Katherine Dean M.Ed. LPC
Ms. Dean is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received both her Bachelors in Sociology and Masters in Education in Community Counseling from Clemson University. Ms. Dean has been providing counseling services to individuals, couples, and families since 1997.
Ms. Dean is certified as a PREP pre-marital trainer and has served several Employee Assistance Programs consulting with employees and management personnel on a variety of corporate needs.
Ms. Dean’s areas of expertise include:
- Life Transitions
- Stress Management
- Premarital, Marital, and Blended Family issues
Deciding to begin counseling can be a daunting task often filled with mixed emotions. For some, beginning counseling may feel like an admission of failure in an important area of their life. For others, beginning counseling feels like the opportunity to develop a lager toolbox from which to retrieve skills needed to enjoy life to its fullest. Where ever you may land in how you feel about beginning counseling, trust you are not alone.
Counseling is a rewarding process that often feels as though it is toughest at the beginning but feels so worthwhile at the end. An important aspect to being successful in counseling is the relationship with your therapist. As with other relationships, you may need to meet with more than one therapist to find the right fit. That is ok! Just because you don’t feel like you are benefitting from your experience with one therapist, don’t give up on the process! Counseling does not always feel good but feeling heard, safe, and able to connect are all important aspects to a therapeutic relationship.
Ms. Dean is an in network provider for BCBS, Blue Choice, BCBS State, and Planned Administrators Incorporated. For all other insurance carriers Ms. Dean is considered an out of network provider and those services are treated as self-pay. Ms. Dean’s rates are $115.00 for initial appointments and $95.00 for 50 minute sessions. Ms. Dean does have a billing assistant who can file out of network claims on your behalf to assist those with other insurance carriers.