Last updated: 12/6/2019

Christine Dowling, MSW, LISW-CP (864) 420-9260
Last Updated: 12/6/2019
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher
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Years of Experience: 17

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


SC - LISW-CP [6852]

Credentials and Certifications:
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

Each client's unique life experience, personal values, beliefs, as well their strengths are respected and valued within the therapeutic treatment process I follow.  Drawing on over 17 years of counseling experience and more than 30 years as a social worker, I practice a holistic, collaborative approach to working with clients. My professional experience has encompassed working with people from diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and belief systems. Compassion, respect, and integrity are my guiding principles.

I draw from various theoretical approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, and mindfulness to help guide client's toward personal healing and growth. Interactive talk therapy and in-session mind-body activities are used depending on the issue(s) being addressed and the objectives and goals of the individual client. In 2016, I completed a Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour teacher training program in order to enhance my skills in offering breath and body awareness tools to those clients seeking more than traditional talk therapy. I have also completed a basic certification course in Aromatherapy for Health Professionals. 

Indvidual, couples, family and group counseling services are available for older adolescents and adults.  I offer some evening and weekend appointment times to accomodate people's various work/school schedules and lifestyles. A free, confidential phone consultation is available to anyone inquiring about counseling services, having specific questions or concerns, or simply trying to decide if I am a therapist they can feel safe and comfortable working with. 

Office and Contact Information
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Piedmont, SC 29673  

(864) 420-9260

Contact: Christine Dowling

Office Hours:
Mon: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wed: N/A
Thu: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Depression Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Stress
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Medication Management Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Psychodynamic
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dance/Movement Therapy Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) EMDR Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Evaluation/Diagnostic Gottman Method Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Nutrition Counseling Psycho-Educational Psychodrama Psychopharmacology Relational Schema Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Somatic Experiencing Systemic Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Peer Support
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Diabetes Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Step Families Suicidal Transgender
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Hispanic Irish Italian
Professional Associations
Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA (Open Choice) CIGNA HealthCare
APS Healthcare CIGNA HealthCare (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Companion HealthCare (blueAdvantage Open-Access POS)
BlueCross BlueShield (Preferred Blue) TRICARE

Transitions Women's Group
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Life Transitions
Women's Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: An Inner View Counseling Services
Piedmont, SC 29673
Phone: (864) 420-9260
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: On the first Thursday of the month

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Free support group for people and their family members living with MS.
Group Focus: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: Pendleton Baptist Church
Broad Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: (864) 442-7585
Meeting Time: Morning
Meeting Frequency: On the first Tuesday of the month

Chair Yoga
Free, one hour, gentle chair yoga class for people coping with MS
Group Focus: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: Pendleton First Baptist Church
Broad Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: (864) 442-7585
Meeting Time: Morning
Meeting Frequency: On the first Tuesday of the month