DANIEL MURDAUGH, M.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Contact Information

Phone: (803) 254-9767                                      Fax: (803) 254-9740                                      Email: danmurdaugh@palmettocounseling.com

About Me

As a Christian, I view God as the ultimate source of healing and believe counseling can be one of the many tools He uses to bring about emotional and relational health.  Therapy can be a challenging and difficult process for many people.  Therefore, I focus on developing a strong therapeutic relationship characterized by active listening, compassionate direction, and professional trust.  My desire for all clients is that they will gain insight into their issues, deal honestly with their setbacks, and move fearlessly toward their goals.  While I may use varied therapeutic approaches to best fit therapy to the issues at hand, a developmental framework is used as my main orientation.

Family is very important to me, so when away from the office I highly value spending time with my wife and daughter.  I enjoy road trips, playing games, working puzzles and watching various sports.  My faith is central to my life, and I try to express that in how I live and the choices I make.  I feel very privileged to use the experience, training and gifts God has given me to help people find perspective and hope in their lives and relationships.

General Information

Gender: Male                                                                                                                                                     Started Counseling: 1995                                                                                                                               Average Cost Per Session: $115                                                                                                             Sliding Scale: No                                                                                                                                Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield; APS; Blue Choice, PAI                                                                Credit Cards Accepted: Visa & MasterCard

Clients

Age: 16 and older                                                                                                                                 Ethnicity: Any                                                                                                                                   Modality: Individual, Marital, Family and Group                                                                            Gender: Male & Female                                                                                                                     Religious Orientation: Any

Education

M.A. Counseling- Columbia International University, 1997                                                                   B.A. Bible and Psychology- Columbia International University, 1994

Certifications

South Carolina Board of Examiners for Counselors – Licensed Professional Counselor              Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Assessments

TOVA (Test of Variable Attention) - Computer-based test for ADHD                                             Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Clinical Experience

Private Practice - Palmetto Counseling Associates (1995 – present)                                 Seminar/Retreat Leader – marriage, parenting, and stress (1994 – present)                                  Support Group Leader – 12 step & codependency groups (1994 – 1998)                                              Teaching Assistant – Columbia International Univ. (1995 – 1998)

Specialties/Interests

  • Anger        
  • Grief
  • Marriage and Parenting
  • Mood Disorders (depression, anxiety, etc)
  • Personal Growth or Spiritual Development
  • Relationship issues