Marriage counseling that Heals in Columbia, SC. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Columbia. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.


Jon Beaumont, MS, LPCS
Marriage Counselor

Jon Beaumont, MS, LPCS

Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor - Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

5211Trenholm Rd. Suite B, COLUMBIA, South Carolina 29206 | (803)936-2670

Marriages, and relationships in general, are rarely easy. Unfortunately, there is a little more needed than just love. However, a couple equipped with the right skills and conflict resolution strategies can use that existing love to conquer most problems.

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With a mild climate most of the year, Columbia is a great place to live or visit, though the summers are hot and humid, which can make it a bit uncomfortable. There are many neighborhoods in Columbia, with several historic neighborhoods with beautiful southern-style homes. There are many things to do and see when in Columbia, such as visiting one of the many theaters to see a live production. Another great place to visit is the South Carolina State Museum which holds many artifacts and information on science, technology and art. The EdVenture, which is located next to the State Museum, is a science museum for kids with many exhibits to learn and explore. The Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is a definite must for anyone visiting the area. There are many artifacts from the Colonial period to the space age.1 There are also many parks in the city, such as Memorial Park, Sidney Park, Granby Park, and the Congaree National Park.

Marriage and Family Mental Health in Columbia

Various support groups are offered by Family Connection of South Carolina for parents of children with a mental illness. The Asperger/ADHD group meets once a month so parents can lend one another emotional support and share resources for improving their child's functioning. A similar group is offered for parents of children with autism. Those parenting a child with Down syndrome meet in Columbia each month to share information and plan activities for their children. To learn more about these support groups, call 803-252-0914.2

Family Shelter is a Columbia-based non-profit that provides supportive services for needy families. In addition to providing safe, clean housing, Family Shelter also offers wraparound services to meet each family's social, emotional, and financial needs. Case management services help adults find permanent housing and employment opportunities. Family enrichment activities promote improved family functioning through recreational and educational programs. Families that need emotional support during their stay at the shelter can receive those services as well. Contact Family Shelter at 803-771-7040 to learn more or to pledge a donation.3

The Building Families program offered by Spring Valley Presbyterian Church is a community-based system of interventions that seek to address the needs of families in the midst of a mental health emergency. The program helps families identify existing strengths that will let them effectively reduce stressors that tax their functioning. The program's skill building component addresses family instability by promoting home safety, positive decision-making, and improved communication. Further details about the Building Families program are available by calling 803-788-3589.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The South Carolina Department of Social Services is dedicated to preserving and stabilizing families by offering critical support services. Financial support is offered to help families pay for their bills, obtain health care, and procure quality childcare and early education services for their children. Protective services are designed to ensure the safety of vulnerable members of the family, including children, the elderly, and those with a disability. Reunification services are also offered to help families whose children have been placed in foster care restore their relationships and resume healthy living as a family unit.5


References

1. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. (2016). Exhibits. Retrieved from http://www.crr.sc.gov/exhibits/Pages/default.aspx
2. Family Connection of South Carolina. (2017). Columbia Area Parent Groups. Retrieved from http://www.familyconnectionsc.org/parents-groups.html
3. Family Shelter. (2017). Our Services. Retrieved from http://www.columbiafamilyshelter.org/programs.html
4. Spring Valley Presbyterian Church. (2016). Building Families. Retrieved from http://www.svpc.org/buildingfamiliesprogram
5. South Carolina Department of Social Services. (2017). Homepage. Retrieved from https://dss.sc.gov/

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.