About Us

Oceanic Counseling Group was founded by Kenza Haddock in 2019 after seeing a need for more counselors who truly care about their clients. The vision of our practice is to see clients healed and lives changed.

Our mission is to become the leading counseling practice in Myrtle Beach through compassion and specialty therapy processes.

Call and schedule an appointment in Surfside today!

Kenza Haddock, LPC

Owner & Clinical Director

Kenza Haddock is the Clinical Director at Oceanic Counseling. Kenza received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Liberty University. She is a National Certified Counselor by the National Certified Counselors and Affiliates (NBCC). As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Kenza has extensive training Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and trauma-related issues. Kenza is trained in the EMDR process to help trauma victims conquer their fears and anxieties. She was also recently a member of the National Christian Counselors Association.
When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.
- Brené Brown

Debra Powell

Office Manager


Debra is an experienced office manager who handles insurance billing and is often the first person our clients speak with! She is great with clients and loves people! Make sure you say “Hi” when you come in for your appointment!

Bonnie Appi, MSW, LISW-CP


Bonnie is a Licensed Social Worker who provides valuable, client-centered therapy to those who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, family relationship struggles, and marital strain. Rather than adopt a one-size-fits-all methodology, she draws from a variety of techniques to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. She cooperatively assists her clients in clarifying their goals for treatment because when people have hope and safety, they learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes to experience change…that’s when healing happens.
When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.
- Fred Rogers

Melissa Johansen, MSW, LCSW-C, LISW-CP, CCTP


Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses a client centered therapeutic approach with both children and adults. Her experience includes Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and Schizophrenia. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches/techniques on a individual basis driven by the client. She holds a Clinical Trauma Therapist Certification, has a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Certificate in Mindfulness for kids and teens with ADHD, trauma, anxiety and emotional regulation. She also used play therapy approaches to assist in with children (adults too) to feel less pressured and stressed throughout session.

Suzi Kraus, MSW, LISW-CP


Suzi is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP) with over 25 years experience. Being compassionate, Suzi provides an atmosphere of acceptance and safety while she facilitates the client exploring their behavior, actions and patterns.
She has expertise in bereavement, grief, trauma, life transitions, anxiety and alcohol or substance use disorder.

After assessing an individual’s needs, Suzi will create a custom approach pulling from her extensive experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Sensory Integration, and Mindfulness Practices to improve her clients wellbeing. Suzi’s passion is to assist her client’s in building solutions to cope, prosper and enjoy life.

Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.
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