for good! I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist as well as a long time service animal advocate.