Counseling Center

The  mission of the St. Andrew By-The-Sea Counseling Center is to provide counseling, support and educational opportunities in the caring environment of a Christian church. Since 1996 the Counseling Center has provided over thousands of hours of counseling for persons without regard to race, creed, faith or ability to pay.

Terry Karmel is the resident counselor for the St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church Counseling Center.  Terry received her B.A. degree in  Psychology from State University of New York at Stony Brook University.  She earned a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN, and she is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of South Carolina.  Her experience has been gained in a variety of settings ranging from crisis to behavioral mental health centers.  She works with clients on such issues as relationships, communication, depression, grief and premarital counseling.  Terry sees individuals, couples, and families. She facilitates groups and likes to work with Solution Focused Therapy.  She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Counseling Association.

Terry’s affiliation with the St. Andrew By-The-Sea Counseling Center provides her an opportunity to focus on her skills and to become involved with the health and welfare of the community.  Happily married for over 30 years, Terry and her husband have two adult children.  She loves to play tennis, bike, read and have fun with friends and family.

The Counseling Center is available by appointment.  Terry may be reached at the church by calling the confidential voice mail line at 341-3029. (Please leave a message.) The fees for the Counseling Center are based on ability to pay.

Note for New Clients & Forms:

The following forms are available online for you to print out, fill out ahead of your scheduled appointment, and bring with you to your first session.

1)      New Client Intake/History Form – Please fill out as best you can.  If you are filling out the form for someone else, fill out the form from that person’s perspective by getting input from them to be as accurate as possible.  If you are a couple, please fill this form out for each of you (2 pages)

Counseling Form - New Client Intake, History

2)      Disclosure Statement and Consent Form, and HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) Form – this form also includes information on confidentiality

(4 pages and requires signature(s))

Counseling Form - Disclosure and HIPAA Statement