Richland County Coroner’s Office provides this list as a service to the public.  We do not endorse any of the providers listed.  If you are not listed and you would like to be added to the next revision, please get in touch with the Richland County Coroner’s Office C.O.N.N.E.C.T. Team at (803) 576-1790.

Counseling Programs

Agape Counseling Service

220 Stoneridge Drive

Columbia, SC 29210

(803) 779-2777


Grief Counseling Available

Accepts Most Insurance and Private Pay

All Seasons Counseling, Mediation, and Family Counseling, LLC

1 Windsor Cove, Suite 303

Columbia, SC 29223

(803) 534-7880


Trauma, Grief, Bereavement, and Life Adjustment Issues Counseling is Available for Adults, Adolescents, Couples, and Families

Serving Greenville, Columbia, Pickens, and Shelby, NC

Most Major Insurances Accepted and Private Pay

Bridge of Hope Counseling Center

418 Barr Road

Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 674-4060


Grief and Trauma Counseling

Accepts Most Insurances, Sliding Scales Payments, and Scholarships when available

Columbia Counseling Center

900 Saint Andrews Road

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 731-4708


Grief and Trauma Counseling Available

Accepts Most Insurances and Private Pay $45.00 per session

Everyday Wellness

801 Gervais Street, Suite 201

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 888-6714


Trauma Counseling and Life Coaching Available

Blue Cross Blue Shield, PEBA State Health Plan, and Private Pay

Forward Counseling and Consulting

810 Dutch Square Blvd.

Columbia, SC 29210

(803) 457-5413


The phase of Life and Crisis Transitioning Counseling Available

Ages 11 and older

Private Pay and Scholarships when Available

Live Oak Counseling

600 King Street

Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 256-1033


Counseling Available for All Faiths ages 3 years old and older

Insurance forms complete for clients; Private Pay by clients

Palmetto Counseling Associates

1911 Gadsden Street, Suite 204

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 254-9767


Grief and Trauma Counseling Available

Accepts Most Insurances; EAP Counseling and Private Pay

Post Trauma Resources

1709 Laurel Street

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 765-0700


Grief and Trauma Counseling Available

Accepts Most Major Insurances and Private Pay

Rooted Hearts Counseling LLC

2917 Millwood Avenue, Suite B

Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 939-5840


Grief Counseling Available for Individuals, Couples and Families

Private Pay

Thriveworks Counseling

2805 Millwood Avenue

Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 234-8596


Grief and Trauma Counseling

Accepts Most Insurance, Medicaid, Tri-Care and Private Pay

Thriveworks Counseling

113 Executive Pointe Blvd. #104

Columbia, SC 29210

(803) 477-3736


Grief and Trauma Counseling Available

Accepts Most Major Insurances and Private Pay

Touma and Associates 

6923 N. Trenholm Road

Columbia, SC 29206

(803) 256-1737


Grief Counseling Available

Accepts Most Insurance and Private Pay

Carey Washington, PhD.

245 Business Park Blvd

Columbia, SC 29203

(803) 699-1115

Grief Counseling, Loss of Spouse or Child, and Trauma

Specialty CBT

Insurance forms complete for clients; Private Pay by clients

EAP Counselor for various Companies

Onsite Grief Share Support Groups

First Baptist Church of Lexington

412 Barr Road

Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 957-0686


Northeast Presbyterian Church

601 Polo Road

Columbia, SC 29223

(803) 788-5298


Next Group will start Fall 2021

Riverland Hills Baptist Church

201 Lake Murray Blvd.

Irmo, SC 29212

(803) 772-3227


St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

6952 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29212

(803) 732-2273


Group is being done virtually


Shandon Baptist Church

5250 Forest Drive

Columbia, SC 29206

(803) 782-1300


Contact: Susan Butler or Rev. Dennis Bank

Specialty Support Programs

Survivors of Suicide (Not a faith-based group)

Meeting Location:

Westminster Presbyterian Church

1715 Broad River Road

Columbia, SC 29210

Peer Support Facilitator: Heyward Thomas

(803) 622-1512


Ages 18 and up-participants must have loss someone to suicide

Pathfinders – Columbia Day Group 

Drew Royal

(803) 296-3939

PRIMSA Health and Hospice

Pathfinders Newberry – Alliance of Therapy

Erin Willis

Charles Pollock

(803) 405-0808 or (800) 518-5175


Hospice and Home Health

(803) 626-0089

Social Worker Office (803) 254-5963

Child Life Programs:

Child Life and Special Programs

Christy Fink, Manager

PRISMA Health Children’s Hospital Midlands

(803) 434-4566

Naomi Circle Organization

Support Group Meetings (Loss of baby through miscarriage, still birth, or loss of an infant)

Kristi Bothur

(803) 699-0138 (Home)

(803) 665-4228 (Cell)

Meets the second Thursday of Every Month 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Spring Valley Baptist Church

91 Polo Road

Columbia SC 29223

Pet Therapy (Using Pets to Cope with Losing a Love One)

MUSC Pet Therapy 

Cathy C Bennett, Program Coordinator

(843) 792-7360

Colleges and Universities  Counseling Services

Benedict College

Benedict College Student Health Center


Mental health services available for students in crisis are available

Columbia College

Mimi Meriwether, LPC

Hiluv Johnson, MSW

(803) 786-3603

Unlimited Free Counseling for Students

ECPI University

Well, Connect Program-Available Online for Students to access.

A list of services will be provided on this website.

Fortis College-Columbia Campus

Students needs to contact Program Director or/and Dean of Education. They will provide further instructions for options available counseling services.

Lenoir Rhyme University

Jenny Smith

(828) 328-7252

Emergency Counseling (828) 328-7959

Unlimited Counseling for Students

South University

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Katherine Dewitt, Program Director

(803) 935-4317

Thelma Maxwell, Administrative Specialist

(803) 799-9082

Counseling for Students Available

University of South Carolina

Student Health Services-Counseling and Psychiatry

(803) 777-5223

Students receive a limited number of free sessions per semester

Online Resources:

Coping with grief/loss


Services for older adults and their families

Grief and Loss

Therapy Aid-Grief Worksheets

Reading List: Grief Resources for Teachers, Children, and Families

Online resources for Children:

Helping Kids Grieve 

Toolkits / Children

 Online resources for Pet/Animal Assisted Therapy:

Prisma Health Pediatric Pet/Animal Assisted Therapy Animal Assisted Therapy Programs outside of Richland County

Pet Reading Project

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