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Behavioral Health is Essential to Wellness

Quality health is essential to overall quality of life and includes mental wellbeing. HopeHealth offers assistance to help you meet your mental, social and emotional needs.

Behavioral Health Services

HopeHealth offers integrated behavioral health counseling services at locations throughout Florence, Williamsburg, Orangeburg, Aiken and Clarendon Counties. New trends in patient-centered health care include integrated behavioral health in the primary care setting. This meets the high demand of behavioral health needs of individuals, while also decreasing the stigma. To be eligible for behavioral health counseling services, individuals must first become a patient and be examined by their primary care provider.

Click here to download our Resource Guide” Your Path to Wellness” in English and click here to download the guide in Spanish!

Behavioral Health Consultants

HopeHealth behavioral health consultants (BHCs) are licensed mental health professionals who work in conjunction with primary care providers to determine if on-going mental health counseling is required. The medical provider offers a personal introduction to a BHC, who then performs a routine mental health evaluation and makes referrals to additional supportive care either at HopeHealth Behavioral Health Services or to an outside referral partner.

Behavioral Health Consultants in the primary care setting are available at HopeHealth Medical Plaza and HopeHealth on Palmetto Street in Florence and at HopeHealth in Kingstree. BHCs are also available at our Infectious Disease locations at HopeHealth Orangeburg and HopeHealth Aiken.

Behavioral Health Services

  • Psychiatric Care: Our psychiatrists focus primarily on treating psychological difficulties with medication. They are able to write prescriptions and work with patients on medication management when essential for their course of treatment, although prescribing medication is only one aspect of care. They work in close conjunction with the rest of our behavioral health team which also includes psychologists and counselors.
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy: Our psychologists and counselors conduct more in-depth assessment and use evidence-based treatments that target patients’ thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. They work with patients to develop a variety of coping skills for improving overall mental health and work with the psychiatrists to determine the best course of treatment. Types of treatment may include individual, couple, family, and group. Examples of therapy include cognitive-behavioral therapy, solutions-focused therapy, mindfulness skills training, behavior modification, and interpersonal psychotherapy.
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling: HopeHealth’s substance use counseling services include assessment and treatment for opioid use disorder and other addictions. Assessment and counseling are provided by licensed addictions counselors who are skilled in facilitating patients’ successful recovery. Patients also engage in case management to help remove barriers that might hinder their recovery.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment: Additionally, we offer access to medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. Our MAT providers are certified Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioners authorized to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine (Suboxone). In addition to Suboxone, medications like Vivitrol are also available to facilitate patients’ recovery.

Behavioral Health Counselor Locations

Our Partners

While we are able to meet a number of patients’ needs here at HopeHealth, we also work with community partners at the local and state levels to connect patients to resources that will best serve them. Some of these organizations are listed below.

Child Advocacy Center:

Domestic Violence:

Mental Health:

Substance Abuse:

Housing Assistance/Utilities:

Food Assistance:

Legal Assistance:  

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