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Jon Beaumont, MS, LPCS

Jon Beaumont, MS, LPCS

Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor - Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

4500 Fort Jackson Blvd. Suite 110, COLUMBIA, South Carolina 29209 | (803)936-2670

My ultimate purpose is to assist others in developing specific goals and skills that will result in a happier, less stressful life. Proven strategies will be implemented for us to work towards accomplishing your goals in the most effective way possible.

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Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, has around 125,000 people with the metropolitan area consisting of around 716,000 people. The city was named after Christopher Columbus but was not created until 1786. The first legislature meeting was held in Columbia as the new capital in 1790. Columbia was subsequently incorporated as a town in 1805 and then as a city in 1854. It is also thought to be one of the first planned cities in the United States. The colonial government set up a ferry system that ran across from the Santee River, connecting the Congaree River and the Congarees Fort, that was on the west bank of the Congaree River, with the settlements that were growing fairly rapidly.1 Another reason Columbia is an important area is that it is in the fall line of the Appalachian Mountains which provided a spot on the rivers for power to be generated.

Mental Health in Columbia

The Center for Life Losses offers a number of grief support groups. The Pet Loss Support Group meets once a month to help people heal after the loss of a beloved pet. The From Grief to Joy Group brings adults together that have lost a loved one and who are on a successful path to happiness once again. This group also meets on a monthly basis. Both groups are offered free of charge and meet throughout the year. Call 803-407-3185 to enroll. 2

Transgender individuals who seek compassionate guidance can participate in the Transgender Support Group offered by the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center. The group is a safe place for people to express feelings, discuss problems, and receive support from other individuals that are gender non-conforming. The group is facilitated by a licensed counselor who provides professional insights and encouragement. Contact the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center at 803-445-3114 to inquire about this group.3

The mission of the Palmetto Center for Women is to provide support services that enhance the intellectual, physical, and emotional development of ladies in the Charleston area. Programs for at-risk girls and teens help get them on a positive life track. Women that have been separated or divorced can also seek emotional and social support to get them through troublesome times. The Palmetto Center also advocates on behalf of women in the business community and promotes programs that support an increased economic role for women of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Additional information is available by calling 803-748-9622.4

Current Education

Those who are interested in working with families to resolve problems can enroll in the social work program offered by Columbia College. The program is nationally accredited and prepares students for work in a variety of settings, from private practice to community mental health. Internships give students real-world experience that allows them to hone their skills and enter the workforce with all the skills and knowledge they need to make a positive impact on individuals, families, and communities. To obtain further details about the program, call 803-786-3687.5


1. City of Columbia. (2017). History of Columbia. Retrieved from
2. Center for Life Losses. (2016). Support Groups. Retrieved from
3. Harriet Hancock LGBT Center. (2016). Transgender Support Group. Retrieved from
4. Palmetto Center for Women. (2007). Homepage. Retrieved from
5. Columbia College. (2017). Social Work. Retrieved from

Columbia is a city that is located in multiple counties- Lexington County and Richland County in South Carolina. It has a land area of 133.51 square miles and a water area of 2.70 square miles.  The population of Columbia is 133,803 people with 44,506 households and a median annual income of $41,260. .

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Columbia is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Columbia are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Columbia public health department.