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The vision of Oceanic Counseling Group LLC is to see people 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 today! 843-894-0000

Kenza Haddock, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP

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.

SPECIALTIES: Complex Trauma, EMDR Therapy

When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.
- Brené Brown

Bonnie Appi, MSW, LISW-CP

Counselor - Murrells Inlet office

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.

SPECIALTIES: Child & Adolescent Therapy, Parenting, Co-parenting.

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

Counselor - Carolina Forest office

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.

SPECIALTIES: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, PTSD, ADHD, Mood Disorders.

Suzi Kraus, MSW, LISW-CP

Counselor - Murrells Inlet Office

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.

SPECIALTIES: Grief and Loss, Depression Recovery, Couples Counseling.

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.

Dr. Angel Corbin, DBH, LPC, LAC

Counselor - Carolina Forest office

Dr. Angel Corbin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. She received her Doctoral Degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Webster University. She is a National Certified Counselor by the National Certified Counselors and Affiliates (NBCC). Her therapeutic approach is multifaceted and draws from Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Her background includes experience working with children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling. She works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety, depression, work and career issues, marital conflict, stress management, addiction and recovery, grief counseling, and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, she offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each of her clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they are striving for. She has expertise in bereavement, grief, trauma, life transitions, anxiety and alcohol or substance use disorder.
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SPECIALTIES: Substance Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety Reduction.

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
– Albus Dumbledore

Jameion Fowler, MSW, LISW-CP

Counselor - Murrells Inlet Office

Jameion has been a resident of Horry County for most of his life. He graduated from the University of South Carolina-Columbia in 2014 with a Masters of Social Work and immediately began clinical work.

He has training in Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and provides individual counseling, family therapy, and couples counseling. He has previously worked for Waccamaw Center for Mental Health, the Horry County Drug Court Program and Justice Works Behavioral Care, and his experience also includes substance use counseling!

SPECIALTIES: Depression Recovery, Anxiety Reduction, Life Transitions.

“To love means to be actively concerned for the life and the growth of another.”
- Irvin D. Yalom

Kacee Cleveland, MA, LPC

Counselor - Carolina Forest office

Kacee Cleveland is a Licensed Professional Counselor who utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other techniques to help individuals move past hurt and into their healing. Kacee obtained a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. She has gained her clinical experience working in community based treatment and outpatient facilities by providing therapy for children, young adults, adults, couples, and families. Most of her experience is in the areas of trauma, co-occurring disorders, attachment issues, mental health disorders, depression, anxiety, family issues, ADHD, anger, and PTSD. Kacee uses an eclectic approach to meet the specific need of each individual and her goal is to provide a warm, compassionate and caring therapeutic environment.

SPECIALTIES: Attachment and Emotion Regulation. Trauma and Abuse Recovery.

Thais Deane, MSW, LISW-CP

Counselor - Carolina Forest office

Thais received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Barry University in Florida. Thais is a Board-Certified Social Worker by the National Association of Social Workers. Thais is clinically licensed and provides services to children, teenagers, and adults. Thais’ approaches are client driven but she specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her experience includes treating Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Women’s issues, life transitions and Adjustment Disorder.
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.`` C. S. Lewis

John Falls, MA, LPC

Counselor - Carolina Forest office

John is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who graduated from Francis Marion University with a Master’s of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology. His training is solidly grounded in psychology with an extensive base of empirical knowledge for treating mental and behavioral health problems. This has equipped him to assess, diagnose and treat severe forms of psychopathology. He has experience working in a variety of settings including substance abuse clinics, acute inpatient psychiatric hospitals and outpatient counseling, and has experience in individual, couples, and group therapy. He has worked with a diverse population of clients from adolescents to geriatrics and has experience treating disorders ranging from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder, personality disorders, gender/LGBTQ issues, ADHD, and grief.
There is always an answer, there is always a lesson, a lining of silver about every situation and asking for help is not the same thing as failing. - Artist

Maureen Hopkins, MSW, LISW-CP

Counselor - Murrells Inlet Office

Maureen is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP). She is a seasoned clinician with over 30 years of experience in the field. Maureen received her Master of Social Work from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her experience includes providing mental health services to individuals whose ages range from late adolescence to seniors. Maureen brings experience, compassion, and dedication to help her clients cope with and address interpersonal difficulties, behavioral issues including alcohol and drug problems, self-image issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues as well as chronic mental illness including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Specialties: Depression, Grief and loss, Adult Survivors of Trauma, Life transitions, Self-Image Issues and Behavioral Issues.
“To allow yourself to reach out for help is a huge strength. To allow yourself to feel is to be truly alive.” Anonymous

Austin Rowell, LPC

Counselor - Murrells Inlet Office

Austin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and local to the Georgetown County area. He graduated from North Greenville University with an Undergrad in Psychology and then graduated from Webster’s University with a Masters in Clinical Counseling. He has been working with a variety of populations since 2016, such as children and adults with depression, anger, anxiety, substance issues, marital problems and behavioral issues. He has also worked with children and vulnerable adult victims of abuse and neglect, as well as PTSD victims from the military, police and firefighters. Austin has worked in a number of different environments such as group homes, schools, state mental health, psychiatric treatment residential facilities and private practice. Through experience and growth from the environments, education and populations he is well versed in individual, family, couple and group therapy.
``If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. In other words, begin to act the part, as well as you can, of the person you would rather be, the person you most want to become. Gradually, the old, fearful person will fade away.`` - William Glasser

Rebecca Griffith

Counselor - Carolina Forest Office

Rebecca is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP) with years experience. Rebecca has extensive experience in CBT, and she is passionate about the geriatric population.
She has expertise in women’s issues, bereavement, grief, trauma, life transitions, anxiety and alcohol or substance use disorders.
SPECIALTIES: Women’s Issues. Anxiety Disorders.

Nicole Dell'Agnese

Counselor - Murrells Inlet

Nicole holds a LISW-CP and has experience working with ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, grief, trauma, Anger Management, along with co-occurring disorders. Nicole’s preferred therapeutic approaches combine CBT, SFBT, and Client Centered Counseling.

Sandra Leaman, CPC

Billing Supervisor & Compliance Officer

Sandra Leaman, CPC is the Billing Supervisor at Oceanic Counseling. She processes insurance claims and oversees billing matters. If you have a billing-related question, she would be glad to help!

Kathryn Horrigan

Insurance Specialist

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Kathryn joined our insurance department in September 2021! She would be glad to assist you in verifying your insurance and copays!

Laura Piechocki

Office Manager - Carolina Forest

Laura is our Office Manager in Carolina Forest! She has lots of medical office experience and we’re glad to have her on our team!

Dana Molfetto

Office Manager - Murrells Inlet

Dana joined our Oceanic Team in August 2021! She currently manages our Murrells Inlet office, so be sure to say Hi when you see her!
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