Murrells Inlet Counselors

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

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Suzi Kraus, MSW, LISW-CP

Suzi is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP Supervisor) 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 client's wellbeing. Suzi’s passion is to assist her clients in building solutions to cope, prosper and enjoy life.

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

Maureen Hopkins
Maureen Hopkins, MSW, LISW-CP

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.

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Austin Rowell, LPC

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.

Madison Smith
Madison Smith, LMSW

Madison is a Licensed Master Social Worker under Susan Kraus' supervision. Madison provides client-centered therapy. She works with many people facing all different types of challenges in their life such as anxiety, depression, family/relationship problems and stress management. Madison strives to provide an atmosphere of acceptance and create a safe place for all to feel welcome as well as supported. Using a custom approach for every person Madison uses her experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and goal setting to help her patients grow and adapt to the challenges they face.

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Lauren Joosten, LMSW

Lauren Joosten is a Licensed Master's Social Worker under Susan Kraus' supervision. She has been practicing as a therapist for 4 years and providing counseling in the social work field for over 10 years. Lauren utilizes an eclectic approach when providing therapy to all clients. Lauren views all clients through a trauma-informed lens, with great sensitivity and empathy. She also views all people as uniquely individual, but equal and practices through a strengths-based approach. Her experience includes providing therapy to families, teens, young adults and adults, struggling with a wide range of difficulties, including but not limited to the following: traumatic events, severe and persistent mental illnesses, and/or other mental health disorders. Lauren has worked with individuals who have had the following diagnoses: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and others.
SPECIALITIES: Trauma, Family Conflict

Karrie Houser
Karrie Houser, LMSW

Karrie Houser is a Licensed Master Social Worker under the supervision of Suzi Kraus LISW-CP. Karrie received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Karrie's experience includes working with children, and adolescents; Providing school-based therapy, and play therapy to children and adolescents, and working with adults in a variety of settings providing Psychoeducation, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused CBT.

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June Collier, MSW, LISW-CP

June Collier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She believes in meeting the client where they are and practices social work from a strengths-based approach working with adults and the geriatric population to achieve personalized desired outcomes. Most of her experience is in the areas of Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Adult Life transitions. She developed her clinical skills working in end-of-life care and an acute psychiatric inpatient facility. June offers several therapeutic approaches but specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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