Kathy L Fortner, EdS, LPC, CCMHC, BCC, DCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Murrells Inlet
Life creates circumstances that may prove overwhelming in the everyday lives of individuals, couples, or families involving Issues such as depression, anxiety, transitions, grief, parenting, phase of life, and dealing with areas such as illness, trauma, or caregiving stressers . As Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCHMC), Licensed Professional Counselor, AMHCA Diplomate,Patient Education Specialist with Advanced Training and Post-Masters education in counseling and life coach services can give the client, couple or family, quality services from multiple approaches to meet client needs.
Through a caring, compassionate and professional approach, clients have found services beneficial for: Individual crisis; anxiety/stress; depression; life transitions-empty nest, college students; loss/grief-job loss, divorce, health status change; caregiver's support, parenting; family and school issues; prevention/wellness counseling; assessment; health education concerns, CISM, conflict resolution/mediation; and EAP services.
Referrals from medical/mental health providers/legal/business professionals include assessment/follow up to positively impact patient or client care. Evening, weekend (Saturday), or early morning appointments are available. Emergent, EAP, and Physician/Patient Consultation, and school referrals can be provided often within 24 hours to meet needs of the referring resource or client..
Call or Email Kathy L Fortner for a free phone consultation now - (843) 256-2235 x1


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Marshall University-EdS Degree Counseling
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: 4632 South Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Aetna-Ins and EAP Plan; CISD Services
  • American Behavioral
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CCN
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Consultation Services-Contracted Service
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Federal Employees -Military Families
  • GHI
  • Humana
  • Life Services EAP, Corp Health
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Military OneSource
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
  • Professional Trainer and Educator-Consultant
  • Telehealth/Distance Counseling Service Provider
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LPC-S 5416 LLR South Carolina
  • Certificate: AMHCA / Diplomate-Child and Adolescent
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Kathy L Fortner's Groups

Various Group Topics-September-December, 2017

Various small group experiences will be conducted, starting September, 2017, with varying topics to meet the needs of clients, both coaching and mental health focus. Check on the Facebook page of KLF Counseling & Consulting, PA for further information or contact the practice to speak with the counselor.

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September, 2017 Parenting Education Groups

PARENTING EDUCATION COURSES AVAILABLE September, 2017--Parenting Education Classes will be held for six weeks. Courses are evidenced based approaches for parents of children 5-12 years and 13-17 years. Parents who participates will be given one parenting session with the counselor, obtain course materials, then can begin their course work. Courses for parents of children going through the divorce are available. Courses being early September, so contact the practice to reserve your space.The courses and sessions are not covered by insurance plans and are private pay. Call the practice for further information.

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Life Design Group-September-November, 2017

Life Design Group, an 8 week experience, begins September, 2017 There are 8 daytime and 8 evening spaces available.A light, healthy snack will be provided, along with the necessary materials for the group. There are only 16 spots reserved at this time, so contact our office to reserve your place. This group was held previously and had great reviews! Days and times to be determined given response and inquiry. Contact the office for further information!

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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Coaching


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Trauma, CISM, EMDR, Caregiver Stress
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: We have a translator in the practice-Spanish


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Adlerian, TA, Employee Assistance,
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Grief and Loss,Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Positive Parenting-Research Based
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017
Kathy L Fortner, EdS, LPC, CCMHC, BCC, DCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Murrells Inlet

Kathy L Fortner

Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, CCMHC, BCC, DCC