Individual and Couples Therapy for Adults

A dedicated therapist, with 20 years of experience and the specialized training necessary to help.

Welcome to Coleman Connolly Counseling of Charleston

Welcome to Coleman Connolly Counseling! My first name is Coleman. I specialize in individual therapy and couple therapy for adults. My mission as a therapist is to help guide men through life’s challenges, recognizing that seeking help can be intimidating, especially for those who feel societal pressure to suppress their emotions and face difficulties alone. My approach emphasizes building robust therapeutic relationships. Working with men’s issues I developed a keen understanding of the importance of maintaining strong connections with intimate partners. Lack of intimacy or decreased intimacy impacts quality of life and may result in feeling misunderstood, depressed, anxious or resentful. Couple therapy offers a wide range of benefits that can positively impact your relationship. As an experienced therapist, I have the skills to help couples achieve a renewed sense of connection and fulfillment. I not only guide you through the therapeutic process but provide the structure necessary for open dialogue and exploration of sensitive issues. My therapy style promotes empathy, understanding, and hope. Together, in individual therapy or couple therapy, we’ll work towards achieving your goals and enhancing your overall well-being. Remember, seeking therapy is a courageous step—one that reflects strength and resilience. At Coleman Connolly Counseling, positive change and growth await. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together!

Embrace the Strength of Experience

As a seasoned therapist, I bring a wealth of knowledge and insight into every session. My life experiences as a husband and father help me understand many of the challenges associated with modern family life. My wife and I both work full time in fast-paced careers while raising two middle schoolers and caring for our aging parents.  My ability to combine clinical expertise with practical insights fosters a deep sense of empathy. Together, you and I work side by side, evaluating thoughts, sorting out feelings and empowering you to overcome obstacles.

Availability is an important ability 

In our world today it can be overwhelming to try to find a therapist in Charleston who is taking new patients. I recently transitioned from a group practice in Mount Pleasant to my own therapy practice at The Coleman Executive Center.  I have openings. I am here to provide dedicated support tailored specifically to you. Your wellbeing is my utmost priority. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Therapy is a safe place to “let your guard down” and talk about the issues that are most important to you.  Participating in therapy promotes personal growth, increased insight, relationship strengthening, skill building, conflict resolution and resilience.  I invite you to make an appointment with me today.  

Individual therapy is $125 for a 50-minute session.  Couples therapy is $125 for a 50-minute session.

I am in network with Medica, Optum, United Health Care and United Behavioral Health. I can also provide a superbill for my out-of-network clients.

Yes, I offer in-person therapy sessions at my office in the Coleman Executive Center and virtual therapy sessions via telehealth.  Please select either office or telehealth when making your appointment.  I invite you to schedule with me today.    

Please arrive for your appointment on time.  If we are meeting in the office, I will meet you in the Coleman Executive Center lobby.  If you are not in the lobby, I will call you.  If we are meeting via telehealth, I will meet you in my virtual waiting room.  If we have technical difficulties, I will call you.  

Yes, therapy is confidential.  During our first session we will discuss confidentiality including limits to confidentiality and issues specific to individual therapy, couples therapy and telehealth therapy.  

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the training and experience necessary to help you resolve conflict, face adversity, process grief and loss issues, build insight,reduce symptom and improve communication.  I use a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach to help individuals and couples evaluate their thoughts and make connections between thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns.  I am non-judgmental and I understand the practical and emotional challenges associate with modern family life.  

No, I do not prescribe medication.  The combination of medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy helps people treat issues such as depression, anxiety and ADHD.  I have many years of experience providing therapy for people who take medication.  I am happy to discuss ways that therapy and medication work well together.  For many people who do not want to take medication cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective non-medication treatment option.  I have many years of experience providing therapy for people who don’t take medication.

Individual and couples therapy sessions are 50 minutes long.  The therapy treatment process can be brief (one or two sessions) or long-term (many sessions) depending on the issues that you want to address.  I encourage you to make an appointment with me today.  We will work together to develop your treatment goals.

You and I work together to ensure that therapy meets your specific needs.  You decide how often you want to meet with me.  Many people find that meeting one time per week at the beginning of therapy is most effective.  After the initial phase of treatment some people continue to meet with me one time per week.  For other people meeting one time every two weeks works best and some people prefer meeting one time per month.  I am flexible and happy to work with you to establish a therapy routine. 

Therapy stops when you resolve the issues that you came to therapy to address or when you decide that you don’t want to participate in therapy.  We talk about the end of therapy from the very beginning of therapy.  As your therapist I am a reliable supporter who accepts you as you are.  We work together to promote self-care, compassion, understanding, resilience and personal growth.  

Yes, after establishing a therapeutic relationship with me you are always welcome to come back.  There are sometimes in all our lives that therapy can be helpful.  It is especially helpful when you have a therapist who understands your situation without you having to “start over”.  Most importantly, a therapist that you can get an appointment with.  I encourage you to get started by making an appointment with me today.  

No, I am not set up to provide crisis counseling.  If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, contact the 24/7/365 Statewide Crisis Response dispatcher at 833-364-2274, or call 911. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

No, I work with adults.  

Please send me an email with your question and I will do my best to respond promptly.  

Build Resilience

Life’s trials can sometimes leave us feeling depleted and stressed out. The therapy process promotes symptom reduction, relationship strengthening, trust-building, boundary setting and much more. No matter where you are in your life, know that there is always room for growth, transformation, and hope.

Take the First Step Towards Healing

Are you ready to give therapy a try? I invite you to take that first step by reaching out to schedule your initial session. After meeting me for the first time you are under no obligation to continue treatment. If you feel that we are a good match to work together you can schedule another session. You decide how often we meet. Remember, you don’t have to face life’s challenges alone. As an experienced therapist, I’m here for you. Together, we will create a safe space where you can talk about the issues that are most important to you. Therapy can help you find balance and feel stronger in the face of life challenges. Schedule an appointment with me today and let’s take the first step on your path to personal growth.