Marriage is a day to day challenge in the best of circumstances. For couples that are dealing with crisis and conflict in their marriage maintaining its viability can appear monumentally difficult. In this situation, an outside expert can be an invaluable resource. A marital counselor can help improve communication, rebuild trust and rebuild the foundation of the relationship on solid ground.

For African-American couples in South Carolina, there are numerous marriage therapists that can help. Here are some of the best:

Sabrina C Richardson:

Entering her third year as a professional counselor, Ms. Richardson has already distinguished herself as a highly competent professional. She has a track record of success in a variety of therapeutic specialties including obesity/weight issues, family relationships, and marital counseling.

Her primary focus is helping patients understand their thoughts and emotions and the significance they have on personal choices and other behaviors. A 2011 graduate of Converse College, Ms. Richardson practices in Spartanburg, SC.

Deirdre Haynes:

With over a decade of practical experience as a therapist, Deirdre Haynes offers a wide range of counseling expertise with a focus on marital and other relationship issues. In particular, she has distinguished herself for providing a high level of care to African-American patients of all ages.

In addition, Ms. Haynes specializes in mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and OCD. Patients that are struggling with one or more of these issues and as a result experiencing collateral damage to their romantic or family relationships will find Ms. Haynes wide range extremely beneficial. A 2003 graduate of the University of South Carolina, Ms. Haynes practices in the Columbia, SC area.
Dr. Stephen Williams:

Drawing on over 20 years of experience as a counselor in military and civilian settings, Dr. Williams provides excellent therapeutic services in the South Carolina Low Country. His areas of specialty include addiction and recovery counseling, PTSD, and marital/relationship needs. His therapeutic approach is solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), a forward-looking methodology that emphasizes what a patient wants to accomplish in the future as opposed to a focus on their past problems and struggles.

Dr. Williams is knowledgeable in a wide range of treatment types including non-traditional therapy such as holistic or homeopathic based methods. A 2008 graduate of Webster University, Dr. Williams practices in the North Charleston, SC area.

Crystal Ervin:

With a focus on the impact of destructive personal habits and their damaging effect on relationships, Crystal Ervin helps her patients successfully change their behaviors to have a happier and more successful future. She understands how to eliminate feelings of hopelessness and despair and find more meaning and joy in everyday life. This philosophy manifests itself in a wide range of therapeutic specialties including family, relationship and marital counseling.

Ms. Ervin is an especially good fit for patients that are new to therapy and who may have some fear or misgivings about the process. As a way of reaching out to the community, Ms. Ervin offers free, no obligation phone consultations. By familiarizing prospective patients with herself and her counseling methodology, she helps them overcome their fear or uncertainty about seeking professional help. Ms. Ervin is a 1999 graduate of Webster University and practices in Greenville, SC.