Kathy L Fortner, EdS, LPC, CCMHC, BCC, DCC, 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
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Military OneSource
  • Optum
  • Professional Trainer and Educator-Consultant
  • SOVA. Life Services EAP, Corp Health
  • Telehealth/Distance Counseling Service Provider
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
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

August, 2016 Parenting Virtual Education Groups

PARENTING EDUCATION COURSES AVAILABLE AUGUST, 2016 Parenting Education Classes,Virtually, will start Mid August and continue 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, accessible any time 24 hours/7 days per week. Courses for parents of children going through the divorce are available. Start date is the week of August 15, 2016, just in time for school. The courses and sessions are not covered by insurance plans and are private pay.

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Life Design Group-August-September, 2016

Life Design Group, an 8 week experience, begins the week of August 8, 2016 until week of September 29, 2016. 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!

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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
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Trauma, CISM, EMDR, Caregiver Stress

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

  • 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
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016
Kathy L Fortner, EdS, LPC, CCMHC, BCC, DCC, Counselor in Murrells Inlet

Kathy L Fortner

Counselor, EdS, LPC, CCMHC, BCC, DCC