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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.
Meet Our Team
Sandy Quast, LPC
* 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
*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
*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
Tina Okenfuss, LPC
*Teens *Adults * Family *Couples
Anxiety, Depression, Behavior Issues, Self-Esteem, Trauma, PTSD, Grief, Emotional Issues, Blended Family, Substance Use Disorders, Crisis Intervention, Life Transitions, Homelessness, Family Conflict, Domestic Violence, Women’s Issues, Couples Counseling
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
Jill Anderson, LPC
*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
*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
*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
*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
Andrew Michaels, LPC
*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
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Tammy Stutler, LPC
*Teens *Adults *Family *Couples
Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Bipolar Disorder, ADD, ADHD, Grief, Trauma, Family Conflict, Personality Disorders, Transgender Issues, Hypnosis Certification, LBGTQIA, Sexual Trauma, Anger Issues, Gender Identity Issues, PTSD
Sheena Gaddis, LISW-CP
*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
Diantha Bovey, LISW-CP
*Children *Teens *Adults
* Family *Couples
Anxiety, Depression, Behavior Issues, Self-Esteem, ADHD, ADD, Trauma, Grief, Emotional Issues, Self-Awareness, Mindfulness, Life Transitions, Family Conflict, Couples Counseling, CBT
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
*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
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OUR COUNSELING SERVICES
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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.
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 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.
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!
Coastal Haven has helped my daughter’s come so far. Wonderful people,great atmosphere. These ladies truly care about YOU!
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!
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.
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