Royce Malphrus, BCIA-C, AAMFT (clinical member)

Royce Malphrus View Specialties

  • PHD, Licensed Psychotherapist (LPC), LMFT, MAC
  • 25 A Marshellen Drive, Beaufort, South Carolina, 29902
  • Phone: 843-522-8569
  • Session Fees: $125. I am a provider for a significant number of insurance companies: Tricare, Military OneSource, BCBS, CBA, etc.

Royce V. Malphrus, PHD

Psychotherapist, Coach, Nationally Certified in Biofeedback, Diplomate in Sports Counseling and Psychotherapy, Diplomate in Behavioral Medicine, Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor, active in the SC Certification Commission for Addictions Counselors and past president of the SC Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors.


My 44 years of experience in the behavioral change and personal growth and potential field has afforded many experiences in many facilities, currently a private practice setting. My therapeutic approach is multifaceted, focused on solutions.  It could be considered a  holistic approach which affords many evidence based components and several “cutting edge” and innovative strategies, all emphasizing self efficacy and skill development and refinement.

Following graduation from the University of South Carolina, I worked for a few years at the South Carolina State Hospital and the Columbia Mental Health Center as a counselor before attending the State University of West Georgia, where I  earned a master’s degree in psychology in 1977. After a few more years at the Columbia Area Mental Health Center, I moved to the coast to follow my professional and personal passions.

I spent five or six years as a psychologist and director of children's services for the Coastal Empire Community Mental Health Center, and five years with Charter Hospital of Savannah’s outpatient office in Beaufort where I served as the director. During this chapter in my career, I earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southwest University, a nontraditional program in New Orleans, La.

I am now in private practice in Beaufort after a two-year experience with the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. During the past 20 years, I have been active in helping those with substance-abuse issues, serving as president of the South Carolina Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and on the certification and ethics committees for the SC Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, now Department of Alcohol and Other Drugs for a number of years. I was also awarded Counselor of the Year by the South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association and runner-up for the National Counselor of the Year by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Perhaps my greatest honor was being awarded the Clinical Supervisor of the Year for the United States Marine Corps.

I was awarded a contract with the USMC to supervise their substance-abuse counselors, which lasted 13 years. These two awards are very meaningful and are continuing reminders of what can happen when a person extends him or herself beyond normal expectations. To be recognized by peers in the substance-abuse field as the Counselor of the Year and by the U.S. Marine Corps as the Preceptor, or Clinical Supervisor, of the Year added to my career that was already rewarding in and of itself.

I have been using biofeedback and EEG Biofeedback procedures for the last 17 years, which have created very significant changes in his patients.

Biofeedback consists of using instruments to monitor and give feedback about physiology. Under stress, our physiology enters a ‘fight or flight’ mode which prepares us for danger by increasing our heart rate, breathing at a faster rate, muscle bracing, and constricting of vessels in hands and feet to allow increased blood flow to our heart and lungs. Biofeedback teaches use to manage stress by becoming more adept at recognizing and learning to modulate these biological functions quicker and more effectively.

A system that is locked in a fight-or-flight mode quickly becomes overstressed and distressed and the person may experience anxiety, coronary issues, impaired immune system or insomnia. Biofeedback presents these signals in the form of a game, assisting a person to bring them back to a ‘resting’ baseline. EEG biofeedback allows patients to improve attention, focus, concentration, to reduce anxiety, improve mood, and reduce stress by changing brain-wave frequencies. It is also being utilized very effectively for trauma.


The best part of my  profession is being honored to assist people in addressing their struggles and challenges in life and transcending them.

Biofeedback and neurofeedback allow them to learn how to regulate their physiology and to take responsibility for their emotions and behaviors. It empowers them to maintain the changes they have achieved. The most negative parts of my practice are the documentation and experiencing people who do not accept that they are always developing and growing and that human potential is huge.


Dr. Royce Malphrus Reaches

Beaufort SC