Above It All Counseling Group

Helping individuals, couples, and families rise above life's challenges.

Welcome to Above It All Counseling Group! Offering Summerville, SC a non-judgmental, comfortable, and quality mental health therapy choice for individuals, couples, and families.

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Our therapists are licensed and have decades of combined experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our counseling services include individual therapy, family counseling, couples therapy, marriage counseling, and coaching for individuals and organizations. In addition, we also provide comprehensive mental health assessments and screening for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. Our years of experience and professional expertise help our clients gain insight and develop coping skills so they can move forward with their lives.

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Therapy Specialities

Targeted Support That Makes a Difference


Relationship Counseling

Do you feel like you and your significant other can not seem to understand each other?

Relationships are not always as easy as the storybooks. Couples and relationships come in a variety of forms and can have a unique set of complications. Relationship counseling can be for individuals or all parties of the relationship. Couples counseling can improve communication, make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening the relationship, or going your separate ways in an amicable way. In many occasions, couples seek out therapy when the relationship is in a very difficult place however couples can use therapy to continue to build a stronger relationship and work out conflict before things get bad.

Relationship counseling can help with various issues such as:

Communication problems

Sexual difficulties


Substance abuse


Conflicts about child rearing or blended families

Making the decision to go to couples counseling can be tough. Sometimes taking the first step by admitting the relationship needs help is the hardest part. If you are having trouble in your relationship seeking help is going more effective than ignoring the problems or hoping they get better on their own. Couples counseling can be insightful and empowering.

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Our Clinicians


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Supervisor candidate. I decided to open this practice in 2018 with Joanna Hedin to provide a positive therapeutic experience for clients in the Summerville and surrounding area.

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families to address issues and develop solutions.  I encourage clients to actively participate in treatment.  I believe each person is unique and deserving of understanding and compassion.

I have experience in working with Substance Abuse disorders, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and adjustment disorders.  I have a long history of working with Veterans and their unique issues.  In being a veteran myself I have great insight on how to overcome challenges with returning home.

I believe every day is a new opportunity to start again in a positive way.  Change is positive.

Capri Griffith-Gonzalez, LMFT-S


I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor. I decided to open this practice in 2018 with Capri Griffith-Gonzalez to provide a positive therapeutic experience for clients in the Summerville and surrounding area.

I offer therapy services for all ages to address a variety of challenges one may face in life. My specialties include trauma treatment, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, family stress, relationship issues, divorce, and parent/child issues.

I have worked with youth and families for a number of years, helping them face life and the challenges that occur and improving how the family functions.

I strongly believe establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship in a nonjudgmental environment is vital to the success of therapy.  My purpose is to help clients reach their goals and improve their quality of life.

Joanna Hedin, LISW-CP/S


I utilize a realm of therapeutic techniques and styles as each client is different, and not all styles fit for everyone. I work to ensure that techniques utilized for the client are tailored to their needs and goals. I use the client's strengths and incorporate goal-directed therapeutic techniques as I believe each client has the resources within to change.

Candace Harms, LPC


 I am a Licensed Masters Prepared Social Worker,
currently working toward my independent Licensure. I am very passionate about assisting individuals and families gain the tools necessary for navigating life’s stressors and living a life of happiness. I work from a client centered perspective using evidence based practices, primarily cognitive behavioral, narrative therapy and brief solution focused therapy. I enjoy working with diverse populations, including adults, children, families, couples, and the LGBT population. I see every session as an opportunity for growth and the expansion of self.

Marques Johnson, LMSW


The challenges one is faced with in life or while living can be frightening, overpowering, and at times overwhelming. I believe in the power of transformation for anyone searching for healing and change through counseling. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches based on the needs of each client. I also collaborate with clients to develop therapeutic goals that will meet their needs and adjustments in their life.

Te'on Grant, LPC-A


I strive to bring a compelling blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern, and action to the counseling process to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness to individuals, marriages, and families. During the therapy process, I assist clients in discovering their strengths, building a support system, and developing a healthy lifestyle to set the foundation for life success.
I have a broad and unique base of experience counseling children and adolescents while offering Parental Management Training (PMT) to empower parents with firsthand knowledge and confidence for caring and advocating for a child.
Let me help you find congruence for a more peaceful life.

Carleton Turner, LPC-A


I am passionate about empowering individuals to heal and develop a sense of personal control over their lives. I specialize in helping clients shift their perspectives, build self-esteem, and create healthy connections and boundaries with others. I will work collaboratively, listen, and support you through your journey as you discover your strengths and motivation to improve your life situations in a non-judgmental way.

Shanequa Palmer, LPC-A


I believe that collaboration and a healthy therapeutic relationship are key to the success of therapy. I utilize evidence-based techniques that are tailored to each client, drawing on their strengths to work together towards reaching their goals. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families to redefine their problems, develop collaborative solutions to the challenges of life, and grow as human beings.

Ryan Thompson, LMFT-A


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(843) 425-2116

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