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Of the professionals who serve at The Life Guidance Center, thirteen are licensed as either counselors or therapists. Their combined areas of expertise include:


Anger Management, Therapy for Anxiety, Art Therapy, Behavioral Issues, Bereavement, Body Image, Children/Adolescents, Codependency, Conflict Resolution, Couples, Depression, Divorce​, Elder Care, EMDR, Gender Issues, Grief/Loss, LGBT, Life Balance, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Marriage, Panic Attacks, Parenting, Phobias, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Sexuality, Speech Pathology, Spirituality, Stress Management, Stuttering, Substance Abuse, Trauma and Wellness.

Below is a listing of our counselors and therapists, including specialties, payments accepted and contact information:
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Judy Heath, MSW, LISW-CP

Psychotherapist & Co-Founder of The Life Guidance Center

Specialties: Anxiety, Grief, Life Balance, Self-Esteem, Relationships, Gender Issues

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, Credit Card, or Venmo.

Contact: (843) 735-5900, ext. 106, email


Peggy Sudol, LMFT, LMFTS

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Supervisor

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Relationships, Divorce and Substance Abuse.

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check or Credit/Debit Card, Insurance (Most Panels)

Contact: (843) 735-5900, ext. 104.

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Bonnie Compton, APRN, BC, CPNP

Child & Adolescent Therapist, Parent Coach

Specialties: Children & Adolescents, Parenting, Play Therapy.

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check or Credit Card.

Contact: 843-735-5900, ext. 105,

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Austin O'Malley, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor

Specialties: Anxiety, Bereavement, Codependency, Depression, Substance Abuse, Recovery, Relationships, Spirituality & Trauma-focused EMDR.

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check or Credit Card.

Contact: (843) 735-5900, ext. 109 or (843) 609-8694.


Howard Held, LISW-CP


Specialties: Depression, Divorce, Employment Issues, Marital Discord, Relationships, Stress Management.

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check or Insurance (Most Panels).

Contact: (843) 735-5900, ext. 113.


Stephanie Sullivan, LPC, CHC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Health Coach, Master Addiction Counselor

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Health/Wellness, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Substance Abuse/Recovery.

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check or Credit Card.

Contact: (843) 345-5121 or email: (weekend appointments also available.)

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Angela McInvale, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified EFT Therapist

Specialties: Relationships,Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Military Life Challenges, Couples and Family Therapy.

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, Credit Card, or Tricare Insurance.

Contact: (843) 642-4964 or

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Adrian Novit, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Specialties: Children & Adolescents, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Behavioral Challenges, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Learning Disorders, Stress Management, Life Transitions.

Payments Accepted: Out of network insurance, Cash, Check, MasterCard or Visa. 

Contact: (843) 410-8448

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Jeffrey G. Nigro, LISW-CP


Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Anger & Stress Management, Change of Life Issues (divorce, relocation, etc.), LGBTQIA-friendly.

Payments Accepted: in- network BCBS, Cash, Check, Venmo or Zelle. 

Contact: (843) 614-7191 or email


Irene LaganChambers, LPC


Specialties: Trauma/PTSD & Stress-Related Disorders, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Health& Wellness Coaching, EMDR

Payments Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cash, Check, Credit Card. 

Contact:, or visit: www.

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Brian Ronnenberg, LPCA

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Hollistic Based Counselor

Specialties: Stress Related Disorders, Substance Abuse, Crisis and Trauma, Depression.

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, Credit Card or Online Payment.

Contact: (843) 310-2216 or email

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Sharon Hite, CCC/SLP, M.Ed.

Speech Language Pathologist

Specialties: Speech Issues related to Stuttering and Parkinson’s Disease; SpeechEasy provider.

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check or Medicaid; Veterans Administration Provider.

Contact: (843) 224-6258 or

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Susan Shealey, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Elder Care Issues, Faith-based Counseling & Pastoral Care.

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, Debit/Credit Card or Insurance (BlueCross, BlueShield & Tricare)

Contact: (843) 810-4189


Paige Hopkins, LPCA

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Specialties: EMDR, Anxiety, Depression, Grief,  Trauma/PTSD, & Relationships. 

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, Credit Card or Venmo.

Contact: (843)-730-2825 or email:

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